Atheists, as many have noted, have bad manners. And this is because they get so very very frustrated at the game.
Recently the Secular Coalition for American asked the IRS to revoke 501(c)3 privileges from churches, on the grounds that they're not charities like all the other non-profits (although I suppose that would mean that rugby and knitting clubs would have to lose their status too).
Also, you might like to know that Atheist Volunteers Snubbed By Christian Food Kitchen Will Restore Your Faith In All That's Good. A group called Upstate Atheists was turned away. Yes, that's their name. Upstate Atheists. They're proselytizing too.
The narrative is always the same.
Christians are operating on one plane, atheists on another. Atheists step on to the playground and start pretending that Christians are breaking the rules, that they win after all.
In both the stories linked to above, the atheistic rhetoric is that churches are charities. Social projects. That's the only possible good atheists can see in them, so they insist that both sides see them that way. They can't give what Jesus gives, whether Jesus is a lie or not. So they reduce the game. They pretend we're both playing "charity", when charity is really just something that happens when we do the Gospel game.
Christians don't think churches are charities. Sorry to break it to you. They're houses of worship. Yes. Primitive bow-down-before-your-Maker worship.
Jesus taught us that the poor will always be with us. When he healed the sick, when he fed the hungry, when he lifted up the outcasts, the social help he gave them was secondary to his Good News. Every tale like that in the Gospels is centered around his message to Israel and the world.
And that's how it is for Christians.
The soup kitchen in Spartanburg, SC mentioned in the link above turned atheist volunteers away. And since not all atheists are as honest as Penn Jillette, they pretend outrage. They act like we're all here to feed the hungry. Except we're not. We're here to save the hungry. We Christians are playing a whole 'nother game.
And you know that, atheists. I'd like to tell you to stop being such bitches about it, except that now you're winning. You've got all the other kids in the playground believing that the game is your small little game. That there's nothing beyond this world, and that we're all in this together.
So what can I say except, "well played, atheists, well played"?
I can assure you, however, that the mean ol' lady at the soup kitchen and I are going to keep playing our little game in our little corner, believing that one day the whole playground will bow.
Like she said, "This is a ministry to serve God. We stand on the principles of God. Do they think that our guests are so ignorant that they don't know what an atheist is? Why are they targeting us? They don't give any money. I wouldn't want their money."
That's right, lady. Get back to saving the hungry. The Lord be with you.