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Odysseus
06-30-2013, 02:08 PM
June 30, 2013
Atheists unveil monument next to plaque listing the Ten Commandments
Rick Moran


These sorts of idiots give atheism a bad name.

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David Silverman, president of American Atheists, stands on a Ten Commandments and says why he thinks

Associated Press (http://news.yahoo.com/atheists-unveil-fla-monument-near-ten-commandments-195201537.html):


A group of atheists unveiled a monument to their nonbelief in God on Saturday to sit alongside a granite slab that lists the Ten Commandments in front of the Bradford County courthouse.

As a small group of protesters blasted Christian country music and waved "Honk for Jesus" signs, the atheists celebrated what they believe is the first atheist monument allowed on government property in the United States.

"When you look at this monument, the first thing you will notice is that it has a function. Atheists are about the real and the physical, so we selected to place this monument in the form of a bench," said David Silverman, president of American Atheists.

It also serves another function -- a counter to the religious monument that the New Jersey-based group wanted removed. It's a case of if you can't beat 'em, join 'em.

American Atheists sued to try to have the stone slab with the Ten Commandments taken away from the courthouse lawn in this rural, conservative north Florida town best known for the prison that confines death row inmates. The Community Men's Fellowship erected the monument in what's described as a free speech zone. During mediation on the case, the atheist group was told it could have its own monument, too.

"We're not going to let them do it without a counterpoint," Silverman said. "If we do it without a counterpoint, it's going to appear very strongly that the government actually endorses one religion over another, or -- I should say -- religion in general over non-religion."

About 200 people attended the unveiling. Most were supportive, though there were protesters, including a group from Florida League of the South that had signs that said "Yankees Go Home."


Too often, people who call themeselves atheists appear to get a lot of satisfaction over tweaking the sensibilties of believers. This is childish and unnecessary - as is this monument, which could have been placed elsewhere with absolutely no trouble at all.

What's the difference between Christians proselytizing and atheists proselytizing? That's exactly what the atheists are doing when they say "We're not going to let them do it without a counterpoint."What "counterpoiint?" What's the point of deliberately upsetting people? Are they that hard up for attention?
People should be free to believe what they want without being ridiculed or criticized. It's nobody's business what you believe or if you believe anything at all. That's the bottom line in a free society and in this case, the atheists appear to have forgotten that.


Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2013/06/atheists_unveil_monument_next_to_plaque_listing_th e_ten_commandments.html#ixzz2XihJlYIT

djones520
06-30-2013, 02:30 PM
It bothers me to see these children do crap like this.

Gives the rest of us a bad name.

txradioguy
06-30-2013, 04:02 PM
It bothers me to see these children do crap like this.

Gives the rest of us a bad name.

For people like that it's become their religion.

Novaheart
06-30-2013, 05:46 PM
.............

What was the definition of marriage and that of adultery in the time of Moses?

Novaheart
06-30-2013, 05:48 PM
I think it would have been more effective if the atheists had erected a replica of the stele from which the "ten" commandments were taken.

Odysseus
06-30-2013, 06:48 PM
What was the definition of marriage and that of adultery in the time of Moses?

I'd settle for your definition. I've only asked how many times?


I think it would have been more effective if the atheists had erected a replica of the stele from which the "ten" commandments were taken.

Yes, that would have been much more effective, but what would really have been effective is for them not to have been utter jackasses and just not insisted on rubbing everyone else's nose in their absurdly inflated perception of their own intelligence. It's stuff like this that makes atheists look like complete douches.

Rockntractor
06-30-2013, 06:56 PM
I'd settle for your definition. I've only asked how many times?



Yes, that would have been much more effective, but what would really have been effective is for them not to have been utter jackasses and just not insisted on rubbing everyone else's nose in their absurdly inflated perception of their own intelligence. It's stuff like this that makes atheists look like complete douches.

You need to join the winning team Ody!:biggrin-new:
Hang TEN!

Odysseus
06-30-2013, 07:47 PM
You need to join the winning team Ody!:biggrin-new:
Hang TEN!

They are about the size of boogie boards...

Rockntractor
06-30-2013, 10:54 PM
I'd settle for your definition. I've only asked how many times?





I think the Pat has got his tongue.

NJCardFan
06-30-2013, 11:58 PM
I think it would have been perfectly appropriate if someone popped that asshole in his mouth for walking on the Ten Commandments. You don't believe in it, fine. But why not do it at a black church? Let's see these idiots show some balls.

Odysseus
07-01-2013, 09:23 AM
I think it would have been perfectly appropriate if someone popped that asshole in his mouth for walking on the Ten Commandments. You don't believe in it, fine. But why not do it at a black church? Let's see these idiots show some balls.

For the same reason that people who step on the flag don't do it a VFW events.

These are the kinds of gutless protests that make these clowns feel all puffed up. They love to insult their neighbors for not being as enlightened as they are, so they come up with obnoxious acts that are calculated to offend, but from a safe distance.

noonwitch
07-01-2013, 09:49 AM
Most of you would call Warren's mayor a RINO, but he fights all efforts to ban nativity sets from city property at Christmas time. There is always one at city hall, and at the old city hall, there used to be a Star of David in blue Christmas lights.

There has been a fight recently over a nativity set, provided by a private citizen, placed in the grass median on Mound RD near what is called "The Village", the oldest part of town. This year, the county, which owns the road and the median, allowed it to return. So some atheists put a banner up next to it, which I never got stuck at the light long enough to read. Eventually, the wind blew the banner down and no one replaced it.

Most people like the nativity set. It is a particularly beautiful one, although it's a bit small and in a wood box with a glass window.

Odysseus
07-01-2013, 01:44 PM
Most of you would call Warren's mayor a RINO, but he fights all efforts to ban nativity sets from city property at Christmas time. There is always one at city hall, and at the old city hall, there used to be a Star of David in blue Christmas lights.

There has been a fight recently over a nativity set, provided by a private citizen, placed in the grass median on Mound RD near what is called "The Village", the oldest part of town. This year, the county, which owns the road and the median, allowed it to return. So some atheists put a banner up next to it, which I never got stuck at the light long enough to read. Eventually, the wind blew the banner down and no one replaced it.

Most people like the nativity set. It is a particularly beautiful one, although it's a bit small and in a wood box with a glass window.

So, the banner was toppled by an "act of God"? :biggrin-new:

NJCardFan
07-01-2013, 01:46 PM
So, the banner was toppled by an "act of God"? :biggrin-new:

Makes you think doesn't it?

Generation Why?
07-01-2013, 03:28 PM
I was rather "meh" about this story then I saw David Silverman standing on the Ten Commandments. Not cool.

Bailey
07-01-2013, 06:15 PM
I was rather "meh" about this story then I saw David Silverman standing on the Ten Commandments. Not cool.

Cool story bro.

Generation Why?
07-01-2013, 06:43 PM
Cool story bro.

Thanks, chief.

Hawkgirl
07-01-2013, 07:45 PM
just another Attention Whore.