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    Re: Atheists take aim at Christmas

    Since when has the "winter solstice" meant enough to atheists that they feel the need to publically recognize a fact of science and in the same hand disparage the beliefs of others? Where are their public postings during spring solstice, summer solstice and fall solstice? No. This stm to be nothing but a small group of atheists taking the low road to slam the religious beliefs of others.

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    Re: Atheists take aim at Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    I'm Catholic, but don't hold grudges against other beliefs, this one makes me sick though. I think the Athiest and Nihalist movements forget one thing, absence of belief is still belief.
    I just get sick of religious bickering. Both sides are egotistical as hell and think that their views would benefit everyone. People are different and some beliefs work better for some than others. Christians like to promote their beliefs because they genuinely believe that they are saving others. Atheists like to promote their beliefs because they think that they are superior in some way and have an inability to understand why some people would willingly believe in a higher power.

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    Re: Atheists take aim at Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by rsixing View Post
    Since when has the "winter solstice" meant enough to atheists that they feel the need to publically recognize a fact of science and in the same hand disparage the beliefs of others? Where are their public postings during spring solstice, summer solstice and fall solstice? No. This stm to be nothing but a small group of atheists taking the low road to slam the religious beliefs of others.
    I've known quite a few athiests in my lifetime and most are basically good people who simply have a different view of the afterlife, some, I'd say about 10-15% of the ones I've known are like this group of athiests and they are the most arrogant, condescending pieces of trash I'd ever seen, it's unfortunate for the good ones however because the bad ones are so loud and obnoxious they are all the rest of us see.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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    Re: Atheists take aim at Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by dclxvinoise View Post
    I just get sick of religious bickering. Both sides are egotistical as hell and think that their views would benefit everyone. People are different and some beliefs work better for some than others. Christians like to promote their beliefs because they genuinely believe that they are saving others. Atheists like to promote their beliefs because they think that they are superior in some way and have an inability to understand why some people would willingly believe in a higher power.
    Completely agree.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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    Re: Atheists take aim at Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    I've known quite a few athiests in my lifetime and most are basically good people who simply have a different view of the afterlife, some, I'd say about 10-15% of the ones I've known are like this group of athiests and they are the most arrogant, condescending pieces of trash I'd ever seen, it's unfortunate for the good ones however because the bad ones are so loud and obnoxious they are all the rest of us see.
    Agreed. The vocal minority, and not atheists alone, have the ability to caste all of their group in a negative light.

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    Re: Atheists take aim at Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by rsixing View Post
    Agreed. The vocal minority, and not atheists alone, have the ability to caste all of their group in a negative light.
    Absolutely, all belief systems have the obnoxiously overzealous.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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    Re: Atheists take aim at Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    Atheists take aim at Christmas - CNN.com

    You can see a picture of the sign at the link.

    I agree with the Atheists right to display their own religious message next to the nativity scene but I don't agree with the way they are doing it. There is no reason for them to blatantly attack religion in their message. If they would have written the sign describing their believes and the purpose of Winter Solstice without the attacks then there would no issue here.

    Do you think the atheists went to far with the sign? Should they not be able to place a sign at all?

    I would love to agree with the Atheists here but they are making it hard.
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    Re: Atheists take aim at Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish;1057837764I
    I agree with the Atheists right to display their own religious message next to the nativity scene but I don't agree with the way they are doing it.
    Okay this is confusing; you are saying atheistís right to display their own religious message? I thought atheism had no religion?



    Main Entry: atheist !A-thE-ist
    Pronunciation: \ ˈā-thē-ist \
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    I am trying to figure out why they can display their message of hate for those that happen to believe in Christ.
    Last edited by Truth Detector; 12-05-08 at 04:17 PM.

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    Re: Atheists take aim at Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by Truth Detector View Post
    Okay this is confusing; you are saying atheistís right to display their own religious message? I thought atheism had no religion?



    Main Entry: atheist !A-thE-ist
    Pronunciation: \ ˈā-thē-ist \
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    I am trying to figure out why they can display their message of hate for those that happen to believe in Christ.
    Just because they don't believe in a deity doesn't mean that not believing in a deity isn't considered a belief in and of itself. What personally confuses me is why it mentions Winter Solstice. It's not like this is actually a holiday for Atheists. I could see that being the case if some Wiccans had posted the sign. Then again, I've yet to meet any Wiccans who are as arrogant or pushy as some Atheists are.

    I also don't think that the message has anything to do with hatred, but rather their feeling of superiority over others who believe in a deity. A lot of Atheists are just as pushy and fanatical as Christians can be.

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    Re: Atheists take aim at Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by Truth Detector View Post
    I am trying to figure out why they can display their message of hate for those that happen to believe in Christ.
    That pretty much sums up the sign, IMO.

    But free speech is the reason why they can display the message. (Not a religious one). It's not freedome of religion, for the nativity scene either because that is not technically necessary for the practice of the Christian religion either.

    So both displays are a technically version of free speech. I just think one is a disgrace to people like myself who are atheist and would rather not be associated with these clowns.
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