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    Re: Atheist messages displace CA park nativity scenes

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    I wish I had the wit of Chesterton, who could make such a defence genuinely funny and yet shatteringly insightful.

    “My first and last philosophy ... I learnt in the nursery... The things I believed then, the things I believe most now, are the things called fairy tales... They are not fantasies: compared with them other things are fantastic... Fairyland is nothing but the sunny country of common sense. It is not earth that judges heaven, but heaven that judges earth ... I knew the magic beanstalk before I tasted beans; I was sure of the Man in the Moon before I was certain of the moon.
    I am concerned with a certain way of looking at life, which was created in me by the fairy tales, but has since been meekly ratified by the mere facts.”

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    Re: Atheist messages displace CA park nativity scenes

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    You're boring me with nonsense.
    You no doubt have quite enough nonsense already.

    This reminds me of a scene from Blackadder;

    Blackadder:No that's what I think, that's what I think! What do you think?Try to have a thought of your own, Baldrick, thinking is so important.
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    Re: Atheist messages displace CA park nativity scenes

    The Christians in here remind me of the Jews being hauled off to Dachua..
    deer in the head lights.

    No one is standing up for their faith and I abandoned Christianity a long time ago because of it.
    ...my beef is with Atheism..and oh yeah it's personal...

    A lawn ornament with a manger scene is somehow offensive to the senses to the militant atheist...
    A moment of silence before a football game at a public school is somehow offensive to the senses to the militant atheist...

    I'm not talking about the guy who goes about his business, believing in his heart God isn't real...The guy who could care less if they say a prayer at his son's public high school graduation. A guy who goes with the flow. I'm talking about the genuinely militant atheist...
    you see they count on the Chrisitian to be a passive "deer in the headlight". Sure go ahead and dunk a Crucifix into urine, sure Love thy neighbor, no problem, have a good one.

    I hate atheists, the militant atheists on a much deeper level...than merely an offense to a religious belief...frankly that's the least of my concern. I have no idea if God exists or not. It's just I'm not offended when someone tells me God loves me or jesus died for my sins...I say thanks and go about my day.

    The militant atheist.
    I hate them because they are wolves in sheep's clothing, they are not what they seem.
    They are a malignant cancer set upon this Earth.

    Wake up and smell the concrete.
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    Re: Atheist messages displace CA park nativity scenes

    Quote Originally Posted by C-21 Cowboy View Post
    ...I hate atheists, the militant atheists on a much deeper level...than merely an offense to a religious belief...frankly that's the least of my concern....
    why do you hate all Atheists?

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    Re: Atheist messages displace CA park nativity scenes

    Quote Originally Posted by C-21 Cowboy View Post
    The Christians in here remind me of the Jews being hauled off to Dachua..
    deer in the head lights.




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    Re: Atheist messages displace CA park nativity scenes

    Quote Originally Posted by C-21 Cowboy View Post
    Get with the program.
    I get called "crazy" while you idiots want to act all proper and not call a spade a spade....

    You think atheism is benign and harmless?

    The latest claims made by senior officials came after British historian Jon Halliday claimed in his book ‘Mao’, published in 2005, that under Mao Tse-tung more people were killed than previously thought. Halliday said as many as 70 million Chinese people were massacred




    Report: 3000 Chinese Christians “Killed” Since 2000 « Status of Chinese People

    “In the last seven years 3,000 Christians were killed,” said Ulrich Delius, the Asia expert of the German-based Society for Threatened
    Peoples, which campaigns against all forms of genocide and “ethnocide”. The allegations were expected to further increase international concerns that China’s pledged economic reforms are not backed-up by more religious and poltical freedoms"

    Mark my words, call my "crazy"...I really don't care.

    I spent 22 years in the U.S. Armed Forces and we WILL be at war with China, an atheistic, statist regime....
    Atheism is an inherent part of Marxist doctrine, and it's core China is still a Communist state.

    Now how does one make the huge leap from atheists having a display in a public park that mocks religion? to war with China?

    First rule of war, never under-estimate your enemy and know your enemy.

    Walls are not always knocked down in with a wrecking ball, sometimes the mortar is slowly worn down, until brick by brick the wall
    no longer has any structure to support it.

    This is our civilization, based on Christian and Jewish values, the atheist's moral relativism is not benign...history says otherwise.
    History is replete with megalomurderous regimes from Stalin to Pol Pot...all at their core beliefs looking upon the religious as something
    to be eradicated.

    Organized atheism is at war with religion...in case you haven't noticed.

    it's time we stopped being passive and easy targets...
    Shall we look at the estimated deaths caused by the Catholic Church during the Crusades and the Spanish Inquisition? Shall we look at the Catholics killed by Protestants and Puritans? The number of Palestinian civilians murdered by the Israeli government? Those were done (or condoned) by the heads of the respective religions in the name of those religions, not just by people who believed in them.

    Listen: no one belief is free from assholes. Don't point out the assholes in one belief you don't like as if they stand for all of that belief. As shown before, I can do that X10.
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    Re: Atheist messages displace CA park nativity scenes

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Oh Goodie, the apologist is using Wiki!
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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    Re: Atheist messages displace CA park nativity scenes

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    Oh Goodie, the apologist is using Wiki!
    Roll your eyes all you want. Apologist for what? Have I made a single statement on the article at all? I questioned your silly attempt to demonize a display you don't like simply because you like my analogical patient, think it's the wrong way to go about things. Do you see religious preachers as dickish too?
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    Re: Atheist messages displace CA park nativity scenes

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    So it consists of people coming out of the atheist closet? I didn't know we were like gay people.
    To a degree, yes. There has been lots of negative connotations associated with atheists. If there were outward appearances of being atheists, we'd probably have been one of the most discriminated groups ever. It hasn't really been until recently that being an atheist was "ok", and there is still plenty of social stigma associated with it. But as time marches on, it will become more and more accepted to be atheists and more atheists will be able to publicly claim their atheism with little fear of negative consequences.
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    Re: Atheist messages displace CA park nativity scenes

    You know, it IS a free country and free speech doesn't go away in December. If one group bought out the space in the park, that's their right, no matter what holiday is or isn't around the corner.
    Liberté. Égalité. Fraternité.

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