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    Re: Atheist messages displace CA park nativity scenes

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    So they got 14 slots, and everyone else got 7? That's not fair. That's why there was a lottery, apparently. And they lost. They should deal with that and stop whining. They had the dominant spot, with twice the slots as everyone else combined, and now they don't.
    They got 14 slots because no one else ever really applied for any of the slots. The OP article was quite clear on this.

    The Santa Monica Daily Press (Santa Monica nativity scenes displaced by atheist messages ) reported that churches had little or no competition for the spaces during the past 57 years. This year, 13 people bid for spaces, prompting City Hall to use a random lottery system to allot the spots.
    You're trying make a mountain out of a mole hill.

    Edit to add: The churches very well could have applied to use ALL the slots...now that would have been crowding.

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    Like I said before, this whole affair just reveals how dumb and pointless it is to seek an official "slot" to put up your little display in the first place. Just put it in your front yard or church or a park where there is plenty of room for everyone, instead of a place where it gets into "respecting an establishment of religion" territory.
    Dumb and pointless to you.
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    Re: Atheist messages displace CA park nativity scenes

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    They got 14 slots because no one else ever really applied for any of the slots. The OP article was quite clear on this.
    Okay. So why the lottery system?

    Dumb and pointless to you.
    Yes, because it's an attempt to compromise when none is possible.
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    Re: Atheist messages displace CA park nativity scenes

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    A nativity scene doens't do that. At worst its a positive assertion regarding ones own faith or belief. Blatantly placing a picture of Jesus next to Minitaurs and Posiden is a negative assertion towards someone elses faith or belief.
    And the last laugh goes to the big man because Posiden and Minotaurs actually exsisted at one point. (that would be funny)
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    Re: Atheist messages displace CA park nativity scenes

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    People looking for something to be offended by will find it every time. How do you know that they weren't trying to educate people about hypothetical constructs?
    Right now in the video game in playing online there is a forumn movement to try to ban people for saying "GG noobs". People will get offended by ANYTHING if you look long enough.
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    Re: Atheist messages displace CA park nativity scenes

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    Okay. So why the lottery system?
    At least read the full quote from the article that I gave. It tells you why....or am I misunderstanding you?

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    Yes, because it's an attempt to compromise when none is possible.
    Riiiigghhhttt....
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    Re: Atheist messages displace CA park nativity scenes

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtpoorchris View Post
    Right now in the video game in playing online there is a forumn movement to try to ban people for saying "GG noobs". People will get offended by ANYTHING if you look long enough.
    You've got to be kidding me.....What game is this?
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    Re: Atheist messages displace CA park nativity scenes

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    You've got to be kidding me.....What game is this?
    League of Legends. Tons of keyboard warrior, Lords of the InterFlies (kids), neckbeards, pansies, hotshots all mixed and forced to play in a 10 player battle/contest.
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    Re: Atheist messages displace CA park nativity scenes

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Same here. I use to work in a Casino and my wife still does. Neither one of us ever saw/heard of anyone getting called 9 times in a single drawing (they have weekly drawings...half the time more than 1 drawing in a day). And my wife has worked there for 12 years almost.
    Well the odds may...just may be a bit different between the two cases. It is rather suspect that 2 groups won 18, very well could have been rigged. Very well could have been a statistical anomaly. We don't really have data one way or the other on that.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Atheist messages displace CA park nativity scenes

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Because their goal was to displace a nativity scene. Their goal was to overshadow someone else's traditional display and interject their own. This was hardly some innocent educational ploy.
    It's not so innocent. It's pretty much exactly what the Christians did to the Pagans when they began usurping their holidays. Hahahahah, damned history!
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Atheist messages displace CA park nativity scenes

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Edit to add: The churches very well could have applied to use ALL the slots...now that would have been crowding.
    So you're saying the atheists here are not crowding because they did not apply to use ALL the slots.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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