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    Re: Atheist messages displace CA park nativity scenes

    Quote Originally Posted by EagleAye View Post
    Every time I come back to this thread I wonder: if atheists don't believe in god, what's the problem with a nativity scene? Shouldn't atheists see it as perfectly harmless?
    I personally don't give a **** about nativity scenes, not even on public property. Or displays of the 10 commandments outside courthouses for that matter. So long as they rule by law of man and not law of god, then it's fine. But what I find funny is that people come in here and start running their mouths about atheists like it's the whole damned lot of us. Guess what, every group has jerks and all this is comes down to is a couple of jerks in that region who either cheated or were very lucky. This is not abnormal behavior for humans.
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    Re: Atheist messages displace CA park nativity scenes

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I personally don't give a **** about nativity scenes, not even on public property. Or displays of the 10 commandments outside courthouses for that matter. So long as they rule by law of man and not law of god, then it's fine....Guess what, every group has jerks...
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    Re: Atheist messages displace CA park nativity scenes

    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post
    Did you know there are people so irrational as not to believe in miracles? Strange world we live in.
    In case you haven't noticed, humanity isn't all that evolved and apparently not all that bright. Just because we can't curently understand an event doesn't make it supernatural intervention AKA miracle.

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    Re: Atheist messages displace CA park nativity scenes

    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    In case you haven't noticed, humanity isn't all that evolved and apparently not all that bright. Just because we can't curently understand an event doesn't make it supernatural intervention AKA miracle.
    I know, often they are just some sort of 'paranormal' phenomena. But there are even dupes who don't believe in these. Can you believe it?

    I've never seen this universe of the scientists, but I'm willing to keep an open mind. Stranger things have happened, not many though.
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    Re: Atheist messages displace CA park nativity scenes

    The greater issue here, to me at least, is that these displays need to be protected within glorified chicken coop contraptions. My goodness peope will steal anything that isn't nailed down these days. I just light a candle for non-believers at Mass, they're going to get Christ's good graces whether they like it or not!

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    Re: Atheist messages displace CA park nativity scenes

    I just find it sad that those who consider themselves "evolved" and beyond "childish superstition" would resort to Aesop's dog-in-the-manger tactics. Not very evolved after all.

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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.
    Unfortunately, the system they had in place said that the nativity scene was not entitled to those displays. I'm sure it will be addressed.

    This was hardly some evil ploy either. It appears they operated within the guidelines of the system. All I see in the story is this faith-based accusation:

    Our belief is that these new applicants have been working together to displace and push out the nativity scenes from the park, rather than erecting a full display of their own," said Hunter Jameson, a spokesman for a coalition of the city's churches.
    "Rather than erecting a full display of their own"...

    Hmmm, sage advice. It rings of "We're Christians, we are entitled!"
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    Re: Atheist messages displace CA park nativity scenes

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    "Rather than erecting a full display of their own"...

    Hmmm, sage advice. It rings of "We're Christians, we are entitled!"
    Even you have to admit that applying for 18 slots, getting all of them, but only using 3 of the 18 slots is indicitive of not doing a full display wouldn't you say? I mean, if you're only going to use up 3 slots then why apply for 18?
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    Re: Atheist messages displace CA park nativity scenes

    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post
    I know, often they are just some sort of 'paranormal' phenomena. But there are even dupes who don't believe in these. Can you believe it?

    I've never seen this universe of the scientists, but I'm willing to keep an open mind. Stranger things have happened, not many though.
    Wess, I personally choose to believe that there is a logical, rational explanation for everything in the universe - and science will, over time, indeed Unfold most mysteries of the universe thats been mis-attributed to a supernatural cause.

    There's no doubt in my mind that technology, someday in the not so distant future, will uncover the mechanism of death and create the means for immortality.

    Religious beliefs are taught - not innate. Religions are culturely created. If you were born in the Amazon jungle to a tribe that believes that a rock on a hill, carved out by nature, with the appearance of a human like being, is the creator of their known world. You would adopt, without question, that belief.


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    Re: Atheist messages displace CA park nativity scenes

    Quote Originally Posted by EagleAye View Post
    Every time I come back to this thread I wonder: if atheists don't believe in god, what's the problem with a nativity scene? Shouldn't atheists see it as perfectly harmless?
    I find little kids beliefs in Santa harmless. When my daughter turns 12, we're breaking it to her. Time and a place, time and a place. Gotta grow up and stop believing in imaginary people sometime.
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