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    Re: Atheist messages displace CA park nativity scenes

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Anti-religious bigots are just as bad as anti-muslim bigots who pester Lowes to pull their ads from a tv show about American muslims and bigots who protest God hates fags at military funerals.
    no, the Christian bigots are worse, as they try to turn their bigotry & intolerance against non-Christians into law.

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    Re: Atheist messages displace CA park nativity scenes

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    It is the same thing, it is speech about your particular belief.
    It's the same in principal but not in practice. This would be more akin to the westboro people picketing a gay pride parade. The atheists are are essentially real life "trolls" just wanting to inflame and piss off Christians over their nativity scene. It's legal, it should be protected, but that doesn't mean they aren't acting like dicks.
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    Re: Atheist messages displace CA park nativity scenes

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    Source: Atheist messages displace CA park nativity scenes - Yahoo! News

    The article goes in detail on how it seems atheists are trying to crowd out the Christian nativity scenes in that area. In order to be able to even put up a sign, you need to win in that lottery, but now it seems atheists got all but three of the spaces. Odd, huh?

    What do you guys think of this?
    It was a bit odd that 2 people won 18 of the 21 slots, with each person limited to 9 chances. It could be cheating, it could be a statistical anomaly. Certainly one can question the outcome and perhaps look into it.
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    Re: Atheist messages displace CA park nativity scenes

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    It's the same in principal but not in practice. This would be more akin to the westboro people picketing a gay pride parade. The atheists are are essentially real life "trolls" just wanting to inflame and piss off Christians over their nativity scene. It's legal, it should be protected, but that doesn't mean they aren't acting like dicks.
    Actually I think they are trying to make a political point. Being part of the vast majority religion, you probably are somewhat unaware of just what it can be like to not be part of that religion.
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    Re: Atheist messages displace CA park nativity scenes

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    It was a bit odd that 2 people won 18 of the 21 slots, with each person limited to 9 chances. It could be cheating, it could be a statistical anomaly. Certainly one can question the outcome and perhaps look into it.
    Each person could claim up to 9 slots with a win as I understood it.
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    Re: Atheist messages displace CA park nativity scenes

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Actually I think they are trying to make a political point. Being part of the vast majority religion, you probably are somewhat unaware of just what it can be like to not be part of that religion.
    I was an atheist at one point in life, I know what it's like. I'm not really seeing how calling religious beliefs a myth is a political statement though. I interpret this as them not being tolerant of a Christian holiday and using it as an opportunity to troll their "lack" of beliefs around and inflame those who do believe. This isn't exclusive to atheist groups, but I think this is what is going on here.
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    Re: Atheist messages displace CA park nativity scenes

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Each person could claim up to 9 slots with a win as I understood it.
    Yup, and 2 people won 18. That means two people, both of whom apparently were atheists, won the max. I mean, it is possible, it can be the 3 sigma point of the system. But it also does seem a bit suspect.
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    Re: Atheist messages displace CA park nativity scenes

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I was an atheist at one point in life, I know what it's like. I'm not really seeing how calling religious beliefs a myth is a political statement though. I interpret this as them not being tolerant of a Christian holiday and using it as an opportunity to troll their "lack" of beliefs around and inflame those who do believe. This isn't exclusive to atheist groups, but I think this is what is going on here.
    Calling mythology a myth is not being intolerant. It's being disrespectful. Intolerant would be if they moved to physically remove the practitioners of modern day myths.
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    Re: Atheist messages displace CA park nativity scenes

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    ...The atheists are are essentially real life "trolls" just wanting to inflame and piss off Christians over their nativity scene....
    soo...all Atheists....are trolls? that's a pretty amazing generalization you just made.

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    Re: Atheist messages displace CA park nativity scenes

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    The article goes in detail on how it seems atheists are trying to crowd out the Christian nativity scenes in that area. In order to be able to even put up a sign, you need to win in that lottery, but now it seems atheists got all but three of the spaces. Odd, huh?

    What do you guys think of this?
    Lottery? I thought Christians were opposed to gambling. No wonder they can't win the lottery.

    As for the atheists, they do have a right to free speech. They're not going to win any friends by doing this, and are certainly not going to shake Christians' faith, but the have a right to say what they want.
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