I took it to mean you are against public display. I've seen that from people like Michael Newdow(sp?) who seek to disbar people from the exercise of religion, which is why I say you are free to believe as you will, but are not allowed to strip other's of their right to expression.Huh?
Hate to break it to you but Christmas is a Christian holiday, Christ/Christian/Christmas. No one is saying you have to attend church or pray on your time off while you enjoy the holiday, but there is a basis for it. Saying Christmas isn't our holiday is like saying Chanukah is for everyone while it is certainly a Jewish holiday. Likewise it would be like me being upset that the muslim population claims Ramadan. Again, if you want to celebrate with us you are more than welcome, but it is ours.Again I must remind you, Christmas is not their holiday. *sigh*
"Your belief is a fairy tale" During Christmas? You don't think there may be a slight timing problem? It's not as classless as trashing the dead at their funeral, but it's definitely on the list.Ill-timed? It's a holiday display.So if I put up a sign that said "you guys are really reaching on the whole theory thing" directed at Athiests you wouldn't have a problem with it? Or better yet how about "good luck on the whole God Particle thing"?What they did was express their lack of belief in what they consider to be mythology.Well, you don't get a lot of sympathy by pissing off people who haven't personally done anything to you. If anything it further sets the acceptance issue back.They probably think it's rude and condescending to be told throughout the year that they are godless heathens who will burn in hell. At least atheists can't be hauled before congressional committees and blacklisted anymore.I do hope the specific people who did this suffer in life greatly. It isn't about what they think, it's about what they did.But they can, however, be fired, shunned, and insulted on a daily basis. Forgive my lack of empathy as you castigate "sub-human garbage" who don't believe the same things you believe, and have the audacity to legally say so.
Okay, so maybe I'll condone the next time an Athiest is told they are going to hell, it is after all within the rights of the religious since we are dismissing rude behavior.No, I'm explaining it and condoning their legal right to express their lack of belief just as I condon the religious community's right to do the same.Fine, but I'll say this, manners are a two way street, and typically when someone calls your beliefs stupid for no other reason than to act superior they get what they give. Again, the people who did this weren't slighted by anyone they targeted. So may they(specifically) rot in hell.My response would be that those who call others "sub-human garbage" need a few lessons in manners themselves.