I would say the same about you, there are in fact, many conservatives who I respect. Not the full of **** ones who construct strawmen, however.
I see no hate in saying "happy solstice" at a place that is purpoesfully meant to be for holiday decorations
I don't even see hate in putting up a Santa whose hat says "Reasoned Greetings" at a place that is purpoesfully meant to be for holiday decorations
However I do feel there is a certain amount of hate involved in terms of signs declaring Santa a myth or degrading the notion of religion at a place that is purpoesfully meant to be for holiday decorations.
Going out of your way to try and gather up as many people as possible to purposefully grab as many of the spots as you can, in hopes of hindering others from having a chance to put up holiday decorations, and then to put up signs that have nothing to do with celebrating the holidays at all but rather do nothing but criticize religion and/or outright working to specifically and purposefully spoil peoples holiday seasons is, if not "hateful", completely and utterly dickish.
As said numerous times before...people are free to be dicks
And I'm free to call them colossal flaming dicks
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.
Get this through your head. In actual FACT, the atheists didn't vandalize, destroy, or remove any part of anyone else's display.
Is this getting through? Anyone home?
If, by YOUR reasoning, the mere presence of a contrary viewpoint somehow "ruins" a display...then we can just as easily say that the nativity display "ruins" the atheist display by its mere presence.
If you don't see that implication, then that indicates that you are continuing to treat the nativity scene (despite your protestation) as being entitled to special protections or insulation from contrary views.
Multiple displays by atheists were vandalized.
The nativity display was unharmed.
The displays -- all of them -- were removed by order of the city government in response to vandalism against the atheist displays.
It was a "dick move" on the part of the atheists to "ruin" the Nativity display.
The atheists *didn't do anything at all to the nativity display*.
Do you see the disconnect here?
I've moved on to a better forum (scienceforums.net). Facts matter, and I don't have the time or energy for putting up with the pretense that they don't. PM me if you'd like me to get in touch with you when I'm done developing my own forum system, likely towards the end of 2013.
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All atheists will burn in hell. Happy holidays.
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