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    Re: Atheist Action Halts Calif. Nativity Display; Churches Go to Court

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    It will be a meaner joyless world we'll live in when atheists, "the fastest growing segment of the population" , get their way.
    How do you make the leap from "atheist" to "meaner joyless world?" I'm sure the atheists would argue that without religion to kill over, mankind would be a lot happier.
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    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: Atheist Action Halts Calif. Nativity Display; Churches Go to Court

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Oh, right. The refs are calling a penalty for vandalism. Score is still zero to zero, but the Christians have the ball on 15 yard line now. The game is getting exciting now. Do you know who you're rooting for?
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    Re: Atheist Action Halts Calif. Nativity Display; Churches Go to Court

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    How would there be any other timing? For one thing, this is the time of year that the city set up the displays, it makes no sense for them to put in for a display any other time of year. For another, they were criticizing the long-running, virtually wholly-Christian displays that had been put up for 40 years, what's the point of putting up a display in the middle of summer saying "remember those displays during Christmas?"

    What you're really saying is that nobody ought to criticize religion and that religion ought to be given extra rights.

    Try again.
    What I am saying is that using a seasonal christmas display as a time to spout your anti-religious views is in bad taste. Its like standing next to a mall santa and telling the children that he isn't real. Why not put up season greetings messages? Why did that have to go with "religion is a myth"?
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    Re: Atheist Action Halts Calif. Nativity Display; Churches Go to Court

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    I'm rooting for the First Amendment
    I'm rooting for common decency.
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    Re: Atheist Action Halts Calif. Nativity Display; Churches Go to Court

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post

    Again this does not excuse or change the fact the atheist was being a dick.
    Yes, LEGALLY, it does excuse the atheists for being a dick because being a dick is not illegal. However, vandalizing is. Therefore the only ones at fault are the idiots that vandalized.

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    Re: Atheist Action Halts Calif. Nativity Display; Churches Go to Court

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    It seems that culture, traditions, and the joy of Christmas,which a message to atheists and all religions alike, must be muted because some atheists are offended.

    It will be a meaner joyless world we'll live in when atheists, "the fastest growing segment of the population" , get their way.
    Well,you certainly are entitled to your opinion.

    Personally,I think this world would be a much nicer place is both the religious and atheists would refrain from sticking their noses into each other's (and everybody else's ) business and stop getting their panties all tied up in knots just because the other side said something.

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    Re: Atheist Action Halts Calif. Nativity Display; Churches Go to Court

    Quote Originally Posted by Chaddelamancha View Post
    What I am saying is that using a seasonal christmas display as a time to spout your anti-religious views is in bad taste. Its like standing next to a mall santa and telling the children that he isn't real. Why not put up season greetings messages? Why did that have to go with "religion is a myth"?
    No, it isn't. The mall is privateproperty and if the owners decide to have a Xmas Santa, just as a church may decide to have a nativity on their own lawn, is their decision and if the mall wanted to remove the anti-Santa from the premises it would be their right to do so.

    This is something the pro-nativitiers just won't accept or understand...it was on PUBLIC property.

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    Re: Atheist Action Halts Calif. Nativity Display; Churches Go to Court

    Quote Originally Posted by Chaddelamancha View Post
    I'm rooting for common decency.
    That would mean respecting other viewpoints about the Holidays

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    Re: Atheist Action Halts Calif. Nativity Display; Churches Go to Court

    Quote Originally Posted by Chaddelamancha View Post
    I'm rooting for common decency.
    Common decency or common sense? If the churches don't want differing opinions or even criticism then they should restrict their 120 foot life size nativity dioramas to their own lawns and property. Once you put it on public property you invite commentary since every other citizen has the same right to express their opinions as the christians.

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    Re: Atheist Action Halts Calif. Nativity Display; Churches Go to Court

    Quote Originally Posted by spanky View Post
    No, it isn't. The mall is privateproperty and if the owners decide to have a Xmas Santa, just as a church may decide to have a nativity on their own lawn, is their decision and if the mall wanted to remove the anti-Santa from the premises it would be their right to do so.

    This is something the pro-nativitiers just won't accept or understand...it was on PUBLIC property.
    I am public and I am okay with the nativity scene and I would wager if a vote had been taken, the majority of PUBLIC would have been okay with the nativity scene.
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