One gas station owner here in South Carolina has a digital readout on all of his pumps that says "One nation under god. If you don't like it, LEAVE!" Sadly, it isn't the first time we've heard this. Many Americans also want immigrants and gays to leave as well.
What is with my state? Just last month, we had a woman hang and burn a dog because it chewed her bible. It really pissed me off and I started a petition because I fear that she is going to receive undeserved lenience. I've heard people around here say things like "what if god really did tell her to do it?". I can't help but think she will be sentenced with the same delusion in mind. The ignorance here amazes me. Btw, if you haven't signed my petition, here is the link http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/woman-hangs-and-burns-dog/
Back to the subject. Christians really believe that they run this country. It is aparent that they want atheists out of it. How can we show them that this is not a Christian nation? We have quoted statements from our founding fathers, we have argued about separation of church and state, we have rejected creationism in our classrooms, and Obama has even stated on several occasions that this is not a Christian Nation. What else can we do to convince Christians that this is a country for everyone?
"what if god really did tell her to do it?"
And what if the voices really did tell me to mutilate my neighbour with a chainsaw?
Anyways, it's not just atheists, they want out, it's everyone but them. These type of people are just plain arrogant, and don't like difference which includes other religions, atheists, LGBTs, and in the past, blacks.
My response to this lady: "My imaginary friend says that you're crazy."
I've noticed that too. Granted I am deployed right now but SoCal is my home and has been for the better part of 20 years.
I go back to visit family in Michigan or travel down south for schools or training and the Atheist label gets people all sorts of pissy.
I guess the S.C. woman thought her dog was possessed. More irrational religious behaviour ; nothing new there.
As to wanting immigrants to leave America: I have no problem w/ LEGAL immigrants who wish to come to our country.
I have a BIG problem with those who enter illegally and expect handouts or get pregnant and cross the border to have an American baby. My brother in law is a mason by trade. The past couple years he has had trouble finding work at decent wages.
Why? Our Mexican friends with no paperwork have moved in and taken over his occupation. Not a level playing field I'm thinkin'. We frequent a local Chinese restaurant and have got to know the owners. They are bitter about the illegals in this country since they followed the proper channels and paid thousands of dollars to get their parents and some others legally immigrated into our country. There seems to be a double standard in use when it comes to who gets in our country and how.
The White Anglo Saxon Protestant is still very much alive and well in this country. They have and will continue to control the puppet strings of our governments. They are firmly entrenched and not likely to let loose easily. We have a looooong struggle before us.
Whenever you tell someone your atheistic immediately follow up with a smile. It throws them off balance even more.
Your post instantly lit up memory of the video creation from a few years prior, taking a stroll throughÂ WhatIfImagineIf land:
New global economic boom if non-christians left America: recordings of people reading the bible.....they would love that!
I know a lot of people who would say "good riddance" to the intellectuals and entertainers shown in this video.
I had the same thought. For most of those shown leaving, the christians would applaud and rejoice.