Bible Belt Atheists

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Bible Belt Atheists

For Atheists in the Southern United State but anyone can join.

Members: 399
Latest Activity: Dec 12, 2013

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This group is for Atheists in the bible belt of the united states but anyone can join if you so desire.

Discussion Forum

How many times were you baptized?

Started by JJ. Last reply by Cynthia Armistead Dec 6, 2013. 62 Replies

Witness Protection

Started by jen o. Last reply by David Delburn Jun 9, 2013. 29 Replies

A film with you guys in mind

Started by Dan Ashton Lloyd Jan 18, 2013. 0 Replies

Atheist Paradise

Started by Linda Turnipseed. Last reply by Unseen Dec 31, 2012. 30 Replies

Bible Belt: Unbuckled - Seeking Contributing Bloggers

Started by Will Sloan. Last reply by Ken Hughes Jul 26, 2012. 1 Reply

The Belt's Too Tight

Started by Jesse Smith. Last reply by Ken Hughes Jul 4, 2012. 31 Replies

Do parents ever get it?

Started by Jake Fanning. Last reply by wyocowboy Apr 24, 2012. 11 Replies

Southern Skeptics

Started by Dave G. Last reply by Onmyown Mar 2, 2012. 3 Replies

Dating a christian in the south...

Started by Jake Fanning. Last reply by Ethereal Sincoskie Feb 12, 2012. 30 Replies

Help me make a response to The Response

Started by Zevaeros. Last reply by Zevaeros Jul 31, 2011. 8 Replies

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Comment by Melody A. Rogers on March 15, 2012 at 2:47pm

Ello everyone! I'm from Charlotte NC (well, close enough) and am wondering if anyone there is planning on heading to the Reason Rally? If so, do you have room for two more in your car? We're small, friendly people and it would be much appreciated! [:

Comment by Ken Hughes on March 1, 2012 at 9:10am

I hear ya' mate.  I'm just across the Texas border in Wise County, a county in which the populace majority appears to be anything but "wise".  The local paper, Wise County Messenger, publishes most of my letters from the liberal and non-believer side and it's soooo much fun to poke the local Republican'T majority in the ass.  How does one make a Republican'T?  Simple, take an ordinary Republican and add some Tea.  One may see my words @ www.wcmessenger.com under "Letters to the Editor" and look for my name.

Comment by Christopher Staats on March 1, 2012 at 2:52am

Surviving in Oklahoma. If anyone is in the Norman area hit me up!

Comment by Craig Fine on January 15, 2012 at 4:27pm

Living in Northern Arkansas...it's so religious here it's a bit depressing. 

Comment by clay harshbarger on October 27, 2011 at 11:02pm

Another example of what happens in the bible belt. The local goverments think they have the right to push their religion.

 

Glad the FFRF got them

 

WHITEVILLE, TN (abc24.com) - They're fired up and sounding off. The Freedom from Religion Foundation struck a nerve in Whiteville, Tennessee when it began a campaign to remove a cross from the town's water tower.

That issue was settled, but it sparked another effort among residents offended that out-of-towners butted in on their religious expression.

What was seen as an attack on Christianity got Whiteville residents like Roger Alston riled up.

“Most people felt like if they didn't want to look up and see one, they'll see them everywhere they look,” Alston tells abc24.com.

Alston is behind the movement in Whiteville to saturate the town with crosses.

“I've made about 150 so far,” Alston says.

Now, he has about 30 left. When the Freedom from Religion Foundation pressured the town of Whiteville to remove the cross on its water tower, frustration among locals like Inis Houseman ran deep.

“They don't like the cross, don't look at it," she says matter-of-factly.  "They don't like the cross move. That cross has been there, I don't know how many years."

“It's very disturbing, very disturbing,” Brannan Lewis says describing the pressure to remove the cross.

He compared it to efforts that eventually took prayer out of public schools.

“Look at what happened to our schools," he says, "and all the violence and all the gang related activity you have in the school now."

While the vast majority of people in Whiteville say the city has every right to have the cross on its water tower, we spoke with a few people who say it doesn't really matter to them. We didn't find anyone who thought the cross should be taken down.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation says complaints from a Whiteville resident prompted the group to get involved. The mayor doesn't buy it.

“She's got her spies here (referring to the organization’s Co-President Annie Laurie Gaylor) and that's the unfortunate part about it," Mayor James Bellar tells abc24.com.  "I don't think any of them live in the corporate limits of Whiteville, Tennessee."

Bellar spent nearly $4,000 to remove one arm of the cross to avoid a lawsuit. The Freedom From Religion Foundation says if the town restores the full, Latin cross, it will meet the mayor in court.

Comment by Ken Hughes on October 8, 2011 at 8:01pm

If the picture I've seen of the, what, bullet-proof or bad spirit-proof undies are the real thing, just getting out of them would allow time for their conscience to intervene and keep them from being "bad".  It has always been my opinion that things some people have listed in the "Conscience" column actually belong in the "Cold Feet" column.  I wonder if they realize that under those Mormon undies they're all naked just like the rest of us?

Comment by Karen Greene on October 8, 2011 at 6:46pm

Joy Behar called it magic underwear!  Donnie Osmond says it is to remind them to be good!  Yikes!  

Comment by Ken Hughes on October 8, 2011 at 6:38pm

Ha!  Indeed, I'm trapped in a Perry Paradise of jesse's crap freaks.  I've had the experience of flying through Salt Lake City several times headed to Anchorage, Alaska and I can feel the weirdness leaching through the alloy skin of the MD-80 in which I was riding.  That airport is assembly central for those bicycle-peddling freaks in dark suit and tie to head out into the world and spread their hip-deep BS.  If I had, for some unimaginable reason, to move there for a job, I'd become a beach-bun in Florida before I'd allow that to happen.  And think of it, two of the repugnican presidential candidates are Mormon freak-a-zoids; wonder if they wear their special underwear, LOL!  If one of them should actually be elected, I'd go jump into the ocean and swim away of that was the only avenue left to me to depart this religion-infested nation.

Comment by Karen Greene on October 8, 2011 at 6:19pm

Ken, I see you love Gov good hair as much as I do.  Still waiting for all that rain the boobs in this state were praying for.  Had a big prayer thing in New Braunfuls a month or so ago.  Still only a dribble.  On the more serious side, I am afraid this moron might get elected!  Samantha, that sounds nasty to have to see everyday.  My hubby was a trucker about 10 yrs ago and I lived on the truck with him and in Utah all you hear on the radio and TV is Mormon stuff and the Walmarts only carry Mormon stuff.

 

Comment by Ken Hughes on October 8, 2011 at 5:51pm

G'Day Samantha,

I, too, spent a decade in Florida, Fort Lauderdale to be more exact, and the jeebus crap wasn't as prominent there as in a lot of other areas in Florida, although to my taste it was plenty bad enough.  There's even an End Timed Ministry there somewhere in central Florida I think and there are plenty of Caribbean islander folks  who seem to be very excitable when it comes to being "spirit-filled".

My missus went to a crapstian fellowship in Plantation where we lived immediately west of Fort Lauderdale and there were a lot of islanders that went there as well.  She even had a few of them over on a few, very few occasions to our home for a little get-down until I put a stop to it.  I told her the house was as much mine as hers.  Therefore, I said I was going to start inviting some of my friends from the James Randi Education Foundation over for little get-down of our own flavor and that put an end to it.  I reminded her our home was not a church and I didn't expect to have that crap going on within my hearing.

Like an idiot I moved away from SE Florida after becoming worn out by living in the middle of 7-million south Floridians and we moved to doG's country of Tucking fexas!  I've regretted the move a lot but I have some very good atheist friends here and we have meetings and events as often as possible.

Rick Perry is an idiot and it's funny how he zoomes to the top of the Repugnican's list, at least until they listened to him speak.  That down-home, Texas country boy TA&M graduate drawl, logic and language plays well only to a dumbed-down dip-shit electorate.

 

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