Is there a chance in hell of starting a lobby in Washington for keeping religion out of public schools (carefull not to use the word "atheist). I see some religious activities happening here at…Continue
"I believe it is a mistake to target individual religions. Keep it generic to avoid giving the impression we're going after specific faiths. If the message exposes the folly of religious observation in general then we can hopefully avoid the…"
"Well, he noticed it didn't say that. That was his point. There was no negativity whatsoever in that billboard, yet the Xians STILL want to ban it.
Speaking of negativity, there are gradations:
FFRF (of which I am a member) really…"
"My thought exactly on the religious freedom only for some. The big turn off to me about religion is all the dumbassed politition using it to get the poor and undereducated vote.
That and the fact they are building mulitmillion dollar churches…"
"I can sort of kind of maybe-ish understand peoples problems with billboards that say "There is no god...what you believe is stupid old superstitions" ... but seriously ... a message saying "you're not alone" with contact…"
"That would be nice. Love to see it on I-75 also, especially since it runs right through Knoxville.
We have 2 groups her that were insturmental in getting the sign up. The most involved was RET (Rationalists of East Tennessee). The…"
"Not sure. Probably a lot of christians wanted to see it taken down. I think it makes them realize that they have doubts also.
The owner of the proberty also owns an leases the billboard to Lamar advertising and that person is…"
"The agency was Lamar. I am a little confused perhaps as to actually owns the billboard. The business beside it may have played a part in its removal. As of now I understand it my be relocated. I understand the same thing…"
Hey friend. Sorry took me so long to answer u. Lost my pw and then been busy working. Shewww. But thx for the welcome and I am in Ohio. I put an about me section on my page. Nice to meet u. Have a great day!!!
Hi, Glen. I'm not in the Knoxville area. I'm in Kirksville, MO, and that's just about the biggest size city I could stand living in. The only kind of atheist-leaning group I've found in the area is a Freethinkers group at Truman State University, and I've been graduated (from a different uni) for 5 years.
LOL, know what you mean. I posted a few thing on facebook last week and created a damn firestorm! Some dropped me but most understand that I don't care how or what they believe but that I have every right to express my opinion as they do. I've never been a shrinking violet and at my age really don't care who knows what. LOL
Thanks Glen I appreciate the information. I feel quire sure there are plenty of like minded people here in Nashville. It just that a lot of people in the Bible Belt are hesitant to openly admit their thoughts.
Thanks for the warm welcome Glen. It is especially maddening during this time of the year when others try to influence my children's views on the holidays. I've had it up to my eyebrows on the ridiculousness that comes out of some people. I look forward to checking the forums to level my sanity. :)