November 2010

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Comment by Svendsen on November 21, 2010 at 8:42am
good..seems like we're more organized than also is a great page.
Comment by Loop Johnny on November 21, 2010 at 9:41am
It is just common sense. I approve this message.
Comment by Jon Heim on November 21, 2010 at 7:09pm
they are full of hate and fear. that's why they need a god in the first place.
Comment by DeSwiss on November 21, 2010 at 7:22pm
Turn it up!
Comment by MetalOllie on November 21, 2010 at 8:29pm
It's always, always (especially if you watch Fox "News"), Christians "under attack" from atheists, trying to "destroy" their beliefs. Atheists have been under attack from them for 2000 years, been murdered, executed and slaughtered for their lack of belief and failure to comply with the rest of the herd. A good point is raised, albeit for the wrong reasons, that Muslims will be offended. In strict Muslim countries people are still dying for failing to follow Islamic beliefs.

And it's always "Christians under attack"? I think not! Most atheists will define themselves has having no belief in god(s), which is fair enough. I, as an atheist, DO have a firm belief (not just an absence of belief) that god is completely fictitious, not existent, rubbish. An outdated concept that refuses to go away.
Comment by Victoria on November 21, 2010 at 9:25pm
What a wonderful thing to have the general public made aware that not all people are religious! It is easy to ignore or pretend atheists don't exist- we have no obvious imagery or buildings that people are exposed to in routine life. A media campaign such as this is- where the participants come across as educated, thoughtful, and good natured- is exactly what we need, seeing as the popular concept of atheists is probably pretty much the opposite (in the US anyway) when we do cross their minds.
Comment by Victoria on November 21, 2010 at 9:30pm
Perhaps we should borrow the concept of the It Gets Better video project- we could have a theme something like I'm godless and I'm ok! :)
Comment by Hillary Spencer on November 21, 2010 at 11:04pm
If me or any unbeliever just saying out loud what myself or they think upset any theist then their "faith" isnt that strong to begin with.and we need more stuff like this..christians have been doing it for centuries. Everyone has a right to express their ideas. It's ok for ppl to knock on my door on a sat morning to ask me to come to church, it's acceptable if you're in a mall and someone hands you a bible tract. but if atheists put up a bilboard or if i simply say "i dont believe what you do" gets ppl up upset and riled up. then that is a contradiction and should be treated as such.
Comment by John Garbutt on November 22, 2010 at 12:44pm
Did anyone notice how the style of this news report was largely biased, implying that the offended Christians were essentially reasonable, then ending on a less than sympathetic tone regarding the "easy to anger, radical Muslims" who would also be offended?
Comment by Gayle Gordon on November 22, 2010 at 6:34pm
I agree that it's atheists under attack much more so than Christians. Prejudice and discrimination against atheists is one of the few acceptable forms left in this country. When we were discussing religion in my sociology class a few weeks ago a student was talking to me after class and asked if I had heard that "they" are trying to take the "under God" out of the Pledge of Allegiance. She was surprised when I told her that the phrase "under God" was not a part of the original pledge and that "they" (Christian conservatives in this country) injected it into the pledge at a time when this country was in a state of paranoia about communism and atheism (remember McCarthy???). Students are also suprised to learn that "In God We Trust" was not our original national motto and did not originally appear on currency. They tend to attribute all of that to "our Founding Fathers." What has happened to education today? Arghhhhh.

Organizers in my city tried to rename the annual "Christmas" parade the "Holiday" parade to make it more inclusive and there was such a public uproar about "them" trying to take Christ out of the holiday...blah, blah, blah, that they changed the name back almost immediately. So much for love, peace, inclusion, and tolerance.


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