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    Default Atheists signs blocked in NY

    U.S. News - Atheist billboard hits snag in Hasidic neighborhood

    Read the link and then post what you think.

    For me its not that they want to put up the signs, they should put the signs up. I only have a problem with the message it sends. There is no need to say "its a myth". Peoples lives are built around religion. Perhaps they should have taken another approach other than to clearly try to piss people in those area off. I dont see the billboards having any other affect than just irritating people. You dont persuade people to leave the foundation they have built their life by essentially calling them stupid. Just when will the Atheist learn, why cant all of them be like Spider who has a great belief system for himself separate from faith but yet does not demean those who hold faith and religion as a pillar of their life.

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    B/c most of the atheists have an agenda to BE RIGHT & MAKE EVERYONE ELSE WRONG & make sure they KNOW THIS b/c they have the proof. I have stopped worrying about them a long time ago for the most part b/c of the insanity that ensures when talking to most of them. They just want to tear down others & I find that to be not only psychotic but evil.

    I just think that when their body ceases to function BOY are they going to be in for a surprise...

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    Thanks for the compliment, UGLY. Frankly, I find these billboards equally offensive as the ones that encourage people to accept Jesus as their savior. This is for two reasons, which are the basis for my belief system:
    1. Religion is a personal thing which is meant to be shared among families and congregations. It's not something you shout from the rooftops - or post on billboards.
    2. Nobody KNOWS what the truth about God really is. That's why it's called "belief." That's why it's based on faith rather than proof. I believe what makes the most sense to me based upon my interpretation of the world around me (and I really think I'm right), but others interpret the same observations differently. No one can or will ever prove themselves right or the others wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kr1963 View Post
    B/c most of the atheists have an agenda to BE RIGHT & MAKE EVERYONE ELSE WRONG & make sure they KNOW THIS b/c they have the proof.
    Don't you think that this applies to many Christians as well? I've never had an atheist knock on my door trying to convert me, and I've never heard of a group of atheists beating up gays.
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    Spider I like to see people use their rights even when I disagree, I understand your point but if you are of a certain mind set that you believe would be the best thing for people then you should share.

    You are right I dont recall Atheists doing the things you mentioned but they are becoming more and more like a religion and the fervor of the hardliners will take them down the same road.

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    ''I may not agree with what you are saying yet I shall fight to the death to defend your right to say it ''
    You know, I think I would rather be a man than a god . We don't need anyone to believe in us. We just keep going anyhow. It's what we do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spider View Post
    Don't you think that this applies to many Christians as well? I've never had an atheist knock on my door trying to convert me, and I've never heard of a group of atheists beating up gays.
    I have to disagree with this statement. I have heard about a lot of gay bashing and very few said they were Christians or said they did it for God at all. Most of them are just bad kids or bad adults and they are never asked what their religious beliefs are. So, while it makes headlines to say a "christian" beat a gay (which is a perverted way of thinking for anyone) it doesn't make headlines if the people have no real "reason" to do it. It's just a matter of selling papers or catching more viewers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spider View Post
    Don't you think that this applies to many Christians as well? I've never had an atheist knock on my door trying to convert me, and I've never heard of a group of atheists beating up gays.
    Agreed but online I have been the subject of several vicious attacks on this subject. I do not deny you or anyone their beliefs but protest the manner in which they try to subdue others. In some ways mental & spiritual attacks are worse then physical attacks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quinn14 View Post
    i have to disagree with this statement. I have heard about a lot of gay bashing and very few said they were christians or said they did it for god at all. Most of them are just bad kids or bad adults and they are never asked what their religious beliefs are. So, while it makes headlines to say a "christian" beat a gay (which is a perverted way of thinking for anyone) it doesn't make headlines if the people have no real "reason" to do it. it's just a matter of selling papers or catching more viewers.
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