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    Default You stay classy, American Atheists group

    American Atheists is not a designation of every American Atheist, but the name of a group. This group put up this classy billboard near the New Jersey entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel:



    A group of Catholics known as the Catholic League put up this billboard near the New York entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel:



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    Why, yes, gee, they're so much smarter than those who have faith.

    Not only that, they have more reason too.

    Wow!
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    Default Re: You stay classy, American Atheists group

    IMO the billboard itself is not that classless.
    Speaking out against Christmas is never going to be popular, but I don't see anything objectionable in that bilboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ODH View Post
    IMO the billboard itself is not that classless.
    Speaking out against Christmas is never going to be popular, but I don't see anything objectionable in that bilboard.
    There is not anything in the billboard that is even remotely un-classy. A person would have to be a complete and utter moron to think there was. Everybody has a right to their opinion and in this case the whole virgin birth and all story is indeed a myth. Jesus was born a human, to a human woman and remained human his whole life. But he was a great human who changed history in a positive fashion so celebrating Christmas is not a problem for a reasonable person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coachsparky View Post
    There is not anything in the billboard that is even remotely un-classy. A person would have to be a complete and utter moron to think there was. Everybody has a right to their opinion and in this case the whole virgin birth and all story is indeed a myth. Jesus was born a human, to a human woman and remained human his whole life. But he was a great human who changed history in a positive fashion so celebrating Christmas is not a problem for a reasonable person.
    Please. The billboard is posted and intended as a direct and negative attack at a group of people and their beliefs.
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    The billboard really isn't necessary. Anyone who has been to New Jersey has lost all faith in God.
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    Very funny Spider...

    I gotta agree with Zapp. It is one thing to proclaim one's belief(s) it is another to tout one's belief(s) over someone else in an attempt to make them wrong & yourself right. If you want to communicate to people who share your reality thats fine but that billboard is basically saying that if you are a Christian you are a dummy just like the Catholic one expects you to just believe what they believe cuz they are telling you that this is the reality.

    I think the atheist one is a bit more disingenuous. The catholic one appears to just be an attempt to respond to the atheist one.

    I don't care if you don't believe in God just don't bother telling me I am an idiot because I choose to follow my spiritual intuition & believe that I have an immortal soul. That is basically what this country is about in the 1st place. Free to worship as you wish or NOT if you so wish.

    To the atheist billboard I would say "OK I got it. You think you are better then everyone who believes in anything spiritual. That's gonna make you LOTS of friends...!" And then I might add "Look me up after you die. You might have a few questions..." And leave it @ that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kr1963 View Post
    To the atheist billboard I would say "OK I got it. You think you are better then everyone who believes in anything spiritual.
    Actually, we are. Just kidding, but everyone thinks that their beliefs are right and anyone who doesn't share them is wrong. I think that, but I'm realistic enough to recognize that I could be wrong. Actually, my belief is more like the two dimentional discusion - if God does exist, he is beyond our comprehension and nothing at all like the anthropomorphic being that most religions worship.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ban basketball View Post
    Why, yes, gee, they're so much smarter than those who have faith.

    Not only that, they have more reason too.

    Wow!

    Pretty much my thoughts. Pretty jerk-ish billboard to put up.

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