Page 1 of 6 1234 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 9 of 67

Thread: Atheists signs blocked in NY

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Super Moderator UGLY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Littleton, CO
    Posts
    4,934

    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.

  2. #2
    Olympic Champ kr1963's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Clearwater, Florida, United States
    Posts
    7,028

    Default Re: Atheists signs blocked in NY

    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...

  3. #3
    Ancient Arachnid Spider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    5,424

    Default Re: Atheists signs blocked in NY

    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.
    Atrophy: what you get when you win atournament.

  4. #4

    Default Re: Atheists signs blocked in NY

    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.

  5. #5
    Olympic Champ kr1963's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Clearwater, Florida, United States
    Posts
    7,028

    Default Re: Atheists signs blocked in NY

    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.
    this.

  6. #6
    Olympic Champ kr1963's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Clearwater, Florida, United States
    Posts
    7,028

    Default Re: Atheists signs blocked in NY

    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.

  7. #7
    World Champ ODH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    New Hampshire
    Posts
    3,966

    Default Re: Atheists signs blocked in NY

    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...
    Where does your presumption that most Atheists have an agenda come from??
    I am an atheist and do not have any agenda. I cannot recall ever meeting someone who is aggressively atheist although I have met many aggressive Christians.
    Personally, I feel that any Atheists who feel a need to join atheists groups and rent billboards to harass religious people are 1st class A-holes.

  8. #8

    Default Re: Atheists signs blocked in NY

    Quote Originally Posted by ODH View Post
    Where does your presumption that most Atheists have an agenda come from??
    I am an atheist and do not have any agenda. I cannot recall ever meeting someone who is aggressively atheist although I have met many aggressive Christians.
    Personally, I feel that any Atheists who feel a need to join atheists groups and rent billboards to harass religious people are 1st class A-holes.
    Come on. You may be a normal citizen who just happens to be atheist, but a lot aren't. The people who freak out whenever they see a cross on public land or the Ten Commandments in a public school.......If it doesn't affect them, then why do they freak out? Why can't public schools say the Pledge of Allegiance without some atheist freaking out? Why are atheist the only ones who are allowed to be offended? What if I'm offended by the atheist speaking on public ground? Why can't I sue them?

    I agree with you that atheists who do that stuff are a-holes.

  9. #9
    Ancient Arachnid Spider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    5,424

    Default Re: Atheists signs blocked in NY

    Quote Originally Posted by quinn14 View Post
    Come on. You may be a normal citizen who just happens to be atheist, but a lot aren't. The people who freak out whenever they see a cross on public land or the Ten Commandments in a public school.......If it doesn't affect them, then why do they freak out? Why can't public schools say the Pledge of Allegiance without some atheist freaking out? Why are atheist the only ones who are allowed to be offended? What if I'm offended by the atheist speaking on public ground? Why can't I sue them?

    I agree with you that atheists who do that stuff are a-holes.
    Well I'm one of those people who is offended by a cross on public land or "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance or "in God we trust" on money, etc. etc. I'm not a militant atheist and am not a member of any atheist groups, and I am dead against anyone (Christian, Atheist or whatever) trying to force his beliefs on anyone else, but I believe that it is totally improper for a government which represents all the people to include any reference to a specific religious belief in any of its official documents or buildings.

    I am not anti-religion or anti-free speech. I am against religion in government. I have no problem with Santa Claus greeting people with "Merry Christmas" in Walmart or nativity scenes on people's front lawns. These are private people expressing their beliefs. They don't represent me. The government does. If this makes me an a-hole in some people's minds, then maybe their minds need to open up a little bit.

    No offense meant, Quinn, but I do think I'm right about this and I don't think that you can group people like ODH and myself who simply want government to be religiously neutral with militant atheists who cringe at the word "God" like the Wicked Witch in a rainstorm.
    Last edited by Spider; 03-08-2012 at 10:02 AM.
    Atrophy: what you get when you win atournament.

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •