Foridians erect monument at courthouse

Foridians erect monument at courthouse

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New Joyzee

Cleveland, GA

#1 Jun 30, 2013
Posted: Saturday, June 29th 2013 at 6:00pm
Atheists unveil Fla. monument near Ten Commandments
By The Associated Press

People gather around to sit and take photos during the unveiling of an Atheist monument outside the Bradford County Courthouse Saturday in Stark, Fla.(AP Photo/The Gainesville Sun, Matt Stamey)
STARKE, Fla.(AP)-- A group of atheists unveiled a monument to their nonbelief in God on Saturday to sit alongside a granite slab that lists the Ten Commandments in front of the Bradford County courthouse.

As a small group of protesters blasted Christian country music and waved "Honk for Jesus" signs, the atheists celebrated what they believe is the first atheist monument allowed on government property in the United States.

"When you look at this monument, the first thing you will notice is that it has a function. Atheists are about the real and the physical, so we selected to place this monument in the form of a bench," said David Silverman, president of American Atheists.

It also serves another function - a counter to the religious monument that the New Jersey-based group wanted removed. It's a case of if you can't beat `em, join `em.
UC Voter

Homer, GA

#3 Jun 30, 2013
The monument should be a big dick! That's what most atheists are.

United States

#4 Sep 3, 2013
Actually, many Atheists aren't dicks at all. Merely we seem like so because people who are religious try to shove their bibles down our throats and those who are assaulted will defend themselves. Now I will admit that there are those trolling Atheists who will just pick fights for the hell of it. I don't see the point. As long as I'm left alone, I don't see the point of picking fights, however a monument like that was only fair as the religious do try to put such things in public places as well. You can't do one thing without having to play fair and you see how when the monument was unveiled that those who are supposedly "good people" were total dicks about it. We're all humans, no matter if we follow or lead but don't judge many by a few and we won't do the same either. After all, you wouldn't want someone to compare you to that nut Pat Robertson and his anti-gay necklace and crackpot ring theory.

Have a nice day, night or whatever it is when you read this and remember, Thomas Jefferson was Atheist too.^_~

Canton, GA

#5 Sep 3, 2013
Sour_Skittles wrote:
Have a nice day, night or whatever it is when you read this and remember, Thomas Jefferson was Atheist too.^_~

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