Atheist group to Williams: Move polli...

Atheist group to Williams: Move polling place

There are 26 comments on the Suwanee Democrat story from Jan 31, 2011, titled Atheist group to Williams: Move polling place. In it, Suwanee Democrat reports that:

A Lake City-based atheist group has asked Suwannee County Supervisor of Elections Glenda Williams not to locate polling places within area churches.

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Senior Chief

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#1 Feb 1, 2011
What difference would it make to a true atheist. If you don't believe in God, then its just another building with no particular significance. I these people are not in fact true atheist, but merely sad people with low self esteem who needs to feel important. I think I will just pray for them.
Mr Fred

High Springs, FL

#2 Feb 8, 2011
Senior Chief wrote:
What difference would it make to a true atheist. If you don't believe in God, then its just another building with no particular significance. I these people are not in fact true atheist, but merely sad people with low self esteem who needs to feel important. I think I will just pray for them.
That's the most logical reply I've ever heard on the topic.
A Christmas manger scene is just a collection of figurines on hay!
Way to go.

Since: Jul 07

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#3 Feb 8, 2011
Senior Chief wrote:
What difference would it make to a true atheist. If you don't believe in God, then its just another building with no particular significance. I these people are not in fact true atheist, but merely sad people with low self esteem who needs to feel important. I think I will just pray for them.
Right on Chieft, right on!
proud atheist

Lake City, FL

#4 Jul 9, 2011
@Senior Chief number one you have no idea what a true atheist is because you have been brainwashed at birth and continue to be so!!number two the real issue was the placement of religious material within the polling area!! and not the church itself you moron!!! so get your facts straight.
Senior Chief

Lake City, FL

#5 Jul 9, 2011
proud atheist wrote:
@Senior Chief number one you have no idea what a true atheist is because you have been brainwashed at birth and continue to be so!!number two the real issue was the placement of religious material within the polling area!! and not the church itself you moron!!! so get your facts straight.
If the issue was placement of religious material, then someone needs to educate Mr. Lewis, because he was quoted in this article as saying: " members of his group complained about a "polling place" located at Wellborn Baptist Church during the 2010 elections. We must insist that the "polling place" be moved to a more secular environment,” Lewis wrote.

Thanks for your input, but instead of calling me names, why don't you educate me on what a true atheist believes. The dictionary defines an atheist as a person who denies or disbelieves the existence of a supreme being or beings. Maybe you have a different understanding or really just don't understand what it is you believe. Like the song says, you can swear there ain’t not heaven, but you better pray there ain’t no hell! I think will still pray for you and Mr. Lewis and encourage others to do so as well!!!
wondering

Lake City, FL

#6 Jul 9, 2011
It is so funny how a small group of people can try and push everyone else around. I think that churches that let all the people walk into their buildings, scratch their floors and just be nice by letting people use the rooms are very patriotic and doing a great job of showing that everyone is welcome to step foot through their doors.
Get a backbone. The churches aren't handing out fliers and trying to convert you. You are just walking in and voting.
If an atheist group building opened up their rooms to the public for voting you wouldn't see Christians crying and stomping their feet because they are having to walk into their building.
I just hope that you and others that are so thin-skinned can go on in life and focus on what is important and leave a non issue as a non issue.
proud atheist

Lake City, FL

#7 Jul 9, 2011
This was in the actual letter sent to the supervisor of elections.

We've had several complaints from members who was assigned to vote at the Wellborn Baptist Church. Thesemembers of (“AONF”), said that they were offended by all the religious material on the wall's in the church during the last election. Which is a clear violation of the separation of church and state. Problems like this is exactly why polling places need to be located at a secular neutral site. If youcan not control the proselytizing with religious material in what is supposed to be a secular environment. We must insist that the polling place be moved to a more secular environment.

The moron reporter just used that one quote to sell newspapers. Before you make an opinion about something I suggest you get the true facts and believe me they do not come from the Suwanee Democrat!!!!!!! it is quite clear that you do not know what an atheist is by your statements! Atheists tend to be a lot happier than their counterparts that believes that there is a magical man that lives in the sky that watches everything they do. We live our lives without the fear that you have! If you want to know about atheism ask an atheist!

The only real thing we are unhappy about is the unhappiness religion has brought to the world!

With the fall of the Roman Empire, the librarian of Alexandria was pulled off her carriage and skinned alive. In the first crusade, Christians killed tens of thousands of people they called "infidels". The Children's Crusade (1212) caused the deaths of nearly 50,000 children. Preachers sentenced to death and executed thousands during the Inquisition (1233-1834) for heresy and witchcraft. There were the Salem witch trials (1692) in America. The 17th Century Thirty Years War (Catholics v. protestants) wiped out tens of millions in Europe. In the Taiping Rebellion in China in the 1850's a Christian cult started a war that resulted in the slaughter of twenty million people. In the Holocaust six million Jews along with 5 million homosexuals and other "heretics" were murdered by the Christian Adolf Hitler. Quote “Hence today I believe that I am acting in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator:- by defending myself against the Jew, I am fighting for the work of the Lord”— Adolph Hitler!!!. And Muslims and Christians in Bosnia reached a death toll of over 250,000. Former President Bush admitted that his crusade against the people of Iraq was started because God told him to invade the country. There have been many other examples of religious activism that has resulted in injuries or deaths of many innocent people. Religious parents have been known to turn to religion instead of modern medicine when their child becomes sick. This has resulted in the deaths of far too many innocent children, who would still be alive today if it weren't for their parents' delusions. And that's just for starters.

So get an education and quit drinking the religious Kool-Aid!!!!

PS save your prayers for the 50,000 children that die per day!! Can you say thank you magical sky daddy!!
proud atheist

Lake City, FL

#8 Jul 9, 2011
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from a
religious conviction.
Blaise Pascal
proud atheist

Lake City, FL

#9 Jul 9, 2011
@wondering
Just because you do not see this as a issue doesn't mean other people do not. It is quite clear that you do not understand what you're talking about as well the simple fact is all this group wanted was the religious material removed from the voting area. The Suwanee Democrat made it an issue about moving the polling place so get your facts straight!
wondering

Lake City, FL

#10 Jul 9, 2011
No I understand perfectly. you are making an issue where there is none.
As i stated before. Get a backboune. The religious material you are harping about won't hurt you. Like your speech about not believing in God won't hurt a Christian.
It is funny how Christians are supposed to do all these bad things. LOL maybe you should just read the Bible and see that you are soooooo wrong about what true Christianity is all about.
You choose not to be. God gave you that right. But to make issues where there are non is obsurd.
Leave people alone that haven't done anything to you. Christians only care for your soul.
Take the time to care about others no matter what they believe.
I knew that this wasn't about religious material. it is about people trying to take away religious freedom. LOL
wondering

Lake City, FL

#11 Jul 9, 2011
that was see what christianity is all about. not a time for typos lol
proud atheist

Lake City, FL

#12 Jul 9, 2011
@wondering

You can deny all those things were done in the name of religion all you want but the evidence is clearly there.

Get a backboune? You're the one that actually needs to get a backbone and walk away from your Bronze Age belief that you have no evidence for.

Read the Bible really hate to inform you but that's how the majority of atheists become atheists. I have read the old and New Testaments as well as many other religious books if you would do so yourself instead of listening to your con man preacher or whatever you want to call him you would find the truth about what a true Christian is and believe me you are not one of them!

Christians only care for your soul. What evidence do you have that I have a soul?

We do not care what you believe as long as you keep it to your self!
wondering

Lake City, FL

#13 Jul 9, 2011
hahahahahahahahahahahaha
God sees all you do. He knows your heart. He knows my heart. To call me a non true Christian because I took a stand. What was I supposed to do. Keep quit. Christians are suposed to stand in a corner and cower to the wrong in the world.
NOPE.
I know that all the Christians that are reading this and what has started this are praying for you.
Oh, I know you don't care. But it don't stop Christians from caring anyway.
Sorry but we do.
You have a great life. I pray that this life is all you want it to be.
byeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
Senior Chief

Lake City, FL

#14 Jul 9, 2011
proud atheist wrote:
This was in the actual letter sent to the supervisor of elections.
We've had several complaints from members who was assigned to vote at the Wellborn Baptist Church. Thesemembers of (“AONF”), said that they were offended by all the religious material on the wall's in the church during the last election. Which is a clear violation of the separation of church and state. Problems like this is exactly why polling places need to be located at a secular neutral site. If youcan not control the proselytizing with religious material in what is supposed to be a secular environment. We must insist that the polling place be moved to a more secular environment.
The moron reporter just used that one quote to sell newspapers. Before you make an opinion about something I suggest you get the true facts and believe me they do not come from the Suwanee Democrat!!!!!!! it is quite clear that you do not know what an atheist is by your statements! Atheists tend to be a lot happier than their counterparts that believes that there is a magical man that lives in the sky that watches everything they do. We live our lives without the fear that you have! If you want to know about atheism ask an atheist!
The only real thing we are unhappy about is the unhappiness religion has brought to the world!
With the fall of the Roman Empire, the librarian of Alexandria was pulled off her carriage and skinned alive. In the first crusade, Christians killed tens of thousands of people they called "infidels". The Children's Crusade (1212) caused the deaths of nearly 50,000 children. Preachers sentenced to death and executed thousands during the Inquisition (1233-1834) for heresy and witchcraft. There were the Salem witch trials (1692) in America. The 17th Century Thirty Years War (Catholics v. protestants) wiped out tens of millions in Europe. In the Taiping Rebellion in China in the 1850's a Christian cult started a war that resulted in the slaughter of twenty million people. In the Holocaust six million Jews along with 5 million homosexuals and other "heretics" were murdered by the Christian Adolf Hitler. Quote “Hence today I believe that I am acting in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator:- by defending myself against the Jew, I am fighting for the work of the Lord”— Adolph Hitler!!!. And Muslims and Christians in Bosnia reached a death toll of over 250,000. Former President Bush admitted that his crusade against the people of Iraq was started because God told him to invade the country. There have been many other examples of religious activism that has resulted in injuries or deaths of many innocent people. Religious parents have been known to turn to religion instead of modern medicine when their child becomes sick. This has resulted in the deaths of far too many innocent children, who would still be alive today if it weren't for their parents' delusions. And that's just for starters.
So get an education and quit drinking the religious Kool-Aid!!!!
PS save your prayers for the 50,000 children that die per day!! Can you say thank you magical sky daddy!!
Once again you have decided to call someone a moron! Name calling only shows a lack of intelligence. Is that the best you've got? You still didn't say what you beleive in! Do you not beleive in God because evil has been done in the name of God? War has been declared over many issues to include territory, race, riches and yes even religion. Do you not beleive in borders, racial pride or having money or it only the wars of religiion that bother you? I am still praying for your soul and will continue to do so!!!!
proud atheist

Lake City, FL

#15 Jul 9, 2011
God sees all you do.

Which God and what evidence do you have for him? I will make it even easier for you what evidence do you have that a man named Jesus Christ ever walk this earth?Outside of the book of lies in your own personal delusions!

Your God sees all that's true according to the Bible and if you believe this you do understand that he sees those 50,000 children per day suffering and dying!! In fact according to your Bible it is his will that those 50,000 children die in horrible agony!! Wow what a great father!!

He knows your heart.. Really than your imaginary god knows that I have a kinder heart than the majority of all Christians were ever have!!!

And please save your prayers for those 50,000 children that die per day!! Not that prayers actually work.

Sometimes the truth hurts!!!
proud atheist

Lake City, FL

#16 Jul 9, 2011
@Senior Chief

Once again you have decided to call someone a moron! Name calling only shows a lack of intelligence. Is that the best you've got?

Clearly you do not know what intelligence is and will never know!!

You still didn't say what you beleive in! Do you not beleive in God because evil has been done in the name of God? War has been declared over many issues to include territory, race, riches and yes even religion.

I am still praying for your soul and will continue to do so!!!!

What evidence do you have that human beings have a soul ?

You still didn't say what you beleive in!

I personally do not do not believe in a God because there is no evidence for one!! And if you actually took the time to find out for yourself you would come to the same conclusion!!

Do you not beleive in borders, racial pride or having money or it only the wars of religiion that bother you?

These things clearly harm other human beings so no I do not believe in.

Do you believe in murdering people over these things?

When religious people quit harming other humans that do not share their delusions then the world will be a much nicer place.
wondering

Lake City, FL

#17 Jul 9, 2011
This is my last post.
As for if God exist. I know he does. You don't have to believe. God gave us all a choice to deny Him. we live in an imperfect world. And there are some people that kill other people. If someone claims to kill in Jesus' name, that is their mistake.
Abortion kills our babies. Christian try to stop that innocent killing.
Evil is everywhere. There is good and bad everywhere. Some people claim to be Chtistians and do evil. Some claim to be atheist and do evil things.
The truth is there is good and bad everywhere. Good people and bad people everywhere.
You are cutting people down for no reason. When these people take a stand you cut them down.
That isn't nice no matter what you believe.
There is plenty of evidence of God everywhere. I have seen it. I have even been healed by God. It isn't a long story but you don't want to hear it. And if you say you do, you will cut me down for it.
You keep chosing to not believe. But please, please, please, stop being me to me or others because wew do.
As for the beginning of this topic, if the churches let people come into their buildings to vote, that is extremely nice. And no one says you cann only be a Christian to walk in here. Everyone is welcome. Believe in God is wonderful and awesome.
And I have many testamonies to prove just how wonderful he is. As do other Christians.
I have taken a lot of years to study and learn and I still believe. Time only makes my beliefs stronger.
You can't prove he don't exist. I wonder what happened in your life that makes you so bitter against the one who loves you more than you could ever know. God bless
proud atheist

Lake City, FL

#18 Jul 9, 2011
@wondering

This is the most craziest statement you have made as of yet.
Some claim to be atheist and do evil things.

I challenge you to show me one atheist that ever done anything evil in the name of atheism!! Good luck!!!!!!!!!!

I am sorry your personal delusions do not count as evidence. What makes you think that your rights are any better than anyone else's? You said I am welcome in any church would you mind if I come to your church next Sunday? By the way I'm going to have a lot of questions they won't mind will they? I must tell you now I will not drink the Kool-Aid so please do not ask me to. By the way the next time you talk to God you should ask him about his pro-abortion policy

God will punish women by aborting their fetus through a miscarriage. Firstly
“Give them, O LORD–what will You give? Give them a miscarrying womb and dry breasts.(Hosea 9:14)
God teaches the use of a bizarre ritual using cursed “bitter water” to abort a fetus who was conceived through infidelity.(Numbers 5:11-21)
God orders Moses to kill every Midianite woman who was no longer a virgin.(many of these women would obviously have been pregnant)(Numbers 31:15-18)
God promises to destroy the infants of Samaria and rip open the stomachs of pregnant women.
The people of Samaria must bear their guilt, because they have rebelled against their God. They will fall by the sword; their little ones will be dashed to the ground, their pregnant women ripped open.(Hosea 13:16)
God allows the pregnant women of Tappuah to be ripped open.
At that time Menahem, starting out from Tirzah, attacked Tiphsah and everyone in the city and its vicinity, because they refused to open their gates. He sacked Tiphsah and ripped open all the pregnant women.(2 Kings 15:16)
God commands the killing of infants and nursing babies.
Now go and attack Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and do not spare them. But kill both man and woman, infant and nursing child, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.(1 Samuel 15:3)
God repays your enemies by destroying their babies.
Happy is he who repays you for what you have done to us. He who seizes your infants and dashes them against the rocks.(Psalms 137:8-9)

Maybe when you finally get to your imaginary heaven you can ask your fairy tale Jesus if you can be neighbors with jeffrey dahmer he asked for forgiveness and ultimately declared himself a born-again Christian and was baptized by a preacher from the Churches of Christ, Roy Ratcliff. Before he was executed.

Good luck with that!!!!!!!!
not buying your gab

Lake City, FL

#19 Jul 9, 2011
God has his reasons for any and everything he does. Anyone who reads these passages needs to read and study and see what is going on and why. The Bible has the answers. I need to study and see what is actually spoke of God and if they were God's words, why he ordered any of this. I know that in todays society people are put to death, sentenced to life in prison, and even get off when they murder someone.
I, as with wondering, will always trust in the Lord. He has shown me a great way to live.
As for Jeffery Dahmer, if he truly repented then he is in Heaven right now. God knew his heart and knows everyones heart.
I believe the Bible is God's word to us. I will always follow what is in it.
If you don't then that is up to you.
You seem so angry. You seem to hate anyone who is a Christian. Why?
Someone really hurt you. Did they do it in the name of the Lord? If they did, shame on them.
You are so mad at something. I know a lot of people that don't believe in God. Or say they don't. They don't act like you are acting.
Wondering. I know why you are not answering. This is deeper than can be addressed in here.
Go to any church in Lake City. Ask all the questions you want to. I am sure any preacher would be willing to answer.
You will always be welcome in a church.
proud atheist

Lake City, FL

#20 Jul 9, 2011
@not buying your gab
God has his reasons for any and everything he does.
So that is your excuse for genocide ?
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Anyone who reads these passages needs to read and study and see what is going on and why.
It is quite simple what is going on in those passages they disobeyed their daddy so he punished them and their unborn children. Thanks daddy!!!!! Is this how you treat your children if they disobey you?
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The Bible has the answers.
So you believe that the Bible can answer the question why the cosmos is so huge? And where does it end if it ends?
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I need to study and see what is actually spoke of God and if they were God's words, why he ordered any of this.
Yes do that in fact read your Bible from cover to cover and make sure you get a dictionary so you can understand what words mean and then cross-referenced those words into Greek and Hebrew.
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I know that in todays society people are put to death, sentenced to life in prison, and even get off when they murder someone.
I, as with wondering, will always trust in the Lord. He has shown me a great way to live.
As for Jeffery Dahmer, if he truly repented then he is in Heaven right now. God knew his heart and knows everyones heart.
So did he know his heart when he was murdering people? It is quite clear this is your attempt to escape from the reality that if your God exist he is a psychopath as well!! Well maybe you can be that psychopath Jeffery Dahmer neighbor as well.
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I believe the Bible is God's word to us.
Really which Bible is that? And what evidence do you have the proof your statement?
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I will always follow what is in it.
If you don't then that is up to you.
Really well the Bible clearly states to Kill Nonbelievers
They entered into a covenant to seek the Lord, the God of their fathers, with all their heart and soul; and everyone who would not seek the Lord, the God of Israel, was to be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman.(2 Chronicles 15:12-13. So here's the deal you tell me where and when because I clearly am a nonbeliever!!
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You seem so angry. You seem to hate anyone who is a Christian. Why?
I'm not angry and I don't hate anyone. I was simply pointing out that you people need to live in reality!!
Someone really hurt you. Did they do it in the name of the Lord?
Yes you are doing it right now by spreading your religious filth!! So shame on you!
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You are so mad at something. I know a lot of people that don't believe in God. Or say they don't. They don't act like you are acting.
The problem here is religious people can dish it out but they can't take. If I seem aggressive it is just a natural reaction to fend off the very thing that has harmed our natural evolution as a species.
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Wondering. I know why you are not answering. This is deeper than can be addressed in here.
I have no idea what you're talking about here.
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Go to any church in Lake City. Ask all the questions you want to. I am sure any preacher would be willing to answer.
You will always be welcome in a church.
The majority of them have already tried to answer my questions but could not because everything that they believe is based off of faith.
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It is quite obvious that you Christians have shown your intolerance towards other people and other religions by simply not wanting to move religious material out of a government function.

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