Since: Jul 12

Gilbert, WV

#1 Aug 20, 2012
First let me begin by saying I am an atheist. Not because it's cool, not to gain attention, and I do not seek nor want the approval of others. That said I sit back and watch the fighting and the mudslinging and honestly what is the point? I believe how I believe. I know in my heart I am right. If you do believe in religion or god then that is your business. This isn't the thread for you if you do. I won't tell you to be an atheist as long as you don't start preaching your crap to me. That's simple enough. But there isn't a person in this world, in Phelps or elsewhere that will stop me from not believing in religion, or displaying atheist stickers or clothing. I don't hassle you about those Jesus fish you all love to put on your cars. Don't hassle me. I have every right to display my belief. My children have every right to go to school without having Christianity endorsed or taught by the teacher. In fact if I ever get wind of it at school coming from the school or a group setting I will sue and give the money to charity. I can't and don't want to stop your child from private prayer at breaks or recess. I will not condone it when it's for the whole class. The words under god are NOT a part of the pledge anymore. In fact they were only a part for a few years. The original pledge didn't have them. Long story short I am not here to fight with you. Merely to stand up for my family and our beliefs. I believe you have that right as well but not to me. Stop all this fighting, let it go and let's get back to the issues. Thank you.
agree

Pikeville, KY

#2 Aug 20, 2012
DevoutAtheist wrote:
First let me begin by saying I am an atheist. Not because it's cool, not to gain attention, and I do not seek nor want the approval of others. That said I sit back and watch the fighting and the mudslinging and honestly what is the point? I believe how I believe. I know in my heart I am right. If you do believe in religion or god then that is your business. This isn't the thread for you if you do. I won't tell you to be an atheist as long as you don't start preaching your crap to me. That's simple enough. But there isn't a person in this world, in Phelps or elsewhere that will stop me from not believing in religion, or displaying atheist stickers or clothing. I don't hassle you about those Jesus fish you all love to put on your cars. Don't hassle me. I have every right to display my belief. My children have every right to go to school without having Christianity endorsed or taught by the teacher. In fact if I ever get wind of it at school coming from the school or a group setting I will sue and give the money to charity. I can't and don't want to stop your child from private prayer at breaks or recess. I will not condone it when it's for the whole class. The words under god are NOT a part of the pledge anymore. In fact they were only a part for a few years. The original pledge didn't have them. Long story short I am not here to fight with you. Merely to stand up for my family and our beliefs. I believe you have that right as well but not to me. Stop all this fighting, let it go and let's get back to the issues. Thank you.
I am in full agreement with you!Not because I don t believe in God,but because I do believe in God.His teachings say for us to be a guiding light and show people the way by example and everyone does have the right to live as they choose as long as it is legal in the laws of man.That means if you like your life and treat others with respect,take care of your family and pay your taxes?You re legal in the eyes of man and we should respect your wishes to the best of our ability and notice I said respect?Not like?That is different,but it still does not give anyone the right to start a holy war over their belief.I commend anyone who stands up for their rights and defends there life.On a personal note from myself to all!God bless and take care of your family and be happy!That is my God s true plan for all!!!

Since: Jul 12

Clay City, KY

#3 Aug 20, 2012
agree wrote:
<quoted text>I am in full agreement with you!Not because I don t believe in God,but because I do believe in God.His teachings say for us to be a guiding light and show people the way by example and everyone does have the right to live as they choose as long as it is legal in the laws of man.That means if you like your life and treat others with respect,take care of your family and pay your taxes?You re legal in the eyes of man and we should respect your wishes to the best of our ability and notice I said respect?Not like?That is different,but it still does not give anyone the right to start a holy war over their belief.I commend anyone who stands up for their rights and defends there life.On a personal note from myself to all!God bless and take care of your family and be happy!That is my God s true plan for all!!!
I agree with you. If god or the belief in god helps someone be happier, or helps them to keep living then its irrelevant if it's real or not. Can't be bad if it keeps them alive. That said I don't believe but I respect the right for others to believe. And I'd do anything to help out my fellow man if they were in trouble no matter what religion or non religion. I just expect to be able to display my pride in atheism on my person and vehicles or whatever without judgement for it. The same as I don't judge those with Jesus fish or god plates or window stickers. They own it, that is their fundamental right as a human being. Nice to meet you and thanks for the post.

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