Atheism Is Patriotic Banner to Fly Over NYC July 4

Jul 3, 2012 Full story: American Atheists 42

American Atheists announced today that they will be flying a banner over New York City on July 4th. The banner behind the airplane will read, “Atheism Is Patriotic – atheists.org.”

Dave Silverman, President, said, “In 2011, American Atheists attempted to fly a banner in all fifty states on July 4th, but ran into discrimination from companies that refused to fly the banner. This year we are concentrating on New York City where the most powerful symbol of American freedom resides: the Statue of Liberty.” Full Story
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“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#1 Jul 4, 2012
Sorry. Even though I'm an Atheist I find this offensive. The truth should speak for itself. People selling BS need flying banners.
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#2 Jul 4, 2012
No need to be offended. Free country. It's just one harmless way to convey a message or make a point.

If truth simply spoke for itself there might be little need for discussion.

(Maybe there could be compromise - no atheist sky-banners and no 'God' in oaths or on money?:-)

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#3 Jul 4, 2012
I love airplanes. I look up whenever I hear an engine ... jet or prop doesn't matter. Seeing "the wings of eagles" towing an advert ... I dunno ... sacrilege somehow. It's like atheists and airplanes should be better than that. We sully ourselves.
OMIGOD

Riverhead, NY

#4 Jul 4, 2012
How much great art and great literature has been inspired by atheism?

Face it, for emotional appeal Christmas and Halloween have Labor Day beat!

What banner does atheism fly? A large blank space with a small question mark?

“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

Södertälje, Sweden

#5 Jul 4, 2012
OMIGOD wrote:
How much great art and great literature has been inspired by atheism?
Face it, for emotional appeal Christmas and Halloween have Labor Day beat!
What banner does atheism fly? A large blank space with a small question mark?
christians stole their holidays from other religions!

“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

Södertälje, Sweden

#6 Jul 4, 2012
I'm okay with it it's better to say something than to silently stand and listen to christians claiming that atheists can't be patriotic
OMIGOD

Riverhead, NY

#8 Jul 4, 2012
Mikko wrote:
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christians stole their holidays from other religions!
They sure didn't steal them from atheists.

“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

Södertälje, Sweden

#9 Jul 4, 2012
FUGGETABOUDIT wrote:
Let your freak flag fly!
christians are the freaks here

“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

Södertälje, Sweden

#10 Jul 4, 2012
OMIGOD wrote:
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They sure didn't steal them from atheists.
i can steal from christians and make them my own
Cujo

Regina, Canada

#11 Jul 4, 2012
OMIGOD wrote:
How much great art and great literature has been inspired by atheism?
Face it, for emotional appeal Christmas and Halloween have Labor Day beat!
What banner does atheism fly? A large blank space with a small question mark?
Atheism isn't about inspiration, it is simply a position. The denial or rejection of a claim that a deity exists.

Now, that doesn't mean there aren't great artists, musicians, architects, etc. that are atheists. You can draw inspiratin from many things, not just religion.

And as for a banner, does theism have a banner?

“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

Södertälje, Sweden

#13 Jul 4, 2012
FUGGETABOUDIT wrote:
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Yeah, I know. I was just channeling Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (likely before your time ;)
K

I'm half way to pension :)

“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

Södertälje, Sweden

#16 Jul 4, 2012
FUGGETABOUDIT wrote:
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Sorry baby -- you look so young!
i've got some good genes ^_^
nine to five

Riverhead, NY

#18 Jul 4, 2012
Mikko wrote:
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i can steal from christians and make them my own
Start with Pentecost and tell us how it goes.
nine to five

Riverhead, NY

#19 Jul 4, 2012
Cujo wrote:
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Atheism isn't about inspiration.
That's for damn sure.

Yawwwwwwn!
nine to five

Riverhead, NY

#20 Jul 4, 2012
Mikko wrote:
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i've got some good jeans ^_^
Calvin Klein??

“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

Södertälje, Sweden

#21 Jul 5, 2012
nine to five wrote:
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Start with Pentecost and tell us how it goes.
Allmost nobody cares about pentecost in Sweden
iagree

Riverhead, NY

#22 Jul 5, 2012
Mikko wrote:
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Allmost nobody cares about pentecost in Sweden
God noticed that.

“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

Södertälje, Sweden

#23 Jul 5, 2012
iagree wrote:
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Dog noticed that.
there's no dog
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#24 Jul 6, 2012
Cujo wrote:
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... And as for a banner, does theism have a banner?
'God' is on money, in the oath of allegiance and court walls.
But perhaps the idea came with Bush41's comment in mind?..
http://www.positiveatheism.org/writ/ghwbush.h...
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#25 Jul 6, 2012
OMIGOD wrote:
How much great art and great literature has been inspired by atheism?
Face it, for emotional appeal Christmas and Halloween have Labor Day beat!
What banner does atheism fly? A large blank space with a small question mark?
Not much was inspired by disbelief in pixies either.
Atheism has inspired some websites, writing and ditties like these..
http://www.atheismuk.com/2012/03/31/atheism/y...

Steve Martin's 'Atheists Don't Have No Songs'..


Humanism, empathy, experiences, science, morality and philosophy have inspired a great deal. So has critical thinking.

Religion is just superstition.

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