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Atheists to tidy road, get sign in Jonesboro

There are 399 comments on the Arkansas Online story from Apr 4, 2010, titled Atheists to tidy road, get sign in Jonesboro. In it, Arkansas Online reports that:

Joseph Langston, director of the Atheist Community of Jonesboro, picks up trash Saturday along U.S. 63 in Jonesboro.

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NO GOD

United States

#384 Jul 20, 2010
Monkey see monkey do.....it is really sick what they indoctrinate to the smallest children. Sad very sad.

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Since: Jun 10

Kalamazoo, MI

#385 Jul 20, 2010
Prepared wrote:
I keep trying to get them to read
http://www.wikihow.com/Persuade-an-Atheist-to...
and
http://www.wikihow.com/Persuade-a-Christian-t...
so that we can at least get past all the tired, old nonsense and get to something productive, like common ground.
I don't keep common ground with under-informed, brainwashed lunatics that believe in a magic man in the sky.

BDU

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#386 Jul 20, 2010
NO GOD wrote:
Monkey see monkey do.....it is really sick what they indoctrinate to the smallest children. Sad very sad.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =zALqMWimBbMXX&feature=rel ated
Kids will mimic what they see, and all that clapping from the congregation just spurs them on. That poor child has no idea what they're doing, other than mimicking the actions of the mouth-breathing adults in that insane asylum.

Since: Jun 10

Kalamazoo, MI

#387 Jul 21, 2010
BDU wrote:
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Kids will mimic what they see, and all that clapping from the congregation just spurs them on. That poor child has no idea what they're doing, other than mimicking the actions of the mouth-breathing adults in that insane asylum.
Agreed! That video was one of the most disturbing things I've ever seen, and I grew up in one of the worst neighborhoods in the country. Detroit's got nothing on these crack-heads.
snake

Waterloo, Canada

#388 Jul 22, 2010
Burp
Prepared

Jonesboro, AR

#389 Jul 28, 2010
fooker22 wrote:
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I don't keep common ground with under-informed, brainwashed lunatics that believe in a magic man in the sky.
The "common ground" I'm talking about is civility. Even if I think they're brainwashed lunatics, I can't hope to ever convince them to treat nonbelievers with civility and respect if I don't extend the olive branch to them. Hostility only breeds more hostility.

When atheists are hostile toward theists, it encourages hostility toward atheists. Likewise, when theists act in a hostile manner toward atheists, it encourages anger and division. Let's focus on what we all have in common first, then discuss the issues in a civilized manner. We're all human, no matter how we were educated, informed, indoctrinated, or misinformed. For a speaker on either side of an issue to forget that weakens the voice of the speaker and effectively removes their point of view from the actual civilized discussion, no matter how loudly they may shout after that point.

Since: Jun 10

Kalamazoo, MI

#390 Jul 28, 2010
Prepared wrote:
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The "common ground" I'm talking about is civility. Even if I think they're brainwashed lunatics, I can't hope to ever convince them to treat nonbelievers with civility and respect if I don't extend the olive branch to them. Hostility only breeds more hostility.
When atheists are hostile toward theists, it encourages hostility toward atheists. Likewise, when theists act in a hostile manner toward atheists, it encourages anger and division. Let's focus on what we all have in common first, then discuss the issues in a civilized manner. We're all human, no matter how we were educated, informed, indoctrinated, or misinformed. For a speaker on either side of an issue to forget that weakens the voice of the speaker and effectively removes their point of view from the actual civilized discussion, no matter how loudly they may shout after that point.
That's the problem though, their religion creates the divisive hostility they have towards us, so there's really no point in being polite. They are a bunch of brainwashed goons, and are incapable of being anything more.
in the know

Jackson, TN

#391 Jul 28, 2010
Prepared wrote:
<quoted text>
The "common ground" I'm talking about is civility. Even if I think they're brainwashed lunatics, I can't hope to ever convince them to treat nonbelievers with civility and respect if I don't extend the olive branch to them. Hostility only breeds more hostility.
When atheists are hostile toward theists, it encourages hostility toward atheists. Likewise, when theists act in a hostile manner toward atheists, it encourages anger and division. Let's focus on what we all have in common first, then discuss the issues in a civilized manner. We're all human, no matter how we were educated, informed, indoctrinated, or misinformed. For a speaker on either side of an issue to forget that weakens the voice of the speaker and effectively removes their point of view from the actual civilized discussion, no matter how loudly they may shout after that point.
Now that's an intelligent post. I respect what you've said here. We've locked horns in the past but you have earned my respect. Unfortunately, your words are wasted on the fookers of the world I fear. He is as biased against Christians and the bible as he claims they are against atheism. He is the radical but uninformed example from the atheist side. His hatred comes forth in most of his posts. And there are many on the Christian side too, with equally bad behavior.
At any rate, what you've said makes sense and I appreciate the post.

“I'm mean because you're dumb.”

Since: Mar 09

Jonesboro, AR

#392 Jul 28, 2010
Prepared wrote:
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The "common ground" I'm talking about is civility. Even if I think they're brainwashed lunatics, I can't hope to ever convince them to treat nonbelievers with civility and respect if I don't extend the olive branch to them. Hostility only breeds more hostility.
When atheists are hostile toward theists, it encourages hostility toward atheists. Likewise, when theists act in a hostile manner toward atheists, it encourages anger and division. Let's focus on what we all have in common first, then discuss the issues in a civilized manner. We're all human, no matter how we were educated, informed, indoctrinated, or misinformed. For a speaker on either side of an issue to forget that weakens the voice of the speaker and effectively removes their point of view from the actual civilized discussion, no matter how loudly they may shout after that point.
I certainly agree on both accounts. I'm often caught in the middle since I'm neither religious nor atheist. I've had atheists get up in my face about "sitting on the fence" just about as much as I've had Christians gets up in my face about not going to church or aggressively try to "re-convert" me. At least in person, I try to get along with everyone I meet, but there are so many people who don't seem to understand that none of us have The Answer, and none of us probably will until we're dead (go go science!!). I'm perfectly fine with that. I just want to live my life to be happy and I wish everyone else could do the same.

“I'm mean because you're dumb.”

Since: Mar 09

Jonesboro, AR

#393 Jul 28, 2010
fooker22 wrote:
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That's the problem though, their religion creates the divisive hostility they have towards us, so there's really no point in being polite. They are a bunch of brainwashed goons, and are incapable of being anything more.
While the louder ones make it seem that way, not all of them are like that.

Since: Jun 10

Kalamazoo, MI

#394 Jul 28, 2010
Maladi wrote:
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While the louder ones make it seem that way, not all of them are like that.
I guess I only encounter the loud ones then.

Since: Nov 09

United States

#395 Jul 28, 2010
shaneg9 wrote:
atheists actually have a group? you mean there are actually ppl that don't believe in a god/gods enough that that they have a group so they can meet and assemblize to discuss not believing in higher powers????
I think you mean, enough people believe in not believing in traditional higher powers. We all have our own little gods. Money, drugs, rationalization, or even disbelief are theirs. When you have enough people to come together for a religious purpose, its a church. Thus, the athiest church picked up trash.
NO REALLY

Lecanto, FL

#396 Jul 28, 2010
Only Church I visit is Church's Chicken
The Matrixiest

Jonesboro, AR

#397 Jul 28, 2010
NO REALLY wrote:
Only Church I visit is Church's Chicken
[Quotes from the Theitrix]

Poon Boy: Do not try and believe in God. That's impossible. Instead... only try to realize the truth.
Zero: What truth?
Poon Boy: There is no God.
Zero: There is no God?
Poon Boy: Then you'll see, that it is not the God that is believed, it is only yourself.

[as Zero tries to wipe his ass with some undisclosed holy book]
Confabulation: Good shit, huh? It's good for two things: degreasing engines and killing brain cells.

[Duality, dressed like a tramp, at a sleazy nightclub]
Duality: I know why you're here, Zero. I know what you've been doing... why you hardly sleep, why you live alone, and why night after night, you wank at your computer. You're looking for him. I know because I was once looking for the same thing. And when he found me, he told me I wasn't really looking for him. I was looking for Church's Chicken. It's the question that drives us, Zero. It's the question that brought you here. You know the question, just as I did.
Zero: What is the point of Topix?
Duality: The answer is out there, Zero, and it's looking for you, and it will fondle you if you want it to.

Confabulation: You know, I know this Church's Chicken value meal doesn't exist. I know that when I put it in my mouth, the Theitrix is telling my brain that it is juicy and delicious. After nine years, you know what I realize?
[Takes a bite of his own leg]
Confabulation: Ignorance and autocannibalism are bliss.

Aetheus: I'm trying to free your mind, Zero. But I can only show you the door. You're the one that has to walk through it.
Prepared

Jonesboro, AR

#398 Jul 28, 2010
I think

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/EG08...

and

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/front_page/ED08A...

both provide more enlightenment than everything posted here. Of course, they just say the same thing said in http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0387808/ but in a more formal and convincing way.

The civilized depopulate, while the barbarians breed like rabbits. It's a brutal cycle that always ends in the fall of great societies.
Guest 2

United States

#399 Jul 28, 2010
in the know wrote:
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Now that's an intelligent post. I respect what you've said here. We've locked horns in the past but you have earned my respect. Unfortunately, your words are wasted on the fookers of the world I fear. He is as biased against Christians and the bible as he claims they are against atheism. He is the radical but uninformed example from the atheist side. His hatred comes forth in most of his posts. And there are many on the Christian side too, with equally bad behavior.
At any rate, what you've said makes sense and I appreciate the post.

"in the know", I just want you to know that I have appreciated your responses. I agree 100%.

“I'm mean because you're dumb.”

Since: Mar 09

Jonesboro, AR

#400 Jul 28, 2010
fooker22 wrote:
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I guess I only encounter the loud ones then.
It's easier to encounter the louder ones of any group. >.<
Prepared

Jonesboro, AR

#401 Jul 28, 2010
Maladi wrote:
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It's easier to encounter the louder ones of any group. >.<
I tend to avoid groups with loud, obnoxious members.
in the know

Dexter, MO

#402 Jul 29, 2010
Guest 2 wrote:
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"in the know", I just want you to know that I have appreciated your responses. I agree 100%.
Thank you.

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