Atheist group to rip Bible pages in H.B....

Sep 15, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Orange County Register

Members of a grassroots atheist group say they will tear out pages of the Bible at the Huntington Beach pier Saturday to point out what they say is immorality in the book many Christians base their faith on.

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<quoted text>I just woke up something was reveal to me that you can eat a sack of dicks and your fake p...y machine must on the blink and they are coming to take me away the voices again they are telling me I see you have on pink knee pads with bullseye on your back now how you like me
Like I said before, its a mental illness. And you guy prove it time and time again with your insane ramblings.

I mean at least try and make the lie convincing? you're just poor at marketing in my opinion...
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Like I said before, its a mental illness. And you guy prove it time and time again with your insane ramblings.
I mean at least try and make the lie convincing? you're just poor at marketing in my opinion...
The world would not be interesting without people like me it gives you a drive and that you took time out to read my thoughtful outlook on life but relax it's all in the game of life the rantings of a mad women

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I put a 150gig hard drive in my original x-box using this method. Never had to buy another game just rent it and copy to drive.
Hunh. I have a used original Xbox, but I rarely played it-- I bought it to play original xbox games, as my Xbox2 has a messed up hard drive (no special partition).

I really ought to replace the xbox2 drive (gen 1) before those go away, as the gen 2 hard drives won't work on mine.

.. meh.

Except that what I found I really hate? Is xbox type controllers... <heh>

If only there was a keyboard/mouse combo that would actually >>work<<... I've not found any that actually worked with the games... they are hard-coded to use the stupid controller. meh.

I hate what consoles have done to games... I really do.

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Hunh. I have a used original Xbox, but I rarely played it-- I bought it to play original xbox games, as my Xbox2 has a messed up hard drive (no special partition).
I really ought to replace the xbox2 drive (gen 1) before those go away, as the gen 2 hard drives won't work on mine.
.. meh.
Except that what I found I really hate? Is xbox type controllers... <heh>
If only there was a keyboard/mouse combo that would actually >>work<<... I've not found any that actually worked with the games... they are hard-coded to use the stupid controller. meh.
I hate what consoles have done to games... I really do.
Yeah I prefer CPU to console as well

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<quoted text> The world would not be interesting without people like me it gives you a drive and that you took time out to read my thoughtful outlook on life but relax it's all in the game of life the rantings of a mad women
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Im sorry for whatever you think you experienced. The point I'm trying to make is that you have no proof of god, so attibuting your expreience to something like a god is essentially meaningless and a lie (since god is unproven).

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<quoted text> The world would not be interesting without people like me it gives you a drive and that you took time out to read my thoughtful outlook on life but relax it's all in the game of life the rantings of a mad women
False. People like you are 90% of why the world is as it is: pretty much violent over most of it.

Religion breeds violence, you see-- it gives people an easy excuse to go out and commit horrible acts, and feel zero remorse.

Why not? All they have to say is "Jewsus! Forgive me!" and *poof* they are forgiven, no regrets.

So... no. Without people such as you? The world would be a more peaceful place to live.

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We'd not have all this trouble with pollution, either--

-- for that's another thing: you people keep dumping toxic waste everywhere,'cause you think Jewsus is a Comin' Soon! So why bother to protect the earth? Jewsus is returning anyway.... right?

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You can tear the pages from out of the book, but you can never tear the words from out of my heart.
This is what I don't understand. If you choose not to believe in any higher power of any kind, then that's fine. That's on you. But why do you feel the need to be so violent about it? Why does it matter to you if someone wants to believe in something greater than themselves? They aren't hurting you any. They certainly don't need your permission. And why do you feel the need to always target Christians? Not that I give two shits about your opinion of me. Simply put there are other major religions worldwide. Christianity is not the only one.

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<quoted text>False. People like you are 90% of why the world is as it is: pretty much violent over most of it.

Religion breeds violence, you see-- it gives people an easy excuse to go out and commit horrible acts, and feel zero remorse.

Why not? All they have to say is "Jewsus! Forgive me!" and *poof* they are forgiven, no regrets.

So... no. Without people such as you? The world would be a more peaceful place to live.

And?

We'd not have all this trouble with pollution, either--

-- for that's another thing: you people keep dumping toxic waste everywhere,'cause you think Jewsus is a Comin' Soon! So why bother to protect the earth? Jewsus is returning anyway.... right?

... meh.
And nothingness breeds what? Nothingness. Also atheists are some of the most violent non-believers I have ever seen. In fact, I have never seen a group of people who don't believe as passionately as atheists do.

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If you choose not to believe in any higher power of any kind, then that's fine. That's on you. But why do you feel the need to be so violent about it?
Exactly who's being violent?
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Why does it matter to you if someone wants to believe in something greater than themselves? They aren't hurting you any.
Yes it does hurt others. When beliefs are used as a basis for discriminating against others e.g. homosexuals, atheists, other religions etc.
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And why do you feel the need to always target Christians? Not that I give two shits about your opinion of me. Simply put there are other major religions worldwide. Christianity is not the only one.
Because christianity is the major religion in this country. And it's the religion that most directly affects our laws and government, that's why.

I'm going to post something for you. Please read it :

Privilege is a concept much-used in most arguments on the part of minorities seeking to explain the ways in which they are disadvantaged or oppressed, and much-ignored in most arguments on the part of majorities seeking to call them uppity. It refers to the rights and advantages held by a group in power that are exercised unconsciously. In other words, it refers to the ways that even someone who is ostensibly a supporter of equal rights for a group of people can still inadvertently marginalize or oppress them.

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And nothingness breeds what? Nothingness. Also atheists are some of the most violent non-believers I have ever seen. In fact, I have never seen a group of people who don't believe as passionately as atheists do.
It's called believing in what is actually true. And yes, atheists are very passionate about that.

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<quoted text>Exactly who's being violent?

01Justsayin wrote, "Why does it matter to you if someone wants to believe in something greater than themselves? They aren't hurting you any."

Yes it does hurt others. When beliefs are used as a basis for discriminating against others e.g. homosexuals, atheists, other religions etc.

01Justsayin wrote, "And why do you feel the need to always target Christians? Not that I give two shits about your opinion of me. Simply put there are other major religions worldwide. Christianity is not the only one. "

Because christianity is the major religion in this country. And it's the religion that most directly affects our laws and government, that's why.

I'm going to post something for you. Please read it :

Privilege is a concept much-used in most arguments on the part of minorities seeking to explain the ways in which they are disadvantaged or oppressed, and much-ignored in most arguments on the part of majorities seeking to call them uppity. It refers to the rights and advantages held by a group in power that are exercised unconsciously. In other words, it refers to the ways that even someone who is ostensibly a supporter of equal rights for a group of people can still inadvertently marginalize or oppress them.
No violence here, my friend. Just friendly debate. I feel no need to convert you to my way of thinking and you sure as hell won't convert me to yours...or the lack thereof. To be honest, the belief in nothing baffles me. lol I find myself a bit curious as to how one can maintain it. Believing in nothing that is.
To say that every Christian is violent about their faith is presumptuous and false. Have you met every Christian? Surely you haven't! People can have faith in something without being violent. It is possible.

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<quoted text>It's called believing in what is actually true. And yes, atheists are very passionate about that.
So atheists do believe in something? I'm confused. Since truth is based upon an individual's perception, it stands to reason that what is true for one person will not be necessarily true to another. So wouldn't it be more accurate to say that you believe in what is true to you? And since no two men think/feel/perceive the world around them in exactly the same way, doesn't it stand to reason that you might actually be wrong? That your choice to believe or not believe in any given thing is more personal conviction and less universal truth? Especially seeing as how truth, or the coming to the realization of truth I should say, is a deeply personal experience that is unique to the individual experiencing it.

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No violence here, my friend. Just friendly debate. I feel no need to convert you to my way of thinking and you sure as hell won't convert me to yours...or the lack thereof. To be honest, the belief in nothing baffles me. lol I find myself a bit curious as to how one can maintain it. Believing in nothing that is.
To say that every Christian is violent about their faith is presumptuous and false. Have you met every Christian? Surely you haven't! People can have faith in something without being violent. It is possible.
Atheists don't believe in nothing. We believe in lot's of things. We just tend to base our beliefs on what can be demonstrated with evidence. Sorry that you don't understand that concept.

I never said all christians were violent about their faith. I have relationships with many christians that pure loving people. But, where I live (Bible belt) being an outed atheist can get you hurt. And 90% of the time it's so called christians that perpetrate it.

Example :

There are not many 16-year-olds who take a police escort to school, but until recently, Jessica Ahlquist was one of them.
An atheist, Ahlquist sued the city of Cranston, R.I., over a banner hanging in the auditorium of her high school, Cranston High School West. Printed on the banner, a longtime feature at the school, is a prayer to "Our Heavenly Father."
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Jessica Ahlquist has received threats since suing the school district over the banner.
Elisabeth Harrison/For NPR In January, a federal judge ordered the banner removed. The school board is expected to decide Thursday whether to appeal.
The ruling has prompted an angry backlash from residents. Ahlquist has received death threats and has even been criticized by her own state representative, Peter Palumbo.
"What an evil little thing. Poor thing," he told local talk radio station WPRO. "And it's not her fault. She's being ... trained to be like that."
The prayer, which opens with "Our Heavenly Father," urges students to work hard, be good people and achieve in sports. It ends with "Amen."
"It's stupid," says cheerleading coach Janine Hansen, a recent graduate of the school. "You have your opinions cool, keep them to yourself. It's four words in the whole prayer four words. Like, stupid."
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I'm confused. Since truth is based upon an individual's perception, it stands to reason that what is true for one person will not be necessarily true to another.
No, does 2+2=4 mean something different to you than it does to anyone else?
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And since no two men think/feel/perceive the world around them in exactly the same way, doesn't it stand to reason that you might actually be wrong?
So what? If I'm wrong about something then I will change my stance on it. But till it's been demonstarted to be true by evidence then I am reasonably justified in holding my stance. Nothing supernatural has ever been proven by verifiable evidence so the default position should always be not to believe it.

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<quoted text>Atheists don't believe in nothing. We believe in lot's of things. We just tend to base our beliefs on what can be demonstrated with evidence. Sorry that you don't understand that concept.

I never said all christians were violent about their faith. I have relationships with many christians that pure loving people. But, where I live (Bible belt) being an outed atheist can get you hurt. And 90% of the time it's so called christians that perpetrate it.

Example :

There are not many 16-year-olds who take a police escort to school, but until recently, Jessica Ahlquist was one of them.
An atheist, Ahlquist sued the city of Cranston, R.I., over a banner hanging in the auditorium of her high school, Cranston High School West. Printed on the banner, a longtime feature at the school, is a prayer to "Our Heavenly Father."
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Jessica Ahlquist has received threats since suing the school district over the banner.

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Jessica Ahlquist has received threats since suing the school district over the banner.
Elisabeth Harrison/For NPR In January, a federal judge ordered the banner removed. The school board is expected to decide Thursday whether to appeal.
The ruling has prompted an angry backlash from residents. Ahlquist has received death threats and has even been criticized by her own state representative, Peter Palumbo.
"What an evil little thing. Poor thing," he told local talk radio station WPRO. "And it's not her fault. She's being ... trained to be like that."
The prayer, which opens with "Our Heavenly Father," urges students to work hard, be good people and achieve in sports. It ends with "Amen."
"It's stupid," says cheerleading coach Janine Hansen, a recent graduate of the school. "You have your opinions — cool, keep them to yourself. It's four words in the whole prayer — four words. Like, stupid."
http://www.npr.org/2012/02/14/146538958/rhode...
Ha I'm a married bisexual woman living in the Bible belt. Outing yourself can get you disowned. Big whoop.
By definition atheism is the theory that God/supreme being/higher power does not exist. Which was pretty much the definition I used from the beginning. Though we each tossed around the word "truth" more. Which, in my case, God is my personal truth. Yours is something altogether different. My only take on that was that you don't have the authority to tell others what that truth is as it is unique to each individual. Nor does any human being for that matter. No matter what belief system they affiliate themselves with. Which leads me to my next question. Exactly what truth do you believe in?

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I'm a married bisexual woman living in the Bible belt. Outing yourself can get you disowned. Big whoop.
That girl in the story didn't get disowned. She got death threats from people calling themselves christians. Big difference.
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By definition atheism is the theory...
No, by definition an atheist is someone that doesn't believe in a God or gods.
A = lack of
Theism = belief in a God or gods.
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Which, in my case, God is my personal truth.
And how do you know it is true?
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My only take on that was that you don't have the authority to tell others what that truth is as it is unique to each individual.
Yes I do actually. If I tell you 2+2=4 that IS the truth. It can be demonstrated. But I can't make you accept it though.
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No matter what belief system they affiliate themselves with.
If it's true, belief isn't required.
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Exactly what truth do you believe in?
Whatever can be demonstrated to be true.

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<quoted text>That girl in the story didn't get disowned. She got death threats from people calling themselves christians. Big difference.

01Justsayin wrote, "By definition atheism is the theory..."

No, by definition an atheist is someone that doesn't believe in a God or gods.
A = lack of
Theism = belief in a God or gods.

01Justsayin wrote, "Which, in my case, God is my personal truth."

And how do you know it is true?

01Justsayin wrote, "My only take on that was that you don't have the authority to tell others what that truth is as it is unique to each individual."

Yes I do actually. If I tell you 2+2=4 that IS the truth. It can be demonstrated. But I can't make you accept it though.

01Justsayin wrote, "No matter what belief system they affiliate themselves with."

If it's true, belief isn't required.

01Justsayin wrote, "Exactly what truth do you believe in? "

Whatever can be demonstrated to be true.
Lol Firstly, I didn't read your story. Sorry. Ain't nobody got time for all that. As far as her being murdered for her lack of belief in God, this is nothing new. People are murdered for their faith every day. The only difference is in this case the roles were reversed. It doesn't make it right, and I'm genuinely heartbroken over a loss of life. But atheists aren't the only people to have ever experienced this either. Secondly, the definition of ATHEISM is the theory OR belief. So I wasn't wrong in saying what I said. Even If I didn't say it exactly the way you wanted me to. No need to break it down for me Kindergarden style. All scientific fact is supported by evidence. That is much different from taking your own beliefs (in whatever) and calling it truth. Who decides what truth is? I get the concept in believing only in what you can see, taste, touch, hear, etc. That makes sense to me. But then why all the hoopla? Why not just say that and be done with it? Belief is defined as an acceptance that a statement is true or that something exists. So, yeah, belief IS required if one is to come to acceptance. As always, thank you for the play by play of everything I've said. You know just in case I forget.

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Lol Firstly, I didn't read your story. Sorry. Ain't nobody got time for all that. As far as her being murdered for her lack of belief in God, this is nothing new. People are murdered for their faith every day. The only difference is in this case the roles were reversed. It doesn't make it right, and I'm genuinely heartbroken over a loss of life. But atheists aren't the only people to have ever experienced this either. Secondly, the definition of ATHEISM is the theory OR belief. So I wasn't wrong in saying what I said. Even If I didn't say it exactly the way you wanted me to. No need to break it down for me Kindergarden style. All scientific fact is supported by evidence. That is much different from taking your own beliefs (in whatever) and calling it truth. Who decides what truth is? I get the concept in believing only in what you can see, taste, touch, hear, etc. That makes sense to me. But then why all the hoopla? Why not just say that and be done with it? Belief is defined as an acceptance that a statement is true or that something exists. So, yeah, belief IS required if one is to come to acceptance. As always, thank you for the play by play of everything I've said. You know just in case I forget.
Atheism is a lack of belief in god.

Humans only believe in things that aren't really there. That's why we believe. We believe because they're not really there.

I don't believe in my house, car, rabbit, keys etc. I don't stop to think and question if I believe in them or not - because there' really there.

God on the other hand, is not there and there's plenty of proof of that. And still you say everything requires belief.

You say this because you're brainwashed and you assume that everyone thinks like you.

Like all atheists I LACK belief, and don't have a belief in anything that isn't demonstrably real or proven.

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