Atheist monument is more American than Ten Commandments
In the very near future, America will have its first monument erected in the name of atheism .
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“Leave That Thing Alone!”
Since: Nov 07
#1 Jun 6, 2013
Excellent fact filled article!
How long before a fundie tries to refute it with the classic: "na-uh... the bible says <insert irrelevant bible passage here>
#4 Jul 3, 2013
I found this very interesting :[from the article]
"So far this is pretty standard operating procedure. There have been Ten Commandment court battles all over the country. Bradford County officials didn't want to go that way, though. Faced with the prospect of draining the already meager county coffers, they decided to make a deal. If American Atheists would drop their legal action, they could erect their own statue next to the Ten Commandments."
Those involved seem to be the only ones who can keep the "facts" straight.......
"Well, Jan...it looks like your side won this round. I hear rumors the case was dropped, for not enough $$ to make it work. The only hope we have is that the ACLU will pick it up, but I doubt they will.
Ignorance reigns supreme, at least here in Bradford County. "
"Thanks, Jan...we each have our core set of beliefs that govern our destinies; no one wants to see their ideals vanquished. I wish the same, to you, in your life.
However, on a positive note, I see the County is allowing the American Athiest's to put up their own monument, along side of Ten; at least both sides will now be represented, and people can make their own choices on what to believe."
#5 Dec 4, 2013
Except all views are not represented, just two.
That's why "inclusion" isn't a good strategy.
Keep government secular and religion private is the better approach in the long term.
All that Bradford has done is to encourage other groups to threaten to get their own monument.
I suspect they ignored their attorney's legal advice here. They usually do.
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