In America, atheists are still in the...

In America, atheists are still in the closet

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X Obama Supporter

Coffeyville, KS

#44727 Dec 14, 2012
Thinking wrote:
You seem damaged. Show the nice officer where your priest touched you.
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I have never been touched by a priest, I'm not religous and I do not attend church. But I am also not a whiney little atheist that is offended by the mere sight of cross or a religous symbol, or a Christian Christmas display, to the point that I would go hire a lawyer and cry about it until it is removed so my whittle sensitive eyes don't have to see something that apparently scare the living sh*t out of me. Poor thing, life must be difficult for such a sensitive ignorant damaged babe as yourself. "Whaaa there's a cross in my eyes, there's a cross in my eyes!!!"
top atheist

Des Plaines, IL

#44728 Dec 14, 2012
Buck Crick wrote:
<quoted text>
Well said.
As an atheist,Im offended that your even talking about the cross.Its just two beams crossed.Whats the big deal? I like the circle,Its complete.

“When you treat people as they ”

Since: Nov 10

treat you they get offended.

#44729 Dec 14, 2012
X Obama Supporter wrote:
<quoted text>
I have never been touched by a priest, I'm not religous and I do not attend church. But I am also not a whiney little atheist that is offended by the mere sight of cross or a religous symbol, or a Christian Christmas display, to the point that I would go hire a lawyer and cry about it until it is removed so my whittle sensitive eyes don't have to see something that apparently scare the living sh*t out of me. Poor thing, life must be difficult for such a sensitive ignorant damaged babe as yourself. "Whaaa there's a cross in my eyes, there's a cross in my eyes!!!"
But you are offended by those who feel crosses and other religious symbols are a waste of good space.

Are you offended to know that the mid winter festival –“Christmas display”- was a pagan tradition long before christianity was though of?

The average person has as much right to object to BS as another person has to promote BS.

Churches have hired layers too when they are not able to get their way, hell, they have persecuted, tortured and killed and people in order to get their way

Oh yes and so do priest when their paedophilia comes to light
X Obama Supporter

Coffeyville, KS

#44730 Dec 14, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
<quoted text>
But you are offended by those who feel crosses and other religious symbols are a waste of good space.
Are you offended to know that the mid winter festival –“Christmas display”- was a pagan tradition long before christianity was though of?
The average person has as much right to object to BS as another person has to promote BS.
Churches have hired layers too when they are not able to get their way, hell, they have persecuted, tortured and killed and people in order to get their way
Oh yes and so do priest when their paedophilia comes to light
I'm only "offended" by them because they think because something "offends" them or because they don't agree with something then it must just go away. If I'm offended by the sight of something....I just don't look at it. If I'm offended by what someone says...I just don't listen, I walk away so I don't have to hear it.
I don't tell them they must remove whatever it is that offends me or they must stop saying whatever offends me (unless of course they are in my home, then it's my rules).
I don't run around finding empty spaces crying "oh no, that is atheist, it's empty, it stands for and believes in nothing....it has to go, fill the space quick so my eyes are not subjected to this empty space of atheism" WHAAA WHAAAA

You have every right to "object" but you don't have the right to run around crying about crap you don't even have to be subjected to if you didn't seek it out. There is a difference between objecting to something and working to destroy or delete something simply because it offends you. If you don't like a show, don't watch it, others may like it and they have a right to watch it. If you don't like a radio station.....turn the damn knob and change it. Be offended...it's your right...but stop whining about having to see something you don't like, just don't freakin look at it!

Since: Feb 11

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#44731 Dec 14, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
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So?
The law requiring Christian worship in UK tax funded schools was amended in 2010.

Such a law of course is banned by our Constitution.
Thinking

Cirencester, UK

#44732 Dec 14, 2012
My eyesight is rather important to me so I try not to stick anything in my eyes.
I suggest you follow my friendly advice.
X Obama Supporter wrote:
<quoted text>
"Whaaa there's a cross in my eyes, there's a cross in my eyes!!!"
Thinking

Cirencester, UK

#44733 Dec 14, 2012
The Ghostbusters said not to cross the beams.
top atheist wrote:
<quoted text> As an atheist,Im offended that your even talking about the cross.Its just two beams crossed.Whats the big deal? I like the circle,Its complete.

Since: Feb 11

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#44734 Dec 14, 2012
SupaAFC wrote:
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Is that why none of your three short, tiny, non-factual responses actually addressed the Macmillan issue?
No one said you would be able to admit you were wrong, SuperFAG.

Review: Macmillan APPOINTED by Elizabeth, no election, none, WAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Since: Feb 11

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#44735 Dec 14, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
Several times I have shown you sites of maps and date lines to prove that the UK is east of the UK
The earth is round and revolves around the sun.

Lines on a map.

The sun rises earlier at my house than yours.

Since: Feb 11

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#44736 Dec 14, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
In 2008, eight states had no laws requiring students recite the Pledge of Allegiance at school. That number has recently dwindled to five, with Nebraska being the latest state to adopt a statewide mandate.
Don't care, the pledge of allegiance is of allegiance to the United States, not to God.

Compare it to the pledge every single lawmaker of any consequence makes to the monarch in the UK, who is the head of the state church.

There is no organized pray in US public schools; compare: the UK requires it by law.

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#44737 Dec 14, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
And so what did you do? You came up with the BS that Hawaii receives it sun 14 hours before the UK w
The sun comes up before the sun will come up again where you live, Skanque.

And it isn't my fault you don't know there are more than 24 time zones, I gave you the link.

Since: Feb 11

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#44738 Dec 14, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
Yes the law exits, what does that mean? It means that the law exists, great,
The law that requires organized Christian worship exists- and was amended again in 2010- so when you try to compare it to a law in the US and you come up with NOTHING because no only is there no such law, organized prayer is FORBIDDEN, you should just STFU.

It seems that I am of course right again.

Since: Feb 11

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#44739 Dec 14, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
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As I said - Prove it cocksucker.
How many have you had, Skanque?

Sizes and shapes?

It was the drippy ones that left such a lasting impression on you, eh, Skanque?

I know. You know.

Everyone else here knows.

Wipe your chin, Hon. Ya protest too much, methinks.

Since: Feb 11

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#44740 Dec 14, 2012
X Obama Supporter wrote:
Atheist are not in any "closet". They are running all over the country trying to find communities that can't afford law suits, schools, companies, and anyone else that is in no position to hire lawyers and spend thousands in court trying to defend themselves from the atheist whining that some cross is "offending" them
Most Americans understand the concept of 'freedom of religion' and separation of church and state. When religaholics try to foist their iconography on the rest of us, we here in the US have a normal path to have them removed legally, rather than the quicker resolution that occurs to many of us.

You want to put a cross up on your property, have a blast.

Don't try to put in on my property and state property is my property.

Since: Feb 11

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#44741 Dec 14, 2012
X Obama Supporter wrote:
They are the biggest whiners I've ever heard of in my life. Offended by a cross, any symbol of religious belief, or any symbol of Christmas other than the "Santa" side of it.
Put them on your lawn, not on mine.
X Obama Supporter

Coffeyville, KS

#44742 Dec 14, 2012
Thinking wrote:
My eyesight is rather important to me so I try not to stick anything in my eyes.
I suggest you follow my friendly advice.
<quoted text>
Oh I'm sorry...I didn't realize I was posting to "special needs", I of course meant my eyesight. Is that better sweety?

Since: Feb 11

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#44743 Dec 14, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
What has showing you do be a cocksucker got to do with temper?
Between the two of us, Skanque: you are the one that has had them banging against the back of the throat.

Temper, temper!

Since: Feb 11

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#44744 Dec 14, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
I have never met you so don’t notice the stains
I am sure you don't take names and I guess where your head is at never see faces.... and guys are reluctant to kiss after that.

Hey, but we appreciate everything you do, Honey.
X Obama Supporter

Coffeyville, KS

#44745 Dec 14, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
Put them on your lawn, not on mine.
Gee, I guess that makes it my lawn as well, if it's state lawn that is. So I assume the problem is that atheist have over time become more sensitive. I'm sorry to hear that, it must make life so much more difficult. To be offended by something you don't even believe in is really difficult to understand.
Most people can just go on with their life knowing that a symbol for something you don't believe in sitting on the lawn of the local municipal building isn't changing their lives in the least. It doesn't take anything away from you and it won't change your day to day life in any way. So they don't bother with it or waste their time whining about something simply because they might have to look at something they don't agree with or like. Hell, just don't look at it if it offends you. Why make things so difficult over something that only effects your view if you choose to look at it. Some people believe in it and some people like it and then some just don't care that much. Not atheist.....no you're a sensitive bunch. If you don't like it and it bothers your view you get lawyers and spend all kinds of money to get it removed from your view. Effective I suppose, kind of stupid and childish, but effective.
Just doesn't make sense to be offended by something you don't even believe in. If you think it's all fiction then why even care? I mean I read fairy tales to my children, I didn't believe they were true, but I read them anyway. I didn't try to get fairytale books banned from libraries or stores or anything. If they offended me I just wouldn't have bought or read them. Seems pretty simple. Of course I'm not atheist so I'm not real sensitive I guess.

Since: Feb 11

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#44746 Dec 14, 2012
X Obama Supporter wrote:
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Gee, I guess that makes it my lawn as well, if it's state lawn that is.
So you have cause for alarm should I insist that I want to erect a large lit swastika between the cross and the menorah.

Here's a thought: keep them all off the court house lawn.

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