Athiests Erect A Public Monument

Athiests Erect A Public Monument

There are 6 comments on the National Public Radio story from Jun 29, 2013, titled Athiests Erect A Public Monument. In it, National Public Radio reports that:

The atheist monument being una Zveiled Saturday on county courthouse property in Starke, Fla., is close to another controversial display: The Ten Commandments.

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Since: Apr 08

Mission Viejo, CA

#1 Jun 29, 2013
I believe that atheists sometimes are too sensitive towards the word of God. Personally, I am non-believer and I do not really care about people using religious expression. It is not like the religious police is going to knock my doors down and state that I have to believe in Jesus or go to jail.

Our nation has a Christian hertiage and I do not understand why people are bothered by it.

In atheist countries like China, Christians are the persecuted ones and they are willing to die or go to prison for their faith. I think our nation should stand up for freedom of religion and not freedom from religion.

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#2 Jun 29, 2013
So what's it going to be, a placard with an empty ditch behind it?
I hear jets I see jets

Blacklick, OH

#3 Jun 29, 2013
this1then wrote:
So what's it going to be, a placard with an empty ditch behind it?
A bench:

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#4 Jun 29, 2013
FTA: The display will also feature Biblical quotes that supporters say correspond to the Ten Commandments, such as Deuteronomy 13:10, which says to "stone him with stones" so "that he die" in reference to people who worship other gods.
Bring your own rocks.
Andrew of Florida

Lakeland, FL

#6 Jun 30, 2013
I was there yesterday. It was about "..liberty and justice for all. I's like the town I live in now. There is a Confederate soldier statue on the courthouse lawn. If you were a black person, do you think you would get impartial treatment in those courts? As an atheist, I would not want to be tried in a courthouse that has religious symbols at the entrance. By the way, I think the Christians should bone up on the story of the ancient Egyptian "catechism" about Osiris, Isis and their "born of a virgin" son Horus. There is where your god began. Yes, Virginia, it is a myth.
Andrew of Florida

Lakeland, FL

#7 Jun 30, 2013
Oh! I forgot to add that the local opposition was there. In the back, they were waving Confederate flags (I am a southerner and haven't a clue what that was about. I guess it is because, had the south won the war, the south would be a theocracy like Afghanistan, Iran, etc.) and blasting hillbilly religious songs.(the police stopped that) Across the street, the jacked up pickup truck crowd was drinking beer and waving signs. It was quite a show. However, mostly it was like any other dedication ceremony. The national president of the American Atheist organization (I don't join clubs) announced that the US Supreme Court had approved of the procedure and a total of 50 monuments to free thought will be placed in every state in the future. I don't mind co-exiting with religionists, just keep it to yourselves.

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