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[Regarding the lawsuit brought by the FFRF to prevent religious engravings at the US Capitol Visitor's Center.]

Congratulations FFRF, you’re correct about one thing – but wrong about another. First of all you’re correct that the engravings will exclude you. This is the intent. We want you excluded. Keeping idiocy out of the mainstream is a healthy goal.

Doug Billings, examiner.com 50 Comments [7/25/2009 12:33:44 PM]
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CaillinBan

"Keeping idiocy out of the mainstream is a healthy goal."

I couldn't agree more!

7/25/2009 12:35:07 PM

Woody

"Keeping idiocy out of the mainstream is a healthy goal"

And yet, you and your religion are still here.

7/25/2009 12:37:17 PM

Orestes

He later went on to say, "Irony? Is that like the thing you use to get wrinkles out of clothes?"

7/25/2009 12:39:01 PM

werewolf

If keeping idiocy out of the mainstream is the intent, why are you here?

7/25/2009 12:42:06 PM

David B.

"Keeping idiocy out of the mainstream is a healthy goal."

Hence the lawsuit, duh!

7/25/2009 12:50:57 PM

Darwin's Lil' Girl

Congratulations Catholics, you’re correct about one thing – but wrong about another. First of all you’re correct that the engravings will exclude you. This is the intent. We want you excluded. Keeping idiocy out of the mainstream is a healthy goal.

Fixed.

Werwolf: Touche.

7/25/2009 12:57:35 PM

Doctor Fishcake

"Keeping idiocy out of the mainstream is a healthy goal."

One that went completely down the toilet in the 2000 election.

7/25/2009 1:02:47 PM

aaa

We are here to stay, kid.

7/25/2009 1:09:49 PM

ireadabouttheafterlife

So Mr. Billings, we will be expecting your forfeit of public opinion any time now, correct?

7/25/2009 1:19:00 PM

toothache

Correct. Fuck off.

7/25/2009 1:23:34 PM

BobsOldSocks

"Keeping idiocy out of the mainstream is a healthy goal."

??? you're allowed to practice religion in the US.

7/25/2009 1:37:40 PM

EvoPagan

Keeping idiocy out of the mainstream is a healthy goal.

Keep that in mind the next time you wonder why so many of your countrymen voted for Obama.

7/25/2009 1:52:43 PM

Zoo

"We want you excluded."

And we're not surprised. You want to exclude anyone you don't agree with/like from everything. But guess what? We don't want to exclude anyone, not even you. Oddly enough, we think it's best to treat others as we want to be treated. . . .

7/25/2009 2:01:55 PM

Sisyphus

Keeping idiocy out of the mainstream is what the FFRF is all about.... oh, you meant... well never mind then. There's just no reaching some people.

7/25/2009 2:41:47 PM

Wehpudicabok

Thomas Jefferson would like a word with you.

7/25/2009 2:48:47 PM

EllwyenDarwin

"We want you excluded. Keeping idiocy out of the mainstream is a healthy goal."

Religious people are still here.

7/25/2009 2:56:12 PM

GodotIsWaiting4U

SO...MUCH...IRONY!

7/25/2009 3:16:07 PM

Old Viking

Ah, the familiar religious voice of exclusion.

7/25/2009 3:48:12 PM

The Jamo

"Keeping idiocy out of the mainstream is a healthy goal."

I'd say that keeping anything mainstream is idiotic.

7/25/2009 4:23:06 PM

Papabear

"Keeping idiocy out of the mainstream is a healthy goal."

Great! So, you'll be leaving soon?

7/25/2009 4:23:31 PM

Jesus Klingon

I expected a letter to the editor. They actually pay this guy to write infantile shit? I can write better than he can.

7/25/2009 5:12:40 PM



Then this is an excellent step forward for the sane people of America!

7/25/2009 5:40:38 PM

Mortok

But that's...not what you're doing.

7/25/2009 6:17:17 PM

jsonitsac

Normally I don't have a problem with the pledge or "In God We Trust" but, from what I've read about this the intent of the congressional sponsors of the bill they are trying to shove through seems to be exclusionary.

7/25/2009 6:36:05 PM

Mog

Doug Billings proves our point better than we ever could. "We want you excluded." He just comes out and says it - and then tells us that we're idiots?

I'm going to keep this quote (actually, that whole article) for future congressional mailings.

He claims that, at most, "only" 5% of the US population is non-religious. Even if that's true, is it somehow okay to exclude to 5% of the population? Do we draw a line or something? "If it's less than 10% of the population, you can exclude them all you want! Discriminate away!"

He also claims that "Atheists & Agnostics" sounds like "a Tim Burton film." I'm getting more of a Jane Austen novel vibe, but that's okay, because that's a totally random point that has no basis on anything.

The entire article is amateurish, and not just because I disagree with everything he says. "Did you know that 'In God We Trust' is the official motto of the United States? It is." And...?

It's one ad hominem attack after another; one can assume that Doug Billings has no legitimate "ammo." (And why does a "Christian Living Examiner" feel the need to take shots at atheism, anyway?)

If he's from Portland, Oregon (and I think he is), then GTFO of my state, Doug. (This is one case where I'm almost glad to have the electoral college system, because his vote essentially doesn't count - Oregon always goes blue.)

7/25/2009 7:00:53 PM
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