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[Regarding the vandalism of an athiest billboard in Charlotte, NC]

While vandalism should not be condoned, these recent events shed light on what some Americans will do when they feel that their freedom of speech is threatened. An atheist spokesman in North Carolina said their message is needed to "let people know we exist and that there's a community here."

Yet he failed to mention the concerted effort of atheist groups to stop religious Americans from freely exercising their religion. Not content with having the freedom themselves to worship or not as they see fit, militant atheists increasingly seek to shackle the beliefs of their fellow citizens through their own distorted interpretation of "separation of church and state."

It is perhaps not surprising that some of those fellow citizens object.

Christine Dao, Institute for Creation Research 76 Comments [7/10/2010 9:15:51 PM]
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Malkyrian

Citation needed.

7/10/2010 9:26:02 PM

Neith

"vandalism should not be condoned"

That's the only part I agree with.

7/10/2010 9:32:33 PM

werewolf

How, exactly are atheist groups stopping "religious Americans from freely exercising their religion." I suspect that Christian Dao, whatever it is, is full of shit.

7/10/2010 9:33:22 PM

Blasphemina

Because mentioning that someone else's viewpoint exists oppresses me. Been there, done that, got the tee shirt.

7/10/2010 9:42:30 PM

refuter of fundy vermin

'the concerted effort of atheist groups to stop religious Americans from freely exercising their religion'

The fictional 'Christian persecution' complex raises its ugly head again.

'Not content with having the freedom themselves to worship or not as they see fit, militant atheists increasingly seek to shackle the beliefs of their fellow citizens through their own distorted interpretation of "separation of church and state." '

These so-called 'fellow citizens' are Christo-fascists wrapping themselves in the flag & the pages of the KJV Bible, who intend to 'shackle the beliefs of their fellow citizens' by insisting church & state are in fact, one and the same and propagate the fictional claim that the founding fathers of the United States were fundy Christians, intent on creating a fundy theocracy.

Christine, I'd get your head out of 'Of Pandas and people' and get it into a mainstream history text (not one written by Federalist Society lawyers or fundy 'historians').

7/10/2010 9:59:43 PM

Mudak

I am a very outspoken atheist. And I have no inherent problem with you worshipping your god and exercising your religion.

The moment, though, that you try to impose your god on me or my children, that's when I'll fight back.

7/10/2010 10:08:29 PM

Vince

This is like breaking down the door of an AA meeting and claiming they're trying to ban alcohol for all the well meaning drunks of America.

7/10/2010 10:12:57 PM

Blasphemina

@Vince,

Except that alcohol exists in a tangible form.

7/10/2010 10:37:12 PM

Musicalbookworm

If I say you are a persecuted minority, would start to actually act like one? Secret meetings and participating in religious rituals you don't agree with in order to blend in?

7/10/2010 11:01:55 PM



Ahhh the "militant" atheists again. I had an election flyer a few months back that mentioned the "militant" atheists. Funny how expressing your beliefs is just devoutness if you're Christian, but if you express a lack of belief, that makes you the Bad Guy. Tell you what, when atheists are the ones shooting doctors or blowing up market squares, then you can describe them as militant. Until then, leave off the hyperbole you whiny turds.

7/10/2010 11:08:45 PM

AL

Maybe they failed to mention how militant atheists seek to shackle religious belief for the same reason you, Christine Dao, also failed to mention how exactly atheists are shackling religious beliefs?

7/10/2010 11:27:30 PM

GodotIsWaiting4U

"While vandalism should not be condoned, we're gonna go ahead and do so anyway. Take that, legitimate authority!"

7/10/2010 11:45:20 PM

Orion

"It is perhaps not surprising that some of those fellow citizens object."

And by fellow citizens you mean criminals?

7/10/2010 11:48:59 PM

thelivingguano

"I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians."

7/11/2010 12:04:46 AM

John_in_Oz

This is the sound of one brain cell clapping.

7/11/2010 12:23:58 AM

Street Sharks

Lol Christine here is a "creation scientists". Who cares about her worthless, uneducated, crime supporting, opinion?

7/11/2010 1:09:31 AM

LDM

I don't have any irony meters left to explode. If that were a christian billboard, you people would be crying persecution up one side the street and down the other.

With freedom comes responsibility. Practicing your faith is one thing, few if any people actually have a problem with that. But your freedom ends where the next person's freedom begins. Bullying, harassing, preaching hate, threatening, blaming the victim, all that is harmful and irresponsible behavior, and should never be tolerated under any circumstances.


7/11/2010 1:27:10 AM

SZD

¨Yet he failed to mention the concerted effort of atheist groups to stop religious Americans from freely exercising their religion.¨

Yes, we have just witnessed y´all exercising your religion. Please stop breaking our country´s laws.

7/11/2010 1:41:31 AM

Nitsua

Yet he failed to mention the concerted effort of atheist groups to stop religious Americans from freely exercising their religion.

LOL. In the OP, she cites the FFRF lawsuit regarding the National Day of Prayer for this.

As if preventing our government from endorsing their religion somehow prevents them from praying freely?

7/11/2010 3:55:45 AM

Sweet Fancy Moses

There is only one interpretation of "Seperation of Church and State."

Church and State are separate.

7/11/2010 4:01:54 AM

anevilmeme

How many irony meters survived this nonsense?




7/11/2010 4:41:32 AM

Patches

Persecution: (n) 1. Failing to regard fundamentalist Evangelical Christianity as the law of the land. 2. Extending the same rights to other religions as fundamentalist Evangelical Christianity. 3. Failing to extend special rights to fundamentalist Evangelical Christians on the basis of them being fundamentalist Evangelical Christians.

In a nutshell: We're inherently better than you and it's persecution if you don't acknowledge that.

7/11/2010 5:21:38 AM

TGRwulf

Cue persecuted, persecuted, not persecuted.

Oh, and Christine, you owe me a new irony meter for the last paragraph.

7/11/2010 5:24:23 AM

Berny

I don't suppose you have a list of incidents where atheists actually stopped or impeded Americans from freely exercising their right to freedom of religion? Did we blockade churches somewhere and I didn't hear about it?
Or is it more likely you see the lack of prayer in public schools, where they don't belong in the first place, as impeding your right to religion.

7/11/2010 5:42:27 AM

bluefish

how do u insert pictures

7/11/2010 5:42:32 AM
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