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ATHEISTS TO FLY JULY 4 AIRPLANE BANNERS IN 27 STATES: ‘GOD-LESS AMERICA,‘ ’ATHEISM IS PATRIOTIC’
theblaze.com ^ | 07/01/2011 | Billy Hallowell

Posted on 07/01/2011 12:06:20 PM PDT by massmike

Get ready, America. This upcoming July 4 is about more than simply celebrating our nation’s founding. Apparently, it’s also an opportunity for Atheists to set the record straight about their patriotism.

Thus, on Monday, people in 27 states will have the opportunity to look up in the sky and see airplanes flying banners that proudly say “God-LESS America“ or ”Atheism is Patriotic.” The campaign, being organized by the New Jersey-based American Atheists, is sure to stoke the fires of controversy.

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To: antiRepublicrat

Do you not detect thinly-veiled humor? There is but one Judge.


51 posted on 07/01/2011 3:15:54 PM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: crusty old prospector
There is but one Judge.

True.


52 posted on 07/01/2011 3:18:34 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: antiRepublicrat

Clearly, the great majority of atheists are against that stuff, that is why they are liberals.


53 posted on 07/01/2011 3:38:31 PM PDT by ansel12 (America has close to India population of 1950s, India has 1,200,000,000 people now. Quality of Life?)
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To: antiRepublicrat
Don’t equate all atheists with anti-theists or anti-Christians. That’s as fair as equating all Christians with the Westboro Baptists.

You just did, and it is absurd, sleazy, and hugely dishonest. It is even anti-conservative.

People are not convinced that the 78 person family cult. partly of lawyers and created by their patriarch Democrat politician, are even Christian, but regardless, they are only a little cult.

Anti theism and anti Christianity is definitly a big part of atheism, nationally, and globally.

54 posted on 07/01/2011 3:48:56 PM PDT by ansel12 (America has close to India population of 1950s, India has 1,200,000,000 people now. Quality of Life?)
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To: antiRepublicrat
Okay, so I’m sitting here watching Americans joke about the cold-blooded murder of other Americans for desiring to peacefully express their views on religion.

Gee, drama queen much?

55 posted on 07/01/2011 3:50:34 PM PDT by ansel12 (America has close to India population of 1950s, India has 1,200,000,000 people now. Quality of Life?)
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To: antiRepublicrat

“Do not equate atheism with liberalism.”

Why not? Every atheist I have known has been a liberal. Many believe they are more conservative than they are, but listening to NPR doesn’t make one a conservative.


56 posted on 07/02/2011 7:17:47 AM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: ansel12

“Gee, drama queen much?”

The liberal usually does.


57 posted on 07/02/2011 7:26:12 AM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: antiRepublicrat
There are too many problems with atheism to cover all of them here.

But for our purposes on FR, the key one can be condensed into one line.

This is the atheist version (of necessity) of one of our founding documents:

"...endowed by                with certain inalienable rights"

Cheers!

58 posted on 07/02/2011 8:39:10 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: grey_whiskers

Easy, use the founding document that both the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights were based on, the Virginia Declaration of Rights:

“That all men are by nature equally free and independent, and have certain inherent rights, of which, when they enter into a state of society, they cannot, by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety.”

This proves that even among the Founders the concept stands valid without any creator. Where do you stand with the “key problem” gone?


59 posted on 07/02/2011 8:54:18 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: CodeToad

Most blacks are liberal, too. Therefore, should I shun Herman Cain?


60 posted on 07/02/2011 9:09:09 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: antiRepublicrat
Article XVI of the Virginia Declaration of Rights says:

XVI That religion, or the duty which we owe to our Creator and the manner of discharging it, can be directed by reason and conviction, not by force or violence; and therefore, all men are equally entitled to the free exercise of religion, according to the dictates of conscience; and that it is the mutual duty of all to practice Christian forbearance, love, and charity towards each other.

Note that little word "Christian" forbearance. Not "atheist autofellation" or "Randian neglect."

Cheers!

61 posted on 07/02/2011 9:38:30 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: antiRepublicrat

“Most blacks are liberal, too. Therefore, should I shun Herman Cain?”

It means you should check to see if he’s got that “I’m black, therefore I am a victim and it’s whitey’s fault” mentality. Every single black person I have known has had it. Every single last one. Since 95% of blacks voted for Obama, it seems prudent to double check any black candidate for racism. I sure as Hell won’t give anyone, black or otherwise, a pass simply because they have an ‘(R)’ next to their name.

If Herman Cain comes up clean, then more power to him. I like his background and his stated views.


62 posted on 07/02/2011 9:54:58 AM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: grey_whiskers

That is how to act, not the source of rights. I have noticed quite a dearth of “Christian forbearance, love and charity” in this thread, especially with the expressed desire for the death of others for their beliefs.


63 posted on 07/02/2011 11:52:25 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: ilovesarah2012; crusty old prospector

Reminds me of a New York guy I know, who flies Ultralights as a hobby - upstate. He says he and his buddies do indeed get a bit nervous during the fall because it’s hunting season...as he told me, “Those guys down there ARE New Yorkers, after all....”


64 posted on 07/02/2011 11:56:53 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: CodeToad
that “I’m black, therefore I am a victim and it’s whitey’s fault” mentality. Every single black person I have known has had it. Every single last one

We must run in different circles. Or, I guess I just avoid that type. Two of my neighbors are black, neither has the victim mentality. I guess it helps that one is retired military and the other is a successful small business owner.

Since 95% of blacks voted for Obama

IIRC, about 50% of atheists voted for him, 20% McCain and the rest Libertarian and Green. Republicans tend to scare away atheist voters purely because of their hyping of religion, not other issues of conservatism and liberalism. Of course, 70% of Jews voted for Obama, so pigeonholing is kind of difficult.

65 posted on 07/02/2011 12:03:39 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: antiRepublicrat
That is how to act, not the source of rights.

Yeah, but *you* were acting as though Christianity were an irrelevance to the Founding Fathers. And cherry picked from that document to do it.

I have noticed quite a dearth of “Christian forbearance, love and charity” in this thread, especially with the expressed desire for the death of others for their beliefs.

Yeah, it's rough having a Prometheus complex.

It's even worse when you have to be your own vulture.

This is a conservative, Christian based website.

You might have noticed that one of the trademarks is people getting hit by lightning, or even subject to military attack (Viking kitties in helicopters, Ron Paul as a weasel being chased by a Viking Kitty in a tank).

I guess you're just not man enough to be on the receiving end; although you atheists sure can dish it out.

Which one is the enlightened, tolerant, noble atheist and which one the foaming at the mouth rabid Christianist?

Cheers!

66 posted on 07/02/2011 1:22:19 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: grey_whiskers
Yeah, but *you* were acting as though Christianity were an irrelevance to the Founding Fathers. And cherry picked from that document to do it.

No, I was countering the specific claim that they thought the "Creator" could be the only source of rights.

Which one is the enlightened, tolerant, noble atheist and which one the foaming at the mouth rabid Christianist?

Dunno, try it with these photos.


67 posted on 07/02/2011 2:19:57 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: antiRepublicrat
In other words, the Declaration of Independence came out and said what was implicit in the Virginia Declaration. Glad to see they stopped beating around the Bush.

Fascinating. Rather than even admit that Bill Maher is (and should be) a source of embarrassment to atheists, you change the subject(s).

Cheers!

68 posted on 07/02/2011 4:38:08 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: massmike

Placemark.

Lotta pinging tomorrow.


69 posted on 07/02/2011 9:30:34 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: grey_whiskers
han even admit that Bill Maher is (and should be) a source of embarrassment to atheists

When did Bill Maher come into this? But, yes, he is an embarrassment.

70 posted on 07/03/2011 10:41:30 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: antiRepublicrat
Post #66.

Cheers!

71 posted on 07/03/2011 12:35:11 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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Atheists are getting very aggressive. They're not satisfied with not believing in God, they want to drag as many people into the void of unbelief as possible. Remember when Communism used to be called "godless Communism"? It's still godless.

72 posted on 07/03/2011 2:39:49 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: little jeremiah
It's remarkable how much time, energy and money some 'atheists' spend denouncing something that they do not believe exists. I don't believe in wood-elves hence I don't run around exerting myself trying to convince others that wood-elves do not exist.

Anti-theist is a more accurate term for this type.

73 posted on 07/03/2011 2:50:01 PM PDT by constitutiongirl (The Truth is a Person.)
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They’re pissing on us.


74 posted on 07/03/2011 3:57:43 PM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: massmike

Not a good sign.


75 posted on 07/03/2011 5:48:16 PM PDT by cycjec
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To: massmike

ah, but are they actually doing it? Are there pilots and companies that are taking money to do this? That’s what you need to check.

Boycotts work.


76 posted on 07/03/2011 6:03:40 PM PDT by LadyDoc (liberals only love politically correct poor people)
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To: Maceman

Looking back on my years as an Atheist I realize now that I was a very, very angry and unhappy person.

Praise God that He understood and had the patience with me because He knew that eventually I would stop being angry and get down on my knees and surrender to Him.


77 posted on 07/03/2011 6:14:37 PM PDT by proudofthesouth (Democratic Party - The party of genocide.)
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To: massmike

Their banner is shocking and horrible. May it have that effect on Americans.


78 posted on 07/03/2011 10:15:29 PM PDT by Bellflower (Isa 32:5 The vile person shall be no more called liberal, nor the churl said [to be] bountiful.))
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To: Squantos
Atheism..... Just one more way that God reminds us he is still here with us.

No god ?

Bad god ?

Fake god ?

Silly god ?

Great God ..?

He’s still God.

I’d like to thank the atheists for keeping God in the forefront of all our lives.

What you write reminds me of the concept behind these verses:

Phl 1:16 The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds:

Phl 1:17 But the other of love, knowing that I am set for the defence of the gospel.

Phl 1:18 What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretence, or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice.

79 posted on 07/03/2011 10:22:54 PM PDT by Bellflower (Isa 32:5 The vile person shall be no more called liberal, nor the churl said [to be] bountiful.))
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To: constitutiongirl
It's remarkable how much time, energy and money some 'atheists' spend denouncing something that they do not believe exists. I don't believe in wood-elves hence I don't run around exerting myself trying to convince others that wood-elves do not exist. Anti-theist is a more accurate term for this type.

You are so right. When I did use to believe that God did not exist it wasn't something I felt merited pride about. I thought existance empty and meaningless. I actually wished that I could believe in the God fairytale so many others believed in but alas could not because I was married to the truth. Those that believed in the nonresistant God, I thought, at least had something to console them in this meaningless existence. It was only by The LORD's grace that He finally got hold of me and showed me that truth was and is married to Him.

80 posted on 07/03/2011 10:32:43 PM PDT by Bellflower (Isa 32:5 The vile person shall be no more called liberal, nor the churl said [to be] bountiful.))
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To: Bellflower

Agree.... they start saying he’s bad I just grin and ask em why he’s in their noggins all the time then ......:o)

Hope yer well. I am off to bed.

Nite !


81 posted on 07/03/2011 10:34:46 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Bellflower

sorry, boo boo, nonresistant=nonexistent


82 posted on 07/04/2011 12:55:14 AM PDT by Bellflower (Isa 32:5 The vile person shall be no more called liberal, nor the churl said [to be] bountiful.))
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To: Smokin' Joe
their absence of religion embraced by the state is a violation of the First Amendment prohibition of the establishment of a religion.

Since atheism is the belief in the absence of God then by forcing God to be absent from government you are endorsing the religion of atheism. The very fact that God is seemingly not there is government saying that He does not exist.

83 posted on 07/04/2011 1:00:48 AM PDT by Bellflower (Isa 32:5 The vile person shall be no more called liberal, nor the churl said [to be] bountiful.))
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To: Squantos

; ~ )


84 posted on 07/04/2011 1:07:53 AM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: antiRepublicrat

Actually no...you are wrong... the words “Creator” and “Him” were DEFINITELY used. Pretty clear to me and all those not in Rio Lindo.


85 posted on 07/04/2011 1:12:05 AM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: Bellflower

Yep. An endorsement of religion. What the First Amendment is supposed to guard against. Funny how people leave out the part about ‘the free exercise thereof’.


86 posted on 07/04/2011 1:43:03 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: antceecee
Actually no...you are wrong... the words “Creator” and “Him” were DEFINITELY used.

True, but the person who used them in the Declaration of Independence didn't have the same view of the "Creator" as you do. He was a deist. The person who wrote the Virginia Declaration of Rights pretty much did have the same view as you, but he did not write that the "Creator" is the source of rights.

87 posted on 07/05/2011 7:15:10 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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