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Holiday for Atheists
vanity | 12/16/2004 | Tasmanianred

Posted on 12/16/2004 6:03:17 PM PST by TASMANIANRED

I have about had it with all the attacks on Christmas, Christmas Trees, Nativity Scenes, Christmas Carols on and on.

Do you think we could get them to shut up if we gave Atheists their own day to raise their self esteem. Maybe with their own day they won't be so offended that there are Christians that hold December 25th precious.

Give them February 11. It doesn't seem to belong to anyone else.

They can give each other bags of hot air.

They can have a meal of grouse, sour grapes and toast each other with pickle juice.

They can sit in the dark singing nothing and feel grim and smug while being alone in the universe.


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I welcome suggestions to build a antiholiday tradition for the unimaginative Atheist curmudgeons.
1 posted on 12/16/2004 6:03:18 PM PST by TASMANIANRED
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To: TASMANIANRED

Vanities?


2 posted on 12/16/2004 6:04:26 PM PST by dakine
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To: TASMANIANRED

More shameless atheist-bashing on FR. No surprise here.

Maybe I'll start a Christian-bashing topic, based upon an assertion that all Christians are like the screeching twits who have openly stated that they would like to see non-believers jailed.


3 posted on 12/16/2004 6:05:18 PM PST by Dimensio (http://angryflower.com/bobsqu.gif <-- required reading before you use your next apostrophe!)
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To: TASMANIANRED
Don't make it Feb. 11. That's my birthday!

"An atheist is someone who hopes the Lord will do nothing to disturb his disbelief."
-Franklin P. Jones

4 posted on 12/16/2004 6:07:16 PM PST by Angry Republican (Did anybody actually vote FOR John Kerry?)
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To: TASMANIANRED

They'd never go for it. They have too much fun harassing those who want to celebrate Christmas. (Why is it you never hear them complain about those who celebrate other holidays in December?) Someday they will probably use 12/25 as a day to celebrate the death of Christians....perhaps even exchanging gifts.....hhhmmmm, this is starting to sound all too predictable.....


5 posted on 12/16/2004 6:09:08 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: TASMANIANRED
They already have a holiday. How could you have missed it? It comes on

APRIL 1ST.

6 posted on 12/16/2004 6:09:38 PM PST by Spunky
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To: TASMANIANRED

I think we should move Christmas to say the second Sunday of Feb. or March.
Celebrate it quietly, small gifts. Bring back a person's birthday.

Let them have Dec. 25. Let's see how the merchants like that.
I guarantee we would only have to do it one year.
Money talks.

Give the PC crowd their own 'holiday tree.

Eight branches, crescent moon on top and decorated with pentagrams.
That should just about cover everyone.


7 posted on 12/16/2004 6:09:46 PM PST by Vinnie
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To: TASMANIANRED

I like it...please build on it so I can post it, with your permission, on a European forum that I am active with.


8 posted on 12/16/2004 6:10:09 PM PST by AlexW
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To: TASMANIANRED

That's my parents' anniversary. They can't have it.


9 posted on 12/16/2004 6:10:26 PM PST by CaptRon (Pedecaris alive or Raisuli dead)
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To: TASMANIANRED

February 31.


10 posted on 12/16/2004 6:11:39 PM PST by West Coast Conservative
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To: Dimensio
No worries....you non-believers are safe....this side of heaven, that is.
11 posted on 12/16/2004 6:11:57 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: TASMANIANRED

Happy winter solstice to all and to all a good night.


12 posted on 12/16/2004 6:13:17 PM PST by stevem
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To: TASMANIANRED

Don't they already got one?


13 posted on 12/16/2004 6:13:49 PM PST by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything!")
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To: Dimensio
I'm not bashing. I respect the right of anyone to not believe in a God . It is a right guaranteed under the constitution.

I think they should have a day of dedication to themselves .

If you have suggestions about how to celebrate then make them.

They only thing I have seen posted from the news is that they are offended by trees that are triangle shaped, nativity scenes, certain songs and melody's, and in one school system the colors.

If all of these things are offensive then offer something constructive about putting a celebration together.
14 posted on 12/16/2004 6:14:09 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (Free the Fallujah one)
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To: Vinnie

Sounds good to me! It's been suggested by some that Jesus' birth could have been in early fall, around the time of the Jewish festival of Sukkot. I could do without all this dark and cold stuff!


15 posted on 12/16/2004 6:14:55 PM PST by Tax-chick (Jesus is the reason for the seaon which begins at sundown on December 24.)
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To: Vinnie

Main Entry: athe·ist
Pronunciation: 'A-thE-ist
Function: noun
: one who believes that there is no deity

Main Entry: ag·nos·tic
Pronunciation: ag-'näs-tik, &g-
Function: noun
: one who is not committed to believing in either the existence or the nonexistence of God or a god


16 posted on 12/16/2004 6:15:23 PM PST by DYngbld (I've read the back of the book and guess what? .... We WIN!)
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To: TASMANIANRED

99 percent of atheists don't seem to have any problem with Christmas. It's that vocal one percent that are causing all the problems.


17 posted on 12/16/2004 6:15:24 PM PST by Junior (FABRICATI DIEM, PVNC)
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To: Spunky

Good one.


18 posted on 12/16/2004 6:15:26 PM PST by Angry Republican (Did anybody actually vote FOR John Kerry?)
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To: TASMANIANRED

This year I'm wishing all the atheists a 'Merry Christmas' and all the believers a 'Happy Shopping Season'! That'll learn 'em!


19 posted on 12/16/2004 6:16:34 PM PST by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything!")
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To: AlexW

I'm sure you have an observation of your own to make.


20 posted on 12/16/2004 6:16:57 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (Free the Fallujah one)
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To: CaptRon

When I screened February 11 to see if it was assigned elsewhere, I must have not recognized your parents name. I am sorry.


21 posted on 12/16/2004 6:18:08 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (Free the Fallujah one)
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To: TASMANIANRED

Do you know any athiests? I mean, how many of them are there? Not too many by all accounts. And they have the power to screw your holiday up to such an extent?


22 posted on 12/16/2004 6:18:51 PM PST by BikerNYC
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To: TASMANIANRED
Festivus: For The Rest Of Us!
23 posted on 12/16/2004 6:19:20 PM PST by GOP_Raider (RAIDERS 25, Broncos 24. How you like us now Shanahan?)
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To: TASMANIANRED
I think they should have a day of dedication to themselves .

I already have a day of dedication to myself. It's called "my birthday".

I'll be celebrating it in nine days.

They only thing I have seen posted from the news is that they are offended by trees that are triangle shaped, nativity scenes, certain songs and melody's, and in one school system the colors.

No, you've been hearing about the ones who are offended by such things. You won't know about the ones who don't make such a fuss, because they're not in the news.
24 posted on 12/16/2004 6:19:21 PM PST by Dimensio (http://angryflower.com/bobsqu.gif <-- required reading before you use your next apostrophe!)
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To: TASMANIANRED

February 29.........only comes once every 4 years.


25 posted on 12/16/2004 6:19:24 PM PST by Gabz
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To: BikerNYC

Christians represent 80% of the population in the USA, and yet so many are convinced that they are an oppressed minority.


26 posted on 12/16/2004 6:19:50 PM PST by Dimensio (http://angryflower.com/bobsqu.gif <-- required reading before you use your next apostrophe!)
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To: TASMANIANRED

An honest mistake.


27 posted on 12/16/2004 6:21:04 PM PST by CaptRon (Pedecaris alive or Raisuli dead)
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To: TASMANIANRED
February 12 is Darwin's Birthday.
28 posted on 12/16/2004 6:21:52 PM PST by red-dawg
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To: TASMANIANRED
...gave Atheists their own day to raise their self esteem.

Another Festivus MIRACLE!

29 posted on 12/16/2004 6:22:50 PM PST by Libloather (Big Media news anchors are as worthless as male nipples...)
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To: GOP_Raider

And at the Festivus dinner, you gather your family around, and you tell them all the ways they have disappointed you over the past year.


30 posted on 12/16/2004 6:22:50 PM PST by BikerNYC
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To: Junior
99 percent of atheists don't seem to have any problem with Christmas. It's that vocal one percent that are causing all the problems.

True. The squeaking wheel gets the grease.

Realistically, when you wish someone a 'Merry Christmas' you are wishing them joy, peace, friendship, etc.
You're not inviting them to join you in worship.

I don't think there are many people offended by someone making the wish. They just want to exhibit power and be a PIA.

The backlash is gathering steam.

31 posted on 12/16/2004 6:23:08 PM PST by Vinnie
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To: TASMANIANRED

May Day, Lenin's Birthday, Revolution Day, etc.


32 posted on 12/16/2004 6:24:06 PM PST by reg45
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To: TASMANIANRED

What a load of drivel. As an atheist, I think I'll just go on celebrating the secular christmas, but thanks for playing.


33 posted on 12/16/2004 6:24:09 PM PST by Melas
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To: TASMANIANRED
How about DarksMess, where they can celebrate the dead-end emptiness of their lives and give praise to all those great civilizations and rights fostered by atheists... (crickets chirping)... well, I guess they can each just give praise to their own bitter lonely supreme selves.
34 posted on 12/16/2004 6:25:36 PM PST by broadsword (When Islam creeps into a human society, oppression, misogyny and terror come hard on its heels.)
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To: Dimensio
You have no one to blame for this anti-Atheist sentiment but your self centered buddies at the Church of Atheism.

Is there such a thing?

I have never disliked an entire group of people more than I dislike Atheists right now. I am so so very sick of it!

If it was a fight they wanted they have bit off more than they can chew.

35 posted on 12/16/2004 6:26:26 PM PST by Diva Betsy Ross (I am not NOT PC.. And Proud of it!: Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah!)
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To: BikerNYC

36 posted on 12/16/2004 6:27:15 PM PST by GOP_Raider (RAIDERS 25, Broncos 24. How you like us now Shanahan?)
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To: TASMANIANRED
Give them February 11. It doesn't seem to belong to anyone else.

Ronald Reagan proclaimed February 11th as Inventor's Day back in 1983.

February 11th is Thomas Edison's birthday.

Do not pass Go, do not collect $200.

38 posted on 12/16/2004 6:29:55 PM PST by FoxInSocks
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To: Melas

The drivel is coming from your fellow Atheists. The drivel is that you dont stand up for what is right and start your own holiday- leave mine alone!


39 posted on 12/16/2004 6:29:56 PM PST by Diva Betsy Ross (I am not NOT PC.. And Proud of it!: Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah!)
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To: GOP_Raider

Many Christmases ago, I went to buy a doll for my son. I reach for the last one they had - but so did another man. As I rained blows opon him, I realized there had to be another way!


40 posted on 12/16/2004 6:31:01 PM PST by BikerNYC
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To: Dimensio
I guess that I should add that I do know that being a Christian does not mean making such generalizations. I was just trying to make a point, but I'm sure that someone will call me a hypocrite unless I clarify (or even if I do, because many people like to ignore inconvenient facts).
41 posted on 12/16/2004 6:31:14 PM PST by Dimensio (http://angryflower.com/bobsqu.gif <-- required reading before you use your next apostrophe!)
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To: Junior

"99 percent of atheists don't seem to have any problem with Christmas."

Yes, and the ones causing the problem, probably numbers in the low thousands, have another agenda, and it is a destruction of American tradition, culture, and society.

They could care less about Christmas, Christ, or anything else, as long as they can make their goal of destroying America as we know it.


42 posted on 12/16/2004 6:31:42 PM PST by AlexW
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To: West Coast Conservative
Let them start their own calendar system as well. This one is based upon the birth of JESUS!
43 posted on 12/16/2004 6:32:18 PM PST by Diva Betsy Ross (I am not NOT PC.. And Proud of it!: Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah!)
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To: Dimensio
Happy Birthday to you.

I realize that it is a very vocal minority that the complaints are coming from and you are not involved.

Do you think a day that was acknowledged publicly to be a day of community for non believers would make any difference. Part of the problem seems to be that those that are most vocal are being excluded.

Kwanza was a made up holiday that had a theory and accepted means of celebration assigned to it. It is now widely accepted.

Would a day of celebration placate the offended feelings the complainers seem to experience at being in the presence of other peoples symbols?

Honest question, nothing wise a$$ implied.
44 posted on 12/16/2004 6:34:11 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (Free the Fallujah one)
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To: TASMANIANRED

Atheists celebrate Christmas. Take a chill pill.


45 posted on 12/16/2004 6:35:24 PM PST by AppyPappy (If You're Not A Part Of The Solution, There's Good Money To Be Made In Prolonging The Problem.)
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To: TASMANIANRED

True atheists are not offended at any religious event. To the TRUE atheist, people attending a church service are in the same catagory as people who dress up as their favorite Star Trek character and go to conventions. Do atheists become offended by people who talk of UFO's or little green men from Mars? Then why would they be offended when people talk of God? After all, to them aren't little green Martians and God equally ficticious?

The people who are offended are the people who HATE Christianity and seek to eliminate it.


46 posted on 12/16/2004 6:36:52 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (God is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: Diva Betsy Ross
Let them start their own calendar system as well. This one is based upon the birth of JESUS!

Yes, Jesus was born on January 1st. Are you completely nuts?
47 posted on 12/16/2004 6:36:58 PM PST by BikerNYC
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To: TASMANIANRED

April 15th


48 posted on 12/16/2004 6:37:54 PM PST by freespirited (Kerry ravaged the reputation of Vietnam vets in a manner reminiscent of a creepy liar.)
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To: freespirited

Nobody celebrates April 15 except socialists.


49 posted on 12/16/2004 6:39:11 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (Free the Fallujah one)
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