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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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1 posted on 07/01/2011 12:06:23 PM PDT by massmike
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To: massmike

Where is a SAM when you need one?


2 posted on 07/01/2011 12:07:41 PM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: massmike

The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God”.


3 posted on 07/01/2011 12:08:51 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: massmike

If they are fools enough to fly over Colorado, they’d better be out of weapons range.


4 posted on 07/01/2011 12:09:27 PM PDT by American Quilter (Take back the White House and Senate in 2012--end the Obama Depression.)
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To: massmike
“This America belongs to everyone.”

I wonder if he feels that way about Muslims. "Now boarding flight..."

5 posted on 07/01/2011 12:11:34 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse ((unite))
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To: massmike

I believe in God.

I believe in Freedom.

I believe in Truth.

I believe in Honor.

I believe in Courage.

I believe in America.


6 posted on 07/01/2011 12:13:02 PM PDT by chris37 (representative)
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To: massmike

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.

Stay Safe...


7 posted on 07/01/2011 12:13:13 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: crusty old prospector
Where is a SAM when you need one?

Yes, desiring to kill those of differing religious beliefs is just so along the lines of the Founders' vision for this country.

8 posted on 07/01/2011 12:16:18 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: massmike

And San Antonio immigrant apologists are staging a “Day Without Immigrants” for July 4th. Y’know, ‘cause it’s all about ME, not about the nation. See my tag line.

Colonel, USAFR


9 posted on 07/01/2011 12:17:00 PM PDT by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: massmike
So, how come the Atheists are allowed to impose their religion on others?

If it can be construed that the interstate commerce clause gives the government the right to regulate me NOT buying something, then their absence of religion embraced by the state is a violation of the First Amendment prohibition of the establishment of a religion.

10 posted on 07/01/2011 12:18:51 PM 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: massmike

Someone needs to remind these people that atheism is a religion too.

I was an avowed atheist for 20 years after my high school graduation.

I am not one now. Everybody has their own path to come to God, so I don’t begrudge atheists their beliefs. I just hope they eventually come to a deeper understanding.

But I do wish they would stop trying to use the law to force their belief on the rest of us.


11 posted on 07/01/2011 12:19:44 PM PDT by Maceman (Obama: As American as nasei goreng)
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To: massmike

Activist atheists piss me off!


12 posted on 07/01/2011 12:20:27 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: jagusafr
And San Antonio immigrant apologists are staging a “Day Without Illegal Immigrants” for July 4th.

Sleight of hand trick. Lumping legal immigrants with those are not.

13 posted on 07/01/2011 12:23:18 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse ((unite))
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To: GSWarrior

I’ve been going to my neighborhood 4th of July celebration for almost 50 years. I’ve never seen any religious activity. So why this?


14 posted on 07/01/2011 12:28:06 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: antiRepublicrat

Just a little light humor ahead of the real fireworks. The Founders would have had them tarred and feathered. Sadly, one day they will know the Truth.


15 posted on 07/01/2011 12:30:50 PM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: massmike

They get awfully worked up about Someone they say they think doesn’t exist, don’t they?


16 posted on 07/01/2011 12:33:16 PM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus ("Armed forces abroad are of little value unless there is prudent counsel at home." - Cicero)
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To: crusty old prospector

“Where is a SAM when you need one?”

Kill the unbeliever! Kill the infidel! Oh wait, this is America!


17 posted on 07/01/2011 12:33:25 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: massmike

God-less America?

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.””

The unalienable rights of atheists also come from their Creator, whether they wish to acknowledge Him or not.


18 posted on 07/01/2011 12:33:30 PM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." -- G.K. Chesterton)
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To: massmike

I’ll pay extra to have a banner trailing theirs saying, “Obama is a D*ck”.

I know, it’s got nothing to do with the original banner, but we may as well have something up there that actually has a bearing on the truth.


19 posted on 07/01/2011 12:35:28 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: massmike

I guess it wouldn’t be very Christian-like to wish really bad things to happen to these people, so I won’t. But if something does...well, I won’t be too sad.


20 posted on 07/01/2011 12:35:38 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: massmike
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

O beautiful for pilgrim feet
Whose stern impassioned stress
A thoroughfare of freedom beat
Across the wilderness!
America! America!
God mend thine every flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self-control,
Thy liberty in law!

O beautiful for heroes proved
In liberating strife.
Who more than self their country loved
And mercy more than life!
America! America!
May God thy gold refine
Till all success be nobleness
And every gain divine!

O beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam
Undimmed by human tears!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

O beautiful for pilgrims feet,
Whose stem impassioned stress
A thoroughfare for freedom beat
Across the wilderness!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
Till paths be wrought through
wilds of thought
By pilgrim foot and knee!

O beautiful for glory-tale
Of liberating strife
When once and twice,
for man's avail
Men lavished precious life!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
Till selfish gain no longer stain
The banner of the free!

O beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam
Undimmed by human tears!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
Till nobler men keep once again
Thy whiter jubilee!

21 posted on 07/01/2011 12:35:44 PM PDT by DaveyB (Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. -John Adams)
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To: crusty old prospector

“But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.” — Thomas Jefferson


22 posted on 07/01/2011 12:37:09 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: He Rides A White Horse

Go, get ‘em, my friend. :-)

By what leap of logic does atheism make one patriotic? Oh, wait, I applied the word logic to lefty fools.


23 posted on 07/01/2011 12:37:38 PM PDT by Let's Roll (Save the world's best healthcare - REPEAL, DEFUND Obamacare!)
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To: massmike
’ATHEISM IS PATRIOTIC’

ROTFL! No. Atheism is dumb! Don't try to shove that commie crap down my throat. I'm not buying it.

24 posted on 07/01/2011 12:37:56 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (When the going gets tough, the tough check themselves into "rehab".)
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To: antiRepublicrat; crusty old prospector

I think that was probably hyperbole seeing that the likelihood of having a SAM handy is probably close to zero. Some of us are just frustrated that atheists and muslims seem to have more rights these days than Christians.


25 posted on 07/01/2011 12:38:27 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: massmike

Idiots.


26 posted on 07/01/2011 12:43:51 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (A communist is just a liberal in a hurry)
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To: Southside_Chicago_Republican
The unalienable rights of atheists also come from their Creator, whether they wish to acknowledge Him or not.

When he wrote that, Jefferson's idea of a "creator" was likely quite a bit different from yours. That line was also based on George Mason's earlier Virginia Declaration of Rights, which states that rights are "inherent" by nature, not that they are granted by any creator.

27 posted on 07/01/2011 12:48:28 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: massmike

So ... why don’t we all just pitch in and hire a bunch of sky-writing planes to write GOD BLESS AMERICA about 1000 times larger than their little banners.


28 posted on 07/01/2011 12:49:47 PM PDT by Nonsense Unlimited
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To: Let's Roll
All of these politically correct types should board 'Allah' airlines and head straight for the nearest Muslim country. Open an abortion clinic. Ask the local Imam to officiate at your gay marriage. Above all, tell them you are an atheist. See what happens. Bunch of whiners.

They are lucky that they live in a predominately Christian country.

29 posted on 07/01/2011 12:51:24 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse ((unite))
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To: massmike

“Atheism is Patriotic.”

Comparatively:

“Black People are Homosexual.”

“Ducks are Dinosaurs.”

“Norwegians are Americans.”


30 posted on 07/01/2011 12:53:20 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: ilovesarah2012

Everybody needs to have the same rights. Remember, the unconstitutional requirement for religious belief to hold an office or position of trust in some states was only overruled relatively recently in our country’s history. There was official persecution. Unfortunately, some atheists (not these ones, who are just expressing their opinions) feel some retribution is in order. That is of course just as wrong as affirmative action.

Don’t equate all atheists with anti-theists or anti-Christians. That’s as fair as equating all Christians with the Westboro Baptists.


31 posted on 07/01/2011 1:03:49 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: crusty old prospector
Right here as you order, sir!
32 posted on 07/01/2011 1:06:34 PM PDT by greatdefender (If You Want Peace.....Prepare For War)
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To: massmike

33 posted on 07/01/2011 1:22:00 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: crusty old prospector
No need to waste expensive missiles....
34 posted on 07/01/2011 1:26:59 PM PDT by GenXteacher (He that hath no stomach for this fight, let him depart!)
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To: DaveyB

I’m pretty spiritual, but tend to find people who wear their faith on their sleaves (in a judgemental way) distasteful. But the whole “endowed by their Creator” line in the Declaration of Independence pretty much confirms that the athiests are talking out their a$$es here.


35 posted on 07/01/2011 1:31:55 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: beethovenfan

“The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God”.

They’ll figure this out should one of those planes experience engine failure...


36 posted on 07/01/2011 1:37:08 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: antiRepublicrat

That’s true. But even though he had a different concept of “creator” as the source of the rights of man, that wouldn’t necessarily have put the concept in conflict with those who held more orthodox religious views; for example, some of those who signed off on the Declaration, or the vast majority of the Americans of his time or since then. I’m sure Jefferson had his audience in mind when he wrote.

Christianity, at its best, proclaims the equality of all people before God. Christians haven’t always practiced that, but early Christianity was very egalitarian in that regard, as were the Methodism and other Pietistic movements that flourished during Jefferson’s time.

Now, I don’t ordinarily discuss religion nor wear my religion on my sleeve, and I am very comfortable with minding my own business and letting everyone believe as he pleases. I couldn’t be an atheist, but I am more than willing to let an atheist be one. But “God-Less America” is silly, because that is never how we have understood ourselves.


37 posted on 07/01/2011 1:55:06 PM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." -- G.K. Chesterton)
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To: massmike

The fool has said in his heart there is no God. I have met many who claim to be Atheist—but every one of them has merely chosen sin over salvation-and foolish pride over reason.
A God-less America is not the America I served seven years seven months and days as an army Medic to defend.Lincoln was a Patriot and Lincoln proclaimed “...this nation under God...”
That fifty two of fifty five of the men who signed the Constitution were active Christian members of their church. is enough for me to stand in their shadow. Washington was a Patriot and proclaimed it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God,to obey His will,to be grateful for his benefits,and humbly to implore His protection and favor... “(Oct.3,1789) It doesn’t really matter what the fools do today does it?


38 posted on 07/01/2011 2:00:07 PM PDT by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: massmike

They’re deranged idiots. Only such a person would claim to prove a negative.


39 posted on 07/01/2011 2:03:44 PM PDT by jimt
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To: greatdefender

I’m a thankin’ you. Splash one heathen.


40 posted on 07/01/2011 2:04:01 PM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: antiRepublicrat

Doesn’t really matter. Atheists are such a small minority that they don’t have much influence in America, thankfully.


41 posted on 07/01/2011 2:04:37 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: GenXteacher

That right there is funny.


42 posted on 07/01/2011 2:05:54 PM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: antiRepublicrat

TJ was but one of the many founders. One often quoted by non-believers because of his diest beliefs. God only knows whether he made it through the pearly gates. One day, I will know. I hope he is there along with those who blaspheme with their banners.


43 posted on 07/01/2011 2:14:00 PM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: ilovesarah2012
Atheists are such a small minority that they don’t have much influence in America, thankfully.

Too bad. If I had more influence, this country might not be so liberal. Do not equate atheism with liberalism. However, do realize that religious conservative denigration of atheists can help drive atheists to the liberal side. You only hurt all of us.

44 posted on 07/01/2011 2:19:27 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: antiRepublicrat

You don’t believe the majority of atheists are liberals?


45 posted on 07/01/2011 2:21:21 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: crusty old prospector

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. Easy to see who’s on the moral high-ground here, and it’s not the Christians.


46 posted on 07/01/2011 2:28:12 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: massmike

Dinesh takes atheism apart limb by limb in this great book.

47 posted on 07/01/2011 2:30:32 PM PDT by mc5cents (Noli nothis permittere te terere)
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To: ilovesarah2012
You don’t believe the majority of atheists are liberals?

I'd bet that's true, partially because of alienation by conservatives. Why should atheists side with a group who considers atheists to be second-class citizens, somewhat in the way Muslims look at minority Christians? But there's nothing inherent in atheism that points to liberalism. The seminal atheist work Atlas Shrugged isn't exactly the liberals' Bible.

48 posted on 07/01/2011 2:33:34 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: antiRepublicrat

It is true that the vast majority of atheists are liberals, it is natural for someone that does not believe in God to reject so much of conservatism, that only a relatively small number of atheists that like conservative economics could bring themselves to join with conservatives and traditional Americans in voting or politics, even then they are always badgering us to move left.


49 posted on 07/01/2011 2:48:54 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: ansel12

There’s also conservative social values, illegal immigration, gay marriage, and even freedom of religion.


50 posted on 07/01/2011 3:01:57 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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