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Can We Lose This Now? (Coexist)
http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | April 19, 2013 | AnneM040359

Posted on 04/19/2013 12:10:00 PM PDT by Biggirl

From time to time I see a bumper sicker going by this design, and using this one word called COEXIST. The reason this is brought up is that, the very ironic thing of what has been going on in Boston this week, with the recent horrible bombing attack towards the end of the 117th Boston Marathon and that it turned out the two suspects are from Chechnya and are Muslim as well. One of the sad things about what has taken place is that, one of the people killed, the little 8-year-old, attended a school which had up to people of up to 83 different backgrounds. Or another one of the victims killed came from of all places, China. Or that the third victim killed managed a restraunt in a city that had persons of all different backgrounds calling it home. What is needed is not a bumper sicker by that one word, “coexist”, but the need to deal with the fact that each human heart can not only do great acts of evil, but also great acts of kindness. The answer is not doing a bumper with the word coexist, but to come to terms with the reality that we humans can very well do both.


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1 posted on 04/19/2013 12:10:01 PM PDT by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl

Isn’t the Christian cross on the bumper sticker upside down?


2 posted on 04/19/2013 12:11:36 PM PDT by Hulka
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To: Hulka

I do not know. Have no seen the bumper sicker in a long while.


3 posted on 04/19/2013 12:12:33 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

Went to the link and saw the cross was correctly upright. . .but I do recall clearly a coexist sticker where the cross was upside down. . .saw it in a parking lot in El Paso.


4 posted on 04/19/2013 12:12:42 PM PDT by Hulka
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To: Biggirl

Yes we can all live together: “Former Republican U.S. presidential nominee Mitt Romney gave President Obama high marks for his remarks on the Boston Marathon bombings victims.”

There you have it!!


5 posted on 04/19/2013 12:12:51 PM PDT by choctaw man (Good ole Andrew Jackson, or You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma...)
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To: Biggirl

6 posted on 04/19/2013 12:13:16 PM PDT by re_nortex
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To: Biggirl
There's a pic of the bumper of the carjacked vehicle and it has one of those e stickers, now THATS irony!
7 posted on 04/19/2013 12:13:48 PM PDT by nomad
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To: Biggirl

A more worthless bumper sticker existeth not.

Oh, forgot about Obamadork stickers.


8 posted on 04/19/2013 12:13:50 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Hulka

No.

Though I’ve always thought it would be fun to produce a version incorporating a swastika to see how people reacted.


9 posted on 04/19/2013 12:13:58 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Biggirl

10 posted on 04/19/2013 12:14:20 PM PDT by South40 (I Love The "New & Improved" Free Republic!)
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To: Biggirl
I have always hated that sticker...Don`t the fools who put it on their cars realize that the first letter wants to KILL all the other letters?? And tries to do so in the news all the time!!!
11 posted on 04/19/2013 12:15:45 PM PDT by NCDave (AKA, "That idiot over there")
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To: Biggirl

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3009840/posts try post 8


12 posted on 04/19/2013 12:16:17 PM PDT by nomad
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To: Biggirl

Reminds me of I once went to a zoo that had chickens and a fox within the same cage and the sign outside said “Coexist”.

I asked the worker how they managed to keep the two species together in peace.

“Well, we have to put in a couple new chickens every couple of days”


13 posted on 04/19/2013 12:16:32 PM PDT by MNDude (Sorry for typos. Probably written on a smartphone, and I have big clumsy fingers.)
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To: Biggirl

14 posted on 04/19/2013 12:16:59 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: re_nortex

Nortex, that post is magnificent...and entirely correct.

Islam is a cancer on humanity and sooner or later it will have to be dealt with. If only we could convince these ill functioning folks to just sit there and die of their own inability to create anything quietly...but now, they insist on metastasizing.


15 posted on 04/19/2013 12:17:02 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Biggirl

I like the bumper sticker with the ‘C’ wrapped in a bomb vest & all the other symbols trying to run away. Very funny!


16 posted on 04/19/2013 12:17:03 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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The “ironic” thing is that there is a REAL organization by the name:

http://www.coexistfoundation.net/


17 posted on 04/19/2013 12:17:57 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: bigbob

Where`d you get that? It`d make a nice bumper sticker.


18 posted on 04/19/2013 12:18:26 PM PDT by nomad
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To: re_nortex
Coexist in a liberals mind ? means ? Christians ? Jews ? Goextinct.
19 posted on 04/19/2013 12:18:29 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Biggirl
Purported to be the carjacked vehicle in Boston:


20 posted on 04/19/2013 12:20:54 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Cogito, ergo armatum sum.)
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To: Twotone

http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll215/FORGERSHAMMER/coexist-firearm-gun-manufacturer-logo-sticker.jpg

http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll215/FORGERSHAMMER/coexist-firearm-gun-manufacturer-logo-sticker.jpg

Sorry about the formatting. HTML & I do NOT COEXIST :-)


21 posted on 04/19/2013 12:21:15 PM PDT by LadyBuck ("When Dick Cheney shot a fellow American it was an accident, Obama’s is by policy" - thomasowellfan)
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22 posted on 04/19/2013 12:21:47 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: Da Coyote

On my C5 Corvette I have the Coexist bumper sticker, but the word is spelled with gun manufacturers trade marks.


23 posted on 04/19/2013 12:22:38 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (Welcome to the new America.)
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To: Biggirl

from http://www.aipnews.com/talk/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=23621&posts=1

By Fulton Sheen; On Being Human: Reflections, On Life and Living, 1982 - composite of writings going back to 1943 under 'Bishop Sheen writes', pg, 288.

The Political Kiss of Betrayal

No one has ever written a philosophy of betrayal, unless it was Machiavelli who told kings and princes how to deceive their fellowmen. But his counsel was not actual betrayal, but just sheer worldly, pragmatic advise in which the useful became identified with the true. Actually, the pattern and the model of betrayal has been written -and forgotten. Take, for example, the principle upon which the Soviets (and G20 leaders today) conducted their international policy. It can be reduced to three principles: 1. Materialism; 2. Coexistence; 3. Betrayal at the moment of greatest friendship and coexistence.

First , materialism. Its basic principle is denial of God and the soul. God must be denied, because if there is a power other than the Party or the dictator, then men have other rights and duties under liberty than those given them by the Party (Like thinking about self-reliance; self-governance). The foundation of our rights and liberties as given in the Declaration of Independence is that they are given by God. The soul must be denied too by the Communists, because the soul contemplates and thinks for itself. But any personal thought which cannot be socially controlled must be denied by Communists in order that there be only one thought-namely, the Party thought.

The second principle is coexistence. This is a Soviet word, not the word of a free people. The latter never ask themselves if they should coexist. Such talk would be nonsense between Canada and the United States. Coexistence is a Soviet suggestion that relations which exist between the free people of the world who believe in decency, morality, honesty, and truth should be extended to the Soviet Union which Lenin said must use every lie, stratagem, ruse, and deceit in order to foster world revolution.

The basis of coexistence talk is given in an article published in the Soviet Union in 1954 by a certain Leontyvev. His argument was that the atomic bomb makes war mutually destructive of the powers which engage in it. The Soviets can no longer rely upon their mighty armies and those of the satellites to conquer the world. Hence, there must be "long periods of coexistences" with democratic and free people, until the historical moment arrives for the world conquest of communism. (Are we there yet?) The third principle is that the betrayal of those who fall for coexistence must be at the moment of greatest intimacy and friendship (Obama's promise). For example on August 31, 1939, the Soviets signed a pact recognizing the independence of Estonia, Lithuania, and Latvia. On this occasion the Soviet Government published the following: "These pacts of mutual assistance strictly stipulate the inviolability of the sovereignty of the signatory powers, and the principle of non-interference in each other's affairs. We stand for the scrupulous and punctilious observance of the pacts on the basis of complete reciprocity, and we declare that all the spreading of nonsense about Sovietizing the Baltic countries is only to the advantage of our common enemies, and of all Soviet provocateurs."

The following year, the Soviets annexed the three countries. Is this pattern of betrayal new? Or does it follow a line which brought upon the world its greatest blackness? The model of deceit and betrayal was actually set by Judas. First of all, avarice was not his basic sin; it was materialism, or denial of spiritual values. The first mention of avarice as regards Judas comes at the very end of his life, though he is described as a traitor much earlier when Our Lord spoke of Himself as God, and foretold that he would suffer and die, rise and ascend again into heaven. When He refused to be King of the masses, when He refused to establish a kingdom based on earthly bread, Judas broke, for he had nothing but contempt for the spiritual.

Then came coexistence. Never once during the public life did anyone know that Judas was the guilty man; when he spoke of the poor, some of the disciples joined in with him; and at the Last Supper when he left the table, it was thought that he had gone out to give money to the poor or buy food for the feast. His coexistence was so clever that only John knew who he was-and, of course, the all knowing Lord. Even the best were deceived.

The third stage came at the moment of greatest affection, when Judas kissed Our Lord and then delivered Him over to the soldiers. Sacred things can be betrayed only by some mark of affection and esteem. LET AMERICA BEWARE!

To pleas for coexistence, America must ask, "Wilt thou betray with a kiss?"

24 posted on 04/19/2013 12:26:02 PM PDT by frogjerk (We are conservatives. Not libertarians, not "fiscal conservatives", not moderates)
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SnakeDoc

25 posted on 04/19/2013 12:26:49 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens)
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You are so wrong. I strongly believe in the need to Coexist.

 photo coexist.jpg


Just a little differently than the libs.

26 posted on 04/19/2013 12:27:08 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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27 posted on 04/19/2013 12:27:26 PM PDT by tomkat
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Nuthin says "Irony" like being carjacked by a murderous terrorist while peacefully driving along with a "Coexist" bumper sticker.

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28 posted on 04/19/2013 12:27:47 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: FatherofFive

lol


29 posted on 04/19/2013 12:27:50 PM PDT by tomkat
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30 posted on 04/19/2013 12:27:58 PM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies ("The Lord has removed His judgments against you" - Zep. 3:15)
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31 posted on 04/19/2013 12:30:27 PM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies ("The Lord has removed His judgments against you" - Zep. 3:15)
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To: re_nortex

Brilliant!


32 posted on 04/19/2013 12:31:03 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: JaguarXKE

“...Coexist bumper sticker”

I have the t-shirt. Pure fun in public.

Steve


33 posted on 04/19/2013 12:31:15 PM PDT by ha maker (Sanity for lurkers)
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To: bigbob

I like it.

So open to misunderstanding as a bumper sticker, though.


34 posted on 04/19/2013 12:31:40 PM PDT by heartwood
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To: tomkat

Beat you by 18 seconds! That is my favorite bumper sticker. I want to order 100 and overlay them on the ‘surrender to Islam’ co-exist sticker.


35 posted on 04/19/2013 12:32:12 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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I do not know. Have no seen the bumper sicker in a long while.

The car these two hijacked yesterday had a coexist bumper sticker.

36 posted on 04/19/2013 12:32:15 PM PDT by Half Vast Conspiracy (Based on a letter from an 8 year old…school is now illegal...'cuz it’s yuckey and dumb'.)
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37 posted on 04/19/2013 12:34:13 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: LadyBuck

Those are good. I couldn’t get the one I’ve seen to upload to photobucket for some reason. Oh well...


38 posted on 04/19/2013 12:34:42 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

That’s the one!


39 posted on 04/19/2013 12:35:50 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Biggirl

They should proceed directly to the nearest mosque for their beheading. Be sure to take video of the efforts!


40 posted on 04/19/2013 12:36:42 PM PDT by NCDave (AKA, "That idiot over there")
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To: FatherofFive
For anyone wanting it, here's a link to a 1,056 × 288 version that's suitable for printing on bumper sticker stock.

http://i.imgur.com/CiuaJ.jpg

41 posted on 04/19/2013 12:37:06 PM PDT by tomkat
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42 posted on 04/19/2013 12:37:56 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: cripplecreek

Is that pic for real?


43 posted on 04/19/2013 12:39:13 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: Biggirl

Coexistence is impossible unless one’s talking about the coexistence of Jews and Christians.

Muslims are incapable of assimilating into a Judeo-Christian nation.

Round them up and send them back to the land of camels and sand dunes.


44 posted on 04/19/2013 12:44:35 PM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: frogjerk

Used to watch the Venerable Bishop Sheen with my dad in the 50s


45 posted on 04/19/2013 12:49:01 PM PDT by Stentor
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46 posted on 04/19/2013 12:53:02 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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47 posted on 04/19/2013 12:54:52 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Biggirl

I spit chaw on everyone I see. Really.


48 posted on 04/19/2013 1:00:06 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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49 posted on 04/19/2013 1:12:27 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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 photo Coexist-1.jpg

Note the "Darwin" applique in the lower right corner. Clearly tolerance is a one way street with this liveral

50 posted on 04/19/2013 1:16:56 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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