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ATHEIST GROUP SUES TELEPHONE POLE “LOOKS LIKE A CROSS,” SAY SOME
The Beast ^ | Ian Murphy

Posted on 05/16/2014 7:30:20 AM PDT by Impala64ssa

The secular advocacy group North American Atheists has filed suit against a telephone pole on the grounds that it “violates the separation of church and state.” NAA President David Goldman says, “It looks a Christian cross and it’s on government property. Case closed.”

When asked why the atheist group decided to sue the pole itself rather than the telephone company or the state, he replied, “Grrrr! It will pay!”

Some see the pole, pictured, as a violation of the separation of church state, others see it as a means to get electricity to their homes Utility or theocracy?

The pole has sparked controversy among area residents. Some see it as a clear violation of the separation of church and state. Others see it as a means to get phone wires to their houses. “It sort of looks like a cross,” says Jay Banworth. “And this country was not founded on Christian principles. It’s got to go.”

“It’s just a telephone pole,” says Banworth’s wife Marge. “I don’t think Jay understands that that’s where the wires come in.”

The NAA rose to national prominence last year when it sued a shrub, for accidentally catching fire on government property. “That was a clear allusion to the burning bush in the Book of Exodus–on government property,” says Goldman. “That bush is gone now.”

The suit was withdrawn as the bush quickly burned to the ground.


TOPICS: Humor; Religion; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: atheism; oldnews
The telephone pole that's the source of this controversy

I'm surprised the atheists didn't think to sue the NY Mets and MLB years ago, the old Shea Stadium looked a lot like an islimeic crescent from the air:

Oh, wait, the atheists don't have the b*lls to mess with the mooslims, never mind.

1 posted on 05/16/2014 7:30:21 AM PDT by Impala64ssa
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To: Impala64ssa

Most road intersections are cross-shaped. Man, have they got a lot of lawsuits to file!


2 posted on 05/16/2014 7:31:47 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Please tell me this is satire.


3 posted on 05/16/2014 7:33:34 AM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: Impala64ssa

4 posted on 05/16/2014 7:34:42 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Impala64ssa

are they serious?

well theyre serious enough to be launching a TV channel....

http://news.atheists.org/2014/05/08/press-release-american-atheists-announces-worlds-first-atheist-tv-channel/

big fun wiil be had by all......no doubt


5 posted on 05/16/2014 7:39:07 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Impala64ssa

How’d that lawsuit come out against the cereal company that put a flake in a box that looked like the Virgin Mary?


6 posted on 05/16/2014 7:40:55 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: Impala64ssa
The reading carrels at the Regenstein Library at the University of Chicago look like swastikas from the upper floors.


7 posted on 05/16/2014 7:42:58 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I'm a Contra" -- President Ronald Reagan)
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To: Impala64ssa

Atheists sue to have the letters T and X as well as the CH pair removed from the alphabet.


8 posted on 05/16/2014 7:45:58 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: defconw

Also in the article: “The NAA rose to national prominence last year when it sued a shrub, for accidentally catching fire on government property. ‘That was a clear allusion to the burning bush in the Book of Exodus–on government property,’ says Goldman. ‘That bush is gone now.’”

I think you have your answer.

The sign of good satire is just how absurd but believable it is. . .


9 posted on 05/16/2014 7:47:30 AM PDT by Hulka
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To: Liberty Valance

Pac-Man


10 posted on 05/16/2014 7:48:03 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: Hulka

Sadly I have read articles that I thought were satire and then they turned out to be true. One never knows with these lunatics that are running this country.


11 posted on 05/16/2014 7:49:36 AM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: Impala64ssa

Next, the letter t


12 posted on 05/16/2014 7:52:09 AM PDT by Shimmer1
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To: Impala64ssa

Well, lemme see now - - - ?

We, the People live in a Constitutional Republic, which protects minority opinions.

The Liberals among us live in a Democracy, where the majority rules: Winner take ALL!, with no protection of minority opinions.

Hmmmmmm - - - -?

Why then are the Liberals among us soooooo concerned about the opinions of minorities?

If Liberals win they take absolute control and ram through anything they want such as the majority opposed Obamacare.

If Liberals are opposed, then they suddenly want to champion the hurt feeling of the minority groups that they are trying to buy votes from!

BTW, if Cross-Shaped telephone poles could vote, do you really think that the feelings of the un-cross telephone poles would be actually discussed in the campaign speeches of the pro- Cross Shaped Telephone Candidates?

PC fuss budgets, WORLD WIDE want to know!


13 posted on 05/16/2014 7:52:09 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Impala64ssa
If this is true, then NAA are every bit as nutty as they accuse fanatical Christians to be.
It's an example of functional similarity, a telephone pole is designed to hold up wires, a cross to hold up arms.
Case Closed.

14 posted on 05/16/2014 7:53:44 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: defconw

Indeed. . .sad, isn’t it.


15 posted on 05/16/2014 7:54:17 AM PDT by Hulka
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To: Dr. Sivana

Hmmmm - - - ?

Maybe, or perhaps, “Liberal Love Seats?”

After all, “Two is cool, but Four is more!”


16 posted on 05/16/2014 7:54:27 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Impala64ssa

It’s not that atheists oppose “religion”,
they oppose Christianity.

THAT’s the real reason they don’t go after Islam.


17 posted on 05/16/2014 7:55:33 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Liberty Valance

OM NOM NOM NOM


18 posted on 05/16/2014 7:55:55 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: BitWielder1

I’m going to go with “obvious satire” here...


19 posted on 05/16/2014 7:56:48 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Liberty Valance

Oh Oh ,those stars in the sky better spread out


20 posted on 05/16/2014 7:58:08 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: MrB

The real reason they don’t go after Islam is:

They are cowards.


21 posted on 05/16/2014 7:59:07 AM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: Impala64ssa

Every time you see an atheist, hold your arms straight out from your sides and grin. They can’t do anything about that cross.


22 posted on 05/16/2014 8:17:59 AM PDT by macglencoe (You see what the left hand is doing, but you should be watching the right hand.)
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To: Impala64ssa

We’ll just replace all telephone polls with “A” shaped structures, for “Atheist”....


23 posted on 05/16/2014 8:20:54 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Liberty Valance

The wire eating tree monster strikes again.


24 posted on 05/16/2014 8:25:07 AM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: Impala64ssa

1. Have this person stand up with his arms outstretched. 2. Take a photograph of him from the front and back.
3. Photoshop it to remove his identity.
4. Show him the photo of this “cross.”
5. Ask him if the object looks like a cross.
6. When he says yes, show him it is a photo of himself.
7. Demand that he sue himself for being a cross and thus a symbol of Christianity.
8. Make mention that in lieu of suing himself, he could have a surgical proceedure that would make him incapable of replicating the “cross” he so dreads.


25 posted on 05/16/2014 8:42:36 AM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: GreyFriar

Libs sre such insufferable idiots.


26 posted on 05/16/2014 8:46:30 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Liberty Valance
I lived in one place where the power company clamped channeled 2x4s along the sections of lines that were subject to abrasion from tree growth and movement.

Naturally, they were residential lines.

27 posted on 05/16/2014 8:57:27 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Impala64ssa

I always wondered what angst they must feel at a sand-maggot telephone company when they have to design telephone poles.


28 posted on 05/16/2014 9:11:45 AM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: Impala64ssa
This is incredible! How diabolically stupid and paranoid can they get!
29 posted on 05/16/2014 9:15:09 AM PDT by Vinylly (?%)
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To: Liberty Valance; Impala64ssa

Those are power poles which carry electrical lines. The telephone line is the lowest line on the poles, below cable TV.


30 posted on 05/16/2014 9:23:42 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: Impala64ssa
"For Thine is the Power ....."
31 posted on 05/16/2014 9:33:35 AM PDT by mikrofon (Weekend BUMP ;)
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To: Impala64ssa

I don’t worship AT&T, and if I saw a man nailed to one, I’d be praying for different reasons.


32 posted on 05/16/2014 10:13:52 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Sharia at the Bat?


33 posted on 05/16/2014 10:15:15 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: Impala64ssa

The telephone co. Has’t owned poles for decades! That’s a power pole. Note the pilot wire relay. Some people...


34 posted on 05/16/2014 10:21:49 AM PDT by vortec94
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To: Liberty Valance
LOL.. it looks like maintenance was sent to do a job and figured out the easiest
way to get back in time for lunch. Hilarious.
35 posted on 05/16/2014 10:22:45 AM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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Atheists should be sued for looking like idiots.


36 posted on 05/16/2014 10:28:59 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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