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Florida atheists ‘unbless’ highway with ‘unholy water’
FoxNews ^ | March 18, 2012 | Staff

Posted on 03/19/2012 12:48:37 AM PDT by LucyT

LAKELAND, Fla. – A group of atheists in Florida spent part of their weekend washing away a blessing placed upon a local highway by a religious group.

Armed with brooms, mops and "unholy water," the atheists gathered Saturday to symbolically clean up holy oil that Polk Under Prayer put down on Highway 98 near the Pasco-Polk county line last year, Bay News 9 reported.

"We come in peace," Humanists of Florida director Mark Palmer announced before he and members of other atheist organizations launched their cleanup.

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The unblessing project, he explained, was "not about atheist rights" but about "welcoming everybody into Polk County."

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1 posted on 03/19/2012 12:48:47 AM PDT by LucyT
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To: LucyT
LOL, it doesn't work that way, that blessing is now transferred to the atheists.

Beware atheists you may start believing and don't touch each other!

2 posted on 03/19/2012 12:54:21 AM PDT by this_ol_patriot (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner)
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To: LucyT

Palmer is an ironic name considering that is what was laid down on the road for Jesus to travel on.

Is he going to scrub his name too?


3 posted on 03/19/2012 12:54:21 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: LucyT

“We come in peace”????

LOL!!! What are they, little green alien wannabes???

We come in PEACE??? Hahahahahahaaaaa


4 posted on 03/19/2012 1:07:10 AM PDT by Brad’s Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Bless it again, Sam.


5 posted on 03/19/2012 1:09:46 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: LucyT
Now let me get this straight! These Dufs try to undo a blessing that has no foundation because they say "there is no god"!

Am I missing somthin here?

6 posted on 03/19/2012 1:13:05 AM PDT by Cheapskate (Play loud and carry BIG sticks!)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Furthermore, let them go try to "undo" what they spiritually are unable to "undo", as non-believers of the Spirit. For Matthew says, in addressing Christian believers (and not atheists) "what is bound in earth will be bound in heaven, and what is loosed on earth will be loosed in heaven." It is not so much of (as) the annoited "oil" itself (and its removal as a futile, almost humorious if not pathetic, desperate act), as it is in the indelible, irretractable prayers that went behind the application of the oil, and cannot be undone even if they sanblasted it down the nano level, certainly not by a band of moronic unbelievers who believe the the "sanctity (sic) of "nothingness". The binding still exists, the initial prayers still stand and are written in heaven, where no atheist's eraser can reach. Their blindness makes them completely unable to even grasp this fundamental point of both spiritual logic and established scripture.

7 posted on 03/19/2012 1:42:08 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (If Free Republic morphs into a supportive site for Romney, I'll conclude my 13 year participation.)
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To: Cheapskate; All

Maybe they are trying to keep someone from skidding on the oil. I saw a horrible accident a few years ago when after a light rain a car with a pregnant woman skidded on the mixture of oil droplets on the road and rain, killing her and her unborn child.


8 posted on 03/19/2012 1:51:09 AM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: LucyT

So let me get this straight (I only have a public education): these Polk County Atheists are trying to undo something that they don’t believe could have happened in the first place - invoking God’s blessing. Don’t their actions mean they really think the original blessing had an effect?

What is the world coming to when you can’t even depend on an atheist to walk the talk???


9 posted on 03/19/2012 1:55:44 AM PDT by jda ("Righteousness exalts a nation . . .")
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To: All
Not to mention the poor, pathetic idiots do not realize that the name for their group "Humanists" (as in "Humanists of Florida") (oops, can't use "Florida" either, as that is a reference to EASTER (Pascua Florida) as per explorer Ponce de Leon when he landed in Florida and named it after the season representing the resurrection of Christ, which was the season he landed)... as this is derived from the word "man", which using the study of etmyology, shows that it has a religious root and origin, as a word meaning "that pertaining to the earth" (as opposed to that which is of "gods" or of God".)

They cannot call themselves "Humanists" because they lay claim to a word that also has origin in the Holy Land as well is in the Indus Valley through Hinduism ("manu" for man, and initially known in that RELIGION as ""Satyavrata""), created as "good" by "God."

Hey, but nice try atheists. Did they do a press release on this action? If so, did they use "2012" in it? "2012 what?" "A.D.", that's what. "Anno Domini", or "Year of the Lord" (or more fully in the Latin root Anno Domini Nostri Iesu (Jesu) Christi . Oops, cannot use that! Refers a few years here and there off, of the approximate birth of Jesus Christ, in Christianity, the Son of God. So what is their reference to time and to dating documents or events?

They would be better off naming their group the "Know Nothings" and not using any years in their press releases, or conscientiously object to carrying state issued driver's licenses which refer to their own birth's referenced by the Year of the Lord. They are hypocrites for carrying such non-secular aspect documentation upon themselves.

10 posted on 03/19/2012 1:59:27 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (If Free Republic morphs into a supportive site for Romney, I'll conclude my 13 year participation.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Copyright © 2012 floridahumanist.org. All Rights Reserved.

"2012" WHAT!!??

11 posted on 03/19/2012 2:04:44 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (If Free Republic morphs into a supportive site for Romney, I'll conclude my 13 year participation.)
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To: LucyT

A road isn’t blessed to keep people out. Its blessed for the safety of travelers. If someone wishes to be an atheist thats their choice. To seek to undo a persons good intentions however only demonstrates ignorance for lack of a better word.


12 posted on 03/19/2012 2:05:26 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: LucyT

So help me out here— the atheists /humanists claimed “we come in peace.” They also claim that they do not believe in God.And it seems logical that if they do not believe in God then the actions of the Christians who annointed the road were without meaning to the atheists .And if true then the actions of the atheists and humanists were decidedly hostile —and blasphemous—and prove the LIE they tell about coming in Peace and about welcoming everybody.I thank God hey are so transparent.


13 posted on 03/19/2012 2:45:32 AM PDT by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: LucyT; All

http://www.theledger.com/article/20120318/NEWS/120319321?tc=cr


14 posted on 03/19/2012 2:45:41 AM PDT by A. Morgan (Ayn Rand: "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.")
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To: LucyT

Lets all pray for these misguided souls.


15 posted on 03/19/2012 3:06:56 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj
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To: LucyT

I think some are missing the point here. If one reasons that the actions by the atheists are nonsensical or even silly, then one might also reason that the actions of the Priest are also nonsensical and silly. One symbollic act infers another, neither of which evidences any observable change to reality. This is how they pull some people in from the fence. That is how they grow stronger socially and hence politically. Keep changing the terms of the argument. Approach it from different angles, and you peel off some more. It’s a common activist method. You take control of the intellectual argument and so long as you are determined, patient and persistent, in time you will win.


16 posted on 03/19/2012 3:42:08 AM PDT by csense
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To: LucyT
their exercise in futility will not exorcise the blessing.

let them have their fun.

17 posted on 03/19/2012 3:45:24 AM PDT by Vaquero ("Sic semper tyrannis")
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Where have you been

if you watch the science and history channels...

they do not use Anno Domini or Before Christ, anymore.

the new terms used in schools and science are

B.C.E. Before the common era.

A.C.E. After the common era.

How Common of them!


18 posted on 03/19/2012 3:50:05 AM PDT by Vaquero ("Sic semper tyrannis")
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To: LucyT

My dad was an atheist. My dearest friend is high standing admin in the James Randi foundation. I am friends with many many atheist just from knowing her and everyone I know would laugh hysterically at this garbage.

Most of them would warn of the stupidity of creating their very own dogma.

Atheist isn’t a negative form of religion. It’s an absence of one. These goons just became Satanists (not the worshiping Satan kind, but Levey’s version) of just being anti-Christianity.

Besides, I’d bet a million dollars they wouldn’t try some crap with the Muslims. They fear THOSE religious zealots.


19 posted on 03/19/2012 3:51:39 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: gleeaikin
Maybe they are trying to keep someone from skidding on the oil.

Any oil that the Christians applied to the road would be miniscule compared to the oil that drips from cars and trucks that travel that road every day.

Blessings come from God, not oil. Blessings are rescinded by God, not foolish self-righteous academics with their "unholy water".

20 posted on 03/19/2012 4:09:01 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

I appologize it is not After the common era

just

Common Era. or C.E.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Era


21 posted on 03/19/2012 4:11:07 AM PDT by Vaquero ("Sic semper tyrannis")
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To: autumnraine
My dearest friend is high standing admin in the James Randi foundation. I am friends with many many atheist just from knowing her and everyone I know would laugh hysterically at this garbage

I used to debate at the JREF Forum for many years. Spend a little time there and you might change your opinion. Some may think it's silly, but a lot of them love this kind of stuff.

22 posted on 03/19/2012 4:15:42 AM PDT by csense
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To: csense

I guess my experience is more with the founders and Presidents rather than the members.

That was my point. I know there are plenty of anti-Christian zealots who call themselves atheist. However, the more educated amongst them find it silly and actually hurts the purpose. Cause it just looks stupid.


23 posted on 03/19/2012 4:20:09 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: LucyT
The unblessing project, he explained, was "not about atheist rights" but about "welcoming everybody into Polk County."

Doesn't sound very welcoming.

Once again though, atheists are confirming the existance of what they demand does not exist.

If some ROPer were to declare the highway under the control of a genie (jin), I would not spend my weekend trying to get the genie to leave. If I did do such a thing, you would have to assume that I believed in genies.

So thank you atheists, for the affirmation.

24 posted on 03/19/2012 4:27:35 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Vaquero
B.C.E. Before the common era. A.C.E. After the common era.

I enjoy interrupting people who use these to ask them what the basis of zero is. After a little persistence, they will finally state that it is Christ's life. Then I ask them why they insist on rewriting history to exclude an underlying element, would they do this if the time-line was based on Alexander the Great or the first emperor of China?

25 posted on 03/19/2012 4:35:16 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: LucyT

Since these flakes do not believe in God then why do they believe in Blessings?
They must, since they believed that the highway they were at had been Blessed and it needed to be removed.
What maroons...........


26 posted on 03/19/2012 4:35:38 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Vaquero
B.C.E. Before the common era.

A.C.E. After the common era.

How Common of them!


I always read B.C.E. as Before Christian Era.

I've never heard of A.C.E. being used, but C.E., which I always read as Christian Era.

27 posted on 03/19/2012 4:47:46 AM PDT by Cheburashka (If life hands you lemons, government regulations will prevent you from making lemonade.)
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To: Cheburashka

you are right on both counts .....it is C.E. and it is sometimes called Christian Era.

here is some more dope on it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Era


28 posted on 03/19/2012 4:51:02 AM PDT by Vaquero ("Sic semper tyrannis")
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Well stated.


29 posted on 03/19/2012 4:51:18 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: LucyT

The negative proves the positive. But hey, this is post-enlightenment. Who has any use for logic?


30 posted on 03/19/2012 5:11:33 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (knowledge puffeth; information deludeth.)
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To: LucyT

It would be interesting to gather data on wrecks, drunk driving, injuries, fatalities, etc. for the period from the road blessing until the unblessing, then track prospectively the same data to see if the unblessing led to an increase in the above.


31 posted on 03/19/2012 5:16:27 AM PDT by SC DOC
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To: LucyT

The negative proves the positive. But hey, this is post-enlightenment. Who has any use for logic?


32 posted on 03/19/2012 5:16:46 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (knowledge puffeth; information deludeth.)
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To: autumnraine

>> I’d bet a million dollars they wouldn’t try some crap with the Muslims. They fear THOSE religious zealots.

ROFL! So true...


33 posted on 03/19/2012 5:24:21 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: LucyT; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...

"It's not enough to be an atheist! You also have to be a d**k about it!"



34 posted on 03/19/2012 5:29:01 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: LucyT
Sadie: I curse you! I curse you with bad luck!

Humanist: I don't believe in curses, therefore I am not cursed.

Sadie: Are to.

Humanist: Am not.

Sadie: Are to.

Humanist: Curses don't exist!

Sadie: Do to.

Humanist: Well then, I undo your curse with my anti-curse hex!

Sadie: There is no anti-curse hex!

Humanist: Is to.

Sadie: Why would you anti-curse hex my curse if curses are not real? Huh! Explain that!

Humanist: I did it just in case...of...

Sadie: See. They are real. Even you believe in it. And now, I re-curse you! So there!

Humanist: You can't re-curse!

Sadie: Then you can't anti-curse hex!

Mother: Kids! Stop fighting and play nice.

35 posted on 03/19/2012 5:29:12 AM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: SampleMan
I enjoy interrupting people who use these to ask them what the basis of zero is.

My ninth grade son's East Hem teacher (who is Jewish) always references dates as BC/AD, in spite of the class textbooks, which use the BCE/CE nonsense. On the first day of class she explained it just as you did, and instructed the students that she expects them to use BC/AD. "I'm here to teach you history, not to teach you how to rewrite history." In a public school, no less.

36 posted on 03/19/2012 5:29:29 AM PDT by grellis (I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

LOLOL!!!!!


37 posted on 03/19/2012 5:37:07 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: LucyT; All

Funniest Steve Martin song in a really long time and appropriate for this thread.

“Atheist don’t have no songs”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wogta8alHiU

Part of the song:

(Christians have)
Christians have their hymns and pages.
(Hymns and pages)
Hava Nagila’s for the Jews.
(For the Jews)
Baptists have the rock of ages.
(Rock of ages)
Atheists just sing the blues.

(Romantics play)
Romantics play Claire de Lune.
(Claire de Lune)
Born agains sing He is risen.
But no one ever wrote a tune.
(Wrote a tune)
For godless existentialism.
(For godless existentialism)

For Atheists,
There’s no good news.
They’ll never sing,
A song of faith.

In their songs,
They have a rule.
The “he” is always lowercase.
The “he” is always lowercase.


38 posted on 03/19/2012 5:40:00 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: autumnraine

Can’t go wrong with South Park. (OK, you can, but not this episode.)


39 posted on 03/19/2012 5:45:44 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
The group's motto:


40 posted on 03/19/2012 5:57:16 AM PDT by bolobaby
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To: Vaquero

I never heard that.

You are kidding aren’t you?


41 posted on 03/19/2012 6:28:56 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Well said, my well read FRiend.

One also has to wonder if they are carrying any money that says, “In God We Trust”.


42 posted on 03/19/2012 6:33:11 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: Venturer

I did get a bit of it wrong

its

B.C.E. Before the common era.

and

C.E. common era.

and as someone pointed out C.E. has also been called Christian Era....but not on the science shows or at the universary level...


43 posted on 03/19/2012 6:35:53 AM PDT by Vaquero ("Sic semper tyrannis")
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To: csense
One symbollic act infers another,

I think you mean "implies."

44 posted on 03/19/2012 6:38:58 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: LucyT

So, if someone were to have a fatal accident on this highway, do the atheists remove one of the small crosses on the side of the road?


45 posted on 03/19/2012 6:39:53 AM PDT by lunarville (Common sense ain't so common anymore...)
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To: Cheapskate

It is odd, isn’t it, that most atheists are pissed off at “God,” who they say they doesn’t believe exists and they have to undo peaceful blessings by Christians, because you wouldn’t want the peaceful loving blessings asked by Christians of God, who doesn’t exist, to be allowed.....

Mind numbing....


46 posted on 03/19/2012 7:01:00 AM PDT by This I Wonder32460
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To: Vaquero

“B.C.E. Before the common era.
A.C.E. After the common era.”

Let me re-translate the above:

B.C.E. Before Christ’s Entrance (into the world as human)
A.C.E. After Christ’s Execution


47 posted on 03/19/2012 7:06:50 AM PDT by This I Wonder32460
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To: Vaquero

“B.C.E. Before the common era.
A.C.E. After the common era.”

Let me re-translate the above:

B.C.E. Before Christ’s Entrance (into the world as human)
A.C.E. After Christ’s Execution


48 posted on 03/19/2012 7:07:07 AM PDT by This I Wonder32460
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To: LucyT

“we come in peace”...to erase you from the earth... in peace, of course.
we insult you in peace, and if you object, that makes YOU the bad guy.


49 posted on 03/19/2012 7:24:56 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: bolobaby

Then they’re insulting asshats.


50 posted on 03/19/2012 7:33:40 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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