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Posted on 07/05/2011 10:16:10 AM PDT by topher
Pilots refuse to fly Independence Day atheist banners
by John Jalsevac
July 4, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) An atheist organization that sought to celebrate Independence Day by flying banners promoting atheism all across the United States nearly ran into a major snag most of the pilots working for the advertizing company refused to fly the banners.
USA Today reports that 4 out of 5 pilots working for Fly Signs Aerial Advertising refused to participate in the campaign, which involved banners saying, God-less America, and Atheism is patriotic.
Only 17 of the companys 85 pilots agreed to participate.
USA Today quotes one of the pilots, Red Calvert, saying, I respect our country and I respect our churches and weve got enough problems in our country without stirring up some more. If those people want to do something they believe in, fine, just dont include me.
The $23,000 campaign is a project of the group American Atheists.
Dave Silverman, president of American Atheists, said the pilots refusal stems from Americans bigotry. This is a clear reminder of why we need to keep fighting because the bigotry against us is so thick that a lot of the pilots are afraid to fly our banners, he said, according to CNN.
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Dave Silverman, president of American Atheists, said the pilots refusal stems from Americans bigotry.
I don't think it is bigotry -- it is just that it is against the beliefs of the pilots...
This is an Atheists are losers' thread...
ping. Nice to see some Americans do not put up with non-sense...
What will they think of next?
‘Dave Silverman, president of American Atheists, said the pilots refusal stems from Americans bigotry. This is a clear reminder of why we need to keep fighting because the bigotry against us is so thick that a lot of the pilots are afraid to fly our banners, he said, according to CNN.’
Dave, you arrogant jackass; you are confusing the concept of ‘fear’ with the reality of ‘disgust’. May God have mercy on your soul
Ultimately this is what we must all do. Refuse assent to the left’s culture war demands, whether the leftist aggressor is an official or private actor. This is how the Soviet Union died. All but the core oppressors decided enough was enough, and the bulk of the population withdrew their consent to be governed by a minority of oppressors.
Since they were flying planes, they might not have wanted to tick God off.
If I were a nonbelieving pilot, I probably would not want to take chances by flying around a banner attacking God.
Oh... they’re in my prayers...:o)
So they got 17 people to do it. What are they bitching about? People can’t have minds of their own, they’re not allowed to have their own beliefs? Why does everyone have to conform to their belief system or they aren’t happy? These atheist bigots make me sick!
“Dave Silverman, president of American Atheists, said the pilots refusal stems from Americans bigotry. This is a clear reminder of why we need to keep fighting because the bigotry against us is so thick that a lot of the pilots are afraid to fly our banners, he said, according to CNN.”
Why not, I don’t know, purchase some aircraft for the purpose of spreading their message? Why go through all the trouble of forcing those who don’t believe their message to promote it?
LOL! Good! They are!
I listened to a debate between James White and Dave Silverman (Hitchens was supposed to be the atheist) about whether the New Testament was “evil” (as if atheists can call anything evil). Dave Silverman self-imploded. It was actually kind of funny to listen to.
How could I have missed this news story?
Oh, it was on CNN....never mind.
You’ve got it exactly right: simply refuse to accede.
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion OR PROHIBITING THE FREE EXERCIZE THEREOF (my caps, underscore and bold).”
These atheists and some courts have CONSISTENTLY ignored the last part of that clause, and, in effect, made an effort to create the establishment of a religion - Atheism.
Atheists don't tolerate the rest of the world not revolving around them.
It is ok for them to insult others - darwin forbid there should be push back.
Fly banners reading "Death to Breeders" (heterosesuals, of course,) on Mother's and Fathers, Day.
Except for muslims, no religion I know of uses such tactics to intimidate any fringe neurotic group.
The phobia of religion is directly proportional to the rise in pervert activism.
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