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Nativity scene up in Wisconsin Capitol; Atheist group upset
pioneer press ^ | 12-12-11 | ap

Posted on 12/12/2011 5:59:41 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB

A conservative group has set up a nativity scene at the Capitol building in Madison, and an atheists' group is seeking its own permit for an opposing display.

A WISC-TV report says Wisconsin Family Action has been granted a permit to display its scene until the end of the month. The six statuettes that sit on a table depict the birth of Jesus Christ.

Group spokeswoman Julaine Appling says the display is tasteful. She says there's room for a number of different voices.

But the Madison-based Freedom From Religion Foundation says a nativity scene isn't appropriate for a state building. Annie Laurie Gaylor says her group is seeking a permit for its own display, one that's "slightly blasphemous" and an "irreverent tweak" on the nativity scene.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: atheist; capitol; christmas; madison; manger; nativity; nativityscene; publicsquare; walker; waronchristmas; waronchristmas2011; wi; wisconsin
can't wait to see what the "opposing display" will have for content.
1 posted on 12/12/2011 5:59:49 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB
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To: WOBBLY BOB
The Atheists think that this is the year for Crucified Santa Claus.

This is a great opportunity to brush up on the civil rights laws written in the mid to late 1800s all through the Northern Tier to protect the Norwegians from the Swedes, and the Finns from both ~ since Santa is a CULTURAL FIGURE in those regions.

Should be possible to use existing Wisconsin law to round up and incarcerate every single Atheist in the state for RACIAL HATRED.

2 posted on 12/12/2011 6:04:47 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Liberal USA - Home of “The Tyranny Of The Minority”


3 posted on 12/12/2011 6:07:13 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

When is the “majority” going to be reported as “upset” with the “minority?”


4 posted on 12/12/2011 6:07:42 AM PST by ThePatriotsFlag
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To: WOBBLY BOB

If you think something does not exist why care if someone else does? You should pause, laugh, shake your head and move on.


5 posted on 12/12/2011 6:10:29 AM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: ThePatriotsFlag
Who ever would of guessed that Wisconsin was such a hot bed of activity
6 posted on 12/12/2011 6:10:33 AM PST by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: WOBBLY BOB

I’m so damn sick of Annie Laurie and her ilk. I hope she gets run over by a reindeer.


7 posted on 12/12/2011 6:12:22 AM PST by mimaw
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To: WOBBLY BOB

They aren’t atheists. They are anti-Christians.


8 posted on 12/12/2011 6:12:56 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Double standard? MA Governor invite public to “Menorah” lighting and to “Holiday Tree” Lighting http://bit.ly/tjTQek


9 posted on 12/12/2011 6:13:03 AM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: isthisnickcool

Any reminder of what they already viscerally know really upsets them.

This is the same reason that the most vehement abortion supporters are those that have had abortions.

The atheists hate any reminders of God and eternal judgement.
Unrepentent pro-aborts hate any reminder that what they did was murder.

Both for the same reason.


10 posted on 12/12/2011 6:13:52 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

It’s not really about religious displays in the “State Buildings” anymore is it really? The “Freedom From Religioneers” have cowed all private displays, too.


11 posted on 12/12/2011 6:15:45 AM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

I am never quite sure why atheists who brag about not believing in anything are so emphatic about believing in opposing Christianity. Now from where I sit it just seems like atheists are fanatical believers in not believing. One would think that anyone who truly did not believe in anything would simply not care about what others believe. So, since atheists seem to prove with these silly legal actions that they are anything but atheists, their activity should be null and void and perhaps even actionable since they are pretending to be something they are not.


12 posted on 12/12/2011 6:18:09 AM PST by sueuprising (The best of it is, God is with us-John Wesley)
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To: sueuprising

Obviously, they aren’t “atheists”.
They believe in God, they just oppose Him.


13 posted on 12/12/2011 6:19:39 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: reefdiver

“Who ever would of guessed that Wisconsin was such a hot bed of activity.”

It seems to me that Wisconsin has had entrenched, Leftist domination of the State for quite a long time. Now the Right is standing up and getting their voice heard with the result causing the Leftists to get their knickers in multiple knots.


14 posted on 12/12/2011 6:22:50 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

What’s with all the nit-wits in Wisconsin. Did they move there to sign petitions for the recall? Some have signed as many as 80 times. Wish they would go back to San Francisco where they belong.


15 posted on 12/12/2011 6:23:29 AM PST by RightLady (Liberty above all)
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To: AppyPappy

Bingo


16 posted on 12/12/2011 6:46:43 AM PST by GOP Poet (Time for Bambi and his commie crew to go.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Let them set up their atheist display. It will be mostly ignored or laughed at.


17 posted on 12/12/2011 7:00:37 AM PST by Venturer
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To: All

I’ve had it....This idiotic “political correctness” has gone on far too long....

GET OVER IT!!!!

If you don’t like it, you don’t have to look at it...

Lord, I wish for the 50’s and early 60’s of my childhood....


18 posted on 12/12/2011 7:04:37 AM PST by Boonie
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To: sueuprising

Most atheists (some say antitheists) are vehemently anti-Christian.

Atheists don’t protest against Islam. Wonder why?


19 posted on 12/12/2011 7:23:30 AM PST by elcid1970 ("Deport all Muslims. Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: elcid1970

Hmm, a group that’s upset about the birth of a Jewish baby...


20 posted on 12/12/2011 7:48:01 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Gotta love Scott Walker. He is a preacher’s kid, you know.


21 posted on 12/12/2011 7:54:26 AM PST by freemama
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To: massgopguy

Not to mention that this same group is also upset over a display that depicts a nice Jewish family (of the house of David I might add).

What a bunch of grinches!


22 posted on 12/12/2011 8:03:29 AM PST by elcid1970 ("Deport all Muslims. Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: WOBBLY BOB

When will Americans wake up and realize separation of state and religion was simply meant to prohibit a state supported religion, not religion in general? Our country was founded on religious freedom and now we ban it because of a few objections. It’s time to go back to the original intent and follow that precedent. Same goes for the Second Amendment. Politicians are scared to mention the original intent, keep government in check, for fear they will lose power. It’s time for Americans to regain their rights and demand impeachment/recall procedures that put common people, not career politicians, in control.


23 posted on 12/12/2011 8:16:04 AM PST by Boomer One
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To: freemama

between this and Voter ID becoming law, leftards will be diving off bridges any day now.


24 posted on 12/12/2011 8:23:28 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (Congress: Looting the future to bribe the present.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Since atheists believe in “nothing”, I see no problem with allowing atheists to set up a display of “nothing”. IMHO, the proper location for a display of “nothing” would be “nowhere”.

But, clearly, the anti-Christian display being proposed by the atheists will NOT be “nothing”. If that display is deemed to be “speech” — then it should be recognized as anti-Christian Hate-Speech.

And condemned accordingly...


25 posted on 12/12/2011 8:42:21 AM PST by pfony1
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To: WOBBLY BOB

placemark


26 posted on 12/12/2011 9:41:10 PM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell.)
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To: sueuprising

I have often wondered/mused as to whether atheists don’t want me believing in God or just have a personal disbelief in God. It must be an empty feeling to see other humans having a spiritual enlightenment and within yourself having nothing. Perhaps atheists make the point that ‘misery loves company’.


27 posted on 12/12/2011 9:54:13 PM PST by noinfringers2
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