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Atheists Post Billboards in NC Attacking Presidential Candidates' Religious Views
The Christian Post ^ | August 14, 2012 | Michael Gryboski

Posted on 08/15/2012 7:42:05 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo

An atheist organization has posted two billboards in the North Carolina city where the Democratic National Convention will meet that attacks the religious beliefs of President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney. American Atheists, a New Jersey-based organization, posted the two billboards in Charlotte with the intention of them being up during the Convention, which begins in September.

David Silverman, president of American Atheists, Inc., told The Christian Post that the billboards' main purpose was to point out "the silliness of religion" influencing politics.

"Many politicians are religious, but when their only justification for a position is religion, it moves the country towards a theocracy," said Silverman.

"In this campaign there are two distinct religions represented, and for the first time in a long time Christians may not hold the office of the president. That's fine, of course, as long as we hold the candidates responsible for holding positions grounded in secular reasoning."

One billboard, geared toward President Obama, speaks of Christianity having a "Sadistic God" and "Useless Savior," among other things, and shows a piece of toast with the face of Jesus on it.

The other billboard, geared toward candidate Romney, speaks of Mormonism being "Big Money, Big Bigotry" and shows a man wearing shining undershirt and underwear, alluding to the temple garments many Mormons wear under their clothes.

"American Atheists prides itself as being the Marines of the free thought movement," said Silverman, who went on to contrast his organization with other secular groups.

"There are other organizations in the movement that take a softer, more embracing stance with religion, but silly ideas warrant serious criticism, especially if it affects our country on the whole."

While the American Atheists' billboards remain on display, several evangelical churches will take part in a "solemn assembly" at the Verizon Center the day before the Democratic National Convention begins.

David Benham, chief organizer of "Charlotte714," told The Christian Post that the billboards posted represented a rebellion against God.

"If someone denies God I can't expect them to honor God. They are simply doing what I did before I came to know Christ and that is lash out verbal abuse at Christians," said Benham.

Regarding the statement by Silverman that politics in America is influenced too much by religious reasoning, Benham told CP that people driven by religious reasoning created the United States of America.

"Well our country exists because of religious influence, especially through Christianity. There's no way around it," said Benham.

"What book do we put our hand on to swear oaths?"

According to Silverman, American Atheists attempted to purchase space for the Mormon billboard in Tampa, the site of the Republican National Convention. However, they "could not find a company to post it."


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: atheism; obama; romney
I admit I enjoy the way Obama enrages the leftist atheists when he shows up at the National Prayer Breakfast.
1 posted on 08/15/2012 7:42:10 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Devout atheists; the second-most militant religious fanatics in the world.


2 posted on 08/15/2012 7:44:14 PM PDT by henkster (We're the slaves of the phony leaders...)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

First it was the queers getting in our face, now it’s the God-haters. Hey America! How’s that “fundamental transformation” working out for ya?!


3 posted on 08/15/2012 7:45:36 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (You win some, you lose some and some you don't suit up for.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Eternity is sure a long time.


4 posted on 08/15/2012 7:46:30 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: henkster

Devout atheists: The lowest retention rate of any world religion. And the rate gets even worst after they die.


5 posted on 08/15/2012 7:47:22 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: henkster

They are on a religious crusade to eliminate religion.

I particularly like their self-proclaimed rebellion against god. But if there is no god, it’s a rebellion against nothing. Which pretty much sums up their petty little lives.


6 posted on 08/15/2012 7:49:17 PM PDT by samtheman (Obama. Mugabe. Chavez. (Obamugavez))
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

http://www.onecry.com/why/about-onecry/


7 posted on 08/15/2012 7:52:45 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
"...it moves the country towards a theocracy," said Silverman.

They will need to show the lurching TOWARDS theocracy. Oh wait, there have been attempts to PROHIBIT the use of Sharia Law in American courts that LIBERAL judges have shot down.

Other than that, the push has been to eradicate and silence religious views in public.

The insistence that God does NOT exist and is "a silly waste of time" is itself a RELIGIOUS VIEWPOINT. To make THAT the default worldview taught in schools itself is advocating fundamentalist atheism.

8 posted on 08/15/2012 7:54:07 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: samtheman
I particularly like their self-proclaimed rebellion against god.

The atheists didn't say that, the religious organizer said it about the atheists. Always thinking their god is special, that pretty much sums up their petty little lives.

9 posted on 08/15/2012 7:54:12 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
"attacks the religious beliefs of President Barack Obama"

They attacked Mohammadans ?

10 posted on 08/15/2012 7:54:51 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Dave Silverman is an activist from Marblehead, Massachusetts. Silverman began publicly challenging religion in high school and often states in interviews that he became an atheist at the age of six.

Dave Silverman has been married to publisher Hildy Silverman for almost two decades.

Hildy Silverman is the owner and editor-in-chief of Space and Time magazine, a forty-year-old magazine of horror, fantasy, and science fiction founded by Gordon Linzner. Previously, she was an editor with Achieving Families magazine, to which she regularly contributes articles on overcoming infertility.

11 posted on 08/15/2012 8:01:42 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Dave Silverman is an activist from Marblehead, Massachusetts. Silverman began publicly challenging religion in high school and often states in interviews that he became an atheist at the age of six.

Dave Silverman has been married to publisher Hildy Silverman for almost two decades.

Hildy Silverman is the owner and editor-in-chief of Space and Time magazine, a forty-year-old magazine of horror, fantasy, and science fiction founded by Gordon Linzner. Previously, she was an editor with Achieving Families magazine, to which she regularly contributes articles on overcoming infertility.

12 posted on 08/15/2012 8:02:06 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Osama’s an atheist...an “in the closet” atheist.Biden,I assume,worships tree frogs,so they're *actually* making fun of Romney and Ryan.
13 posted on 08/15/2012 8:02:09 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Word Is Out,Harry Reid's Into Child Porn.Release All Your Photos,Harry!)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

1. The Marines of the free-thought movement? Try the Chick Publications of the free-thought movement. And “free-thought” should be in quotes.

2. That said, considering that Barack Obama worships not Jesus, nor Allah, but ultimately himself, they might have stumbled onto something with that “Sadistic God” thing.


14 posted on 08/15/2012 8:08:13 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

There’s always been atheists from time memorial. They all tried to ridicule or ban Religion; they have always failed.

Their numbers are so low, that it puts them in the “other” category for a belief system. In essence. they believe they are their own god. Eventually, they will die, but Religious will live on.


15 posted on 08/15/2012 8:31:13 PM PDT by Howindependent (A Liberal has no concept of reality.)
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To: RichInOC

1. The Marines of the free-thought movement? Try the Chick Publications of the free-thought movement. And “free-thought” should be in quotes.

2. That said, considering that Barack Obama worships not Jesus, nor Allah, but ultimately himself, they might have stumbled onto something with that “Sadistic God” thing.

Amen, amen...


16 posted on 08/15/2012 8:42:45 PM PDT by delcopatriot (Defeat Obamatollah and his czars!)
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To: kcvl

Wouldn’t take much to photoshop that into an image of Old Scratch.


17 posted on 08/15/2012 8:48:09 PM PDT by lightman (Settling for the "lesser of two..." is still choosing Evil)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Athiesm is death- Jesus is life; I really don’t know why anybody would listend to them?!


18 posted on 08/15/2012 8:57:53 PM PDT by JSDude1
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

***speaks of Christianity having a “Sadistic God” and “Useless Savior,”***

***”American Atheists prides itself as being the Marines of the free thought movement,”****

So,why do they still kick against the pricks.


19 posted on 08/15/2012 9:03:06 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Tyrannies demand immense sacrifices of their people to produce trifles.-Marquis de Custine)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Likely these so called dedicated atheist are actually dedicated to the financial living it gives them. They likely would have stopped caring a long time ago, because it isn’t anything to care about, if they weren’t raking in donations. They have to keep stirring the pot to attract newbies who are actually just acting out rebellion from The God, who they pretend doesn’t exist.


20 posted on 08/16/2012 12:38:21 AM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

“Many politicians are religious, but when their only justification for a position is religion, it moves the country towards a theocracy,” said Silverman.

No it doesn’t. The Constitution was written and signed by very religious people, making decision based on their beliefs, it did not create a theocracy........


21 posted on 08/16/2012 5:48:24 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Oh yeah, that’ll win a lot of hearts down in Dixie.


22 posted on 08/16/2012 7:52:05 AM PDT by bkepley
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Ahh yes Atheism, the religion of "reason" and "tolerance,"

(that also brought about the Nazi Holocaust, Stalin's reign of terror, Mao's "Great Leap Forward" and "Cultural Revolution" and the blood of something like 150,000,000 human beings in the 20th Century alone...)

23 posted on 08/16/2012 10:14:06 AM PDT by AnalogReigns (reality is analog, not digital...)
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To: AnalogReigns

I’ll correct it for them:

American Atheists prides itself as being the Marines of the Hate movement,


24 posted on 08/16/2012 10:25:07 AM PDT 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: bkepley

Silverman, huh? The guy is really pushing the stereotype envelope.


25 posted on 08/16/2012 10:27:20 AM PDT 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: AnalogReigns

Silverman thinks African American Christians, such as the late Rev Martin Luther King, promote Hate and worship a sadistic God.
26 posted on 08/16/2012 10:32:03 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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