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Atheists' road signs attack faiths of Romney, Obama ahead of Democratic convention
Fox News ^ | August 22, 2012 | Mary Quinn O'Connor

Posted on 08/22/2012 9:10:12 AM PDT by Zakeet

Just as the city of Charlotte, N.C., gears up to host the Democratic National Convention, an atheist group is mounting a billboard campaign attacking the religious faiths of President Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney.

The signs, paid for by American Atheists Incorporated (AAI) and appearing along keylocal highways, include messages such as: "Christianity: Sadistic God, Useless Savior" and "Mormonism: Magic Underwear, Baptizes Dead People, Big Money, Big Bigotry." AAI President David Silverman told FoxNews.com the signs are aimed at keeping religion and politics separate as the convention gets under way Sept. 3.

Other faiths, including Judaism and Islam, were spared because the billboards are designed to attack GOP nominee Mitt Romney, a Mormon, and President Obama, a Christian, according to AAI. They will remain up for a month, and cost Silverman's group $15,000.

"We chose Christianity and Mormonism for these billboards because those are the religious faiths of the two presumed candidates for president," said Amanda Knief, managing director for American Atheists "The president of the United States is in a position to make life-changing decisions for all Americans. We believe it is perfectly reasonable to ask whether each candidate will choose to follow his religious faith or the U.S. Constitution when making those decisions."

But the ads have proved to be offensive to some.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: atheism; convention; religion

We'd like to go after what Obama really believes in ... but those crazy Muzzies would kill us!

1 posted on 08/22/2012 9:10:23 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

More Liberal coarse sordiness.

I guess this is just THEIR way of expressing their ‘tolerance’ for diversity!


2 posted on 08/22/2012 9:12:00 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Zakeet

Obama is NO Christian!


3 posted on 08/22/2012 9:12:16 AM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Zakeet

When atheists go after muslims, I concern myself with what an atheist thinks.


4 posted on 08/22/2012 9:13:01 AM PDT by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: Zakeet

I like it. People here will associate the billboards with Democrats, just as they’ll associate the nuisance and traffic and noise and filth with Democrats, and fewer will vote for Democrats.


5 posted on 08/22/2012 9:13:07 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Now for wrath, now for ruin and a red nightfall.)
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To: Zakeet

6 posted on 08/22/2012 9:16:15 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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To: VeniVidiVici

Ah, interesting sign. The Canadian who was adopted by the Kenyans to be their village idiot, who is in reality an Indonesian prince by adoption, now serving as the democrats lastest enabling lying fraud criminal black person. And he isn’t anything but a Canadian who is getting away with massive fraud as the ultimate in affirmative action madness.


7 posted on 08/22/2012 9:28:07 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Zakeet

As to atheists...Jahn Adams wrote to his wife...”That’s their problem”.


8 posted on 08/22/2012 9:30:28 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Zakeet

The slur “Magic Underwear” to me anyways after I have learned more about mormonism is aking to calling a kippah a “Magic Beanie” or a Rosary a “Magic Necklace”...

But they dare not say those things because then we would all realize the atheists are bigots.


9 posted on 08/22/2012 9:31:38 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: SMARTY
More Liberal coarse sordiness.

Sounds like hate crimes to me.

10 posted on 08/22/2012 9:31:51 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Zakeet

When Atheists push their beliefs on others and try to convert God fearing people to their beliefs then Atheism has become a religion.

The Atheists who practice this are soul less fools who are headed down the path to darkness. They are just to damn stupid to see it because they don’t believe in evil or good.

Sickness has rotted their minds.


11 posted on 08/22/2012 9:32:41 AM PDT by History Repeats (Drink plenty of TEA, but avoid the Koolaid.)
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To: GraceG
or a Rosary a “Magic Necklace”...

Catholics to not wear Rosaries around the neck.

Typically they are carried in a case in the pocket or purse.

12 posted on 08/22/2012 9:36:19 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Zakeet

They sure know how to win over a crowd huh?


13 posted on 08/22/2012 9:37:25 AM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: Zakeet
Eh, let 'em waste their money. I actually find those signs pretty amusing. (Yeah, we're atheists! We don't believe in life after death, so we don't believe anything you do in this life has any lasting impact. Therefore, we're going to waste our money trying to convert you!)

How utterly stupid.

14 posted on 08/22/2012 9:52:58 AM PDT by MEGoody (You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: Zakeet; All

My tagline says it, but I’ll say it here: Science puts you on the moon, atheism puts you in the gulag.

Atheism has killed more people in one century than all religions have in the previous 59.


15 posted on 08/22/2012 10:01:15 AM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (Science puts you on the moon, atheism puts you in the gulag)
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To: edcoil

Precisely.

It would be terrific fun to join an atheist group, and suborn their leadership into protesting at mosques.

We are missing an opportunity here.


16 posted on 08/22/2012 10:06:58 AM PDT by Robert Teesdale
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To: Zakeet
Freedom of speech people. You may not agree with it but it is their right and we must uphold that belief or we are no better than they are. As for the Tampa company that wouldn't use the billboards, it is also their right NOT allow this atheist group to purchase the site, not bigotry.
17 posted on 08/22/2012 10:07:25 AM PDT by lucky american
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To: Robert Teesdale

An even more singular strategic misstep on our part is failure to actively incite Muslim attention and reactionary offense against the Left.

What stops us from false flag operations here? If there is a rally of collectivists on an issue that we oppose, why tpare we not organizing Muslims to counterprotest? It is a simple matter to print flyers and post them.

Set the dogs against each other. The resulting violence will reduce the political viability of their respective messages; distract from interference with our work; and provide ample Schadenfreude to accompany the public spectacle.

Every patriot should ensure that the local mosque leadership is prodded into responsive street theater. I have low confidence in the civil conduct of our ideological adversaries. We are abrogating our capacity to drive the spear by abandoning opportunities presented.


18 posted on 08/22/2012 10:18:35 AM PDT by Robert Teesdale
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To: SMARTY

“AAI President David Silverman told FoxNews.com the signs are aimed at keeping religion and politics separate as the convention gets under way Sept. 3.”

Oh, THAT’s what the idea was! Silly me, I thought it was just to intentionally and crudely insult people of faith.


19 posted on 08/22/2012 10:22:51 AM PDT by jagusafr
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To: GraceG

Ah, know. mormonism teaches that the undergarments are in fact magic.
When have Rosary beads and/or Yamakas been considered magic?


20 posted on 08/22/2012 11:43:31 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Zakeet
But the ads have proved to be offensive to some.

While the CROSS is an offense to many; apparently even to MORMONs.

21 posted on 08/22/2012 2:09:40 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: GraceG
The slur “Magic Underwear” to me anyways after I have learned more about mormonism is aking to calling a kippah a “Magic Beanie” or a Rosary a “Magic Necklace”...

Garment!

It's GARMENT!!!


GOOD Mormons are Temple Worthy - they pass this test EVERY year:


Temple Recommend Questions



1 Do you have faith in and a testimony of God the Eternal Father, His Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost?

2 Do you have a testimony of the Atonement of Christ and of His role as Savior and Redeemer?

3 Do you have a testimony of the restoration of the gospel in these the latter days?

4 Do you sustain the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the Prophet, Seer, and Revelator and as the only person on the earth who possesses and is authorized to exercise all priesthood keys? Do you sustain members of the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles as prophets, seers, and revelators? Do you sustain the other General Authorities and local authorities of the Church?

5 Do you live the law of chastity?

6 Is there anything in your conduct relating to members of your family that is not in harmony with the teachings of the Church?

7 Do you support, affiliate with, or agree with any group or individual whose teachings or practices are contrary to or oppose those accepted by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

8 Do you strive to keep the covenants you have made, to attend your sacrament and other meetings, and to keep your life in harmony with the laws and commandments of the gospel?

9 Are you honest in your dealings with your fellowmen?

10 Are you a full-tithe payer?

11 Do your keep the Word of Wisdom?

12 Do you have financial or other obligations to a former spouse or children? If yes, are you current in meeting those obligations?

13 If you have previously received your temple endowment:

Do you keep the covenants that you made in the temple?
Do you wear the garment both night and day as instructed in the endowment and in accordance with the covenant you made in the temple?

14 Have there been any sins or misdeeds in your life that should have been resolved with priesthood authorities but have not been?

15 Do you consider yourself worthy to enter the Lord's house and participate in temple ordinances?
 

 

1 Timothy 4:1-2
1. The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.
2. Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron.
 
1 Timothy 1:3-4
3. As I urged you when I went into Macedonia, stay there in Ephesus so that you may command certain men not to teach false doctrines any longer
4. nor to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies. These promote controversies rather than God's work--which is by faith.
 
1 Timothy 6:3-5
3. If anyone teaches false doctrines and does not agree to the sound instruction of our Lord Jesus Christ and to godly teaching,
4. he is conceited and understands nothing. He has an unhealthy interest in controversies and quarrels about words that result in envy, strife, malicious talk, evil suspicions
5. and constant friction between men of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the truth and who think that godliness is a means to financial gain.

22 posted on 08/22/2012 2:13:04 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: GraceG
The slur “Magic Underwear” to me anyways after I have learned more about mormonism is aking to calling a kippah a “Magic Beanie” or a Rosary a “Magic Necklace”...

Why... that's just TERRIBLE!!!


Guess what MORMONs say about CHRIATIANITY!!



23 posted on 08/22/2012 2:14:31 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: GraceG
Guess what MORMONs say about CHRISTIANITY!!



Questions put to Joseph Smith: "'Do you believe the Bible?' [Smith:]'If we do, we are the only people under heaven that does, for there are none of the religious sects of the day that do'. When asked 'Will everybody be damned, but Mormons'? [Smith replied] 'Yes, and a great portion of them, unless they repent, and work righteousness." (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 119).
Joseph Smith: "for the teachers of religion of the different sects understood the same passages of scripture so differently as to destroy all confidence in settling the question by an appeal to the Bible" (from Pearl of Great Price 1:12). "What is it that inspires professors of Christianity generally with a hope of salvation? It is that smooth, sophisticated influence of the devil, by which he deceives the whole world" (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p.270).
 
 
 
Brigham Young stated this repeatedly: "When the light came to me I saw that all the so-called Christian world was grovelling in darkness" (Journal of Discourses 5:73); "The Christian world, so-called, are heathens as to the knowledge of the salvation of God" (Journal of Discourses 8:171); "With a regard to true theology, a more ignorant people never lived than the present so-called Christian world" (Journal of Discourses 8:199); "And who is there that acknowledges [God's] hand? ...You may wander east, west, north, and south, and you cannot find it in any church or government on the earth, except the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints" (Journal of Discourses , vol. 6, p.24); "Should you ask why we differ from other Christians, as they are called, it is simply because they are not Christians as the New Testament defines Christianity" (Journal of Discourses 10:230).
 
 
 
Orson Pratt proclaimed: "Both Catholics and Protestants are nothing less than the 'whore of Babylon' whom the Lord denounces by the mouth of John the Revelator as having corrupted all the earth by their fornications and wickedness. Any person who shall be so corrupt as to receive a holy ordinance of the Gospel from the ministers of any of these apostate churches will be sent down to hell with them, unless they repent" (The Seer, p. 255).
 
 
 
Orson Pratt also said: "This great apostasy commenced about the close of the first century of the Christian era, and it has been waxing worse and worse from then until now" (Journal of Discourses
, vol.18, p.44) and: "But as there has been no Christian Church on the earth for a great many centuries past, until the present century, the people have lost sight of the pattern that God has given according to which the Christian Church should be established, and they have denominated a great variety of people Christian Churches, because they profess to be ...But there has been a long apostasy, during which the nations have been cursed with apostate churches in great abundance" (Journal of Discourses , 18:172).
 
 
President John Taylor stated: "Christianity...is a perfect pack of nonsense...the devil could not invent a better engine to spread his work than the Christianity of the nineteenth century." (Journal of Discourses , vol. 6, p.167); "Where shall we look for the true order or authority of God? It cannot be found in any nation of Christendom." (Journal of Discourses , 10:127).
 
 
 
James Talmage said: "A self-suggesting interpretation of history indicates that there has been a great departure from the way of salvation as laid down by the Savior, a universal apostasy from the Church of Christ". (A Study of the Articles of Faith, p.182).
 
 
 
President Joseph Fielding Smith said: "Doctrines were corrupted, authority lost, and a false order of religion took the place of the gospel of Jesus Christ, just as it had been the case in former dispensations, and the people were left in spiritual darkness." (Doctrines of Salvation, p.266). "For hundreds of years the world was wrapped in a veil of spiritual darkness, until there was not one fundamental truth belonging to the place of salvation ...Joseph Smith declared that in the year 1820 the Lord revealed to him that all the 'Christian' churches were in error, teaching for commandments the doctrines of men" (Doctrines of Salvation, vol. 3, p.282).
 
 
 
More recent statements by apostle Bruce McConkie are also very clear: "Apostasy was universal...And this darkness still prevails except among those who have come to a knowledge of the restored gospel" (Doctrines of Salvation, vol 3, p.265); "Thus the signs of the times include the prevailing apostate darkness in the sects of Christendom and in the religious world in general" (The Millennial Messiah, p.403); "a perverted Christianity holds sway among the so-called Christians of apostate Christendom" (Mormon Doctrine, p.132); "virtually all the millions of apostate Christendom have abased themselves before the mythical throne of a mythical Christ whom they vainly suppose to be a spirit essence who is incorporeal uncreated, immaterial and three-in-one with the Father and Holy Spirit" (Mormon Doctrine, p.269); "Gnosticism is one of the great pagan philosophies which antedated Christ and the Christian Era and which was later commingled with pure Christianity to form the apostate religion that has prevailed in the world since the early days of that era." (Mormon Doctrine, p.316).
 
 
 
President George Q. Cannon said: "After the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was organized, there were only two churches upon the earth. They were known respectively as the Church of the Lamb of God and Babylon. The various organizations which are called churches throughout Christendom, though differing in their creeds and organizations, have one common origin. They all belong to Babylon" (Gospel Truth, p.324).
 
 
President Wilford Woodruff stated: "the Gospel of modern Christendom shuts up the Lord, and stops all communication with Him. I want nothing to do with such a Gospel, I would rather prefer the Gospel of the dark ages, so called" (Journal of Discourses , vol. 2, p.196).

24 posted on 08/22/2012 2:15:31 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Robert Teesdale
An even more singular strategic misstep on our part is failure to actively incite Muslim attention and reactionary offense against the Left.

Is MORMONism buying insurance?



25 posted on 08/22/2012 2:20:59 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Elsie
... the CROSS is an offense ...

Galatians 5:15

26 posted on 08/22/2012 2:22:34 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: beethovenfan

0 swept the atheist vote. They know.


27 posted on 08/22/2012 2:25:39 PM PDT by xp38
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To: Elsie

I’ve yet to read a recent news report or seen video evidence of Mormons butchering young people by sawing their heads off.

My point is that we are missing an opportunity to set the opposition to infighting, on a scale sufficient to draw massive attention to the innate cowardice of the Left and the brutality of Islam.


28 posted on 08/22/2012 3:39:00 PM PDT by Robert Teesdale
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To: Robert Teesdale
I’ve yet to read a recent news report or seen video evidence of Mormons butchering young people by sawing their heads off.

Which is why I don't have the slightest problem with Mormons or their religion. All religions & cultures are not equal. Some are civilized, and others aren't.

29 posted on 08/22/2012 8:49:41 PM PDT by Joseph Harrolds
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To: Robert Teesdale
What stops us from false flag operations here?

Morals? Just a thought.

30 posted on 08/29/2012 6:16:47 PM PDT by Melas (u)
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To: Melas

That is a fair question.

It would be appropriate to say that I am not advocating unlawful incitement between our adversaries; rather skillful redirection of their intention upon each other where it more naturally ought to rest.


31 posted on 08/30/2012 4:46:43 PM PDT by Robert Teesdale
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