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Atheists unveil Fla monument near Ten Commandments
Associated Press ^ | Jun. 29, 2013 3:51 PM EDT | Brendan Farrington

Posted on 06/29/2013 2:34:26 PM PDT by Olog-hai

A group of atheists unveiled a monument to their non-belief in God on Saturday to sit alongside a granite slab that lists the Ten Commandments in front of the Bradford County courthouse.

As a small group of protesters blasted Christian country music and waved “Honk for Jesus” signs, the atheists celebrated what they believe is the first atheist monument allowed on government property in the United States. …

American Atheists sued to try to have the stone slab with the Ten Commandments taken away from the courthouse lawn in this rural, conservative north Florida town best known for the prison that confines death row inmates. The Community Men’s Fellowship erected the monument in what’s described as a free speech zone. During mediation on the case, the atheist group was told it could have its own monument, too. …

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: atheists; freespeechzone; militantatheism; tencommandments
The Law is eternal; the vanity of these atheists is not.
1 posted on 06/29/2013 2:34:26 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Atheists believe in God. They are consumed by hatred for Him.


2 posted on 06/29/2013 2:35:55 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

That’s obvious.


3 posted on 06/29/2013 2:37:07 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Olog-hai

Good for them, I guess.

4 posted on 06/29/2013 2:37:09 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: Olog-hai

Athiesm is a defacto religion, the sooner judicial notice is taken the better. This purge of all things God from the public space is making Atheism the State Religion and that is strictly prohibited. Now how do we go about making that case?


5 posted on 06/29/2013 2:37:44 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: BenLurkin

The people in Starke should file a lawsuit and say they are offended


6 posted on 06/29/2013 2:38:41 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Olog-hai

If it is a Monument to ‘Nothing’, shouldn’t the monument be blank or even non existent?


7 posted on 06/29/2013 2:39:14 PM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day. This is not the post you are looking for ....move along now....)
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To: Olog-hai

Now of course, this begs the question; how upset would they be if you sat on their monument and contemplated the 10 commandments? ;)


8 posted on 06/29/2013 2:40:47 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: Olog-hai

I wonder which of the Commandments they object to.


9 posted on 06/29/2013 2:41:00 PM PDT by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: Olog-hai

A monument to the myth that religion is anti-science. What a crock.


10 posted on 06/29/2013 2:42:00 PM PDT by informavoracious (We're being "punished" with Stanley Ann's baby. Obamacare: shovel-ready healthcare.)
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To: Kaslin
Oops.

11 posted on 06/29/2013 2:42:50 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Olog-hai

God love ‘em. Oops, sorry, no offense.


12 posted on 06/29/2013 2:46:31 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Olog-hai

I have to laugh because our modern American atheism basically all came out of 19th century Germany and Russia.

It was the core of what became Communism.

And some Americans think they are both a) patriotic and b) atheist - but atheism is always heading down the pathway to statism. It was always about totalitarianism from its beginnings. It was about smart people - on two levels - thinking that they knew better.

I’m going to do a vanity on this next week; at least some folks should find it, shall we say, enlightening.


13 posted on 06/29/2013 2:46:44 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: null and void

Is that a monument celebrating the Atomic Bomb?


14 posted on 06/29/2013 2:59:27 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama equals Osama))
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To: null and void
Someone should dress that thing up to look like Ol’ Sparky. Wouldn't take much.
15 posted on 06/29/2013 3:01:57 PM PDT by beef (Who Killed Kennewick Man?)
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To: Hardraade

Something bombed. Right now they just Bohr me...


16 posted on 06/29/2013 3:04:13 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: null and void

Teller like it is.


17 posted on 06/29/2013 3:21:14 PM PDT by bigheadfred (barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: Olog-hai
Notice the atomic symbol. These retards want the world to know how 'smart' they are. That is their entire reason for existing.

Unfortunately for them, they are not even remotely intelligent. So they are basically completely worthless people.
18 posted on 06/29/2013 3:22:18 PM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: Ray76

I wonder what is posted on their monument?

The Anti-Commandments? That wouldn’t seem right, that would simply be an objecting monument.

It must be inscribed with the main tenants of believing in——————————What? Nothing?


19 posted on 06/29/2013 3:23:09 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (When America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: moose07
If it is a Monument to ‘Nothing’, shouldn’t the monument be blank or even non existent?

The atom is a symbol of nonexistence. If you can't understand that then you aren't brilliant enough xD
20 posted on 06/29/2013 3:23:33 PM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: Olog-hai

I think tomorrow I’ll go up to the road and build my own little monument to my non-belief in the tooth fairy. My lack of belief should be documented for posterity.


21 posted on 06/29/2013 3:24:16 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: null and void

wonder how many Obama welfare checks were donated to assemble that ‘monument’.


22 posted on 06/29/2013 3:24:39 PM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: Olog-hai

They built a monument to nothing? How pathetically pointless.

To be blunt, if you claim to be an atheist, yet you waste precious moments of your finite existence shaking your fist at that which you claim does not exist, you’re either an idiot or you’re in denial.


23 posted on 06/29/2013 3:25:54 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: moose07

In reality, it seems to be a monument to their egos.


24 posted on 06/29/2013 3:26:40 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: PieterCasparzen

Looking forward :)


25 posted on 06/29/2013 3:27:22 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: BenLurkin

Atheists believe in god - an extremely small god, themselves - they substitute for a God they are accountable to for their sin and sins.


26 posted on 06/29/2013 3:29:39 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion ( “The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.” - Tacitus)
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To: Ray76

The first four for sure.


27 posted on 06/29/2013 3:31:14 PM PDT by BipolarBob
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To: Wanderer99
The atom is a symbol of nonexistence.

Apart from the logical contradiction...
LOL!

28 posted on 06/29/2013 3:36:14 PM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day. This is not the post you are looking for ....move along now....)
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To: Viennacon

Yep,
A monument to having some spare cash to waste.


29 posted on 06/29/2013 3:38:44 PM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day. This is not the post you are looking for ....move along now....)
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To: BipolarBob

Would love to see a news story in the future “Athiest struck by lightning sitting at monument”


30 posted on 06/29/2013 3:44:13 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: informavoracious

Funny, I went to the local botanical garden this morning and thought about the gifts from God that surrounded me and perhaps the purpose of a good botanist is to help the rest of us unlock more of these gifts. By using these gifts wisely, we have the power to feed everyone as Jesus did, create untold aesthetically pleasing environments and the ability to heal. That is good science.

Not that this one has anything to do with the subject but....I love watching the children in the garden. This morning I was mowed down by a pack of siblings eager to get to the maze (the toddler couldn’t figure out how to navigate around a strange adult so cute). 1013, 1913, the same thing could have happened.


31 posted on 06/29/2013 3:46:46 PM PDT by PrincessB (Drill Baby Drill.)
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To: Olog-hai

The Jerry Seinfeld effect: A movement about nothing.


32 posted on 06/29/2013 3:50:34 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: moose07
Apart from the logical contradiction... LOL!

Logical contradiction is something that only super smart 'free-thinkers' can make sense of donchaknow...
33 posted on 06/29/2013 4:40:28 PM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: Olog-hai; Larry Lucido; F15Eagle
Atheists unveil Fla monument

Monument to nothing?

34 posted on 06/29/2013 5:03:38 PM PDT by Gamecock ("Ultimately, Jesus died to save us from the wrath of God." —R.C. Sproul)
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To: Gamecock

Monument to self.

Like note to self, with a side of ego.


35 posted on 06/29/2013 5:08:38 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: Olog-hai

Respect for God, and your fellow man...

Now there’s something to throw fear into the heart and mind of every human. /s

Atheists, believe as you wish. I have no problem with that. Since I don’t go out and target you, could you grow up and not go out and target me?


36 posted on 06/29/2013 5:27:43 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Breaking News: Hillary not running in 2016. Brain tumor found during recent colonoscopy...)
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To: Ray76

1, 2, and 3 since they all refer to God, His Name, and His day for worship.


37 posted on 06/29/2013 7:51:11 PM PDT by lightman (Prosecute the heresies; pity the heretics.)
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To: null and void

That guy just farted on the monument!

How disrespectful of, uh, I don’t know.


38 posted on 06/29/2013 8:00:15 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: PieterCasparzen

Let me know when you do one. I would like to read it...


39 posted on 06/29/2013 8:44:06 PM PDT by ColdSteelTalon (Light is fading to shadow, and casting its shroud over all we have known...)
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To: Olog-hai

Would be funny if the same thing that happened to the Philistines in 1 Samuel 5 happened again:

5 After the Philistines had captured the ark of God, they took it from Ebenezer to Ashdod. 2 Then they carried the ark into Dagon’s temple and set it beside Dagon. 3 When the people of Ashdod rose early the next day, there was Dagon, fallen on his face on the ground before the ark of the Lord! They took Dagon and put him back in his place. 4 But the following morning when they rose, there was Dagon, fallen on his face on the ground before the ark of the Lord! His head and hands had been broken off and were lying on the threshold; only his body remained. 5 That is why to this day neither the priests of Dagon nor any others who enter Dagon’s temple at Ashdod step on the threshold.


40 posted on 06/29/2013 8:46:25 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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