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Oregon: Athiest Group Plants Improvised Explosive Device (IED) At War Memorial Cross
Gateway Pundit ^ | August 25, 2013 | Mara Zebest

Posted on 08/26/2013 1:34:50 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

An athiest group is believed to be behind an IED explosion at a war memorial cross in Coos Bay, Oregon. Coincidentally, the cross has been the recent target of lawsuits from the athiest group, “Freedom From Religion Foundation” (FFRF). If it is proven this group planted an IED, can we officially declare the FFRF group a terrorist organization? Luckily the explosion didn’t kill anyone and damage was minimal charring to the memorial.

Todd Starnes at FoxNews reports the following: Someone ignited an improvised explosive device next to a war memorial cross that a prominent atheist group wanted removed from a public park in Coos Bay, Ore., an attorney for the city told Fox News. An official statement on the city’s website called it an act of “criminal mischief” and stated that an ”unknown person(s) vandalized the memorial with an improvised explosive device.” “We unfortunately are now to the point where explosive devices are being placed next to crosses,” said Hiram Sasser, director of litigation at the Liberty Institute.....

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; US: Oregon
KEYWORDS: atheism; atheists; domesticterrorism; oregon; terrorism
So it begins.
1 posted on 08/26/2013 1:34:50 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, the Norwegian atheist organization was for many years led by Lars Gule, a convicted terrorist arrested smuggling explosives for the PFLP.

However, the State let him go with no punishment and has been using him as a paid consultant for the socialist broadcasters ever since.


2 posted on 08/26/2013 1:58:46 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of Muslim Brotherhood))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Their ied was a failure. The Cross still stands.


3 posted on 08/26/2013 2:09:58 AM PDT by Vision Thing
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Beer hall putsch.
Kristalnacht.
Etc.
Be vigilant.


4 posted on 08/26/2013 2:10:32 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So, they’re fighting against a God they don’t believe exists?

What, is this a Democratic convention?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPbd4UOjXe0


5 posted on 08/26/2013 2:25:49 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: F15Eagle; 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah, if they were honest and secure in their atheism it wouldn’t bother them at all what someone else believed.


6 posted on 08/26/2013 2:30:47 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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Atheists are idiots.


7 posted on 08/26/2013 2:34:08 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Vision Thing
Their ied was a failure. The Cross still stands.

but...BUT...atheists are so much smarter than the rest of us because they follow SCIENCE. So surely building an explosive must be a piece of cake for them...
8 posted on 08/26/2013 2:35:51 AM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: Vision Thing

> Their ied was a failure. The Cross still stands.

Its possibe that it was meant to be a “failure” just to send a message. If ts proven FFRF did it and there are no consequences then we know where 0 stands in regard to Christianity.


9 posted on 08/26/2013 3:02:13 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Vision Thing

Wouldnt matter if they blew the whole of Oregon up, the cross would still stand.


10 posted on 08/26/2013 3:14:16 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

For some, atheism is indeed a religion. Not believing is one thing. Tis something else to study non-belief, attend meetings & conferences discussing it, subscribe to magazines about it, and so far as physically assault others for their disagreement.


11 posted on 08/26/2013 3:20:55 AM PDT by ctdonath2 (Making good people helpless doesn't make bad people harmless.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Of course some atheists believe in God: why else would they struggle so hard against Him?


12 posted on 08/26/2013 3:22:14 AM PDT by ctdonath2 (Making good people helpless doesn't make bad people harmless.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And the leftists think that Christians are terrorists. Save this story away somewhere and use it whenever the liars open their mouthes.


13 posted on 08/26/2013 3:42:04 AM PDT by bkopto (Obama and Biden are merely symptoms of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: ctdonath2

I heard a Pentacostal preacher describe some athiests as angrily shaking their fists towards heaven and shouting “NO, GOD!” Whether they realize it or not, it’s rebellion, plain and simple. Hmmm, anything like Satan’s attempt to take God’s throne before being cast down?


14 posted on 08/26/2013 3:45:30 AM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is now the operational arm of the CPUSA)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.


15 posted on 08/26/2013 4:01:18 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t get these people, they put so much energy into something THEY DON’T BELIEVE IN. Why do they do that?


16 posted on 08/26/2013 4:30:53 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: bkopto

Absolutely their only target has always been to attack Anglo Christianity and discredit it. They need the tables turned and called bigots just as they typically do.


17 posted on 08/26/2013 4:37:48 AM PDT by apoliticalone
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It is difficult logic to assert a null hypothesis. An agnostic has a defensible position. An atheist asserts something that can only be faith based.


18 posted on 08/26/2013 4:38:20 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

athiest?


19 posted on 08/26/2013 4:54:13 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Let me hear what God the LORD will speak. -Ps85)
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To: muir_redwoods

Agnostics I have known are mired in honest doubt and usually say they would believe in God “if I had more proof”.

They lack the angry dogmatism of the determined atheist, you know, the one who mocks believers’ Deity as “skydaddy” or “your imaginary friend”.


20 posted on 08/26/2013 4:58:14 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; zot; Interesting Times

Not much of a surprise, unfortunately.


21 posted on 08/26/2013 5:00:33 AM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: ctdonath2
For some, atheism is indeed a religion.

By definition, atheism is a religious belief.

Every time local, state, and federal governments side with atheists (removing crosses, plaques, nativity scenes, etc.) they are supporting one religious belief over another.

22 posted on 08/26/2013 5:03:36 AM PDT by Washi
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Setting off an explosion near the cross is obviously a way to get people fired up and goes against the interests of an organization that files lawsuits. My prediction is that if the responsible persons are found:

1. They won't be connected with the FFRF.
2. They will not even be atheists.

23 posted on 08/26/2013 5:12:55 AM PDT by wideminded
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Call Egypt they can help!!!!400 stinger missiles and no one talks about it!!


24 posted on 08/26/2013 5:13:05 AM PDT by GregB (I am voting for Sarah Palin in 2016..period!!!!)
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To: wideminded

Probably obama supporters.


25 posted on 08/26/2013 5:30:05 AM PDT by GregB (I am voting for Sarah Palin in 2016..period!!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let someone put up a half moon/star and see what the athiests do.


26 posted on 08/26/2013 5:44:03 AM PDT by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: jocon307
I don’t get these people, they put so much energy into something THEY DON’T BELIEVE IN. Why do they do that?

Because it's a well paying job, and they get all the attention, which is really what they are after.

They just don't want to be atheists, they want sympathy and support. If they have to blow something up to get attention, they will.

27 posted on 08/26/2013 6:38:27 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: apoliticalone
Absolutely their only target has always been to attack Anglo Christianity and discredit it.

Well.... you won't find them trying to burn down a Mosque. Tolerance and Diversity rule when it comes to Muslims.

28 posted on 08/26/2013 6:40:46 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: Vision Thing
Their ied was a failure. The Cross still stands.

Satan lost this battle a long time ago.

29 posted on 08/26/2013 6:45:56 AM PDT by 444Flyer (How long O LORD? Habakkuk 2;Isaiah 55)
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To: F15Eagle
So, they’re fighting against a God they don’t believe exists?...

I'm surprised they haven't yet introduced that the letter 't' should be stricken from the alphabet.

No matter how hard they try, they can't escape their conscience.

This story is just more evidence of the fact that Jesus Christ is real and is who He says He is! 1 Corinthians 1:18-19

30 posted on 08/26/2013 7:01:42 AM PDT by 444Flyer (How long O LORD? Habakkuk 2;Isaiah 55)
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31 posted on 08/26/2013 7:17:35 AM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: jsanders2001
then we know where 0 stands in regard to Christianity.

Based on some of the things he has said, and several things he has actually done or advocated doing, over the past 4-1/2 years I'm pretty sure I know where he really stands in re true BIBLICAL Christianity as opposed to the muddled, non-biblical, skin-deep version that is fast becoming popular with the younger set of Americans today. I have read or heard some people say that Christians shouldn't question the authenticity of another person's Christianity. However, I haven't found that prohibition anywhere in the bible and I have read it all the way through several times in recent years. Maybe I missed it somehow, if so someone please tell me where I can find it.

I find it very hard to believe that a born again Christian (there isn't any other kind) would approve and protect a spurious "right" that allows the legalized murder of more than 1,000,000 helpless unborn human beings each year in the US alone (50+ million since 1973). Nor can I believe that a bona fide Christian who believes the Bible is God's infallible Holy Word will claim that the practice of homosexual depravity is NOT condemned in that bible as sin. Anyone who claims that the actual PRACTICE of homosexual depravity isn't condemned in holy scripture apparently hasn't read the 1st chapter of Paul's letter to the Roman Christians. Nor has he/she read the account of God's destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah (sp?) because of the flagrant homosexual depravity of the men, and possibly the women as well, of those cities. There are more references to homosexual acts as sin, but those two are probably the most indicative of God's disapproval of that vile practice.

I don't know how or when God will punish our post-Christian era nation for allowing those crimes against both humanity and His law to be legally practiced. But there are many American Christians who say that He will have to apologize to the people of Sodom if He doesn't punish the US for that same sin. I don't wholly agree with that idea, because God doesn't HAVE TO do anything except to be true to His holy, perfect, sinless character. But OTOH I don't doubt for a NY minute that he will punish the US severely unless we as a nation return to living in accord with the Godly, biblical, moral principles that guided the predominately devout Christian founders and law makers of our nation 2+ centuries ago.

32 posted on 08/26/2013 7:26:26 AM PDT by epow ("It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government." Thomas Paine)
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To: Salvation

Oregon ping...


33 posted on 08/26/2013 8:36:30 AM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: epow

+ 1 to that. When I see young “hip” Christians going to church to see concerts and be a member of the “social club” but ignore the obvious like opening a door for a wheelchair bound person or failing to stop to help someone when they need help it makes my blood boil a little. On the other hand it really makes me feel good to feel a little hope for this next generation when I do see random acts of kindness they do. And then to top it off I realize what a mess I was and I know their just going down the same path...: )


34 posted on 08/26/2013 8:42:11 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

^ their = they’re


35 posted on 08/26/2013 8:43:21 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: GreyFriar

This IED could have been planted by atheists or by someone trying to discredit atheists.


36 posted on 08/26/2013 9:03:40 AM PDT by zot
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To: zot

I can easily see some athiests going the route of the Earth Liberation Front, where bombs and arson are their way of protesting. But false flag operation is always possible.


37 posted on 08/26/2013 9:08:07 AM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: elcid1970
you know, the one who mocks believers’ Deity as “skydaddy” or “your imaginary friend”.

The atheist's name for God that I hear and read most often is "Sky Fairy", which I assume is their not so subtle attempt to insult and anger Christians by inferring that the deity who atheists say doesn't exist is "gay", and therefore is just an imaginary "little g" god who practices homosexual acts that are repugnant to believing Christians.

I don't hate or even despise atheists, I have nothing but extreme pity for atheists who maintain that position until death when they kneel before the eternally existent Triune God. In that moment they will learn the truth about the Gospel of Jesus Christ that in natural life they had rejected as nothing more than a farcical fairy tale intended only to pacify gullible, uneducated, and/or simple minded people so that they could be manipulated into serving the wants and needs of the privileged and educated elite.

I don't want anyone to go to Hell for all eternity, the horror of that punishment is impossible to imagine. But there is no other way to avoid that unimaginably horrible punishment other than to accept the salvation that God graciously offers to anyone who repents of (turns from) his/her sins, believes that Jesus Christ is God's divine Son and 2nd person of the Trinity, and accepts Him as Savior and Lord. The term "Lord" means "master" in that transaction, and the one who accepts Jesus as Lord becomes His slave, purchased by the atoning death of God's divine Son Jesus on the cross. A much loved and willing slave to be sure, but a slave none the less.

38 posted on 08/26/2013 9:23:12 AM PDT by epow ("It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government." Thomas Paine)
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To: jsanders2001
And then to top it off I realize what a mess I was and I know their just going down the same path...: )

Believe me, I know what you mean. It was only the prayers of my beloved parents and grandparents that rescued me from my prideful disbelief in God and a wasted life of sin and immorality. That's not to say that I am now anything more than a sinful human being who was, and forever will be, saved from eternal damnation by the atoning death of Jesus Christ on a Roman cross. All praise, honor, and glory to the Son of God who died in my place.

39 posted on 08/26/2013 9:59:31 AM PDT by epow ("It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government." Thomas Paine)
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To: Darksheare

It has been my experience that a very high percentage of atheists are homosexuals. They don’t like being told their sex acts are wrong, so they react with anger and denial of God.


40 posted on 08/26/2013 10:09:27 AM PDT by HogsBreath
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To: HogsBreath
“Criminal Mischief”? Yes, because destroying a religious symbol is the same as the Banana in the Tail Pipe Trick.
41 posted on 08/26/2013 10:21:11 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: HogsBreath

I’ve only met a handful, and most of those were straight.
Chalk up to “not a representative sampling” on my end.


42 posted on 08/26/2013 10:25:10 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Washi

Can’t the town solve this problem by giving the atheists a permit to pile up “nothing” as high as they want in order to build their own “memorial”?


43 posted on 08/26/2013 10:49:24 AM PDT by pfony1
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To: ctdonath2
I once heard someone describe himself as a "devout atheist".

I laughed at them.

44 posted on 08/26/2013 12:08:57 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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To: WayneS

Yup, I call ‘em “devout atheists” too.
And also laugh at them.


45 posted on 08/26/2013 5:02:04 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (Making good people helpless doesn't make bad people harmless.)
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To: F15Eagle

“So, they’re fighting against a God they don’t believe exists?

What, is this a Democratic convention?”

Someone forgot to secure the door to the locked ward again.


46 posted on 08/27/2013 8:33:49 AM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam is antithetical to, and Islam is irreconcilable with, America. Therefore - Islam Delenda Est)
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To: Wanderer99
I offer, in rebuttal, that the Downing Effect describes the tendency of people with low IQ to overestimate their IQ. This is my theory explaining Democrats.

I suppose we should be grateful that the American Left tends to build pre-detonating bombs.

47 posted on 08/27/2013 8:06:32 PM PDT by jonascord (Hurrah for the Bonny Blue Flag that bears a Single Star!)
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