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American Atheists' Billboard Calls for Christmas Minus "Myth" of Christ
Christian Post ^ | 12-11-12 | Stoyan Zaimov

Posted on 12/13/2012 1:19:26 PM PST by InHisService

"We know that a large population of 'Christians' are actually atheists who feel trapped in their family's religion. If you know god is a myth, you do not have to lie and call yourself 'Christian' in order to have a festive holiday season. You can be merry without the myth, and indeed, you should," said David Silverman, President of American Atheists.

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TOPICS: Moral Issues; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: americanatheists; antichristian; atheist; atheistbillboards; atheistsupremacists; billboard; billboards; christmas; fundamentalatheism; humanism; waronchristmas; waronchristmas2012
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Offended by this? I sure am. Contact Lamar Outdoor Advertising, 212-644-6147, and/or Peter Costanza @ P.costanza@lamar.com
1 posted on 12/13/2012 1:19:38 PM PST by InHisService
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To: InHisService

Atheism...when you don’t believe in anything...not even yourself.


2 posted on 12/13/2012 1:27:06 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: InHisService

It’s OK for Lefties to shove their values down our throats, but don’t you DARE return the favor.


3 posted on 12/13/2012 1:27:43 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the state." - Cornelius Tacitus, Roman Senator)
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To: InHisService

“Myth”? There’s a Vatican Library full of information to the contrary.


4 posted on 12/13/2012 1:28:09 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: InHisService

Atheists don’t pull this crap during Ramadan.


5 posted on 12/13/2012 1:29:37 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: massgopguy
I don’t see anything calling Hunnukah or Ramadan a myth.
6 posted on 12/13/2012 1:30:47 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: InHisService
If atheists want to celebrate the Holy-Day of Christmas without Christ, by all means go right ahead. That is their right. But their "right" to Christmas without Christ ends at my right to celebrate Christmas with Christ.

If they want to worship a make believe, fat guy in a red suit, and spend oodles of money they don't have, to buy gifts for people that will forget the gift in a week, I won't stop them. And I'll still wish them a Merry Christmas the same as anybody else.

7 posted on 12/13/2012 1:31:03 PM PST by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: InHisService

I don’t know, let the atheists waste their money. It may unwittingly drive more people to think about Jesus, and whether they celebrate the holiday for secular or religious reasons.

It is a sinful billboard, to be sure, but I don’t know if I’d blame Lamar advertising. I think I might try to put up something like:

Have EID without Mohammed! It’s ok to have a holiday without a false prophet!

And see if Lamar would accept it. If not, the other one should be taken down.


8 posted on 12/13/2012 1:31:12 PM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: InHisService

Well, I guess if you can have morality without God, I guess you can celebrate Christmas without Christ. Neither is philosophically coherant, but what else is new today?

We are ruled by low information voters and you find them in every area of life.

I guess “Merry Winter Solstice” just didn’t fly.


9 posted on 12/13/2012 1:31:52 PM PST by rusty schucklefurd
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To: InHisService

I cannot fathom while this little punk MUST get the word out like this - why MUST they do this? It’s like a kid that cannot resist putting his hand in the cookie jar. In my 47 years of Catholicism, I have never pushed my faith onto anyone else.

What is it with these people that they just gotta get their shot in?


10 posted on 12/13/2012 1:32:11 PM PST by lesko
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To: InHisService

Every “atheist” I know celebrates Christmas exactly the same way Christians do. My daughter in law even goes to church and sings carols.
But she is always quick to lecture on the myth. Frankly she is more angry at God than she is sure He doesn’t exist.


11 posted on 12/13/2012 1:32:16 PM PST by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: massgopguy

This ad does so many things beneficial to atheists beliefs, or should I say non-belief. Insult Christians and Christianity; it is a put-down and mockery to believers by displaying a photo of a suffering Jesus on the cross, and equating everything holy and redeeming in Christ’s death to the mythical Santa Clause... I could go on and on. I’m sickened by this. I just encourage everyone to contact Lamar and make your feelings known.


12 posted on 12/13/2012 1:34:05 PM PST by InHisService (Jesus is coming back. Are you ready?)
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To: Da Coyote
In general, every major world religion has a retention rate of around 70%. There are slight deviations with usually, the older the religion, the lower the retention rate. For example, someone raised in the Catholic faith has about a 67% probability of remaining in the faith whereas somebody raised a Baptist might bump up to 72% or so.

Atheism's retention rate, however, is less than 40%. And it only gets worse after they die.

13 posted on 12/13/2012 1:35:10 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: lesko

Frankly these people like to flaunt what they think is their superior intellect. They are so smart they don’t need to lean on or believe in a “myth”.
That’s why they push it on us.


14 posted on 12/13/2012 1:35:28 PM PST by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: InHisService

Nope I am not offended at all. That is their right to free speech.

I get offended when these idiots want to tear down nativity scenes and any reference to God. Guess they should stop using currency that says “In God We Trust”.

1st Amendment works both ways. I am a Christian, but protesting against this is anathema.

You win people by converting them, not by protesting against them.

bobo


15 posted on 12/13/2012 1:37:25 PM PST by bobo1
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To: a fool in paradise
Atheists don’t pull this crap during Ramadan.

Bingo! This is attention whoring from an organization founded by Madalyn Murray O'Hair, the original "atheist" attention whore. These people would never "stand on principle" versus Islam and get their throat slit. They are counting on the fact that Christians and Jews come from the Judeo-Christian tradition.
16 posted on 12/13/2012 1:37:30 PM PST by rockvillem
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To: InHisService

They just keep asking themselves, “is nothing sacred”?


17 posted on 12/13/2012 1:39:25 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: lesko
See my post #13. In a nutshell, it is because you are comfortable in your faith. They aren't in theirs. So their only "solution" is to denegrate others and drag them down to their level.

Sort of like the gay mafia. They got sodomy legalized. Then civil unions. Not being satisfied with that, they now seek to redefine marriage. Their eventual goal is to turn scumbags like Jerry Sandusky into heros for teaching little boys their "true" sexuality.

18 posted on 12/13/2012 1:40:26 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: InHisService
There is a reason the season isn't called Mythmas.

I read where a liberal stated that CHRISTmas was too religious and the HOLYday made her uncomfortable.

Evidently thinking Christians somehow hijacked the Christmas Holiday.

19 posted on 12/13/2012 1:42:20 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: a fool in paradise

Of course not, they only target Christianity. I saw David Silverman, president of American Atheists, in an interview, actually admit they do not post billboards against other religions!


20 posted on 12/13/2012 1:44:25 PM PST by InHisService (Jesus is coming back. Are you ready?)
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To: Persevero

The billboard cost $25,000 and was paid for by an (I’m guessing) anonymous member of American Atheists who resides in New Jersey.


21 posted on 12/13/2012 1:46:57 PM PST by InHisService (Jesus is coming back. Are you ready?)
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To: Wiser now

It amazes me how atheists, who claim not to believe in God ... seem so threatened by His existence!!


22 posted on 12/13/2012 1:49:54 PM PST by InHisService (Jesus is coming back. Are you ready?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
"When liberals discriminate, it’s called “freedom of choice”. When conservatives do it, it’s “discrimination”.
23 posted on 12/13/2012 1:51:12 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: lesko

They despise Christianity. They are not going after other symbols, just crosses, nativity scenes, 10 Commandment displays and the like. They are at war with Christianty and won’t stop until every sign and symbol of Christianity is wiped off the American map.


24 posted on 12/13/2012 1:51:57 PM PST by InHisService (Jesus is coming back. Are you ready?)
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To: InHisService

Speachless.


25 posted on 12/13/2012 2:00:36 PM PST by exnavy (Got ammo, Godspeed!)
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To: massgopguy

Considering that we have more classical historical references to Jesus Christ than to Julius Ceasar, that is a completely accurate observation.


26 posted on 12/13/2012 2:00:57 PM PST by L,TOWM (No one in the US is free of the spirit of entitlement)
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To: Vigilanteman
And it only gets worse after they die.

LOL!

27 posted on 12/13/2012 2:19:37 PM PST by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: InHisService

Why do they want to steal someone else’s holiday? How about starting their own holiday. I suggest Darwin’s Birthday as a possible choice.

Of course, it’s obvious enough why they do it. Christmas is almost universally celebrated, and nobody gives a damn about Darwin’s birthday. But if they don’t like that, how about trying to change it—by pushing their own damned holiday.


28 posted on 12/13/2012 2:23:34 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: InHisService

They can call for Phillip Morris for all I care, what they want does not matter to me.


29 posted on 12/13/2012 2:28:18 PM PST by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: InHisService

“We know that a large population of ‘Christians’ are actually atheists who feel trapped in their family’s religion.

We know that a large population of “atheists” are actually Christians who just feel the pressure to go along to get along.

There. How does that feel?


30 posted on 12/13/2012 2:35:29 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: InHisService

The truth is that Xmas is a myth but Jesus, especially Jesus the Savior, is all too real.

Proving the truth about Xmas is about the easiest myth to research. After doing so may decades ago, I have found the truth about the birth of Jesus to be far more satisfying than the syncretic holiday observed even by secularists.

Just one web page of the many I could refer anyone to:
http://christmasxmas.xanga.com/682412162/item/


31 posted on 12/13/2012 2:37:30 PM PST by theBuckwheat
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To: Da Coyote
Oh but they do believe in G_d.

What's the point of disbelieving in something that is not there, and spend so much time protesting something that does not exist? Talk about STUPID, lol.

Bottom Line is, they do believe, but do not want to OBEY and change their ways.

32 posted on 12/13/2012 2:40:29 PM PST by annieokie
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To: InHisService

Me too. Therefore they do believe in HIM. rofl.


33 posted on 12/13/2012 2:43:03 PM PST by annieokie
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To: theBuckwheat

I’m aware of the pagan origins of Christmas. I too, have done a lot of research on it. Starting this year, I am no longer buying into the secularism. No decorations: tree, mistletoe, lights, etc. My only decoration will be a Nativity Scene.


34 posted on 12/13/2012 2:43:46 PM PST by InHisService (Jesus is coming back. Are you ready?)
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To: theBuckwheat

I’m aware of the pagan origins of Christmas. I too, have done a lot of research on it. Starting this year, I am no longer buying into the secularism. No decorations: tree, mistletoe, lights, etc. My only decoration will be a Nativity Scene.


35 posted on 12/13/2012 2:44:15 PM PST by InHisService (Jesus is coming back. Are you ready?)
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To: All

Anyone up for a trip to NYC with a very tall ladder and some paint? ;-)


36 posted on 12/13/2012 2:45:09 PM PST by InHisService (Jesus is coming back. Are you ready?)
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To: Cicero

WHAT, and get ONE MORE GOVENMENT PAID DAY OFF??? are you kidding? stop it now. rofl


37 posted on 12/13/2012 2:45:15 PM PST by annieokie
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To: InHisService

Of course these same atheists will ignore the Muslim myth of Mohammed. How come they are not digging into the story of that religious cult?


38 posted on 12/13/2012 3:01:01 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: InHisService

With the cost of the billboard at $25,000, I am even more astonished that someone is willing to throw their money away in these economic times. It proves to me that such a person or group is suffering from a mental illness that $25,000 would be better spent in the cost of therapy. In fact, spend the small cost on therapy and the rest (after getting their mind straight) cheerfully doing good will to mankind.

Maybe they will have enough mental stability to say the good words, Merry Christmas!


39 posted on 12/13/2012 3:09:43 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: InHisService
Which reminds me: Megan Kelly did an interview with John Stossel today. He does not believe in G_D.

Watch his program tonight as he discusses this. He says he is a Jew, raised by Jewish parents who converted to Christianity.

40 posted on 12/13/2012 3:16:25 PM PST by annieokie
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To: Da Coyote

Atheism is the religion based on the belief that this universe we perceive with five limited senses is all that “exists”, consciousness is the product of a three pound ball of gelatinous goop, and matter is all truly tangible, a hundred years of quantum physics and vast human experience to the contrary be damned (pun intended). What’s appalling is the lack of humility or a sense of wonder in the face of evident infinity.


41 posted on 12/13/2012 3:17:17 PM PST by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: InHisService

What’s a guy by the name of “David Silverman” got to do with Christmas, anyhow?


42 posted on 12/13/2012 3:35:01 PM PST by OldPossum
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To: InHisService

Atheism: the strange certitude that the ground of being is not enough like a person or mind to be called “God”. (A very strange creed when one thinks about it at any length, particularly when its adherents aver that they believe only what they can prove from experience and observation. What precisely in our experience or in observation of the world makes them believe that the ground of being is not person-like or mind-like? The very intelligibility of the material world which underlies the science modern atheists so revere suggests some kinship between the ground of being and the human mind — the phrase “image and likeness” springs to mind.)

What, however, is saddest about turn of the 21st century atheists is the debased mode of thinking that fancies that a “myth” is simply a falsehood. The remake that J.R.R. Tolkien made about the Gospel to C.S. Lewis that was crucial to the latter’s conversion to Christianity: “It’s a myth and it’s true” makes no sense to them. They are the men without chests Lewis warned us about.


43 posted on 12/13/2012 3:38:37 PM PST by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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To: OldPossum

He tends to make the rounds this time of year, this year apparently in defense of the blasphemous Times Square Billboard. Can you imagine if Lamar Advertising put up such a billboard trashing Allah or Muhammed? Why is it Christians are an acceptable target?


44 posted on 12/13/2012 3:44:20 PM PST by InHisService (Jesus is coming back. Are you ready?)
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To: InHisService
David Silverman

This is the guy who was on O'Reilly a few weeks ago talking about Christmas.

I wonder what he thinks of the appropriateness of the Washington National Cathedral being designated by Congress as the "National House of Prayer?"

-PJ

45 posted on 12/13/2012 3:54:05 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: InHisService

Well, I wouldn’t be up for raising that sort of money for a test. But perhaps the ACLJ or similar might like to try for a test case.


46 posted on 12/13/2012 5:59:38 PM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: InHisService

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/League_of_Militant_Atheists

http://www.uhuh.com/nwo/communism/comgoals.htm
27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a “religious crutch.”

28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of “separation of church and state.”

This article indicates the Commies are still hard at work.


47 posted on 12/13/2012 6:39:35 PM PST by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: InHisService
David Silverman, the Official Turd of December.

48 posted on 12/13/2012 7:54:54 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: annieokie

>> Oh but they do believe in G_d.

It’s a bit of a paradox, but for there to be any truth in atheism, the atheist must be God all knowing.


49 posted on 12/13/2012 8:09:29 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Da Coyote

If you take Christ out of Christmas (Christ Mass) you are left with nothing. Atheists shouldn’t get 12/25 off with pay any more. No more holidays (Holy Days) for them.


50 posted on 12/13/2012 9:32:32 PM PST by 5thGenTexan
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