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Dear Christians, We Hate You. Sincerely, Atheists
The Christian Diarist ^ | December 8, 2013 | JP

Posted on 12/08/2013 12:35:03 PM PST by CHRISTIAN DIARIST

Imagine if an activist group blanketed a major city with 55 billboards urging that illegal aliens go back to their own country. Or that homosexuality is a crime against nature. Or that Muslims are responsible for most of the world’s terrorist attacks.

The mainstream media would be all over the story. Organizations – like La Raza, like GLAAD, like CAIR – would organize protests. President Obama would publicly condemn the billboards (while defending illegals, homosexuals and Islam). And the sponsors of the billboards would be branded a “hate group.”

Yet, there has been little outrage over the 55 billboards that started going up last week in Sacramento, California that mock Christians, that blaspheme God. They are sponsored by the so-called Freedom From Religion Foundation, an atheist organization based in Madison, Wisconsin that truly is a hate group.

“I don’t believe in Odin, either,” sneers one billboard. “Studying the bible made me an atheist,” disparages another. “Without god I am full of love,” declares still another.

Yet, Judy Saint, director of FFRF’s newly formed Sacramento chapter, insists that the 55 billboards are not anti-Christian, not anti-God. They just thought it would be a good way to encourage atheists on the down low to “come out of the closet”

“There are thousands of us here,” she said, “and we are reaching out to them because it’s such a maligned minority. If the message at all is to believers, it would be that we are good moral people, too.”

But, by her own words, Saint reveals the nefariousness of the atheist movement in this country.

She suggests that atheists are an unfairly maligned minority. But if the noisome atheist community – which constitutes less than 1 percent of the U.S. population – is maligned, it’s because of their attacks on Christians by in-your-face atheist groups like FFRF.

Indeed, not only are the atheists putting up 55 billboards that bash the religious faith of more than three-quarters of Americans, they have deliberately chosen to do so during the Christmas season, defecating on a holy day on which Christians celebrate the birth of Christ the Lord.

Saint also claims that she and her fellow atheists are both “good” and “moral.”

But there is no good in the atheists’ (un)holy war against Christianity, using billboards as their weapon of attack. And there is no morality in the atheist community’s endorsement of such practices as same-sex marriage.

Indeed, one of FFRF’s 55 billboards features Saint, the atheist hate group’s Sacramento front woman, and her wife with the message: “Reason. Equality. Doing Good – All without gods.”

That’s the arrogance of atheists that they inherited from their father, the devil. They think that “doing good” means they are good. But the Bible advises that their good works, whatever they might be, “are as filthy rags” before the Almighty.

The Word of God also tell us, everyone, “There is none righteous, no not one.”

The difference between unrighteous Christians and unrighteous atheists is that Christians are born again; their sins covered by the blood of Christ. Atheists, on the other hand reject Christ, and shake their fist at God.

And for their unrepentant, unforgiven sin, the unGodly will spend their existence beyond this fallen world in everlasting torment.


TOPICS: Current Events; General Discusssion; Religion & Politics; Skeptics/Seekers
KEYWORDS: 666; antichristian; antichristianbigotry; atheists; billboard; billboards; christmas; ffrp; waronchristmas; waronchristmas2013
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If Freedom From Religion Foundation is not about attacking Christians, but about defending the dubious principle of separation of church and state, let the atheist group sponsor 55 billboards taking aim at the prophet Muhammad during Ramadan.
1 posted on 12/08/2013 12:35:03 PM PST by CHRISTIAN DIARIST
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

“Dear Christians, We Hate You. Sincerely, Atheists “

So. We will pray for you.


2 posted on 12/08/2013 12:36:45 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

It sounds like they don’t want to be happy or merry during this Christmas season. They’re going to stick with being only gay.


3 posted on 12/08/2013 12:37:20 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (If you think signing up for ObamaCare was fun, wait until you try to use it.)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

Not atheists. Anti-theists.


4 posted on 12/08/2013 12:37:43 PM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST
I'm an atheist, and I don't hate Christians. Or Jews. Or Muslims. Or Buddhists. Or Hindus. Or wiccans.

You get my drift.

5 posted on 12/08/2013 12:39:32 PM PST by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: Irenic
So. We will pray for you.

Amen!

Forgive them Father for they know not what they do.

6 posted on 12/08/2013 12:42:08 PM PST by bayliving
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST
Atheists...shake their fist at God.

Well, except for the 99% of atheists who, when asked about God, shrug their shoulders and say, "whatever".

7 posted on 12/08/2013 12:46:32 PM PST by Kip Russell (Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors -- and miss. ---Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Publius

I believe you. Do you condone what FFRF, the atheist group, is doing in Sacramento?


8 posted on 12/08/2013 12:46:43 PM PST by CHRISTIAN DIARIST
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

Hell no. It’s in bad taste.


9 posted on 12/08/2013 12:49:01 PM PST by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST
That’s the arrogance of atheists that they inherited from their father, the devil.

And for their unrepentant, unforgiven sin, the unGodly will spend their existence beyond this fallen world in everlasting torment.

Gee, I like you too :-)

10 posted on 12/08/2013 12:49:14 PM PST by Kip Russell (Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors -- and miss. ---Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

Many Christians are former atheists.


11 posted on 12/08/2013 12:52:30 PM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

My guess is each one of those billboards would provide a lovely Christmas for several impoverished families in the area. That’s what the Christians in the area will be doing, without fanfare.


12 posted on 12/08/2013 1:02:01 PM PST by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: Wiser now
My guess is each one of those billboards would provide a lovely Christmas for several impoverished families in the area. That’s what the Christians in the area will be doing, without fanfare.

While many Christians will indeed be doing just that, there are also many churches that put up Christian billboards at this time of year with religious messages. If an atheist organization is fair game for criticism for putting up a billboard rather than donating the money to help the poor, than so is a Christian organization.

13 posted on 12/08/2013 1:08:12 PM PST by Kip Russell (Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors -- and miss. ---Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

I read some of the billboards and I didn’t see anything offensive. A bunch of personal quotes from atheists on why they are happy without god.


14 posted on 12/08/2013 1:09:04 PM PST by snowstorm12
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

FRF are a cultural terrorist group.


15 posted on 12/08/2013 1:10:52 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

“They are sponsored by the so-called Freedom From Religion Foundation, an atheist organization based in Madison, Wisconsin that truly is a hate group.”......

And now you know why the rest of us in Wisconsin wish Madison was not part of our state.


16 posted on 12/08/2013 1:16:30 PM PST by DaveA37
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To: Progov

Time to start torching billboards.


17 posted on 12/08/2013 1:17:03 PM PST by DaveA37
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To: Progov

Time to start torching billboards.


18 posted on 12/08/2013 1:17:03 PM PST by DaveA37
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To: Publius

Well wait until the SHTF and it may turn you into one of us. :-) They say there are no athiests in foxholes. :-)


19 posted on 12/08/2013 1:18:34 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

“If the message at all is to believers, it would be that we are good moral people, too.”

Atheist + Morals = Oxymoron. If you do not believe in God then on what authority does this morality come from? There is no point in morality if you are an atheist.


20 posted on 12/08/2013 1:19:02 PM PST by Flavious_Maximus
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To: Georgia Girl 2
My foxhole years were 40 years ago. I don't see it, even when the fertilizer hits the ventilator.
21 posted on 12/08/2013 1:20:14 PM PST by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: Irenic
Atheists, like liberals, are a boring lot. If they could just tell us how the faithful are harming them, perhaps we could understand the venom. The thing of it is, iis they experience no harm.

So, what do we conclude? Like liberals, they're all dead inside. Their slim shot at happiness is to make everyone around them just as dead.

There are countless former atheists who have received that amazing grace.

22 posted on 12/08/2013 1:22:39 PM PST by stevem
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To: Kip Russell

I honestly have never seen a billboard erected by a church. I agree the money could be better spent.


23 posted on 12/08/2013 1:24:20 PM PST by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: Publius

Being an atheist, how do you reconcile the fact that nothing can proceed from nothing...With not believing in a higher power?


24 posted on 12/08/2013 1:27:12 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12----No king but Christ! Don't tread on me!)
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To: Publius

Be that as it may. For a long time I had claimed to be an agnostic. But I would NEVER have claimed to be an atheist.


25 posted on 12/08/2013 1:27:59 PM PST by onedoug
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To: Progov
Time to start torching billboards.

In the name of free speech, presumably?

26 posted on 12/08/2013 1:28:06 PM PST by Kip Russell (Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors -- and miss. ---Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

It always seemed a strange sort of activity to me, this billboard business. After all, I don’t believe in Krishna, but I really don’t feel compelled to put up billboards in Calcutta telling them they shouldn’t.


27 posted on 12/08/2013 1:29:46 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: stevem

“Their slim shot at happiness is to make everyone around them just as dead.”

I think that’s maybe their problem, they don’t seek happiness and freedom, they are vainly chasing control. Control is illusive, with or without God. Happiness can be found with God. I give up control and find happiness with faith in God all powerful. That’s my belief.


28 posted on 12/08/2013 1:29:48 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Wiser now
I honestly have never seen a billboard erected by a church

You must not get out much....

Churches advertise in many cities...

I'd seen many on the highways and byways..

29 posted on 12/08/2013 1:30:00 PM PST by Popman
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To: Wiser now
I honestly have never seen a billboard erected by a church. I agree the money could be better spent.

They're certainly out there...and in larger numbers than atheist billboards, I dare say.

30 posted on 12/08/2013 1:31:40 PM PST by Kip Russell (Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors -- and miss. ---Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

(sarcasm)

I think the the FFRF should do just that. But they are too timid to do so on their own. Instead I think that it should be done for them, on their behalf.

Just slight modifications to their posters, then repost them. Like this, based on their real posters:

“Reason. Equality. Doing good. — All without Allah.”

“As my ancestors are free from slavery, I am free from the slavery of Islam.” — Butterfly McQueen

“Praise Darwin. Evolve Beyond Islam.”

“Imagine no Islam.”

“I believe in humanity, not Islam.”

“Islam doesn’t need rights. People do.”

“Islam is just a fairy tale.”

“I gave up being a Muslim, and I’ve never been happier!”

“Studying the Koran made me an Atheist.”

“Islam is garbage. Mohammed is a lie.”


31 posted on 12/08/2013 1:33:19 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Last Obamacare Promise: "If You Like Your Eternal Soul, You Can Keep It.")
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To: Publius

So, you agree, but it’s just bad form to put it on bill boards?


32 posted on 12/08/2013 1:34:25 PM PST by ifinnegan
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST
One has to wonder why atheists care about my belief system or my faith in God...and feel the need to denigrate it...

I guess they think it makes them look superior...

Small minds think that way...

I could care less about their lack of a belief or faith in God...

It does not bother me in the least...

33 posted on 12/08/2013 1:35:00 PM PST by Popman
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To: Irenic
I attend NorthPark Church, which is down the street from where Paul Walker and Roger were killed in the car crash and was passing out water at the Paul/Roger Memorial this morning...a man took a bottle of water and saw NorthPark on the bottle (labels that were placed on the bottles) and handed it back and said he couldn't;t take it since he is atheist. I should have said that I would pray for him, but he left quickly. I agree...we just need to pray for these people.
34 posted on 12/08/2013 1:35:25 PM PST by halo66
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To: Georgia Girl 2
Well, the say it, but it isn't true.

My father became an atheist in a foxhole.

36 posted on 12/08/2013 1:35:38 PM PST by FredZarguna (The sequel, thoroughly pointless, derivative, and boring was like all James Cameron "films.")
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To: Billthedrill

“It always seemed a strange sort of activity to me, this billboard business. After all, I don’t believe in Krishna, but I really don’t feel compelled to put up billboards in Calcutta telling them they shouldn’t.”

Exactly. These guys believe a lot more than they want to admit. They are fighting themselves, not believers.


37 posted on 12/08/2013 1:38:07 PM PST by ifinnegan
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To: halo66

That is sad.


39 posted on 12/08/2013 1:38:47 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

I like the way you think. I would love for islamists and atheists go at it.


40 posted on 12/08/2013 1:39:53 PM PST by windcliff
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To: Billthedrill
After all, I don’t believe in Krishna, but I really don’t feel compelled to put up billboards in Calcutta telling them they shouldn’t.

Wise choice.

India's leading anti-superstition activist got killed a few months back.

He wasn't preaching atheism. Just trying to get a law passed to bar fraudulent spell-casting magicians from taking advantage of people.

41 posted on 12/08/2013 1:40:10 PM PST by x
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To: Irenic

Exactly what I was going to say.


42 posted on 12/08/2013 1:40:10 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST
Indeed, not only are the atheists putting up 55 billboards that bash the religious faith of more than three-quarters of Americans, they have deliberately chosen to do so during the Christmas season, defecating on a holy day on which Christians celebrate the birth of Christ the Lord.

The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth of God by their wickedness. And because of their stubbornness and their unrepentant heart, they are storing up wrath against themselves for the day of God's wrath, when his righteous judgment will be revealed.

43 posted on 12/08/2013 1:40:46 PM PST by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: Publius

We will pray for you too!


44 posted on 12/08/2013 1:40:51 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: ifinnegan

I get mildly annoyed when I see a billboard touting any kind of religious belief. A billboard touting religious unbelief is just as annoying. If you think you possess the secrets of the universe, fine. Just don’t feel the need to edify the rest of the world.


45 posted on 12/08/2013 1:41:18 PM PST by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: Publius

You too.


47 posted on 12/08/2013 1:44:20 PM PST by right way right (What's it gonna take? (guillotines?))
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd
I recently read New Proofs for the Existence of God by Spitzer. It creates a case for deism, but not theism. Is there some kind of universal life force? Maybe. I'll grant that much. But a god who cares about humans and who set up rules for them? Sorry, but I'm not buying.
48 posted on 12/08/2013 1:45:39 PM PST by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST
With one exception, the cited billboards are not specifically against the God of Abraham. One of them is, and it would be offensive to Jews, Christians, Baha'i, and in some part, Muslims as well, since it deprecates the Bible.

On the other hand, The Diarist uses his freedom of speech to tell people that his merciful God is going to torture them forever, a belief which has not universally been believed by Christians throughout history, and is not believed by some even today.

Is the latter "hate speech?" Nope. No more than professing not to believe in Odin.

49 posted on 12/08/2013 1:47:25 PM PST by FredZarguna (The sequel, thoroughly pointless, derivative, and boring was like all James Cameron "films.")
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To: Salvation

Pray away. There’s no one listening. It does no harm, just as it does no good, except for the person who is praying. It makes that person feel good.


50 posted on 12/08/2013 1:47:41 PM PST by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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