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Atheist Symbol Seeks To Overshadow Nativity Scenes
Christian Post ^ | 12/17/13 | Nate Kellum

Posted on 12/17/2013 6:43:37 PM PST by marshmallow

In Chicago's Daley Plaza, wedged between – and in front of – the traditional nativity display and a giant menorah, there sits something new this year: an 8-foot-tall letter "A" lit up in red.

The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) placed the big "A" in downtown Chicago. They say the "A" stands for Atheist, but it also represents Attack, given its timing and placement. While the nativity scene is linked to Christmas, and the menorah is part of Hanukah, the only apparent purpose for this lighted letter "A" is to demean the other displays.

In Florida's State Capitol, the rotunda is available to different groups who apply for space. In early December, a group called the Florida Nativity Scene Committee sponsored a traditional nativity scene of Jesus' birth to mark the Christmas season. FFRF wasted little time in snagging a spot immediately following them, displaying what they describe as a "nativity scene parody in which Ben Franklin, the Statue of Liberty, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison on bended knee, gaze adoringly at a copy of the Bill of Rights in a crib." This display is not an expression of faith or faithlessness , or even a political statement, but an uncalled-for attack on the traditional nativity.

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TOPICS: Current Events; General Discusssion; Religion & Culture; Skeptics/Seekers
KEYWORDS: atheist; chicago; illinois; nativityscene; waronchristmas; waronchristmas2013

1 posted on 12/17/2013 6:43:37 PM PST by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

Uncalled for and plain bitter. I can only hope this organization has all of its funds stolen in some kind of fraud.


2 posted on 12/17/2013 6:45:29 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: marshmallow

“…an 8-foot-tall letter “A” lit up in red.”
I think a giant “A” is a perfect symbol for them.


3 posted on 12/17/2013 6:46:33 PM PST by D_Idaho ("For we wrestle not against flesh and blood...")
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To: marshmallow

Why are we Establishing Atheism as the state religion of these United States? /rhetorical


4 posted on 12/17/2013 6:57:41 PM PST by NonValueAdded (It's not the penalty, it's the lack of coverage on 1 Jan. Think about it.)
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To: marshmallow

“The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) placed the big “A” in downtown Chicago.”

A giant glowing “A” suits them well. So many wonderful words to describe them begin with it, many of which cannot or should not be spoken in polite company.


5 posted on 12/17/2013 6:58:14 PM PST by Stingray (Stand for the truth or you'll fall for anything.)
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To: D_Idaho

Another thread — someone dared Christians to put up and Omega besides the Alpha. LOL!


6 posted on 12/17/2013 7:00:06 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: marshmallow

Yet everyone else thinks “Hester Prynne”


7 posted on 12/17/2013 7:05:51 PM PST by struggle
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To: D_Idaho
I think a giant “A” is a perfect symbol for them.

My thoughts exactly. Meanwhile, I'm pleased to report that at my daughter's (public) middle school chorus concert tonight, there was sung a lovely rendition of O Holy Night.

8 posted on 12/17/2013 7:08:37 PM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: marshmallow

9 posted on 12/17/2013 7:21:41 PM PST by GraceG
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To: marshmallow

are they admitting its a religion?

red’s a fitting color for the commies


10 posted on 12/17/2013 7:25:45 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: marshmallow

The atheist symbol is a tomb that is not empty.


11 posted on 12/17/2013 7:28:45 PM PST by gitmo (If your theology doesn't become your biography, what good is it?)
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To: Salvation

12 posted on 12/17/2013 7:32:19 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: marshmallow
the "A" stands for Atheist, but it also represents Attack

And a common swear word I am not allowed to use.

13 posted on 12/17/2013 7:54:19 PM PST by annalex (fear them not)
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To: marshmallow

Everytime some atheist complains about a Navtivity scene they should be directed to an empty space and told they’re also celebrating atheism.


14 posted on 12/17/2013 8:49:47 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: marshmallow

I have never understood why atheists are so threatened by religion. If they don’t believe in God, why do they care if others do? How can they claim to be offended by someone’s expression of love for Christ if the atheist doesn’t believe Christ is real? It would be like me being offended because I saw someone praying to a tree. I don’t believe the tree is God, so therefore I’m offended that that person does and makes that prayer in public.


15 posted on 12/17/2013 8:52:52 PM PST by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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To: marshmallow

Shouldn’t their symbol be nothing? Or did the nihilists snap that up already?


18 posted on 12/17/2013 10:34:29 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: marshmallow
The appropriate symbol for the Atheist RELIGION is;

Since all they hope for is the Void!

19 posted on 12/18/2013 3:57:27 AM PST by SES1066 (Quality, Speed or Economical - Any 2 of 3 except in government - 1 at best but never #3!)
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To: marshmallow

Sleeping in the lap of Satan.


20 posted on 12/18/2013 4:17:32 AM PST by FrdmLvr ("WE ARE ALL OSAMA, 0BAMA!" al-Qaeda terrorists who breached the American compound in Benghazi)
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To: marshmallow

The Alpha! How lovely. Just put Omega on the other side.


21 posted on 12/18/2013 4:51:01 AM PST by OpusatFR
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To: NonValueAdded

Something like a piddling 2% of the USA population are said to be atheist. I guess they need to spread the word. But a hopeless religion is a hard sell.


22 posted on 12/18/2013 5:06:42 AM PST by Rock N Jones
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To: Girlene
It would be like me being offended because I saw someone praying to a tree.

And to carry it further, you would then ban all trees and all mentions of trees. The only places where the tree-worshippers could look at or mention trees would be in their tree-churches. That's just about how ridiculous these atheists are.

23 posted on 12/18/2013 10:26:47 AM PST by Nea Wood
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24 posted on 12/18/2013 10:29:53 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Nea Wood

Agreed.


25 posted on 12/18/2013 7:13:20 PM PST by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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