Skip to comments.Atheist Symbol Seeks To Overshadow Nativity Scenes
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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Uncalled for and plain bitter. I can only hope this organization has all of its funds stolen in some kind of fraud.
an 8-foot-tall letter “A” lit up in red.”
I think a giant “A” is a perfect symbol for them.
Why are we Establishing Atheism as the state religion of these United States? /rhetorical
“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.
Another thread — someone dared Christians to put up and Omega besides the Alpha. LOL!
Yet everyone else thinks “Hester Prynne”
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.
are they admitting its a religion?
red’s a fitting color for the commies
The atheist symbol is a tomb that is not empty.
And a common swear word I am not allowed to use.
Everytime some atheist complains about a Navtivity scene they should be directed to an empty space and told they’re also celebrating atheism.
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.
Shouldn’t their symbol be nothing? Or did the nihilists snap that up already?
Since all they hope for is the Void!
Sleeping in the lap of Satan.
The Alpha! How lovely. Just put Omega on the other side.
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.
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.