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'Good without God' billboards now up in Sacramento...
http://www.examiner.com/x-8947-LA-Atheism-Examiner~y2010m2d11-Good-without-God-billboards-now-up-in-Sacramento ^ | Feb 11th, 2010

Posted on 02/12/2010 11:47:26 AM PST by TaraP

"Are you good without God? Millions are" is the message on 10 new billboards in the Sacramento, CA area. The billboards, which are part of a nationwide campaign that began last year, were put up by the Sacramento Area Coalition of Reason. It's an umbrella organization for a variety of groups including the First Atheist Church of True Science, Humanist Association of the Greater Sacramento Area, Sacramento Area Skeptics, and Atheists and Other Freethinkers.

Sponsors of the "good without God" billboards say it's not an attack on theism but, instead, a message directed to their own community.

"It's a way of reaching out to people," said Fred Edwords, national director of United Coalition of Reason (quoted in the Sacramento Bee). "Many folks who think like us think they are the only ones." "We non-theists are your family members, friends, neighbors and co-workers," said Rachael Harrington, coordinator of the Sacramento group, in a news release. "We're just like you, except we don't believe in a supreme being. It's about time we were equally free to be open about our views."


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KEYWORDS: antitheism; atheistsupremacists; marx; religiousintolerance; talibatheists
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To: stuartcr

There aren’t any good people.


51 posted on 02/12/2010 12:14:59 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: highlander_UW

Bingo. The billboard is ludicrous, what a bunch of idiots.


52 posted on 02/12/2010 12:15:41 PM PST by HerrBlucher (Jail Al Gore and the Climate Frauds!)
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To: TaraP

Can you make it through life without Jesus? Probably, but who would WANT to?


53 posted on 02/12/2010 12:15:42 PM PST by Grunthor (McCain; for when you really need to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory!)
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To: TaraP

So is that what the sign means?


54 posted on 02/12/2010 12:15:49 PM PST by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different)
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To: Ben Mugged

Proof atheism IS a religion.

And while I know some agnostics who seem like ok people, I know NO ONE who is a proselytizing atheist who is anywhere near “normal”. They are all very angry and hard to deal with.


55 posted on 02/12/2010 12:15:57 PM PST by I still care (A Republic - if you can keep it. - Ben Franklin)
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To: TaraP

We don’t have to agree with the message but everyone has a right to their opinion and to express it.


56 posted on 02/12/2010 12:16:33 PM PST by Grunthor (McCain; for when you really need to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory!)
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To: TaraP

Doesn’t God already know who is going to perish?


57 posted on 02/12/2010 12:17:58 PM PST by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different)
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To: Ben Mugged

Well here is what GOD says:
PSALM 14:1-7
The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.

So deception is from the Un-believer...


58 posted on 02/12/2010 12:18:07 PM PST by TaraP (*GOD* made love so strong, so it would carry you all the way home.....)
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To: Ben Mugged

Most don’t have the discernment to see Satan working in the world. People love to be accepted by the world. Unfortunately, when you strive for that goal, you’re working for Satan.


59 posted on 02/12/2010 12:19:27 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

OK


60 posted on 02/12/2010 12:19:32 PM PST by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different)
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To: HerrBlucher

...and professing themselves wise,they became fools..Bible


61 posted on 02/12/2010 12:19:44 PM PST by tajgirvan (May God Save America! May God Bless & Protect our Troops. The Finest and the Best!)
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To: stuartcr

yes he does...

Or do you not know that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, swindlers, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and in the Spirit of our God.” (I CORINTHIANS 6:9-11).


62 posted on 02/12/2010 12:19:59 PM PST by TaraP (*GOD* made love so strong, so it would carry you all the way home.....)
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To: TaraP
Oh, yeah, the one outside the campus on which I work reads "No God? No Problem!" Funniest thing your ever saw, actually - the deepest intellectual and moral consideration in human history, dismissed in the jargon of a junior high-school student.

It's actually funny on several levels - here we have what must be a multi-million-dollar advertising campaign exhorting the viewer not to believe in something. I can't think of a better way to waste money. Whatever.

63 posted on 02/12/2010 12:20:08 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: TaraP

“The fool hath said in his heart ‘There is no God’. “.


64 posted on 02/12/2010 12:20:39 PM PST by RoadTest (The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple. Ps. 119:130)
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To: Allegra
They really want everyone to know about it as if it is some badge of honor for them.

Replace "atheist" with "christian" and you definitely got it. It seems to be the rare Christian who doesn't have a need to constantly broadcast his faith.

65 posted on 02/12/2010 12:21:27 PM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: HarleyD

ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding


66 posted on 02/12/2010 12:21:55 PM PST by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: antiRepublicrat

That “rare” one you run into that doesn’t proclaim his faith doesn’t understand it very well.

If you don’t believe in God, no problem. I don’t understand why it would bother you to hear people talking about it.


67 posted on 02/12/2010 12:23:41 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: antiRepublicrat
It seems to be the rare Christian who doesn't have a need to constantly broadcast his faith.

Is it possible that you are wrong, and instead there are far more Christians than you realize, making those Christians you cite a rarity?

Perhaps you did a comparative survey first before drawing that conclusion?
68 posted on 02/12/2010 12:24:29 PM PST by chrisser (Starve the Monkeys!)
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To: TaraP

Yes, and leave us to decide what is Good and Evil.

All this time and the serpent’s message hasn’t changed.


69 posted on 02/12/2010 12:25:52 PM PST by FormerLib (Sacrificing our land and our blood cannot buy protection from jihad.-Bishop Artemije of Kosovo)
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To: TaraP


I'm Up Here



70 posted on 02/12/2010 12:26:24 PM PST by FrankR (Those of us who love AMERICA far outnumber those who love obama - your choice.)
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To: tajgirvan

It is certainly possible for a person to not believe in God and still behave in a “good” manner, but its sort of like obeying traffic laws but denying that the laws exist.

Except for the likes of Nietzsche, Athiests are walking contradictions.


71 posted on 02/12/2010 12:26:29 PM PST by HerrBlucher (Jail Al Gore and the Climate Frauds!)
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To: a fool in paradise

LOL!


72 posted on 02/12/2010 12:27:20 PM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: antiRepublicrat
Replace "atheist" with "christian" and you definitely got it.

I had it right the first time, but thanks. :)

73 posted on 02/12/2010 12:27:38 PM PST by Allegra (It doesn't matter what this tagline says...the liberals are going to call it "racist.")
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To: Ben Mugged

Misery loves company?


74 posted on 02/12/2010 12:27:58 PM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Ben Mugged

I’ve never known Lucifer to be that obvious.

If there is a God then we have one choice: Serve Heaven or serve hell. There is no middle position


75 posted on 02/12/2010 12:28:41 PM PST by TalBlack
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To: TaraP
Want proof that God exists?

What was the one phrase you were most likely to hear from anyone witnessing the collapse of the towers on 9/11? Answer: "Oh my God!"

And the second most common phrase, albeit profane, also recognized the existence of the sacred: "Holy $#!t!"

76 posted on 02/12/2010 12:28:53 PM PST by giotto
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To: TaraP

Right before they die; they will think differently.


77 posted on 02/12/2010 12:28:58 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: TaraP
Sad really sad, it's never good without God. But, if you've never known Him you wouldn't know that.

It takes more faith to believe there is no God then it does to believe there is.

78 posted on 02/12/2010 12:29:13 PM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: brytlea

Just hope they don’t end up in a foxhole.


79 posted on 02/12/2010 12:29:44 PM PST by Cheryllynn
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To: frogjerk

Who is stopping them?


80 posted on 02/12/2010 12:30:21 PM PST by Hildy
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To: ilovesarah2012

Why do they spend there whole time worrying about something they don’t even believe in? Seems to me, they are trying to convince themselves that there isn’t a God.


81 posted on 02/12/2010 12:32:43 PM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: freekitty

HOW ABOUT A SIGN LIKE THIS ONE..

*In the Last Days Scoffers will Come*

Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch (Matthew 24:42-43).

Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour (Matthew 25:13).

When Jesus said, “therefore keep watch”, did he mean we should watch for His return once in a while or occasionally? No, He said to, “keep watch” which means to maintain a watch, or watch continuously.

“Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man” (Luke 21:36).


82 posted on 02/12/2010 12:34:00 PM PST by TaraP (*GOD* made love so strong, so it would carry you all the way home.....)
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To: TaraP

You only have to read one of these threads to see the sort of hate and condescenion that is directed towards non-believers. That’s all I’m going to say on the subject.


83 posted on 02/12/2010 12:34:05 PM PST by -YYZ- (Strong like bull, smart like ox.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Atheism is most definitely a religion and they are proselytizing.

They have to believe in G-d, you only hate what you believe.

If they truly didn't believe, they would be apathetic, and they certainly aren't that.

84 posted on 02/12/2010 12:35:53 PM PST by RikaStrom (Pray for Obama - Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few; and let another take his place of leadership.")
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To: All

Our Lord Jesus Christ foretold. They said to you, “In the last times there will be scoffers [empaiktes] who will follow their own ungodly desires.”

These are the men who divide you, who follow mere natural instincts and do not have the Spirit. But you, dear friends, build yourselves up in your most holy faith and pray in the Holy Spirit.

Keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life. Be merciful to those who doubt; snatch others from the fire and save them; to others show mercy, mixed with fear—hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh.

To him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy— to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen (Jude 1:17-25).


85 posted on 02/12/2010 12:35:53 PM PST by TaraP (*GOD* made love so strong, so it would carry you all the way home.....)
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To: TaraP

I don’t understand why, if God desires that none perish in these very perilous times on earth, why He creates people that He knows will perish?


86 posted on 02/12/2010 12:38:19 PM PST by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different)
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To: -YYZ-

hate and condescenion is not of GOD or Christ....

Do we fail at times inpreaching the GOOD NEWS? yes of course, we are all sinners in need of redemption...

The flesh can be beaten down and react wih anger and rage, that is why Jesus Christ said: To always pray to the *Holy Spirit*

For the flesh is weak, but the Holy Spirit is mighty powerful in Christ....

GOD Bless you.


87 posted on 02/12/2010 12:39:43 PM PST by TaraP (*GOD* made love so strong, so it would carry you all the way home.....)
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To: TaraP

Sacramento is arguably proof to the contrary.


88 posted on 02/12/2010 12:40:07 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: stuartcr

He said that those who do those sins and refuse to stop or ask for redemption by the blood of the lamb will perish..

Simple really- If you had a decaying roton orange, would you set it inside a bowl of fresh healthy oranges??? No of course not...However if you wrapped that orange in a tight fitting siran wrap, you could then set it inside the fresh bowl of oranges wihout contaminting THEM...

GOD is PERFECT without any SIN...When we wrap ourselves in Christ’s wrap, we then can enter that *Bowl* with GOD’s perfection....


89 posted on 02/12/2010 12:44:40 PM PST by TaraP (*GOD* made love so strong, so it would carry you all the way home.....)
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To: Allegra

I only talk about my atheism if it is relevant to the discussion. Otherwise it’s a personal matter.


90 posted on 02/12/2010 12:46:30 PM PST by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: TaraP
Moral relativism or certain forms of pantheism do NOT make a person “good”. It still narrows down to the basic moral guidelines outlined in the Ten Commandments.

These fools refuse to see the moral instincts God installed in every human being. They give themselves credit for their arrogant concept of right and wrong and pick and choose the morality that suits their belief system. For them, good can be evil and evil can be good. There is no divine standard that guides them.

With out God, their mortal souls will end abruptly and without glory. And God will cast them away like chaff in the wind.

91 posted on 02/12/2010 12:47:21 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP ( Give me Liberty, or give me an M-24A2!)
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To: Ben Mugged
I wonder what drives their need to convince others that there is no God?

Anybody who doesn't believe that there are aggressive, dogmatic, fundamentalist atheists can go to Democratic Underground to see people working hard to spread their gospel. I wonder how liberal Christians put up with the gratuitous insults.

92 posted on 02/12/2010 12:48:04 PM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: darkangel82
I only talk about my atheism if it is relevant to the discussion. Otherwise it’s a personal matter.

I have one atheist friend who is like that. He and I have been friends for years and he doesn't advertise it but will mention it if the subject warrants it. People like you two tend to be the exception rather than the rule in my experience.

I've met so many who are in my face about it - particularly when I visit family and friends in the DC area - LOL.

94 posted on 02/12/2010 1:01:08 PM PST by Allegra (It doesn't matter what this tagline says...the liberals are going to call it "racist.")
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To: RichInOC
Sacramento is arguably proof to the contrary.

You don't understand...Some of the religious types here on this thread have already suggested or are hoping an earthquake is over due and will punish everyone in Cal for these billboards...

Others has said or suggested everyone in California promotes drugs, is anti family, anti marriage, pro homosexual, and we are all basically devil worshipers...

All those conservatives and others that believe in God, that you know in Sacramento, are just figments of your imagination.

We need to live in a states that are pure and good....Like North Carolina or Pennsylvania.

95 posted on 02/12/2010 1:02:51 PM PST by dragnet2
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To: TonyRo76

We are truly in the end times. I firmly believe that. And our Father’s time line is much different than ours.


96 posted on 02/12/2010 1:04:07 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP ( Give me Liberty, or give me an M-24A2!)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
liberal Christians

Oxymoron.

I know liberals who claim the name of Christ, but at the same time deny the exclusivity of His sacrifice and gift of salvation. IE, they proclaim to be Christians and at the same time claim there are many ways to God, contrary to what Christ Himself declared repeatedly.

97 posted on 02/12/2010 1:06:18 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: TaraP
How do you define good? What they mean is that people can conform to a pattern of behavior that is acceptable to a particular culture. There is nothing objectively or intrinsically good. Being good is totally subjective and little more than good manners. Without God there is nothing objectively good. Without God, there is no evil or good. That is not saying that without belief in God there is no good or evil, but without God there is no objective good or evil.
98 posted on 02/12/2010 1:08:38 PM PST by Nosterrex
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To: ilovesarah2012

Archie Bunker said that God was just wating for the last wacko to arrivein California before causing an earthquake to cause California to break away from the rest of America.


99 posted on 02/12/2010 1:10:53 PM PST by Married with Children
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To: RikaStrom

I agree. It’s just like the homosexual movement. Not only acceptance but we must agree with them.


100 posted on 02/12/2010 1:15:32 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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