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Atheists Wash Florida Road Christians Anointed With Oil
ABCNews ^ | March 17, 2012 | Olivia Katrandjian

Posted on 03/17/2012 8:03:38 PM PDT by Steelfish

By Olivia Katrandjian Mar 17, 2012 Atheists Wash Florida Road Christians Anointed With Oil

County Road 98 in Polk County, Fla., was scrubbed today by a group of atheists who are protesting the “Polk Under Prayer” campaign, supporters of which poured olive oil on the road last year in an anointment ceremony.

“Mainly we want this to be a safe haven for folks who want to raise their families,” explained Polk Under Prayer organizer, Dr. Richard Geringswald, according to ABC News affiliate WFTS-TV in Tampa. “Asking God’s protection from ne’er do wells and evil doers.”

Ellen Beth Wachs, the president of Humanists of Florida Association and Atheists of Florida, said that she feels unwelcome as an atheist in the county.

“This anointment ritual was to call out the angels to check each car that entered the county, to make sure they were Christian, and if they weren’t Christian, they would either follow Christian beliefs or get put in jail,” Wachs told ABC News.

Wachs said the eight members of the Humanists of Florida Association who brought buckets of water to the roadway today did so in jest. “They understand that a year later, there’s no oil left on the roadway. It’s just a symbolic gesture to show that we can poke a little bit of fun at the Polk Under Prayer gesture. We’re not going to tolerate their bigotry,” Wachs said.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: atheistsofflorida; ellenbethwachs; florida; humanistsofflorida
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To: rbmillerjr

Stay out of this.


101 posted on 03/19/2012 10:14:09 AM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin. You are the best cat in the world. You're my Sweet Pea.)
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To: rbmillerjr

I’m not mocking cristians,but there are “rituals” that do nothing and pouring oil on the road is one of them. There are cristians who would say the same thing.

This “ritual” is also a ploy to bring non-cristians to cristianity. The minister pretty much said so himself,except in different words.

When cristians practice cristianity that is fine. But they step over the line when they try to convert others,be they Jewish,Hindu,Buddist,etc through “rituals”,street preachers who get in people’s faces or other individuals who have this arrogant belief that their way is the only way and that others are doomed to hell.

The “You are going to hell without jsus” is what turns me off to cristianity and why I have a hostile attitude to those who preach such garbage.


102 posted on 03/19/2012 10:21:57 AM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin. You are the best cat in the world. You're my Sweet Pea.)
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To: editor-surveyor

The last time I checked,this was not a caucus limited to certain individuals and if you ceased with the instigation I would not have responded the way I did.

You like to instigate. No question about it.

Do you tell other Jews you know more Torah than they do?

I’d like to be there to see it when they set you straight.


103 posted on 03/19/2012 10:26:13 AM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin. You are the best cat in the world. You're my Sweet Pea.)
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To: editor-surveyor

The last time I checked,this was not a caucus limited to certain individuals and if you ceased with the instigation I would not have responded the way I did.

You like to instigate. No question about it.

Do you tell other Jews you know more Torah than they do?

I’d like to be there to see it when they set you straight.


104 posted on 03/19/2012 10:26:29 AM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin. You are the best cat in the world. You're my Sweet Pea.)
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To: Steelfish

Any Atheist who does something to protest something a faithful person does, or is offended by it isn’t a true Atheist, but just a rabble rouser.

After all if one is atheist, one does not believe in God, so anything anyone does in his name is just a silly ceremony that has no meaning or merrit to you, since you don’t believe in it. If you feel you have to protest, or undo what a faithful person has done, you are intrinsically accepting what they did had meaning.. but if how can it have any meaning if what it was done for is something you claim does not exist?

So, in short, if an Atheist is offended by secular behaviors or actions, the Atheist isn’t a true Atheist, they are just a religion hater, and that’s not what Ahteism is.


105 posted on 03/19/2012 10:27:06 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: editor-surveyor

Oh,really? Tell that to the rabbis and others who learn and know what the Torah says.

I haven’t been blinded by G-d. My eyes are wide open because I have learned the truth.

It is you who has been blinded. Three-in-one equals one? Really? On what planet? Virgins giving birth? Not possible,the last time I checked. G-d dying on a cross? Can’t happen. jsus being the son of G-d AND G-d at the same time? How does that work?

Good bye. I have nothing more to say to you. Have a nice life.


106 posted on 03/19/2012 10:34:42 AM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin. You are the best cat in the world. You're my Sweet Pea.)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

So, let me get this straight, you feel folks who actively work to convert are crossing some imaginary line?

Weird, but okay, you can working on getting the world go bend to your will, but I won’t be holding my breath.

I am not a fan of the in your face acts of some folks, but hardly am I offended by the fact they believe their way is the only way to Heaven.. hell that’s what every monotheist religion is based on. Religion X’s beliefs are right, and only those who believe it get their eternal reward, that’s fundamental tenant of any montheist religion.. so not exactly sure how one can be offended by what someone else believes. Someone believes you must wash in swamp water every 3rd sunday of the year to get to heaven, that’s their belief and they are fine with it, doesn’t offend me.

I really don’t get this angry, defensive arrogant attitude.. Yes, I’ve been annoyed by agressive preachers who I don’t agree with, but by and large I don’t brand everyone of relgious faith whos is proselitizing as somehow stepping over some line. They are free to share their beliefs with others willing to listen.. doesn’t bother me in the least.


107 posted on 03/19/2012 10:38:40 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: Steelfish

Sounds like both sides have too much time on their hands. These people need a hobby.


108 posted on 03/19/2012 10:52:14 AM PDT by GunRunner (***Not associated with any criminal actions by the ATF***)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

Your eyes are tight shut.

Isaiah stated that a virgin would give birth to messiah.


109 posted on 03/19/2012 11:00:04 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN
Seems strange. The word christ is just and anglicized version of the Greek work for messiah.

Are you "allowed" to write it in pig Latin?

110 posted on 03/19/2012 11:19:17 AM PDT by GunRunner (***Not associated with any criminal actions by the ATF***)
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To: Celtic Cross

Meanwhile, these are the same kind of atheists that wouldn’t want you associating them with communism, and they’re imitating communists by attempting to impose atheism in spite of your First Amendment rights.


111 posted on 03/19/2012 4:39:34 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: editor-surveyor

“Isaiah stated that a virgin would give birth to messiah.”

Yep. Right in the Old Testament Scriptures that he is supposedly expert at interpreting.


112 posted on 03/19/2012 5:00:48 PM PDT by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: editor-surveyor

“Isaiah stated that a virgin would give birth to messiah.”

Yep. Right in the Old Testament Scriptures that he is supposedly expert at interpreting.


113 posted on 03/19/2012 5:01:11 PM PDT by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: editor-surveyor

Nope. At least Judaism doesn’t require you to check your brain at the door and believe such absurdities as the trinity and the virgin birth.

Since when is three-in-one still one? Tell me how such sheer silliness is possible.

Explain to me how jsus is the son of G-d and G-d at the same time. Again,more foolishness!

A man is fully man and fully G-d? How does that work?

Silly,silly,silly. I’m glad I left it behind.


114 posted on 03/21/2012 3:36:32 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin. You are the best cat in the world. You're my Sweet Pea.)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

Can’t explain anything to a fool that is blinded by God to Torah.


115 posted on 03/21/2012 5:44:38 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: editor-surveyor

And I can’t explain anything to a fool who believes that three-in-one still equals one.

If you want to start up with the name-calling I am game.


116 posted on 03/23/2012 1:52:59 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin. You are the best cat in the world. You're my Sweet Pea.)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

You do smell gamey...


117 posted on 03/23/2012 1:55:38 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: rbmillerjr

“He” is a “she” and Isaiah 7:14 speaks of a young woman giving birth,NOT A VIRGIN!!!!

You know nothing about the Hebrew Scriptures,other than the perverted cristian version your minister/preist/reverend has taught you.

Correct translation from the Tanakh,NOT the KJV

Isaiah 7:14 Assuredly,my L-rd will give you a sign of His own accord! Look,the YOUNG WOMAN is with child and about to give birth to a son.Let her name him Immanuel.

Also,since when are “Immanuel” and “Jesus” the same name?

Read it and learn it.

I can give you all the proof in the world but your foolish,”Three-in-one still equals one” brain won’t absorb it.


118 posted on 03/23/2012 2:04:07 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin. You are the best cat in the world. You're my Sweet Pea.)
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To: editor-surveyor

Go away,jerk.


119 posted on 03/23/2012 2:05:20 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin. You are the best cat in the world. You're my Sweet Pea.)
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To: editor-surveyor

Why would G-d blind His people to Torah?

More cristian b***s***!


120 posted on 03/23/2012 2:07:20 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin. You are the best cat in the world. You're my Sweet Pea.)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

You can read all about it in Romans, ch 10 and 11.


121 posted on 03/23/2012 2:10:37 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: editor-surveyor

Go worship your phoney,pagan man-god and leave the Torah to the Jews.

No go away and stay away.


122 posted on 03/23/2012 2:10:52 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin. You are the best cat in the world. You're my Sweet Pea.)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

As I said, blinded by YHVH to Torah.

A confusion of random characters dancing on the page is all you see.


123 posted on 03/23/2012 2:19:15 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: editor-surveyor

As I said, a fool who believes that three-in-one still equals one.

Now piss off and worship your false god jsus.


124 posted on 03/23/2012 2:57:20 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin. You are the best cat in the world. You're my Sweet Pea.)
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To: editor-surveyor

I haven’t made it to Romans yet.

the only reason I’m even reading the cristian bible is to prove that it is NOT the word of G-d.

It is full of one error after another and one contradiction after another.

I can provide proof but you won’t believe it.


125 posted on 03/23/2012 2:59:50 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin. You are the best cat in the world. You're my Sweet Pea.)
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