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Whiny Atheists Protest Charlie Brown Christmas Special

Donjindra Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 12:21 PM
Let's see Doug Giles complain about the whiny Christians who want to shut down Halloween. Personally I wouldn't have a problem letting my kids go to see Charlie Brown's Christmas -- at least not for the overt Christian message which is clearly there. I'd have a problem sending them to Agape Church which is not your friendly neighborhood church. There's no telling what they'll add to Charlie Brown. But even more than that, the play is lame. Don't compare it to Shakespeare.
mbowen300 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 5:00 PM
i am a Christian and have never missed a Halloween , i think its fun ,try again .
Donjindra Wrote: Dec 01, 2012 11:46 AM
Guess what, Christians disagree, just like atheists.
HuffingPaintPost Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 2:20 PM
The only people I heard about "shutting down Halloween" this year were unbelieving school officials.
sknowles Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 1:17 PM
Seriously, it is a play, that happens to be put on by a church, I am sure they did not preach. If it was not distorted (i.e. Linus preaches about Allah), I would have no problem with it being held in a mosque. Of course the content could be presented differently, but I would expect the play notice to point it out. 

You also might have to understand that since many schools have NO budget for things like plays now days, that in some cases this might be all your going to get. And typically, Christian/Catholic churches do things like make plays and invite schools to them (in some cases even busing them in if the school can't) because that is who we are.
Donjindra Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 2:30 PM
"I am sure they did not preach."

I'm not sure at all.
BK22 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 3:42 PM
What are YOU afraid of....kids imploding or what?
sknowles Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 6:23 PM
Again, I am going from my experiences. But the churches doing these kind of things know there are issues. The point is to minister by service. If the kids enjoy it, the parents hear about it and sometimes they come, though that is not the main goal, more of a plus. The kids having the positive experience is the main thing. Of course you could send them to a showing of Twilight, I hear the latest one had heads ripped off.
Donjindra Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 10:41 AM
"What are YOU afraid of....kids imploding or what? "

Huh?
Donjindra Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 10:44 AM
"Again, I am going from my experiences. But the churches doing these kind of things know there are issues."

And I know from experience that some Christians are not to be trusted -- especially the god-in-a-box churches like Agape.
sknowles Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 12:53 PM
You do not have Christians sueing to shut it down. We just call it a harvest celebration and leave it at that.
Donjindra Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 2:29 PM
"You do not have Christians sueing to shut it down."

Well, actually you do have them threatening to sue schools for having Halloween events, and many schools have stopped because of it.
BK22 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 3:41 PM
Sure they do.....get a life and grow up ..
sknowles Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 6:25 PM
Actually the only one I could find was one that was stopped by a Wiccan, yep, because she was annoyed by the witch stereotype.

The atheists I grew up with in Texas were a tad bit pluckier than today’s lardy hagfish atheists who file lawsuits every winter when they see a child wrapped in swaddling clothes.

Yep, the anti-theists I used to hang out with in the Lone Star state were rugged individualists who were so busy milking this existence that they didn’t have time to bleat like a stuck sheep because a plastic baby Jesus statue endangered their delicate beliefs.

My other non-believing buddies who weren’t the robust Hemingway types were usually heady stoners who were into physics, Pink Floyd and Frisbee and were...