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Whiny Atheists Protest Charlie Brown Christmas Special

Dr_Zinj Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 9:52 AM
Atheists who want to ban Christmas presentations are showing themselves to be anti-Constitutionalists. Which by definition makes them enemies of the United States of America.
Dean197 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 11:39 AM
Atheists don't want to ban Christmas presentations. In this case, atheists don't want government schools taking kids to church (or mosque). In general, it's creches and the like on government property that they have an issue with. That only leaves your lawns, church lawns, any property you own, and any business that wants to do so to have overtly-religious Christmas presentations on. Why is that not enough?
Ken6226 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 11:49 AM
"Atheists don't want to ban Christmas presentations."

Then why are so many of them attempting to do just that?
Barbara1247 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 12:10 PM
I personally don't have a problems with religious displays (by any religious group) on public property so long as I don't have to pay for them via my tax dollars.
sknowles Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 12:45 PM
Because it is a limiting of our rights. For many years, church was held in government buildings, heck Jefferson went to worship services in the House, and even had a military band play the songs.
BK22 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 3:49 PM
In general, it's creches and the like on government property that they have an issue with.
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Why? What are you afraid of? Someone dragging you by the neck to observe it? Some things that are distasteful to some people are displayed everyday and as long as I am not being forced to look at it..I just walk on by.....alot of art would be banned based on your scenario.
BK22 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 3:51 PM
Because it is a limiting of our rights.
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It does no such thing. No one is forcing you to belong, observe or do anything. Having christian displays in public does't violate any of your rights to walk on by....no different than a piece of art that I find trashy or pornographic...just wlk on by.
sknowles Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 6:38 PM
They are trying. When we are told you cannot preach on public property, cannot hold a sign at a football game with a Bible reference on it, pray in school before eating, wear a cross or prayer beads, not be allowed to carry a Bible, but be allowed to have a Koran and even get a special room to pray to mecca in. Yes, my rights ARE being limited.
sknowles Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 7:18 PM
LOL, so true.

I agree that government funds should NOT be used. And as it is, in most cases I believe the costs and set up are done by those who want the display up.

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...