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Whiny Atheists Protest Charlie Brown Christmas Special

MatthewlovesAyn Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 12:04 PM
Robert: Besides your statement making no sense, we don't live in a democracy, we live in a republic. That means the mob doesn't get to infringe on the rights of the minority. For instance, your not allowed to take my guns away by a vote of the people. In the same example, your not allowed to take my money away and give it to Muslims or Christians or Buddhists just because your mob is bigger than my mob. Us atheists don't want to take away the rights of any religious people. To do so is to take away our rights also. We just don't want to pay for your rituals, and we wouldn't LET you pay for ours.
Barbara1247 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 1:03 PM
I think that Matthew and I are more representative of typical atheists. We don't care what you do as long as you don't use our money to do it. The vast majority of atheists are not out there protesting about religious events or displays - we have better things to do with our time.
MatthewlovesAyn Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 12:51 PM
MG: I truly think I am the typical atheist. The exception to the rule is the one who files the law suit. Statistically, we number between 30 and 45 million people in the US. A lawsuit here and a lawsuit there, and we are all painted with the same broad strokes. If we all (atheists) filed a suit at every perceived slight by the religious community, the courts would be choked forever.
PS. My high school senior atheist son sings xmas songs in the school choir.
MG formerly minnesotagrandma Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 12:40 PM
You are NOT the typical athiest in my experience. The typical athiest is the one saying NONE of the kids should get to go see Charlie Brown because HE doesn't believe in God.

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...