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(Kansas.com)   "It's a sad, sad commentary on the attitudes of the day that a nearly 60-year-old Christmas tradition is now having to hunt for a home, something like our savior had to hunt for a place to be born because the world was not interested"   (kansas.com) divider line 23
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2012-11-19 07:29:19 AM
13 votes:
I want to put up a scene about the conception, but the city wouldn't let me.

They were all like, "Mary was a virgin, she wouldn't do double penetration on her first time." I still think God could have talked her into it.

Do get me started on my portrayal of Jesus crowning, the didn't want that scene either. The Jesus the stupid Catholics use looks like a three month old, not a newborn. You'd think they'd know what one looks like with the way the shiat them out.
2012-11-19 07:08:28 AM
5 votes:
i escalated that quickly . jpg
2012-11-19 07:43:56 AM
4 votes:
Everyone above this post is an asshole, everyone below this post is an idiot.

/barometer of outrage
2012-11-19 08:31:43 AM
3 votes:

Happy Hours: You militant atheists are assholes


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2012-11-19 08:20:56 AM
3 votes:

orbister: Happy Hours: Personally, I don't see religion as such a threat that I have to troll religious folks. I can comfortably ignore religion.

Perhaps religion isn't trying to stop you getting married?


I wish it would have...
2012-11-19 09:37:51 AM
2 votes:

xanadian: /while Jesus didn't say word one about it, but had a LOT to say about hypocrisy


"There are 6 admonishments in the Bible concerning homosexual activity and our enemies are always throwing them up to us usually in a vicious way and very much out of context. What they don't want us to remember is that there are 362 admonishments in the Bible concerning heterosexual activity. I don't mean to imply by this that God doesn't love straight people, only that they seem to require a great deal more supervision." (from "Butch Fatale" by Lynn Lavner)
2012-11-19 08:39:21 AM
2 votes:
Not flame bait - true fact:

www.atheistmemebase.com
2012-11-19 05:01:36 AM
2 votes:

Eat More Possum: You want a religious scene up? Put it up on your own land


I'm pretty sure religious speech is covered by the First Amendment. This point was that not only can the government not impose a religion on anyone, they also cannot stop you from practicing your religion.

You militant atheists are assholes
2012-11-19 04:13:03 AM
2 votes:
Here we go again. Hurr Durr "War on Christmas" derpy derp derpity doo! Normally, I like this time of year. But these douchebags who insist I celebrate the season their way are getting to be intolerable, for Christ's sake.
2012-11-19 03:33:12 PM
1 votes:
digitalpolyphony.webs.com
2012-11-19 11:12:54 AM
1 votes:

gja: 2. Our God is the only legitimate one you heathen


No christian would claim that? Isn't that the first farkin' commandment? Who's lying, you or your god?
2012-11-19 10:37:51 AM
1 votes:
Sort of off topic, maybe? I'm a photographer, and I find images all over the place. I shot this one in Austin, Texas in someone's yard. Now, I also sell my images. Just ended my first shows ever in Colorado. I've sold this image all over Texas, Ohio, and online without issue. My Sock Monkey Nativity Scene is usually a best seller, but offended at least 8 people at the Colorado shows. How do I know? Because they were very vocal about it.

One of the problems with Christians is they lost their sense of humor centuries ago.

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2012-11-19 10:10:56 AM
1 votes:

neongoats: But some of us tried that, realized that Christians Americans don't consider non Christians Americans as equally human, and certainly don't believe in extending them the same rights and protections enjoyed by Christians Americans. Christians Americans are a special, elevated class to them, and the rules and restrictions that bind others matter not to them.


Well, that's how it looks to the rest of the world. Can't have a state religion? Turn your state into a religion. Hooray for American Exceptionalism.
2012-11-19 08:58:59 AM
1 votes:

xanadian: DerAppie: xanadian: The question becomes: are these churches putting up their religious stuff on government property (i.e., city hall grounds)? Then it runs afoul of a government purporting to favor one religion (or non-religion) over another. Hence, why the atheists have put up their OWN displays.

If they did it to get equal time they should have picked another date. Putting Poseidon or FSM displays up right next to those of the Christians is just juvenile behaviour. Almost as if the best way to protest that they could come up with was similar to the kid with his finger hovering an inch from your forehead while claiming "I'm not touching you!" Just let them have their fun for a month or two and pick another period of similar length to put up your own display. But no one is interested in doing that because the drama would only be half of what can be generated in December.

I have to disagree with the last bit. I think atheists having their displays up during the Xmas season is perfectly fine, if it serves a purpose other than just trolling. Like the historical aspects of Christmas I mentioned in my previous posts: about how it's a pagan holiday co-opted by the Catholics of the day. And even then, I'm sure that's only part of the story.


Wait until atheists hear that the names of the days of the week are of religious origin. That would be a fun lawsuit.
2012-11-19 08:49:52 AM
1 votes:

jso2897: That which looks like a duck, waddles like a duck, and quacks like a duck rarely turns out to be a penguin.


But the fact is nothing looks like anything here. Doesn't seem anyone knows who did it, and I'd say more kids vandalize shiat just to vandalize it out of boredom than people vandalizing stuff due to intolerance.
To me then, the duck would just be random vandalizing.
But like I said, everyone has a different idea of who would be the likely culprit, so the finger is just going to get pointed at whoever they dislike most.

And to add to my last post, the Christian displays in public areas weren't an issue 60 years ago because it was largely a Christian nation, with some Jews, and very few other religions mixed in. Plus those groups were mostly segregated to different localities.
Now, Christians are still a majority but becoming a smaller group, and other beliefs are becoming a much larger percentage of the population, not to mention everyone (regarding religious belief anyway) is more evenly dispersed due to having less family ties and staying in one area. So displaying religious items in any public area is going to cause someone to get their feelings hurt.
2012-11-19 08:34:13 AM
1 votes:

Uncle Tractor: Happy Hours: You militant atheists are assholes

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Oh great. Now we get to see fifty pics of Stalin, Mao , and Hitler.
2012-11-19 08:21:08 AM
1 votes:
Poor oppressed Christians. Whatever will they do? If only those danged atheists hadn't had the nerve, the NERVE, to put up a display. It's clearly their fault for not shutting up and being quiet like the worthless little sinners they are.

/Everyone who believes in this "war against Christmas/Christianity" nonsense should be fired out of a canon into space. Or into a brick wall.
2012-11-19 08:19:44 AM
1 votes:
The atheists should go ahead and change the city's name to something a little more secular, too, no?

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Monica
2012-11-19 08:14:18 AM
1 votes:

doglover: No different than the anti-drugs and anti-drinking crowd. They just want other people to be miserable. Worthless, the lot of them.


The last time I looked, it wasn't the atheists who went round telling everybody that there are poor, miserable sinners destined to burn in hell for all eternity because someone ate an apple.
2012-11-19 08:07:59 AM
1 votes:
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2012-11-19 07:33:13 AM
1 votes:
Kansas City newspaper whining about California town. Mind your own business, red state asswits.
2012-11-19 07:27:36 AM
1 votes:

doglover: They just want other people to be miserable.


No, that would definitely be the religious folks. Religion is pretty much a system for inducing misery while making your victims feel like they deserve it and should be enjoying it. But that has nothing to do with this thread.
2012-11-19 07:06:09 AM
1 votes:

Happy Hours: You militant atheists are assholes


And he is not one of them, asshole. Plus- f you , n00b .
 
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