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(Time)   Atheists are now creating their own anti-Nativity scenes   (ideas.time.com) divider line 478
    More: Interesting, nativity, Freedom From Religion Foundation, Yale Law School, Santa Monica  
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2012-12-02 12:30:40 AM
What's Anti-Nativity mean? Three dumb women travel to see a dying old man and steal sh*t from him?
 
2012-12-02 12:35:04 AM
No, they aren't. Well, maybe someone somewhere is, but not in TFA.
 
2012-12-02 12:37:47 AM
Let's keep Christmas in the malls where it belongs
 
2012-12-02 12:41:29 AM
Tolerance is a fine thing.

Taken in moderation.
 
2012-12-02 12:42:33 AM
Why would they want an anti-religious display?

Just let the nativity scenes be set up on private property rather than public property. It is a a bit silly, having a religious display on public land is not prohibited, nor is a secular display. But why keep lawyers in business when you can just move them to a church or some other private property.

Why fight with people who insist on shiatting on nice things?
 
2012-12-02 12:45:42 AM
What is this? We have nothing against seamen.

.
 
2012-12-02 12:45:50 AM
Put up all the nativity scenes you want on church or private property. It's easy.

Most people wanting to put them up on government property are probably the same who believe government is bad. Get off the government teat and put them up on your own or your church's property.
 
2012-12-02 12:46:09 AM
Pork....

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2012-12-02 12:47:59 AM

Errk: Pork....

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Of all the nativity scenes I've ever seen, that one's the wurst
 
2012-12-02 12:53:36 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: that one's the wurst


Ugh.
 
2012-12-02 12:54:02 AM

Errk: Pork....

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Why is there what appears to be a sedan on the right hand side of the nativity scene?
 
2012-12-02 12:56:18 AM

jaylectricity: MaudlinMutantMollusk: that one's the wurst

Ugh.


Really.... I never sausage a thing
 
2012-12-02 12:56:27 AM

BSABSVR: Errk: Pork....

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Why is there what appears to be a sedan on the right hand side of the nativity scene?


That is not a sedan, that is an LP gas tank.
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2012-12-02 01:06:03 AM

jaylectricity: MaudlinMutantMollusk: that one's the wurst

Ugh.


When it comes to bad puns in Fark threads, the myrrh the merrier.
 
2012-12-02 01:12:21 AM

jbc: jaylectricity: MaudlinMutantMollusk: that one's the wurst

Ugh.

When it comes to bad puns in Fark threads, the myrrh the merrier.


That makes no frankincense.
 
2012-12-02 01:13:40 AM
An anti-Nativity scene would be a lean-to where animals bleat, shiat, smell, and eat hay from the manger.

// Where can I get some "barn smell" scent spray?
 
2012-12-02 01:14:21 AM

This About That: An anti-Nativity scene would be a lean-to where animals bleat, shiat, smell, and eat hay from the manger.

// Where can I get some "barn smell" scent spray?


Any politics thread
 
2012-12-02 01:15:42 AM
I think these assholes are the reason i finally deicded on Apatheism. They remind me of christian wingnuts. They only feel free if they are trying to tell other hows to be free.
 
2012-12-02 01:20:36 AM

Revek: these assholes ... remind me of christian wingnuts


Bingo.
 
2012-12-02 01:25:32 AM

This About That: Revek: these assholes ... remind me of christian wingnuts

Bingo.


You have a gift for brevity that I envy.
 
2012-12-02 01:27:02 AM
Just put Nativity scenes on church lawns and the issue goes away. why do they need to be anywhere else?
 
2012-12-02 01:35:49 AM
The Supreme Court has ruled that when the government opens up public property to private citizens - when it creates a public forum for speech - it cannot discriminate in favor of some viewpoints and against others.  

So, STFU about your oppression and the WAR ON CHRISTMAS™ and pack up your nativity scenes and take them somewhere private. I bet your church would let you set up a creche on their property. Why, I bet any number of individuals and businesses would gladly let you set up your displays on their property.

STOP SETTING THIS SHIAT UP ON PUBLIC PROPERTY
 
2012-12-02 01:38:45 AM

This About That: Revek: these assholes ... remind me of christian wingnuts

Bingo.


Yeah, those damn atheists always putting up displays on Darwin's birthday, even though the courts tell them EVERY. farkING. YEAR. to knock it off.

And then they use it as an excuse to whine about the WAR on science and reason!
 
2012-12-02 01:39:36 AM
The Puritans outlawed nativity scenes, so I guess these atheists are carrying on with a long Christian tradition. There's a tradition in Catalonia to include a caganer, or a little figure in mid bowel motion.
 
2012-12-02 01:41:03 AM

Lionel Mandrake: This About That: Revek: these assholes ... remind me of christian wingnuts

Bingo.

Yeah, those damn atheists always putting up displays on Darwin's birthday, even though the courts tell them EVERY. farkING. YEAR. to knock it off.

And then they use it as an excuse to whine about the WAR on science and reason!


Lets get this guy some clown shoes.
 
2012-12-02 01:42:46 AM

Revek: Lionel Mandrake: This About That: Revek: these assholes ... remind me of christian wingnuts

Bingo.

Yeah, those damn atheists always putting up displays on Darwin's birthday, even though the courts tell them EVERY. farkING. YEAR. to knock it off.

And then they use it as an excuse to whine about the WAR on science and reason!

Lets get this guy some clown shoes.


Do you have a point to make, or should I just ignore you?
 
2012-12-02 01:51:31 AM

Lionel Mandrake: Revek: Lionel Mandrake: This About That: Revek: these assholes ... remind me of christian wingnuts

Bingo.

Yeah, those damn atheists always putting up displays on Darwin's birthday, even though the courts tell them EVERY. farkING. YEAR. to knock it off.

And then they use it as an excuse to whine about the WAR on science and reason!

Lets get this guy some clown shoes.

Do you have a point to make, or should I just ignore you?


His point is that he sells novelty oversized shoes for people who are self-conscious about the size of their feet and is using Fark for a viral marketing scheme.
 
2012-12-02 01:54:27 AM

Lionel Mandrake: Revek: Lionel Mandrake: This About That: Revek: these assholes ... remind me of christian wingnuts

Bingo.

Yeah, those damn atheists always putting up displays on Darwin's birthday, even though the courts tell them EVERY. farkING. YEAR. to knock it off.

And then they use it as an excuse to whine about the WAR on science and reason!

Lets get this guy some clown shoes.

Do you have a point to make, or should I just ignore you?


That you come in talking about how atheist don't do this or don't' do that but the truth is that they just do different asshole things. But by all means ignore me. I just simply don't care how wrong you are about the tendency of atheist to be just as uncompromising in their quest to be... Well assholes
 
2012-12-02 01:55:20 AM

LucklessWonder: Lionel Mandrake: Revek: Lionel Mandrake: This About That: Revek: these assholes ... remind me of christian wingnuts

Bingo.

Yeah, those damn atheists always putting up displays on Darwin's birthday, even though the courts tell them EVERY. farkING. YEAR. to knock it off.

And then they use it as an excuse to whine about the WAR on science and reason!

Lets get this guy some clown shoes.

Do you have a point to make, or should I just ignore you?

His point is that he sells novelty oversized shoes for people who are self-conscious about the size of their feet and is using Fark for a viral marketing scheme.


I have to say I really like your answer better.
 
2012-12-02 02:05:31 AM

Relatively Obscure: No, they aren't. Well, maybe someone somewhere is, but not in TFA.


From TFA: Three years ago, Vix asked the city government to let him put up an antireligious display in the park alongside the Nativity scenes.

That's what subby meant by anti-Nativity scene.

/not subby
 
2012-12-02 02:14:41 AM

Revek: That you come in talking about how atheist don't do this or don't' do that but the truth is that they just do different asshole things.


For example?

Revek: I just simply don't care how wrong you are about the tendency of atheist to be just as uncompromising in their quest to be... Well assholes


When are atheists uncompromising?

When they demand that the Constitution be applied equally to all groups? When they fight to keep "Intelligent Design" out of science textbooks? When, like one guy sues over "In God We Trust" on the money? OK, that guy's an ass, but I happen to agree it doesn't belong there. Nevertheless, that is like ONE guy. Unless he's your neighbor or a relative, you can easily ignore the whole thing.

What exactly do atheists do but talk on a TV that you can turn off, and write books you don't have to buy, and chat in threads that you don't have to read?
 
2012-12-02 02:18:24 AM

Revek: but the truth is that they just do different asshole things.


different asshole things....like expecting the same privilege granted to religious institutions? cause that's all that happened here.
 
2012-12-02 02:22:21 AM
Well now that the puns are over and the arguing has started.. I don't understand why an atheist would put up anything, other than to be a troll. Now I get your point, these churchy things should be on private land, I agree, but even if they all were, you would still put up whatever non-decoration it is you put up. You would put it up religiously, in fact. That's your right, to troll the hell out of people, and I'm fine with it, but I don't get it, with your analytical reasoning and facts and all, there are biological and evolutionary mysteries to solve and fretting about silly religious displays should be beneath you. It doesn't suit you.

Happy Holidays.
 
2012-12-02 02:25:27 AM
it sounds like the Atheist have found a new area to explore.

and this is Buggs Bunny reporting from London.
 
2012-12-02 02:26:18 AM
You're welcome.
 
2012-12-02 02:26:25 AM
This seems like entirely too much work to embarass people who don't deserve that kind of effort.
 
2012-12-02 02:27:00 AM
Whoops. Link didn't take.

Zombie Nativity Scene
 
2012-12-02 02:30:16 AM
I've always felt a little admiration for the Moslems' proscription on graven images. How soon archetypes become icons.
 
2012-12-02 02:30:21 AM
Now, get "In God We Trust" off your fecking money, and you'll be able to take a few more steps away from ignorance.
 
2012-12-02 02:31:46 AM

Lionel Mandrake: Revek: That you come in talking about how atheist don't do this or don't' do that but the truth is that they just do different asshole things.

For example?

Revek: I just simply don't care how wrong you are about the tendency of atheist to be just as uncompromising in their quest to be... Well assholes

When are atheists uncompromising?

When they demand that the Constitution be applied equally to all groups? When they fight to keep "Intelligent Design" out of science textbooks? When, like one guy sues over "In God We Trust" on the money? OK, that guy's an ass, but I happen to agree it doesn't belong there. Nevertheless, that is like ONE guy. Unless he's your neighbor or a relative, you can easily ignore the whole thing.

What exactly do atheists do but talk on a TV that you can turn off, and write books you don't have to buy, and chat in threads that you don't have to read?


That you seek to tell us all how this unknown thing is this way rather than that way. In this respect you are identical to the theist. And how is it that the guy who wants in god we trust off the money is any different from the guy who want the nativity scene off the public land. To me, Both assholes. These things don't force you to go to church. They don't force you to believe. If it offends the eye then do not look upon it, My eyes see it all with equal doubt and I am not offended.
 
2012-12-02 02:32:12 AM

Valiente: Now, get "In God We Trust" off your fecking money, and you'll be able to take a few more steps away from ignorance.


yes. such a major issue...
 
2012-12-02 02:33:10 AM
What happened to live and let live? All sorts of things go up on public land and I don't give a shiat. If I don't like the look of it, I don't look at it. Please don't fark up Christmas celebrations to a point to where no one gets the day off, guys.

/atheist
//If you take my Christmas day, I will CUT YOU!
 
2012-12-02 02:33:37 AM

Errk: Pork....

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As an agnostic, I simply do not know whether I should respond with:

Jesus your nativity scene looks delicious.

or

Jesus, your nativity scene looks delicious.
 
2012-12-02 02:34:57 AM
This is like a long running Elephants turd.
 
2012-12-02 02:36:37 AM

othmar: This is like a long running Elephants turd.


You sir have vision.
 
2012-12-02 02:36:55 AM
I have no problem with tasteful and respectful holiday displays from any religion or group.
 
2012-12-02 02:37:35 AM

log_jammin: Just put Nativity scenes on church lawns and the issue goes away. why do they need to be anywhere else?


Thisitty this.

Although I do have to laugh (to myself) when I see Xmas trees alongside the traditional nativity scenes. I mean, do you people even realize....and then I say, no, no you do not.
 
2012-12-02 02:37:42 AM
Not discriminating against a group's rights to free speech, can /also/ be done in various other times of the year, right? In that way, as long as you keep the agenda open to anybody wanting to participate, you can have your nativity scene around christmas, and some Nietsche quote during, I don't know, october or something.
 
2012-12-02 02:38:52 AM
We can put the Christ back in Christmas but first things first. Let's somehow attempt to insert the Christ into Christian.
 
2012-12-02 02:41:33 AM

Revek: That you seek to tell us all how this unknown thing is this way rather than that way. In this respect you are identical to the theist. And how is it that the guy who wants in god we trust off the money is any different from the guy who want the nativity scene off the public land. To me, Both assholes. These things don't force you to go to church. They don't force you to believe. If it offends the eye then do not look upon it, My eyes see it all with equal doubt and I am not offended.


Boy, you like to generalize don't you?

Atheists are not trying to put non-science into science classes. They are not trying to put up monuments to E=mc2 or the laws of thermodynamics. Atheists do not knock on your door.

Everything an atheist does is easily not read, not watched, not listened to or walked away from.
 
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