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(Fox News)   The latest atheist outrage? People watching "Merry Christmas Charlie Brown"   (radio.foxnews.com) divider line 1010
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2012-12-05 11:16:28 AM  

ghare: R.A.Danny: I hope and pray that your hearts are turned back to the Lord. It isn't too late.

Which Lord would that be? There are thousands to choose from. Maybe the states should set up some sort of Lord Exchange, where people should see the costs and benefits?


I've got 8 Lords a Leaping.
 
2012-12-05 11:16:34 AM  

Coco LaFemme: Trivia Jockey: Coco LaFemme: ......and this is why people hate atheists.

Oh please.

You don't think this is the kind of stuff that makes other people believe all atheists are like this?


In all fairness, I suppose most atheists do have an issue with a public school carving out class time to go to a church to watch a religious-themed presentation.

So if atheists are hated for this so be it....that is, unless the same haters would be fine with the class going to see "A Roger Rabbit Ramadan" at the Aliq Aman Mosque too.
 
2012-12-05 11:16:56 AM  

Babwa Wawa: I guess very few people chose to read the article completely. The church cancelled the event voluntarily, then decided to call the media to talk about how they're being oppressed.

The school board and principal were all for going forward with the field trip.

HELP! HELP! I'M BEING OPPRESSED!


They interviewed representatives from the church, the school district and the Arkansas Society of Freethinkers. Where exactly does it say that it was the church that initially called the media?
 
2012-12-05 11:17:03 AM  

Gunny Highway: [25.media.tumblr.com image 500x675]

A Christmas story we can all enjoy


As long as they don't make it into a movie. Hellboy 2 sucked.
 
2012-12-05 11:17:09 AM  
Maybe if they watched this the atheists would be happy

s.ecrater.com

It's the equivalent of getting coal in your stocking, which is what these douchebags deserve
 
2012-12-05 11:17:19 AM  

BronyMedic: dopekitty74: Gah! So farking tired of militant atheists giving us regular non-interfering in other people's fun atheists a bad name.

[madmikesamerica.com image 475x336]

Just look at that Atheist drinking his coffee. It's so EVIL.


Ask the Tibetans how much they enjoy actual militant atheism.
 
2012-12-05 11:17:23 AM  

FloydA: No. That's kind of my point. It would be a ridiculous thing to do.


I meant the reading part - does anyone read that sh*t in public?

/it'd be okay if the kids went to watch some re-enactments of Futurama's Xmas episodes, though, right?
//what if it took place in a church simply because they had available space on that night?
 
2012-12-05 11:17:36 AM  

had98c: My gf is a high school teacher and she spent a day a few months ago teaching about the hajj. No mosque visit but I was actually surprised she didn't get any kind of backlash from either the students or parents.


Where was this? I suspect geography played a role in the lack of backlash.
 
2012-12-05 11:17:41 AM  
This concerned parent may very well want to pull their child from school altogether. This play holds nothing on the amount of nonsense spewed by other children that are religious. My parents were raised in very religious homes but they never did any of that with me. How did I learn about Heaven, Hell, God, Jesus, etc etc? Other kids in school. I learned that if I believed in God then when I died I would go to Heaven and that anything I wanted to do I could do or anyone I wanted to talk to I could talk to. I went to bible camp, I went to church with some friends when I stayed at their houses but guess what if anything it just gave me a greater understanding of various religious practices and prominent religious figures. I wouldn't say that any of the material I was exposed to would have harmed me in anyway, most of it was rather inspirational stories about doing good for humanity.

/Still a non-believer
 
2012-12-05 11:17:41 AM  
Meh, my agnostic outrage is that the networks have edited out portions of the show in order to fit in more adverts to appease the false god of holiday overconsumerism.. So what they show today isn't the same as what I grew up with.

I should go see if the original unedited version is out on the torrents.
 
2012-12-05 11:17:46 AM  
Sounds like derp on all sides. The War on Christmas, and Fox's War on the War on Christmas. As long as all eyes are open and minds as well that this is a time of celebration of many cultures - pagans, Christians, Jews, etc, and all cultures are given equal weight in telling their stories, I am fine with it. I think the Atheist militance against traditions is annoying and makes me embarrassed to be an atheist. And Fox News's attempt at emphasizing their butt hurt over this is also embarrassing. Both sides need to chill out.

/watched that Dave Silverman/Bill O'reilly argument the other day
//nearly punched the tv at the stupidity of both people
///was really angry that Dave Silverman didn't just get up and walk out when O'reilly decided to make sh*t up to keep himself in the argument
///was even angrier when Silverman said he "had" to take the day off work on Christmas
 
2012-12-05 11:17:57 AM  

BronyMedic: I think I'm more outraged that anyone would believe Fox News on, well..anything.

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And now, it's time for a Christmas Classic - A Charilie Brown Kwanzaa, the Director's Cut.


HARAMBEE!
 
2012-12-05 11:17:57 AM  

had98c: busy chillin': doyner:
Substitute "church" with "mosque" and regardless of the content of the performance the outrage would have been from Fox's base.

nailed it.

A teacher should troll the f*ck out of America and take a class to a mosque for whatever type of program of mosque would put on.

My gf is a high school teacher and she spent a day a few months ago teaching about the hajj. No mosque visit but I was actually surprised she didn't get any kind of backlash from either the students or parents. Actually gave me some hope for humanity.


chexydecimal.com
Was this him?
 
2012-12-05 11:18:26 AM  
When they cried about saying Merry Christmas, I said nothing.

When they cried about taking God off of money, I said nothing.

Try and stop my Charlie Brown, mother-suger and see how long you keep your teeth.
 
2012-12-05 11:18:33 AM  
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2012-12-05 11:18:37 AM  
Atheist outrage again?!?
If only they could be reasonable about things they disagree with, as the devoutly religous are.
 
2012-12-05 11:18:37 AM  

Via Infinito: [draftsauronpac.files.wordpress.com image 850x548]

/oblig


Nice. But a little too sensible and logical, a little too devoid of religious herp and derp for Fark. Don't take the righteous indignation away from the religious types, ultimately it's all they really have.
 
2012-12-05 11:18:58 AM  

doyner: Coco LaFemme: Trivia Jockey: Coco LaFemme: ......and this is why people hate atheists.

Oh please.

You don't think this is the kind of stuff that makes other people believe all atheists are like this?

In all fairness, I suppose most atheists do have an issue with a public school carving out class time to go to a church to watch a religious-themed presentation.

So if atheists are hated for this so be it....that is, unless the same haters would be fine with the class going to see "A Roger Rabbit Ramadan" at the Aliq Aman Mosque too.


I must not be "most atheists" then, because if my kid was in this class, I wouldn't care. I guess I save my real ire and righteous indignation for things that are truly offensive.
 
2012-12-05 11:18:58 AM  

doyner: "A Roger Rabbit Ramadan" at the Aliq Aman Mosque too.


If this existed, it sounds entertaining.

/why don't other religions put on entertaining shows?
 
2012-12-05 11:18:59 AM  

BronyMedic: dopekitty74: Gah! So farking tired of militant atheists giving us regular non-interfering in other people's fun atheists a bad name.

[madmikesamerica.com image 475x336]

Just look at that Atheist drinking his coffee. It's so EVIL.



Coffee? That's a beer.
 
2012-12-05 11:19:01 AM  

Pertifly: xanadian: Someone forgot to tell these "freethinkers" that they do not have a Constitutional right to not be offended.

I'm an atheist and love the Charlie Brown holiday specials. I actually came in here to poo-poo the article, because Atheist outrage goes overboard sometimes (sometimes, a lot of the time).

But having a public school shuttle kids to a church to watch it... that's different than just watching it in the privacy of your own home. And it's illegal.


Valid, and I said so earlier, after I processed the whole article with my brain cell. Doesn't help that the very first paragraph says the group protested the PLAY and didn't mention that they were protesting the CHURCH for hosting the play. TFA initially said they just had a problem with the play.

Once again, though, this is FAUX NEWS, and they spin it to win it.
 
2012-12-05 11:19:41 AM  

R.A.Danny: I hope and pray that your hearts are turned back to the Lord. It isn't too late.


What do you mean, "back?"
 
2012-12-05 11:19:44 AM  

This text is now purple: Ask the Tibetans how much they enjoy actual militant atheism.


No thank you. I'd rather laugh at you for thinking State-as-Religion is the same as Atheism/Secular Humanism.

/we need a Godwin's law equivalent for people who say stupid things like this.
 
2012-12-05 11:20:39 AM  
Yes, as an atheist I really give a flying fark what you people watch.
 
2012-12-05 11:20:52 AM  
So it is okay to celebrate the materialism aspects of Christmas, but should one even MENTION the religious roots of a holiday it becomes absolutely, positively a state-sponsored endorsement of that religion?

Can public-school students be permitted to see any dramatic performance with a mention of religion in it?

busy chillin': doyner:
Substitute "church" with "mosque" and regardless of the content of the performance the outrage would have been from Fox's base.

nailed it.

A teacher should troll the f*ck out of America and take a class to a mosque for whatever type of program of mosque would put on.


I dunno; this seems more like a begging the question; it seems like it could be true (Fox News has a traditional slant against Muslims in general) and so we all assume it to be that they'd be outraged that any American child be subjected to learning about Eid al-Fitr or Ramadan.
 
2012-12-05 11:20:53 AM  

The_Sponge: Coffee? That's a beer.


That's even more evil.

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-12-05 11:21:06 AM  

xanadian: Gunny Highway: [25.media.tumblr.com image 500x675]

A Christmas story we can all enjoy

As long as they don't make it into a movie. Hellboy 2 sucked.


I am an unapologetic Mignola fan so I blindly enjoyed both movies.
 
2012-12-05 11:21:10 AM  

Coco LaFemme: "Oh no, my children were exposed to a point of view that differs from my own, whatever shall I do?"


thread should have ended here.

/seriously, thread over
//we can all go home
 
2012-12-05 11:21:10 AM  

the_chief: More like gaythiest.


So, not are you prejudiced against atheist, but homophobic also. You must be a good Christian.
 
2012-12-05 11:21:13 AM  
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2012-12-05 11:21:13 AM  

The_Sponge: BronyMedic: dopekitty74: Gah! So farking tired of militant atheists giving us regular non-interfering in other people's fun atheists a bad name.

[madmikesamerica.com image 475x336]

Just look at that Atheist drinking his coffee. It's so EVIL.


Coffee? That's a beer.


It's the devil's water, meant to turn otherwise God-fearing people into agnostic or atheist abominations.

And God, how I love beer!!!
 
2012-12-05 11:21:15 AM  

Trivia Jockey: had98c: My gf is a high school teacher and she spent a day a few months ago teaching about the hajj. No mosque visit but I was actually surprised she didn't get any kind of backlash from either the students or parents.

Where was this? I suspect geography played a role in the lack of backlash.


New Mexico.
 
2012-12-05 11:21:17 AM  

kerryclendenon: /watched that Dave Silverman/Bill O'reilly argument the other day
//nearly punched the tv at the stupidity of both people


That's why I no longer watch Fox News. I have no need to expose myself to constant stupidity.

/then again, I come here
//at least there are pockets of less-dumb here
 
2012-12-05 11:21:17 AM  

Coco LaFemme: ......and this is why people hate atheists.


and this is why atheists hate religion - most adherents to any particular religion seem to be blissfully unaware that another view point exists and if they ARE aware the adherents are dismissive of that view point.

Think about the quandary of a muslim family might be in here - allow the kid to go and violate their religious feelings etc or deny their kid the trip and wonder if he'll be ostracized for it.

These two trivial points are just that - trivial points - there very well could be other far more important issues in play.

On the surface it seems harmless enough but it in fact introduces a complication into others lives that just doesn't need to be there and in fact shouldn't be there.

So yeah, cultural and religious ignorance sucks and in todays United States, shouldn't be there.

Plus, it's that crappy Chuck Brown schlock - I've had it up to here with that dead guys cartoons - bring back Prince Valium
 
2012-12-05 11:21:28 AM  

BronyMedic: Lets try this again. A Charlie Brown Kwanzaa (NSFW)



*Tipping my hat because you beat me to the punch*
 
2012-12-05 11:21:29 AM  

kerryclendenon: The War on Christmas, and Fox's War on the War on Christmas


I prefer this:

t1.gstatic.com
 
2012-12-05 11:21:33 AM  

R.A.Danny: This is what it is all about

Still gives me chills


It's all about shiatty animation (and trolling, apparently) for you?

You have an odd relationship with your god.
 
2012-12-05 11:21:37 AM  
And yet another good reason for school vouchers (or even better expecting parents to actually pay for their own kids education). But that would hurt the teachers unions that protect pedophiles, so we can't have that.
 
2012-12-05 11:21:46 AM  
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/second time today I get to post this
 
2012-12-05 11:21:50 AM  

IAmRight: FloydA: No. That's kind of my point. It would be a ridiculous thing to do.

I meant the reading part - does anyone read that sh*t in public?


I've never heard of such a thing.


/it'd be okay if the kids went to watch some re-enactments of Futurama's Xmas episodes, though, right?



During school hours? No, I don't think so. I'd prefer it if schools were actually teaching kids important things. They can watch TV at home.


//what if it took place in a church simply because they had available space on that night?

On their own time, parents can take their kids anywhere they choose. Schools have to be a bit more picky about where they take kids.
 
2012-12-05 11:21:57 AM  
i1151.photobucket.com
Nnnyyesss - it seems that atheist have extra pain receptors in the gluteus maximus region.
Perhaps fornication is in order.
 
2012-12-05 11:22:00 AM  

This text is now purple: BronyMedic: dopekitty74: Gah! So farking tired of militant atheists giving us regular non-interfering in other people's fun atheists a bad name.

[madmikesamerica.com image 475x336]

Just look at that Atheist drinking his coffee. It's so EVIL.

Ask the Tibetans how much they enjoy actual militant atheism.


I'm pretty sure they're suffering from totalitarianism, not militant atheist. Unless you seriously believe that China is still Communist.
 
2012-12-05 11:22:09 AM  

The Why Not Guy: I'm an agnostic leaning towards atheist, and nothing - NOTHING - would make me happier than if the United States were to become a Christian nation. The catch is I mean Christian as in actually following the teachings of Jesus Christ - patience, forgiveness, tolerance, charity, love - not just hating homos and Muslims. I'd even settle for following those 10 commandments people are so anxious to hang in courtrooms.


The catch as you know is that the people who are loudest about the US being a Christian nation are usually the ones that follow the exact polar opposite of every single thing Christ supposedly said. It's very Alanis Morrisette.
 
2012-12-05 11:22:10 AM  

kerryclendenon: Sounds like derp on all sides. The War on Christmas, and Fox's War on the War on Christmas. As long as all eyes are open and minds as well that this is a time of celebration of many cultures - pagans, Christians, Jews, etc, and all cultures are given equal weight in telling their stories, I am fine with it. I think the Atheist militance against traditions is annoying and makes me embarrassed to be an atheist. And Fox News's attempt at emphasizing their butt hurt over this is also embarrassing. Both sides need to chill out.


Separation of Church and State.

This is not a complicated or new issue. Those saying it's not a big deal and "atheists" should chill out are just completely missing the point; this has nothing to do with atheism, this has to do with the state sponsoring one faith over others. It's a constitutional breach. There's an issue here, but that issue is this; why do these Christians hate the Constitution and thus America?
 
2012-12-05 11:22:33 AM  

The_Sponge: BronyMedic: Lets try this again. A Charlie Brown Kwanzaa (NSFW)


*Tipping my hat because you beat me to the punch*


Charlie Brown, you are well farked and far from home. :)
 
2012-12-05 11:22:33 AM  
Just so I'm sure I understand..

Religious people biatching about anything that doesn't follow their religion = Okay
Non-Religious people biatching about anything religious = Not okay

Is that right? Got it.
 
2012-12-05 11:23:07 AM  
This fits the grand religious tradition of knowingly stepping over the line, then crying persecution when they're pushed back.
 
2012-12-05 11:23:09 AM  

BronyMedic: The_Sponge: Coffee? That's a beer.

That's even more evil.

[25.media.tumblr.com image 490x252]


Ahh, good ole Chick Tracts. I think they got that very panel in the dictionary next to "hyperbole," and "f*cking retarded."
 
2012-12-05 11:23:13 AM  
Yeah, let's rally against those Atheist cry babies by acting like a bunch of cry babies. That'll show 'em
 
2012-12-05 11:23:16 AM  

Rincewind53: Coco LaFemme: ......and this is why people hate atheists.

Because they don't like children going to see school-sponsored plays in churches about the birth of Jesus?


Back when I was in school, if a parent wasn't cool with where the school was taking the kids
for a field trip, they opted their kid out of the trip. They didn't get their panties in a twist and
become such a pain in the ass that the school cancelled the trip altogether.

ZOMG! Taking kids to a church to see a play? That's crotch-fruit indoctrination, I tells ya!

Phbbbbbbbt.

There was a Catholic church and school a few blocks away from my elementary school. We
were forever going down there. Our little league basketball team practiced and played all
its games on their courts, our chorus and guitar class walked over a couple of times a year
for little assembly concerts, etc...

The AW parent is out of line. She forced the school and every child who didn't opt out to
accommodate her views on religion when they could have just as easily been accommodated
if she'd just oped out her own kid and leave everybody else alone.

It's like one biatch standing on a ladder holding a blown lightbulb in place while she makes
everyone else go outside and rotate the damn house in order to unscrew it.
 
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