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.
Coco LaFemme: Slaves2Darkness: Coco LaFemme: ......and this is why people hate atheists.Why? Because we object to religious indoctrination, even if it comes in the form of cartoons?I must be a different kind of atheist because I don't believe "Merry Christmas Charlie Brown" is religious indoctrination.
xanadian: 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?....where parents can opt out of the field trip for whatever reasons (including them not wanting their children to potentially be indoctrinated into Christianity)? A. It's right in TFA that it's voluntary and B. field trips have been "optional" since day one.
JonZoidberg: 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.I always thought of that as a beer. Maybe it's just cause I want a beer.
enry: My employer (a liberal organization in the heathen area of Cambridge, MA that rhymes with "Schmarvard") hates Christmas so much, they told us to not show up to work starting close of business Dec 21 and don't want to see us again until Jan 2. And they have the nerve to pay us for it!/woot
Via Infinito: Rincewind53: Sol Invictus and Mithra are the same damn thingCommon sense and quick google search shows that this statement is patently false.I don't have the time or inclination to refute any of the other crap you're whining about, but feel free to do some research on your own.
abhorrent1: Just so I'm sure I understand..Religious people biatching about anything that doesn't follow their religion = OkayNon-Religious people biatching about anything religious = Not okayEarplugs to shut them all out = OkayIs that right? Got it.
MayoSlather: As an atheist I have no issues with Christmas. It's a great holiday and it has transcended past Christianity and has become more of a cultural event in our society.I think it would serve atheists well to embrace Christmas. It would send the message to the droves of Christians who don't really believe in their religion but think being an atheist is too far out there, that not believing in god doesn't mean you have to quit things you enjoy. They can have the exact life they have now without believing in fairy tales.
LazarusLong42: Again, if this were happening at a mosque, most of the parents in the class would be in outrage mode.
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doyner: "Students at Terry Elementary School had been planning to attend a school-day field trip to watch a stage version of the holiday classic - hosted by the church. The event was strictly voluntary and teachers sent home letters explaining the purpose of the trip."Substitute "church" with "mosque" and regardless of the content of the performance the outrage would have been from Fox's base.Non-story, folks. Carving out a few hours from a public school day to take kids to a church to watch a story about how Linus and Charlie Brown are touched by the birth of Christ is clearly over the line.
digitalrain: The AW parent is out of line. She forced the school and every child who didn't opt out toaccommodate her views on religion when they could have just as easily been accommodatedif she'd just oped out her own kid and leave everybody else alone.
advex101: Militant atheists and those people waving bibles and yelling at me on street corners should both be sentenced to Thunderdome.
xanadian: On a semi-related note, I wonder how the freethinkers' group would've reacted if the Charlie Brown play were held at a public amphitheater, as opposed to a church? Or, even IN the school itself?
BronyMedic: The_Sponge: Coffee? That's a beer.That's even more evil.[25.media.tumblr.com image 490x252]
Teknowaffle: As much as I love Merry Christmas Charlie Brown (despite being an evil atheist), a public school should never be going even voluntarily to a performance hosted by a church/mosque/synagogue.
Coco LaFemme: FloydA: doczoidberg:And why isn't there just a word for someone who thinks the idea of a god is silly, but doesn't care to promote that thought to others? -- You know, like an apathetic atheist. An atheist who doesn't care what others do.There should be a way to distinguish guys like me from those other jerks.ApatheistHey, that's me too. I give not one rat's wet asshole about anyone else's religious beliefs, and I have no desire to try and change people's minds about what they believe. Just mind your own farking business.
xanadian: advex101: Militant atheists and those people waving bibles and yelling at me on street corners should both be sentenced to Thunderdome.Can the militant atheists bring science with them into the Thunderdome?
HotWingConspiracy: This fits the grand religious tradition of knowingly stepping over the line, then crying persecution when they're pushed back.
Lord Dimwit: doyner: "Students at Terry Elementary School had been planning to attend a school-day field trip to watch a stage version of the holiday classic - hosted by the church. The event was strictly voluntary and teachers sent home letters explaining the purpose of the trip."Substitute "church" with "mosque" and regardless of the content of the performance the outrage would have been from Fox's base.Non-story, folks. Carving out a few hours from a public school day to take kids to a church to watch a story about how Linus and Charlie Brown are touched by the birth of Christ is clearly over the line.As someone who was non-religious in an extremely religious small town, not "volunteering" to go on this trip meant social suicide.
FauxReal: Via Infinito: [draftsauronpac.files.wordpress.com image 850x548]/obligI didn't make it and I'm not gonna try to shop it clean. But it fits what you posted, so here it is.[i.imgur.com image 536x600]
Marcintosh: 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
kronicfeld: The latest atheist outrage? People watching A public school taking children to church to watch a stage performance of "Merry Christmas Charlie Brown," which has a direct recitation from the bible in its seminal scene
WhippingBoy: If your Atheism is so weak that your child will be converted by going to a church, then you've failed as a parent.
Keeve: 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?
IAmRight: If you're militant about, well, virtually anything involving beliefs and other people's thoughts, you should go off yourself. Intolerant atheists are just as annoying as intolerant Christians - love how many of them in this thread automatically assume "oh hey, look, I bet those other people hate Muslims!" to deflect their whininess./not militant because the extent of my outrage is typing this post//and honestly, I started yawning by the end of typing it
AbbeySomeone: Coco LaFemme: ......and this is why people hate atheists.Really. You just do NOT f*ck with Charlie Brown Christmas special. You just do not go there. If you are offended don't let your kids go.Cythraul: Most atheists I know love Charlie Brown Christmas.Religious people give us plenty of reason to loathe them as well but I have watched that show every year since it came out.
The My Little Pony Killer: R.A.Danny: This is what it is all aboutStill gives me chillsIt's all about shiatty animation (and trolling, apparently) for you?You have an odd relationship with your god.
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