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(Fox News)   The latest atheist outrage? People watching "Merry Christmas Charlie Brown"   (radio.foxnews.com) divider line 91
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2012-12-05 11:18:33 AM  
7 votes:
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2012-12-05 10:44:09 AM  
7 votes:
draftsauronpac.files.wordpress.com

/oblig
Bf+
2012-12-05 11:07:08 AM  
5 votes:
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2012-12-05 10:18:06 AM  
5 votes:

Nabb1: I was always told that if you don't love baby Jesus, Charlie Brown will kill you in your sleep.


I had a cousin that died that way. When they found him, Snoopy was chewing on his entrails.
2012-12-05 09:51:44 AM  
5 votes:

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


Truth. The All-Father needs more followers. "To You, Dread Lord, I dedicate this battle-field, this harvest of Men!"
2012-12-05 09:49:17 AM  
5 votes:
I hope and pray that your hearts are turned back to the Lord. It isn't too late.
2012-12-05 10:49:54 AM  
4 votes:

Rincewind53: Zeus wasn't born on December 25th
Mithra wasn't born on December 25th.


And niether was Jesus, so we're consistent.
2012-12-05 02:38:14 PM  
3 votes:
GOOD CHRIST IS THIS THREAD STILL MEANDERING ON?

DON'T YOU PEOPLE HAVE TO WORK OR SOMETHING?
2012-12-05 11:26:47 AM  
3 votes:
Why can't they just go to a performance of Die Hard? That's an awesome Christmas movie that doesn't offend anyone. Except maybe Germans. But fark them.
2012-12-05 11:09:09 AM  
3 votes:

Jake Havechek: the Messiah is really long and boring

Well, yeah. I think I listened to the whole thing only once. Opera or opera type stuff has never been my thing. I have just the Chorus on an awesome 2 CD Baroque comp.


I went to see it at the NY Phil around Christmas when I was first dating my last girlfriend. I've never been into opera but she seemed kinda fancy so I figured I'd feign interest in culture and shiat and went along. Managed to stay away until the HC (which predictably did rock). Afterwards as we sat at a bar a few blocks away having some Guinness she looked at me and said "Wow that was farking boring, wasn't it?"

So we got married.
2012-12-05 10:17:13 AM  
3 votes:
I was always told that if you don't love baby Jesus, Charlie Brown will kill you in your sleep.
2012-12-05 10:08:02 AM  
3 votes:

kronicfeld: R.A.Danny: It's gotta be better than Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

You leave Pia Zadora out of this.


Lord knows no one ever left anything out of Pia Zadora.
2012-12-05 10:04:52 AM  
3 votes:

R.A.Danny: It's gotta be better than Santa Claus Conquers the Martians


You leave Pia Zadora out of this.
2012-12-05 09:51:02 AM  
3 votes:

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


Sorry. I signed Satan's exclusivity deal.
2012-12-05 04:46:40 PM  
2 votes:
Worst of all, they were not being taught The True Meaning of Christmas (TM)

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2012-12-05 12:35:05 PM  
2 votes:
REMEMBER THE REASON FOR THE SEASON, FOLKS!

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2012-12-05 11:29:41 AM  
2 votes:

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?
2012-12-05 11:23:54 AM  
2 votes:
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
2012-12-05 11:20:53 AM  
2 votes:

The_Sponge: Coffee? That's a beer.


That's even more evil.

25.media.tumblr.com
2012-12-05 11:18:37 AM  
2 votes:
Atheist outrage again?!?
If only they could be reasonable about things they disagree with, as the devoutly religous are.
2012-12-05 11:16:34 AM  
2 votes:

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 11:10:35 AM  
2 votes:

doyner: 3. Schedule the showing at a public elementary school CHURCH4


Ayup. The atheist movement has more reason to be concerned about that than the play itself. Hence why I pondered e-aloud about their potential reactions if the play were held elsewhere.

I think they should do A Charlie Brown Christmas in their local Church of Satan. Wouldn't that be fun?

/talk about dividing by zero
2012-12-05 11:08:48 AM  
2 votes:
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The "Charlie Brown Krampus Special" didn't go over so well, either. 


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2012-12-05 10:29:46 AM  
2 votes:

R.A.Danny: Rincewind53: Oh, so government sponsorship of a particular religion is okay as long as it's fun!

Down to about 4/10


I rate your attempt to classify me as a troll at about a 2/10.
2012-12-05 10:20:11 AM  
2 votes:

t3knomanser: Nabb1: I was always told that if you don't love baby Jesus, Charlie Brown will kill you in your sleep.

I had a cousin that died that way. When they found him, Snoopy was chewing on his entrails.


You can only have that football taken away from you so many times before you snap.
2012-12-05 10:16:40 AM  
2 votes:

Nabb1: Mugato: At first I thought it was ridiculous but I never saw the Christmas special and I didn't know it was quite that religious in nature. Someone up-thread is right, if this was "It's Ramada, Charlie Brown" held in a mosque, people would be rioting in the streets. All or nothing.

Like Ramada Inn? Why would you do that in a mosque?


Damned racist auto-correct.
2012-12-05 10:05:07 AM  
2 votes:
I don't see the harm really - Jesus is as real as Santa Claus after all. Most bright kids understand its a big game of make believe and will do fine in college once they are deprogrammed by their marxist socialist hippie professors...
2012-12-05 09:36:26 AM  
2 votes:
"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.
2012-12-05 07:55:28 PM  
1 votes:
What if one of the kids , while going to the church starts freaking out, and baboons start jumping on the bus, and the kid is screaming and nobody else knows what is wrong with this kid. The bus has to turn around, the trip is ruined for everyone. But then the parents inspect the kid and see that he has 666 on the top of his head?
I think that would be pretty cool.
2012-12-05 06:01:06 PM  
1 votes:
speaking of Christmas specials, I was watching Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer with my son last night. I haven't seen it in decades probably but Donner says he is going to go and look for Rudolph and when Mrs Donner asks if she should go too he says "no, this is men's work".

The early 60s were awesome
2012-12-05 05:54:17 PM  
1 votes:

JeffDenver: Maybe it's time to grow a thicker skin princess.


Skin Princess is going to be the name of my new band.
2012-12-05 05:38:55 PM  
1 votes:

Arthen: Subby is a troll, Separation of church and state applies. End of discussion.


well, that's good... that clears that up then.... everyone .... you can all go home now.... thank God Arthen told us this new information, otherwise, we may have has some ridiculous number of posts... like over 900 or so.... whew... I am totally relieved now.
2012-12-05 05:35:48 PM  
1 votes:

grimlock1972: Atheists we don't force you to believe in a god so please keep out of religious folks business.

/not religious but not an Atheist


So you didn't read the article, you just dropped by to poop in the thread? That's cool.
2012-12-05 05:29:25 PM  
1 votes:

susler: chuckufarlie: s. Or do you think that Burger King is a govt.entity because the Constitution applies to them as well?

No, Burger King is not a public entity. They can put whatever nativity scenes and Christmas Trees up that they see fit.

A school meets the definition of a government entity dude. You're constant harping that it's not is tiresome.

Also, I really like the way you use all capitals on CASE CLOSED to indicate that the case is indeed, in your opinion, closed. And that you will brook no argument over whether it's actually closed or not. It's almost as if since you have an opinion, anyone who disagrees with you is wrong. Other posters who seem to know you seem to think that's par for the course. I don't know you but you are amusing.


we call that the "la la la i can't hear you" defense here. :)
2012-12-05 03:43:06 PM  
1 votes:

dakwegmo: So in your mind, an institution financed entirely by taxes is what exactly?


Completely nongovermental in every way. CHECKMATE.
2012-12-05 03:41:02 PM  
1 votes:
chuckufarlie:

In my area, public schools are financed by property taxes. Nothing else. That is how it works in the entire state. I suspect that is the way it is in the other states as well. I think that you are either confused or ignorant.

So in your mind, an institution financed entirely by taxes is what exactly?
2012-12-05 03:20:07 PM  
1 votes:

chuckufarlie: When


Shh.
2012-12-05 03:17:39 PM  
1 votes:
You know how sometimes you "favorite" someone with a special color and you go into a thread and it looks like a god damn christmas tree up in the place because they are trolling left and right? Yeah, me too.
2012-12-05 03:15:40 PM  
1 votes:

chuckufarlie: judging by your ability to construct a sentence, your local public school sucks. Desegregation has nothing to do with separation of church and state. It is not about CIVIL RIGHTS. Nobody is allowed to deny a person his CIVIL RIGHTS, not even Burger King. Or do you think that Burger King is a govt.entity because the Constitution applies to them as well?


Hmm, taking all the capital letters from this post I get: DCIVILRIGHTSNCIVILRIGHTSBKOBKC

Adding in some obvious spaces, I get: DCI VI LRIG HTSNC IVI LRIGH TSBOKOB KC

Which of course when I run it through the magic decoder ring translates to "I don't know what the hell I'm talking about."
2012-12-05 03:12:44 PM  
1 votes:

chuckufarlie: Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

When you cannot dazzle them with diamonds, baffle them with bullshiat!

And you seem to be full of it.


It's how I have you favorited. You twist yourself into ridiculous vortexes of spinning bullshiat and then never recover -- it's all bullshiat all the way down.

You're a trip. Useless as all get out, but it's kind of fun to watch you flail around in your own feces.
2012-12-05 02:58:48 PM  
1 votes:

had98c: Didn't you know? Us atheists are big fans of murdering innocent children. Well if you didn't already know that, now you know.


If it is done for food is it really murder??
2012-12-05 01:20:29 PM  
1 votes:

Rindred: RE: Arkansas

Local Christian churches here don't usually expect any voices in opposition to whatever they want, especially ones who have a lawyer.

Difficulty: atheists can't hold elected state public offices


Remember when atheists forbade Christians from holding office?

Yeah, me either, but I keep hearing about how atheists are just as bad, so it must have happened somewhere.
2012-12-05 01:12:02 PM  
1 votes:

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


Because people are stupid?
2012-12-05 12:56:33 PM  
1 votes:

skullkrusher: kronicfeld: Coco LaFemme: I think you're missing the point. He/She specifically told me that I would not be okay with this play being put on in a mosque or some other religious structure, and I asked them to point out where I said in this thread that the only reason I didn't think this was a big deal was because it as a Christian church. I'm not asking them to prove how life began, I'm asking them to tell me where I said something they clearly think I said.

Throwing a hissy fit is a sure way to win an argument on an internet message board.

she's already won - now she's just fighting off the desperate attempts to save face made by those she just laid the smackdown on


Which brings this to mind...

rationalwiki.org
2012-12-05 12:26:16 PM  
1 votes:

Coco LaFemme: justtray: Coco LaFemme: justtray: Coco LaFemme: The My Little Pony Killer: Coco LaFemme: And Constitutionally disallowed shiat is still Constitutionally disallowed.

I'm not incredibly smart or privileged. The last thing I am is privileged. My parents would get a kick out of that one.

No comment on the Constitutionality of the scenario from TFA?

It's not Constitutionally sound. I've never argued that it was. That doesn't mean that if I was a parent of one of the kids in this class, I would be bothered by it, because I don't think the mere act of putting a child in a church is indoctrinating them. I think a lot would need to be going on for me to think that the school was trying to force my child to be a Christian when they were not.

Good. Glad you agree then this shouldn't happen. Whether or not you personally would be bothered by it is irelevant. It's a clear violation of separation of church and state.

I look forward to the field trip about how Charlie Brown becomes a muslim terrorists because of the actions of the West on his people. I'm sure Fox News wouldn't oppose that because it's a teaching opportunity.

Just face it, you were wrong, and your opinion on the matter is based purely in religious dogma.

What religious dogma? I'm an atheist, and atheism is not a religion.

The dogma that it's okay because it's Christian, because it's the religion you're familiar with and surrounded by.

I even listed an example in my reply to make it more clear for you, yet you willfully ignore it and still can't comprehend. Typical bad troll.

LOL, I'm a troll. Good one. What next, my mom is so fat when she sits around the house.......she sits around the house?


wait....wait... i have a better one

Your BVDs are soooo big, when you put them on, they spell B-O-U-L-E-V-A-R-D

of course that one is as old as dust too...

/Man... I feel old now
2012-12-05 12:17:01 PM  
1 votes:

DaSwankOne: I have got chunks of trolls like you in my stool.


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2012-12-05 12:15:56 PM  
1 votes:

Coco LaFemme: IAmRight: The My Little Pony Killer: Why can't the kids just watch the Charlie Brown movie at their school? Why does it HAVE to be at a church?

Because it's a play, not the movie? Because the church has a large auditorium with seating, and perhaps the school's auditorium is in use by students from another grade?
A lot of you seem to feel like churches are evil scary places, which is really odd, if you really don't believe in any of these higher powers. They're just buildings and they often have better facilities for public shows (since they have them at least every week) than most other secular buildings.

My sister went to a public high school. Her graduation ceremony was held at a local church for precisely that reason. It was larger than the school's gymnasium and could hold more bodies, since over 1000 students were graduating and that many guests would be crammed out on the street. The class valedictorian was Jewish, and her parents sat in front of my parents, and I didn't hear them complaining that their Jewish daughter was giving a speech about not slacking off in college while standing in a Baptist church.


Well, if you didn't hear her parents complain while sitting next to them during the ceremony, then clearly they were stoked. Case closed folks, nothing to see here.
2012-12-05 12:13:54 PM  
1 votes:
AMERICA! Land of the Free, Home of the Brave!

...So long as there is ZERO chance that you could even REMOTELY come within 100 miles of offending even 1 person that either does, has or will live.
2012-12-05 12:10:17 PM  
1 votes:

dkoucky: It was a play, might have been a minor pain in the ass to rebuild the set, reblock the actors, setup seating, and transport it to the school gymnasium.


Assuming the gymnasium was open.

/can see lots of Farkers have never worked in any kind of logistics
//what, stuff can easily just go anywhere - the real world is totally like the internet, you can just copy/paste stuff and it's at the new site!
2012-12-05 11:57:37 AM  
1 votes:

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


Yeah, because Fox takes the complaints of one asshole and makes it like we are all bunch of pricks. Screw the Conservative Mainstream Media.
2012-12-05 11:56:21 AM  
1 votes:
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I'm sure everyone upset about this will be OK with the next field trip to a mosque during Ramadan. I'm sure the local muslims put on a great show as well.
2012-12-05 11:53:39 AM  
1 votes:
Hitler would have been outraged at this too.
2012-12-05 11:51:00 AM  
1 votes:

mizchief: Further proof that Atheism is a religion. The opposite of love isn't hate; it's indifference. You cannot prove that god does not exist, but you base your belief on lack of evidence and fill the gap with faith.

The truly scientifically minded people don't make that leap of faith in either direction and simply live their lives based on facts and reason.

The most logical religion in my opinion is Christianity. All you have to do is say one prayer then you can pretty much do whatever you want and still get into heaven if such a place does actually exist.


4/10. You managed to get Pascal's Wager in there and also got the complete misrepresentation of atheism right, but it seemed too obvious. Good try.
2012-12-05 11:50:22 AM  
1 votes:
The War on Christmas (TM)

The War on Christmas is a trademark of img1.fark.net 

/ well this should be clear of sensationalist nonsense
2012-12-05 11:49:02 AM  
1 votes:

Madbassist1: My how things have changed. When I was in elementary school, that was our school play. It was pretty good, too.


Which one were you?? Orange Shirt??!?!

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2012-12-05 11:45:23 AM  
1 votes:

MilesTeg: Many "atheists" are really just anti-Christian religious bigots. Calling yourself an "atheist" just makes it sound better.

Their entire goal is not being comfortable in their own beliefs but to cause as much angst as possible for those they disagree with.


"Many". Sure, yeah, you should go with that.
2012-12-05 11:44:24 AM  
1 votes:

Hickory-smoked: I don't entirely agree with the complaint in question, but seriously guys, if this is the worst oppression "Militant Atheists" are capable of, I'm less than terrorized.


True. Militant atheists have the worst defense budget.
2012-12-05 11:42:54 AM  
1 votes:

xanadian: sethen320: Rincewind53: R.A.Danny: Rincewind53: Oh, so government sponsorship of a particular religion is okay as long as it's fun!

Down to about 4/10

I rate your attempt to classify me as a troll at about a 2/10.

Ill give you both 10/10 to shut up.

-threeve/10


5/0

Oh shi...,
2012-12-05 11:34:41 AM  
1 votes:

Epicedion: At this point, "militant" is used to describe any atheist with a voiced opinion.


Exactly. The only atheist they can tolerate is one who just bends over the takes it in the behind. Anything else, and you're "militant".
2012-12-05 11:30:11 AM  
1 votes:

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.

Apatheist

Hey, 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.


For someone who doesn't give a rat's ass about what people believe and wishes them to just mind their own farking business, you sure do spend a lot of time trying convince them that they're wrong.
2012-12-05 11:26:37 AM  
1 votes:
If your Atheism is so weak that your child will be converted by going to a church, then you've failed as a parent.
2012-12-05 11:25:43 AM  
1 votes:
Let me get this straight:

The school tried to have a field trip that would take students to a church to watch a show being put on by the church, and the show has a religious message that's supported by the church?

I don't see who could possibly have a problem with this.
2012-12-05 11:24:53 AM  
1 votes:
So we live in a society where grown men watching "My Little Pony" should be celebrated, but "A Charlie Brown Christmas" should be vilified.
2012-12-05 11:21:29 AM  
1 votes:

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


I prefer this:

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2012-12-05 11:21:13 AM  
1 votes:
mediumlarge.files.wordpress.com
2012-12-05 11:19:41 AM  
1 votes:

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 11:18:37 AM  
1 votes:

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 11:17:09 AM  
1 votes:
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 11:16:13 AM  
1 votes:
A lot of Peanuts stuff is really depressing. The music is awesome, though. The Merry Christmas Charlie Brown soundtrack is always on the stereo Christmas morning.

The only thing about Peanuts that ever made me angry was the New Years one. Linus knows that Charlie Brown has always loved the little redhaired girl, but moves in on her anyway. Bros before hos, Linus, bros before hos.
2012-12-05 11:12:40 AM  
1 votes:

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


madmikesamerica.com

Just look at that Atheist drinking his coffee. It's so EVIL.
2012-12-05 11:11:45 AM  
1 votes:

vernonFL: [encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com image 215x234]

The "Charlie Brown Krampus Special" didn't go over so well, either. 


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A banana and some electrolytes will take care of those krampus right away. Leg krampus are the worst!!
2012-12-05 11:11:08 AM  
1 votes:

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?
2012-12-05 11:10:00 AM  
1 votes:

Coco LaFemme: I must be a different kind of atheist because I don't believe "Merry Christmas Charlie Brown" is religious indoctrination.


I agree, to be honest.

Religious indoctrination would never teach us to be tolerant of lesbians like Marcie and Peppermint Patty.

25.media.tumblr.com
2012-12-05 11:09:43 AM  
1 votes:

vernonFL: "And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace and goodwill towards men.

.And that's what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.


Course, he also believes in The Great Pumpkin so take all that with a grain of salt...

/award myself 3/10
2012-12-05 11:09:17 AM  
1 votes:

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


The part where Lucy yanks away Baby Jesus just as Charlie was about to kick it was from the Bible??
2012-12-05 11:06:09 AM  
1 votes:

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.
2012-12-05 11:05:35 AM  
1 votes:

Mirrorz: ...we don't except Christ.


...accept Christ, dumbass.

The Freudian slip was more accurate.
2012-12-05 11:00:56 AM  
1 votes:

Jake Havechek: Uhhhh......no.

Shocking that FOX News Channel is wrong yet again.


This atheist enjoys Christmas thoroughly. My favorite piece of Christmas music is Handel's Hallelujah Chorus. My favorite Christmas song is a tie between "The Holly and the Ivy" and "Christmas At Ground Zero" by Weird Al.


just don't have your school orchestra perform that. Mostly because aside from the awesomeness that is the Chorus, the Messiah is really long and boring
2012-12-05 10:59:18 AM  
1 votes:
2012-12-05 10:58:34 AM  
1 votes:
I think I'm more outraged that anyone would believe Fox News on, well..anything.

dailydiscord.com

And now, it's time for a Christmas Classic - A Charilie Brown Kwanzaa, the Director's Cut.
2012-12-05 10:52:06 AM  
1 votes:
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!
2012-12-05 10:41:36 AM  
1 votes:

R.A.Danny: Rincewind53: R.A.Danny: Rincewind53: Oh, so government sponsorship of a particular religion is okay as long as it's fun!

Down to about 4/10

I rate your attempt to classify me as a troll at about a 2/10.

Perhaps you are genuinely wounded at the mere mention of Jesus. Mea culpa.


I'm glad you actually read my posts and saw how I mentioned multiple times that I did not think this was egregious. Good reading skills there, champ.

Oh, and P.S., to all the crowd screaming about humorless atheists ruining Christmas, the school isn't the one that cancelled this. THey hadn't even received a formal complaint. The church cancelled it, after hearing that one of the parents had complained the Freethinkers Society and the Freethinkers Society was (gasp) consulting with their lawyer.
2012-12-05 10:37:57 AM  
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SilentStrider: Agnostic here.
A Charlie Brown Christmas is one of the few times where I get to feel like a kid at Christmastime. Given that I'm in my 30's, I cherish this. Because those moments are few and far between.
So if anyone has a problem with Charlie Brown, and my love of it, I say to you this: SCREW YOU.
I didn't RTFA.


FIFY
2012-12-05 10:35:11 AM  
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Rincewind53: R.A.Danny: Rincewind53: Oh, so government sponsorship of a particular religion is okay as long as it's fun!

Down to about 4/10

I rate your attempt to classify me as a troll at about a 2/10.


Perhaps you are genuinely wounded at the mere mention of Jesus. Mea culpa.
2012-12-05 10:15:25 AM  
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Mugato: At first I thought it was ridiculous but I never saw the Christmas special and I didn't know it was quite that religious in nature. Someone up-thread is right, if this was "It's Ramada, Charlie Brown" held in a mosque, people would be rioting in the streets. All or nothing.


Like Ramada Inn? Why would you do that in a mosque?
2012-12-05 10:15:01 AM  
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xanadian: It's right in TFA that it's voluntary and B. field trips have been "optional" since day one.


And why aren't children of other faiths offered a similar field trip? Why is one group given an advantage that other groups are not?
2012-12-05 09:51:42 AM  
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R.A.Danny: I hope and pray that your hearts are turned back to the Lord. It isn't too late.


Oh good, you're going to pray. I was concerned you were going to do something that could actually accomplish anything.

No public school should be bringing kids to a performance within explicitly proselytizing tone, much less one that includes passages from a religious text presented in anything but a scholarly fashion.
2012-12-05 09:51:21 AM  
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Cythraul: R.A.Danny: I hope and pray that your hearts are turned back to the Lord. It isn't too late.

Sorry. I signed Satan's exclusivity deal.


So you DO believe?
2012-12-05 09:50:12 AM  
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minoridiot: Aren't field trips optional?


Doesn't matter. As soon as you put kids whose parents opted to have them put on a bus paid for by tax dollars, chaperone by teachers paid by tax dollars, and the kids are counted as present on a school day, and thus get federal funds, you are violating the first amendment.
2012-12-05 09:45:54 AM  
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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.
2012-12-05 09:33:01 AM  
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encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com

"And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace and goodwill towards men.

.And that's what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.
 
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