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(Daily Mail)   Give a man a fish, he'll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish a five-foot cross out of the pond that the village atheist tossed in there, he'll biatch for a lifetime   ( dailymail.co.uk) divider line
    More: Cool, duck pond, North Yorkshire, Alan Pickard, Easter Sunday  
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2013-03-07 08:30:01 AM  
2 votes:
FTFAS: "Mr Pickard dragged the cross (pictured in the grounds of St. John the Baptist Church) into a nearby duck pond, later accusing the church of 'arrogance'

In small villages in parts of England the church yard IS the village green.

Conclusion: Atheistic assholedrey
2013-03-07 08:22:28 AM  
2 votes:
I would place a small wager that if the local Muslim group erected a mini minaret with a loudspeaker that called people to prayer 5 times a day on public property, the Christians would certainly have a thing or two to say.
2013-03-07 08:18:33 AM  
2 votes:
While six people said they did object to the cross's position on the green, 21 residents said they did not.

He added: 'I do not accept the validity of this voting process and I will not yield to the obvious arrogance of the church.'

Yeah, it's the church that's being "arrogant".  The guy's just a childish, sore loser with too much time on his hands.
2013-03-07 12:54:36 PM  
1 vote:

ImmaHoopyFrood: I thought it was:

Give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day.
Teach a man to fish and he'll sit in a boat and drink beer all day.

No, it's light a man a fire, and you warm him for a day.  Set a man on fire, you warm him the rest of his life.
2013-03-07 10:56:02 AM  
1 vote:

Rufus Lee King: Listen, if that sodding git, or whatever term they use over there, is 82 years old, he must have witnessed first-hand the things that Nazis were doing. He wants to act like one of them?

That's funny considering the Nazis' embraced Christianity when they came into power and Hitler realized he could never replace it with German pseudo-mysticism.

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Gott Mit Uns means God is With Us. The Nazis convinced their supporters that they were the divine instrument of God on earth, intended to wipe the Jewish plague from creation. (I believe the phrase "They Reject the Christ and I hate them" was used during the Wannase Conference by a German law minister.)
2013-03-07 10:12:56 AM  
1 vote:
"Of course every one has their opinions but Mr Pickard could have could about this in a different way"

A different way:
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2013-03-07 09:03:44 AM  
1 vote:
It was 21-6. The atheist is a sore loser. Why should he care if they want to put up a cross? It's easy to ignore.

2013-03-07 09:03:00 AM  
1 vote:

Fausts Fist: He also took what can be assumed was a veritable petri dish of STDs from Mary of Magdala and nobody ever heard him complain about the itchies. So yeah right there with you.

Jesus was a pretty cool guy. He hung out with thieves, prostitutes, and lepers and pretty much brought them out of their situations and helped them to be better people. He even healed a few.

Pharisees, on the other hand, used their faith and works to attract attention to themselves and hold themselves above everyone else.

It's amazing how many modern day Pharisees we see.
2013-03-07 08:56:50 AM  
1 vote:

Shmopee: Oliver Twisted: CheatCommando: Shmopee: jso2897: Itstoearly: Mr. Coffee Nerves: Is Village Atheist an appointed or elected position?

It's the new politically correct term for "village idiot"

Yes, of course. Unlike religion, atheism isn't an ironclad guarantee of not being an asshole.

The snark! It burns! +1 to you, sir.

I say we try to be a little more understanding of the poor oppressed Christians. I mean anyone who practices ritual symbolic cannibalism to appease their zombie God is already a little bit "special" right?

You need to study up on religion if you want your snark to be accurate.  "Zombie God"?  Give that one some thought.

John 3:10 "I and the Father are one"
I Corinthians 15:4 "He was buried, and he was raised from the dead on the third day, just as the Scriptures said."

Jesus said I am Lord and then rose from the dead after three days... I'd say "Zombie God" about covers it...

Thanks. You spared me a fair amount of typing. It is hilarious to watch Christians clutch their pearls when you treat their beliefs with the same respect they give to every other religion in the world.
2013-03-07 08:55:32 AM  
1 vote:

SmackLT: The church should have kept the cross on their own property.

The guy was an asshole for tearing it down and throwing it into a pond.

This is really all that needs to be said.
2013-03-07 08:55:01 AM  
1 vote:
Where's the HERO tag?

Keep your ancient torture/execution devices in your own yard.
2013-03-07 08:35:53 AM  
1 vote:
Did the cross belong to the athiest? No? Then it's a destruction of private property issue, not a religious issue.
2013-03-07 08:32:37 AM  
1 vote:
The cross goes back to ancient Egypt and even older.

Christians always use pagan symbols.

 It's really funny.

Pick one.
2013-03-07 08:31:12 AM  
1 vote:
You know maybe this guy is right, maybe the cross shouldn't have been placed in a public area and should have remained on church grounds, but it's kinda hard taking the moral high-road when you're trashing someones property.
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