Before you read the atheist's comments as posted on Craigslist, rub your forefinger and your thumb together in tribute to the playing of the world's tiniest violin.
Religion shoved down our throats (USA......circa 2010)
"The complaint of other peoples religious beliefs being force fed to non religious people does not have to be as blatant as somebody preaching from a soap box, or knocking at our door or giving unwanted religious advice. Sometimes it is subtle even subliminal. Some religious messages are so common that we forget their origins and messages, for instance our "Adams Apple", and our method of keeping track of the last several thousand years A.D. B.C. (As if the Christian or any other version of the Christ story has ever been proven) It's a great fable with many moral lessons and good advice, but then, so is the story of the three little pigs."
There's nothing quite as comical as some atheist whining about traditions simply because of their supposed religious roots. By the way, the "Adam's Apple" is based on an old wives tale, but the resetting of our current calendar system 2000 years ago IS one of those "proofs" of the "Christ" story that atheists continue to deny. If nothing happened and nobody known as Christ ever existed, why was the calendar changed to reflect the event? Was this just part of some grand conspiracy? There were plenty of people around who could have corrected such a blatant error. The fact is, until recently, and only at the request of secularists in academia, BC and AD were perfectly okay to use as references. Most of us still prefer to use those terms.
"We [I guess he has a mouse in his pocket] recently were able to get the religious messages out of our public schools and almost out of our courts, next we need to discontinue the practice of putting "In god we trust" on our currency. I personally wish that the practice of including religious messages in almost every sporting events, funeral and even television programs could be stopped. But at least those things are voluntary, and we do have freedom of speech in this country, but that is another can of worms similar to religion, because everybody has a different idea of what should be covered under that basic concept."
That's baloney, of course. There ARE basic rules which are defined under freedom of speech, and that includes slander or speech that is designed to incite violence. The problem with atheists is that they use groups like the ACLU to limit free speech in the public sector.Atheists have gone far beyond ending prayer in public schools. They've tried to stop privately-run prayer events on a school campus. Teachers have punished students for carrying a Bible in a public school. They've erased nearly any mention of Christianity in a public school textbook, even though religions like Islam and Bhuddism are discussed at length. A kid had his essay about Jesus FAILED by a teacher because he wrote about "mythological figure", even though Jesus is a well-known person from history and the documents that detail his life are historically reliable. A female public employee was reprimanded for wearing a necklace displaying a cross. And worst of all, a kid in a public elementary school got suspended and ordered to have a psychological evaluation because he drew a picture of Jesus crucified.
In fact, by this atheist's own words, he suggests he's some kind of anti-religious fascist who'd ban all publicly accessable religious speech if he could get away with it. Thanks for showing your true colors, Joe Stalin.
"I realize that the theists out there are thinking that the atheists are being pushy and making a mountain out of a mole hill, but that all depends on which side of the fence you are on, I was amazed at the uproar by Christians when some bus's agreed to display atheist messages that said, "There's probably no god, relax and enjoy your life".
No, those atheists are just being a bunch of whiney babies. You see, the difference that atheists refuse to admit is, the message of a church is to spread God's Word to His people. It's not a focused slam against atheists. The message of the atheist ad campaign is to attack religion, because the atheists that funded the signs are thin-skinned and vindictive. If the Atheists really wanted to make a positive impression, they could just say, "we could spend a lot of money creating ads against religion, but we'd rather make a positive impact, so we're giving the money to the homeless." Too bad the atheists just don't get it.
"You theists have your beliefs everywhere, you have hundreds of thousands of Church's and temples all of them displaying brightly lit religious messages, you have your own multimilllion dollar business, printing company's, radio and television stations, books, bumper stickers, on and on, but we put our little message on some buses and you theists act like it was the end of the world. "
Has this guy watched a movie or a TV show recently? There are films, television programs, songs on the radio, books, and even "historical documentaries" that do do everything they can to pound a stake through the heart of religion, most notably Christianity. Even the mainstream media looks for opportunities to bash Christians by hunting out and showcasing Christians in trouble with the law. Believe me, the atheist message is being proclaimed in numerous venues. This whiner needs to get out more.
On top of that, he's wrong. We didn't act like that atheist ad campaign was the end of the world. We laughed at it. It was pitiful. The atheists couldn't even say what they BELIEVE and remain intellectually honest. The best they could say was "There's PROBABLY" no God." Atheists are like the fool who thinks he's tough enough to kill a bear a with a fly swatter.
"That is why many atheists consider Christians to be so hypocritical, apparently only Christians are allowed to express their beliefs in public. They also love to decide what is best for other people."
Pot, meet the Kettle. The only reason WE are allowed to express our beliefs in public is because we've managed to keep people like YOU from taking that right away.
As far as thinking what's best for other people? What do you call the banning of any mention of religion from public buildings? What do you think about the efforts to make home schooling illegal? How about the denial of privately educated applicants to public universities, based on certain texbooks that were used at their parochial schools? Or the wholesale effort to destroy the Boy Scouts of America because the organization mentions God in their oath?
ALL of these issues have been propagated by angry atheists who think they know what's best for everybody else. All they really want to do is use their tools in the Atheist Communist Liars Union to enforce the Tyranny of the Minority on the rest of us.
Thanks a bunch!