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Atheist concern...
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jfky    Posted 12-20-2004 at 16:50:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
seems as though an atheist couple moved to a small southern town-upon going in to the sheriffs office to pay the yearly property taxes they noticed a christmas tree in the corner of the courthouse foyer as they were about to leave. Wishing to impose their culture and anti-Christian belief system on the rest of the town, they quickly met with the local authorities and demanded that the tree come down. After all the tree did not represent them and they found it offensive to be in their courthouse. How could this small town dare to not represent them? They posed the question that they were not being represented to which a slow talking but quick thinking mayor said "sure you are being represented." The couple looked at one another in utter astonishment asking "How are we being represented?" to which the mayor pointed to a barren empty corner void of anything and said "thats your corner."

JB    Posted 12-20-2004 at 18:47:16       [Reply]  [No Email]

Why?    Posted 12-20-2004 at 18:45:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
What makes an athiest think their beliefs override a Christian, Hebrew, Muslim, Buddist, or whatever?

Are people so sensitive that they feel they can demand others behave according to their own set of standards/beliefs?

Does an athiest demand the TV networks stop broadcasting Christmas shows. Yes, even Jim Carry's The Grinch That Stole Christmas has a religeous undertone ... the word "Christmas" is in the title.

Does an athiest demand their neighbors remove Christmas lights and decorations from their neighbor's property?

Does an athiest demand shopping malls and retailers in general remove all Christmas merchandise?

This type of anti-holiday behavior is just plain silly. It is not limited to Christianity ... or is it?

Does an athiest demand Hanukah celebrations and all Stars of David be removed from public display?

Does an athiest feel a Hebrew menorah never be seen in public. (You know how disturbing eight candles can be.)


Seven words for the political correct police for the holidays:
"Don't go away mad, just go away."

Oh yeah - Three more words:
"And shut up."

I gotta tell you I am not a religeous person, so tear me apart as you see fit. On the other hand I do not try to impose my beliefs on others. Generally speaking we humans are a smart bunch. We can usually make up our minds with right and wrong in the forefront. If religeon is what drives a person to make a sensible decision, then so be it. Good for the religeous beliefs. If your religeon drives you to systematically destroy others than the rest of us may very well have issues with you. If your lack of a Higher Power gives you the right to shove your beliefs down my throat then I think I have the exact same right to shove back.

- Peanut

PS - I am really in the Christmas spirit. This stuff just hacks me off.

Merry Christmas & Happy Hanukah to all.

Randy    Posted 12-21-2004 at 08:52:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
Silly me thought it was just a joke. Although it was nice to have my own empty corner for once!

Gunner    Posted 12-20-2004 at 19:14:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Dude. When I turned 18 my mom drove me to the local Marine Corp recruit center to celebrate my H.S. graduation- Best thing that ever happened to me.

If Bruce is shuffling something down your throat, then so be it -

Christmas is here, and here to stay. This is the USA- People die coming here just to say those words

Yepper    Posted 12-20-2004 at 19:18:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Three days after I graduated high school I shipped off to San Diego for USMC boot camp. Did six years and swear to this day it was the best thing that ever happened for my maturity. I would be in prison if it weren't for the Corps. I can just about guarantee that based on my old friends and where they are today.

The Marine Corps birthday is just as important to me as my own.

Semper Fidelis

- Peanut

Gunner    Posted 12-20-2004 at 19:37:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
If I could see the screen through the tears, I'd type somethin-
Christmas tree is cut-
(If a Monday could get any worse...)
Hey Peanut,Peace

Charles(Mo)    Posted 12-20-2004 at 17:02:18       [Reply]  [No Email]

SusieQ    Posted 12-21-2004 at 02:58:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Same here....I am of the old-fashioned beliefs about Holidays,


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