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The "Coexist" bumper sticker. Yeah you know exactly what I'm talking about.

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posted on Oct, 21 2015 @ 05:47 PM
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Firstly, I can not venture onto any road or walk through any parking lot without seeing this bumper sticker. Regardless of what it means its overused and I'm just tired of seeing it!

I bet the majority of you have already recalled the sticker but here it is...



Here is a VICE article that sums up my stance.

www.vice.com...



On the surface, it seems like a sentiment I should agree with: “Can't we all put aside our religious differences and get along?” But what happens when you put anything on a bumper sticker is that you remove the suggestive tone and make it a command: “Get along, or else.” Even one announcing your kid as an honor student has a hint of “and # your kid, too” to it. Which is, really, the tonal mentality of any religious dogma. It's "I'm right, you're not." It's "No conversation, no debate, no changing of opinions." It's "Listen to what I have to say, and before you get a chance to answer I'm driving the f# out of here."



Don't even get me started on those "My kid is a smart student."

I found some spoof versions that'l give yins a kick.





Dont tear me apart for this one. I know its a stretch.



Heres one for all fellow ATS members.



All in all the sticker is just a stupid ploy at a Utopian concept that will never be achieved. Lets work on stopping the violence before we can start "coexisting."

Then again if we were all the same religion I bet it wouldn't be any better.




posted on Oct, 21 2015 @ 05:52 PM
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a reply to: frostie

Sadly you miss its intent entirely.

Personally I like it, on a ground level "real" day to day philosophy I jive.

But then I'm also groot to anything that brings unity to nature, I believe in thriving for everything. Bounty in everything.

Cheers.



posted on Oct, 21 2015 @ 05:53 PM
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a reply to: frostie

All I can say is your post gave me a good laugh.
I hated that darn sticker from the first time I saw it.


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posted on Oct, 21 2015 @ 05:54 PM
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a reply to: frostie

Here's another alternative version......




posted on Oct, 21 2015 @ 05:56 PM
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a reply to: Sublimecraft

That one is much more realistic



posted on Oct, 21 2015 @ 05:58 PM
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a reply to: frostie

I had to laugh, funny. And i agree, too much of the 'gotta tolerate everyone's damn religion' because if you don't you're a racist.



posted on Oct, 21 2015 @ 06:00 PM
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The quote you provide suggests to me the paranoia of the author. Rather than an 'order' or a 'command' I have alswyas seen this sticker as no more than a 'suggestion'. I really do not know about an over arching "Utopian Plot" One might get just as upset by the sticker that says "Have a Nice Day"... Socialism in disguise.

But it is a rant after all and to that I say, I have never liked that sticker either. It always seemed droll to me. Like "I'm a liberal but won't go out and really try to change things but, here, here is a nice bumper sticker.


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posted on Oct, 21 2015 @ 06:02 PM
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I prefer these:






and of course

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posted on Oct, 21 2015 @ 06:03 PM
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a reply to: frostie

bumper sticker is trending hard w the trendies in CO



posted on Oct, 21 2015 @ 06:07 PM
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I find I hard to understand why so many folks are repulsed by the idea it represents. often without researching it much.

When anyone of us in in a dire situation we look for a kind and loving stranger, and wonder at the blunder.

Even the image of togetherness seems feeble and childish to folks, it makes me sad.

Realistic? Maybe not but the cold hard fact doesn't save anything.

If my nurse is a Muslim I won't care, a Buddhist all the better, a Christian whatever, will they show me the best of their beliefs and abilities?

Together we move forward, apart we will fade like a beautiful painting in the dirt.

Of course it's my base opinion.

But then in real life I teach adults.....lol. And I try to tell good stories.....

It's often really neat to see how a small simple idea can change one individual's life, their parter and their children after...

Imagine, its not hard to do.






posted on Oct, 21 2015 @ 06:08 PM
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a reply to: Autorico

LOL the Darwin one got me.

The legs on the fish makes it.



posted on Oct, 21 2015 @ 06:08 PM
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a reply to: Lysergic

I believe it.

I go to Appalachian State AKA school for hippies.



posted on Oct, 21 2015 @ 06:09 PM
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It's a bumper sticker.

I've just always wondered why people who have ones like,

"My kid fought in Iraq!"
"Support our troops!"
"Lean, mean, still a Marine!"
"Operation 9/11 Freedom!"

Why they don't have the matching sets,

"Halliburton"
"Blackwater"
"G&E"

But I digress.



posted on Oct, 21 2015 @ 06:11 PM
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a reply to: Treespeaker

I think the reason you're missing the points is because this is a funny rant. Not a serious debatable matter.




If my nurse is a Muslim I won't care, a Buddhist all the better, a Christian whatever, will they show me the best of their beliefs and abilities?



Totally agree.



posted on Oct, 21 2015 @ 06:14 PM
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a reply to: Sublimecraft

Hahahahahaha you beat me to it...its even in my sig lol.



posted on Oct, 21 2015 @ 06:26 PM
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a reply to: frostie

Lol I got the sticker.

Had to say my peace.

Like anything in motion in the universe I believe everything in it's time and place, but with reason.




posted on Oct, 21 2015 @ 06:43 PM
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a reply to: frostie

It's handy having all versions of the same untruth on one sticker.



posted on Oct, 21 2015 @ 06:45 PM
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a reply to: frostie

I met the guy who invented it when I was part of a youth leadership program in my area. He was weird and made us sing a stupid song about loving our state. I get the whole point of the coexist message, but I agree that it's pretty tired.



posted on Oct, 21 2015 @ 06:53 PM
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The "COEXIST" movement is one huge lie...

An article at theignorantfishermen.com reveals the real agenda behind the facade:


"However, their main goal and real agenda is to rid the world of all religious ideologies in favor of a secular, godless one."

One look at the Coexist.org Board of Directors, and you will realize that it is run by Illuminati scum, ranging from Goldman Sachs/Salomon Brothers operatives to Prince Charles stooges to hardcore Zionists. The truth is the “COEXIST” bumper stick was designed to bring all religions under the umbrella of the One World Religion which all global citizens will be expected to follow – under penalty of death – in the End Days.

This is why “tolerant” liberals seek to ridicule and ostracize anybody who want to hold on to their own sincerely held beliefs according to their own religion. Under the umbrella of the One World Religion, followers will be expected to follow every single aspect of the doctrines of the One World Religion. You simply cannot coexist with religions which advocate the beheading of infidels.

The truth about the Illuminati scam known as coexist

What is black cannot also be white. There has to be one truth. How can truth coexist with lies? Truth cannot coexist with lies- the "coexist" movement is one big, huge lie.

The Coexist phenomenon is the product of the subjective secular Left. The true core of the Left are secularists who wish to promote a delusional, pluralistic universe that combines all godless ideologies. However, their main goal and real agenda is to rid the world of all religious ideologies in favor of a secular, godless one.

Though at first glance the motivation behind this movement seems sincere, noble and virtuous, the very subtle hiss of Luciferian (Satanic) mass deception can be distinctly heard. This movement seeks to bring about a godless unification - while rejecting sound moral absolutes - of the scattered inhabitants of nations following the Tower of Babel rebellion ~ 4,300 years ago (Gen. 11:1-9; Dan. 2:31-35, 37-45; Rev. 13:12-14).

True Coexistence is Only Possible through Jesus Christ. The Coexistence of fallen humanity can only come about through the Person and Work of Jesus Christ (John 17:20-23; Romans 10:4). He alone is Almighty God’s solution and remedy for His lost creation and the unregenerate state and condition of fallen man (Acts 4:12; John 14:6).

The “Coexist” Movement and Delusion

Many people claim that all religions are essentially the same, or that they all lead to God. This cannot be true because they contradict each other in their fundamental teachings.

Tolerance and co-existence are both great! In fact, they are necessary. If we are to live together in peace without hating each other, or physically harming each other over differences in race, culture, sexual orientation, political views, and religious beliefs, we must have tolerance. However, we must also recognize that every belief can't be equally valid. If two beliefs directly contradict each other, both of them cannot be true, no matter how "tolerant" we become.

This means it is false to say that every religion is true, or that every religion leads to God. When people make such claims they show that they have not taken the time to study the world's religions, because a brief reading of the sacred texts of only a handful of religions quickly reveals contradictions on the most fundamental levels. They could all be false, but they can't all be true. Are any of them true? This is the most important question anyone can ask. Recognize religious contradictions. Embrace them. Test them. Seek the truth.

Contradict: They Can't All Be True




edit on 21-10-2015 by Murgatroid because: felt like it...



posted on Oct, 21 2015 @ 07:01 PM
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