"God is an Imaginary Friend" Athiest Billboards in Denver-

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posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 09:33 AM
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I say yes to them having a right to protest.
They have their right to free speech and expression, plus the billboards, though seen publicly are in a sense private property belonging to the owner of the space, who leases it out for advertising, or statements like these.

The billboards could, if the owner allowed it, express all sorts of things of controversial nature.




posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 09:54 AM
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Yet another hate thread, yay.



posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 09:59 AM
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But there IS substantial proof for anyone. If you truly want to discover God for yourself, you need to seek Him out personally. And not with a cynical mind, but with an open and accepting mind. Just as Christians can elaborate existence without our Lord with an open mind. The truth is available for anyone who wishes.



posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 10:02 AM
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Originally posted by reficul
wouldn't their money be more well spent by feeding the hungry,or education?


The exact same could be said of all the religious billboards. Heck the same could be said for any advertisement. Where do you draw the line? People buy a lot of crap that doesn't feed the hungry or educate kids. Whats your point?



posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 10:34 AM
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They absolutely should have the same rights to express their message as everyone else. When I drive home to Kansas on I-70 I always get inundated with about 60 miles of non-stop anti-abortion and anti-pornography billboards - all the way to Abilene. In Abilene there is a porno store which sits off the highway and is covered with billboards that say "pornography destroys families".

So as far as I'm concerned these guys should be allowed to buy billboards directly next to churches with an arrow pointing over that says "pray to the flying spaghetti monster here", "brainwashing classes every Sunday", or "religions destroy societies". If I have to see half-babies on the interstate these guys should be able to fight back.

#, I'm in Denver, maybe these guys want some help.
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posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 10:38 AM
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While I admit I do struggle with my faith... and sometimes often, I do not believe in disrespecting people for their beliefs and things that make up who they are..


Surely atheists can see this is offensive to their mono-theists friends... Most god billboards aren't trying to shove anything down our throat, accept for the ones with pictures of embryos(always makes me a lil sad, effective billboard tho)



posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 10:44 AM
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He loves you so very much,how can't you see that...He gave His son for you



posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 10:46 AM
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Originally posted by MikeBoss
What a bunch of attention whores, if they want to be atheists then be it, don't waste money on some billboard attacking Christianity.


 
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They are only doing the same as christians are doing all over the world. Here they dump even propaganda into my mail box even though i am atheist and not member of any church or religion.
How would you like it if atheists went as far as christians?

Again you prove what kind of hypocrites you really are.



posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 10:49 AM
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I don't understand outspoken atheists. We get it, you don't believe in God.
We just love a good religious debate



posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 10:53 AM
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I like this story about how an amazon tribe converted a missionary to become atheist: www.seacoastonline.com...



posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 11:01 AM
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Here is the best version of 'what God is" that I have ever read. It woke me up and I got it! Its called
2+2=Reality and its brilliant!

You can find it here, its free: www.williamsamuel.com...

When you get to that page, Click on the words Free Gift: 2+2=Reality just above the little image of books. Its a pdf for you to download if you like.

Enjoy, this is totally liberating and "out of the box"!

I think many of you will love this! Atheist and God lovers both!



posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 11:04 AM
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Originally posted by truthinfact
Most god billboards aren't trying to shove anything down our throat...


What is their purpose then?

What is the difference between a billboard that says: "God is LOVE" and one that says: "God is an Imaginary Friend"? They are both just expressing an opinion.

If "God is an Imaginary Friend" is insulting, offensive or "shoving something down throats", then why isn't saying "God is LOVE" the same? Surely religious people know that these billboards are offensive to their atheist friends... Right?



posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 11:10 AM
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Originally posted by MikeBoss
What a bunch of attention whores, if they want to be atheists then be it, don't waste money on some billboard attacking Christianity.


 
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So it's okay for Christians to tell all the unbelievers through billboards that they will go to Hell if they don't accept Jesus as their Savior? Hypocrisy at it's best.



posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 11:15 AM
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I propose a question which may be a little off subject... but I was in the Tuscaloosa Tornado 4/27/2011. My house was one of a few left on our street. Making a long story short for weeks after all I heard was how great all the Christians were for volunteering their time and efforts to help clean up and rebuild. Yes they did many amazing things, and I am nothing but thankful but my question is, is there a difference between:
(1) A Christian who does these things for a God, believing that it is a way of cleansing there soul, making their wrongs, right, and ultimately earning a way into heaven?
or
(2) An Atheist who does it because they truly care about their fellow man, without self interest or self preservation in mind?

I feel the atheist route is more pure... so why would atheism be the fall of man? And why does atheism come with so much negative connotation. Growing up in a strong Christian household I was taught to believe atheists were the devil and evil. This stance in itself goes against Gods teachings. After seeing and experiencing things through my own eyes I denounced religion and now am an Atheist. I believe in my own abilities and need no help from a God to achieve happiness.



posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 11:21 AM
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posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 11:23 AM
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Originally posted by mainidh

Originally posted by gabby2011
don't be surprised when God's patience runs out..


Oh Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, You're our only hope!!!!! -- woops wrong religion.

If your god has a limit to his patience, then let him take it out on all the people using his name to start and perpetuate wars.

But if you think he's going to go "Oh those pesky unbelieving humans, I'll fix them once and for all I will!!!" then... collectively the world will laugh.

So much for all forgiving and all loving... "Why if you keep it up, God will lose his patience with you heathens, and then boy howdy, you'd better watch out!!!" - (book of Mainidh, 24-01-2012)




"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." - Sounds like forgiveness to me.....

I was never a believer in the Bible.....thought it was a complete crock. I used the same arguments posted by everyone here to justify why. But when I started to think about why I believed it was false, I realized I had never even read the book! Where now did I get all these ideas? How could I argue against something I didn't even understand!? I am now in the midst of studying the Bible and everything around it's creation (so as to not be an ignoramus), and it is truly amazing what I am finding that it is actually trying to tell us.

If you have found yourself spouting off against the Bible, and you've never read it......can you really have an opinion about it? Not a valid one in my mind at least.....

I feel that religion has been so far removed from the actual meaning of the Scriptures......that it is no wonder people are turning away and would rather believe in nothing rather than religion. There have always been power hungry MEN who have used the Bible and twisted it's meaning to gain power, control and glory for themselves....I mean...the catholic church made it illegal to own a friggin Bible!.....please don't let that turn you away from learning what it is actually saying......I believe it is extremely important.

This video somewhat sums up how I feel about Jesus and religion......

www.youtube.com...

It's hard to explain why I have turned to believe in the Bible so suddenly.....but it just makes so much sense to me.....especially when you delve into the study of the meaning of the passages.......please don't dismiss it offhand......not because I feel the need for my faith to be validated by others....but because I really like, no, LOVE human beings.....and it has changed me for the better.......maybe it could do the same for you

God bless!



posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 11:24 AM
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Originally posted by fahbe89
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Just so people know, over 94 million people have died from communist regimes, which is decidedly atheist.


If I walk down the street and kill a black man because of his skin color, I didn't do it because I'm an atheist. I did it because I'm a racist asshole. Atheism had no motivating factor in my behavior towards that unfortunate man. I made that decision on my own.

The names you listed is what happens when you give someone too much power. No one will disagree that they were bad men, but they didn't do those horrific acts because of atheism. Atheism is not a philosophy, or a belief system.

For the record, I'm not racist.
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posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 11:46 AM
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What purpose would an Atheist have in promoting atheism?

I get a Christian trying to get folks to repent because they think they will save a soul, or maybe they think they will get a window seat in heaven for doing such, but I see no benefit on the other side.

And to be clear, wars are faught by man. Just because they pervert what they claim is God's word to do it, shouldn't paint everyone who believes in God as a tyrant. (I know those weren't your exact words, but that is how I took it.)

Is there some sort of Atheist church out there?
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posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 11:56 AM
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Originally posted by Titen-Sxull
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These billboards are primarily for other atheists since it's hard for believers to see outside that box, it's more about making a statement to other non-believers that they aren't alone.

I've always wanted to put up a billboard comparing God to Santa, since the two are so similar.

It would be socially acceptable to argue against and even ridicule an adult who believed in a supernatural man in a red suit who's punishes the wicked and rewards the good and has supernatural helpers called elves.

BUT a supernatural man in the sky on a throne who punishes the wicked and rewards the good and has helpers called angels, that's something "sacred" and apparently worth respecting. People are even described as "Salt of the Earth" and "Church Going" when people want to ESTABLISH their integrity or moral standing, it's really quite ridiculous.

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Titan Skull?

Which one? Chronos / Saturn ?

LoL and it is NOT in the sky, it is in HEAVEN.

You should know this . . . .the cross/double cross and interdimensional travel ......


Why then is the human body the only living being to fit in both a square and circle?
Squaring the circle
en.wikipedia.org...



The solution of the problem of squaring the circle by compass and straightedge demands construction of the number \scriptstyle \sqrt{\pi}, and the impossibility of this undertaking follows from the fact that pi is a transcendental (non-algebraic and therefore non-constructible) number. If the problem of the quadrature of the circle is solved using only compass and straightedge, then an algebraic value of pi would be found, which is impossible. Johann Heinrich Lambert conjectured that pi was transcendental in 1768 in the same paper he proved its irrationality, even before the existence of transcendental numbers was proven. It was not until 1882 that Ferdinand von Lindemann proved its transcendence.

The transcendence of pi implies the impossibility of exactly "circling" the square, as well as of squaring the circle.

It is possible to construct a square with an area arbitrarily close to that of a given circle. If a rational number is used as an approximation of pi, then squaring the circle becomes possible, depending on the values chosen. However, this is only an approximation and does not meet the constraints of the ancient rules for solving the problem. Several mathematicians have demonstrated workable procedures based on a variety of approximations.

Bending the rules by allowing an infinite number of compass-and-straightedge operations or by performing the operations on certain non-Euclidean spaces also makes squaring the circle possible. For example, although the circle cannot be squared in Euclidean space, it can be in Gauss–Bolyai–Lobachevsky space. Indeed, even the preceding phrase is overoptimistic.[5][6] There are no squares as such in the hyperbolic plane, although there are regular quadrilaterals, meaning quadrilaterals with all sides congruent and all angles congruent (but these angles are strictly smaller than right angles). There exist, in the hyperbolic plane, (countably) infinitely many pairs of constructible circles and constructible regular quadrilaterals of equal area. However, there is no method for starting with a regular quadrilateral and constructing the circle of equal area, and there is no method for starting with a circle and constructing a regular quadrilateral of equal area (even when the circle has small enough radius such that a regular quadrilateral of equal area exists).




Samael and Azazel are some punk fools, you familiar with them?



posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 12:04 PM
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Originally posted by Cole87
(1) A Christian who does these things for a God, believing that it is a way of cleansing there soul, making their wrongs, right, and ultimately earning a way into heaven?


"But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness." Romans 4:5

We are ALL sinners in God's eyes.....atheist and Christian alike. No matter our good works we still will mess up here and there. THAT is why Jesus died on the cross......as payment for our sins, past, present and future. Works are no longer the deciding factor. Our only obligation is to believe......for the payment of sin is death, and God is good, and God cannot be good if he is not just. Jesus is our mediator......we are condemned to hell (second death) for our sins.....but Jesus traded his death on the cross for ours in the spirit......if we only take in his spirit and belief in him......no worries.....it is a free gift.



or
(2) An Atheist who does it because they truly care about their fellow man, without self interest or self preservation in mind?

I feel the atheist route is more pure... so why would atheism be the fall of man? And why does atheism come with so much negative connotation. Growing up in a strong Christian household I was taught to believe atheists were the devil and evil. This stance in itself goes against Gods teachings. After seeing and experiencing things through my own eyes I denounced religion and now am an Atheist. I believe in my own abilities and need no help from a God to achieve happiness.


Atheism is of the devil......not the atheist. Denounce religion......but to denounce God is a whole different matter.

The belief in your own abilities sounds good and well, but there is something fishy about this statement.....in the book of the law by Aleister Crowley, rule #1 is "do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law"......and he was one evil dude....sexually abused A LOT of children for his sex magik...the book was channeled through his wife by a "spirit being/ET" called lam.....looks a lot like the greys......Crowley-ism was one of the basis' for the new age religion.....atheism is a tool of communism.....know where your beliefs come from.......might make you think......cause I used to be there in your shoes.....sure made me think

Cheers to the Truth!





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