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

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posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 02:29 PM
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Let them spend their money on whatever they want, I think it's good to make people think as lets face it, there is no proof of God, in the way we have proof for everything else we know that exists so really people may one day have to come to terms with that fact, That's not to say I know/believe/disbelieve etc.

Also if you think that sign should be taken down, I want the man who stands in the middle of my town and shouts that were all going to burn in hell unless we repent to be moved also.




posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 02:33 PM
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IMO billboards like that will only create more anger. This is anti-theism. I doubt anyone is going become an atheist because of that.

There are better methods to get people to open their eyes and drop the silly beliefs. People should be inspired...



posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 03:28 PM
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fook that -

i want 2 billion idiots to chant :

" ia ia cthulhu fhtagn "

this is just because i am a twisted munkie

i know that HP lovecraft was a man of great imagination but limited literary talent

i just want to see the idiots chant : " ia ia cthulhu fhtagn "

and expect something to happen



posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 03:33 PM
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Cant spell atheist without theist. Here let me go around telling people I do not work in the theatre and I think everyone who does work in the theatre is delusional and believe in their fairy tales. Call me Mr. Atheatre.

let me put a billboard up telling everyone humans didnt really come from monkeys. just another useless billboard. Of course if i saw it id prob chuckle.



posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 03:35 PM
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Originally posted by wlord
I'm not really religious but, IMO- religion on a full scale will be the fall of man .


Let me correct that for you...There ya go...

You see, if I sat down with a fellow atheist, we could discuss our beliefs and be best friends for life.

Now if I sat down with someone of religion, they'll try to get me to convert, get pissed that I don't believe in higher being, tell me the will of God, and ask me over and over and over again why I don't believe in a higher being.

This is just from experience though...



posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 03:35 PM
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Originally posted by ignorant_ape
reply to post by CagliostroTheGreat
 


fook that -

i want 2 billion idiots to chant :

" ia ia cthulhu fhtagn "

this is just because i am a twisted munkie

i know that HP lovecraft was a man of great imagination but limited literary talent

i just want to see the idiots chant : " ia ia cthulhu fhtagn "

and expect something to happen


IA IA CTHULHU FHTAGN!!



posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 03:42 PM
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Put a gun to my head and I'll claim to be a Neo-Pagan, though even that's not really accurate or a good description of the truth. My problem comes in when I'm lumped into the same categories as some of the more hardcore Abrahamic religions folk simply because I'm a theist.

I don't give a hill of beans whether anybody worship Cthulhu, a parking meter, or nothing at all. But if you go prancing around talking about how all theists have imaginary friends, you are, by proxy, insinuating that my view on one topic within the highly subjective field of metaphysics renders me fit for the nuthatch. This is something that I find laughably absurd when so many Atheists that I run across go on and on about how rational and logical they are.



posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 03:47 PM
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Originally posted by AnIntellectualRedneck
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Put a gun to my head and I'll claim to be a Neo-Pagan, though even that's not really accurate or a good description of the truth. My problem comes in when I'm lumped into the same categories as some of the more hardcore Abrahamic religions folk simply because I'm a theist.

I don't give a hill of beans whether anybody worship Cthulhu, a parking meter, or nothing at all. But if you go prancing around talking about how all theists have imaginary friends, you are, by proxy, insinuating that my view on one topic within the highly subjective field of metaphysics renders me fit for the nuthatch. This is something that I find laughably absurd when so many Atheists that I run across go on and on about how rational and logical they are.

I suppose I should maybe clear up the fact that i am not an athiest, i just don't fall in line with ANY organized religion, i belive what i belive and that is more than enough for me.
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posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 04:36 PM
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Wow .. i think those billboards are "Attacking" the religion of Christianity.

Christianity "Hopefully" does not put up billboards that says, "you are going to burn in hell while worms eat your flesh that doesnt die if you do not convert".

You either believe or not , talk about it , but if they dont want to be Christian than dont be!

You want an Atheist sign up? Make it say , trust in man , yourself , only you can change the world. I mean that isnt offending me if it would say something like that. Or put up its website , i mean whatever .. but that is offensive. Very.
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posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 04:40 PM
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Originally posted by wlord
I'm not really religious but, IMO- atheism on a full scale will be the fall of man .


Invalid point, as OP says, religion is the head of the snake.

I hope people will wake up this year.. for all our sakes
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posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 04:41 PM
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Good on them.

Not everyone believes the same things and I hate when other beliefs are shoved down my throat or pushed onto me, even if it's subtle.

Hope it creates discussion and not angry child molesters calling for them to be prosecuted for "pushing this atheist nonsense onto our children".



posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 04:55 PM
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"God is an Imaginary Friend"

If so, he's very powerful and capable of working wonders, and his sense of humor is out of this world!



posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 05:10 PM
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Why do religious people care?
They get to advertise on TV and everywhere else.

lol @ saying a lack of belief is a religion.

Most "christians" I go, go out of family pressure rather than actually caring about god.



posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 05:11 PM
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Insulting someone's beliefs does not open any kind of discussion. In fact, it closes more minds toward whatever "group" (in this case atheists) someone appears to be speaking for. These people don't speak for me. Nor do any of the other atheists who give us a bad name. In fact, this is pissing me off now...grrrr.

Fail.
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posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 05:16 PM
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I'd call this discrimination myself. Honestly they'd get uptight if they saw a religious billboard and I personally don't want to see a really stupid attack/grab for attention ad like this.

Honestly Anti-Theists shut up and grow up a bit. Thanks.

Nothing against Atheists, just anti-theists. -_-



posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 05:33 PM
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We are not putting up Religious pieces of billboards that say, "you will burn in hell for all eternity if you do not believe". If we are , then it needs to be taken down. The Bible tells you to speak softly and be patient. Pissing some one off isnt gonna help bring them to your belief.

atheist are putting up billboards that are discriminatory and offensive.

Puting up a Commercial that says "God Loves you and wants you to be one of his today!" is not offensive at least i hope it isnt.

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posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 06:04 PM
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It doesn't mention worms but it's close enough.



posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 06:17 PM
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I agree with Corp.

Whats the big deal, atheists? It's not like it's real or anything, right? So why all the bother?


It's become the same for both parties now. One can look at the other and claim the exact same about the other and their forceful practices.

Christians try to bring light to an athiest, an athiest tries to tell christians it's all a lie.

So who does more harm here? Athiests do not believe anyways, so it's not like their getting persecuted. Telling an athiest "Your god doesnt exist", should bring a smile to their face, right? It's true in their eyes, so what's the big deal???

Yet, on the otherhand, telling someone who does believe, that their god doesnt exist... That's just being an asshole of a prick.

So... Really, why do "you guys" (the ones we're speaking about here) push harder? Why not turn the other cheek and carry on with your day. If a christian gets in your face, as they're supposed to expect it.. Punch them in the jaw.. I would do the same to anyone, athiest or whoever that got within my personal space. Outside of that space... It's a free world. Why muck it up with billboards showing how much of a damned seperation for EVERY FRIGGIN TOPIC UNDER THE SUN we have in the good olde US. We are some of the most divided, hippocritical people on the planet. Its definatly a wonder when the nation comes together after the death of 6k people at one time, yet we cant stop to wipe the crap off our faces for all the BS we exhale every day.


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posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 06:39 PM
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You could say the same about the Christian groups who post billboards. If it is "ok" for religious people to tell an atheist/agnostic that they are "heathens" and are "going to burn in hell" then it should be ok for those who do not believe in God/gods to do the same right? Of course, in a better world neither would happen...and I don't think anyone should be attacked for their religious/or lack of belief(s).



posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 06:51 PM
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Originally posted by openeyeswideshut
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The difference between the two is that religous boards are put up to promote their religion. These Atheist board are put up to slander religion.


Exactly the words I was looking for. They have a right to do it though and I believe they should have that right. There are different types of atheists just like there are different types of christians. To me a true atheists does not care one way or the other about someone elses beliefs. They just go about their own life. Atheists who put up billboards and are hell bent on "converting" people are just as "religious" as their christian counterparts.

I agree, lots of wars and other mayhem have been started in the name of religion, but that's mans doing. And what these atheists are doing by putting up a billboard mocking christians, is NOT going to open dialogue. It makes them look, to me anyway, like whiny babies who want to start trouble.

If atheists as a group want to make a statement like this group of men putting up the billboard, maybe they should give the group a name and be do-gooders in their community. Work in soup kitchens, have food drives, meetings on ways they can improve their city. THAT would attract positive attention. I've known atheists who do these types of things on an individual level. But hey, if they want to use their hard earned dollars on something that will just create controversy, that's their right.



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