Last week I did a thread entitled: Public Atheist Monument Across from 10
Naturally, I was excited to find out that it was slated for discussion on ATSLive from Neformore
ATS Live: 164: Pyramids,NA Invasion,PRISM,Self Branding,Atheist,Monsanto(again!),Boats,Top 5
I haven't tuned into ATSLive before, but, I figured they would summarize the info in the OP and other posters' points of view and then discuss.
That's not what happened.
Listen to the 5 minute segment here: chirb.it...
I apologize that the audio is not very good. I used my computer recorder, but it's not
a clear as I would like it to be. Turn the volume up.
One commentator said that atheists should just "Shut up and go away" not once, not twice, but three times in their 5 minutes review. Another
commentator said that these atheists are trying to force everyone into "non-belief" and won't be happy until they do. Another said that atheists are
the product of a bad experience with religion in the childhood upbringing. The commentators never mentioned the reasoning behind the atheist's
monument or the writing inscribed on it.
This thread, Atheist Sunday Assembly goes worldwide, the future is bright for
was also alluded to, and someone said that theses atheists were mimicking religion.
Just to be clear, I'm not an atheist. I believe in a spiritual hierarchy and reincarnation. But I don't believe in the God of the bible or in the
fantastic virgin birth or the resurrection of Jesus. I have family and dear friends that are atheists and understand and respect their view points.
I align myself with organized atheism and support efforts to expose the agenda of the far religious right to interject their doctrine in legislation,
public schools, doctor's offices and courtrooms. I think it's important to elevate the atheist voice to counter stereotypical conclusions that
atheists are immoral, mentally ill, trouble makers, haters of religious people, etc. The religious right is notorious for trying to shame atheists
into silence, and now, ATSLive has joined the bandwagon!
Atheists should be invited to come out of the closet, not told to "Shut up and go away."
I'm not saying that these commentators don't have a right to their opinions, or that their opinions are invalid. But their discussion was one sided,
authoritative and, in my opinion, irrelevant to the topic of thread that they chose for ATSLive. I can only conclude, after listening to their
broadcast, that ATSLive staff members want to shut atheists up. I can't think of any other reason why they chose to discuss a thread about an atheist
groups' actions in a such a negative way, if that wasn't their motivation. The last thing that is said in their 5 minute discussion is "The world
would be a better place with you, bugger off!"
It's a conspiracy I tell you! It's a conspiracy to shame and to silence ATS atheists and ATS pro-atheist posts and threads!
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