posted on Jun, 11 2013 @ 10:22 AM
"We get that you don't believe in God, yes you don't believe in God, if you don't believe in God that's fair enough. Why are you making a monument to
tell people that you don't believe in God, 'cause that's just mirroring a monument that does believe in God. I mean, it's just silly, stop it, it's
Really? We all know the Christians believe in a god. They don't need to broadcast it. And yet they do.
What about all the ridiculous Christian
or Islam threads posted in the forums? Not a word about those. Just a lot of imprecations against the atheists. We have a thousand years or more of
loud mouthing to catch up to, so what's the big deal? We can't emulate the Christians? What's wrong with that? Can't handle competition?
I'm being unfair, I know. But calling this "rubbish" is the same as me looking at your bumper sticker supporting veterans and those currently serving
and calling it "rubbish". It's an expression of opinion and support. It doesn't matter who put what up first.
In the spirit of this recording, I would go so far as to call the 10 commandments monument "rubbish". Hey, if the shoe fits one foot, there's one for
the other too. Although I do want to make it clear that I support all religions that promote peaceful coexistence with the full availability of
liberty and pursuit of happiness. I do not, however, appreciate double standards. It seems that anywhere you go in the country, as long as you "praise
the Lawd", you get respect for that. If you express your atheism, all you get is hostility and confrontation. It's not safe to be an atheist in some
parts of the nation or world, just as it's not safe to be white or black in other parts. And this really draws arrows to some of that attitude -
"okay, you've made your rebellious opinion clear, now shut up so the smart people can have a say. Amen."
For what it's worth, I hope Nef and the others see this thread. I'm just sorry I wasn't there to catch that part of the discussion or I would have put
all of this straight onto their live thread.
edit on 11-6-2013 by AfterInfinity because: (no reason given)