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This was spotted in West Virginia:

Now, just try to imagine an equivalent sign, that started with the phrase "Attention: Lunatic Christians & their Lawyers".

Think it would remain standing long enough to even take a picture?

Yeah.  Didn't think so.

Current Emotional State: aggravated aggravated

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iwannabeaudra From: iwannabeaudra Date: May 31st, 2007 07:39 pm (UTC) (Link)

Well, it's West Virginia, so I'm not surprised. I'm sure no one is. :)
From: kshandra Date: May 31st, 2007 08:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
A friend of mine is originally from WVa. When my husband (irrepressible individual that he is) asked "So is it really almost heaven?", the response he got was "Only in the same way that purgatory is."
amaebi From: amaebi Date: May 31st, 2007 09:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
You know, while I am entirely in sympathy with your dislike of this sign, it seems to me quite shabby (though not unusual) to suppose a counterfactual, suppose a consequence to it, and then complain about it.
unbeliever64 From: unbeliever64 Date: June 1st, 2007 01:22 am (UTC) (Link)
It was just a rhetorical device. I wasn't ACTUALLY complaining that atheists can't publicly insult Christians on billboards. The real complaint was about the social inequity.

What's good for the (atheist) goose should be good for the (Christian) gander -- and if a "lunatic Christian" sign is socially unacceptable, then a "lunatic atheist" sign should be equally unacceptable...
From: (Anonymous) Date: June 20th, 2007 01:57 am (UTC) (Link)

I don't like that sign either - it is wrong!

Actually, I don't have to imagine such a sign. Your blog has plenty of anti-Christian stuff on it ; )

I am a follower of Jesus Christ and this kind of stuff that "Christians" do really, really irks me. Yes, our country was founded on principles taught in the Bible. The founding fathers of this country recognized a higher power and that power was a person - God. They also realized that our rights and freedoms come to us from God our creator. (oops, that sounded like a sermon - sorry)

However, this sign is against everthing Jesus Christ has told us to do in the Bible.

But you knew that already.
unbeliever64 From: unbeliever64 Date: June 20th, 2007 08:48 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: I don't like that sign either - it is wrong!

I don't mind sermons from reasonable people, even when they're Christians. :)

I hope you (and others reading my words) understand that when I address "Christianity", there are really two aspects I'm talking about.

1) When I'm in full-blown rant mode, it's generally the ultra-right-wing, fundamentalist Creationist lunatics I'm talking about. You know, the ones who make the most noise, and who appear to dominate the Republican party.

I understand that they aren't the MAJORITY of Christians -- for the most part, I think that Christians are reasonable people. But I also believe that they tend to shrug and go along with the lunatic fringe (in part because they are blinded by the "Christian" label), rather than make a stand and fight back.

2) The other aspect of Christianity that I tend to discuss is the basic belief system. The literal belief in God and Jesus. "Faith". Treating the Bible as if it were more than an interesting collection of old fables.

While I am quite certain, personally, that "God" and "Jesus" are human myths, every bit as much as Odin and Thor (or Santa and the Easter Bunny) -- it is nevertheless not my intention to belittle the "good" (i.e. non-fundie) Christians who believe in these things.

The founding fathers were largely Deist (meaning, they spoke vaguely about a Creator, but were not especially Christian beyond that), and they founded a strictly secular country. The Constitution makes no mention of religion, except to say that there will be no religious tests for office.

The only Christians I have a problem with are the ones trying to turn America into a theocracy... :)
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