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136. ah ok, sorry , my bad :) (nt)
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  -Atheist Removes Memorial Crosses For Woman, Baby The Straight Story  May-23-06 02:11 PM   #0 
  - Sorry, but that's just messed up...  Mythsaje   May-23-06 02:14 PM   #1 
  - Atheists can be religious fanatics  jobycom   May-23-06 02:30 PM   #31 
  - Read the other article in the OP; it will give you a different view of the  lindisfarne   May-23-06 03:08 PM   #59 
  - I had already read it. Gives me the same opinion.  jobycom   May-23-06 08:18 PM   #138 
  - I'm a proud atheist who's never been offended by a cross  formernaderite   May-25-06 07:44 AM   #327 
     - So true  BoneDaddy   May-25-06 09:27 PM   #350 
  - It is his property  proud2Blib   May-24-06 09:33 AM   #223 
  - What part of private property is so hard to deal with here?  politicat   May-24-06 09:29 PM   #280 
     - Wow that is some higher thinking  BoneDaddy   May-24-06 11:14 PM   #300 
        - No more morally bankrupt than society forcing religious displays  politicat   May-25-06 01:00 AM   #307 
           - Damn, and I was gonna ask if I could "erect" a symbol of my love  U4ikLefty   May-25-06 03:39 AM   #313 
           - Is it tasteful?  politicat   May-25-06 05:34 PM   #346 
           - Okay let's try to think rationally AND compassionately  BoneDaddy   May-25-06 07:30 PM   #349 
              - Why thank you for the lecture on living with others.  politicat   May-25-06 11:06 PM   #352 
                 - So now your are a grief counselor too  BoneDaddy   May-26-06 07:02 AM   #353 
  - I've seen this sort of thing annoy other atheists  LittleClarkie   May-23-06 02:14 PM   #2 
  - exagerate much? n/t  Scout   May-23-06 10:17 PM   #154 
  - Only if the cemeteries are on their property  proud2Blib   May-24-06 09:35 AM   #224 
  - Cemeteries are the place for this. Private property isn't.  politicat   May-24-06 09:34 PM   #282 
  - His property; his rules  TechBear_Seattle   May-23-06 02:14 PM   #3 
  - Oops, didn't see that he's the property owner. Of course it was his right  LittleClarkie   May-23-06 02:16 PM   #7 
  - I don't dispute that he could have handled the matter better  TechBear_Seattle   May-23-06 02:19 PM   #12 
  - I still wonder if we erased the religious symbolism  LittleClarkie   May-23-06 02:23 PM   #20 
  - The logical fallacy of the red herring  TechBear_Seattle   May-23-06 02:27 PM   #27 
  - But not the angels??  The Straight Story   May-23-06 05:37 PM   #108 
     - Those have been appropriated by the New Age movement  LittleClarkie   May-23-06 06:43 PM   #123 
        - Says who?  The Straight Story   May-23-06 07:42 PM   #132 
           - Eh. I was being facetious.  LittleClarkie   May-23-06 07:48 PM   #135 
              - ah ok, sorry , my bad :) (nt)  The Straight Story   May-23-06 07:55 PM   #136 
              - Note how he "accidentally" destroyed the father's baby booties  Leopolds Ghost   May-23-06 11:40 PM   #164 
                 - He has the right to deem what is crap or not on his own land.  Cobalt Violet   May-24-06 10:53 PM   #297 
                 - Absolutely  BoneDaddy   May-26-06 09:32 AM   #354 
  - He left several items, including religious, and only removed the cross  jobycom   May-23-06 02:36 PM   #36 
  - Would he, or we? whaddayamean we  Leopolds Ghost   May-23-06 11:35 PM   #162 
  - Why would I do that  LittleClarkie   May-24-06 12:34 AM   #178 
     - That's OK, unlike Brodmerkle, I can be an equal-opportunity jerk. :-) n/t  Leopolds Ghost   May-24-06 01:14 AM   #187 
  - Who cares...  Bzzzz   May-24-06 11:56 AM   #243 
  - He allowed it in the first place and then became an asshole.  seriousstan   May-23-06 02:23 PM   #21 
     - Now see. I should read the whole thing before reacting  LittleClarkie   May-23-06 02:32 PM   #33 
     - Read again...  politicat   May-24-06 09:39 PM   #285 
  - Read the article...  Ms. Toad   May-23-06 06:29 PM   #122 
  - I think they used it because that was his reasoning  The Straight Story   May-23-06 02:17 PM   #8 
  - I agree. That was my first thought.  BrklynLiberal   May-23-06 02:21 PM   #14 
  - If he said he was a Baptist and opposes "popish nonsense" like shrines  TechBear_Seattle   May-23-06 02:21 PM   #15 
     - Bashing everyone in this country it seems, even on DU, is fine  The Straight Story   May-23-06 02:46 PM   #43 
     - I should pope so. Ideally people WOULD be offended. Or anti-"pagan" nt  Leopolds Ghost   May-24-06 01:53 AM   #195 
  - legally I agree, if its his property, he should not have to have that up,  Lerkfish   May-23-06 02:18 PM   #11 
  - I agree with you there  TechBear_Seattle   May-23-06 02:22 PM   #17 
     - When did it become "progressive" to defend absolute property rights  Leopolds Ghost   May-23-06 11:43 PM   #165 
        - I don't think a Wiccan would do what the fiance did...  Scout   May-24-06 10:35 PM   #291 
  - Exactly, and a memorial doesn't have to include a symbol  Warpy   May-23-06 02:24 PM   #23 
  - What about those of us who find symbols of witchcraft offensive?  Leopolds Ghost   May-23-06 11:47 PM   #167 
     - Exactly why I suggested nonsectarian symbols  Warpy   May-24-06 07:41 AM   #208 
  - It's not always about rights.  11cents   May-23-06 02:39 PM   #40 
  - Thank you. No building memorials on private prop w/o permission. duh  elehhhhna   May-23-06 02:52 PM   #48 
  - Edit: read the 2nd article in the OP. It will make the situation more  lindisfarne   May-23-06 02:59 PM   #51 
  - Nope, read again, grieving father says 2 MONTHS  Leopolds Ghost   May-24-06 12:04 AM   #170 
     - I agree the guy is an ass  proud2Blib   May-24-06 09:39 AM   #225 
     - If it were my dead kid's baby booties, I wouldn't have put them on  politicat   May-24-06 10:17 PM   #288 
  - Just because he has a legal right to do it  Donald Ian Rankin   May-24-06 06:03 AM   #205 
  - That's my opinion. It's his property.  Clark2008   May-24-06 06:16 AM   #207 
  - Just another battle in the 'War on Cristians'  democrat_patriot   May-23-06 02:15 PM   #4 
  - "Its the guys property he can do what he wants"  Leopolds Ghost   May-24-06 12:14 AM   #175 
  - First, it's against the law...  Bzzzz   May-24-06 12:04 PM   #245 
  - That headline will go a long way toward setting the tone for debate  Bill McBlueState   May-23-06 02:15 PM   #5 
  - Property Owner Removes Memorial Crosses After Telling Bereaved YES  cryingshame   May-23-06 03:04 PM   #55 
  - they should hire you  Bill McBlueState   May-23-06 03:25 PM   #70 
  - Property owner said they could remain for 2 weeks.  PassingFair   May-23-06 03:56 PM   #93 
     - If he was innocently burying the items out of respect,  Leopolds Ghost   May-24-06 12:26 AM   #177 
  - "DUers, being fair and objective, won't fall for this"...  Wrinkle_In_Time   May-23-06 09:47 PM   #152 
     - Yup, critical thinking skills seem to be in short supply here...  SidDithers   May-24-06 08:18 AM   #213 
     - pretty much...  Bill McBlueState   May-24-06 08:23 AM   #214 
  - Methinks there may be more to this story than being reported  MindPilot   May-23-06 02:15 PM   #6 
  - See the second link I posted, a lot more info there (nt)  The Straight Story   May-23-06 02:17 PM   #10 
  - For instance, she was pregnant. "Cross for woman, baby" is misleading  Bluebear   May-23-06 02:26 PM   #25 
  - Um, not really - in some states the Driver could be charged with 2 counts  The Straight Story   May-23-06 02:49 PM   #44 
  - Journalistically, I would think "pregnant woman killed" is more accurate  Bluebear   May-23-06 02:51 PM   #45 
  - She was 8 months pregnant & they tried to save the baby.  Bridget Burke   May-23-06 03:18 PM   #65 
     - Thank you, the stories above did not point out 'how pregnant' she was. nt  Bluebear   May-23-06 03:35 PM   #78 
  - That's pretty much the whole country  RGBolen   May-24-06 12:13 AM   #174 
  - That just makes Brodmerkle a hypocrite.  Leopolds Ghost   May-24-06 12:35 AM   #179 
     - You're way over the top here.  girl gone mad   May-24-06 01:11 AM   #186 
        - It's a slippery slope either way when you get into "property rights"...  Leopolds Ghost   May-24-06 01:23 AM   #189 
  - Rt. 62 is not a highway at all. It's a backroad.  Cobalt Violet   May-24-06 11:09 PM   #299 
  - Not nice to bury them, but it's his property.  ContraBass Black   May-23-06 02:17 PM   #9 
  - The guy does sound like a prick but...  NJ_Lib   May-23-06 02:20 PM   #13 
  - Common law says Brodmerkle could've shot 'im fer trespassing n/t  Leopolds Ghost   May-24-06 12:38 AM   #180 
  - The guy seems to be an asshole  johnnie   May-23-06 02:21 PM   #16 
  - LOL!  Leopolds Ghost   May-24-06 12:41 AM   #181 
  - Something I have never understood about this...  Momgonepostal   May-23-06 02:22 PM   #18 
  - In the article it states that they had a mutual agreement of a 2 week  seriousstan   May-23-06 02:25 PM   #24 
  - personally i am having issue with driving cross country with crosses  seabeyond   May-23-06 02:41 PM   #41 
  - Our streets are drenched with the blood of people who have died  CAcyclist   May-23-06 03:12 PM   #64 
  - Nobody ever got hurt getting from point a to point b until...  MindPilot   May-23-06 03:24 PM   #69 
  - sure. and lets just retard our children with this kind of thinking  seabeyond   May-23-06 03:48 PM   #86 
  - Hear, hear. Would people say they are "sick and tired" of PBS Honor Roll?  Leopolds Ghost   May-24-06 12:43 AM   #182 
  - Yeah, I have the same reaction. I don't like being reminded of tragedies  Ladyhawk   May-23-06 08:46 PM   #142 
  - I agree, I see them everywhere  Caoimhe   May-23-06 02:43 PM   #42 
  - One of my neighbors had a serious problem with this.  Xithras   May-23-06 03:33 PM   #77 
  - what a story.... n/t  seabeyond   May-23-06 03:55 PM   #92 
  - "CRAZED CHRISTIAN DESTROYS ATHEIST FARMER'S LAND ! ! !"  beam me up scottie   May-23-06 11:56 PM   #168 
  - Yeah, that cross builder sounds like just as much of a jerk as Brodmerkle.  Leopolds Ghost   May-24-06 12:56 AM   #184 
  - Oh my  shrike   May-24-06 09:56 AM   #231 
  - If crosses mean nothing  sandnsea   May-23-06 04:02 PM   #97 
  - The property owner, presumably, doesn't wish to appear...  Orsino   May-24-06 07:53 AM   #209 
  - It is getting rediculous.  alphafemale   May-24-06 01:22 AM   #188 
  - This is based on fundamental disrespect for culture.  lvx35   May-23-06 02:22 PM   #19 
  - Strangely enough, Hindus, Muslims, and Atheists Have NO Need  Demeter   May-23-06 04:33 PM   #105 
  - Oh the GALL of those Christians! How DARE they leave flowers and crosses  lvx35   May-23-06 06:24 PM   #119 
     - It's the Sense of Entitlement  Demeter   May-23-06 08:16 PM   #137 
     - no, i can't imagine...  QuestionAll   May-23-06 09:17 PM   #148 
     - As long as they don't leave an actual gall bladder at the memorial, I'm OK  Leopolds Ghost   May-24-06 02:05 AM   #197 
     - And the Gall of that atheist for not wanting that crap on HIS land!  Cobalt Violet   May-24-06 11:18 PM   #301 
  - "I don't care whose beliefs it is."  Scout   May-23-06 10:27 PM   #155 
  - Ha!  trotsky   May-24-06 08:52 AM   #216 
  - Hindus, Buddhists, Pagans etc. DO put up memorials, indeed.  Leopolds Ghost   May-24-06 02:00 AM   #196 
  - Legally and Morally fine  Ravenseye   May-23-06 02:24 PM   #22 
  - He allowed it to be put there:  The Straight Story   May-23-06 02:27 PM   #26 
  - He allowed angels, a wreath, stuffed animals & flowers to be displayed  Bluebear   May-23-06 02:28 PM   #28 
  - Odd though why he did allow them at first  The Straight Story   May-23-06 02:33 PM   #34 
     - I dunno.  Bluebear   May-23-06 02:38 PM   #39 
        - Moral of the story:  The Straight Story   May-23-06 02:51 PM   #47 
  - That is the beauty of America... You're allowed to be a...  NJ_Lib   May-23-06 02:29 PM   #29 
     - Yup you sure are  Ravenseye   May-23-06 02:32 PM   #32 
     - We have a strong tradition of that in Massachusetts.  Cobalt Violet   May-24-06 11:26 PM   #305 
  - I've Seen So Much Abuse of "Sensitivity" Lately  Demeter   May-23-06 02:29 PM   #30 
  - "People who want to be victims"???  fishnfla   May-23-06 04:06 PM   #99 
     - The "Victim" Is The One Who Insists On Appropriating Another's Property  Demeter   May-23-06 04:24 PM   #104 
        - Yes, I see, property rights trump everything  fishnfla   May-24-06 11:28 AM   #240 
  - Mass law says first 6 feet next to road is not your property - so there's  papau   May-23-06 02:35 PM   #35 
  - Are you talking ownership, or ROW?  Xithras   May-23-06 03:06 PM   #57 
     - I am an actuary - one of my daughters is the lawyer in the family - but  papau   May-23-06 03:24 PM   #68 
  - I am an atheist, but I do not see any problem  RebelOne   May-23-06 02:36 PM   #37 
  - On his property. That's the issue.  BurtWorm   May-23-06 02:58 PM   #50 
  - How long would you want that cross on your lawn, Burt?  PassingFair   May-23-06 03:42 PM   #83 
     - It was the front lawn? He let it stay up for two weeks?  BurtWorm   May-23-06 03:46 PM   #85 
        - Interestingly....  PassingFair   May-23-06 03:53 PM   #91 
           - Where did the guy pull the two months figure from?  BurtWorm   May-23-06 03:58 PM   #94 
              - Sounds like a simple misunderstanding....  PassingFair   May-23-06 04:01 PM   #96 
  - Why do we only memorialize car crash victims?  PassingFair   May-23-06 03:36 PM   #79 
     - You make excellent points.  BurtWorm   May-23-06 03:48 PM   #87 
  - What a stupid thing for this property-owning atheist to get his  Vinca   May-23-06 02:37 PM   #38 
  - These road side memorials have gotten out of hand here in Hawaii  Jara sang   May-23-06 02:51 PM   #46 
  - In our case - the memorial is at home  The Straight Story   May-23-06 02:53 PM   #49 
  - I do the same thing--I have a little shrine for my dad over the fireplace  MindPilot   May-23-06 03:10 PM   #61 
  - There are more and more of them.  Opposite Reaction   May-23-06 03:04 PM   #56 
     - Agreed, I'm waiting for the contest judging who has the best memorial.  Jara sang   May-23-06 03:09 PM   #60 
     - Seen any with tip jars yet?  Opposite Reaction   May-23-06 03:22 PM   #67 
     - On the flip side of that  The Straight Story   May-23-06 03:49 PM   #88 
  - The headline's a bit provocative, ain't it.  BurtWorm   May-23-06 03:03 PM   #52 
  - He was an ass.  missb   May-23-06 03:03 PM   #53 
  - Premarital sex and a "bastard" child but its the ATHEIST with "no respect"  IdaBriggs   May-23-06 03:04 PM   #54 
  - Lol  charlie   May-23-06 03:10 PM   #62 
  - I am evil, aren't I?  IdaBriggs   May-23-06 04:21 PM   #103 
  - isn't he the one who described himself as an atheist?  onenote   May-23-06 03:27 PM   #71 
  - best post in this thread!  Scout   May-23-06 10:13 PM   #153 
  - I'm an atheist and the crosses don't annoy me in this context  CAcyclist   May-23-06 03:07 PM   #58 
  - More litter on the highways. Yeah, good idea.  Jara sang   May-23-06 03:10 PM   #63 
  - You meanie. You obviously don't understand the importance...  Opposite Reaction   May-23-06 03:27 PM   #72 
  - Why specific to car crashes?  MindPilot   May-23-06 03:21 PM   #66 
  - Can these be back-dated?  Opposite Reaction   May-23-06 03:29 PM   #75 
  - actually, to have the roadside littered with distractions  Bill McBlueState   May-23-06 03:32 PM   #76 
  - I'm an atheist and they bother me a lot.  Cobalt Violet   May-25-06 06:25 AM   #320 
  - Some Athiest are very passionate about their religion  Freedom_Aflaim   May-23-06 03:28 PM   #73 
  - People aren't reading the 2nd article in OP - it gives a very different  lindisfarne   May-23-06 03:29 PM   #74 
  - But, but, the first article is so much more sensational!  Bluebear   May-23-06 03:36 PM   #80 
  - What's next? A right to BURN a cross on someone's lawn?  IanDB1   May-23-06 03:41 PM   #81 
  - I didn't realize you could just annex other peoples' property if  Marr   May-23-06 03:42 PM   #82 
  - Did not annex it, asked permission and got it  The Straight Story   May-23-06 03:58 PM   #95 
     - I did- but apparently he also promised to remove the memorial after  Marr   May-23-06 04:07 PM   #100 
  - I drove by a memorial on Rt 16 in Everett (also in MA) where  AllieB   May-23-06 03:43 PM   #84 
  - He is fully within the law and has every right  MathGuy   May-23-06 03:51 PM   #89 
  - Just my $0.02  tammywammy   May-23-06 03:52 PM   #90 
  - As far as I'm concerned, he was perfectly within his rights.  Spider Jerusalem   May-23-06 04:03 PM   #98 
  - And then he runs to the media to make a Jerry Springer circus out of it.  BurtWorm   May-23-06 04:07 PM   #101 
  - Agreed. I'm getting pretty tired of seeing this guy called a prick  Mojambo   May-23-06 05:02 PM   #106 
     - Perhaps he deserved it some  The Straight Story   May-23-06 05:36 PM   #107 
        - I wonder if it was made clear that crosses would be a part of the memorial  Mojambo   May-23-06 05:55 PM   #114 
  - What a douchebag.  BamaLefty   May-23-06 04:20 PM   #102 
  - Would you really want a memorial on your front lawn? n/t  progressivebydesign   May-23-06 05:45 PM   #111 
  - The "douchebag" didn't want a shrine on his property-how is he a radical?  beam me up scottie   May-24-06 12:06 AM   #171 
     - He's An Idiot  Crisco   May-24-06 09:21 AM   #220 
  - Good for him!!  QuestionAll   May-23-06 05:40 PM   #109 
  - see post 112  The Straight Story   May-23-06 05:50 PM   #113 
     - since you know so much- what were the exact terms of the agreement?  QuestionAll   May-23-06 05:56 PM   #115 
  - Putting a memorial on someone's property is wrong...  progressivebydesign   May-23-06 05:44 PM   #110 
  - Cause he agreed to it?  The Straight Story   May-23-06 05:50 PM   #112 
     - He agreed to it and lived up to the deal.  Mojambo   May-23-06 05:57 PM   #116 
     - Yes, because the agreement was that it would remain for that long.  NYC Liberal   May-23-06 06:12 PM   #117 
     - He agreed to 2 weeks. We are now a month past the accident  Beaverhausen   May-23-06 06:26 PM   #121 
     - Why do you keep wanting to blame this guy for doing something wrong?  trotsky   May-24-06 08:58 AM   #217 
  - What A Prick!  Southpawkicker   May-23-06 06:24 PM   #118 
  - Yeah, it's a good thing your religious faith doesn't prevent you  Mojambo   May-23-06 06:52 PM   #125 
     - You're Right, My Faith Doesn't Preclude Me From Saying What  Southpawkicker   May-23-06 07:30 PM   #129 
        - Not into the whole 'turning the other cheek' thing then?  Mojambo   May-23-06 07:36 PM   #131 
        - Turning The Other Cheek  Southpawkicker   May-23-06 08:29 PM   #139 
           - Do you think Christ was turning the other cheek when he threw the tables  Mojambo   May-23-06 08:45 PM   #141 
              - Why Did He Leave Some Things, And Bury The Cross?  Southpawkicker   May-23-06 09:03 PM   #143 
                 - Perhaps the idea of a memorial didn't bother him  Mojambo   May-23-06 09:18 PM   #149 
                 - He left the personal effects.  greyl   May-24-06 03:06 AM   #203 
                    - That Is An Asinine Interpretation Of My Post  Southpawkicker   May-24-06 06:00 PM   #275 
                       - It was designed to make you think.  greyl   May-24-06 06:06 PM   #276 
                          - I'm Not Shocked That You Think You Made A Point  Southpawkicker   May-24-06 08:19 PM   #277 
                             - I think most would realize that you're misreading it and  greyl   May-24-06 11:20 PM   #302 
        - what are they? words?  Scout   May-23-06 10:39 PM   #157 
           - Hey, Glad You Could Make It!  Southpawkicker   May-24-06 08:21 PM   #278 
  - Why would you want to visit the place where your wife died?  Beaverhausen   May-23-06 06:25 PM   #120 
  - Not his wife. 8 months pregnant and he wouldn't marry her.  Divernan   May-23-06 07:45 PM   #133 
     - excellent, thank you very much  Scout   May-23-06 10:44 PM   #158 
     - Uh, I know a couple who married when their triplets were 2 years old  shrike   May-24-06 09:50 AM   #229 
        - just hypocrites n/t  Scout   May-24-06 12:13 PM   #250 
        - Wish I could say something that wouldn't get this post deleted.  shrike   May-24-06 02:18 PM   #263 
           - Yes, I Hear You  Southpawkicker   May-24-06 09:26 PM   #279 
           - what makes either of you ASSUME I am not religious?  Scout   May-24-06 10:36 PM   #292 
           - wtf  Scout   May-24-06 10:37 PM   #293 
        - Don't misquote me or twist what I wrote.  Divernan   May-24-06 12:40 PM   #257 
           - Don't see where I twisted your words  shrike   May-24-06 02:16 PM   #261 
              - Could be.  trotsky   May-24-06 03:06 PM   #269 
                 - Well, he's the grieving party  shrike   May-25-06 04:20 PM   #341 
  - He's a nasty old crank.  SmokingJacket   May-23-06 06:45 PM   #124 
  - If he was a nasty old crank he would have told them to go fuck themselves  Mojambo   May-23-06 06:57 PM   #127 
  - I don't think it has anything to do with him being an atheist  Skittles   May-23-06 06:56 PM   #126 
  - isn't this OP and thread life the most freeped out thing you've ever seen?  Jeffersons Ghost   May-23-06 07:04 PM   #128 
  - Ironically enough  LittleClarkie   May-23-06 07:32 PM   #130 
  - Um, we keep such things kicked all the time around here  The Straight Story   May-23-06 07:46 PM   #134 
  - Freeped?  Southpawkicker   May-23-06 08:31 PM   #140 
  - Man that's just cold  JNelson6563   May-23-06 09:11 PM   #144 
  - Christian attempts to erect religious altar on private property.  Beelzebud   May-23-06 09:12 PM   #145 
  - Logical fallacy-- red herring  LittleClarkie   May-23-06 09:15 PM   #146 
  - Fair enough. Exchange words. It's the same thing.  Beelzebud   May-23-06 09:17 PM   #147 
  - Skewed? Is it not an honest headline?  The Straight Story   May-23-06 10:51 PM   #159 
  - No, it's NOT an honest headline...  Spider Jerusalem   May-24-06 03:56 PM   #273 
  - Yep.  beam me up scottie   May-24-06 12:01 AM   #169 
  - How do we know this guy is really an Atheist?  genie_weenie   May-23-06 09:18 PM   #150 
  - Those Atheists are SUCH assholes ....  Trajan   May-23-06 09:29 PM   #151 
  - He brought up his idealism - not me or the reporter  The Straight Story   May-23-06 10:54 PM   #160 
  - You posted it and got everyone yipping about it like it was a hate crime.  beam me up scottie   May-24-06 12:25 AM   #176 
  - He brought up his milk drinking - not me or the reporter ...  Trajan   May-24-06 02:38 AM   #200 
  - Please see my post #150.  genie_weenie   May-24-06 09:46 AM   #228 
  - This story is like a week old - but I live up here  Mr_Spock   May-23-06 10:34 PM   #156 
  - I guess that particular Christian doesn't know the meaning of "2 weeks"...  SidDithers   May-23-06 11:11 PM   #161 
  - MSM's witch hunt against Atheists continues...  Odin2005   May-23-06 11:38 PM   #163 
  - Yep, and DU is sucking it up.  beam me up scottie   May-24-06 12:07 AM   #172 
  - I think it's rude  KingFlorez   May-23-06 11:44 PM   #166 
  - Is EVERY asshole who's a CHRISTIAN going to generate this much attention?  beam me up scottie   May-24-06 12:10 AM   #173 
  - I hope so, because this is typical American behavior.  Leopolds Ghost   May-24-06 01:32 AM   #191 
  - What a ridiculous comparison.  beam me up scottie   May-24-06 01:37 AM   #192 
  - What are you talking about?  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   May-24-06 02:08 AM   #198 
  - Just One Caveat Scottie  Southpawkicker   May-24-06 09:33 PM   #281 
  - I guess I'm more of an asshole than this guy.  bling bling   May-24-06 12:47 AM   #183 
  - Agreed, would not let anyone put anything on my property... nt.  Strong Atheist   May-24-06 08:51 AM   #215 
  - Before you say "property rights!", Under Common Law, You Can Be Shot.  Leopolds Ghost   May-24-06 01:10 AM   #185 
  - "secularists" ?  beam me up scottie   May-24-06 01:27 AM   #190 
  - Don't feel bad, some people say "values-based" like it's a bad thing  Leopolds Ghost   May-24-06 01:45 AM   #193 
     - I don't think you're in a smaller minority.  beam me up scottie   May-24-06 01:53 AM   #194 
        - You and me both, BMUS n/t  varkam   May-24-06 02:43 AM   #202 
  - Wow, your definition of right-of-way fascinates me...tell me more.  U4ikLefty   May-25-06 04:11 AM   #314 
  - Ok now  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   May-24-06 02:23 AM   #199 
  - The Only Difference I Have With Your Idea Buffy  Southpawkicker   May-24-06 09:39 PM   #284 
     - He probably was/is quite grief stricken  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   May-24-06 10:39 PM   #294 
  - My .02.  varkam   May-24-06 02:42 AM   #201 
  - That's my take, too  shrike   May-24-06 10:05 AM   #233 
  - One month is long enough  InaneAnanity   May-24-06 04:27 AM   #204 
  - This thread makes me ashamed to be a DUer and and atheist  Donald Ian Rankin   May-24-06 06:14 AM   #206 
  - spoken like a true atheist Donald, thanks  Jeffersons Ghost   May-24-06 07:58 AM   #210 
  - Oh please. It's his property. He allowed the crosses in for a time,  lizzy   May-24-06 08:01 AM   #211 
  - before any debate, check the sources in the OP. this is all fiction  Jeffersons Ghost   May-24-06 08:04 AM   #212 
     - Ha?  fun n serious   May-24-06 09:11 AM   #218 
  - I'm sure that the atheist-bashers...  trotsky   May-24-06 09:13 AM   #219 
  - No , and the fact that no-one is admitting they think it is sickening.  Donald Ian Rankin   May-24-06 12:02 PM   #244 
     - Well, let's debate the grieving process then.  trotsky   May-24-06 12:18 PM   #252 
     - Respect is indeed a one-way street.  Donald Ian Rankin   May-24-06 12:32 PM   #255 
        - I'm having a tough time reversing this situation  trotsky   May-24-06 12:37 PM   #256 
        - It's a declining scale.  Donald Ian Rankin   May-24-06 12:59 PM   #259 
           - Well now I'm even more confused.  trotsky   May-24-06 01:05 PM   #260 
              - It seems that atheists, being more enlightened about all things  BurtWorm   May-24-06 03:53 PM   #272 
              - I don't care if he was a property owning purple rabbit  LittleClarkie   May-24-06 09:51 PM   #287 
                 - Because he allowed a memorial on his property?  trotsky   May-25-06 07:34 AM   #326 
        - Utter nonsense...  Spider Jerusalem   May-24-06 04:04 PM   #274 
           - Poor choice of words, I admit.  Donald Ian Rankin   May-25-06 05:32 AM   #317 
              - No, they don't.  Spider Jerusalem   May-25-06 06:05 AM   #318 
                 - Well,  Donald Ian Rankin   May-25-06 06:16 AM   #319 
                    - I'm capable of keeping my grief to myself.  Spider Jerusalem   May-25-06 06:27 AM   #321 
                       - No.  Donald Ian Rankin   May-25-06 12:26 PM   #335 
     - Do we have to have universal standards for what is "sickening?"  BurtWorm   May-24-06 03:12 PM   #270 
  - Just think about having someone else turn your property into a religious  BurtWorm   May-24-06 10:33 AM   #238 
  - Atheists, and everyone else,  Donald Ian Rankin   May-24-06 11:48 AM   #241 
     - In the Jewish religion, a mother, a husband, a child...no matter who  BurtWorm   May-24-06 12:08 PM   #247 
     - I strongly disagree.  Donald Ian Rankin   May-24-06 12:15 PM   #251 
        - Of course some people mourn privately for much longer.  BurtWorm   May-24-06 12:53 PM   #258 
        - the fiance lost neither a wife nor a child....  Scout   May-24-06 10:31 PM   #290 
           - This is what I mean about this thread making me ashamed to be a DUer  Donald Ian Rankin   May-25-06 05:15 AM   #315 
              - if you don't like the company here...  Scout   May-25-06 02:29 PM   #337 
     - so which is it, who chooses?  Scout   May-24-06 10:26 PM   #289 
  - What the hell is this? I see someone who has interpreted the words of  Random_Australian   May-27-06 07:36 AM   #358 
  - He buried the damn cross?  shrike   May-24-06 09:28 AM   #221 
  - Would it have been more respectful...  trotsky   May-24-06 09:32 AM   #222 
     - How about give it back?  shrike   May-24-06 09:51 AM   #230 
        - We don't know the details.  trotsky   May-24-06 10:04 AM   #232 
           - It's not about being the atheist  shrike   May-24-06 10:06 AM   #234 
           - He allowed the memorial for a full two weeks past the agreement.  trotsky   May-24-06 10:11 AM   #236 
              - That impression is simply wrong.  Donald Ian Rankin   May-24-06 12:10 PM   #248 
              - But this isn't about refusing to allow a memorial.  trotsky   May-24-06 12:28 PM   #254 
                 - "Agreed upon timeframe"?  Donald Ian Rankin   May-25-06 05:20 AM   #316 
                    - And what are your grounds for believing the fiance?  trotsky   May-25-06 07:15 AM   #325 
                       - As I've said,  Donald Ian Rankin   May-25-06 10:39 AM   #330 
                          - Why?  trotsky   May-25-06 10:49 AM   #331 
                             - No, you don't understand.  Donald Ian Rankin   May-25-06 12:22 PM   #334 
                                - No, the issue is how MUCH respect and compassion is warranted.  trotsky   May-25-06 01:06 PM   #336 
                                   - I have a lot of evidence, too.  Donald Ian Rankin   May-25-06 02:58 PM   #338 
                                      - Oh, but wait, this isn't about him being an atheist! You told me so!  trotsky   May-25-06 03:31 PM   #340 
                                         - No, I said that  Donald Ian Rankin   May-25-06 04:33 PM   #343 
                                            - A simple reading of several posts in this thread  trotsky   May-25-06 05:36 PM   #347 
                                               - I think you're rather proving my point  Donald Ian Rankin   May-27-06 07:18 AM   #357 
                                               - "in spite of"?  trotsky   May-27-06 10:47 AM   #359 
              - So you bury the cross, eh? Whatever n/t  shrike   May-24-06 02:17 PM   #262 
                 - As opposed to other options?  trotsky   May-24-06 02:24 PM   #264 
                 - Call him up and say, "Two weeks are up. Come get your memorial?"  shrike   May-24-06 02:29 PM   #265 
                    - Why is it now his burden?  trotsky   May-24-06 02:51 PM   #267 
                 - The victims were buried.  greyl   May-24-06 11:25 PM   #304 
           - Trying to make criticism of this guy into an attack on atheism  Donald Ian Rankin   May-24-06 12:12 PM   #249 
              - Perhaps a dose of the facts would be helpful.  trotsky   May-24-06 12:27 PM   #253 
              - The media in Boston certainly played up the guy's atheism.  BurtWorm   May-24-06 02:38 PM   #266 
                 - Great point, BurtWorm. n/t  trotsky   May-24-06 03:14 PM   #271 
  - Roadside religious icons don't belong on public property, either.  porphyrian   May-24-06 09:41 AM   #226 
  - The Christian cross  frogmarch   May-24-06 09:43 AM   #227 
  - His Property, why should he be forced to promote the religion  TheFriedPiper   May-24-06 10:11 AM   #235 
  - If it is his land, he has the right to do  dogday   May-24-06 10:13 AM   #237 
  - I have a problem with the whole roadside shrine thing, anyways  noonwitch   May-24-06 10:33 AM   #239 
  - I would do the same if it were my property and I would charge trespassing.  NoodleyAppendage   May-24-06 11:56 AM   #242 
  - Almost happened to me when someone stopped their car in the  Strong Atheist   May-24-06 12:07 PM   #246 
  - No chance to bash atheists gets missed, does it?  TheFriedPiper   May-24-06 03:01 PM   #268 
  - I expect to find a burning "null set" symbol on my lawn...  Wrinkle_In_Time   May-24-06 09:36 PM   #283 
  - I Don't Understand Why People Put Anything To Memorialize Where Someone Is  Southpawkicker   May-24-06 09:45 PM   #286 
  - Intolerance, pure and simple  Nevernose   May-24-06 10:44 PM   #295 
  - Did you read that he allowed angels, stuffed animals, etc?  Bluebear   May-24-06 10:45 PM   #296 
  - penny=pound; ALSO the anti-Catholic antipathy is VERY suspicious  Nevernose   May-24-06 11:06 PM   #298 
  - If he doesn't want that crap on his lawn he shouldn't have to tolerate it.  Cobalt Violet   May-24-06 11:41 PM   #306 
  - If he had been a fundamentalist Christian  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   May-25-06 02:21 AM   #308 
     - I'd like to see a fundie allow satanic memorial symbols.  Cobalt Violet   May-25-06 06:39 AM   #322 
  - Not a religious issue or a property issue or a rights issue -  lynne   May-24-06 11:20 PM   #303 
  - You tell me that a wiccan and her unborn child  depakid   May-25-06 02:42 AM   #309 
  - If they were indeed Christians, then I'd expect the same from them  LittleClarkie   May-25-06 02:56 AM   #310 
     - Expect is one thing  depakid   May-25-06 03:16 AM   #311 
     - How do you know that the atheist has alway be treated ...  Cobalt Violet   May-25-06 06:45 AM   #323 
        - No I don't.  LittleClarkie   May-25-06 03:06 PM   #339 
  - What a Jackass  DoveTurnedHawk   May-25-06 03:36 AM   #312 
  - "abominable things"?Like what?  Cobalt Violet   May-25-06 06:52 AM   #324 
     - The Guy's Fiancee and Unborn Child DIED  DoveTurnedHawk   May-25-06 08:57 AM   #328 
        - Wow, the only people to ever DIE!  Cobalt Violet   May-25-06 10:16 AM   #329 
           - The Guy Is Utterly Callous  DoveTurnedHawk   May-25-06 11:31 AM   #332 
           - Can't wait until Billy the Klansman comes onto these peoples' properties  SemiCharmedQuark   May-25-06 04:37 PM   #345 
  - It's his property. I never quite understood this whole roadside  lectrobyte   May-25-06 11:39 AM   #333 
  - If someone put up swastika on my property, I'd take it down  SemiCharmedQuark   May-25-06 04:27 PM   #342 
  - Let's Face It: Some People Are Just Total Assholes.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   May-25-06 04:36 PM   #344 
  - So I'm going to reverse the situation and try it that way.  LanternWaste   May-25-06 06:24 PM   #348 
  - Reality check  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   May-25-06 10:59 PM   #351 
     - Make it easier for people. Imagine it was an orthodox Jew  BurtWorm   May-26-06 09:56 AM   #355 
     - Of course not  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   May-26-06 11:43 PM   #356 
     - MSM picks on atheists? DU'ers pick on christians?  The Straight Story   May-27-06 11:42 AM   #360 
 

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