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Are_grits_groceries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-29-09 01:31 PM
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Seattle Atheists are starting a bus-ad campaign
For so many years, they said, they hid the fact that they were atheists.

It was the looks of horror or incomprehension they would get, or the people asking them how they could live that way.

Plus, said some of the 50 atheists who gathered at a Seattle public library recently, they had gone for years without meeting others who did not believe in God.

And that, said Seattle Atheists president Paul Case, is why his group is running a bus ad campaign for eight weeks starting Wednesday.


http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2008942258_atheists29m.html

And away we go...
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rd_kent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-29-09 02:27 PM
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1. Thats good!
Kinds destroys the argument that the Founding Fathers were evangelical xtians, huh? But we already knew that.....
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sarcasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-29-09 03:47 PM
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2. Kick back to the top. When ever my the fundie in laws want to bring up our fore fathers
Edited on Sun Mar-29-09 03:48 PM by sarcasmo
I always quote Thomas Jefferson and then they shut up. On edit: I can also quote myself, keep your religion out of my life.
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Kalyke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-29-09 06:34 PM
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10. OK - but keep your name-calling sneers regarding religion to yourself as well
It works both ways.
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sarcasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-29-09 06:35 PM
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11. When it's thrown in my face at family functions I don't keep it to myself and this was a public post
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Kalyke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-29-09 06:39 PM
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13. The Jefferson quote is not the usual callousness that comes out
of atheists mouths (or keyboards), though.

It's usually and "I'm smart, you're dumb" comment that has no more place in intelligent conversation than fundies attempting to hijack the truth regarding the founding of this country.

I don't care what you believe or don't believe - don't worry about what I may or may not believe. Deal?
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sarcasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-29-09 06:41 PM
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14. Deal, but don't Generalize, all of us Atheist don't use one comment.
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Kalyke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-29-09 06:43 PM
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17. You just proved my point downthread.
So, thus far, in the generalization department, I'm batting a thousand.
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Goblinmonger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-29-09 06:59 PM
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21. Nice broadbrush
If I has said anything close to the same about theists, you would be bitching about oppression. We atheists don't all look alike, you know.
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EvolveOrConvolve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-29-09 08:49 PM
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30. Oh cry me a fuckin' river
Did some big, bad atheist question your sacred beliefs? Did they use things like facts, evidence and proof to question those beliefs? Did it hurt your feelings when they acted all logical and stuff? Well too bad - cry me a fuckin' river, you are sooooo persecuted by the evil atheists/agnostics/nonbelievers - you and the other 80%+ of Americans that make up the largest majority group in the U.S.

Don't expect that just because you consider your beliefs sacred doesn't mean that I have to be held to the same silly standard, or that myself or any other atheist has to be quiet about the bullshit that surrounds us everyday. Respecting your right to maintain irrational and inconsistent beliefs isn't the same as respecting the belief itself.
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Pastiche423 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-29-09 04:51 PM
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3. Bring some of those buses down here, please!
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-29-09 04:55 PM
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4. very nice, i don't see how those who believe in some higher being
can have a problem with this quote. in fact it's one of those where if they do complain about it, it kind of proves the point of the quote.
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-29-09 04:58 PM
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5. I have NO problem at all with quoting a Founder.
Edited on Sun Mar-29-09 05:02 PM by Hissyspit
Does any other American?
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-29-09 05:09 PM
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6. We need more of this.
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Sanctified Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-29-09 05:26 PM
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7. As a Christian I support this Ad and find it to be in good taste. n/t
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 10:36 AM
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64. I have no problem with it, either
In fact, I'm part of a tradition that believes in "Scripture, tradition, and reason."
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pnwmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-29-09 06:32 PM
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8. They had gone for years without meeting another atheist? In Seattle?
They couldn't have been looking very hard. Seattle has the highest number of atheists in any major city in the country. And the largest percent of "unchurched."
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-29-09 09:32 PM
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35. I'm sure they have indeed met another atheist...
But being aware of it is another story.. Most of us atheists have learned to keep a low profile about our lack of belief, it's generally not something one advertises, you just get too much grief for it when you let it be generally known.

I'm almost sixty and have been basically an atheist since my early teens, I don't recall ever meeting anyone who described themselves as an atheist to me.

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pnwmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-29-09 10:24 PM
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36. Maybe you just don't get into that kind of conversation. Young people around
here freely state that they are atheists, including ones in my own family. Though among older adults, the group that I've had more conversations with along those lines are people who say they are cultural Jews, but atheists.
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 07:11 AM
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53. I doubt that my "here" is the same as your "here"..
The most common question upon meeting someone in my "here" is "what church do you go to", closely followed by "what do you do".. Both of which are an attempt to determine your social status.
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pnwmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 07:27 AM
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54. They they must get a lot of "I don't go to a church" or "I'd rather hike on Sundays"
Edited on Mon Mar-30-09 07:35 AM by pnwmom
"we go to our cabin on Whidbey." The Pacific Northwest has the highest percent "unchurched" in the country.

I don't think I've ever had someone ask me what church I go to when I've just met them. And I would never ask that, either.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/opinion/2002552768_harrop11.html


The Bush administration's dance with religion doesn't have much of a partner in the Pacific Northwest. This is the least-religious part of the country.

Ask people here, "What's your religion?" and 25 percent say, "I don't have one." Almost 63 percent don't belong to a religious community. Nationally, only 14 percent claim no religion and 41 percent join no church.
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sarcasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-29-09 06:37 PM
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12. Being Gay is not imaginary, your fictional god is imaginary not even close to compare the two.
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sarcasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-29-09 06:43 PM
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18. Now your the one name calling not me.
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sarcasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-29-09 06:44 PM
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19. I don't believe and you do, why don't you leave it at that?
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 04:04 AM
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45. You already called atheists (in a general phrase) 'fascists'
I don't think you're going the right way about demonstrating what a liberal does. Following it up by calling a fellow DUer a 'smarmy prick' is just getting worse. If you're going to poison the conversation the moment you arrive, you've got to expect to have your ideas called names too.
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Goblinmonger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-29-09 06:57 PM
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20. Why is it fascist for me to say that your god is imaginary?
Is it fascist for you to say you believe in a god?

This, to me, strikes of the same "you atheists are fine as long as you shut up about the not believing in god thing." You claim to be this wonderful liberal and deride those that you think fall short but yet you can't allow us to say what we think. Why is that? I know, I'm one of those smarmy pricks. But, really, why is my statement of your god being imaginary so threatening to you and why do you elevate it to being fascist.
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Matariki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-29-09 07:04 PM
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22. There's a difference between saying "I don't believe in something" and "what you believe is false"
and that difference is tolerance and courtesy.
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Raineyb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-29-09 08:17 PM
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27. Considering that Christians like to tell people of other religions how false their religion is
I'd say they're not in a position to bitch about it.

:shrug:

Regards
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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-29-09 08:29 PM
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28. there's not a huge difference
"what you believe is false" is just a statement of somebody's opinion. It's not like everybody who is not super-polite is a fascist or even an a$$hole. The whole "imaginary friend in the sky" thing is not that objectionable to me even if it is a little bit provacative and argumentive.
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Smith_3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 05:06 AM
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48. Would you be "tolerant" of someone who ran around claiming that the sky is pink?
I guess I would tolerate it but still think that that person is a whacko. Answer me this: If believers are so sure in their belief, why do they get so pissed if people voice their doubts about this belief? Shouldn't they just be smiling, knowing to themselves that the other person is deluded and will be shown that they are wrong eventually?
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Catamount Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-29-09 07:49 PM
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24. We might ---if we didn't have religion jammed down our throats ...
Whenever possible!
Some of us learned religion from an early age and learned that more crimes are committed in the name of god (insert your own version...here)than in any other way.

I find ads that feature "Christian services to bring Good Christians together" highly offensive.
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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-29-09 08:37 PM
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29. Where did you learn that?
Because I find that to be offensive, false, and, of course, unproveable.

"more crimes are committed in the name of god (insert your own version...here)than in any other way."

So of the 30,000 homicides in the US and the 600,000 rapes, how many of those are "committed in the name of god"? And how many of them are committed by people who don't believe in God, and thus can be their own god?
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Catamount Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 12:36 AM
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43. If you learn something
about history...you'll find that most wars have been fought in the name of god...going back as far as you can go. Therefore the most deaths as a result.
If you find truth offensive ...that's your problem.

I was brought up strictly religious and was forced to study it for many years.
Now I believe in nature....that may also be religious in a way, but it works for me.
I don't go around knocking on people's doors to try and make them believe in nature, and I find it offensive when people do that to me.

I also find it offensive when I see huge advertisements on the side of the road promoting Christian values and Christian dating services and implying that any other point of view is wrong.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-29-09 07:54 PM
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26. fuck that
I have to read quotes on boards outside every piece of shit church I pass on the road - why is it that atheists get so much grief for a simple ad campaign?
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EvolveOrConvolve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-29-09 08:54 PM
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31. It's not snarky to point out the obvious
Without any empirical proof or hard evidence of your deity, he/she/it is just that - an imaginary friend. Go ahead and continue your communication with this special friend, just don't expect us to pretend that it's rational or logical.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-29-09 10:27 PM
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38. Oh hush. I'm busy massacring Cambodians.
Edited on Sun Mar-29-09 10:56 PM by BlooInBloo
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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 04:47 AM
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46. why are some defensive christians so obnoxious? n/t
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Smith_3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 04:59 AM
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47. Oh sure. Atheism per definition is anti-christian and therefore a violation of freedom of religion.
:crazy: Damn am I sick of hearing this bullshit.
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varkam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 06:46 AM
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51. I don't think facism means what you think it means.
Edited on Mon Mar-30-09 06:49 AM by varkam
But, hey, when you start getting people come bashing on your door to tell you what you believe is wrong - let me know.
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Ladyhawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-29-09 06:42 PM
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16. Go, Seattle atheists!!!! nt
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Matariki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-29-09 07:09 PM
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23. It's as annoying as fundies putting Jesus ads on public buses would be.
I don't want your religion in my face particularly.

Although I appreciate the quote.
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Goblinmonger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-29-09 09:29 PM
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34. Religion is in the face of atheists daily.
It's on our money, in our pledge, and all over the place. But the atheists putting up a sign that is a counter argument to the thousands of instances out there, they are just as bad as fundies? Wow.
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Matariki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-29-09 10:40 PM
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39. Yeah, it's as bad.
And I also think that references to 'God' should NOT be on money, in the pledge, on government buildings, used in courts and so forth.

Belief or non-belief is a personal thing and I don't see any reason to shove either into other people's faces.
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Goblinmonger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 08:10 AM
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56. Then we agree on much.
But I don't think the Pollyanna attitude that it shouldn't be public and it is private reflects the reality. The reality is that the religious messages ARE everywhere. The reality is that many, MANY atheists feel alone in society (rightfully so, many times, given the U of Minn study that puts us as the most hated minority group). This ad campaign, and others like it, are an attempt to put out a message amid the myriad of religious ones, that there are actually other atheists/agnostics out there and that it is OK. IF things were as you--and I--would like them to be, there would be no need for these ads. But to say that such ads that attempt to reach out to a minority that often feels powerless and alone are akin to what the fundies are doing is, in my opinion, pretty heartless and misses the point.
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Catamount Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-29-09 07:52 PM
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25. Finally---- someone speaking up for "thinking people"....
Even though it's only on going to be on the inside of the buses--it's a good start.

K&R
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-29-09 08:57 PM
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32. sounds more agnostic to me.
but that message is way more marketable than busting out a Nietzsche quote
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liberalsince1968 Donating Member (245 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-29-09 09:25 PM
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33. Love it but get ready for the onslaught of Christian paranoia. They LOVE to feel persecuted.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-29-09 10:27 PM
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37. I've been here for 20 years. I never hid it.
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Matariki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-29-09 10:41 PM
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40. You're in Seattle?
I had no idea.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-29-09 10:45 PM
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41. Yuppers. Since 1979 (not inc. a 5-6 year grad school tour).
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pnwmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 05:33 AM
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49. Isn't it kind of hard to believe the statement in the OP
that some of them had gone for years without ever meeting another atheist? In Seattle?
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Goblinmonger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 08:11 AM
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57. The real world isn't like DU.
Most atheists are pretty quite about it given the reactions they usually get from people in society.
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TechBear_Seattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 08:46 AM
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61. Speaking as a Seattle atheist, no
In my professional circles, religion is a non-issue: by convention, it is considered uncouth to discuss religious belief of any kind, including non-belief. And until the formation of Seattle Atheists a few years ago, there was no community in which to discuss atheism.
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IDemo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-29-09 11:09 PM
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42. The first line of that quote would look good on a billboard as well:
"Shake off all the fears of servile prejudices, under which weak minds are servilely crouched."


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jmondine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 01:03 AM
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44. My goodness people...
Can't we all just get along, sit down together, watch some Joseph Campbell?
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crikkett Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 06:41 AM
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50. In other news, there's atheist money in Seattle for bus ads
I wonder if the bus system is desperate for ads (it's odd to accept this media buy) and if so, if the rates have gone down low enough for even small groups to afford them. It would be fun to see "Marry me Sue" or "Congratulations on your Retirement Fred"
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Romulox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 06:50 AM
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52. Interesting that fundamentalist atheists have the same need to proselytize that xtians do.
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Goblinmonger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 08:13 AM
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58. Oh, Jesus.
Let's start at the beginning: Please, coherently, explain to me what a fundamentalist atheist is. What, exactly, are they being fundamental to? What document is it that they have a rigid belief in?
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varkam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 11:16 PM
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65. Has anyone ever given a coherent explanation for that one?
The best explanation that I have seen seems to indicate that "fundamentalist atheist" is meant to be taken as a synonym with one who is dogmatic or strident in their opinion - which seems a rather sloppy use of the language. Methinks that people who use that terminology know that it's sloppy use of the language, but don't want to let that get in their way of the fine art of douchebaggery.
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cosmik debris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 08:56 AM
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62. How is quoting Thomas Jefferson an act of proselytizing?
And why do you feel the need to create an insult that has no meaning?
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varkam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 11:18 PM
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66. Because proselytizing is distasteful, and since some regard this ad...
campaign to be distasteful, it is therefore proselytizing. Don't you see, cosmik? It is so simple:

All A are B
All C are B
--------
Therefore, All A are C.



Oh, wait a minute...
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rd_kent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 03:52 PM
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68. "fundamentalist atheists" - WTF?
There is no such thing. Please do not try and compare logic and reason to the corrupt and deadly musings of any "fundamentalist" religion beleiver.
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Union Yes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 08:09 AM
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55. Oh Lord, protect me from your followers.
This gay athiests only prayer.

Peace
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Goblinmonger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 08:14 AM
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59. pssst
it's athEIst.
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TechBear_Seattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 08:37 AM
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60. I think an ad campaign with quotes from many different Founders would be great
My favorite quote is by Thomas Paine: "My religion is to do good."
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anonymous171 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 10:11 AM
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63. God dammit.
Shouldn't we (theists, atheists, deists, agnostics,etc) be doing something more productive with our money and time?
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Evoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 12:36 AM
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67. My proposal: Atheists and Religous people stop putting ads on buses.
Instead, the money goes into creating big robots. Or buses with guns on them. And then the atheist and theist robots or buses fight until there is only one left.

Robots fucking rock.
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