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Atheism: “Simply Reasonable” – Or Unreasonable

 American Atheists and Adams Outdoor Advertising are reportedly removing two Charlotte billboards blasting Christianity and Mormonism following an outpouring of complaints and threats.
 The Bradenton Herald report that the billboards, which targeted the faiths of President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, went up two weeks ago and were intended to be displayed for the duration of the national conventions.
Amanda Knief, managing director of American Atheists, said a report from Fox News on Wednesday about the billboards led to a national outpouring of “vitriol, threats and hate speech against our staff, volunteers and Adams Outdoor Advertising.”   Read more: here
”vitriol, threats and hate speech against…” …. and what does she consider her Billboard to be?  A love hug?
Stupid is, as stupid does.  Not that all atheists are necessary “stupid”, but their lack of knowledge is as immense as is their lack of consideration for other people.  People who believe in God, far out number those who do not.
These atheists have made a decision to close their minds, their spirit and any rationale toward God.  How anyone can look at the beauty of nature or a living creature, and not see God’s design, seems rather remarkable.  The intricacy’s of the human body can’t be created in a laboratory, nor have all monkey ‘evolved’ into humans.  It’s all pretty illogical to those who Believe.
It’s their personal choice to ‘believe’  in whatever they choose.  I have no problem with their feelings or atheistic beliefs.  Believers in God don’t try to force non- believers to participate (racial Islam excluded).  Most atheist choose to ignore Christmas and a Nativity Scene.  They don’t have to demand it be removed, just as the Jews don’t demand it’s removed to appease their sensibilities.
What I do find rather repugnant is the loud atheist’s inability to simply allow those who have “religious” convictions and faith in God, to go about their faith without being called “haters” and purveyors of “hate speech”.  They don’t seem capable of living their lives without condemning those who Believe.  There is a segment of atheist who must continually malign, in many different ways, the people who do have strong beliefs in an Almighty, Compassionate God.
There’s no point in arguing or even presenting the gospel to these people, since in most likelihood, it will be swiftly rejected.  God is the only One capable of intervening in their closed minds.  But there was a time, which seems not so long ago, that the majority overruled the minority –  atheist.  Now the majority are told sternly and irreparably that they must accept the minorities “rights” to be as devilish and hateful as they choose – after all, that’s only “fair”.
The billboard will be removed and no doubt, the atheist will wail and moan at the hatefully “Christians” who won’t let them rattle their swords of discontent.
Let them rattle away. As far as I’m concerned, I can give them ample room and consideration for their beliefs.  Unfortunately, this minority refuses to give others the same consideration.

8 comments on “Atheism: “Simply Reasonable” – Or Unreasonable

  1. Sembawang Bolo
    August 25, 2012

    I can’t wait to see their “hate Islam” billboard. I bet none of those “vitriolic” phone calls included threats of beheadings or raping of young daughters.


  2. Kurt
    August 25, 2012

    I don’t see why it’s offensive. But the threats seem to confirm their point. It’s just a billboard, free speech and all that…


    • Sembawang Bolo
      August 25, 2012

      Kurt: That’s a fallacy, and here’s why: Example: If someone put up a billboard claiming your mother was a trailer park whore, a meth-head, and couldn’t tell you who your real daddy was for the life of her, I’m sure you, along with other family members and friends that know your mother might be slightly perturbed by the slanderous insinuations. You might even find it “offensive”. You might even call the billboard company and demand the sign be removed. You may even call the person[s] who crafted the message, and offer them some stern words in no uncertain terms. Would you, your friends and relatives’ outrage confirm the point of the one who posted the slanderous message as truth? No, it would not. Me, on the other hand, might not find it offensive because I don’t know your mother. To me, it’s just someone expressing their “freedom of speech” and allathat.

      The same applies here. Even though there are threats from outraged Christians over this billboard, it does not confirm any truth, or point, in the atheists’ message. The only thing it does confirm is that a bunch of atheists can press certain buttons to cause a reaction in Christians, but that in itself doesn’t make anything the atheists said true, or confirm their point.

      Freedom is never “free”.


  3. RightyPunditry
    August 25, 2012

    Unlike Muslim, Christians don’t take to the streets to murders those who malign God. It’s also “free speech” to protest and let sponsors, etc. know of your disapproval, which is all that was done. We have no proof any “hate speech” came from those expressing their view. On the other hand, the billboard mocked God/Christ is literally hateful – I sincerely doubt these same idiots would do the same with mohammad.

    It’s not a matter of being “offended” is just common courtesy. These people had the sole INTENT of mocking God and Christians… and Mormons… but God can defend Himself and will.


  4. Kurt
    August 25, 2012

    I sorta see the point you’re trying to make. I’m not trying to start an argument here, just offering an observation.
    I don’t know what “Freedom is never free.” means, though I’ve heard it before.


    • Sembawang Bolo
      August 25, 2012

      “Freedom is never free” means that there was a price paid for your freedom in some form or another. It’s not something to be taken for granted, or a given, that it’s always going to be there without a fight, conflict, or struggle.


  5. RightyPunditry
    August 26, 2012

    Bolo is correct Kurt – we assume because we live in a county where we’re free to do as we chose (relatively speaking) it will always be so. But the bigger government gets, the more freedom we lose. We won’t keep liberality if don’t vote for people who believe in individual liberty and the Constitution… we will be taken over by bureaucrats and dictators.
    It says a lot that you never heard the phrase! One which I grew up hearing! Study the Constitution and Bill of Rights, you might understand better.


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