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Texax High school students stand up to Atheists: Zero Atheists care
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Texax High school students stand up to Atheists: Zero Atheists care
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/secularvoic...ists-care/

Here's a snippet of the fun: 

Quote:News flash: We don’t care.



Over the weekend, Master of Ignorance, Todd Starnes, wrote about the event like it was some kind of holy war victory. In his article, he showed a photo of the three trucks parked in a line with their flags on the back. Here’s how he described it:
Quote:…students at the high school have taken matters into their own hands — they’ve decided to stand up to the atheists. Several youngsters purchased Christian flags and mounted the banners on their pickup trucks. It was quite a scene in the high school parking lot — a convoy of trucks adorned with the Christian flag — waving in the Texas breeze.
Three trucks does not a convoy make.
Disclaimer: I am only responsible for what I say, not what you choose to understand. 
(November 14, 2018 at 8:57 pm)The Valkyrie Wrote: Have a good day at work.  If we ever meet in a professional setting, let me answer your question now.  Yes, I DO want fries with that.
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The road that some people choose to pursue their religious beliefs/freedoms is interesting, especially if the particular road that is chosen ultimately inhibits the goal of their pursuit .  In particular, I'm reminded of the following passage from Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis:

"We all want progress.  But progress means getting nearer to the place where you want to be.  And if you have taken a wrong turning, then to go forward does not get you any nearer.  If you are on the wrong road, progress means doing an about turn and walking back to the right road; and in that case the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive man.  We have all seen this when doing arithmetic.  When I have started a sum the wrong way, the sooner I admit this and go back and start again, the faster I shall get on.  There is nothing progressive about being pigheaded and refusing to admit a mistake." C.S. Lewis


Hence, IMO, this kind of humble scrutiny is a big part of progress, and perhaps the biggest stumbling block toward progress is to part with such humble scrutiny, especially during instances where people become so sure of their starting points and individual/group truths to such a degree that they are no longer willing to consider alternative ways of thinking outside of their particular boxes of thought.

Sources

Lewis, C.S. (1980). Mere Christianity. USA: Harper Collins, pages 28-29.











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I always expect jesus freak stupidity in Texass.  Way too many shitheads in that state.  Must be something in the water.
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Here's said "convoy" of "several" students: 

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(November 14, 2018 at 8:57 pm)The Valkyrie Wrote: Have a good day at work.  If we ever meet in a professional setting, let me answer your question now.  Yes, I DO want fries with that.
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I'm not sure what point they think they're making. The typical atheist doesn't want to wipe out all religion. You can believe what you want, as long as you weren't trying to force it on others, or indoctrinate little kids before they even have a chance to give it serious thought.

And yes, we're fully aware that it's usually more difficult to convert adults when they haven't been raised in religion. There's a good reason for that.
Poe's Law: "Without a winking smiley or other blatant display of humor, it is impossible to create a parody of Fundamentalism that SOMEONE won't mistake for the real thing."

10 Christ-like figures that predate Jesus. Link shortened to Chris ate Jesus for some reason...
http://listverse.com/2009/04/13/10-chris...ate-jesus/

Good video to watch, if you want to know how common the Jesus story really is.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88GTUXvp-50

A list of biblical contradictions from the infallible word of Yahweh.
http://infidels.org/library/modern/jim_m...tions.html

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I thought this is what they meant.

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As a Midwesterner it is sometimes difficult for me to understand people in the South. People in the Midwest tend not to "wear their religion on their sleeves." It's an attitude I often question as the culture becomes more hostile to religious expression and the free exercise of religion. (No, I don't feel persecuted just apprehensive) There is a big difference between a secular society and a godless one. I think the Freedom From Religion folks are very misguided.
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(October 23, 2017 at 12:20 pm)Neo-Scholastic Wrote: As a Midwesterner it is sometimes difficult for me to understand people in the South. People in the Midwest tend not to "wear their religion on their sleeves." It's an attitude I often question as the culture becomes more hostile to religious expression and the free exercise of religion. (No, I don't feel persecuted just apprehensive) There is a big difference between a secular society and a godless one. I think the Freedom From Religion folks are very misguided.

It's pure peer pressure in the South when it comes to religion. They don't ask you if you go to church, they ask you which church you go to.
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(October 23, 2017 at 12:07 pm)Joods Wrote: Here's said "convoy" of "several" students: 

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I was wondering what the heck a xtian flag might look like.  Looks like they may used old Klan robes.
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