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First on CNN: Atheists ratchet up rhetoric, use billboards to attack Republican politicians
March 3rd, 2013
05:00 AM ET

First on CNN: Atheists ratchet up rhetoric, use billboards to attack Republican politicians

By Dan Merica, CNN

Washington (CNN) – An atheist organization known for being provocative plans to take that reputation to the next level this week by putting up seven billboards that call out prominent politicians and religious leaders.

American Atheists plans to target three Republican politicians: former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, former House Speak Newt Gingrich and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum.

The seven signs will go up around Dallas and Austin, Texas.

In one billboard, a picture of Palin is featured on the left, with a quote attributed to her. "We should create law based on the God of the Bible," the quote reads. Underneath the graphic is a tag line "GO GODLESS INSTEAD."

The billboard, however, misquotes Palin. In an interview with Fox News’ Bill O'Reilly, Palin addressed the growth in American secularism by saying America's founding fathers "would create law based on the God of the Bible and the Ten Commandments," not "should."

Each of the billboards has a similar format and includes a pitch for the group’s 50th anniversary convention in Austin.

Santorum is condemned for when he told an Iowa crowd last November that, "our civil laws have to comport with a higher law: God's law," while Gingrich is criticized for a remark he made at a CNN debate on October 18, 2011, in Las Vegas. "How can I trust you with power if you don't pray," Gingrich posited.

Virginia Davis, spokeswoman for Santorum, thanked American Atheists for the publicity.

"At a time when many are trying to remove God from the public square, the senator is appreciative of someone helping him very publicly express his strong belief that we are one nation under God," Davis wrote in an e-mail to CNN.

American Atheists President David Silverman, however, sees the billboards as a way to shame the targets.

"We at American Atheists are shaming these leaders for their bigoted and backwards remarks and attitudes, and conveying a message to today's atheists that we need not take it anymore," Silverman wrote in an e-mail to CNN.

Two religious leaders, the Rev. Robert Jeffress, pastor at the First Baptist Dallas, and Benedict XVI, now the pope emeritus, also are featured on billboards.

Jeffress' billboard includes a quote the pastor said during a 2008 sermon titled, "Gay Is Not OK." "What they [homosexuals] do is filthy," reads the billboard. Under the quote is the phrase "Go Godless Instead" and a rainbow flag, a symbol of gay rights.

This will be the only ad placed in Dallas, featured in a busy stretch of Interstate 30 and only a few miles from Jeffress' large church.

The First Baptist Church of Dallas is a member of the Southern Baptist Convention. Jeffress, who has been in its pulpit since 2007, is no stranger to controversy, including comments about Judiasm and Catholicism. After introducing Texas Gov. Rick Perry at the Values Voter Summit in Washington in October 2011, Jeffress told reporters he believed Mormonism was a cult, expressing a personal position and one held by his denomination. The move was seen as a particular slight to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, a lifelong Mormon.

The billboard featuring Benedict XVI, who stepped down Thursday, cites a New York Times article entitled, "Vatican Declined to Defrock U.S. Priest Who Abused Boys." "The Church Protected Priests Who Abused Children," reads the billboard.

Silverman says the group plans to spend $25,000 on the billboards, which will go up on Monday and remain up for the rest of March.

"Everyone should be allowed to profess their faith, of course, but that does not shield them from criticism," Silverman wrote. "Everyone has the responsibility to lead moral lives, and 'It's my religion' is not an excuse for bigotry or immorality."

Silverman continued: "Some Americans seem to think that bigotry in the name of religion is somehow permissible. It is not. We hope that the believers of Austin place anti-atheist bigotry in the same category as anti-Semitism or racism - a relic of the past that needs to be jettisoned for all the right reasons."

Six of the billboards will be dispersed around the Austin area, with four placed on high traffic freeways.

This is not the first time American Atheists has used billboards to get its message out.

Last March, the group targeted Muslims and Jews with billboards that called God a "myth" in both Arabic and Hebrew.

In November 2010, the same group posted a billboard around the holiday season that read, "You KNOW it's a Myth. This Season, Celebrate REASON."

Silverman, who has been criticized for this in-your-face atheism, has long defended the tactic, saying that the confrontation is meant to "grow the cause and benefit the country."

"That's why companies buy billboards - to get attention," Silverman wrote.

- Dan Merica

Filed under: Atheism • Belief • Catholic Church • Newt Gingrich • Politics • Pope • Rick Santorum • Sarah Palin

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  1. FreeBeing

    I would like to apologize on behalf of 12ax7. He is not a true Christian and not a good person. I feel terrible for the lies he has written and the way it makes us true Christians look. He will burn

    March 4, 2013 at 12:08 pm |
    • Answer

      Why would you apologize?

      You know you're the good christian.. let that azzwipe deal with it's own hate issue.

      March 4, 2013 at 12:16 pm |
    • FreeBeing

      @Answer
      This is the type of "azzwipe" that ruins it for everyone else...doesnt follow Christs example and is not a reasonable person...he will never apologize and we are part of the same faith (sadly)

      March 4, 2013 at 12:18 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Because it's probably 12 under a different name.

      March 4, 2013 at 12:18 pm |
    • FreeBeing

      @Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son
      Ha ha now thats an insult....nope not 12

      March 4, 2013 at 12:24 pm |
    • Science

      FreeBeing

      Where is he going to burn ?

      Hell MI USA

      March 4, 2013 at 12:32 pm |
    • lol??

      What's the consensus on Rev. Wright??

      March 4, 2013 at 12:34 pm |
    • FreeBeing

      @Science
      Sure, MI sounds pretty horrible right about now

      March 4, 2013 at 12:35 pm |
    • lol??

      Group apologies are A&A doctrines of deceit. One you, one judgment.

      March 4, 2013 at 12:37 pm |
    • FreeBeing

      @lol??
      A&A? Armed and Angry? An.al and arson? Aardvark and antelope?

      March 4, 2013 at 12:39 pm |
    • lol??

      atheists and agnostics. Two parts cut off............."Zec 13:8 And it shall come to pass, [that] in all the land, saith the LORD, two parts therein shall be cut off [and] die; but the third shall be left therein."....... It actually works on an individual basis, too, when you die. Body, mind, spirit.

      March 4, 2013 at 12:44 pm |
    • FreeBeing

      @lol??
      You do realize that group apologies have thier place in the church and in the world...i think your generalization holds no water

      March 4, 2013 at 12:53 pm |
    • skytag

      No, he won't burn because there is no Hell. He's just proof that Christianity is a fraud.

      March 5, 2013 at 2:15 am |
    • skytag

      @lol??: No one is "cut off" since there is nothing from which to be cut off.

      March 5, 2013 at 2:17 am |
  2. I'm not a GOPer, nor do I play one on TV

    After weeks of wall-to-wall, all Pope, all the time, stories we have some atheist bait here on the belief blog.

    The result – 2643 posts in 31 hours.

    Nothing stirs up the fundies like reporting of David Silverman's latest shennanigans. (Except perhaps for evolution and marriage equality.)

    March 4, 2013 at 11:59 am |
    • I'm not a GOPer, nor do I play one on TV

      At time of posting the most recent "Pope" topics all had less than 100 posts.

      March 4, 2013 at 12:02 pm |
    • I'm not a GOPer, nor do I play one on TV

      Ooops – 'the five most recent Pope topics'.

      I didn't check back further.

      March 4, 2013 at 12:03 pm |
    • Science

      Evolution is one of the BEST !

      Peace

      March 4, 2013 at 12:04 pm |
    • lol??

      A&A's think there is safety swimming in a school. Be sure and stay in the center with the lesser fish serving as your pain blockers. BBBBwwwwwahajaha Mr. Big is coming.

      March 4, 2013 at 12:24 pm |
  3. Robert

    So, "American Atheists" deliberately lie about what Palin said. Why am I not surprised? In the atheist world view their can be no absolute standard of morality for there is no absolute standard to measure morality by. Anything goes.

    March 4, 2013 at 11:55 am |
    • Dippy's sub

      It's "THERE."

      March 4, 2013 at 11:55 am |
    • 12ax7

      You couldn't get closer to the truth of what the so called Atheists Cult are. Lying and Denying is their only motive.

      .

      March 4, 2013 at 12:02 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Talk about lying! 12 said he had to get back to work and 4 minutes later he's still posting! Guess that means he has no job and no life–just look at the time stamps! 😉

      March 4, 2013 at 12:08 pm |
    • Aydin

      I'm going to bet Palin doesn't come out complaining about the misquote, since she can hardly say that's not what she meant.

      March 4, 2013 at 12:20 pm |
    • on the other hand, facts

      Actually, there is quite a bit of evidence atheists on average commit less crime than the religious. see for example studies quoted at:
      http://www.atheismresource.com/2010/atheist-dont-commit-as-much-crime-as-the-religious-do

      The tricky thing about these studies, is that lack of religiosity correlates highly with education and income. So atheists are more likely to be in the higher classes of society, which also tends to commit less crimes. Apparently, the lower crime rates remain even after you factor this out.

      March 4, 2013 at 12:58 pm |
    • skytag

      Oh please. The quote is consistent with what she believes. Republicans, on the other hand, happily tell bald-faced lies that have no connection to the truth.

      March 5, 2013 at 2:20 am |
    • skytag

      @12ax7: Rubbish. Republicans lie all the time.

      Time magazine called Sarah Palin's talk of death panels the #1 lie of 2009. Republican Senator Jon Kyl stood on the floor of the Senate and said abortions are over 90% of what Planned Parenthood does. It's actually less than 3% of what they do. When his office was asked about it they said it "was not intended to be a factual statement." Michele Bachmann is practically a pathological liar.

      You have a lot of nerve disparaging atheists' ethics when there are so many Christian liars and cheaters.

      March 5, 2013 at 2:27 am |
    • End Religion

      Robert, by morality you must mean the endless stories of clergy r@ping children?

      March 5, 2013 at 2:53 am |
    • End Religion

      Lying is expected hypocrisy within the church. How fucked up is that?
      rationalwiki.org/wiki/Pious_fraud
      mormonwiki.org/Lying_for_the_Lord

      March 5, 2013 at 2:55 am |
  4. lol??

    Yes we can. Yes we can.
    It was the call of workers who organized;
    women who reached for the ballots;
    a President who was chosen to moon our new frontier

    Wegodian Hymn

    March 4, 2013 at 11:54 am |
  5. Doc Vestibule

    @Yo
    Are you a Jehovah's Witness? If you're not, they say that you'll go to hell.
    Are you Catholic? If you haven't had communion/baptism, you're going to hell according to them.
    Are you Mormon? If you don't k now the special sealing, secret handshakes and passwords and don't have a secret new name, you can't get to the Celestial Kingdom.
    Do you believe in purgatory? Why or why not?

    March 4, 2013 at 11:28 am |
    • yo

      true or not?

      March 4, 2013 at 11:51 am |
    • Doc Vestibule

      Your reply makes no sense.
      Is what true or not?
      Are you going to answer my questions?

      March 4, 2013 at 12:30 pm |
  6. yo

    why block me now?

    March 4, 2013 at 11:26 am |
    • c.um t.its

      Certain words won't post const.itution circ.umstances ...

      March 4, 2013 at 11:33 am |
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      March 4, 2013 at 11:42 am |
  7. yo

    why are you blocking me now?

    March 4, 2013 at 11:25 am |
    • WordPress Administrator

      Because you're posting under multiple handles.

      March 4, 2013 at 11:27 am |
  8. lol??

    I see some of the most ardent supporters of Wegodism deny their basic foundations as a battle tactic. This covert activity needs some light shed on it............."Jhn 10:34 Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?"

    March 4, 2013 at 11:19 am |
    • ¤Virgo¤

      Hello, lol??. Mathew 7. It is not for you to judge.

      March 4, 2013 at 11:23 am |
    • meifumado

      @¤Virgo¤

      You know your quotes from that book are all man made.

      March 4, 2013 at 11:27 am |
    • 12ax7

      @Virgo

      One simple question for you, did John The Baptist have been judge by God because he judge King Herod of his life style, or what John The Baptists God chosen one?

      March 4, 2013 at 11:28 am |
    • lol??

      Viagra, death is the last enemy. Do you pray for him??

      March 4, 2013 at 11:32 am |
    • lol??

      Viagra, virgo is day 6. You must move on to day 7.

      March 4, 2013 at 11:37 am |
    • 12ax7

      @ Virgo

      I'm still waiting for an answer.

      March 4, 2013 at 11:39 am |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Still waiting for you to grow a pair and post the comments you claim you saw.

      March 4, 2013 at 11:42 am |
    • .

      It's nbice to see Christians attacking other christians. Fucking hypocrites. Pathetic assholes. At least atheists seem more truthful in their attacks. *spits* Bah!

      March 4, 2013 at 11:44 am |
    • lol??

      Let em eat cake?? Got some stuck in yer teeth??

      March 4, 2013 at 11:51 am |
    • 12ax7

      It's nbice to see Christians attacking other christians. Focking hypocrites. Pathetic @ssholes. At least atheists seem more truthful in their attacks. *spits* Bah!

      Are you brain dead? Go back and read all comments here. There was some Atheists not in agreement with other Atheists. You even had LBGT people definitely not in agreement with what you Atheists are posting here. That is called confusion among the Atheists themselves. Saying otherwise would be denying that white is with and black is black.

      March 4, 2013 at 11:53 am |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Why would all atheists view all issues the same way? Are you stupid? Unbelievers don't follow some god or book, dingus. You do. If it's infallible, then why aren't you all in agreement?

      March 4, 2013 at 11:55 am |
    • ¤Virgo¤

      I am sorry, I was away from my desk. I believe John the Baptist was a Prophet chosen by God, yes, and his purpose was to help start spread the Word of Jesus. This is, of course, my interpretation, and as interpretations may vary, you may have a differing view. I live by the Lord.
      I am leaving now; I do not frequent these boards much as the negativity here dismays me.

      12ax7, I hope you cherish life, and live to glorify our Lord. Lol??, I despair of your type of proselytizing, if that is what you're doing.

      March 4, 2013 at 11:57 am |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Hurry up and post those comments, 12. You've had plenty of time and your excuses suck. Get to it.

      March 4, 2013 at 11:57 am |
    • .

      2×4, You and that "christian" whore are going after Virgo. Who seems Christian. I expect people who don't believe in God to attack people who do, but I don't expect to see Christians attack other Christians, although I'm not fucking surprised by you two doing it. Fucking nasty hypocrites.

      March 4, 2013 at 12:07 pm |
    • I'm not a GOPer, nor do I play one on TV

      Wegodism?

      March 4, 2013 at 12:07 pm |
  9. Topher

    "American Atheists President David Silverman, however, sees the billboards as a way to shame the targets."

    So this really is nothing more than an attack. Not sure I'd want any part of this kind of atheist "love."

    March 4, 2013 at 11:11 am |
    • 12ax7

      Me neither.

      March 4, 2013 at 11:14 am |
    • Chuckles

      @Topher

      So your problem isn't the message or the content but the intent? That seems strange doesn't it? I guess the question I have for you is, when you read the billboard do you agree with the statements?

      March 4, 2013 at 11:18 am |
    • Aydin

      It's the same technique used accross the country to get deadbeat parents to pay up what they owe, in preventing criminal behaviors and in parenting techniques used for thousands of years. Shame has a very real role in modifying antisocial behaviors. In this case if the speakers believe they are right they should not feel shame. The only ones who will feel it are those Christians who know these words to be wrong but have remained silent.

      March 4, 2013 at 11:18 am |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Gopher, do you think gays are "filthy?" Do you think we should ignore the Const itution and base our laws on the bible?

      March 4, 2013 at 11:22 am |
    • meifumado

      So religious people don't try to guilt or shame others?
      LOL

      March 4, 2013 at 11:25 am |
    • Topher

      Chuckles

      "So your problem isn't the message or the content but the intent? That seems strange doesn't it?"

      No. If the atheists want to promote themselves, they have every right. Though I think this lends itself to say that atheism is a religion, which I'm repeatedly told it is not. Also, when this guy says in the article, "We at American Atheists are shaming these leaders for their bigoted and backwards remarks and att.itudes, ..." he is being pretty hypocritical. It's basically, "Those Christians are meany-heads and so we hate them; and to fight back we're going to be meany-heads."

      "I guess the question I have for you is, when you read the billboard do you agree with the statements?"

      The statements from the people featured? Yes, on these specific statements. Though out of these four on the photo, I'm only a "fan" of Jeffress.

      March 4, 2013 at 11:27 am |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      So you think gays are "disgusting" and "filth"?

      What a good little Nazi you are.

      March 4, 2013 at 11:29 am |
    • Science

      Topher

      Are you stuck in primordial soup bowl ?

      Peace

      March 4, 2013 at 11:32 am |
    • meifumado

      Your a "fan" of that fanatic jeffress.
      That means your as bad as any extremist muslim.

      March 4, 2013 at 11:33 am |
    • yea

      re: So religious people don't try to guilt or shame others?

      Let's say how bad they are, yet act just as bad ourselves.

      March 4, 2013 at 11:34 am |
    • Topher

      meifumado

      "That means your as bad as any extremist muslim."

      Oh, I'm sorry. When did either he or I say we should kill all non-believers?

      March 4, 2013 at 11:36 am |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      I knew Gopher was stupid, but I never realized he was so hypocritical and so hateful.

      March 4, 2013 at 11:36 am |
    • Austin

      Any excessive devotion to something that you put before God, is worship or idolatry. Se.xual idolatry characterizes the united states.

      It's a serious attack on the family.

      March 4, 2013 at 11:43 am |
    • Mass Debater

      "So this really is nothing more than an attack. Not sure I'd want any part of this kind of atheist "love."

      I'm glad to see you are also ashamed of what those disgusting republicans and religious leaders said since you seem to think of their own words as attacks on them.

      March 4, 2013 at 11:45 am |
    • Topher

      Mass Debater

      "I'm glad to see you are also ashamed of what those disgusting republicans and religious leaders said since you seem to think of their own words as attacks on them."

      Nope. I don't think using their own words is an attack. They said them and I'm sure they own up to them. But the guy paying for the billboards has admitted it is an attack. That's why they put them up.

      March 4, 2013 at 11:48 am |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      If posting their own words const itutes an "attack," bozo, then their words must be shameful. If you are offended that they've been 'attacked' by their own words, then you must think their words are harmful to them.

      I hope you're right.

      March 4, 2013 at 11:53 am |
    • Darrek

      So you can say gays are going to burn in hell or that what they do is filthy but if you call them out on it you are a hater? People who are bigots should be called out and shamed. We shame people who arm a harm to society, shame challenges people's thoughts.

      March 4, 2013 at 11:56 am |
    • JMEF

      Topher
      Was going to stay out or this one but could not help noticing that your words every day on this blog make you out to be a fool. That is not a personal attack on you just a statement of fact, now if I were to call you a brain dead idiot, that could be considered an attack.

      March 4, 2013 at 11:58 am |
    • Topher

      Darrek

      So if people who are living in sin (whether that's engaging in ho.mose.xual activity or being a liar) WILL go to Hell, how is telling them that hatred? I'd call it loving to warn them of the wrath to come and how they can obtain forgiveness. If anything, NOT telling them would be hatred.

      March 4, 2013 at 12:05 pm |
    • I'm not a GOPer, nor do I play one on TV

      @Topher,

      who says these billboards are an act of 'love'?

      Clearly they're not.

      March 4, 2013 at 12:09 pm |
    • Saraswati

      @Topher, I don't consider it hatred. It's a stupid, ignorant waste of time that will hurt more people than it helps. But not hatred.

      March 4, 2013 at 12:11 pm |
    • Topher

      I'm not a GOPer, nor do I play one on TV

      "who says these billboards are an act of 'love'? Clearly they're not."

      Not me. These billboards are just attack ads.

      March 4, 2013 at 12:12 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Gopher, you're as disingenuous as Chard. That's not what Jeffers said. He wasn't chastising anyone but gays. Why didn't he say that straight couples having s3x outside of marriage was "filthy"? Never mind. You'll lie anyway.

      March 4, 2013 at 12:12 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      "Not sure I'd want any part of this kind of atheist "love."

      Then why did you say this? Putting the word in quotes doesn't absolve you, Gopher.

      March 4, 2013 at 12:14 pm |
    • Austin

      Topher is right about lovingly keeping the moral imperative in people's frontal lobes.
      Any excessive devotion to something that you put before God, is worship or idolatry. Se.xual idolatry characterizes the united states, and destroys the family.

      We need help end encouragement,accountability, and repentance. We have this ability through resurrection power, freedom from any sin.

      March 4, 2013 at 12:15 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Nobody appointed you to put anything in people's frontal lobes, nitwit. Mind your own business.

      March 4, 2013 at 12:17 pm |
    • I'm not a GOPer, nor do I play one on TV

      @Topher,

      "These billboards are just attack ads."

      Is anyone arguing with that thesis? Clearly they are attack ads. Deserved? Undeserved? Does it matter?

      This is the same silliness that we see from David Silverman all the time.

      Having said that, why is the 'Christian' political right so afraid of looking in the mirror?

      March 4, 2013 at 12:28 pm |
    • Topher

      I'm not a GOPer, nor do I play one on TV

      "Having said that, why is the 'Christian' political right so afraid of looking in the mirror?"

      I don't know that they are, though that might be something we would need to look at on an individual basis.

      March 4, 2013 at 1:14 pm |
    • skytag

      Who said anything about "atheist love?" I see a lot of hate and mean-spirited behavior exhibited by people professing to be Christians. Please worry about your own people before making up stuff to condemn others.

      March 5, 2013 at 2:31 am |
  10. 12ax7

    Atheists at their best and showing their true colors. Just check the first page of CNN and read about the accident that two young couple died in a car crash and their baby died as well. And keep on reading until you hit the comments at the bottom and see how those Atheists have no compassion whatsoever. And they want us to become Godless. Sorry Atheists, if being intelligent means being like you with no feeling toward another human being then i prefer staying a believer and being call a nut job.

    Atheists good job at representing yourselves has cold blood people. If you think you will be growing in numbers then your wrong. Your days are numbered and you will become even a smaller minority than you have ever been.

    March 4, 2013 at 11:02 am |
    • Ummmm

      There are two countries that are becoming non-religious and they are some of the happiest, healthiest and smartest people on the planet. Their societies are flourishing with love. Plus when you factor in that atheists have happier and healthier marriages than conservative Christians, it just further proves you are lying to justify your meaningless position.

      March 4, 2013 at 11:05 am |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Why are you on here again, 12? Why aren't you working? Why are you reading the posts of atheists if they bother you so much?

      March 4, 2013 at 11:08 am |
    • Jack

      That article doesn't have an active comment section.

      March 4, 2013 at 11:09 am |
    • yo

      "Ummmm
      There are two countries that are becoming non-religious and they are some of the happiest, healthiest and smartest people on the planet. Their societies are flourishing with love. Plus when you factor in that atheists have happier and healthier marriages than conservative Christians, it just further proves you are lying to justify your meaningless position."

      why would you expect that being a follower of Christ would be wonderful? it is hell

      March 4, 2013 at 11:10 am |
    • 12ax7

      Oh yes it does have a comment board on that article, unless you're just another Atheist liar.

      http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/04/us/new-york-crash-baby/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

      March 4, 2013 at 11:11 am |
    • Free Nuts

      You are a true nut Job.

      Do not reply

      Nuts can't

      March 4, 2013 at 11:12 am |
    • Jack

      Really, how about you post there and I will reply to it?

      March 4, 2013 at 11:14 am |
    • 12ax7

      Atheists you will have to go back in your closet again very soon.

      March 4, 2013 at 11:15 am |
    • Jack

      I have no problem being "in the closet" about atheism. That way in real life I don't have to listen to crap from people like you.

      March 4, 2013 at 11:17 am |
    • 12ax7

      @ Jack

      What part of what i've said you don't understand i gave you the link and you still don't understand. I guess you're just brain dead. And by the way i never said i posted there, i just told people to go there and read the filthy comments made my Atheists morons like you.

      March 4, 2013 at 11:18 am |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      What comments do you see that are so offensive, 12? I think you're looking for some way to feel offended and put-upon. I don't see anything that's going to bother anyone but you.

      March 4, 2013 at 11:19 am |
    • 12ax7

      Good think Jack then. Every Atheists going back in their closet makes a happy camper out of me.

      March 4, 2013 at 11:20 am |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      What "filthy comments"? Where are they? Copy and paste them here, jackwagon.

      Even if there ARE comments that are stupid and callous, do you think that anyone grieving for this family is READING them?

      March 4, 2013 at 11:20 am |
    • ¤Virgo¤

      I see that 12ax7 is back. Welcome, Brother. Speak not condemning words; acting exactly as those you condemn is not the way of the Lord. Show. Compassion even as none is shown to you.
      Very early on, there are comments by Christians who showed no compassion for a couple of posters that lost children. They were laughed at and treated with derision by some "Christian" posters. They shall have to answer before God for their cruelty. Do not fall into the pattern that you decry others of doing.
      Be blessed in the knowledge that God is all-forgiving, but take not advantage of His Grace.

      March 4, 2013 at 11:21 am |
    • Pete

      @12ax7 your business must really suck for you to be spending so much time on here. It's no wonder with the crap you've been posting.

      March 4, 2013 at 11:21 am |
    • 12ax7

      Tom Tom go get some sleep, your 24 hours straight on this website has taken a toll on you. Get some sleep then come back and read that article again, and you will find what your cult members have posted to others who have commented and sending their prayers to the family concerned.

      March 4, 2013 at 11:22 am |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      You apparently can't find the comments, don't know how to copy and paste them, or you're just too stupid to troll well, 12. I read the article. I don't see any offensive comments. If you do, then copy them and paste them. Otherwise, you are lying.

      March 4, 2013 at 11:25 am |
    • 12ax7

      Tom Tom, i don't think CNN would appreciate copying their materials from one page to another without permission. Having said that, i really think you should get a job and a life Tom Tom, you are a very desperate person to hang on the internet 24 hours a day on comments board with your Atheists filthy comments and your worthless cult friends.

      March 4, 2013 at 11:32 am |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      You're a liar and a troll, 12.

      March 4, 2013 at 11:34 am |
    • 12ax7

      @ Pete

      Do yourself a favor will you. Forget about being a worthless Atheist and go get a job and life. 🙂

      March 4, 2013 at 11:34 am |
    • 12ax7

      @ Tom Tom

      Me liar? Naw, i'm not an Atheist. If i was an Atheist i would lie all day like you and your friends do. What part of lie is it when i told you that you have no life and no job? Anyone who start reading from Page 1 on this board can obviously see by the the Time Stamp under each comments you have made that you stayed on this board for a 24 hour straight. No one need a college degree to figure that one out.

      March 4, 2013 at 11:38 am |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      "Tom Tom, i don't think CNN would appreciate copying their materials from one page to another without permission."

      Translation: troll12 can't find the comments he claims are there because they don't exist.

      The moron has posted here for months, always with the same mantra: you have no job, you have no life.

      He posts under dozens of monikers because he's a little coward with no balls.

      March 4, 2013 at 11:39 am |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      You're a little troll, 12.

      March 4, 2013 at 11:40 am |
    • 12ax7

      @ Tom Tom

      You don't have a job and a life. Are you lazy as well up to the point where you don't want to read each comments on that link?
      Get some sleep Tom Tom, i promise you will feel better.

      March 4, 2013 at 11:44 am |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      If you can't produce evidence, 12, you're the one with no life and no job.

      You're a troll, and a cowardly, ball-less one.

      March 4, 2013 at 11:46 am |
    • yo

      "you have no proof that the one you call Gandalf isn't real. none. what a presumptuous thing to say..." not a nice try

      March 4, 2013 at 11:56 am |
    • 12ax7

      @ Tom Tom

      Haha, i'm sorry but i do have a job and a life. And i still maintain that you should do the same, it won't hurt you to work you know. Having said that, dinner break is over got to go back to work, but i will come back later on after work and will see the progress you've made since this last comment of mine.

      March 4, 2013 at 11:58 am |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Sure thing, troll. You do that.

      March 4, 2013 at 12:00 pm |
    • End Religion

      We're all godless. Christians just don't realize it yet.

      March 5, 2013 at 3:10 am |
  11. yo

    "That is a very, very sad way to think of your life. I'm sorry your life has been so terrible. My life, on the other hand, is pretty amazing and it has been since I let go of the dogma that taught me I was worthless and evil. I learned to love myself and everything changed."

    that is very sad. can't see til you are blind

    March 4, 2013 at 10:57 am |
    • Ummmm

      The one that are blind are the ones that believe in an imaginary friend and think that anyone who doesn't believe as they do deserves to burn for eternity. That's just sick.

      March 4, 2013 at 11:01 am |
    • yo

      "Why aren't you teaching your children that it is best to die gloriously in battle, bathed in the blood of your enemies so that you can get to Valhalla?"

      if it were true

      March 4, 2013 at 11:01 am |
    • yo

      "Ummmm
      The one that are blind are the ones that believe in an imaginary friend and think that anyone who doesn't believe as they do deserves to burn for eternity. That's just sick."

      it doesn't matter what i think.

      you have no proof that the one you call imaginary isn't real. none. what a presumptuous thing to say.

      what you believe is yours. you do or don't deserve heaven or hell independent of my beliefs.

      you believe i'm sick. so what?

      March 4, 2013 at 11:07 am |
    • Ummmm

      "you have no proof that the one you call imaginary isn't real. none. what a presumptuous thing to say."

      The proof is the bible is a fake and stolen from other religions during that time period.

      March 4, 2013 at 11:10 am |
    • yo

      "Ummmm
      "you have no proof that the one you call imaginary isn't real. none. what a presumptuous thing to say."

      "The proof is the bible is a fake and stolen from other religions during that time period."

      nice try

      March 4, 2013 at 11:16 am |
    • Ummmm

      "nice try"

      It's a fake, just like all other religions in the world, deal with it.

      March 4, 2013 at 11:23 am |
    • myweightinwords

      I opened my eyes, yo. And discovered a beautiful, amazing life.

      I wish the same for all.

      March 4, 2013 at 11:41 am |
    • Mass Debater

      you have no proof that the one you call Gandalf isn't real. none. what a presumptuous thing to say...

      March 4, 2013 at 11:47 am |
    • yo

      I opened my eyes, yo. And discovered a beautiful, amazing life.

      I wish the same for all.

      wonderful

      March 4, 2013 at 11:57 am |
  12. yo

    "Richard Cranium
    The truth is that the bible was written by men. There is not a single word in there that was put there by any god. There is absolutley no evidence to support the theory of god. The bible is a story book of myths, passed down for generations,( and we know that stories get MORE accurate as they go from person to person.
    Pascals wager is no reason to believe.
    Threatening children with myths is ridiculous"

    WHY WOULD YOU THREATEN YOUR CHILDREN WITH MYTHS?

    who would you expect to write a book, the tooth fairy?

    not put there by god? who made everything? you do not know what a myth is, apparently.

    March 4, 2013 at 10:56 am |
    • Richard Cranium

      I know full well what a myth is. Read the bible and you will find many of them.

      The answer to the question "who created everything?" is an invalid question. You assume everything was "made" to begin with, and then you presuppose that it was a Who that did it.

      You must ask the correct questions to get the correct answers.
      Religion Sometimes asks the correct questions, but NEVER gives the correct answers.
      for example...Why are we here, (which is often accompanied with There MUST be a reason.)

      The answer to that question is...Why do you think there is a reason?

      March 4, 2013 at 11:49 am |
    • Mass Debater

      "WHY WOULD YOU THREATEN YOUR CHILDREN WITH MYTHS?"

      Because they were threatened with myths by their parents and their parents were threatened by their parents and so on and so forth. You can only break the cycle by stopping the abuse and admit to yourself that your parents weren't right about everything and accept they make mistakes, even one so large and egregious as a false religion.

      March 4, 2013 at 12:04 pm |
    • yo

      "Richard Cranium
      I know full well what a myth is. Read the bible and you will find many of them." examples?

      March 4, 2013 at 12:26 pm |
    • yo

      "The answer to the question "who created everything?" is an invalid question. You assume everything was "made" to begin with, and then you presuppose that it was a Who that did it."

      silliness.

      March 4, 2013 at 12:27 pm |
    • Richard Cranium

      Noahs ark
      Adam and Eve
      David and Goliath
      Jonah and the whale

      Basically, flip open the bible to any random page...myths, legends and fict!tiuos stories.

      March 4, 2013 at 12:29 pm |
    • yo

      "You must ask the correct questions to get the correct answers.
      Religion Sometimes asks the correct questions, but NEVER gives the correct answers.
      for example...Why are we here, (which is often accompanied with There MUST be a reason."

      thank you

      March 4, 2013 at 12:29 pm |
    • Richard Cranium

      yo
      Why is it silliness to make sure you ask the right questions?

      March 4, 2013 at 12:31 pm |
    • yo

      Dear Richard Cranium,

      you have no proof the books you mentioned are myths.
      tell you what i'll do. get proof and come back and i will discuss jesus with you as long as you want.

      March 4, 2013 at 12:32 pm |
    • Richard Cranium

      Yo
      You post a portion of what I wrote, but obviously missed the gist.
      So answer the question.
      Why do you think there is a reason?

      March 4, 2013 at 12:33 pm |
    • yo

      "Because they were threatened with myths by their parents and their parents were threatened by their parents and so on and so forth. You can only break the cycle by stopping the abuse and admit to yourself that your parents weren't right about everything and accept they make mistakes, even one so large and egregious as a false religion."

      wrong

      March 4, 2013 at 12:34 pm |
    • Richard Cranium

      David and Goliath....there is absolutely no record of any race of giants inhabiting the earth...This is clearly an old myth retol to children for ammusement

      Adam and Eve...The feild of genetics destroys this myth

      Jonah and the whale...there is no fish or whale ion the planet that a person could live in for three days.The individual would be suffocated, and any whale that is large enough to fit a human inside, their throt is far to small to allow it.

      Noahs Ark....destroyed by physics, and the fact that there is no evidence of a worldwide flood.

      Why do you believe such ridiculous and obviously false stories?

      March 4, 2013 at 12:59 pm |
  13. yo

    it is hard to imagine why anyone would expect others to think there is no hell. how could anyone in her right mind not realize that hell is as real as your the sun or morning or air?

    it isn't possible to live for very long without realizing hell is right here; it starts on earth. it starts with our first breath and becomes greater and more real daily. eventually, for some, that is all there will be.

    having had my toes licked by those flames, i assure you from the bottom of my heart, YOU DO NOT WANT TO GO THERE.

    March 4, 2013 at 10:49 am |
    • myweightinwords

      That is a very, very sad way to think of your life. I'm sorry your life has been so terrible.

      My life, on the other hand, is pretty amazing and it has been since I let go of the dogma that taught me I was worthless and evil. I learned to love myself and everything changed.

      March 4, 2013 at 10:52 am |
    • Doc Vestibule

      Judaism, the original Abrahamic faith, has no concept of Hell as such.
      It only came around with the sequel

      March 4, 2013 at 11:01 am |
    • Hell, just as real as…

      “how could anyone in her right mind not realize that hell is as real as your the sun or morning or air”

      I can see the sun, I can capture air in a balloon, I have seen no evidence for hell and I conclude it is just as real as everything else that has no evidence including unicorns and UFOs

      March 4, 2013 at 12:22 pm |
    • yo

      "Hell, just as real as…
      “how could anyone in her right mind not realize that hell is as real as your the sun or morning or air”

      I can see the sun, I can capture air in a balloon, I have seen no evidence for hell and I conclude it is just as real as everything else that has no evidence including unicorns and UFOs"

      keep looking

      March 4, 2013 at 12:37 pm |
    • Yo “keep looking”

      The closest thing to hell I’ve ever experienced was growing up in a “good Christian home”™. It included psychological torture, physical torture and punishment for thought crimes all done in god’s name. Kind of like North Korea but with more repression

      March 4, 2013 at 2:17 pm |
  14. THill

    Psalm 14:1

    March 4, 2013 at 10:38 am |
    • Doc Vestibule

      Psalm 109.

      Mmmmmm... schadenfreude

      March 4, 2013 at 10:43 am |
    • lol??

      Ever wonder who the rich are tryin' to impress, docster??

      March 4, 2013 at 11:29 am |
  15. myweightinwords

    I fail to see what is so controversial about these billboards, aside from the very minor misquote of Palin. These people said the things being attributed to them, so it isn't slanderous.

    If you're going to make public comments about your religious belief, and you are a politician or public figure, you can expect to see it held up, not just to glorify you by those who believe as you do, but to vilify you by those who do not.

    March 4, 2013 at 10:33 am |
    • Mike

      Absolutely.

      March 4, 2013 at 10:37 am |
    • Aydin

      Since it contrasts the views on the bilboards to the alternative of atheism it could be seen as portraying a view in which those were the only two options. I don't think theirsts who agree with the billboard can claim an unfair attack, but theists who disagree might have a case.

      March 4, 2013 at 10:40 am |
    • yo

      to whom are they supposed to be controversial?

      March 4, 2013 at 10:41 am |
    • myweightinwords

      Aydin,

      As a theist who has a different god than Christians, I have no problem with it.

      March 4, 2013 at 10:46 am |
    • Austin

      Is it a civil right to be an alcoholic?

      March 4, 2013 at 10:46 am |
    • myweightinwords

      Aydin,

      To be more clear, the billboards do present Atheism as an alternative to the views offered by those quoted, but it does not say, nor imply that it is either one or the other, it is just (in my opinion) presenting Atheism as an alternative view.

      March 4, 2013 at 10:48 am |
    • myweightinwords

      @Austin

      Is it a civil right to be an alcoholic?

      What does that have to do with anything?

      March 4, 2013 at 10:49 am |
    • Aydin

      myweight,

      "As a theist who has a different god than Christians, I have no problem with it."

      I'm not a theist so I don't know personally how I'd feel. I do know some Christians who are upset that everyone thinks they're rightwing crazies, but I don't know if other theists feel they are affected by that bad image.

      March 4, 2013 at 10:52 am |
    • Aydin

      myweight,

      "To be more clear, the billboards do present Atheism as an alternative to the views offered by those quoted, but it does not say, nor imply that it is either one or the other, it is just (in my opinion) presenting Atheism as an alternative view."

      I agree it doesn't say those things explicitly and can be interpreted that way. I think the most likely reading, and quite likely that intended, however is "Here are the kind of crazy things Christians say. Wouldn't it be better to be an atheist?" I don't think that's an unfair reading and I can see how it might upset some. Even so, it is probably worth saying.

      March 4, 2013 at 10:55 am |
  16. yo

    "SisterChromatid
    I see –so theists are tolerant even though they tell trusting children to believe a certain way or they will go to hell and burn forever"

    what do you recommend if they refuse christ and will burn in hell forever?

    March 4, 2013 at 10:22 am |
    • Richard Cranium

      How about telling them the reality, that the bible was written by men, and heaven and hell are just places they made up.

      March 4, 2013 at 10:32 am |
    • yo

      "Richard Cranium
      How about telling them the reality, that the bible was written by men, and heaven and hell are just places they made up."

      you would tell them that even though you have no evidence to support such silliness? why wouldn't you want to spare them hell? why not tell them the truth?

      March 4, 2013 at 10:40 am |
    • Austin

      I recommend seeking God and recognizing sin first. Then seek faith from God. he is faithful and will provide faith.

      March 4, 2013 at 10:43 am |
    • Richard Cranium

      The truth is that the bible was written by men. There is not a single word in there that was put there by any god. There is absolutley no evidence to support the theory of god. The bible is a story book of myths, passed down for generations,( and we know that stories get MORE accurate as they go from person to person.

      Pascals wager is no reason to believe.

      Threatening children with myths is ridiculous

      March 4, 2013 at 10:45 am |
    • Doc Vestibule

      @yo
      Why aren't you teaching your children that it is best to die gloriously in battle, bathed in the blood of your enemies so that you can get to Valhalla?

      March 4, 2013 at 10:46 am |
    • Austin

      I think Isaiah 53 can be seen as evidence, and Christ being crucified right when Israel is sacrificing Passover lambs after 1400 years of the festival foreshadowing that Moses was prophesying Of the Christ. Sovereign beauty.

      This is a sovereign God, not a sham

      Did you Read Robert browns vision? God reveals himself to millions of people and they are not supposed to sub your own personal seal of the Holy Spirit. Your proof is meant to be your own experience with God. Not knowledge saving facts, but the personal faith God will give you.

      March 4, 2013 at 10:56 am |
    • Science

      Yo

      Guess what I can tell you I have driven through Hell MI.

      Peace

      March 4, 2013 at 11:04 am |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      "I think Isaiah 53 can be seen as evidence"

      How can you use the bible to prove the bible, Austin? How do you know that what is written actually happened?

      Do you even grasp what const itutes "evidence?" If you did, you'd stop saying that you have any.

      March 4, 2013 at 11:06 am |
    • Austin

      Tom Tom,

      If you knew that He was risen, and knew that God had communicated with you,

      Would you look at Isaiah 53 differently then?

      March 4, 2013 at 11:19 am |
    • P. R.

      Don't fall for it friends!!! "Yo" is just another bored troll with no life and no logic to back up any argument.

      A child selling a fairy tale. Nothing more.

      This person deserves pity more than anything else at this point.

      March 4, 2013 at 11:21 am |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      "If you knew that He was risen, and knew that God had communicated with you,"

      As you can provide no evidence that this is the case, the question is moot, Austin.

      March 4, 2013 at 11:24 am |
  17. P. R.

    Honestly, I have finally adopted the view that it is just SO DARNED ADORABLE how threatened Xtians and other theists are by those of us who have chosen to believe in the Truth.

    You know, we who CHOOSE to believe in REALITY and who choose a morality based upon HUMAN love, compassion, mindful awareness, and LOGIC as opposed to a salvation-based transactional morality-exchange entered into with a petty, arrogant, childish, vengeful, MYTHOLOGICAL "Sky Father" in the hopes that, should we live a "good" life according to "His" contradictory, hypocritical, and inconsistent "rules" (or Commandments, or whatever you enjoy calling them) or else spend "Eternity" burning in everlasting torment in "Hell" you know, because "God" loves us so much.

    I know it isn't any fun when those around you DON'T believe in your imaginary friend as well... A large percentage of us had to go through that revelation as children. But we are adults now and, paraphrasing a fun phrase from the Xtian Bible, it is "time to put childish ways behind [us]".

    The only thing you theists REALLY have to fear from us non-theists is that one day, you'll WAKE UP, see reality for what it is, throw off the chains of empty oppressive religious dogma, and then you'll have to come find us (those whom you reveled in persecuting from your holier-than-thou Xtian thrones of insufferable "moral superiority") for the real answers. And, trust me, here we atheists will be waiting with open minds, ready to accept you into the folds of logic and REALITY...and we'll never give you that B.S. "it's a matter of faith" runaround garbage as an answer...

    Wake up and come find us. We are waiting.

    March 4, 2013 at 9:31 am |
    • Arrogance Alert

      Wow.

      March 4, 2013 at 10:15 am |
    • yo

      "we who CHOOSE to believe in REALITY" "human love" been there.

      fools reject god. you know you are foolish for lying to yourself. we got here, somehow, didn't we? you didn't spin the universe into existence. man can't make anything, not a quark, from nothing.

      when you are forced to jump out of a burning building 80 stories high, or to burn to death, as they did on 9/11, you'll see life as it is! and you will beg god almighty for every mercy he can find. trust me? nah. trust the live recordings of the trapped and doomed atheists begging for his help.

      March 4, 2013 at 10:29 am |
    • Truth Prevails :-)

      "we got here, somehow, didn't we?"

      Your lack of ability to understand things and the peer reviewed evidence doesn't make it false. Think of it this way...if it can't be taught as fact in our public school system's or used in the making of law in a secular nation, then it truly doesn't stand its apparent ground to the manner it once might have. For some of us, we simply see beauty in the world without giving credit where credit is not due...I don't need your god to live, I do quite well without. Threatening us with eternal torture is futile...we think you're bat shit crazy for holding that belief and being so immoral to wish your fellow human harm.

      March 4, 2013 at 10:42 am |
    • P. R.

      @yo – Deluded much?

      You know what REALLY "got us here" friend? The belief systems that gave us Ishtar, Habakuk, Isis, Osiris, Zeus, Hera, Frigga, Thor, Jupiter, Mars, Vishnu, Shiva, Elohim, Yaweh, Allah, AND God (just to name a SCANT few over the course of Human history - but, then again, if you're the kind of Xtian that believes the Earth is only 6000 years old, then you won't have much of a favorable view of what the remainder of us refer to AS "history"). And, just as with so many other mythos, yours will fall under the scythe of reason and logic as well.

      How DARE you invoke the memories of those killed on 9/11 in DEFENSE of theism!!! Disgusting. Cheap and disgusting and simply untrue. The terrorists that were responsible ALSO believed in THEIR deity with ALL their hearts. Which is PRECISELY why they did what they did (well, in addition to myriad other global stimuli).

      And you have the AUDACITY to claim that your supposedly omnipotent, omnipresent "God" was listening to the cries of those buried...and then DID NOTHING? And you call ME fool???

      Your religion is based upon Iron Age mysticism-turned-mass control device which preys upon fear and feeds only lies to its followers. All Humans are afraid - Life is a frightening adventure. We are usually most afraid when fearing for our lives... It's sad that, as a Xtian yourself, you have to invoke the misery and fear of others unlike yourself (in their final minutes no less, you classless twit) to pathetically attempt to persuade me of the existence of your imaginary friend and overlord.

      I hope you belong to a sect of Xtianity that is big on confession because after your little show here, methinks you'll need it... But, don't confess your sins of stupidity and willful ignorance to your non-existent "Sky Father" - you own your apologies to your fellow Humanity. Period.

      Children choose to believe in fairy tales. Cowards HIDE behind them.

      March 4, 2013 at 10:46 am |
    • lol??

      ".........We are waiting............" With Drones, just fer pictures of course, to help. BBBBbbwwwwaaaahahaha

      March 4, 2013 at 10:47 am |
    • lol??

      The Wegodians have some strange doctrines, alright. Bigots

      March 4, 2013 at 10:48 am |
    • lol??

      The Wegodians found the tactic of bleeding the enemy white like with the Soviets, worked so well thy used it on the neighbors!

      March 4, 2013 at 10:52 am |
    • lol??

      Like to buy some Protection?? It's da amerikan way. Think hard, now, "We got Drones!"

      March 4, 2013 at 10:55 am |
    • P. R.

      I fear that some of us might be unfamiliar with or find your terminology confusing. "Wegodians"? Please define for the remainder of us. Cheers.

      March 4, 2013 at 10:59 am |
    • THE BROWN NOTE

      YO, ever do any reading?

      Matter can come from nothing. Do some research. It's been known for a few years. I guess that cancels out the creation myth, thus negating the entire set of books.

      March 4, 2013 at 11:01 am |
  18. 12ax7

    Alright i have to go back to work, but i will come back later today and check if you Atheists morons are still going at it. I hope there will be more religious people coming in here and run you morons off once and for all. Ya'll worthless anyway.

    March 4, 2013 at 9:24 am |
    • midwest rail

      Trolling should never be this boring – or obvious.

      March 4, 2013 at 9:25 am |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      And what if we are? Are you going to sic the dogs on us?

      Go fvck yourself, troll.

      March 4, 2013 at 9:27 am |
    • 12ax7

      Oh and Tom Tom and Truth Prevails as well as Bootyfunk, you guys need to change your nicknames every now and then, Your moronic Atheists Cult with no life shows up too much.

      March 4, 2013 at 9:27 am |
    • Aydin

      I was giving this guy the benefit of the doubt until the line about how religious folk should come (and apparently waste their time) and run the atheists off. No, I have to admit no one is that stupid. I actually think this was pretty good trolling, and I like to think I'm not often fooled. Kudos to those who caught it right away.

      March 4, 2013 at 9:29 am |
    • The Devil

      Sounds like Chad got bite by the Devil Hi Chadie Maybe

      The Devil Made you do it.

      No god of Isabell required

      March 4, 2013 at 9:34 am |
    • SisterChromatid

      Spoken like a true Christian!

      Maybe if you are very lucky your daft quote will end up on a billboard too.

      March 4, 2013 at 9:37 am |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Why would I care what the time stamps show? If you're so OCD that you have to check them, it's not my problem. I'll post what I want, when I want to, and as often as it takes to irritate the balls off you.

      March 4, 2013 at 9:37 am |
    • ¤Virgo¤

      Have a blessed day 12ax7, and when you do come back, I shall remind you that, as a Christian, you sitting in judgement of others is directly contrary to the teachings of our Lord.

      March 4, 2013 at 9:41 am |
    • P. R.

      Why give this child the candy he/she is seeking?

      What a small mind and an even smaller world view.

      Silly little childish troll. Too bad you never have the chance to debate in real life. I am sure you are a regular Voltaire or Kissinger when you aren't saddled by this medium.

      If only we could all have the esteemed privilege of watching the intellectual diarrhea you spew forth here in person...I bet it is both thrilling, fascinating, and repulsive to watch all at once.

      But, then again, we must all wonder if you have the mental capacity at this point to even synthesize what I am saying to you...

      Time will tell, I suppose.

      But, until then, do yourself and the remainder of Humanity a favor and keep your puerile presence in adult matters absent. You know, because the ADULTS ARE TALKING right now and don't need to hear from willfully ignorant and voluntarily stupid children such as yourself.

      March 4, 2013 at 9:42 am |
    • meifumado

      Its chilly but sunny here in NYC, and its nice and slow at work this morning.

      A great day with no gods.

      March 4, 2013 at 10:04 am |
    • The trintiy of American living

      Comfort, Security and Return on my Investment. I've gotten my reward in this life – who cares about the next?

      March 4, 2013 at 10:33 am |
    • lol??

      No need to run the A&A's off. Just put some Alpo on the back patio. Make friends and then sell em to the Asian Eateries.

      March 4, 2013 at 10:44 am |
    • Truth Prevails :-)

      "Your moronic Atheists Cult with no life shows up too much"

      I get the fact that the truth hurts but suck it up ole delusional one, we are here to stay and whether we post 60 times a minute or once a day doesn't matter...we're all adults and we, unlike you, believe in freedom of speech...sorry to burst that tiny bubble. Peace 🙂

      (oh and it's not a cult sweetheart...unlike you we don't have special places to go to worship imaginary friends...try using a dictionary once in awhile, you might discover that your little group fits the description better than we do.)

      March 4, 2013 at 11:08 am |
    • ¤Virgo¤

      Lol??, it is not up to you to judge those who do not believe; it is up to God to judge on the day we stand before Him. Your harsh words are contrary to the teachings of Jesus. Repent.

      March 4, 2013 at 11:13 am |
    • Christians have been trying to “run off” atheists for the past 2000 years

      At times the Christians have tried imprisonment, torture and burring at the stake. Since none of those worked I’m not much concerned by you

      March 4, 2013 at 2:08 pm |
  19. 12ax7

    Oh yeah the usual call, crying out loud the Troll Lame Excuse. I am no troll you moron, is it the best you can do when the truth hit you in the face Atheists?

    March 4, 2013 at 8:58 am |
    • midwest rail

      What "truth" have you posted, troll ? This should be worth a laugh, anyway.

      March 4, 2013 at 9:00 am |
    • 12ax7

      The truth that none of you have a job and a life.

      March 4, 2013 at 9:03 am |
    • midwest rail

      Nope, no one is this stupid. Troll or alter ego, take your pick. Next.

      March 4, 2013 at 9:04 am |
    • Aydin

      Sadly, I think some people are that stupid.

      March 4, 2013 at 9:07 am |
    • sam stone

      Truth? Pompous gash

      March 4, 2013 at 9:09 am |
    • 12ax7

      What will be your next tactics Atheists morons? You will change you nickname every now and then s people won't notice that you have no job and no life? No need for that, we all know you don't anyway. Your comments are worthless, no one will listen to people trying to change the world and has no life in the first place.

      March 4, 2013 at 9:10 am |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      If you have a job and a life, then why are YOU here, 12?

      March 4, 2013 at 9:12 am |
    • HarryGP

      Tube, a lot of the atheists on here have rejected God. Jesus would say to offer love and walk away.

      March 4, 2013 at 9:13 am |
    • 12ax7

      I am here because i came to read the comments they were made since i left yesterday afternoon. No one need a college degree to understand that. And how about you Tom Tom, from the time signature that shows up on each and every post you did since yesterday afternoon clearly show that you haven't had any sleep at all since yesterday. And you want me to believe you have a life?

      March 4, 2013 at 9:15 am |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      If they have, Harry, it's because of people like you.

      March 4, 2013 at 9:15 am |
    • Science

      Take your own advice Harry

      Bye

      March 4, 2013 at 9:17 am |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Check again, dumb bunny. I just got up. I slept from around 2 until just now. Prove otherwise, or shut your trap.

      Even HAD I posted for 24 hours straight, so what? What is it you think you're going to do about it?

      March 4, 2013 at 9:17 am |
    • 12ax7

      Even if you did Tom Tom, why aren't you at work this morning and why is it that the first thing you did when you woke up was to turn your computer on and come to this place babbling your big mouth again this morning?

      March 4, 2013 at 9:21 am |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      This azzhole is the one who shows up under a dozen different names, always with the same crap: you have no job, you have no life.

      March 4, 2013 at 9:21 am |
    • .

      2×4 reads the time stamps on everyone's posts, and proceeds to tell everyone THEY have no life?? Really?? Sounds like HE is the one who gets no sleep and posts 24/7. Anytime a person spouts that kind of shit, they're the real guilty ones. Troll.

      March 4, 2013 at 9:22 am |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      It's none of your business why I'm at home. None. You have no idea when, why, how, or for whom I work.

      If I choose to get on the computer as soon as I get up, so what? What do you think you're going to do about it?

      March 4, 2013 at 9:26 am |
    • lol??

      Poor widdle tommy mommy. Her hubbby prefers her being ON da keyboard. BBBbwhahahaha

      March 4, 2013 at 10:35 am |
    • Truth Prevails :-)

      oh looki looki...our favorite Gullible Puppet is here 🙂 How are you today Harry?

      March 4, 2013 at 11:32 am |
    • HarryGP

      Gullible? You think I'm a child? Not me. My mom says I'm a big boy now and can type and such like the best of them.

      Mat 5:8-12
      "Blessed [are] the pure in heart: for they shall see God. Blessed [are] the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. Blessed [are] they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye, when [men] shall revile you, and persecute [you], and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great [is] your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you."

      March 4, 2013 at 12:14 pm |
    • Richard Cranium

      Harry
      You quote the works of man, unverified and obviously false in many areas, as if that lend some credibility to you argument

      March 4, 2013 at 12:18 pm |
    • HarryGP

      Well Richard, I don't know what your complaint is with what Jesus Christ of Nazareth said in that quote. It all looks in order to me.

      March 4, 2013 at 12:39 pm |
    • skytag

      You're either a troll or a pathetic excuse for a Christian.

      March 5, 2013 at 2:45 am |
    • Truth Prevails

      Yes Harry, you're gullible. You accept the stories in the buybull as if they are truly evidence for your imaginary friend, sounds like gullibility to the average person. Quoting buybulll verses only shows further how true your gullibility is.

      March 5, 2013 at 2:52 am |
  20. 12ax7

    Lets start a new Poll. How many of you Atheists on here have a job? I know all the lies these Atheists will spit but that's ok. I just want to see to what extreme these Atheists can go with their lies and denying.

    March 4, 2013 at 8:50 am |
    • midwest rail

      I'm calling troll now, or an Apple Bush alter ego. No one is this stupid.

      March 4, 2013 at 8:52 am |
    • .

      12ax7 = lol? = just sayin = as always = etc...etc...

      March 4, 2013 at 8:53 am |
    • Aydin

      Self-employed Oracle and SQL database programmer. I work when I choose and make enough that I can take time off when I feel like it. I post when I want but I don't hold unemployment, illness, retirement or youth against anyone, Christian or Atheist, who wants to fill their time posting here.

      March 4, 2013 at 8:55 am |
    • 12ax7

      Aydin, i read all of your post and noticed the time of each post. Call someone who cares.

      March 4, 2013 at 8:59 am |
    • sam stone

      i do. the pay from it is over twice the per capita income of my state.

      do you have a job?

      March 4, 2013 at 9:01 am |
    • Aydin

      "Aydin, i read all of your post and noticed the time of each post. Call someone who cares."

      I don't even know what this means, except that you really need to get a life.

      March 4, 2013 at 9:03 am |
    • 12ax7

      Don't tell me to get a life, i have a good one and i don't spend my entire 24 hours a day babbling my big mouth like you Atheists do. I some here from time to time reading the comments just like anyone else does. But i can't help noticing that you Atheists have been posting on a 24 hour straight. You're the ones with no life, not me.

      March 4, 2013 at 9:06 am |
    • sam stone

      You some here, cvnt?

      March 4, 2013 at 9:10 am |
    • 12ax7

      Sam Stone have you had any sleep at all since yesterday afternoon? Don't lie because the time signature shows on every post you've made.

      March 4, 2013 at 9:12 am |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Why would you bother to check time stamps of posts? Why do you care when or how frequently anyone posts? You're all about freedom, aren't you? Are you trying to tell people they can't post as often as they wish?

      March 4, 2013 at 9:14 am |
    • 12ax7

      I care because you people are attacking religious people with your filthy mouth. And none of you have what it needs to make this world a better place. We surely need a change to make it a better place, but surely not from a group of people that have no life and no solid ground to rely the whole onto.

      March 4, 2013 at 9:18 am |
    • 12ax7

      I care because you people are attacking religious people with your filthy mouth. And none of you have what it needs to make this world a better place. We surely need a change to make it a better place, but surely not from a group of people that have no life and no solid ground to rely the whole world onto.

      March 4, 2013 at 9:18 am |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      And you think your posts are doing that? Providing support and love for others? Look, you moron, this isn't your blog and you're not the thread nanny. If you don't like what's posted, then go somewhere else, don't read the posts, or figure out that not everyone agrees with you.

      You are telling people who don't believe in a god to pretend they do so you'll feel better.

      Grow up.

      March 4, 2013 at 9:23 am |
    • ¤Virgo¤

      12ax7, perhaps this is the time to remind you, as a Christian, of:

      Matthew 7
      New International Version (NIV)

      7:1 “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2 For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

      3 “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? 4 How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye."

      March 4, 2013 at 9:31 am |
    • lol??

      A&A's be always drawin' new lines in da sand. They be pwogwessive.

      They builded der houses in da sand, too. BBBbwwwaaahahahaha

      March 4, 2013 at 10:32 am |
    • KyleDasan

      Assistant Chief Engineer at a news station here in Central Illinois. For several years now...

      I'm curious though, when did being an "Atheist" translate to being "Unemployed"? Did your imaginary God have a staff meeting with all you zealots or something?

      March 4, 2013 at 10:40 am |
    • 12ax7

      @ Virgo

      One simple question for you. Was John The Baptist being under the judgment of God because he judged King Herod because of his life style, or was he a chosen one by God?

      March 4, 2013 at 11:09 am |
    • End Religion

      12ax7, we don't know much about John the Baptist because the bible is fiction.

      March 4, 2013 at 11:11 am |
    • 12ax7

      @ End Religion

      The question was not meant for you but until then, bark only when i tell you.

      .

      March 4, 2013 at 11:25 am |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Yep. 12=troll.

      March 4, 2013 at 11:33 am |
    • skytag

      If you're really a Christian you're just more proof that Christianity is a fraud.

      March 5, 2013 at 2:43 am |
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