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Texas City Pulls nativity, despite objections of atheists.

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by JGG, Dec 16, 2015.

  1. AnonymousRain

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    There's so much contempt in that comment I can't even begin to sort through the insults you hoped to levy upon atheists and Christians alike.
    Or is it your family you're talking about on that December morn?
     
  2. AnonymousRain

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    That's true. Because I know atheists when I meet them.
    Does that actually satisfy you?To think people are shut-in's because they call out a poser when they read one?
    I get now what the bhsmte means.
    Ta!
     
  3. Cute Tink

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    Time with family. Gift giving. Santa. All that non-Jesus jazz.

    Yet you believe what you believe about my beliefs must be true.

    Skipping the rest of that post because it's irrelevant.

    Why? Humanism doesn't require belief in a supreme being.

    For the record, I could also pick apatheist, if it were offered.
     
  4. bhsmte

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    Just have a hard time believing, you know of no atheists, that celebrate Christmas.

    Of course, many atheists don't tell people they are atheists, because of the stigma that goes along with it, so that factors in as well.
     
  5. Cute Tink

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    You honestly think that I believe that Jesus was the son of God and died for our sins, etc., etc., just because I celebrate a time of year where I give my family presents and spend time with them?

    That's beyond a stretch. Something snapped.
     
  6. JGG

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    Could you? I'd like to hear how you think that post insulted Christians and/or atheists. In a list please.

    Are you kidding? I'm Uncle Jack.
     
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2015
  7. grasping the after wind

    grasping the after wind That's grasping after the wind

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    I understand what the court ruled . I also understand what they ruled in Dred Scott. They were wrong in both cases. Court rulings are opinions and often mistaken ones and often revisited and corrected. After 31 years this one needs revisiting and revising. I am no atheist As a Christian, I believe that we ought to give unto Caesar that which is Caesar's and unto God that which is God's. I did not attempt to insult the justices I pointed out the fact that they are just as human as the rest of us and perhaps more politically motivated than the founders intended when they invented the Supreme Court and made the job permanent and not subject to popular vote. I refuse to deify them. I am a Christian and my God is a monotheistic one, not 9 pagan deities residing in some Washingtonian Olympus wearing black robes.
     
  8. craigerNY

    craigerNY I bring nothing to the table

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    Aw man. I wanted to get to be Uncle Jack!
     
  9. AnonymousRain

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    Yes, yes, yes, I think we're all well aware of your hatred and contempt for the Supreme Court.
    That personal scorn has not a thing to do with this thread. However, it does clearly cloud your vision in the matter of speaking calmly to the topic at hand. And thus being we're getting nowhere save to afford you further opportunity to broadcast your scorn for SCOTUS lets just stop here.

     
  10. AnonymousRain

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    Yes, I think you've made your motives for being here very clear. And no surprise all those who have your same attitude approve.


     
  11. JGG

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    You can! We can all live the joy of completely ruining the holiday season with our own families. You can remind your family how disappointed you are in them. You can criticize the food that your siblings worked so hard on. You can ridicule your brother over his humiliating, painful, and financially draining divorce. You can out your nephew in front of Grandma. You can flip the dining room table in a drunken rage. Or, just sit back and wait for that perfect tense moment to throw up on yourself! The possibilities are endless with a little Johnny Walker, and a lot of Jose Cuervo.

    As long as you have an enlarged liver, a blood alcohol level over 1.2, and nothing good to say about anyone, you can bring that magic of Holiday misery to your friends and family, just like Uncle Jack.
     
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  12. Cute Tink

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    Whether they are clear or not depends on whether you still think you know me better than I know myself I suppose.
     
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