California Atheists prevail on xmas in Santa Monica

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    Too bad we don't have more concerned citizens like my friends in Cali :cool: :mm: :eusa_boohoo:
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    I don't feel like this is particularly helpful behavior on the part of atheists. We live in a pluralistic society. If we want respect for our beliefs, we have to respect the beliefs of others.
     
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    They have just as much a right to have a space in the commons as any other group.

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    A space, sure. I believe the atheists have every right to be represented in the public space, along with the Christians, buddhists, pagans, Hindus and Islamics. Are the atheists entitled to 87% of the space? No. The Christians are (rightfully) upset not because the atheists have one space, but because they've taken most of them:

    Don't do to other people what would be hateful to you. I don't see how you, as a rational person, can decry it when the Christians do it, and then turn around and applaud when the atheists do it. That's hypocrisy.
     
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    Have they gotten the go ahead to fire up the ovens?
     
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    You godwinned this sumbitch on post #5? A telling sign of logical weakness.

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    Seems like pretty basic freedom of speech to me.


    Next year if the number of christian applicants increases, they'll have more spots from the lottery.


    No big whoop.
     
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    see below V V V plus:
     
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    Yes, we should always applaud gaming the system so as to show those overbearing Christians who's boss. :cuckoo:

    This time of year is significant to them. Is it really helpful to be antagonistic and nasty towards believers because they want to share something really important to them with the community?

    I mean, seriously. Christmas is one day. Atheists have 365 days to express their views, but doing it over the top of Christians seems a little like overkill.

    Yes, I get that non-believers are significantly outnumbered in America (this was illustrated all too clearly to me while participating in singing Christmas carols last night at the local high school's "Holiday Concert." They threw in 2 Jewish songs to appease the non-Christian masses, and everything else was from a Christian tradition, for the most part.

    (It was a little awkward for the Jewish participants, to say the least--and there were quite a few of them)

    But...I don't think that engaging in tit for tat is how you win hearts and minds.

    I'm not even a believer, but I'd rather see ten manger scenes in the park than a bunch of holier than thou billboards. At least the manger scenes are charming.
     
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    I'm in the next town and there's no real firestorm brewing. Get a grip.
     

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