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Little atheist things that don’t fit separate posts

30 Sep

One of my little atheist related quirks is crossing out “One Nation Under God” off of any bills I come in contact with. I know it doesn’t really make a difference in the grand scheme of things, but it makes me happy and I’m enforcing the constitution. I have yet to have any cashier notice that every bill I had them has big black marks on it, and I’m waiting till one does so I can explain how it’s unconstitutional.

A while back I started taking a camera with me when I drove places around SC just to get pics of all the religious signs I pasted. I took a bunch on the highway, but they came out blurry, so unfortunately I don’t have as many as I’d like to show, but here are a few.

This one I call “The repent tent”. It’s about a mile away from my house. I think the people that own the property are hardcore crazies that do revivals and what not. The sign in the backs says “Holy ghost baptism, Holy Fear, Holy Jesus saves”….speak in complete sentences much?

This one is really hard to see. I tried to snap a bunch of pictures of it while moving, but the tree got into the way. It’s in downtown Columbia and reads “A perfect love drives out FEAR.  God is love. Come to me” yeah….

There are signs like this all over the place, on the sides of highways and inner city roads. They point you in the direction of a church. I have to wonder about the reason for them. Are they for people who are traveling, unfamiliar with the area, and suddenly go “oh man, I need to get to a church ASAP! Which way do I go?!?!”

Outside of churches there are often these yellow warning signs. Yellow signs like these on the roads are always there to alert you to be cautious of something. The intent of the sign is to warn you that there might be a lot of people pulling out of a church parking lot ahead, but I like to pretend it’s warning you of the church itself.

“daily shall God be praised”

A business sign with a christian fish on it.

I took those last too pictures because it’s not uncommon here in South Carolina for businesses to display the religion of the owner. From reading rants on Craig’s list about local businesses, apparently it’s also not uncommon for plumbers and the like to proselytize to you after doing work in your home. Many businesses also give discounts to people if they happen to be be the right type of christian. At first this bothered me, but then I realized it’s actual beneficial to me. By loudly associating your religion with your business, it helps me know what businesses to avoid. It makes it easy for me. You have your right to display your belief, and I have my right to refuse to do business with you.

Atheist resistance

20 Apr

So living in Lynchburg Virginia, home of “9/11 is god’s punishment ” Jerry Falwell and his penitentiary of brainwashing and bullshit, “Liberty” “university”, religious stuff is all over town. Every other car either has a LU sticker, the christian fish magnet, or “Not I, but Christ” sticker. The local stores are also almost entirely owned by the LU octopus. Falwall and his ilk even have their own section in walmart that sells only LU gear, along with religious books.

So as a way to stay sane and get some cheap thrills, I engage in a little Atheist resistance. First up is my car. When you’re stopped at a red light, that’s your 30 second chance to get a message out to the three cars behind you. (Assuming you’re in the middle lane)

I love these things. I change them out every so often, depending on what’s pissing me off that week. Sometimes it’s political, like pro-choice signs (which are a real hit in the area ~_^), but most of the time it’s religious. Currently I’m blasting the catholic church for their 2000 yr + child pedophilia scandal.

I figure the “liberty” kids in Lynchburg are constantly confined to their nice little clean bubble of rich, white, conservative christian fanatics, it’d be nice to jar them out of their comfort zone and make them realize they’re not the only game in town. If I have to sit in traffic and put up with their stupid signs, they can suffer my 1st amendment rights to mine. Yeah, some could argue that it might look a little trashy, but if nobody stands up and says something, they’ll think that everyone is just like them, and thus their beliefs will be all the further reinforced.

Secondly is pamphlets. In Lynchburg there are pamphlets all around. The LU kids stuff them inside beer cases, leave them in shops, in mailboxes, on dining tables, under your windshield wipers, everywhere. I’ve put a few of them up here on my blog, and they all say the same thing: You’re a rotten person that’s going to burn in hell forever unless you buy our product. So I decided to make my own. Here is one that I’m currently circulating:

Outside:

Inside:

I can’t make the picture any bigger, so incase you can’t read it, the outside when you first open it just says something like “Hey, you’re ok the way you are, you’re not a sinner, nor are you damned to some eternal punishment.” Then it goes on about how the pamphlet isn’t trying to get them to join anything, or give any money, unlike other religious pamphlets. The inside just asks 20 simple questions to get people thinking about their faith critically.

I get a real rush putting out these pamphlets. I have to be all ninja like so I don’t get caught. Sometimes I’ll sit down at a table with my stuff, wait a few minutes, and get up, conveniently forgetting to take the pamphlet with me. I love to put these in the religious books sections of book stores, there I can really hit my target audience.

The bumper stickers in the car give me a bit of a thrill, but not so much as sneaking around with pamphlets. I guess I just feel safer with a physical barrier between me and them. Though I have been honked at, shouted at, and flicked off before while sitting at a red light. (How christian, eh?) There have been times when I’ve nervously expected a bullet to come through the glass behind me and kill me, or for my car to be rammed, or for someone to throw something at my windshield. That’s all a thrill too, though it does make me wonder about my opponents when I have to worry about being physically attacked and they don’t. What do you think that says about them?

Anti-atheist billboards

13 Jan

As a sort of follow up to my last post about Atheist signs, I wanted to share this gem with you:

I hate it, but it is free speech, so I don’t think it should be illegal. There has to be a logical fallacy in there, possible multitple.

According to the dictionary: Trea-son

–noun

1. the offense of acting to overthrow one’s government or to harm or kill its sovereign.
2. a violation of allegiance to one’s sovereign or to one’s state.

Lets see, first off, there is a wall of separation of church and state set up by the very first clause of the first amendment. So anti-god is not anti-American. (technically the rest falls apart, but lets continue)

Anti-American is not necessarily treason. Firstly you need to be a citizen to commit treason. There are plenty of people in the world who are anti-American and not citizens, so they’re not committing treason.

Secondly, you can have “anti-American” thoughts, and not commit treason as long as you don’t act on those thoughts. Plus, what exactly qualifies as “anti-American” is open for debate.

Lastly, traitors don’t cause civil war, that is unless you want to call southern christian slave owners traitors, then yes, they cause civil wars.

This sign is pretty old, I think it went up in 2005. It was put up by Lamar advertising. They refused to post a Democratic ad despite being under contract saying it was too negative, yet this smut is fine. Oh, here is their contact info:

Write to:
Mr. Kevin P. Reilly, Jr.
Chairman & CEO
Lamar Advertising Co.
5551 Corporate Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Call: (225) 926-1000.
Fax: (225) 926-1005.

Lamar Pres and CFO and CEO contacts:

kreilly@lamarhq.com
sreilly@lamarhq.com
kistre@lamarhq.com