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« Reply #300 on: May 15, 2014, 12:37:54 PM »

Haha, his classic MO.

Step 2 - post on a bunch of old threads to move this one down the list
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« Reply #301 on: May 15, 2014, 02:43:22 PM »

says the mentally ill, bald headed dwarf who literally begs me (and others) to reply to his posts and then cries about it


you should see what SC begs me to do !!!
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« Reply #302 on: May 15, 2014, 02:45:32 PM »

you should see what he begs me to do !!!

LOL 

Straw does not even lift.   He just stalks those of us who do
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« Reply #303 on: May 15, 2014, 04:31:47 PM »

LOL 

Straw does not even lift.   He just stalks those of us who do

spare us your gay fantasies
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« Reply #304 on: May 15, 2014, 04:33:06 PM »

spare us your gay fantasies

I actually love the Straw Man. welcome back!
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« Reply #305 on: May 15, 2014, 04:35:29 PM »

I actually love the Straw Man. welcome back!

Thanks though I never left
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« Reply #306 on: May 15, 2014, 04:48:55 PM »

Thanks though I never left

I haven't been stalking you straw man.
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« Reply #307 on: May 15, 2014, 04:52:46 PM »

I didn't think you were
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« Reply #308 on: May 15, 2014, 05:49:44 PM »

Thanks though I never left

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« Reply #309 on: May 15, 2014, 05:53:54 PM »

We know . . . . . . .. . ..




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nor did I start a self indulgent thread like an adolescent school girl about leaving after hitting 100k in posts and then never leaving.
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« Reply #310 on: May 16, 2014, 02:20:50 AM »

nor did I start a self indulgent thread like an adolescent school girl about leaving after hitting 100k in posts and then never leaving.

I believe he never technically reached 100k.   Ron or mods reset his post count.
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« Reply #311 on: June 25, 2014, 09:39:16 PM »

Those irrational atheists are in trouble on this one. 


Ground Zero Cross: Court presses atheist group to explain why artifact is 'offensive'

A federal appeals court said this week that an atheist group trying to keep the so-called Ground Zero Cross out of the National September 11 Memorial Museum must better explain how displaying the artifact is “offensive” and violates members’ constitutional rights.

The 17-foot-tall, steel beam “cross” was found in the rubble of the World Trade Center twin towers in New York that fell during the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

The cross became a sort of shrine or place of comfort for first responders who often prayed there and left messages or flowers. It was moved away from the debris a few weeks later and became a tourist attraction through several years of reconstruction.

American Atheists filed the suit in 2011, which was thrown out last year by a federal judge in the Southern District of New York.

The appeals court ruling Thursday cites an amicus brief filed by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, a nonprofit law firm that specializes in church-state law and protecting the free expression of all religious traditions.

“We’re thrilled that the court picked up on this issue,” said group lawyer Eric Baxter, whose brief argued that American Atheists had no right to bring a lawsuit in the first place. “Courts should not allow people to sue just because they claim to get ‘dyspepsia’ over a historical artifact displayed in a museum.”

The museum officially opened on May 21.

The judge has now given the plaintiffs until July 14 to file supplemental legal briefs before deciding whether the case will proceed. Among the questions that must be answered in the new filings is how the offensiveness of the cross, which the plaintiffs view as a Christian symbol for all 9-11 victims, becomes a “constitutional injury.”

The other question is -- if the plaintiffs indeed feel displaying the cross “marginalizes them as American citizens” -- then how is that a “particular and concrete injury" compared to just “the abstract stigmatization of atheists generally.”

The judge has also asked the plaintiffs to substantiate their claim the museum and Sept. 11 memorial are getting taxpayer dollars.

“Taking personal offense is not an injury that warrants invoking the power of the courts to shut down everything you disagree with,” Baxter also said. “The Constitution is not a personal tool for censoring everyone’s beliefs but your own.”

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/06/21/ground-zero-cross/
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« Reply #312 on: June 27, 2014, 01:30:52 PM »

Those irrational atheists are in trouble on this one. 


Ground Zero Cross: Court presses atheist group to explain why artifact is 'offensive'

A federal appeals court said this week that an atheist group trying to keep the so-called Ground Zero Cross out of the National September 11 Memorial Museum must better explain how displaying the artifact is “offensive” and violates members’ constitutional rights.

The 17-foot-tall, steel beam “cross” was found in the rubble of the World Trade Center twin towers in New York that fell during the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

The cross became a sort of shrine or place of comfort for first responders who often prayed there and left messages or flowers. It was moved away from the debris a few weeks later and became a tourist attraction through several years of reconstruction.

American Atheists filed the suit in 2011, which was thrown out last year by a federal judge in the Southern District of New York.

The appeals court ruling Thursday cites an amicus brief filed by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, a nonprofit law firm that specializes in church-state law and protecting the free expression of all religious traditions.

“We’re thrilled that the court picked up on this issue,” said group lawyer Eric Baxter, whose brief argued that American Atheists had no right to bring a lawsuit in the first place. “Courts should not allow people to sue just because they claim to get ‘dyspepsia’ over a historical artifact displayed in a museum.”

The museum officially opened on May 21.

The judge has now given the plaintiffs until July 14 to file supplemental legal briefs before deciding whether the case will proceed. Among the questions that must be answered in the new filings is how the offensiveness of the cross, which the plaintiffs view as a Christian symbol for all 9-11 victims, becomes a “constitutional injury.”

The other question is -- if the plaintiffs indeed feel displaying the cross “marginalizes them as American citizens” -- then how is that a “particular and concrete injury" compared to just “the abstract stigmatization of atheists generally.”

The judge has also asked the plaintiffs to substantiate their claim the museum and Sept. 11 memorial are getting taxpayer dollars.

“Taking personal offense is not an injury that warrants invoking the power of the courts to shut down everything you disagree with,” Baxter also said. “The Constitution is not a personal tool for censoring everyone’s beliefs but your own.”

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/06/21/ground-zero-cross/

Yet pulling a steel beam "Cross" from the wreckage where thousands of people died and using it as a symbol of "comfort" is not irrational? hello?? Mcfly??  There would have been much more comfort had this imaginary god intervened before the crash ... 
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« Reply #313 on: June 27, 2014, 02:21:44 PM »

Yet pulling a steel beam "Cross" from the wreckage where thousands of people died and using it as a symbol of "comfort" is not irrational? hello?? Mcfly??  There would have been much more comfort had this imaginary god intervened before the crash ... 

If he doesn't exist, why does it bother you that others believe in Him? Why do you care? How does it affect you?

The main basis for all these lawsuits seeking to remove religious symbols is that it's a public property paid by taxpayers. If it isn't, then the atheists have no case. That is why the judge asked them to substantiate their claim the museum and Sept. 11 memorial are getting taxpayer dollars.
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« Reply #314 on: June 29, 2014, 12:00:40 PM »

If he does exist, why did he let his followers die at the hands of fanatics of another deity?  Allah is more powerful than YHWH?
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« Reply #315 on: June 30, 2014, 10:07:33 AM »

Yet pulling a steel beam "Cross" from the wreckage where thousands of people died and using it as a symbol of "comfort" is not irrational? hello?? Mcfly??  There would have been much more comfort had this imaginary god intervened before the crash ... 

Not at all.  It's a symbol of people's faith.  Something people actually believe in.  Something that has been a symbol throughout our country's history. 

What's irrational is to claim that something that symbolizes nothing (if you're an atheist) is somehow emotionally harmful.  It's also silly.  Glad the judge is calling them on this. 
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