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Atheists Can Now Unbless Things!
« on: March 19, 2012, 07:22:38 PM »
Florida church responds to 'unblessing' of highway, says atheist group is desperate for attention

An associate pastor at a Florida church is questioning the washing away of a blessing placed upon a local highway by a religious group, saying the organization is "desperate for a little attention" for its cause.
 
Glen Copple, an associate pastor at Northside Christian Church in Lakeland, said Saturday's symbolic cleanup of holy oil by the Humanists of Florida was a "ludicrous" event that solely sought publicity...
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Re: Atheists Can Now Unbless Things!
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2012, 07:27:18 PM »
If they don't believe that blessing things does anything, why do the feel the need to unbless something?
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Re: Atheists Can Now Unbless Things!
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2012, 07:38:11 PM »
If they don't believe that blessing things does anything, why do the feel the need to unbless something?
Good point. I would imagine that if something good came about from the blessing of that road.  the Christians would use it as a evidence that their god exists. Even a coincidental event could yield those results.
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Re: Atheists Can Now Unbless Things!
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2012, 07:47:31 PM »
If they don't believe that blessing things does anything, why do the feel the need to unbless something?

Because they are petulant children, many of whom seek to make the case that they are much cleverer than us by demonstrating that the true situation is quite the reverse?
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Re: Atheists Can Now Unbless Things!
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2012, 09:15:02 PM »
I thought some atheists already had this ability.
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Re: Atheists Can Now Unbless Things!
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2012, 09:36:27 PM »
So, if I sneeze, and a believer says, "Gesundheit," and then an atheist unblesses it, do I have to hear "Gesundheit" again? :police:

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Re: Atheists Can Now Unbless Things!
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2012, 10:01:32 PM »
They need to stop living there lives in reaction to something they don't like and just persue what they do. Your just as much a slave in constant opposition to something, I think, as they may fear they would be, to be a slave of that something.
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Re: Atheists Can Now Unbless Things!
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2012, 10:55:28 PM »
So, if I sneeze, and a believer says, "Gesundheit," and then an atheist unblesses it, do I have to hear "Gesundheit" again? :police:
"Gesundheit" has no religious conotation. It means "to your health".

What's an evangelical church doing with "holy oil" anyway? Did they highjack a delivery of chrism from one of the patriarchs to a local church?
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Re: Atheists Can Now Unbless Things!
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2012, 11:04:42 PM »
There is a possible a rationale for this event that was not covered by the TV station source:

http://thatweirdatheistgirl.wordpress.com/2012/03/18/atheists-un-anoint-roadway-but-why/


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Re: Atheists Can Now Unbless Things!
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2012, 11:12:32 PM »
^There is a swear in that link in case anybody's gonna freak out about that, just FYI.

I guess that makes the whole thing seem worth protesting, but I don't think this was the right way to go about it.
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Re: Atheists Can Now Unbless Things!
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2012, 11:17:59 PM »
There is a possible a rationale for this event that was not covered by the TV station source:

http://thatweirdatheistgirl.wordpress.com/2012/03/18/atheists-un-anoint-roadway-but-why/

Thank you for this! :)
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Re: Atheists Can Now Unbless Things!
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2012, 11:20:12 PM »
There is a possible a rationale for this event that was not covered by the TV station source:

http://thatweirdatheistgirl.wordpress.com/2012/03/18/atheists-un-anoint-roadway-but-why/  

I just can't be upset about atheists "un-blessing" the work of misguided so-called Christians.  Both the blessing and the so-called "un-blessing" are meaningless from our POV, anyway.
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Re: Atheists Can Now Unbless Things!
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2012, 12:09:11 PM »
There is a possible a rationale for this event that was not covered by the TV station source:

http://thatweirdatheistgirl.wordpress.com/2012/03/18/atheists-un-anoint-roadway-but-why/  

I just can't be upset about atheists "un-blessing" the work of misguided so-called Christians.  Both the blessing and the so-called "un-blessing" are meaningless from our POV, anyway.

Indeed and as unrepresentative of Christianity or the ab sense thereof, as that other famous Floridian pastor who burned the Koran. Some folks just crave publicity!