Contrary to what the left will have you believe ATHEISM IS A RELIGION. A religion is nothing more than a set of beliefs about the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe. Christians and followers of religions which believe in a higher power believe we were created, while atheists believe we are simply an accident or coincidence. I happen to believe that we were created by God, and I have the right to say that in public. You have the right not to listen. Atheists believe that God doesn’t exist and that they evolved from amoeba and monkeys. They also have the right to express that belief in public, and I have just as much right not to listen.
Notice that there is NOT a right NOT TO BE OFFENDED mentioned ANYWHERE in the constitution. The simple sight of you might offend me, but there is little I can do about that unless the reason your appearance offends me is because you are breaking decency laws by running around naked in public, or you are appearing in my home which I can ask you to leave at any time. The simple fact is that free expression of all ideas WILL put something out there that WILL offend some. As long as the expression is in a form or venue where people have a CHOICE of whether or not to listen, that expression SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED. If it’s on TV, I can change the channel. If it is at City Hall, I can choose not to attend on that occasion. When it is in a public location where people must see it every day, and people work in that environment, then there better be equal time given to opposing view points. But if the atheists, homosexuals, muslims, and followers of whatever belief system are going to cast dispersions on the other religions, they better be prepared to have a few insults thrown their way as well. As it stands now, they can say anything they want about Christianity or Judaism and get away with it, but if a Christian preacher INSIDE HIS OWN CHURCH expresses the belief that homosexuality is a sin, or that atheists will go to hell, then that is HATE SPEECH. If you don’t like what the preacher is saying, get up and leave.
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Atheists’ ‘hate’ sign blasted in lawsuitIllinois candidate claims state ‘hostile’ to beliefs
Posted: January 30, 2010
10:55 pm Eastern
By Bob Unruh
© 2010 WorldNetDaily
A political candidate in this week’s primary election for the office of comptroller in Illinois has filed a lawsuit against the state charging it officially expressed “hate” and “hostility” toward Christianity and other religions that include a belief in God by allowing atheists to post a sign in a state building at Christmas.
That sign, posted by the Freedom from Religion Foundation, said,:
At the time of the winter solstice, let reason prevail. There are no gods, no devils, no angels, no heaven or hell. There is only our natural world. Religion is just a myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds.It was placed in the Illinois Capitol Building, through which GOP comptroller candidate William J. Kelly, a cable television executive, was required to travel for his responsibilities as a candidate.
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