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Old 11-04-2014, 08:18 PM
 
Location: US Wilderness
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See, now this is why we need some Atheist Holidays. Presently we enjoy no designated day for honoring non believers while the religious have a several. Consequently all of the opportunities to bombard the other side with "good will" propaganda belong to the deists.

We should lobby Congress until we get our holiday. I'm open for ideas as to what that day should be. February 12th is Darwin's birthday, but then that is also Lincoln's birthday. July 21st, the day the Scopes Monkey trial was decided? November 9th, Carl Sagan's birthday?

Once the holiday is in place, then Sweetbottoms can send Margaret, Kay and Jake a card with quotes about religion by from famous atheists. Perhaps if a present is in order, the latest book by Richard Dawkins or Bart Ehrman.
Bertrand Russell's birthday is May 18, nicer weather for a picnic than Sagan's, at least in the Northern Hemisphere.

Almost forgot...the quote for the card:

My conclusion is that there is no reason to believe any of the dogmas of traditional theology and, further, that there is no reason to wish that they were true. Man, in so far as he is not subject to natural forces, is free to work out his own destiny. The responsibility is his, and so is the opportunity.
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Old 11-06-2014, 06:03 AM
 
Location: On the Edge of the Fringe
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Speaking of cards, my EX was a member of the church of Christ, and she was adamant that we not send out any Christmas cards to our "friends" in the coc depicting nativity mythology as this was not an acceptable belief to cocers. She also had this fear of how vindictive people within that denomination could be, and she feared that a Christmas card with the nativity depicted on it would rouse anger and possibly violence within these people.

Funny thing is, I never figured out who our "friends" in this church were, as from my perspective, we had none there. Nor wanted any.
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