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NYC Billboard Advertises Christmas As Myth [Pic]

Hits: 32344 | Rating: (2.5) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: fancylad
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keith2
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 2565 Posts
Saturday, December 04, 2010 8:36:13 PM
Yeah it may be a myth, and I do lean towards atheism, but I love X-mas due to the fact that it brings my family together every year and be merry! Nothing wrong with that!

meepmaker
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 6716 Posts
Thursday, December 02, 2010 8:45:03 AM
I love when Santa comes with tons of presents.

thecupholder
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 105 Posts
Wednesday, December 01, 2010 8:21:23 PM
Can I put up a KKK rally board in the middle of Harlem if they can do that?

I mean anything goes nowadays..I might be reaching out to black people who celebrate the white men secretly and are too ashamed to tell their families.
Niggas Praisin the White Man

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11508 Posts
Wednesday, December 01, 2010 6:39:49 PM
Can't we all stop confusing Christ Mass with the secular midwinter festival?

I'm thinking particularly of Dier's post, as he clearly makes no distinction at all between the two and can't understand that some other people do.

Alexlg95
Male, 18-29, Western US
 36 Posts
Wednesday, December 01, 2010 6:05:20 PM
Can we just have fun celebrating Christmas? :/

sbeelz
Male, 30-39, Western US
 2869 Posts
Wednesday, December 01, 2010 8:35:53 AM
"I'm more pissed off about the state of the world and its lack of human compassion."

This comment wins the thread.

Kegomatix
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1316 Posts
Wednesday, December 01, 2010 2:32:42 AM
@djer
Who cares? Its a billboard.... I realize we live in a world where people get all butt hurt when they see any form of opinion other than their own but damn.. I don't see where this will bring down any families reasons to celebrate the holidays.

Unless....

Christian family: " Aw... Look at that billboard... I guess we should just head home pack up all the gifts, take down the tree and decorations, and call the rest of the family and tell them Christmas is off....."

Djer
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 843 Posts
Wednesday, December 01, 2010 2:19:28 AM
While I personally don't care how people celebrate the holidays, I find this billboard to be blatantly offensive. It's true that Christmas is a celebration of the birth of Christ, but it's evolved into so much more than that. This time of the year is all about giving to others, whether it be time, money, or items. That's what the season's all about, and has always been about. Just because you don't personally believe in the story of the Nativity does not mean that it's ok to call it a myth and bring down another person's reason to celebrate.

tl;dr: This billboard is hypocritical. It's saying that you need to celebrate the goodwill of mankind and be charitable to others, except Christians, because they believe something other than what we do and are obviously wrong.

FAKEBACON
Male, 18-29, Canada
 592 Posts
Tuesday, November 30, 2010 7:44:14 PM
LtFurpie - "Sorry, but I haven't heard of any atheists killing people over their lack of an insane deity!!!"

Really? Atheists have no blood on their hands? How about 1.5 million Cambodians dead, in the Khmer Rouge effort to establish a godless marxist state?
How about the officially atheistic USSR? Stalin's rule resulted in tens of millions of deaths.
I'm not saying all of those deaths a directly attribute to atheism but it shows that atheism doesn't ensure peace and harmony.
BOTH the religious (Hitler had the Church's support...) and irreligious have committed atrocities.

Eroneus
Male, 18-29, Western US
 44 Posts
Tuesday, November 30, 2010 7:35:53 PM
@deadcat
What kind of atheist would be ashamed of a poster supporting their views? It's not like it's offensive or unreasonable. It's just a big billboard.

AlexaR28
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 4 Posts
Tuesday, November 30, 2010 7:06:05 PM
I was waiting for this link to be shared :) Thats my uncle!

LtFurpie
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 1019 Posts
Tuesday, November 30, 2010 7:00:59 PM
"I'm an atheist and I am horrified by this poster...
The people who made this advertisement are no better than any other religious extremists..."

Are you serious? Sorry, but I haven't heard of any atheists killing people over their lack of an insane deity!!!

DeadCat
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 38 Posts
Tuesday, November 30, 2010 6:53:12 PM
I'm an atheist and I am horrified by this poster...
The people who made this advertisement are no better than any other religious extremists...
shame really, what our world is becoming, a cesspool of nonsense and pathetic quarrels
I am ashamed to be human

sbeelz
Male, 30-39, Western US
 2869 Posts
Tuesday, November 30, 2010 6:07:17 PM
"I'm more pissed off about the state of the world and its lack of human compassion."

This comment wins the thread.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11508 Posts
Tuesday, November 30, 2010 4:12:59 PM
What if god (and choose any god from any religion) was truly a powerful being capable of being gathering up the universes powers and caused the bang itself then both theories are right just put in a different light.


"God did it" is not a theory.

It is either grossly ignorant or grossly dishonest to claim a religious statement of faith and a scientific theory are the same kind of thing.

Maybe it is true that some form of higher being set up the universe. It's internally consistent for a theist to believe that to be true and also be a scientist, even to see science as holy work - they could believe that working towards a greater understanding of the universe is what their god intended for humanity.


It may be true, but it can't be a theory. At best, it's a non-falsifiable hypothesis.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11508 Posts
Tuesday, November 30, 2010 4:04:16 PM
Why don't we ever go after other religious holidays? If Atheists don't believe in any of them why not equally try and disprove them? You never see a billboard posted about how Neo-Pagen Wiccan's age old beliefs are myth.


If Wicca and other neo-pagan religions had as much power as Christianity does in these countries, it would make sense to use the very limited resources available to advertise an alternative point of view. But they don't, so it isn't.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11508 Posts
Tuesday, November 30, 2010 4:00:33 PM
This season, celebrate reason.
I bet you'll still be stuffing your face and opening presents, you hypocritical douchebags.



The midwinter festival is not Christmas, so it isn't hypocritical for people who aren't Christians to celebrate it.

I don't, because I think it isn't possible to fully remove religion from it, but some other atheists think it is.

whocares3725
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 310 Posts
Tuesday, November 30, 2010 3:58:34 PM
Damn it atheists I thought we were trying to stay above the religious fanatics and not try to publicize or pressure our beliefs.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11508 Posts
Tuesday, November 30, 2010 3:57:25 PM
While people are definitely inspired to good deeds by religion, all too often they have the ulterior motive of converting people. Christian groups will make homeless people listen to a sermon as a condition of receiving food or clothing. Missionaries will go abroad to build houses for people or bring medicine, but they never forget to bring plenty of bibles.


Which reminds me of the two Christians I've known who really impressed me, because they weren't like that. I worked with one, who was one of the nicest people I've known. It was maybe as much as a year before I knew she was a Christian. Full-on devout, churchgoing Christian. Who didn't push it at anyone. The other was the priest/whatever at her church. Who did charitable work daily and never used it as a pulpit. The homeless people he helped probably didn't even know he was a Christian, let alone a cleric.

ilfg
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 338 Posts
Tuesday, November 30, 2010 2:58:18 PM
Jesus wasn't born in December.

Fatninja01
Male, 18-29, Australia
 24627 Posts
Tuesday, November 30, 2010 1:47:35 PM
In NY everyone has an opinion, nobody seems to be right most of the time!

Rupertej
Male, 13-17, Europe
 16 Posts
Tuesday, November 30, 2010 12:51:09 PM
Did I accidently join a debating society? Not again!

dm2754
Male, 40-49, Western US
 3122 Posts
Tuesday, November 30, 2010 12:15:13 PM
@jovian1983
w.a.r.
We Are Right

burritosb
Female, 30-39, Canada
 64 Posts
Tuesday, November 30, 2010 12:13:23 PM
Atheists have every right to express themselves. Whether others agree with their opinions or not. It's called, 'Freedom of Expression/Speech.'

I'm a Christian and I'm not bothered by the sign. Why should I be? I am firm in my faith and in my beliefs. I can respect they are firm in their beliefs as well. And leave it at that.

There's other things in this world to be more irate at than a sign.....I'm more pissed off about the state of the world and its lack of human compassion.

bklynusa
Male, 30-39, Western US
 217 Posts
Tuesday, November 30, 2010 12:00:38 PM
New Jersey.

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