I Cause Civil Wars

You do, too. Heathen bastard.

Treason

(via Bitchasaurus)

  • http://off-the-map.org/atheist/ Siamang

    But atheists are shrill and angry.

  • Richard Wade

    I cause civil wars.

    Well at least you’re civil about it.

    West Virginia, huh? Well if there’s going to be a civil war over believing in god, we will know where first was fired the “cheap shot heard ’round the world.”

    From the phrase, “Lunatic Atheists & their Lawyers” I wonder if a particular court case was the last straw that got the Rev. E.F. Briggs, PO Box 9066, Monongah, WV 26554 so pissed off. I guess he wants feedback.

    To equate theism with Americanism is the epitome of arrogance. Mixing the two defiles both.

    To equate dissent with treason is the mentality of the robot soldier. Does he put himself up as He Who Must be Obeyed?

    The third sentence sounds less like a warning against civil war and more like a call for civil war.

    What was that about lunatics?

  • William Birch

    Wow! Please take heart that even many Christians are disturbed by the ignorance you have discovered. I wish I could apologize for such stupidity . . . but those people, and those people alone, are reponsible for their own words and actions.

    It’s funny . . . Christians believe that human beings are created after the image of God and yet some of them have no problem spitting in the face of that image. I see two primary problems with an “Anti-God is Anti-American” statement: (1) America is a nation in which many of its citizens are originally from other countries and hold to different religions; even some religions that do not necessarily have a particular “god,” and (2) America is no more God’s favorite than is Australia, South America, Africa, or England. Why on earth someone would equate a country with God is beyond me. (The only exception, I suppose, is Israel, since Israel and God were bound together in a Covenant in the Old Testament.)

    Some words to those Americans who do not believe in God: Please do not lump all Christians together. I am embarrassed many times by stupid and ignorant statements made by misled and misinformed Christians. I react many times in the exact same way as you do with regard to Christian bigotry. There are many, many loving Chistian people who are not so ignorant and narrow-minded as what you may see on billboards or hear from radicals on t.v. Read Hemant’s book-he will say the same thing.

    Billy

  • http://atheisthussy.blogspot.com/ Intergalactic Hussy

    I’m just offended! As if being raised Jewish wasn’t hard enough… LOL The thing that stands out the most is lunatic… clearly they are the ones suffering from delusions.

  • http://darwinsdagger.blogspot.com Darwin’s Dagger

    Here’s another good reason we Virginians are glad that West Virginia is no longer a part of our state. I guess this moron never read the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom or he’d know that it’s the essence of Patriotism in this country to allow each individual to believe or not believe according to his own conscience.

  • Craig O.

    Huh. I wonder how I got my federal government job? Oh right, the Constitution.

    Article VI:
    All Debts contracted and Engagements entered into, before the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be as valid against the United States under this Constitution, as under the Confederation.

    This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.
    The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.

  • http://off-the-map.org/atheist/ Siamang

    You know, I’m passed being offended anymore when shit like this happens. It’s too often and too just damned expected.

    It’s the very predictable result from religion teaching that they know God’s will better than everyone not in their own church.

    But the plain truth is that this shit is socially acceptable. 50 years ago, there would have been a swastika on that sign, and it would have been Jews targeted by that hatred.

    America stood up to that garbage and said “no more”. Now when a synagogue, a shul or a temple is defiled by similar sentiments, society rightly responds with shock and outrage.

    But this billboard is socially acceptable. There is no outrage. The society doesn’t respond more than a shrug. That’s a commercial billboard. I can’t read it, but the name of the outdoor advertisement company is on the top of the sign. More than one person is responsible for this.

    I see that The Atheist Mama has covered this before, back in 05. Is this a new billboard or an old photo?

  • Desert Son

    Lunatic Atheists & their Lawyers. Hmmm.

    I think I have a few of their albums.

    No kings,

    Robert

  • Richard Wade

    Billy said,

    Some words to those Americans who do not believe in God: Please do not lump all Christians together. I am embarrassed many times by stupid and ignorant statements made by misled and misinformed Christians. I react many times in the exact same way as you do with regard to Christian bigotry. There are many, many loving Christian people who are not so ignorant and narrow-minded as what you may see on billboards or hear from radicals on t.v. Read Hemant’s book-he will say the same thing.

    Rest assured Billy, I don’t lump all Christians together, nor do most of the non-believers here. But misguided Christians like the good Reverend Briggs won’t listen to our objections. No matter how politely I write a letter to him, if I honestly identify myself as an atheist he’ll dismiss it as lunatic hate mail. Only sane, articulate and fair-minded Christians like yourself will have any influence on him. Please write to him, and encourage other Christians to do the same. He displayed his mailing address very clearly so obviously he wants feedback. Left unchallenged this kind of thing spreads like a cancer.

  • Karen

    But the plain truth is that this shit is socially acceptable. 50 years ago, there would have been a swastika on that sign, and it would have been Jews targeted by that hatred.

    Depends on where it’s located, I think. Not far from my neighborhood, someone put up a billboard that says, “Repent! Jesus Christ is Coming Back Soon!” and cites Revelations.

    Within a month after it went up, I passed by and noticed it had been egged and paint-splattered. Clearly, some folks were not happy with the message and unafraid to show their displeasure.

    The funny thing about the sign is that it appeared in the parking lot of the local Republican headquarters. :-)

  • http://off-the-map.org/atheist/ Siamang

    Snort!

  • http://ladymonchhichi.blogspot.com/ Bitchasaurus

    Thanks for the link. I truly appreciate you putting a friendly face to atheism and doing outreach.

  • Maria

    Disgusting! I’ve been to West VA and I wish I could say I’m surprised at this; but I’m not. It’s a lunatic state. If you’re not a fanatical “Christian”, they don’t want you. Period.

  • Richard Wade

    I see that The Atheist Mama has covered this before, back in 05. Is this a new billboard or an old photo?

    Hold those cards and letters folks! According to Wikipedia, Reverend Everett Francis Briggs died on Dec. 20, 2006.

    Gee, that’s too bad. Well don’t worry, I’m sure there are a few of his minions eager to fill his shoes. We’ll hear from them once they come out of the larval stage.

  • FromUpNorth

    Well, traitors do sometimes lead to civil war, but the bunch that tried it in 1861-65 weren’t atheists. On the whole, they were a pretty religious (and, for the most part orthodox Christian) lot. Their national motto was “Deo Vindice.” Their constitution stated in its preamble, “We, the people of the Confederate States … invoking the favor and guidance of Almighty God ….”

    Biggest case of mass treason in American history.

  • http://acosmopolitan.blogspot.com Anatoly

    Awww… feel the love from that billboard.

  • stogoe

    At least he’s admitting that the Confederates were traitors…

  • Miko

    At least he’s admitting that the Confederates were traitors…

    Not necessarily. The statements “Traitors cause civil wars” and “All civil wars are caused by traitors” aren’t the same thing.

  • Mriana

    EXCUSE ME! I think NOT! Christians and other religious extremists have started far more wars than anyone else. IMHO, it NOT anti-American to be “anti-God”. Those that say that have not read out Godless Constitution or even learned about our forefathers. This just goes to show what anti-intellectualism does to people.

  • God

    Has an atheist ever started a war? Even the non-religious wars were started by religious people; mostly christian. I really want to know what war an atheist has started. Please reply. I think there had to be some sort of civil war caused by an atheist, but I don’t know. If so, it was probably for freedom of religion.
    Not to mention, psycho-anylize Jesus when you read the bible. If he were alive today, either the rapture would happen or most likely he would be in an assylum eating lithium all day.

    If you have an answer to my question please email me: Sirwalk1@aol.com

  • Jesus

    This guy is right.

    O generations of vipers. Ye hypocrites. Think not that I come to send peace on the world. I come not to send peace on the world but a sword. I have come to send fire on the Earth. And don’t forget to hate your mother!

    Now Repent or BURN like Jews in a gas chamber!


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