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    Is There an HONEST Atheist?

    It is THEIR religion that is based on a lie.


    http://www.ocregister.com/articles/j...quote-one.html

    The quote on the billboard is an abridged version of a quote that first appeared in a 1906 book called "Six Historic Americans," by John E. Remsburg, who attributed it to a "Letter to Dr. Woods."
    It reads: "I have recently been examining all the known superstitions of the world, and do not find in our particular superstition (Christianity) one redeeming feature. They are all alike, founded upon fables and mythologies."

    The Jefferson Library knows of no letter to a Dr. Woods ever written by Jefferson, or of any appearance of the phrase anywhere in his writings.


    On a page about spurious quotes attributed to Thomas Jefferson, the Jefferson Library writes: "We are asked about this one on a fairly regular basis. As with many spurious Jefferson quotes, it is frequently seen on various Internet sites. Many sites do not cite a source, but a good number of those that do attribute this quote to a letter from TJ to a 'Dr. Wood.'


    "As far as we know, TJ never wrote to an individual calling him/herself Dr. Wood. Another suspicious element is the statement that he does not find in Christianity 'one redeeming feature.' One presumes that Jefferson did, in fact, find some redeeming features in Christianity, otherwise he would not have taken the time to paste together his own versions of the Bible."

    Gleason said his group is pushing two goals: "To let other people, non-believers, know that there's a place you can go and share the idea that you can be good and do good without a religion or god. And the second thing is that we want to expunge the myth that this is a Christian nation, the idea that the Declaration of Independence or Constitution have one ounce of Christian tenets."
    Foundation librarian Jack Robertson said a colleague who knew the material best was out of town, but that he reviewed the relevant sources.


    "I do not see anything that suggests an alternative conclusion to be drawn, i.e., that this is a spurious Jefferson quotation," he said.


    Gleason said he would do some more research on the quote, although he didn't think it misrepresented Jefferson's views.


    Jefferson was a Deist, who believed in a hands-off creator, not a Christian, but he adored the humanistic aspects of Jesus' teachings, according to the library. A library report cites his letter to William Short of Oct. 31, 1819, in which he called the teachings of Jesus the "outlines of a system of the most sublime morality which has ever fallen from the lips of man."


    Gleason's group got attention last month for tearing out pages of the Bible at Huntington Beach pier. It's also gotten media coverage for billboards put up in Santa Ana, Garden Grove, and Orange recently, and in Westminster in May.


    Similar billboards have gone up around the country as part of an effort by the United Coalition of Reason.


    The new billboard will be unveiled at 4 p.m. Wednesday along a Newport Boulevard frontage road between Commercial Way and Industrial Way, in the parking lot of Recovery Morning.


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    Re: Is There an HONEST Atheist?

    It is amazing what people spend money on (billboard). Atheism in itself is like a religion. Weird. I always love hearing quotes from the Founding Fathers. Could you imagine these dudes living in this day and age? They'd get eaten alive by the public, yet all the Tea Party people revere them as gods.
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    Re: Is There an HONEST Atheist?

    Most modern "liberals" would HATE them. They stood for the things the Liberals are working to overthrow.

    Read what they said about citizens bearing arms.
    Read what they said about big government
    Read what they said about morality



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    Re: Is There an HONEST Atheist?

    It is a different time now. They sure wouldn't be happy with the results of slaves being set free that's for sure and what has happened since then.

    Back to the thread, I don't know either way. But why would they do a billboard unless it was really said? Seems like propaganda to me if it is truly a lie.

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    Re: Is There an HONEST Atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by conserv4ever View Post
    Most modern "liberals" would HATE them. They stood for the things the Liberals are working to overthrow.

    Read what they said about citizens bearing arms.
    Read what they said about big government
    Read what they said about morality


    YOU and your IMAGINARY liberals!? which you CAREFULLY DEFINED!? does god actually GIVE a SHIT about your COMPLAINTS!? and WHY if we may ASK since he is OBVIOUSLY capable of FIXING the whole MESS ANY time HE WANTS!? which brings up ANOTHER point for your CONsideration1? what DOES god WANT!? is god CAPABLE of WANT!? but thanks for bein the PATSY over here with your DIATRIBE of religiosity!? : :rotz: :spin2: :judges:
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    Re: Is There an HONEST Atheist?

    God gave us FREE WILL. He gave us the Earth, all problems here are man made....right down to cancer. It is for 'us' to evolve into a loving peaceful people. It is very simple

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