Archive for May, 2012

If her pastor said that she could stand in front of a bus…she would do it.

I have been busy….so I will just plagiarize other posts for now.

Better start preparing your excuses now...

I wonder just how long it will take for people to give up their hatred. I predict that there will be a direct correlation between that day, and the loss of the religious majority.

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My vote for the most ridiculous story in the good book...

Noah and his famous boat. One must suspend all forms of logic while regurgitating this load of crap.

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I have brought this subject up before, on a local scale.  We have a 5-6 block length of very important roadway in Durango, which is signed (by the City) that parking is not allowed, except for church.  WTF?

I drive this road every day, and it pisses me off every time.  Why should the City and County subsidize an entire roadway to serve as a parking lot for a bunch of churches?

Their tax-free income comes from tax-deductible “donations”, which pay for their tax-free property, in their tax-free structures, enhanced by their tax-free sales and tax-free investments, further enhanced by their tax-free “fundraisers”.

They don’t pay a dime towards striping that street, maintaining the road surface, removing snow, sweeping salt/sand, maintaining curbs/gutters, postings signs (including their discriminatory ones), marking crosswalks, or anything else that goes along with public taxpayer money.  Yet…yet…they get the privilege to ‘own’ the street whenever they want.  I CALL BULLSHIT!!

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How do you prove that you are at church?  There are no hours listed.   Maybe you are re-stocking the child porn section after hours.  Maybe you are transferring the sacks of gold during non-service hours.  Maybe…perhaps…you are there for a tax-exempt Tuesday night fundraiser to help install fiber optic video-conferencing for the pastor.  Who knows?  Is it defined anywhere?  Not that I could find…In any event – I am sick and tired of the general public subsidizing fantasyland.

One of my favorite bloggers posted a great depiction of exactly what is happening elsewhere…by law:

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As I type this, my brethren…the Durango Skeptics and Atheists, are having their monthly meeting.  I am afraid I could not make it, but I hope at some point we can take this up.  One would think it is a simple case of shutting down the public subsidized fantasyland, but it would include a battle with many churches.

I am ready!

God needs more MegaChurches...

I have seen various versions of this, but love them all.

Freedom From Religion Foundation filed suit.

Judge Steve Bernard, with concurrences by Judges Alan Loeb and Nancy Lichtenstein, overturned a lower court decision, ruling in favor of FFRF’s challenge of Colorado Day of Prayer proclamations: “A reasonable observer would conclude that these proclamations send the message that those who pray are favored members of Colorado’s political community, and that those who do not pray do not enjoy that favored status.”

Thank you FFRF!

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