REAL WORLD EVENT DISCUSSIONS

Atheist Billboard stirs Muslim community

POSTED BY: ANTHONYT
UPDATED: Monday, March 12, 2012 06:53
SHORT URL:
VIEWED: 311
PAGE 1 of 1

Friday, March 9, 2012 12:47 PM

ANTHONYT

Freedom is Important because People are Important


Quote:

While I was at the site photographing the billboard, I asked a few local people what they thought of the billboard in their neighborhood. None of them wanted to be identified but they all told me they were not happy about it. They told me they felt it was disrespectful and insulting but they agreed that the American Atheists have the right to put up their billboards where they want.

In addition, they also told me that they too have the right to advertise and voice their opinions and will most definitely be doing so.



Hello,

I'm not terribly fond of proselytizing atheism any more than I am proselytizing religion (sorry, God. I figure you don't need any pushers.) However, I feel that everyone should have the freedom of speech in this country.

Apparently, the Muslim community agrees.

--Anthony


_______________________________________________

Note to self: Mr. Raptor believes that women who want to control their reproductive processes are sluts.

Reference thread: http://fireflyfans.net/mthread.asp?b=18&t=51196

Never forget what this man is. You keep forgiving him his trespasses and speak to him as though he is a reasonable human being. You keep forgetting the things he's advocated. If you respond to this man again, you are being foolish.


NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Friday, March 9, 2012 12:57 PM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!


Quote:

However, I feel that everyone should have the freedom of speech in this country.

Apparently, the Muslim community agrees.



Yes. In THIS country. But for those elsewhere...




Not so much.





" I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend. "

NOTIFY: N   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Friday, March 9, 2012 8:44 PM

FREMDFIRMA



Well duh.

Not all muslims are radical nutjobs, nor are all christians...
But... yanno the fact that those who ain't gotta TELL people that means the moderate elements of either have done a piss poor job of representing themselves and casting these asswipes out.

-Frem

I do not serve the Blind God.

NOTIFY: N   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Sunday, March 11, 2012 8:42 PM

RIONAEIRE

Beir bua agus beannacht


That falls under free speech, so they have the right to put it up. How do billboards work in regard to private property? If you put one up you have to have permission from the property owner right? Or is it on public property so it doesn't matter.

"A completely coherant River means writers don't deliver" KatTaya

NOTIFY: N   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Monday, March 12, 2012 6:53 AM

SIGNYM

I believe in solving problems, not sharing them.


The billboards are usually owned by an advertising company. The COMPANY has to get permission from the city (usually) on whether, where, and what kind of billboards they can erect, and also pay a lease to either the (private) landowner or the city. The company which has erected the structure then sells advert time.

I doubt that atheists actually "put up" a billboard; more likely they paid for time on a billboard that was already there.

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

YOUR OPTIONS

NEW POSTS TODAY

USERPOST DATE

OTHER TOPICS

DISCUSSIONS
Obama is the Killer of our Economy... isn't he-?
Wed, July 30, 2014 14:45 - 38 posts
Meanwhile in Gaza.
Wed, July 30, 2014 14:11 - 53 posts
Now You See It, Now You Don't: Rewriting The Ukraine Crisis
Wed, July 30, 2014 13:24 - 13 posts
Kiev blocks access to crash site
Wed, July 30, 2014 13:19 - 1 posts
Meanwhile, back in Libya
Wed, July 30, 2014 12:03 - 71 posts
SARAH PALIN TV Channel!!!!!
Wed, July 30, 2014 11:26 - 10 posts
The NFL - beating women less offensive than talking bad about gays, or getting free tattoos.
Wed, July 30, 2014 09:39 - 61 posts
Getting fit by 3mins of exercise a week?
Wed, July 30, 2014 04:17 - 103 posts
Michelle Nunn’s Campaign Plan
Tue, July 29, 2014 23:20 - 3 posts
One guilty pleasure regarding the Illegal Aliens Obamination is bringing in.
Tue, July 29, 2014 21:51 - 8 posts
US: Russia firing artillery at Ukraine military
Tue, July 29, 2014 19:21 - 23 posts
Obama's Chicago provides warzone experience
Tue, July 29, 2014 18:41 - 15 posts

FFF.NET SOCIAL

OUR SPONSORS