LAKELAND, Fla. – A group of atheists in Florida spent part of their weekend washing away a blessing placed upon a local highway by a religious group.
Armed with brooms, mops and “unholy water,” the atheists gathered Saturday to symbolically clean up holy oil that Polk Under Prayer put down on Highway 98 near the Pasco-Polk county line last year, Bay News 9 reported.
“We come in peace,” Humanists of Florida director Mark Palmer announced before he and members of other atheist organizations launched their cleanup. “Now that’s normally what aliens say when they visit a new planet, but we’re not aliens, we’re atheists!”
According to the report, Palmer said Polk Under Prayer’s blessing “sends a very bad signal to everyone in Polk County, and [anyone] who travels through Polk County who doesn’t happen to be Christian.”
The unblessing project, he explained, was “not about atheist rights” but about “welcoming everybody into Polk County.” [Source]
I am glad I got out of atheism when the going was good. This is inline with the idiotic unbaptism using hair drivers. So let me get this straight. You claim to live by pure reason and all religion is just nonsense yet you take time to undo what you consider pure nonsense with some more pure nonsense.
Now if they really wanted to undo the effects of Christianity than they sure work to remove all hospitals and universities which all got their start under Catholic auspices. The development of science has got to go also since the Church was indeed a midwife to science that was stillborn under all other cultures. Though atheistic cultures do create things such as the Guillotine and the Gulags and are able to kill many more people than bad Catholics ever did in history.
Ok, this just makes me laugh! I see that the Atheists of Florida have a big presence in Lakeland. They sued to stop city council members from praying before meetings, and the local paper says they’ve got a “feud” with the Polk Under Prayer folks for burying “prayer bricks” along various roadways.
I think the only decent thing to do would be to announce that Miraculous Medals had been hidden along the roadways and see if they’d spend the time and money on a sweep with metal detectors. 🙂
One more point – the atheists involved in the mass-killings were “good” atheists, whereas the Catholics involved in the (relatively) small number of killings were (and are) regarded as bad Catholics. An excellent summary, especially the point about science being stillborn under all other cultures, a point that cannot be made often enough!
MissJean, maybe we could also sic them on stretches of road that aren’t being covered by the Adopt-A-Highway program.
I wouldn’t mind them just doing things like this as satire on occasion, but it seems like they don’t have much else in their toolbox. Instead of cold rebuttals of the Thomistic proofs of God, seasoned with clever sarcasm, we get this superstitious stuff that seems as sincere as anything.
I also love this part:
“We come in peace,” […] Mark Palmer announced […]. “Now that’s normally what aliens say when they visit a new planet…”
Normally? How does he know? How many aliens has he talked to? Or is he not clear on the difference between fact and fiction?
You are right, Jeff, atheism is not what it used to be…
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Atheist Motto: We mock what we don’t understand. Similar to chldren.
I don’t get it. If they don’t believe in God or blessings, then they should consider the blessing to be a meaningless gesture. Why in the world would they need to undo something that they don’t believe even exists? If someone pointed a fake magic wand at me and went “Abracadabra! You’re now a mongoose!” and I didn’t believe in magic, I certainly wouldn’t start researching how to undo the “curse”.
No, they do not “come in peace.” They come in antagonism, distrust, and anger. These folks, like so many, have a serious gratitude problem — no good will goes unpunished. With such a chip on their shoulder, I’d be afraid to try to hold the door for them or wish them a nice evening.
P.S. The Greek Captcha totally had me going. 🙂
What next? Atheists dunking people in water to get rid of their baptism?
It is good to know that you already found out what is really for you. You are now a new you since you accepted God’s presence.
A blessed day.
Martina from gaine grande taille