Saturday, March 10, 2012

Rejecting atheism is bigotry?

We read:
"As The Blaze reported last week, members of the organization American Atheists are taking their quest to target non-believers to new heights.

Billboards written in Hebrew and Arabic are popping up in an effort to find and empower non-believing Muslims and Jews. But as this effort rolls out, it seems one Brooklyn, New York, neighborhood is fighting against the atheist groups’ messaging.

The billboard, which reads, “You know it’s a myth…and you have a choice,” was prevented from appearing in the Orthodox Jewish community at the last minute when the landlord at the site — Kenny Stier — refused to display it. Stier was quoted as saying that he didn’t want to get involved in the religious debate between atheists and Jews after he made his decision not to allow the sign.

American Atheists President Dave Silverman is extremely frustrated with the decision to prevent his organization from displaying the billboard and has stated his belief that rabbis pressured Stier not to allow the sign. In an interview with the Christian Post, Silverman said that the action is rooted in “religious bigotry.”

After invoking the claim that the Jewish population in the Brooklyn neighborhood is discriminating against atheists, Silverman continued. “Atheists have every right to advertise as we see fit, just like everyone else,” he said. ”I wonder how the Jews would react if they were told where they could advertise and what they could say, because some people might be ‘offended’ at their position.”

Source

A "right" to advertise? I can't find that in the Constitution.

17 comments:

Bird of Paradise said...

So now its wrong to reject atheism in the minds of liberal panty wastes

Anonymous said...

The Constitution guarantees the right to speak and write without punishment by the government, but it does not guarantee an audience. People cannot put up their thoughts or messages just anywhere that they please.

Anonymous said...

One is not permitted to blaspheme the official, established religion of Obama's US: Atheism.

Truth in Blogging said...

Numbnuts said, "One is not permitted to blaspheme the official, established religion of Obama's US: Atheism."

Please provide the executive order or law that backs up your claim.

Anonymous said...

Conservatoids (like Bird of P) want it both ways - criticizing atheists is free-speech, but atheists criticizing christianity is threatening or limiting the rights of christians.

Dr. No said...

How typical, especially here in Brooklyn. The two things that most Jews hate the most are, themselves, and other Jews.

Anonymous said...

Hey all you Birds: how can you fly with only right wings?

Anonymous said...

one can not offend the religion of odamna--islam or atheism. Why are the un-Godly yelling religious bigotry, i thought they did not believe in religion,,dumbasses.

Anonymous said...

"Why are the un-Godly yelling religious bigotry"

Just to irritate you and your ilk, dumbass.

Anonymous said...

The property owner is the one with the free speech rights. Whether or not he chooses to display the advertising is up to him. Like anonymous 2:34 said, free speech doesn't guarantee an audience. The atheists have the right to speak, but they don't have the right to force a private property owner to give them the space to do it.

Anonymous said...

Truth In Blogging: Seriously? You haven't seen anything resembling a hostile attitude toward religion? No ACLU lawsuits about prayer? No school officials blocking religious groups from meeting? Curiously, the president has not said a word about these things, but troubled himself about a prominent talk show host name-calling.

Anonymous said...

"a hostile attitude toward religion" - wow, it hardly compares to the vehement hostility of many so-called religious sources towards atheism or secularism or indeed anything which "offends" the presumed dominance in public life that religion had so come to expect, and even demand with legislation.

Go Away Bird said...

Liberals can be very funny at times espeialy when their impersonating chickens with their heads chopped off

Anonymous said...

"prominent talk show host"

You mean that fuckwad Rush Limbaugh? You must be ashamed of him since you won't say his filthy name.

Anonymous said...

WOW, now the Atheists know how Christians feel!

Anonymous said...

Anon 6:57.

The difference between Conservatives and Liberals is, when Conservatives don't like something we change the channel, when Liberals dislike something you try to get it banned.

Flu-Bird said...

Please annon 6:57 talk regularly or wash out your mouth before you do speak