“If you can’t beat em’ join em” is not something any atheist should say, but in this case this was a win.
The monument is the first atheist monument allowed on government property. Which is absolutely heart-breaking.
The founding fathers of this nation did not come here to start a country full of religious dogma. That was the whole purpose of them finding their own nation; to get away from religion. America has not quite gotten that separation of church and state thing down yet.
Anyway, the monument sits alongside ‘The Ten Commandments‘ monument in front of the Bradford County courthouse. Also, what in the world is so great about the Ten Commandments? At best they’re grossly deficient and putting them on government property is an insult to everything this nation stands for. The States were built on a foundation of liberty and freedom and the first four commandments are nothing more than the throat clearings of a self-aggrandizing tyrant.
Finally this is the start of truth and reasoning which will eventually beat out superstition. I welcome the day in near future when there will be a marble monument with Christopher Hitchens‘ 10 commandments in front of every courthouse and then it will be clear what we stand for.
The only thing is, I wonder how long will this monument last? Atheists cars being vandalized, magnets being torn to shreds, notes being left of the intolerable Christians is proof of what they are capable of. An atheistic monument next to a religious one? Let the hatred ensue!
It’s about time we start standing up to these so called Christians. There’s a major resurgence of trying to ram Christianity down everyone’s throats.
When fascism come to America it will be wrapped in a flag and carrying a bible.
As far as the whole win/lose situation concerning the monument…
It’s funny that they say the American Atheists lost because from what I remember reading, they won, and the 10 commandments were supposed to be taken down, but the group that put them up refused the court order. So rather than suing a second time, they were given the choice: waste more taxpayer money to remove the 10 commandments, or erect your own monument with your own money. So…I wouldn’t call it losing, rather, it’s a creative solution to a problem that still stands, yet is addressed.