Down with the athesits?This is an actual copy of a submission to an editorial page proclaiming we should rid the United States of all Atheists because they are the cause of all the crime. Yeah, OK! Alice Shannon, you get an Idiot of year award! Maybe we should rid the world of you!

Down with the athesits?

Rid the United States of Atheism?
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  • May 24, 2007 at 4:51 pm
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    Wow! Pretty amazing! Her interpretation of freedom of religion is insane!

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  • May 29, 2007 at 5:56 pm
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    Wack jobs like this are obviously nuts and nobody really listens to them. It’s the Pat Robertsons and the Jerry Falwels that have the ears of the politicians that scare me.

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  • May 29, 2007 at 6:16 pm
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    Yeah, she’s whacked, but you notice that Christianity is the only ‘fair game’ as far as discrimination goes these days. That is sad as well.

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  • May 29, 2007 at 11:05 pm
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    [“Yeah, she’s whacked, but you notice that Christianity is the only ‘fair game’ as far as discrimination goes these days. That is sad as well.”]

    All religions and beliefs are “fair game” MissMoose, but “Christianity” (in all it’s forms) being the dominant belief system on this planet, just happens to be the biggest and most publicized target.

    What’s really “sad” is that humans are just as stupid today as they were more than 2000 years ago.

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  • May 29, 2007 at 11:13 pm
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    It’s sad to see such close minded comments. However she might be partially true when she says “ruin of this great nation by taking prayer out of our schools”. If only she got to pray a little bit more in school, maybe…just maybe she would’ve gotten pass third grade. Well, we’ll all “pray” for you Alice or Shannon (which ever is your first name), that one day you will be lifted from your trailer park and into a better place. Until then, keep praying and god will probably help you wash that swastika off your forehead.

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  • May 29, 2007 at 11:48 pm
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    Half the people have an IQ of 100 or lower. In the case of Alice Shannon, MUCH MUCH lower.

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  • May 30, 2007 at 1:21 am
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    wow. I’m christian, and even i think this is just stupid.

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  • May 30, 2007 at 1:43 am
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    Sometimes things we “don’t recall” are things we were never taught,prevented from being taught, or never bothered to learn.

    Ignorance of the law has been used for centuries in the United States as an argument to justify disallowing the uneducated, mal-educated or dis-educated from voting.

    This is an example of how a misinformed uneducated public, is the best customer a tyranny can have.

    Thank you Republican party for holding down the budgets for schools and teachers salaries. Now you may reap the fruits of your oppression by plunging us all into the abyss of fascism, tyranny and Corporate rule.

    Now there are SO many intentionally uneducated and dis-informed people educated people can finally do anything and get away with it.

    The lie that can find corporate sponsorship for advertizing becomes the truth.

    A-L-L US cable and print “News” has become entertainment, marketing, disinformation, and psychological warfare. Anything but news and factual analysis.

    All corporately funded, to promote the interests of corporations, and to turn American civilians into brainwashed flag waving, corrupt, self destructionist voters.

    Big media is the “big lie”.
    Divide and Conquer.

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  • May 30, 2007 at 1:51 am
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    MissMoose, nothing personal… but that claim is absurd. The fact that letter got printed at all is a proof enough of that, that Falwell was on TV for so many years is proof of that, and the fact that we have never had a president who wasn’t a believer is proof of that (and I won’t even get into the beliefs of our current president being proof also.) A nut job is a nut job and calling them a nut job regardless of their religious belief doesn’t mean you’re discriminating against their belief… it just means they’re a nut job. People would have called an atheist, a buddhist, an agnostic, or a jew a nut job for espousing the same beliefs. Grow up– every time someone disagrees with something is not discrimination.

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  • May 30, 2007 at 4:34 am
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    God damn theists get off our country!

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  • May 30, 2007 at 12:44 pm
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    HAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    I HOPE GOD SMITES THAT DUMB CUNT

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  • May 30, 2007 at 3:08 pm
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    I don’t believe in a god but I do believe in myself therefore I believe.
    Am I allowed to stay in this country or not?

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  • May 30, 2007 at 5:36 pm
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    well she doesnt care if we commit crimes, but thier still evil, even though practically all of the worlds wars and such are over religion beliefs, and even if they were kept out of here, their would still be all the problems from before, but w/e you get to prey in school..good for you, ya who cares about global warming and the irap war, and gas, as long as our kids prey in school…everything is ok….(sarcasm)

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  • May 30, 2007 at 6:41 pm
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    You can believe in God any way you want (Baptist, Catholic, Methodist, etc)

    That sentence made me chuckle
    also the ability to say “chuckle” makes me chuckle

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  • May 30, 2007 at 6:44 pm
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    God is an imaginary friend for grown-ups

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  • May 30, 2007 at 9:48 pm
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    Sorry, lady, but the state forcing people to pick a god (which is what would happen if her interpretation of things were enforced) is not freedom in any sense of the word. Freedom of religion DOES mean freedom from religion because the spirit of that amendment is understood to mean freedom WITH RESPECT to religion (this includes lack thereof). Morality has been around much longer than Christianity and atheists are perfectly capable of valuing democracy as much as you (ironically, perhaps more so).

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  • May 30, 2007 at 10:03 pm
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    Joseph Kosuda, dude, put down your bong.

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  • May 30, 2007 at 11:28 pm
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    I imagine Alice will be quite embarrassed in a decade or so when she’s an adult and thinks about some of the stupid things she wrote as a teenager.

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  • May 31, 2007 at 10:07 am
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    She’s from Alaska…What do you expect from a state that reelects Ted Stevens for Senator? That and probably the polar bears ate her brain…

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  • May 31, 2007 at 12:14 pm
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    Does this woman realise that its people like her that make America a laughing stock.
    British newspapers seem quite dull in comparison. lol

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  • May 31, 2007 at 2:49 pm
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    she should learn that to say that is like saying she doesn’t belive in god because dosen’t god say something about treating all people equal?

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  • May 31, 2007 at 10:14 pm
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    The best part about this is that the next line is “let’s just keep fishing”

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  • June 1, 2007 at 1:57 am
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    She is no more of an idiot that anyone who is likewise convicted about evolution, the president, Allah, Buddha, or anything. We are all idiots because we focus so hard on what we feel comfortable believing that we fail to consider the beliefs of others. You failing to have compassion for this lady is no worse than her lack of compassion for anyone who does not believe in God just as her lack of compassion is no worse than yours. Before you condemn, at least try to love.

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  • June 1, 2007 at 8:36 am
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    BAHAHAHAHAHA….!!!!
    This is insanely funny but scary at the same time. Just think if she or people like her got into power….

    Genocide…?
    just sayin

    People like this make me laugh but scare the shit out of me.

    but till she rules america…

    BAHAHAHAHA DUMBASS!!!!! EEEEEHEHEHEHEHE

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  • June 1, 2007 at 9:14 am
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    Mick,
    There is a difference between belief and reason. Ms. Shannon believes Atheists are evil without evidence. She believes Christian Dogma without evidence. There is ample evidence to accept evolution or that the president is an idiot. Ms. Shannon’s letter is ample evidence that she is an idiot. Don’t lump together superstition and reason.

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  • June 1, 2007 at 6:07 pm
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    It is people like this that make me want to be a SATANIST!!!

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  • June 1, 2007 at 7:48 pm
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    You think she’s whacked? I think she’s lip-synching the ideas, fed to her, by mainstream Christianity (fundamentalist).

    She believes that she is a God Warriors. Everyone is either fighting for God, or fighting against him, and she is his chosen spokesmen. Unfortunately, God gets to have some, who are idiots, speak for him.

    These people want to control the government, control the Courts, control Congress. So they can make sure that all Law is based on the Bible. This seems much like Christian Taliban rule.

    Kick out some Atheists, no big deal. To the big picture, it is small.

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  • June 1, 2007 at 7:55 pm
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    Ps: to James

    People like her are in power right now.

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  • June 1, 2007 at 9:02 pm
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    Clearly, she must be right. She’s obviously smarter than any of you.

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  • June 2, 2007 at 2:21 am
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    People should at least read it before quoting it.

    Amendment 1 – Freedom of Religion, Press, Expression. Ratified 12/15/1791.

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

    Notice the “MAKE NO LAW RESPECTING AN ESTABLISHMENT OF RELIGION”

    They could easily have said, we are christian or something like that but they didn’t.

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  • June 2, 2007 at 2:26 pm
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    She probably has a point as far as the intention of founding the United States of America is concerned. It is only our evolution as a species that makes her ideas seem absurd and sophistic.

    Her ideas may be scary to some, but what scares me is that the paper published the letter.

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  • June 2, 2007 at 2:28 pm
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    we should get rid of all the indians (feathers, not dots) those redskins where on our land before we got here.

    praying for you

    running horse

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  • June 3, 2007 at 1:54 am
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    It is sad how religion always speaks of justice, but it in itself causes genocide, corruption, etc… Does this Alice chick realize that according to the Bible Christ came to unite the people, NOT SEGREGATE. I’m not an Athiest, but not being able to coexist with other religions is evil in itself. Christians are not the only guilty party either. It does not make sense to think that God will choose a religion over another. Saying a rapist can be saved and go to heaven, while a good hearted, never committed a major sin in their life athiest will not is Bullshit.

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  • June 3, 2007 at 1:58 am
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    OK… who is this lady to vouch for the majority of Americans? I know she doesn’t have my support.

    There is no written rule that says we have to believe in anything. And the fact that the author of the letter lists only Christian denominations leads me to believe that she thinks the United States is supposed to be a Christian nation.

    George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Paine, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison have all been found to have ties to Deism. Deism is NOT Christianity.

    When it comes to handling money, I really don’t see coins burning through Atheists’ hands or anything like that. Most atheists I know don’t really give a damn.

    Atheists didn’t take prayer out of schools. If anyone can take responsibility for that, it’s the American Civil Liberties Union. Their purpose is to uphold the Bill of Rights to the letter. They stand for the protection of EVERYONE’S rights, not just those who choose to pray.

    What exactly is it that is being practiced that can “only be called evil”?

    As far as violence goes… how about all of the drug dealers and gang members running around killing innocent people while wearing crosses around their necks? Somehow, I don’t think atheism is the cause of this…

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  • June 3, 2007 at 12:56 pm
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    its funny because they are from alaska…..

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  • June 3, 2007 at 5:29 pm
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    Dear Alice: you are an asshole. There’s nothing else to say except that. You asshole.

    It’s good thing I don’t know where the hell Sodoltna is.

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  • June 4, 2007 at 9:01 am
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    My favorite part is the title of the next person’s letter: “Let’s just keep fishing…” Good advice!

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  • June 5, 2007 at 12:32 am
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    That has to be the best nonsensical argument at the end… Even if I haven’t committed a crime. Instead for example, I found a cure for cancer. I am still responsible for the rampant crime sweeping the nation.

    On being a stupid person… Do you guys think it is painful? Or is ignorance bliss?

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  • June 5, 2007 at 8:15 pm
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    Small minds have a problem with satire. Personally I think we should farm atheists for food. They are not top predators and thus much less likely to contain prions and what not.

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  • June 5, 2007 at 8:35 pm
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    She obviously is not aware that the majority of all crimes come from Christians, and that this country was not based on Christianity. Doesn’t freedom of religion mean freedom FROM religion as well? Agreed, she is a whack-job.

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  • June 6, 2007 at 1:30 am
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    Small mind, small heart – what more can I say?

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  • June 6, 2007 at 9:36 am
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    even better when echoed by the present president’s father .. look it up

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  • June 6, 2007 at 3:18 pm
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    I thought Alice Shannon’s letter to the editor might have been one of the dumbest things I’d ever read until… Joseph Kosuda responded on May 30, 2007. Joseph what a rambling mess of ignorance! Pull your head out man before you suffocate.

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  • June 6, 2007 at 8:38 pm
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    I’m not even an atheist, and I sympathize. What a dumbass. Nobody is more idiotic than a white American christian. Nobody. Sorry to offend those that apply, but that’s freedom of speech, right?

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  • June 7, 2007 at 9:11 am
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    Funny as hell. I’d definetly like to meet her to make fun of how stupid she is.

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  • June 7, 2007 at 12:43 pm
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    freedom of religion could mean
    free of religion
    i would love for you to write me back and tell me one thing an atheist did to you

    why dont you worry about something of importance like your family
    because im sure they are perfect and free of sin

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  • June 7, 2007 at 1:34 pm
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    This lady is the reason America is going down in flames and why every American will soon have their very on telescreen in their homes so that we can ALLLL participate in the two-minutes hate that this lady is obviously partaking aon a daily basis.

    She loves Big Brother.

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  • June 8, 2007 at 12:20 am
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    Most of the criminals here fall under some religion. I think we Atheists should stay!!!!

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