Richard Dawkins' "OUT" Campaign

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I made a myspace code that

I made a myspace code that puts the "A" in the corner with a link to the out campaign.

 

If anyone wants it:


<p align=center><a href="http://www.msplinks.com/MDFodHRwOi8vb3V0Y2FtcGFpZ24ub3JnLw==" target="_blank"><img border=0 src="http://a768.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/122/m_2e85d999ab71d68bc4aae49855c1c057.png" alt="I"m an Atheist" style="position:absolute;top:0px;left:0px;"></a></p>


Just copy and paste it into any section of your profile. People usually put it in the "About me" section.

 

I'd tell you, you can see it on my profile, but it's set to private, so either send me a friend request, or check out my friend vovic's, he put it on his:

http://www.myspace.com/vovic

 


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This is a very cool campaign

This is a very cool campaign and thanks for the myspace code Mindspread, I am going to use it.


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You're Welcome.

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.....and as per recent

.....and as per recent trends the christians must poorly make a half-assed attempt to counter with their own unoriginal campaign.


Campaign Christian Alphabet Recovery

August 5th, 2007

cchristian.jpg

 Hard as they may try, the Atheists will not ruin everything Holy about our alphabet. They may have stolen the letter “A” from God, but we say let them have it. We here at Baptists For Brownback 2008 have Copyrighted© the remaining 25 letters exclusively for our Christian use. Praise the Lord!

As you will find on the top right side of your screen we have released the first letter in our Christian Alphabet© series, “C”, which stands for Christian©. We have chosen a beautiful shade of red, which represents the Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ that was spilled in order to bring you eternal salvation as our color of choice. The Monnie Willis Prayer Warriors are working in conjunction with our attorney to complete this new Christian Alphabet by weeks end.

In the meantime, you may, with our express permission, upload the currently available image to your own website or blog to show the world that you are Proud to be a Christian. Simply right-click and save the image to your hard drive and then upload under the file name: proud.to.be.a.christian.jpg. If using both of these lovely images you will need to name them as large or small. Please send us an email at tdgainescrockett@yahoo.com with “I am proud to be a Christian” in the message title. Include your blog or web page address and we will add you to a very special link section. In addition, we will be releasing an entire new line of “C” is for Christian© clothing and housewares so that everywhere you go people will know that you are Proud to be a Christian!

Take that Richard DawkinsBrent Ramussen , and PZ Meyers. What say you now, sinners?

May Christ Bless You and May You Always Bless Christ.

 


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Huh.  Now that they've

Huh.  Now that they've copyrighted all the letters of the alphabet for Christian use only, what are all the Jews, Muslims, Hindus, etc going to use?  With the Christians controlling our alphabet, no one except Christians will be able to read or write!  With the Christians in control, our education system will be in the toilet.  Oh, wait...

I like how the copied the font and color and everything.  How utterly original.  Just as they stole all the concepts for their religion from other religions, they are now stealing this.   

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A quick Google search leads

A quick Google search leads me to believe that Baptists For Brownback is satire.

 

A week ago they were praising the "A."

http://baptistsforbrown2008.wordpress.com/2007/08/03/scarlet-letter-campaign-update-a-victory/

 


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I don't get it... is this a

I don't get it... is this a campaign to sell you a $20 tshirt?


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mindspread wrote: A quick

mindspread wrote:

A quick Google search leads me to believe that Baptists For Brownback is satire.

 

A week ago they were praising the "A."

http://baptistsforbrown2008.wordpress.com/2007/08/03/scarlet-letter-campaign-update-a-victory/

 

Yeah, I looked around a little too and it seems whether the site is or isn't satire is unclear.

I will tell you though, after seeing ripoff names like "The Dawkins Delusion" (book) and the "Righteous Response Squad", I would not put too much past them.

 

 


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I find the idea of people

I find the idea of people wearing "I'm an atheist" T-shirts as ridiculous as people wearing "Jesus loves you!" T-shirts.

Religious belief should be private.  When it oversteps that boundary - and that includes non-religious belief - then it needs to be squashed. 

Freedom of religious belief is an inalienable right. Stuffing that belief down other people's throats is not.


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If they were doing a

If they were doing a campaign where I could get a tshirt that costed $8, then I would be part of it... but fucking $20 for advertising their website? Fuck, they should be handing these out for free!


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BGH wrote: .....and as per

BGH wrote:

.....and as per recent trends the christians must poorly make a half-assed attempt to counter with their own unoriginal campaign.

 


***Bizarre Christian..."thingy" was here***

 

This isn't a joke????  At first I thought it was one of BGH's splendid forays into humor.   Please say it was one of your splendid forays into humor.   

As for the OUT campaign, I'm in. Smiling  Gotta have one of those T-shirts!!!! 

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mindspread wrote: I made a

mindspread wrote:

I made a myspace code that puts the "A" in the corner with a link to the out campaign.

 

If anyone wants it:


<p align=center><a href="http://www.msplinks.com/MDFodHRwOi8vb3V0Y2FtcGFpZ24ub3JnLw==" target="_blank"><img border=0 src="http://a768.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/122/m_2e85d999ab71d68bc4aae49855c1c057.png" alt="I"m an Atheist" style="position:absolute;top:0px;left:0px;"></a></p>


Just copy and paste it into any section of your profile. People usually put it in the "About me" section.

 

I'd tell you, you can see it on my profile, but it's set to private, so either send me a friend request, or check out my friend vovic's, he put it on his:

http://www.myspace.com/vovic

 

If I ever actually develop my MySpace account, I'll definitely use it.  You da man! 

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The Patrician wrote:

The Patrician wrote:

I find the idea of people wearing "I'm an atheist" T-shirts as ridiculous as people wearing "Jesus loves you!" T-shirts.

Religious belief should be private. When it oversteps that boundary - and that includes non-religious belief - then it needs to be squashed.

Yes please. Let's just pretend there is no giant schism between all the various religious and non-religious stances. If we ignore it, it will go away.

And while we're at it, let's outlaw free speech when it comes to religion.  If we're going to ignore it, we have to squash it first! 

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Iruka Naminori wrote:

Iruka Naminori wrote:

This isn't a joke???? At first I thought it was one of BGH's splendid forays into humor. Please say it was one of your splendid forays into humor.

Iruka, if you want some real humor check out this thread.

 

(edit - fixed link)

 

 


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Can't you guys just see that

Can't you guys just see that they are using this to make money and not actually spread the word about atheism? When they sell these t-shirts for the same price normal stores sell their t-shirts, it is an indication they are just doing this to get a proffit out of this, and not create awareness (or whatever) pro atheism.


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Yes. This has got to be

Yes. This has got to be satire. It's just too funny to be real. I wouldn't be surprised if Landover Baptist Church was behind this.

I mean, come on, copywriting the alphabet? That's hilarious.

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From Baptists for

From Baptists for Brownback:

 

"As a Pro-Life, Pro-Family, Pro-America, Christian-Republican, Sam Brownback would never kill a cat and neither should you.

Vote for Sam Brownback in 2008 and again in 2012 to protect America and our cats from Atheists!"

 

This is satire. The site is a joke. And a damn good one too.

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silentseba wrote: Can't you

silentseba wrote:
Can't you guys just see that they are using this to make money and not actually spread the word about atheism? When they sell these t-shirts for the same price normal stores sell their t-shirts, it is an indication they are just doing this to get a proffit out of this, and not create awareness (or whatever) pro atheism.

I see your concern. I felt that the website was sorta bare of content, and does appear to be a front for a tshirt store. But, we don't know what they're doing with the money. Then could be using it to flesh out the site and further the campaign.


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Iruka Naminori wrote: Yes

Iruka Naminori wrote:
Yes please. Let's just pretend there is no giant schism between all the various religious and non-religious stances. If we ignore it, it will go away.

*cough*

"When it oversteps that boundary - and that includes non-religious belief - then it needs to be squashed."

Balance FTW!

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And while we're at it, let's outlaw free speech when it comes to religion. If we're going to ignore it, we have to squash it first!

Feee speech is fine. Forcing your views on others is not.

Freedom of religious belief is an inalienable right. Stuffing that belief down other people's throats is not.


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MrRage wrote: silentseba

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silentseba wrote:
Can't you guys just see that they are using this to make money and not actually spread the word about atheism? When they sell these t-shirts for the same price normal stores sell their t-shirts, it is an indication they are just doing this to get a proffit out of this, and not create awareness (or whatever) pro atheism.
I see your concern. I felt that the website was sorta bare of content, and does appear to be a front for a tshirt store. But, we don't know what they're doing with the money. Then could be using it to flesh out the site and further the campaign.

 

I just sent them an e-mail to inquire what will be done with any profit made from the t-shirt sales. I'll post their reply if I get one.

 

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The Patrician wrote: Feee

The Patrician wrote:
Feee speech is fine. Forcing your views on others is not.

Patrician stop forcing your views on me with all that talking you do.

 

See my point? 


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Voiderest wrote: The

Voiderest wrote:

The Patrician wrote:
Feee speech is fine. Forcing your views on others is not.

Patrician stop forcing your views on me with all that talking you do.

 

See my point?

Nope since no-one is forcing you to read my posts. 

Freedom of religious belief is an inalienable right. Stuffing that belief down other people's throats is not.


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So we force people to read

So we force people to read shirts? Are people forced to come to these site?


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Hey, Iruka raised free

Hey, Iruka raised free speech.  My response was to her statement:

 

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And while we're at it, let's outlaw free speech when it comes to religion. If we're going to ignore it, we have to squash it first!

Context is the key here.  Don't think we're talking about T-shirts in this case, are we?

Freedom of religious belief is an inalienable right. Stuffing that belief down other people's throats is not.


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Patrician you remember your

Patrician you remember your first post on this thread right?


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The Patrician wrote: I

The Patrician wrote:

I find the idea of people wearing "I'm an atheist" T-shirts as ridiculous as people wearing "Jesus loves you!" T-shirts.

Religious belief should be private. When it oversteps that boundary - and that includes non-religious belief - then it needs to be squashed.

Lets's see...

The first part deals with my opinion that atheist T-shirts are as dumb as theist T-shirts.

So, we're OK there because, frankly, they are.  If you feel the need to proclaim your religious or non-religious beliefs to other people by the media of clothing then no-one is going to take you seriously.  Constructive dialogue is a much better option.

The second part deals with the point that religious (and, actually, non religious) belief should be private.  'Private' in this case means "relating to someone's personal, as distinct from their professional, life".  That is beliefs of that nature should not, say, influence government or be delivered ad nauseum to an audience who doesn't want to hear them.

In other words, you have the right to shut the door on Jehovah's Witnesses.  They have the right to do the same to you. 

The third part deals with the point where the boundary between private and personal belief is crossed.  It is at this point where it needs to be opposed.  This includes influence on government - such as banning abortion on purely religious grounds or prohibiting people's right to free religious worship because it doesn't fit your ideology.

In other words both openly theist and atheistic agendas are not good for government. 

So... uh... yeah.  Looks like I did.

Of course, you can continue to take my comments out of context if you want to. 

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The Patrician wrote: The

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The second part deals with the point that religious (and, actually, non religious) belief should be private.

They should, but the aren't. I think it's better to act in accordance to reality, rather than what reality should be but isn't.

But, yeah, I hate wearing clothing that advertises anything. I mostly have blank t-shirts.