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NYC Atheists angry at 9/11 Firefighters being honored

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Due to to the name of a street being called "7 in Heaven Way"

“There should be no signage or displays of religious nature in the public domain,” said Ken Bronstein, president of New York City Atheists. “It’s really insulting to us.” Bronstein told Fox News Radio that his organization was especially concerned with the use of the word “heaven.” “We’ve concluded as atheists there is no heaven and there’s no hell,” he said.

“And it’s a totally religious statement. It’s a question of separation of church and state.” He was nonplussed over how his opposition to the street sign might be perceived – especially since the sign is honoring fallen heroes. “It’s irrelevant who it’s for,” Bronstein said. “We think this is a very bad thing,”

Those durn Christians! Always trying to make everything about them! They don't even care about how I feel, which is way more important than anything else!

“There are cities that have religious connotations in their names, why not a street,” Land said. “Do they want us to rename Los Angeles, Corpus Christi, and St. Joseph?”

You bet!

Full link here: http://right2communicate.blogspot.com/2011/06/new-york-atheists-angry-over-heaven.html

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Yes because they did it specifically to insult atheists... :rolleyes:

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***'em, ***'em to hell

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They are just as annoying as the fudies that they despise

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Are these people naming this street positive that the street should not be named "Six in Heaven, 1 in Hell Because He Was A Real Asshole Way?

If not, they should consider sticking to the basic facts.

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I'm just amused by the whole angel of light bit they give off!

We're so concerned about the Constitution, that's all!

<insert "This hurts our egos and feelings" statements>

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Gee whiz, wasn't there some kind of religious controversy concerning 9/11 like a year ago or something? Where people got all pissed off at a religious group wanting to open a building near the 9/11 site? Was it the athiests that were complaining about that too? Something about how these people wanting to make this cultural center were insensitive to their egos and feelings and needed to stop trying to make it happen?

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Really? Was is the religion or the connections those religious people had?

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Really? Was is the religion or the connections those religious people had?

Kindof inseparable

We know that all Muslims are connected to terrorism.

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Yeah, people were really into the nuance of all that.

It was the religion. Plain and simple.

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The furor over the "victory mosque" was a million times more pathetic than this.

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Love the name of the thread. lol

Did you really read that article and come away that the Atheist are pissed that 9/11 Firefighters are being honored? Cause to me it sounds like they are simply claiming that the way in which they are being honored doesn't jive with everyone's belief system, not that 9/11 workers shouldn't be honored.

Btw i get what they are saying but it's not really worth saying. Mount out of a mole hill.

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