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A California town has been forced to axe its Christmas decorations after an atheist protester objected to a 14-piece religious display in the town centre and set up his own booths mocking Christianity and preventing church groups from celebrating the holidays.


Officials in Santa Monica, California have snuffed the city's holiday tradition this year rather than intervening in the religious fight - prompting churches which have set up a 14-scene Christian diorama every year for decades to sue over freedom of speech violations.


Their attorney will ask a federal judge on Monday to allow them to reproduce the depiction of Jesus' birth, while the city aims to have the case throwen out....

'It's a sad, sad commentary on the attitudes of the day that a nearly 60-year-old Christmas tradition is now having to hunt for a home, something like our saviuor had to hunt for a place to be born because the world was not interested,' said Hunter Jameson, head of the nonprofit Santa Monica Nativity Scene Committee that is suing.

Missing from the courtroom drama will be Damon Vix and his fellow atheists, who are not parties to the case. Their role outside court highlights a tactical shift as atheists evolve into a vocal minority eager to get their non-beliefs into the public square as never before.

National atheist groups earlier this year took out full-page newspaper ads and hundreds of TV spots in response to Catholic bishops' activism, around women's health care issues and are gearing up to battle for their own space alongside public Christmas displays in small towns across America this season.

'In recent years, the tactic of many in the atheist community has been, if you can't beat them, join them,' said Charles Haynes, a senior scholar at the First Amendment Center and director of the Newseum's Religious Freedom Education Project in Washington.

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  • buzzman721 2012/11/21 03:39:14 (edited)
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    Seems like all the atheist's are protesting against christians on "public" land. Setting up booths displaying signs of "intolerance" and hatred toward an american traditional day, and one of sharing grace and forgiveness through out the "known" world. Don't seem to remember ANY religious group trying to shut down "april FOOLS day".

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  • David Ansell 2014/01/13 01:11:07
    No, I side with intolerance
    David Ansell
    This "No, I side with intolerance" category that I am forced into is a disgusting, bigoted, narrow minded childish trick. It is like asking " Have you stopped beating your wife?"
  • CAPISCE David A... 2014/01/13 01:15:04
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    Peace brother ..
  • hasher 2013/11/27 02:01:37
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    i would have said screw you. and did it anyway. then again i forget we are dealing with california.
  • Catch224u 2013/11/27 00:01:01
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    Are Christmas decorations against the law? Really, are you sure?

  • robinswebnest 2013/11/26 14:38:43
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    Bottom line is atheist want to do away with all religions.
    Or at least that is what I thought until I read an article about atheist wanting to call a meeting house for atheist....a church. And they want tax exemption for being a....religion.
    Can you say hypocrites?
    I do not care if they don't believe in God. That is their decision. BUT, I seriously resent that some lame a*s liberal court allows these godless ones to dictate to the majority. If they don't like our decorations, then go someplace where there are more like them. Make you own ignorant community, leave ours alone.
    Yes, I am advocating segregation. When a small group of whiny losers are allowed to force the majority to accommodate them and their intolerance we have seriously lost our way..
  • David A... robinsw... 2014/01/13 00:46:33
    David Ansell
    Why should religions get tax exemptions that secular non profit organizations don't get?
  • robinsw... David A... 2014/01/16 18:27:04
    robinswebnest
    Go ask you government rep.
    Again, the atheist are asking for tax exemption by calling themselves a 'religion'. Again, that is hypocritical. I refuse to acknowledge a whiny group that hates all religion and then tries to get tax exemption for being a religion.
  • Old Guy 2013/11/26 14:07:20
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    Who decided the majority has to bend over and grab its ankles for all these pissant little groups that combined, wouldn't make up the state of RI?
  • David A... Old Guy 2014/01/13 00:45:14
    David Ansell
    The founding fathers who wrote the constitution decided this. The purpose was to protect minority groups from the tyranny of the majority. We are not a simplistic democracy, we are a republic
  • Old Guy David A... 2014/01/16 00:25:00
    Old Guy
    'Fraid not.
  • David A... Old Guy 2014/01/19 15:38:26
    David Ansell
    'Fraid so. That is why there are no longer "blacks only" drinking fountains in southern towns.
  • Old Guy David A... 2014/01/19 20:37:29
    Old Guy
    But there ARE "no whites" businesses.
  • CAPISCE 2013/11/26 13:39:19
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    Why do Atheists take off work during Christmas.....hypocrites
  • Amasaman CAPISCE 2013/11/26 16:07:16
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    I would work Christmas, but it is rather hard when my business closes.

    And whose to say Christmas is strictly a christian holiday? The idea of celebrating the winter solstice, not to mention pre-christian holiday festivals, such as the Roman Saturnalia, have been around long before christianity became a religion,
  • David A... CAPISCE 2014/01/13 00:43:02
    David Ansell
    Because for most Americans, Christmas has almost nothing to do with God and everything to do with family, friends, goodwill, charity etc.
  • CAPISCE David A... 2014/01/13 01:09:39
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    Poor delusional David , 78% of Americans identify themselves as Christian in the Pew research poll done this past December
  • David A... CAPISCE 2014/01/19 15:50:29
    David Ansell
    And how many of those 78% actually go to church or even think about Jesus on Christmas? Or go to church on Superbowl Sunday? Get real.
  • Brainey Baxter 2013/11/26 07:59:45
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    So, he got the Christian decorations taken down *and* his own mockery booths. Shameful.
  • USAF Vet 2013/11/26 07:43:33
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    Like it or not, deny it if you wish, rewrite historical fact all you want, but no atheist will ever convince me otherwise, this nation was not founded by men of faith; be they Deists or Theist, and no record exists that I recall of any atheist signatory on the founding documents. These men, with faith, were liberal enough to include atheists, Christians, Jews, everyone for that matter, with their inclusion in this grand experiment and the adoption of the 1st Amendment. There was one major blunder, the moment of adoption; slaves were conveniently left out. It took 76 more, long agonizing years to correct and remedy this flaw. Fast-forward 50 years to the genesis of the ‘progressive’ interpretative contamination of the Constitution, Woodrow Wilson and the 17th Amendment and here we are, hypocrite Anti-Christian-atheists, once a year crawling out from the sewers doing whatever it takes to destroy American tradition and yes, culture. Will these same sewer rats crawl out during Ramadan and post a sign something like this: “Poseidon, Mohammad, Santa Claus and the devil and states "37 million Americans know myths when they see them. What myths do you see?"
  • David A... USAF Vet 2014/01/19 16:14:27
    David Ansell
    And just what is the big difference between Christian mythology and any other mythology? Christians regard the stories of other religions the same way atheists regard biblical accounts. If you find someone pointing this out to be so offensive, then you need to grow a thicker skin.
  • TheTruth1313 2013/11/26 07:00:13
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    This town needs to tell this person to shove it up their ass and put those decorations up anyway. It amazes me how these fools cry to be tolerated and yet show no tolerance for any other view then their own.
    Freedom of religion MUST WORK BOTH ways.
  • Pedalpu... TheTrut... 2013/11/26 16:12:27
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    Amen!!!
  • TheTrut... Pedalpu... 2013/11/28 07:21:31
    TheTruth1313
    +1
    Thank you my friend
  • David A... TheTrut... 2014/01/13 00:50:50
    David Ansell
    Any private institution can display any religious stuff they want, using their own resources on their own property, Why should my tax dollars contribute to support a religion I don't believe in?
  • TheTrut... David A... 2014/01/13 06:48:05
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    Your tax dollars are not being used. Believe it or not, freedom of religion actually extends to Christians too.
  • David A... TheTrut... 2014/01/19 16:16:20
    David Ansell
    If you are using public resources to celebrate and promote your own religion, then you are using my tax dollars which go to support these resources.
  • TheTrut... David A... 2014/01/20 07:03:47
    TheTruth1313
    Get used to it. The US is a predominantly Christian country. Sorry that you do not believe in anything, but, that is your problem.
  • Rodney 2013/11/26 06:26:42
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    When will we all wake up and realize that Atheism is every bit as much a religion as any other faith. They have definite beliefs they are faithful to, they worship hate and intolerance and even bow to a god of sorts (big government). In as much as they are a religious group, they are violating others constitutional right with impunity.
  • TheTrut... Rodney 2013/11/28 07:21:54
    TheTruth1313
    +1
    Well said my friend
  • Rodney TheTrut... 2013/11/30 02:58:48
    Rodney
    +1
    Well, thanks. Just speaking my mind. :>P
  • David A... Rodney 2014/01/19 16:18:42
    David Ansell
    And just what are those definite beliefs that all atheists share? Other than not being convinced of the existence of invisible beings with magical powers?
  • Rodney David A... 2014/01/19 22:47:27
    Rodney
    Intellectual laziness, self-indulgent hedonism, a sense of self-righteousness and small mindedness. Atheist believe only in what a scientific THEORY tells them is so. They refuse to recognize anything that is unexplainable or outside the realm of explanation. They have several sects under the guise of Atheism. There are the Transhumanists, Scientism, Naturists or Ecstatics, Secular Humanism and Unitarians.
  • David A... Rodney 2014/01/26 07:34:19
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    So Bertrand Russell, Isaac Asimov, Mark Twain, Susan B Anthony and Emma Goldman were intellectually lazy? We recognize a lot of religious beliefs and experiences that you find mysterious, but we have reasonable explanations for them. Like delusion, hallucinations, bipolar disordar, confirmation bias, childhood indoctrination, peer pressure, fraud, wishful thinking etc.
  • Rodney David A... 2014/01/27 02:13:33
    Rodney
    My, my, you list two anarchist/communists along with 3 truly great people. Asimov was a Jewish Humanist, Mark Twain in later life turned to Christianity and Susan B. Anthony was a Quaker. Russel, had he not been born into royalty, would not have been recognized for anything. He wasn't that outstanding as a Mathematician, his Philosophy was bend and flawed by his Marxist Socialist beliefs and had it not been for his royalty, he would have died a pauper. Emma Goldman was nothing short of a major Whack-a-doodle.
  • johnnyg 2013/11/26 05:58:25
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    STFU!! The clown probably has no problem with MANDATORY INSURANCE Racketeering Bammy and his minions are forcing on us.
  • Jdogg 2013/11/26 05:36:26
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    I would have put up the decorations anyway, If you don't like looking at them go somewhere else.
  • zbacku 2013/11/26 05:17:06
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    If it wasn't for Christmas, all those Atheists would have to work during the week they hate.
    So, where is the 'freedom of speech' for those that Celebrate Christmas?
  • belle 2013/11/26 03:55:32
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    That was tried here in my town the past couple of years, Our town officials stood up against the lone individual and his threats and said it is not going to happen here in our town. The State attorney General was behind the city officials and offered his help.

    The man didn't even live here and if was discovered he has done this across the country many times. Could be the same idiot. No town should ever give into to these people.
  • HOMBRE 2013/11/26 03:40:57
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    Its getting pretty bad.I see the angels that got tossed out of heaven that are now forced to walk the earth as demons influence these low life atheist.
  • gldynmd BTO-t-BCRA-F 2013/11/26 03:39:46
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    They tried some of that crap in my town but they didn't succeed!
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