Atheists take over Times Square with anti-Christmas billboard

The controversial group ‘American Atheists’ is at it again – this time taking over Times Square with their latest holiday message: Christmas is better without Christ. Yes, that’s right: The activist group known for posting its controversial messages on billboards across the nation, believes the “true meaning” of Christmas involves charity, family, friends, and food… but not Christ.

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“There’s a story now on TheBlaze about the campaign that’s happening here [in NYC that] says: ‘Who needs Christ during Christmas? Nobody.’ I don’t even understand. The word ‘Christ’ is in Christmas,” Glenn said exasperatedly on radio this morning. “You don’t want to celebrate Christmas – that’s your right. You don’t have to celebrate Christmas… But to do a campaign like this and to come out and pee all over somebody is not necessary. It’s just not necessary. It speaks volumes of what you are. You’re not somebody that can coexist with others.”

You can watch the 15-second ad that is running three times an hour in Times Square below:

“This season is a great time of year for a hundred reasons — none of them having to do with religion,” American Atheists President David Silverman said in a press release. “This year, start a new tradition: Don’t go to church. You hate it, it’s boring; you probably only go because you feel guilty or obligated. Instead, spend more time with your family and friends — or volunteer. There are better uses of your time and money.”

“We all love this time of year. Christianity has been trying to claim ownership of the season for hundreds of years,” Silverman added. “But the winter solstice came first and so did its traditions. The season belongs to everybody.”

Glenn has long expressed his support of atheism in so far as he advocates the right for people to believe and practice whatever they would like. But this particular group crosses the line:

This is where I have problems with atheists. Look, you have every right to not celebrate Christmas, not to believe in God, and I support you. I absolutely support you. I’ll stand shoulder to shoulder with you in saying I don’t have to have a god. That’s good. That’s fine. I disagree with you, but that’s my business. That’s what my conscience tells me. That’s what I believe. What you believe is your business. And as long as you are neither picking my pocket, nor breaking my leg, I have no problem with that.

[But] you’re saying that religion is a negative force in the world. I’m sorry. Ask yourself if that indeed is true. Has the world had its issues with religious people? You bet… It’s played a very dark role, but so has everything. How about the atheists:  Mao, Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot? How about those guys… I’m not blaming their lack of God on their murderous regime.

[…]

When people try to tear others down, it’s because they’re afraid. There’s one thing about speaking the truth. But when others just, quite honestly, put billboards up like that, I wouldn’t put that up about atheists. It’s the holiest holiday of the year for Christians. Why do you do that? Do you think you’re going to attract any Christians? Do you think anybody who believes in God is going to listen to your message? No. All you’re doing is putting a wedge between you and Christians.

Ultimately, this group has a right to express their opinions – however ignorant – but Glenn could not help but offer a quick lesson in what Christianity really is.

“What is a Christian? Someone who follows the teachings of Jesus Christ. That’s what a Christian is,” Glenn concluded. “So maybe some Christians and some atheists have a distorted look at religion. Religion makes us better. And when religion stops making us better, it’s not pure religion. It doesn’t come from God. Faith, hope, and charity. Fear, unrighteous dominion, hatred, that doesn’t come from God. That comes from another source. And if you don’t believe in Satan, it’s easy to tell you that other source is man.”

  • landofaahs

    Christianity does bother the atheists. We don’t have to take out billboards saying the tooth fairy does not exist. Christianity is the truth and the atheists and other religions know it. That is why they hate it so much. I don’t hate muslims or hindu’s, but I would tell them of Christ and if they reject it then so be it. I would not harm them just because they believe different.

  • landofaahs

    Let ‘em waste their money. It’s free speech. Besides it displays for all to see the ignorance of the anti-Christian people and their bigotry.

  • Vickitoe

    If they don’t believe, fine. That’s on their soul. However, there is no need for embittered non-believers to call billions of Christians “stupid,” with their silly adverts. I would love to tell Mr. Silverman that I adore going to Christmas mass as well as to all of Advent masses to celebrate the coming of Jesus Christ, my savior. He is the one missing out.

  • Anonymous

    These people are 100% intolerant of anyone who does not “believe” as they do. They are not content to just believe what they want, but want to foist their opinions and beliefs onto the rest of us. The essence of intolerance and hate.

  • Anonymous

    When I die I do hope and believe that their is another existence beyond life. I rather error on that side than on the side of the Atheists. I do know that I hope I am able to be at the entrance to Heaven when these Atheists arrive. Would love to hear their explanations as to why they should be allowed to enter Heaven.. LOL

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    I wonder if these idiots realize that if they take the word Christ out of Christmas they would be celebrating Mas? Does anyone see the irony besides me?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    It makes themselves look like bigger bigots than us. Remember to say Merry Christmas to all atheist.

  • soybomb315

    Well if you wanted to call a truce we could stop talking endlessly about “war on christmas” and they could stop pushing back with their agenda….Have it like in government school – just dont teach creation or evolution since there is going to be nothing but infighting

  • soybomb315

    no offense but i dont think this Christianity thing is about erring on the side of safety….

  • urban.spaceman

    “Christianity is the truth and the atheists and other religions know it”
    SUCH a stupid statement it’s incredible.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher
  • Anonymous

    Sounds very much like the religious wars that have been raging for centuries. I’ve always said that religion is a (un)necessary evil in this world. If we allow these people to continue to spread their hatred, I won’t be surprised to see real violence soon.

  • americanathlete

    I look all around me — I see evidence everywhere of God!!!
    I look at myself in the mirror — I see evidence of God!!!
    We celebrate Christmas — To celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ!!!
    It really pisses me off when anybody wants to take God out of something, but to take Christ out of Christmas would make it — mas….

    My personal assessment of what we should do to anybody that wants to take God out of something –
    Put them in a rocket ship & send ‘em to the moon, Mars, or somewhere where they can practice as they please — I’ll bet they would start praying really fast to God for His help!!!!!!!!!

  • soybomb315

    Christmas is 90% manmade and pagan traditions. My opinion is that there wouldnt be a whole lot of change if you did take Christ out of it.

  • Anonymous

    Coming from the same guys who started the ‘Obama in pee’ campaign to highlight freedom of speech…? Come on Beck

  • Charles Hurst

    I used to be an avid atheist before converting to Christianity. I never felt the need to propagate atheism as it is not a religion– it is a lack of belief in one.
    Atheism like gay marriage is another tool being used to destroy the country. They really aren’t interested in just being left alone and having the right to be atheist–they wish to shove a belief of nothing down the throat of the traditional American. Because they are in the camp that wishes to erode the traditional America. Atheists attempting to take “Merry Christmas” out of our vocabulary is an example. Frankly if the atheist is offended by “Merry Christmas” then he can just be offended. I never was when I was an atheist–then again I was still a Patriot so my end goal wasn’t to attack Christianity or the values of this country.
    Atheism is of course the tool of the Marxist–and that’s the real end goal. To make the rest of us lock step in robotic march in speak and thought. To douse God out altogether and replace with a total loyalty to The State. What do I have to back this?
    Only history of Marxist takeover in every nation it propagated itself.

    Charles Hurst. Author of THE SECOND FALL. An offbeat story of Armageddon. And creator of THE RUNNINGWOLF EZINE

  • You_Are_An_Obstructionist

    That’s right Glenn, Christians can pour their dogma on the rest of us 24/7 to the point of ad nauseam. Atheists, you have no first amendment rights to free speech, you might hurt a Christians feelings. Poor little Christians, they should never have to be challenged that their Jewish zombie who practices simulated cannibalism might not be for everyone. Christians for centuries have always been the ones who have held advancement back putting science on the back burner in favor of superstitions and misguided beliefs. As always Glenn, you are happy to dish it out but oh so hurt when someone pushes back. Let’s go have a cocktail and let’s talk this out?

  • You_Are_An_Obstructionist

    Paranoid much? Don’t forget to take your meds tonight – see how the day turns out when you miss them.

  • Karen

    I had an atheist friend that never condemned me for my Christian belief. In fact, when I was going through a difficult time, she encouraged me to go to church because she knew that was important to me. She even went to church with me on Easter and other special services. She believed in choice for others and was not offended or threatened by Christianity. I think most atheists do believe in God but are not living the way they feel God would want to live so the best thing is to deny God’s existence vocally. If they truly didn’t believe in God, then it would be sort of like Santa or the Easter Bunny. There would be no controversy but deep down, they know that God is Truth.

  • Anonymous

    If these Atheists find themselves so witty, why are they not for taking Muhammad out of Ramadan?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    ]Yes and it was put on a Pagan holiday but it would be nice to go one day without people saying your evil because you believe in a God. Not saying that that is what you are doing for the most part you seem to have the way of thinking of each to their own. Which I wish more people acted that way.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    I love atheist like you painting us all by a few people please keep showing us who are the real bigots Atheist like you not all atheist just jerks like you.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    Your friend sounds like a good person.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    After atheist did the same thing to an Image of Christ so please spare us.

  • Anonymous

    You seem to forget the double standard, and the proceeding circumstances that created Obama in urine. Christian symbols in urine and another grotesquely defamed with elephant dung and described as “art”.

    Government money, no less, going to fund these abominations.

    So- clear defamatory and incendiary pieces of sewage that were considered “art” (see what I did there, spoke freely?) are fine. Direct swipes at Christian symbols, fine too. Nothing wrong there.

    But how dare that Glenn Beck make a direct comparison to our true Dear Leader. The Blasphemy!!

    I find it interesting, how these supposed bold and “intelligent” atheists poke so much fun at Christianity and Judaism, yet are found mysteriously (or dare I say, cowardly) quiet on Islam. Even those “daring” imbecile creators of South Park pulled back for fear of offending those sensible reactions of Muslims of beheading, bombing, and murdering the infidels.

  • Anonymous

    The atheists are right. Solstice DID come first. Which means they are on the side of the religious scholars and not the evangelicals who wanted to replace celebrating evergreen trees being about life in the middle of death with Jesus who was also about life in the middle of death. Of course they having said that about Solstice also means they can’t celebrate THAT holiday due to their not liking religion. Those poor people would have to be Pagans or Wiccans. So neener on them. But they are historically accurate.

  • Anonymous

    Silly, there isn’t any Mohammad in the word Ramadan.They have different letters in different places

  • Anonymous

    You don’t have to worry about if they is another resistance beyond life. There is. And the colors are worth drowning in, too.

  • Anonymous

    Where did anyone say that atheists should not have freedom of speech? I for one want them to speak out.

    And Glenn has had PLENTY of people push back at him over the years. He’s done just fine. Do you have a problem with him pushing back at the atheists who put up this billboard?

  • Anonymous

    This may upset some believers but I’m going to offer my 2 cents on Christmas. Before I was a believer, I loved this holiday season though usually I drank too much, ate too much, spent too much, often said too much too. As time goes on however, my enthusiasm for “Christmas” has waned significantly.
    As God continues to restore the church’s understanding of its Jewish origins and roots, perhaps it’s time we just let go of the traditions of man and held more tightly to the commadments and statues of God Almighty. Most of us who know Jesus know that He was not born in December – it’s too cold for shepards to be tending their flocks at night in the fields (Jeruslem was covered in snow this past weekend!) There is good evidence that He was born in the spring time, most probably around the spiritual new year, when the ewes are lambing. Celebrating His birth in December was a Roman manipulation that borrowed a number of pagan sun worship traditions and tried to refocus the citizens of the empire to worshiping the Son (of God). They weren’t converted, just diverted.
    Everything these days is being shaken, things in the heavens and things on the earth. Whatever is of God will stand and whatever is not will fall. Perhaps we, as believers, need to be a little thicker-skinned and just hold fast to the Truth and let the traditions of man fall by the wayside.
    We know that the world hates God and hates Yeshua and therefore those of us who love Him. The only acceptable use of “Jesus Christ” in the world is as an expletive after someone wacks their thumb with a hammer – when they’re hurt or angry – and they usually add the f-bomb in the middle. Unfortunately, we can expect more of the same to come and expect it to get worse as the day of His return approaches. Christans in other lands don’t have to deal with stupid ads, they are being slaughtered becuase they claim His name!

  • Yes I’m the famous Joe

    Beck didn’t put Obama into a jar of pee. Andys’s an idiot.

  • Anonymous

    The true meaning of Christmas is to embody the the “spirit” of Christ. Which is charity, which is the pure love of Christ .(Deep. I know.)

    So if that’s true. And this atheist group is still celebrating the “meaning of Christmas”. Then they are unknowing embodying the “spirit” of Christ.

    Perhaps it is a bad idea to celebrate what you are against….
    This atheist group seems to suffer from a bad case of “You’re Doing It Wrong!”.

  • Anonymous

    In our house, we decorate for a birthday as well as for the “traditional” Christmas. I bake a birthday cake (sometimes buy one) with “Happy Birthday Jesus” on it, and we sing the Happy Birthday song. We all pay our respects to Jesus with quotes from His gospel and we have a wonderful Christmas every year! This is how we’re teaching the younger children that Christmas is INDEED about Jesus and not the other stuff that the world puts out there. The oldest is now 26 with a home of his own and still prepares a birthday party along with the Christmas tree and decorations to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior. I hope he will pass the tradition down to his children.

  • urban.spaceman

    Karen – your friend appears to be very respectful of your beliefs – perhaps you could be more respectful of hers? I’m referring to the following sentence:

    “I think most atheists do believe in God but are not living the way they feel God would want to live so the best thing is to deny God’s existence vocally.”
    You’re making a grand generalisation based on a massive assumption about millions of people’s beliefs, or lack there of. A person who describes themselves as an Atheist believes that there is NO God; they see no evidence for such a thing existing particularly in the context of organised religion. Otherwise they would describe themselves as agnostic. Either way, what you said has no grounding in any sort of logical thought.

    “If they truly didn’t believe in God, then it would be sort of like Santa or the Easter Bunny.”
    Total gibberish. No idea what you’re banging on about here.

    “There would be no controversy but deep down, they know that God is Truth.”

    Again, total nonsense.

  • Guest

    That is the most depressingly sad thing I’ve ever read.

  • soybomb315

    If you believe what the Bible says, then it wouldnt make sense to expect such things in a fallen world

  • Anonymous

    If I didn’t know when my birthday was, and neither did anyone else, I would want someone to choose a day to celebrate it, regardless. To not celebrate a “birthday” is to deny that a life that came into the world. Whether it be a person’s or the Son of God’s. That’s my thought on it, anyway.

  • ..

    He deserves to “rot beneath the ground”. AHHH the pleasures of proselytizing Atheism.

  • ..

    All these Atheists will take CHRISTmass off as a national holiday and get paid for it. They’re hypocrites.

  • ..

    What a little whining Atheist.

  • urban.spaceman

    I’m an Atheist and I LOVE Christmas. It’s a cultural holiday and not a religious one; so this Christmas, or Xmas, or Saturnalia, or Winter Solstice, or whatever – I’ll be enjoying a nice turkey with my family and friends, have fun, drink home-brew and watch Doctor Who. Happy Chri—-Holidays.

  • ..

    I don’t know of any XMAS, is that the pagan version of Christmas?

  • Bill Tilghman

    These misguided fools are completely clueless. The only thing they have accomplished so far is to point out how desperate and pathetic they are for having a deep seated need to attack people whose faith in God really isn’t any of their business. These fools keep trying to pick a fight over something they don’t believe in, and it doesn’t get any more pointless than that.

    Merry Christmas, non believers – Christ was born, lived, died and rose again for your salvation too, whether you want it or not.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    True.

  • Bill Tilghman

    Your pseudonym begins with the wrong personal pronoun. It should begin with “I (am)” -

  • Bill Tilghman

    The bigotry of the unbeliever is a sight to behold indeed. You and poundsand really should concentrate on your own intolerance. You don’t possess the power to “allow” others anything. Of course, control of others is always the aim of the liberal left. It stems from a need to exert control over something external and a lack of ability to restrain oneself.

  • Bill Tilghman

    Thank GOD the universe does not run according to your opinion then.

  • Bill Tilghman

    God is not the cause of the condition of this world, humans are. Even God allows mankind free will to choose the manner in which we live, and look what a spectacle we have made of that.

  • Bill Tilghman

    The solstice is a matter of astronomy. People of faith believe that God created the heavens and the Earth, and though you may believe in what you said, you offer no evidence in proof of it. Does that mean the solstice is an invention of man, or that man merely gave it a name? I don’t think it is possible to have it both ways.

  • Bill Tilghman

    No, but then you have no real idea what Christianity is about.

  • Bill Tilghman

    Then you are truly depressed and sad inside yourself.

  • Bill Tilghman

    They wouldn’t dare attack the Muslims, they have a nasty habit of cutting people’s heads off, whereas we Christians simply turn the other cheek.

  • Bill Tilghman

    Why, how un-clever that was.

  • urban.spaceman

    Indeed; no need to provoke that sort of reaction. All Christians do under such criticism is whine to websites such as this, and the Daily Mail. A soft bunch, really.

  • Bill Tilghman

    No one ever forced Christianity upon you. This is a myth propagated by fearful little people who have a need to oppress others to feel good about themselves, especially since the Christians don’t react.

    Your complete mis-characterization of the rites and practices of the faith are typical bigotry from people who have defective understanding of the meaning of those things. You choose ignorance and that perverts your entire life, since you are here, going out of your way to offend people who are doing absolutely nothing to hamper your pursuit of godlessness.

    Merry Christmas!

  • Anonymous

    b/c of the role christmas plays in our culture, there would be no point in doing the same with ramadan.

  • Anonymous

    Christians promote their religion all the time, this is athiests promoting their lack of religion. No more offensive than a “Hell is Real” billboard on the side of a highway..

  • Anonymous

    LIVE MAS!

  • Anonymous

    but if you don’t know its pee its one of the coolest looking images out there

  • Anonymous

    The creators of south park didn’t pull back, Comedy Central chickened out.
    Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens, Bill Maher, Richard Dawkins- all prominent and outspoken atheists. All have very very negative opinions about Islam and speak out about them.

  • Montesquieu

    Since each of us derives most of liberty’s benefits from the use of liberty by those unseen, others’ liberty is just as important as our own.

  • Anonymous

    Pray for the atheists. Pray that the Holy Spirit enlightens them.

  • urban.spaceman

    Lol.

  • Anonymous

    All I can say is keep the faith in God, because we win in the end. The end is coming quickly so just hang on. I have some in my family that are committed atheists, and I am in prayer for them constantly. Maybe one day they will see the light before it is to late.

  • Anonymous

    You know they certainly take the day or two off. If they are committed atheists, then they should be working on that day instead of taking advantage of the days off.

  • urban.spaceman

    ^This person is a dangerous lunatic.

  • https://www.gardenandoutdoorsolutions.com/ Mark Powls

    Christianity is not a ‘religion’. You’re right though, those who condemn those who follow the teachings of Jesus Christ, it is evident they are afraid and we should feel deep compassion for their emptiness in this world. We shall not cast stones as we are not without sin just because we believe. Overall, we are all desired by God, even those who say they don’t believe. All have fallen short; the so called Christians as well as the atheist. Christ came for the sinner, not for the righteous.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    They could of used something else I mean I would never done that to any other faith and their holy images.

  • Fat Lip

    People say I’m crazy doing what I’m doing doesn’t really matter much to me .
    The big show is just a little bit away .
    MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL WITH LOVE FROM YOUR BROTHER MY NAME YOU KNOW ME ? DO YOU KNOW ME ? YOU WILL ONE WAY OR ANOTHER .
    humans are blowing it again yes again .
    Oh my name I almost forgot I am death I will come still feel like your winning and just what is it you think you’ve won and don’t tell me tell your children and then tell them why even SATAN fears the end .
    May you all think on this before you attack each other again.

  • Fat Lip

    My brother Bill my family and I would like to offer you this wish .
    May you have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and you and I both know Christ is the reason for the season God bless

  • Fat Lip

    May I help with the word you couldn’t spell Happy CHRISTmas Holidays

  • Fat Lip

    And many feel the same of your writings very sad indeed

  • Fat Lip

    Keep thinking that please it will be a great surprise to you Debbie.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleper (rat folk calgary)

    What’s wrong with the silent majority here? A half million people can’t walk up and remove a dumb billboard?

  • Fat Lip

    You are aware of what is said of opinions right

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleper (rat folk calgary)

    The other cheek has already been slapped. 5,000 people could have easily torn down that billboard in the bat of an eye.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    June – please ignore ‘snowLEPER’ he is nothing but a thief seeking to impersonate me.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Hello thief.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve no idea why Solstice is on December 21st, it just is. Maybe because it’s half a year away from the summer solstice. Which gets celebrated as well. The ancients saw there was something alive in nature and not dead or asleep so there was a celebration. Guess people had to call it something so they decided on the word “solstice”

  • Anonymous

    Someone got up on the wrong side, didn’t he? The reply wasn’t meant to be clever. So there’s no need to be snarky.

  • urban.spaceman

    Christmas is just a name. Means nothing to me. It’s the current name for a seasonal celebration that has been going on for thousands of years by many different cultures; way before Christianity existed. It’s got nothing to do with any religion.

  • urban.spaceman

    Who is Debbie?

  • Fat Lip

    NOW if it really has nothing to do with religion why does it piss you and others off in such a negative manner think before you write something so shallow you my friend need a bit more education this isn’t just your world ok we have to share what we have otherwise blood gets spilled on both sides and then who wins .

  • Fat Lip

    You see sarcasm comes in many different forms i’m just not so rude about it .

  • urban.spaceman

    I clearly stated above that I love Christmas. Your beef isn’t with me, it’s with others who it does piss off to such a degree that they’ll go as far as putting up a billboard like this.

    Funnily enough it was education that made me an atheist (though reading the Bible helped a lot).

    Also, as I wrote elsewhere on these comments (http://www.glennbeck.com/2013/12/16/atheists-take-over-times-square-with-anti-christmas-billboard/#comment-1167055931), Christians are far more likely to whine about supposed insults to websites like this and The Daily Mail; this is actually a complement to your patience and tolerance of criticism, and how far you’ve come as a collective from your primitive early days.

  • Fat Lip

    Please don’t think for a moment that I crawl in a hole or I will be a coward because of my beliefs my patience with folks like you is one of my best properties i’m not your average little slap me in the cheek and then I run away you see this is your beef with me , when you learned from the Bible did you ever once ask the Lord to fill you with his spirit or did you read it to work for you . I to thought I had it all figured out then cancer came to visit this changes even the hardest of souls my friend you need look no further than I . Sometimes we all need a good kick in the butt and mine was cancer I hope and do truly pray that you don’t have to be awaken in such a horrible manner.

  • Anonymous

    Amen

  • Anonymous

    I have two ways to look at this- feel sorry for you – and the other one not feeling sorry for you if this is the way you want it – fine!

  • Anonymous

    I do not know where you come up with your blah blah. what dogma are the C’s pouring on you or anyone for that matter? If what the C’s do is so bad why don’t you Atherist prove to everybody that you are doing more for the human race than the C’s are – that also goes for all other types of religions as well. And I also don’t understand why you think Glenn would even consider having a cocktail with you. Sir you really are what your name says – an O.

  • Art

    If someone tried to pay for an anti-athiest add do you really think any of the MSM would print or display it? It seems the only groups that are allowed to be attacked with impunity in this country are either white, male, Christian or Jewish. Go figure.

  • Anonymous

    allow me to retort…

  • Joyce

    I used to get frustrated with the Atheists coming against our religious holidays (holy days). I have come to the conclusion that the reason they do is that they “get it”. They know – or at least have the gut feeling – that there is power in Christianity. If there was nothing to it, why would it matter?

  • landofaahs

    Prove my statement untrue.

  • Anonymous

    who started that crap – ARTISTE DE PISS? SHUT UP! Jesus in pee offended
    me personally because this is just so unneccesary besides to be an “artiste” does NOT mean to be discusting like that. I would never purchase that kind of “arte” ever! and GB put o.i.p. in Applejuice!? Really Stop now with the nonsense.

  • urban.spaceman

    I have literally just complemented your patience and tolerance of criticism. Right there, in the comment you replied to. Sorry you had cancer, and I’m glad you found something to give you strength to get through it, but millions of people manage to fight through cancer without the need of religion.

    After reading the Bible I did ponder why people like yourself so happily subscribe to moral teachings from such a vengeful, murderous, petty, misogynistic, homophobic, racist, genocidal ethnic cleanser, who has never been seen. I guess I’m too strong minded for that sort of thing.

  • urban.spaceman

    Because if they knew it they’d convert to Christianity in a heartbeat. You’re making a grand assumption on the true beliefs of BILLIONS of people. If you can’t see how incredibly stupid that is then you really can’t be helped.

  • Fat Lip

    Well you do as you may but please have know pity for me because i’m ok never the victim sure hope i’m the one that’s wrong don’t you best of luck to you i’m off to be a vengeful ,murderous,petty,misogynistic,homophoic,racist,gennocidalethnic cleanser. Best of luck my friend i’ll see YOU at the cleansing i’ll be the guy with tears in my eyes when I have to try and keep you alive NARCISTIST . Are you kidding me brother have you come out of the closet yet or are you still hiding from fate never before seen such unwillingness to comprehend the truth! Later

  • urban.spaceman

    If you were in any way competent in reading you would see that I didn’t call you “vengeful, murderous, petty, misogynistic, homophobic, racist, genocidal ethnic cleanser”. That description belongs to your repulsive fictional God.
    I also can’t see why you would infer from my comments that I am a narcissist, or ‘in the closet’; you don’t seem to even want to read what I say, so you resort to whatever insult comes into your tiny little head.
    Your incoherent rambling and pathetic insults tell me everything I need to know about you.

  • Guest

    What if creation is the truth (which it is) and evolution is not (it’s a hoax)? Shouldn’t students learn the truth?

  • Swoop

    He will be the truth that will offend them one and all. A stone that makes men stumble and a rock that makes them fall.

  • Swoop

    Atheists tolerate the intolerant and attack the tolerant (referring to the true meaning of tolerance).

  • You_Are_An_Obstructionist

    says the whinny little fairytale believer

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    First off your comments clearly show you think your better than 80% of this country which is clearly Narcissistic trait. Second I know what atheist liberals say behind closed doors about us and 9 times out of 10 you call us “Vengeful, murderous, petty, misogynistic, homophobic, racist, genocidal ethnic cleanser” without even blinking and the reason why I know this is because I was one. The last thing I would like to point out the closet he seems to be referring to does not have the rainbow flag in front of it. No the closet he is referring to is your closed mind.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    Says the guy that thinks everyone cares his feelings are hurt.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    Yes sir.

  • ..

    Is that all you’ve got? Go protest Christmas somewhere so you can be a tick on the a$$ of humanity.

  • Fat Lip

    Yes yes indeed wasn’t it you that just said your much to strong for that kind of God but yet I set you up with cheep shots and hurtful things that fire you up a bit not quite as strong as you think you are and this to tells me all I needed to know about you i’m sure you think you have it all figured out but I’ve taken your time tried to be good to you and yet you insult my God and that’s ok right Jesus but when the table is turned now we truly see just who the whiner is you my friend insult but then stand on a pedestal and hang like a 6yr old little girl but you’ll never see it that way will you Debbie ! Wear that FAT LIP proudly around and around you will spin that is all you have I new you would show your ass sooner or later thank you that is priceless Debbie !

  • urban.spaceman

    Another illiterate nonsensical rambling. Pathetic.

  • Fat Lip

    took the words right out of my mouth PATHETIC a little thin skinned! I hate it when you sissy boys only think sitting behind those keys makes you a man poor little fellow maybe porn is more your speed ,don’t let Mommy catch you though you know she said next time your out buddy.

  • women 99

    DUH SPACEMAN YEH RIGHT THAT’S NOT STUPID

  • women 99

    NORTHERN
    CHRIST- mas is the REASON FOR THE SEASON. NO ONE including you know when JESUS WAS BORN MAY, SEPT, DEC. ? THESE are the facts
    that REALLY MATTER:
    1.JESUS WAS BORN OF A VIRGIN
    2. HE LIVED AND WALKED AS A MAN IN FLESH BUT WAS GOD
    3. HE DIED ON THE CROSS FOR ALL (SIN) FOR THOSE WHO BELIEVE AND REPENT OF THEIR SINS
    4. HE ROSE FROM THE DEAD AND ASCENDED INTO HEAVEN
    5. HE WILL RETURN TO RULE THIS EARTH AGAIN FOREVER
    BLESSING ON YOUR SOUL FOR FINDING JESUS.
    AMEN

  • women 99

    AMEN

  • women 99

    THEY THINK THEY DO! SAD JUST HOW IN TOLERNE THESE BUFFONS Are

  • Anonymous

    For millennia, God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit have been on trial, persecuted and denied as total fiction Those who have believed, believe now and believe into the future have been and will be subject to the same abuses. He Himself warned us about these sufferings. However,there is nothing that can be imposed upon us that Christ and we ourselves, with His grace, can not take care of. He is still around and is eternally so.
    I often wonder why any entity would expend so much time, trouble and expense in trying to kill someone, Who, in their world, does not exist.

  • You_Are_An_Obstructionist

    The 5% who have it right…

  • Anonymous

    99,
    No need to SHOUT, I agree with all your bullet points.
    When He sets His feet on the Mount of Olives again and establishes His throne in Jerusalem, will the world still celebrate Christmas on December 25? I doubt it.
    Passover? – yes
    Unleavened bread? – yes
    First fruits? – yes
    Pentecoste? – yes
    Trumpets? – yes
    Tabernacles? – yes
    Yom Kippur? – yes
    The feasts and celebrations that God Himself ordained in scripture were (spring) or will be (fall) fulfilled by Jesus Himself and I expect to participate in them forever. I just don’t think December 25th will be one of them. If we do celebrate the birthday of Yeshua, it will be on the actual day that He drew His first breath and it will have none of the trappings of “Christmas”.

  • You_Are_An_Obstructionist

    Sam you need to figure out that your life doesn’t need to be based on the teaching of a nomadic Jew 2,000 years ago. You should find strength in yourself to make decisions and trust in the human spirit which intersects all of us. Not a man in the sky deity and supposed son who claims to hold the key to your personal salvation.

  • You_Are_An_Obstructionist

    Yes like so many times Christians have found their power by forcing their will on people. The list is endless; the crusades, the inquisition, the dark ages, prohibition, etc…

  • Anonymous

    I don’t know what happened to my comment. So I’ll try again. God and His followers have been reviled and persecuted for thousands of years. We, His followers, have endured and flourished and shall continue to do so. This is His promise. If, indeed, these somewhat nervous people do not believe in God, it seems a bit silly for any of them to expend so much time, energy and money in trying to kill Someone Who they do not believe exists.

  • You_Are_An_Obstructionist

    Because they are fiction… to the divinity. There was a man named Jesus who lived 2,000 years ago. who was crucified and body stolen to make it appear that he had risen from the grave.

  • ..

    The 5% who proselytize to the 95% like little crybabies. Like I said, a tick on the a$$ of humanity.

  • You_Are_An_Obstructionist

    Look you are a weak person who needs a big daddy to go crying to when something is wrong in their life. You need a court of last resort to be able to get through life. You have no ability to handle life with out your super natural friend you think is out there to help you. Look, its OK if that is what you need. Just don’t force it down my throat which you people do constantly.

  • ..

    Keep crying. You’re the one trying to force your religion of Atheism down peoples throats.

  • ..

    Atheists use their power to slaughter hundreds of millions of people. Too many to actually count. You Atheists have blood on your hands. You didn’t think you were going to get away with your drivel, did you?

  • urban.spaceman

    Yes, it is.

  • urban.spaceman

    Most of them apply to Mithra, Horus, Krishna, Bhudda, Attis, etc. Curiously, each of them precede Jesus by quite some time.
    All born to a “virgin”, some were crucified, all of them were resurrected after 3 days.
    Jesus isn’t unique. Not even close. You’re putting your faith in the story of a copy, of a copy, of a copy.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    And you need to get over yourself because I hate to burst your bubble numb nuts we are not going away and if you cannot handle that move to China where they shove us into prison for believing in a God. It seems to me a bigot like you would love it their.

  • John Smith

    This is a common argument and one that is easily broken. If you believe that people who commit atrocities against the innocent can also be followers of Christ, then you must show us where in the teachings of Christ there is permission to commit said atrocities. It should be obvious to everyone that it doesn´t matter what someone claims to be, what matters is the way in which we live our lives.

  • Fat Lip

    Thank you little brother I,m sure that I got a little ruff on him and for this I feel no pride ,but in know way will I lay down when someone feels they have the right to be vile towards our Father and then act’s like some cheesy complement makes everything ok .
    My apologizes to anyone offended but defend I will. a person of faith does not mean we are whiners or that we are a weak lot by any means .
    Pray his heart is opened.

  • DE

    The traditions of Mithra, Horus and Krishna actually do NOT state that
    their mothers were virgins. The Guatama Buddha and Attis kinda only
    kinda sorta imply it. I’d like to know where you get the idea that any
    of them were crucified or resurrected (except Attis, but as he was a god
    of harvest, his death and resurrection is an allegory for winter and
    spring and doesn’t include ‘three days’).

    There’s nothing
    curious about Jesus being long preceded by these others, He simply was
    born only two thousand years ago. Jesus of Nazareth was as real of a
    historical figure as Alexander of Macedonia, Mark Anthony or Napoleon
    Bonaparte. Many of us simple believe He’s also God Incarnate. He came to us at a specific time and place.

  • DE

    Your intolerance continues to astound me.

  • Bill Tilghman

    Yes, and that is the saddest part of it. There are many who make noise, but in the scheme of things they are insignificant.

  • Bill Tilghman

    No snark here, telling it how it looks.

  • Bill Tilghman

    It is an astronomical event, having to do with the change in the amount of daylight during the day. It is what starts the shortening duration of winter daylight.

    Societies have been marking it for centuries before we had any written records.

  • Bill Tilghman

    Thanks and likewise!

  • Bill Tilghman

    Your perceptions are as flawed as your philosophy. You really have no idea how strong another person’s faith and will to keep it are.

    The problem with people like you is your need to control people who you can never control. All these exercises of oppressive contradiction are seen by the majority of people as weak and silly. You don’t want to believe in anything greater than mankind, and that in and of itself is pathetic.

  • Karen

    The gentleman doth protest too much…. By the way, through Christ’s redeeming grace, my friend became a Christian two year ago (yeah!!!)

  • Watch it

    Winter solstice is the day of the shortest amount of day light. It is when the orientation of the earth’s axis is such that the North Pole is pointed furthest from the sun (thus the day of shortest daylight hours). It is the time at which the sun appears at noon at its lowest altitude above the horizon. Summer solstice is the opposite – the pole is closest to the sun (longest daylight hours, sun highest point in the sky).

  • Java

    THIS. “Oh, some atheist held up a sign..” So? As an atheist living in the south, I see these Christian billboards EVERYWHERE. They’re literally in my face.

    There’s hardly any Christianity left in Christmas anymore, anyway. Christianity is just a religion stolen from many others- traditions stolen from many others (mostly Pagans.) Hell, the date of Dec 25 doesn’t even have any correlation to Christianity. Why DOES it have to be about religion? What about family? Friends? Giving to those in need? Why spend a day’s worth a week in church when you could be out helping the community? God obviously doesn’t care about those starving children (or they wouldn’t be starving) so you should dedicate your time — instead of spending it fantasizing about an imaginary being.

  • Stand Up

    Stand Up

  • Anonymous

    well, have a Merry Christmas anyway. peace.

  • Swoop

    The analogy is Christians see atheists as trapped in a burning building with only one way out. They are trying to guide you to that exit. If they said nothing, that would be pretty cruel.

  • Anonymous

    Its always funny when Glenn talks about Thomas Paine. He either has no clue about Mr Paine’s religious convictions or is a down right liar. First off Benjamin Franklin didn’t “raise Thomas Paine”! They were colleagues,and friends and Mr Franklin very wisely wrote a positive letter of introduction for Mr Paine when he first went to America. Probably the most important letter Mr Franklin ever wrote.

    Glen’s right Franklin never told Thomas Paine that ” there is no God..you must believe in God” because Mr Franklin knew Thomas Paine’s religion was all about God. Glen’s referring to the letter Franklin wrote Paine about his most important pamphlet “The Age of Reason” and how he shouldn’t publish it. These so called Christians like Beck,and Barton love this letter because they feel it casts Thomas Paine in a bad light on religious matters.

    In reality it cast them in a very bad light because Franklin was right the Christians were very vindictive towards Mr Paine even to this day. Paine too knew what these nasty Christians would do to him yet he published The Age of Reason just the same showing the world his true character and exposing these Christians for what they really are…petty and nasty!

    I dare Glen to interview a pure Deist whose reality is Deism in person. But of course we know he won’t because the truths the pure Deist present will show them what fouls they really are on matters of God and religion. Atheists have good reason to post these silly signs of theirs and are acting exactly like the Christians who impose their nasty spiritually and socially segregating concepts of God and the Bible on the world year after year after year……!

    Sorry for acting so mean spirited but Glen talks out his ass all the time about Mr Paine’s religious convections and I find it hard to believe its all pure ignorance!

  • Anonymous

    women 99 this is your unprovable faith and faith is not fact. I certainly don’t want to take the Christ out of Christmas,but I don’t want the world believing our Creator would even need to overshadow a young virgin girl who was engaged to be married to save us from the sins of the world and all the other nonsense that goes along with this very ignorant view of God.

    The second coming of Christ will not take place till all the worlds people realize that each and every one of us are the “anointed ones” called Christ. If you don’t believe this then you’re the “antichrist”! Google “I AM the Christ Prophet…so R u..video #3 ” for clarification.

  • Anonymous

    Its always funny when Glenn talks about Thomas Paine. He either has no clue about Mr Paine’s religious convictions or is a down misleading. First off Benjamin Franklin didn’t “raise Thomas Paine”! They were colleagues,and friends and Mr Franklin very wisely wrote a positive letter of introduction for Mr Paine when he first went to America. Probably the most important letter Mr Franklin ever wrote.

    Glen’s right Franklin never told Thomas Paine that ” there is no God..you must believe in God” because Mr Franklin knew Thomas Paine’s religion was all about God. Glen’s referring to the letter Franklin wrote Paine about his most important pamphlet “The Age of Reason” and how he shouldn’t publish it. These Christians like Beck,and Barton love this letter because they feel it casts Thomas Paine in a bad light on religious matters.

    In reality it cast them in a bad light because Franklin was right the Christians were very vindictive towards Mr Paine even to this day. Paine too knew what these Christians would do to him yet he published The Age of Reason just the same showing the world his true character and exposing these Christians for what they really are!

    I dare Glen to interview a pure Deist whose reality is Deism in person. Atheists have good reason to post these silly signs of theirs and are acting exactly like the Christians who impose their spiritually and socially segregating concepts of God and the Bible on the world year after year after year……!

    Glen’s misleading about Mr Paine’s religious convections and I find it hard to believe its all pure ignorance! better?