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Atheists Erecting Monument Next to 10 Commandments at FL Courthouse

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If you can’t beat them, join them. The American Atheists will unveil a monument later this month next to a Ten Commandments structure in front of the Bradford County Courthouse in Starke, Florida.

The American Atheists failed in their efforts to rid the courthouse of the religious construction which led to a lawsuit to add their own marker.   The 1,500 pound granite structure will be a bench with different quotes including the American Atheist founder Madalyn Murray O’Hair, which reads, “An atheist believes that a hospital should be built instead of a church. An atheist believes that a deed must be done instead of a prayer said. An atheist strives for involvement in life and not escape into death. He wants disease conquered, poverty banished, war eliminated.”

Secular quotes from the founding fathers will also appear including Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson.  The structure is to include a quote from the Treaty of Tripoli from the 18th century claiming the U.S. government was not founded on Christianity which is signed by John Adams.  Evidently they don’t take in to account anyof their other writings. The bench will also challenge its religious neighbor by stating punishments from the Bible for Commandment violations such as stoning and execution.

American Atheists are considering this a victory since it is the first atheist monument erected on government property in the entire country.  It will be interesting to see how many follow suit, literally. Regional operations director for the American Atheists, Ken Loukinen, credited the county for their efforts once they came to a settlement in the lawsuit citing their tolerance and efforts to promote free speech.

Dave Muscato, the American Atheists Public Relations Director said  “The monument emphasizes the role secularism has played in American history. And the Bible quotes make it clear that the Ten Commandments are not the ‘great moral code’ they’re often portrayed to be. Don’t kill, don’t steal? Of course. But worship only the Judeo-Christian god? That conflicts overtly with the very first right in the Bill of Rights, freedom of religion.”

The monument will be unveiled on June 29th at the courthouse.

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    • SadAngL0777

      Wow,our children cant pray outloud in school,but Aetheist can exercise THEIR right to religion? They dont HAVE a religion! So i can only surmise they are spitting in God’s face,when He loves even the unbelievers, longsuffering He has PATIENTLY waited for Unbelievers to Believe in HIM. But know this,He will give EVERYONEa chance to repent,and be saved through His Son Christ Jesus,but His grace is SOON about to turn to WRATH,and EVERYONE shall SEE AND KNOW HE IS GOD,and besides Him there is no god,And EVERYONE WILL BOW DOWN TO HIM. I pray the lost find HIM,before that Great and Terrible Day of the Lord. He is coming for His Children SOON. Lord have mercy,for SOME know notwhat they are doing…

      • Mr A Hole - PHD, BSE, HN51, ADHD hons. DVT HIV

        May I suggest you visit one of trillion or so of ‘gods house’s many times constructed by the death odor slave workers, with ‘taxes’ stolen from the local populace that built it.

        And complain to your invisible fairy tale god, without a shred of evidence. That it’s all so unfair……

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