Christians Refuse to Give Up to Atheists Who Tried to Stop Nativity Displays

Christians in Santa Monica are suddenly being doubly blessed in their fight against local atheists who have tried to shut down public Nativity displays.

Not only has a Christian group found a legal loophole in city regulations, but a local business has offered its private property as a new home for the traditional displays.

Local atheists had managed to effectively shut down a 60-year tradition of Christmas displays in the city's popular Palisades Park after a two-year war that ended up with the city prohibiting all holiday displays, and a legal challenge in which the court favored the city.

Two years ago, local atheist Damon Vix got a stick up his you-know-what about the community tradition and decided to louse things up for everybody else.

Not content with simply having his own display with which to mock non-atheists, he got a group of his friends to flood the city with phony applications for holiday displays, including one display about the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

The atheists won the majority of the spots in the city's permit lottery, while driving up the city's costs for processing the applications. Then the atheists only used half the booths they had won.

This year, the city decided to just abandon the community tradition and ban holiday displays altogether in the park, which is one of the city gateways, overlooking the beach and the famous Santa Monica Pier.

Local Christians sued the city over its policy but lost in court. For a time, it seemed that atheism once again would be enshrined as the de facto "state" religion.

But the Christians found a loophole in the ban. The city's wording specifies that "unattended" holiday displays are not allowed, so the Christian Defense Coalition applied to the city for a permit for a live Nativity and received it.

The living Nativity will be performed Dec. 8, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Palisades Park. The Nativity is being titled "The Birth of Christ. The Birth of Freedom. The Santa Monica Nativity."

"By finding a way to creatively address this injustice, the powerful message of Christmas and religious freedom will continue to be heard and [seen] in Palisades Park," said the Rev. Patrick Mahoney.

Meanwhile, Watt Companies, near the corner of 28th Street and Ocean Park, will host a dozen Nativity scenes from Dec. 8 to Jan. 5.

Vix, the atheist who tried to shut up the Christians, has declined interviews on the recent developments.


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  • ICOYAR

    So why the hell do atheists try to protest something that they perceive as fictional? Why don't they protest all the other myths like the Tooth Fairy and leave us Christians alone?

    • Pastafarian

      So why the hell do Christians ONLY want nativity scenes on public property? Why make it such a fight? Keep it on private property, and there will be no protests.

      • Screeminmeeme

        Pastafarian.....Because America was founded on the Judeo/ Christian ethic and our tradition of honoring Christ at Christmas is a reflection of that fact.

        • http://www.facebook.com/brian.westley Brian Westley

          No, America was founded on religious freedom, where no religion is promoted by the government or held up as "superior" to any other.

          And the ban only ever was on permanent, unattended displays; live protests and demonstrations were never affected, so calling it a "loophole" is like calling walking on the sidewalk a "loophole" vs. a no-bicycles sign.

        • TheBigGeezer

          No brian... America is a Christian nation from it's earliest beginnings. Our laws, policies and focus are on the basis of Christian morals and values. What was the first piece of business of our very first Congress? 4 hours of prayer to God for His blessings on our new nation. You're dishonest in your comments... we are based upon Christian values and morals but do not demand anyone attend/focus on a specific religion. We are FREEDOM OF RELIGION... NOT FREEDOM FROM RELIGION.

        • Pat

          So right Brian

        • anniedawn

          In a article in the local newspaper 82% of Americans claim to be Christians. Christianity is the fastest growing religion in the world. The Jehovah's Witnesses and the Mormons preach the word of God world wide. I guess having 72 young virgins and clean sheets as a reward in Paradise is not so attractive to women and probably some men.

        • TheBigGeezer

          sadly Annie... Christianity is not the fastest growing religion... it is islam with more than 1.5 billion members and growing fast. The real problem with muslums is ... as they self profess ...500 million want to see the western culture, Israel and America destroyed. We need the courage to face this threat and take them out first.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004623030332 Jim David

          But isn't that the same thing that many Christians want - to see Muslim culture destroyed? Isn't that exactly what you just said needs to be done? Perhaps the courage we need is the courage to admit that religion in general is dangerous, and potentially inspires the barbaric desire to kill one another over who has the right God.

        • Observant1

          Especially the religion of atheism, which has inspired the deaths of more than 100 million people in the past century alone.

          It takes a special kind of stupid to think that Christians are aggressors against Muslims, when it is the Muslims who for 1500 years have been bandits, pirates, thieves, pillagers, assassins and rapists, invading and destroying every Christian or Jewish territory they could get their hands on and giving their captives the choice of conversion or death.

          It also takes a very naive person to think that Christians wouldn't leave atheists alone if the atheists weren't actively waging a legal war in this country to bar Christians from our own culture.

        • Pastafarian

          No one is baring you from your culture. You are free to worship however you choose.
          The legal issues come when you impose your faith onto non-believers.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004623030332 Jim David

          "have been bandits, pirates, thieves, pillagers, assassins and rapists, invading and destroying...every territory"

          Surely you realize that is exactly what they would say about Christians, too. It is religion that justifies each of you feeling that way about the other, and makes each of you absolutely certain that the REAL God is on YOUR side (and you would be serving Him by wiping the other off the face of the earth).

        • CARLjr

          Christianity is not the fastest growing, because it is LOSING followers at historic rates. Islam is gaining members, but the real boom is with the "unaffiliated" or "none of the above"

          Christianity has a negative reputation. They are perceived as judgmental, bigoted, sheltered, hypocritical, insincere,and uncaring. Outsiders say [Christian] hostility toward gays...has become virtually synonymous with the Christian faith. Millions of young people are leaving - joining the ranks of the "unaffiliated". A third of adults under 30 have no religious affiliation, compared with just one-in-ten who are 65 and older. The over 65 crowd are leaving too - with no one to take their place when they die.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004623030332 Jim David

          Carljr's observations are absolutely true. From the outside looking in, I can say it is the behavior of Christians and their social and political agendas (which are often in direct conflict with Jesus' stated ideals) that are driving people away. Much of the ideals and teachings of the New Testament are beautiful, it is the absurd and sometimes ugly beliefs of some Christians that turn people away. This website is a showcase for those very characteristics Carljr listed above.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004623030332 Jim David

          Where did you get that information? (David Barton, perhaps?)

          Meanwhile in the real world, the First Continental Congress was indeed opened with a brief prayer (295 words, to be exact - including the word "Amen") by Jacob Duche. Interestingly, Duche was later found guilty of High Treason for conspiring with the British, and later fled to England.

          There are actual historical facts out there for those who are interested...

        • CARLjr

          The founders also wrote "all men are created equal" with one hand while the other hand was busy whipping their slaves.

          They were not perfect in their own execution of the constitution, but the document itself is a fantastic model of compromise and statesmanship and still holds up hundreds of years later.

          The individual liberties it gives us cannot be taken away lightly. I, as an individual, have the right to worship (or not) the way I choose, I have the right to speak out against anyone or any group, I have the right to defend myself, I have the right to publish any opinion, and I have the right to my own home and property. No group can take these things away from me.

        • Screeminmeeme

          CARLjf...Surprisingly, I agree with your comments. Since you appreciate liberty, as do I, why would you ever support a person who, by his own admission, is committed to Socialist/Marxist/Communist ideology, which has proven to be a failed system, and which invariably leads to loss of liberty....property....free speech....freedom to move about without interference from the gov.

          We know that he was taught it by his mother and grandparents, as well as many mentors and friends who he freely admitted were Marxist/Communist professor and students. He has never told us of a time when he had an epiphany in which he experienced a sea-change and realized that Socialism/Marxism/Communism are evil ideologies responsible for the poverty and misery of millions, and that he embraced the idea of a Democratic Republic driven by capitalism.

          Why do you support Obama?

        • CARLjr

          I don't. I also did not support Romney. Both parties are rife with corruption.

        • Tout

          If 295 words are a brief prayer, what are usual prayers of 40 and less words ? How many words in English, French, Dutch,etc. for 'Amen' ? You believe that un-believers committed fewer and less inhuman acts than believers ? But then, you seem to be an unbeliever, or have a 'personal religion'. So be it, but show some respect for others.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004623030332 Jim David

          Respect doesn't mean allowing people to rewrite history.

        • samtman

          Was slavery a great Christian moral, or was it one of the great Christian failings.

        • Dru Cameron

          Slavery has existed throughout human history. The Bible is against it. Preachers who used the Bible to justify slavery (as well as atheists who try to twist it to support their contention that the Bible is pro-slavery) are mistaken. It is only in biblically based cultures that slavery has ever been eliminated.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004623030332 Jim David

          Brian, your point about the "loophole" occurred to me right away, too. Basically, the way they nativity was displayed was illegal, the atheist group complained, and the Christians were forced to display the nativity in a legal manner. Sounds to me like the system worked all around.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004623030332 Jim David

          "As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion..." Treaty of Tripoli, written under Washington and Adams, ratified UNANIMOUSLY by the Senate in 1797.

          Let me repeat, NOT IN ANY SENSE.

          So, if you disagree you're going to have to argue with George Washington, John Adams, and a Senate composed of our founding fathers that they don't understand what our country was founded upon.

        • WISHFORLIBERTY

          So you wouldn't disagree that America was founded on the principles of Jesus teachings in the New Testament, just not the 'religion' of Christianity. You know be honest, kind, giving, caring, truthful Etc.....

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004623030332 Jim David

          I agree with those principles, but I do not agree that they are unique to Christianity, and it is abundantly clear that America was carefully founded to be a country where no religion is favored or endorsed by the government.

        • WISHFORLIBERTY

          There it is folks, plain as the point on a goat just below its tail. There it is the best principle, and this ' kool-aid ' drinker has to make sense unless this line is true...."He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors." Thomas Jefferson.
          Thanks Jim.

        • Pastafarian

          America was founded by refugees fleeing religious persecution from the Church of England. Religious wars had torn Europe apart - including such bloody events as the Thirty Years War, the English Civil War, and the fights between Catholics and Protestants in France.

          During the English civil war many religious groups were founded. One group - the "Quakers" held that the presence and grace of God was inside of everyone; they felt no need for elaborate church services, priests, or offerings of any kind. The Quakers also believed in the equality of men and women and had no gender hierarchy within their ranks. Their refusal to acknowledge the higher-class as superior to them caused widespread hatred for this group. They were called witches, blasphemers, and heretics. Officials persecuted the Quakers, imprisoning and torturing them for their religious beliefs.

          Likewise, the Puritans wanted to purify or reform the Anglican Church because they felt bishops and priests had too much power over church members. Some Puritans felt the Church was so corrupt they should separate from it all together and were called separatists. The Church punished the Puritans because they were dissenters.

          The Pilgrims were also separatists that left England to escape persecution. Initially they fled to the Netherlands, then later the new world. Their Pilgrimage was to escape the persecution by church officials who would jail them for refusing to participate in church rituals.

          Each of the colonies attempted to have a distinct religious character and favored one denomination's power. For example Anglicans, who conformed to the Church of England, populated Virginia. Massachusetts was home to the Puritans. Pennsylvania-Quakers, Rhode Island-Baptists, Maryland-Roman Catholics. The revolutionary war was as much about keeping the Church of England from enforcing a uniform Angelican religion over the colonies as it was for political independence.

          The impetus of "Great Migration" of colonists to the new world and the Revolutionary war against England was to avoid religious tyranny. Religion played a large role in American history - our ancestors fled and fought the oppression, control, and abuses of the state run church.

        • samtmane

          Great argument for why the fouders created a nation of where church is separate from the state, no state religion or the possibility of a religious police state favoring one religion.

        • Vmjsc

          "The revolutionary war was as much about keeping the Church of England
          from enforcing a uniform Anglican religion over the colonies as it was
          for political independence."

          There's no mention of that in the Declaration of Independence or any of the documents of the Founding Fathers.

          "The impetus of "Great Migration" of colonists to the new world and
          the Revolutionary war against England was to avoid religious tyranny.
          Religion played a large role in American history - our ancestors fled
          and fought the oppression, control, and abuses of the state run church."

          Which is why it's sadly ironic that the courts are now creating a state religion of atheism and allowing persecution of Christians.

        • Pastafarian

          It's mentioned in the first sentence of the constitution. The very first thing in the bill of rights is the right to have different (or no) beliefs. It prohibits the creation of a state religion or the preference by the government of one religion over another. It allows for each colony (and all individuals within) to have their own beliefs (or non-beliefs).

          The Declaration of Independence lists grievances of the tyrannical rule of the Supreme Governor of the Church of England, King George III.

          Atheism is not a religion, is not promoted by the state, and is not persecuting Christians.

      • Proud Texan

        Nativity scenes have been on public and private property for years and no one had a thing to say about it. Even the Mother of your sick group, Madelyn Murray O'Hair, accepted it with just a comment or two and went on. Why don't you just not worry about what the majority of this country believes and wants and get the heck out if you don't like it and go somewhere you can feel comfortable in your beliefs.

        • Pastafarian

          Why was it such a problem to have the Flying Spaghetti Monster display? I thought that was a reasonable compromise. We can share the space.

        • Screeminmeeme

          Pastafarian...Actually.....I agree with you... to a point. Christianity has nothing to fear of Flying Spaghetti Monsters or determined atheists. If I were to take my grandchildren to the town square to see the Nativity and all the Christmas lights, and a short distance away they would also see the atheist exhibit (whatever that would be)....I would have no problem going home and discussing it with them.

          They need to learn that the Christian faith is an intelligized faith which can withstand the scrutiny of the most ardent opponent, and that atheism is bankrupt and plagued with many philosophical problems.

          My question though, is why do you want to do it during the Christmas season, which is a celebration of the birth of Christ...hence the name ''Christ''mas....and that involves the Nativity Scene and the singing of hymns...not Jingle Bells and Reindeer (which are okay but have nothing to do with the true meaning of the holiday)

          Why not put up displays at other times of the year? I wouldn't interfere if you wanted to memorialize the death of HItchens, or celebrate the birth of Darwin or Dawkins or Harris with a parade with giant dinosaur balloons or floats with mock-ups of the double helix. Seriously.

          What is clear to me is that, despite all the complaints of ''feeling left out'' or ''just wanting to share the space'', atheists really don't want to be part of it at all....but want to shut the whole thing down.
          And I think that is not only intolerant...but wrong.

        • Pastafarian

          The holiday season includes many holidays. The concept of sharing the display space in the park allowed for your Nativity Scene, a Chanukah display, something for Kwanza, Winter Solstice, and yes even a Flying Spaghetti Monster. Not as opponents, but as a display of an interfaith community. We all live here together. As an Atheist myself, I would prefer there be no displays of this type on public property, but allowing all groups a display is an acceptable compromise.

      • Pat

        Because we want to share the faith we have (that Jesus is the way and the only way to salvation). We are required by our Lord to do so. So, my friend, even though you do not deserve it(and neither did I) we, as Christians will continue to share our love for Him and you by continuing to make the message clear!

        • Pastafarian

          You can share your love from thousands of pieces of real estate around the city - Why MUST it be on public property?

      • http://twitter.com/Tierrah46 TierrahB

        Funny, isn't it ... there is a FEDERAL law that declares Christmas a national holiday, so why wouldn't we want nativity scenes on public property?

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004623030332 Jim David

          For the same reason you wouldn't want Hindu, Muslim, or atheist billboards on public property.

      • http://www.facebook.com/aemoreira81 Adam Moreira

        If it's not advancing a religion at the cost of another, it should be okay. In this case, for atheists to win, here's what they would have to show: that Christians, solely because they're Christian, received priority for the spots over other groups, AND that this was done with taxpayer dollars. Otherwise, you don't have a case.

    • Screeminmeeme

      Great question!

    • r.holmgren

      Here's the thing, you know and I know that atheists can't stand anything to do with Jesus. They get physically ill and suicidal just by accidentally looking at two steal beams in the shape of a cross. They are a very emotionally unwell lot. However, if the constitution says what atheists say it does, then Christians have no business breaking the law, even if breaking the law has been a tradition. I'm no fan of atheists, but we as followers of Jesus MUST obey the laws under which we live. And we must be SEEN to be obeying the laws under which we live.

      • JoJo58

        There is nothing in the Constitution that forbids this. The only thing it says is that the government can't ESTABLISH a religion. Simply put, it means that you can't have an official "Church of the United States of America" like the Church of England. It's so freaking simple that I'm amazed at how many people cannot grasp this.

        • Barbara

          You have stated why the schools do NOT teach US history and what the constitution really says.
          When you understand the constitution and know how much the founding fathers believed in GOD the atheists, communists, etc. do not have the any viable argument.

          Most of the first universities had their support from an established religion, Yale for one. One of the requirements the students had to attend Sunday services.

        • JoJo58

          I DO understand the Constitution. I think you didn't understand my response.

      • Logicon

        Atheists have totally twisted what the Constitution really says.

        The constitution says that Congress shall make NO law
        respecting religion. That means NO law for and NO law against religion.

        That means that the government can't interfere with anyone, even government
        employees, from practicing their religion where they please. If people want to practice their religion in public, they have the right to do so.

        How have the courts changed that into; there shall be no religion or religious symbol in a government place. Isn't that making a law in its self to remove religion? The courts have set themselves up above our Congress and our Constitution to do as they please.

      • Dawn Garland

        NO!-WE AS CHRISTIANS NEED TO STAND UP--NOT SIT BACK LIKE WEENIES. Atheist will keep on doing this sort of childish crap to make it where we have no rights...I do not keep them from thier non-belief.......if they chose the path to hell-that's on them.

      • http://twitter.com/Tierrah46 TierrahB

        NO WHERE, I repeat, no where, is there a phrase in the Constitution that says "separation of church and state"! The intention was to prohibit the state from organizing a religion and forcing everyone to follow it! Atheists have a religion - a belief in no god. They freely exercise their right to display their exhibits in the public park in Santa Monica and alongside public thoroughfares so we can lable them hypocrites and be done with it!

        • Pastafarian

          Atheism is not a religion. Just like bald is not a hair color.

        • Karl Schomburg

          No, it's not a formal religion, but it does require a faith or belief that there is no God. So in that sense it is a religion. Because ultimately one could be wrong.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004623030332 Jim David

          So, your criterion for a religion is believing something even though ultimately it could be wrong? Wow, I had no idea what a religious person I am! I belong to the I-believe-my-car-will-start religion, the a-bird-won't-peck-me-today religion, the Karl-is-thinking religion....apparently I am among the devoutly faithful!

        • Pastafarian

          It does not require faith for disbelief. I also do not believe in Astrology - is that a religion too? Is my non-belief in ESP a religion? Am I also in the no Bigfoot denomination? If I am a religion can I get a tax-exemption?

        • Vmjsc

          Atheism is very much a religion. It addresses ultimate questions such as how did the universe begin (big bang), how did life begin (crystals/magic), where did men come from (apes), and a standard for morality (don't get caught). Technically, some forms of Buddhism and Taoism are atheistic in that they don't believe or require a belief in God, but no one doubts that they are a religion. American atheism even has churches (Google "church of atheism"), a ministry (Richard Dawkins, Bill Nye, etc.) and powerful compulsion to evangelize and convert. And atheists absolutely believe theirs is THE right worldview. While atheists like to say that they rely on reason, not faith, they definitely employ faith in their beliefs. They treat science as if it is Truth, capital T, when rational people know that science is only a method (one of many) for getting at facts that can then be modeled and tested. Real science is open to questioning, discussion and improvement. Atheists' view of science is locked into big bang-evolution and won't even allow questioning. That is a classic hallmark of faith. If they were truly dedicated to rationality and were not a religion, then atheists would not be so overzealous about crushing Christianity because they would not have any religious feelings to offend. Atheists are only a "nonbelief" when it can gain them some political mileage. Don't kid yourself -- atheists are some of the most religious people on the planet.

        • Pastafarian

          It addresses none of those things. Atheism is simply the lack of belief in the supernatural. The concepts of how the universe began or the progression of life on this planet are not part of the definition. Only that some supernatural force had no influence.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004623030332 Jim David

          Exactly right, Pastafarian. And the ideas of the big bang and biological evolution are the best supported scientific models we know of, but they are always open to testing, revision, or rejection. Those revisions will be based upon new discoveries and observations, however, not on dogma. For that reason, they are also not religious concepts.

        • think4myself

          But atheism does require the belief in evolution and that can only be done, when science is considered objectively, through enormous amounts of faith. It takes more faith to beleve in evolution than it does to believe in God.

        • Pastafarian

          Atheism does not require belief in evolution, but it does reject the notion of a creator.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004623030332 Jim David

          Atheism in no way requires the acceptance of evolution. Atheism means one does not believe in a god. It doesn't mean that they worship or even respect science. It only means that one does not believe in a god.

          Your assertion that evolution requires faith is another, separate misconception (the only people who accept it on faith are ones who are not familiar with the evidence or the nature of science, but accept it anyway), but it is an argument that's probably not worth pursuing here.

        • http://www.facebook.com/patty.hubbard.39 Patty Hubbard

          Webster defines religion as "relating to or manifesting faithful devotion to an acknowledged ultimate reality or deity". Given that the atheist's ultmate reality is that there is no Supreme being and given that they have formed themselves into groups to advance their ideas they have now formed a new religion - the religion of non-belief. By their continous decisions against Christian groups the courts are, by default, enforcing a national religion.

        • Pastafarian

          Merriam-Webster defines RELIGION as "a body of beliefs and practices regarding the supernatural and the worship of one or more deities."
          It defines ATHEISM as "a disbelief in the existence of deity"

          Polar opposite. One is the beliefs regarding deities - the other is the absence of such beliefs.

          Forming a group of like minded people does not fit the definition either. Merely a group of people that share some interest. Just like a photography club or bicyclist group - not a religion.

      • Mark Biolchino

        Laws are man made and at times conflict with morality. Under law the murder of Jews was legal. Morality does not have to be religious but there is a right and wrong dictated by tradition and custom in all societies. Americans broke the law
        when they declared themselves free from British tyranny and fired upon British troops. When a law would make men slaves then men are obligated to fight for their God given natural rights against all tyrannies both foreign and domestic. Mark

      • think4myself

        r.holmgren, you are sadly mistaken. The Bible says, "it is better to obey God than man" Acts 5:29. When the law is contrary to scripture the decision is clear. all of the apostles made it abundantly so when they disobeyed unto death, in order to obey God. And just so that you know, their disobedience was preaching the Word, that is what these nativities do.

    • JDL

      If it were Santa Claus they wouldn't care, but it's the Christ Child who frees people from ideological oppression, and they hate Him.

      • Ray

        Satan hates the truth! These are the children of Satan, what's not to understand?!!

    • TheSunDidIt

      (profanity), they should REALLY go after Santa Claus shouldn't they?

    • JoJo58

      Because unlike the Tooth Fairy, Christianity gets in the way of their lifestyle. Without morality, ANYTHING goes.

    • SallyE

      Secular society says that there is no right and wrong. Their philosophy is "if it feels good, do it". This is in conflicet with Christianity and they do not want to face it. If they can silence Christians and get rid of public symbols of Christianity then they can feel better about themselves and the way they live.

      • diverjimk

        "if it feels good, do it". Kinda sums up the Democrats' philosophy too. Doesn't it?

    • Doodlebug

      Why don't they just move somewhere where they don't have to look at and be concerned about Christmas stuff? Close your eyes as you drive by a Nativity display. Christians were here first and I think that Christians are still in the majority - don't like Christianity - LEAVE - we won't miss you one bit. Oh yes, I momentarily forgot, you and obummer are trying to overtake Christianity and give us a communist country. FORGET IT!!! MOVE ON!!

    • bob

      Because it goes against their religion of evolution. We should sue the atheists because we don't like the way they look. It offends us to see them in public so they have to stay in doors.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004623030332 Jim David

        But wait, why do you complain about evolution if you don't believe in it?

        • Karl Schomburg

          I can tell you why Jim, it's because it's the predominant religion that is taught in the public schools these days at taxpayer expense! This is a blatant government endorsement of religion.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004623030332 Jim David

          Surely you're not actually dim enough to believe that. Even I will give you more credit than that.

  • GetOutOfTheBubble

    To put these displays on private property is not a "loophole." That's what the atheists want.

    It's like people seriously don't get the problem even after all these years.

  • paco12348

    People in authority NEVER GET THE MESSAGE because they only listen to themselves.
    They were bloviating today about ways to help the schools in the US but they refuse to hear the message the people have been yelling about for the last several years. Our children are being indoctrinated in this Socialist Public School system.
    There's been a war on Christianity for years and those in control have ignored.
    OUr borders have been open and those in charge ignore.
    Our government is worthless and an enemy to the American way.

  • Chuck

    If they want to protest something fictional, they should protest the birth of Obama in HAWAII.

    • Nadine

      AMEN to that too!

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.nicoletti.54 John Nicoletti

    Good grief. Christmas has been around for such a long time, and now it is offensive.? Atheist, should know by now, that Christmas is not going away, like the 4Th of July,Easter, Columbus Day, and any other holiday that we have been celebrating for years. For Christ''s sake, get a life.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sharon.middleton.77 Sharon Middleton

    Where there is a will, there will be a way.

    • Nadine

      So why is OBUMMER still in office!

  • TiredVet

    Speaking as a true atheist...these whiners who protest against everything religious are not atheists...they are scared children who are afraid they are wrong....they have to prove to themselves that they are really atheists.
    A real atheist isn't bothered or concerned by religious displays, public or private. As long as you don't tell me I have to pray, or genuflect, etc., I couldn't care less. It should also be fairly administrated if it is public property, allowing all the same access to all citizens, which is what the First amendment means....

  • samtman

    TheUnited States supreme court ruled based on the interpretation of the second amendment that it is not the governments job to promote any bodys religion or religios displays on any local, state or federal property, Its called separation of religiion from government. ONe can display its religious icons on privat propery also based on local zoning and municipal ordinances, its got nothing to do with atheism its got everything to do with democracy and respect for all religions. There are some 40-50 religions in the US, can you imagine all of these religions displaying their Icons on every holiday on Gov. propery during the year, There would be a daily multiple display of somekind all over America, It just bcomes a competitive circus of religious icons and statues of various representations of Gods ,devils and memaids and who knows what else. It would create a big mess . We are not a single religion coutry, we are a country of many religions, and thats the way the founders wanted it to be.

  • JoJo58

    I'm wondering if Damon Vix is gay. The reason I even bring up his sexuality is because I read an article that stated that the gay community LGBT etc. is now throwing in with atheist organizations lending them their voice and money. People forget that the gay community makes up less than 2% of the population, but they are powerful because they will stop at nothing to force everyone else to accept their lifestyle. What is even more interesting is that now the state of California is weighing in on pedophilia. Pedophiles are now stating that like gays, they were "born this way" and pushing for laws that will allow them to marry and/or have relationships with children. NAMBLA (North American MAN BOY LOVE Association) is also backing this. The gays need to remove religion and morality from this country in order to make this legally acceptable and punishable to those who dare to not accept their lifestyle.

    • Barbara

      Why not lock all pedophilies in the same room and throw away the key.

      • JoJo58

        My late grandmother used to say "snip, snip, cut it off and there will be no more problems". LOL For a little old lady, she had a bit of a violent streak.

    • http://www.facebook.com/aemoreira81 Adam Moreira

      Pedophiles and gays are completely different groups, however. One involves adults and the other involves the most vulnerable in society (even more vulnerable than the elderly). Very few will ever take NAMBLA seriously, even LGBT groups.

      • JoJo58

        I wouldn't bet on it. Why is it that the former "safe school czar", Kevin Jennings who is gay and later admitted his pedophilia dating the guy who created NAMBLA? He also admits that a gay agenda in the education system is the ultimate goal. This isn't some "don't beat the crap out of someone that likes the same sex" type of class given in junior high or high school. They are starting with five year old kids, asking them about touching another boy/girl and more. It's a form of brainwashing. And yes, people ARE taking NAMBLA seriously. Those that are so easy to dismiss it as being unimportant are just following the Cloward-Piven strategy of isolate and dismiss...or worse, fools.

        http://www.theblaze.com/stories/obama%E2%80%99s-safe-school-czar-admits-gay-curriculum-is-the-ultimate-goal/

  • kpjlaw

    Atheists should just shut up and let everyone else have their own beliefs and practices. No one is trying to prevent atheists from holding their own beliefs. Atheists should just leave the rest of us alone and go back to worshipping Obozo.

    • Nadine

      AMEN to that!

    • LiberalDouche

      Can we put up an Obama display in the public square?

  • http://twitter.com/JCarlB John B.

    "(T)he foundation of our national policy will be laid in the pure and immutable principles of private morality; ...the propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself has ordained..." George Washington, First Inaugural, April 30 1789

    "Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." John Adams

    "Can the liberties of a nation be sure when we remove their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people, that these liberties are a gift from God?
    Thomas Jefferson

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004623030332 Jim David

      "Question with boldness even the existence of God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear." - Thomas Jefferson

      "What has been Christianity’s fruits? Superstition, Bigotry, and Persecution". – James Madison

      "I have found Christian dogma unintelligible. Early in life I absented myself from Christian assemblies." -Benjamin Franklin

      "The divinity of Jesus is made a convenient cover for absurdity. Nowhere in the Gospels do we find a precept for Creeds, Confessions, Oaths, Doctrines, and whole cartloads of other foolish trumpery that we find in Christianity." -John Adams

      "I have generally been denominated a Deist, the reality of which I never disputed, being conscious I am no Christian" -Ethan Allen

      "The story of Jesus Christ appearing after he was dead is the story of an apparition, such as timid imaginations can always create in vision, and in credulity believe." -Thomas Paine

      ""There is nothing which can better deserve our patronage than the promotion of science and literature. Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness." -George Washington

      And here's the big one.........................................

      "As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion..." Treaty of Tripoli, written under Washington and Adams, ratified UNANIMOUSLY by the Senate in 1797.

  • Peter Guild

    Three cheers for Christianity!

  • Star-Dust

    Just because they do not believe in God and Jesus, they want to take that rights away , so this sounds like they should not be able to set up their display stands . They should all wear a sign, that says God does not exist, and all the muslims will behead them.As a Honor Killing for their allah

    • CARLjr

      Do your own dirty work. Behead them yourself.

      Putting up your religious idolatry on government property is not a "right".

  • fb

    People of the Christian faith know that Christ only promoted only good and love when he walked upon the earth and still there was hatred towards him, enough to crucify him in the most cruel way possible. Yet still his name brings up hatred among certain people. He told us in the scriptures that would always be the case. Christmas is about CHRIST, always has and always will be. I feel Christians always need to defend His name and who He is and have our Christmas scenes to remind us of His gift to us. Peacefully yes, but never give up. There is nothing that the atheists can do to change the fact of who He is.

  • Nadine

    Jesus is the reason for the Season. Other Holidays are celebrated at that time! Why aren't they bitching about them also! These people are all plants by the Left to deminish our CHRISTIAN Values! This is a Christian founded Nation...Obummer does NOT like that! HE is a Muslim...with 54 trees in OUR White House that have NO recognition of Christ on them, yet leaves on a 3 week VaCa on OUR dime! JESUS....Help us! Athiests can go pound sand with their leader in Kenya! MERRY Christmas Everyone! Looks like it's goona be a bumpy road ahead till we get Bummer Impeached! That's my New Years resolution!

  • anniedawn

    In El Cerrito, California there was an Arab who created the most beautiful Nativity scene ever. He did this in honor of America. His home was on a hillslide. The Nativity started small but over the years he added not only the Magi and shepherds but angels, camels sheep on a huge lot next door to his house. The display was so popular the police had to direct traffic. A few years back this man passed away. The city was going to allow the display on city property but the idiots stopped it. Local citizens came to the rescue. Now people volunteer to help set the display up on private property and with donations. We also have a local church that uses live animals for the Nativity. These are very popular Christmas attractions. My question: Why do these minority idiots have to riight to deny me and a majority of Americans their right to celebrate our traditions? Since 82% of Americans claim to be Christians and we probably pay the majority of taxes why should we, or any other religion, be denied what has been a tradition for years. The "separation of church and state" only applies when the government wants to control. If the "separation"
    was applied honestly, then yes it should be enforced but it is only at the pleasure of the pagans in Washington that it is applied as THEY see fit. Unequal justice under the law?

    • http://www.facebook.com/brian.westley Brian Westley

      "My question: Why do these minority idiots have to riight to deny me and a majority of Americans their right to celebrate our traditions?"

      They aren't denying you any right; you'll notice nativity scenes on private property are just fine.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Frida-Prodan/1422795335 Frida Prodan

    Vix the miserable loser now has to find another way to vent out his frustration that God prevails over everything.

  • SallyE

    Just because you are a Christian doesn't mean you can't have a backbone. Time to stand up to the bullies.

  • JennieWalsh

    The super-power of the movie industry is being used for GOOD. There is a new movie out on DVD, called "The Last Ounce of Courage" about a Christian man's battle to save public Christmas trees and nativity scenes. The trailer looked like it would be an exciting and uplifting movie. I love Jesus and Jesus loves all. " I AM" Victory by, through and in the Power of the Ascended Jesus Christ.

  • Non JEW

    This is just another example of Christian bashing. It truly goes along with the Lib/ Dem party believe in white bashing , Male bashing , hereto sexual bashing, etc etc etc.
    All our values are gradually being washed down the drain. And by who?
    which groups ?
    All in the name of PC !

    Today's translation of PC is if you are a white , Christian , a capitalist, you are inferior and you should be in jail.

    The left can say anything to you call you any word, yet we can never open our mouth.

  • Bob Youngblood

    At the countries inception, the word religion refered to Christianity. Less than 2 % of the population was non Christian. Both John Adams & John Hancock were both credited with this statement, "No soverign but God & no King but jesus". Every step up the Washington monument has KJ scripture etched in granite. The cap stone, of the Washington monument, facing the eastern sky, reads "Laus Deo": which means praise be to God. These inscriptions are in more places than you can possibly visit in a week. I guess our reading & comprehension skills are also in the tolit!

    The largest Christian church in the world at the time was in the US House of representatives, with over 3000 members, encouraged by Tom Jeferson, the church was in its infancy when he wrote the infamous letter to the Danbury Baptist on seperation of church & state. With song books purchased with tax payer money & MUSIC provided by the USMC band! This alone shows how willing ignorant our opposition is!

  • Beepster

    Hmmm, sounds like Vix got Vaxed!!!! I have to laugh when I think about athiests/agnostics who don't believe in God using God's name in vain, or Jesus' name. For nonbelievers they surely do have a funny way of showing it to others. I have found that if there is something I don't like, I stay away from it. If I can't eat certain foods, I don't, as I don't need to eat whatever just to prove it makes me sick. I don't like my head in a toilet bowel. AND, that's exactly what they are doing, sticking their heads in a stinky toilet bowel.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-Mead/100003763986165 Robert Mead

    Amazing that people can believe in Halloween and have displays, there are the 10 Commandments at the Supreme Court, top of Washington Monument is the latin phrase "God Almighty" (I beleive the phrase is right), however 6 year old boys can't write poems and name God. Has the second ammendment been changed to FREEDOM OF ATHEISM. If you don't believe in it why would it be so offensive. Is the tooth faith, tinker bell, superman, green hornet to name a few. Why and How could something that you believe doesn't exist be so offensive. I don't believe in evolution, but people can practice this STUPID faith of evolution. So be it.

    • CARLjr

      Only 4 of the commandments are represented at the supreme court.
      After all, most of the commandments are not illegal in the United States.
      For example - the Nativity Scene would be illegal under the 2nd commandment, but perfectly legal here in the USA.

  • Anne Caston

    There are more Christians than atheists so therefore they should look away if the are offended by a creche or cross. Its too bad that most of us have to give in to a few who have no values or direction. I won't and will celebrate the season of the birth of the most honest loving forgiving Man who ever came here and He forgives those hateful people but they are too stupid to realize it.

  • Non JEW

    In my home county in NY a certain, very high end hotel, had a large , beautiful Christmas Tree in the lobby, last year.

    Everything was fine until a large group of a certain religion, the "chosen people" booked 3/4 of the rooms in the hotel for Christmas week. When the leader of this cult, arrived and gazed upon the Christmas Tree , he was stood motionless, was much "offended" and DEMANDED that it be taken down. (This is a TRUE story by the way.)
    (Now, what did this group EXPECT to find in a hotel lobby on Christmas tree is beyond me.)

    The schmuck of a "manager" that day, by the way, another "Chosen Person" finally appeased and convinced the leader that he would drape the Christmas Tree in BLACK cloth while they were guests. Completely cover it up in black. A black shroud in an outline of a tree.

    This cretin did that just that. He covered it up, entirely !

    When the NON JEW guests arrived and asked WTF is going on?

    He admitted it.

    This made coverage in a tiny paper for a day , posted on the papers website for 24 hours and when was then removed.

    However, shoe o the other foot ....
    CAN YOU IMAGINE Christian guests walking into a hotel and asking to remove the menorah candle from the hotel?

    and - it was done ?

    Can you imagine the coverage , the outrage ?
    OYE VEY !!!!!
    Such antisemitism !!
    it would be front page news for the 12 days of Christmas , that's for sure.

    In my actual town , we had a person actually write a letter to the town paper editorials complaining about too many Christmas lights on several houses and wondered if the "police should get involved"
    Like the night of the broken glass, perhaps? (look it up)

    How about the movies ? --

    "Opening on Christmas Day !!! "
    Not Dec 23 rd or 26th

    no, No , NO !!!
    Christmas Day !!
    I wonder why?

    Which Christians go to the movies on XMAS day, you ask ?

    Not a one, is my guess.

    Well, why can't these movies open on Yom Kipor or Ramadan ?

    Oh no ---See, that would be offensive.

    See, "Never Again" , ONLY applies when the offense or perceived offense relates to their cult or problem.

    It seems "never again" is a one way street , full of hypocrisy, deceit and jealousy.
    All a product of PC and manipulation.
    We can fight their wars, have heathen animals bomb us for protecting them but we are not allowed one day a year that doesn't include them?
    Isn't that the problem ?

    ,

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004623030332 Jim David

      This is a true story...about a certain hotel. Sort of sounds more like one of those email chain messages that go around (one of my favorites was a letter in my local newspaper - a supposedly true story about a Born Again woman who was giving life-changing talks around the country, but her name had to be left out for the sake of her privacy!)

      So, anyway what paper was that in? Got a link?

      • Non JEW

        uhh YEAH actually ---

        Tarrytown, NY Hilton
        Search Christmas Tree shrouded in black on internet.
        It couldn't POSSIBLY be true , riiiiightttt ?

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004623030332 Jim David

          Never said that, only said it sounded contrived and asked for a reference. Thanks.

    • SallyE

      Actually I do know "Christians" who go to the movies on Christmas day. It's just what they do. It is not really a religious holiday for them so they open presents, have a big dinner , and go to the movies. A lot of Buddhists, Hindus and Muslims probably go as well. It isn't just the Jewish people that you seem to have such a big problem with. A friend of my husband, who practices no faith, told my husband he loves to go play golf on Christmas. There are only a few people on the course and they are all Koreans!

      • Non JEW

        Ok, there are 12 Christians that go to the movies on Christmas day but is that WHY the movies MUST open on XMAS and not Yom Kippor ?
        If you don't find that insulting than you are a "chosen person" or an idiot

    • samtman

      I wonder what Jesus would think of Germanic pagan trees used to celebrate his birthday, I bet he would have reacted the same way as that jewish cult reacted to these decorated pagan icons.

  • http://www.facebook.com/gary.rose.129 Gary Rose

    CAN WE HANG ALL THESE JERKY PEOPLE QUITE LOOSE AROUND THE COLLAR> JUST A RED BLOODED AMERICAN LOVEING PERSON>>>>>THANK>>>>>>

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Whittington/100001496682673 John Whittington

    If they don't like Freedom of Religion why can they not just LEAVE this country which is in favor of The Freedom of Religion! (for you people who don't know what amendment that is, it's the very 1st one!)

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004623030332 Jim David

      The Supreme Court has ruled on the 1st Amendment over and over again, and their rulings do not support your opinion of what freedom of religion means.

      Like "Separation of Church and State," the phrase "Freedom of Religion" does not occur in our constitution.

  • hw

    The Constitution protects us from declaring any ONE religion our national or state religion, it does NOT ban religion in schools , government or public places. Americans have allowed atheists and Muslims and pagans to defame our culture and religious beliefs and its about time we put a stop to all this nonsense once and for all. Dec 25 is Christmas in America , if you dont like it dont celebrate, it but dont insult those 93 % of us who like Christmas just the way it is. Lets get rid of those politicians who tramp on our beliefs like the Governor of Rhode Island for example.

  • Elkham

    This is being done to keep Christ in Christmas. However, you do have to give them credit for fighting back against the atheists.

  • regulus30

    there is a special job for them in their next life;; it involves some shoveling of coal;; you know what , maybe that is why obama hates the coal business so much..........

  • amigo

    God says The Atheist is a Fool.

    The Wisdom in God's Word states that it is Folly for a person who Answers a Matter
    Before he has heard ALL Facts of the Matter. (Proverbs 18:13) In short, God says he is a Fool. Any wise Lawyer would Not risk his reputation in court (as a Fool) by Not investig- ating All of the Facts in a Legal Matter. He would want to be prepared for uncertain rulings that would depend on the court's acceptance or rejection of evidence presented.

    The Bible teaches that the man who Cannot Reason is a Fool; the man who Refuses to Reason is a Bigot; the man who is Afraid to Reason is a Slave. The Fool wishes he could
    Reason, but cannot, he has No Moral Compass; the Bigot is able to Reason, but Refuses
    to Accept Correction, he is Prideful, (don't confuse me with facts, my mind is made up); the Slave is able to Reason, but he is Fearful of what people will say about him, (don't make waves, let's go along to get along, Strive for Majority's acceptance). But the Willing Man has every good opportunity available by his Ability and Willingness to Reason.

    The God of the Bible is a God of Reason.
    God's Word says, "Come now, let us Reason together, says the Lord, though your sins be as Scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be Red like crimson, they shall be as wool. If you are (key words) Willing and Obedient, you shall eat the good of the land. But if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured with the sword; for the mouth of the Lord has spoken it." (Isaiah 1:18-20)

    God speaks to the Fools when He says “My people are destroyed for lack of know- ledge." (Hosea 4:6) "The Fool has said in his heart, ‘There is No God." (Psa 14:1;53:1) “For the preaching of the Cross is to them that perish Foolishness; But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumbling block, and unto the Greeks Foolishness."(1Corinthians 1:18, 23) The Psychiatry profession claims that man is a two-part being; he has an Intellect and a Body, and that the goodness of man lays within his inner most being. God's Word says this is Not correct; there is No goodness in man in his fallen state. (Romans 3:10, 23); “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, Not one. For ALL have sinned and come short of the Glory of God.”

    In Genesis.1:26,27, God says, "Let us make man in OUR image, in OUR likeness," that is a Three-Part being in the likeness of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy
    Spirit. The spirit of man is the most important part of his triune creation. The spirit of man was created in the express image of God and is indestructible and will live forever in eternity. God created Adam and Eve in His Glory and they were spiritually joined to God and they were exceedingly blessed with His Grace in all things. But when Adam and Eve rebelled against God's instructions, their spiritual connection was severed and their fellowship with God was destroyed. Because of Adam's fall, man received as a consequence for his disobedience, a sin nature. This sin nature, referred to as "Original Sin," is an inborn propensity to commit evil. God is an All-Consuming Fire and He knows that sinful man cannot stand in His presence without being destroyed. So God sent Jesus the Savior of mankind so that sinful man could be forgiven and reconciled to God, whereby enabling man to stand before a Holy God in Right standing with Him and without being
    destroyed by His All-Consuming Fire.

    In the course of 4,000 years, God sent His Son Jesus, to save fallen man by becoming a
    propitiation and sacrifice for man's sin, and thereby reconciling man back to God. God is loving, merciful, forgiving, and just. The greatest Promise in the Bible is John 3:16,17; "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent Not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved." The greatest tragedy is John 3:18; "But he that believeth Not is condemned already, (the Atheist, Agnostic) because he has not believed in the name of the Only Begotten Son of God." God in His love, mercy, forgiveness, and grace, satisfied his Justice and displeasure for man's sin by providing a way for man to be reconciled to God, by placing the entire sins of the world, past, present, and future, upon Jesus, the Lamb of God Who is without sin and Who takes away the sin of the world. God takes No pleasure in the death of the wicked. Ezekiel 33:11 says, “As I live says the Lord God, I have No pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and LIVE: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?”

    The problem with man’s sin nature is quite simple. Man cannot save himself from his destructive sin nature, therefore God provided a Savior to deliver him from his evil ways. The Bible way to heaven is achieved by a simple Confession and an act of faith found in Romans 10: 9-13; that says, ”If you Confess with your Mouth the Lord Jesus and Believe in your Heart that God raised Him from the dead, you Will be Saved. For with the Heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the Mouth confession is made unto Salvation. For the scripture says “Whoever Believes on Him will Not be put to shame.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. For whoever calls upon the Lord Jesus Shall be Saved.” When a believer Confesses
    this prayer, he is making a proclamation of Identification. He is vicariously in agreement and personally Identifies with the death, burial, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus who took his sins to the cross and was raised from the dead in hell for the forgiveness of all his sins, enabling him to spend eternity with the Father in Heaven.

    The Atheist and Agnostic says God does not exist, yet They Have Not Searched for Him. The man who does Not Search for God will generally Never find Him, but the man who steadfastly searches for God Will always find Him. God invites men to Search for Him, and He promises to reveal Himself to all who seek to know Him. Jeremiah 33:3 says, “Call unto
    me, and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things which you do not know. Jeremiah 29: 11-14 says, ”For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and Not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will Seek Me and Find Me, when you Search for Me with all your heart. I will be found by you, says the Lord, and I will bring you back from your captivity;”

    The Atheist and Agnostic is without excuse. God has given sinful man a plan of redemption and eternal salvation. God has given us His son Jesus; He has given us His Holy Word, the Bible; He has given us His Holy Spirit. All man has to do is Choose the path he wants to take for his eternal destiny. God does not Send sinful man to hell and
    damnation. God has given man a Free Will to Choose his eternal destiny. Sinful man
    Sends Himself to hell and damnation by default, because he has Not Believed on the Name of Jesus, the Only Begotten Son of God. Man has to make this Choice while he is Yet Alive, for he Cannot Choose after he experiences the First physical death.
    The Great White Throne Judgment.
    Revelation 20:13-15 says, “Then I saw a Great White Throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and Books were opened. And another Book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books. The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works. Then Death and Hades were cast into the Lake of Fire. This is the Second Death. And anyone Not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the Lake of Fire. The Second Death is Not Cessation of Physical Life, but it is the Eternal Separation of Life from Jesus, the eternal source of life. God’s Word is His Will, and God’s Will is His Word. The Consciousness that we have in this mortal life is Immortal and Will Live for eternity; to be Vividly Aware of eternal glory with God or Vividly aware of eternal hell and damnation.

    Only a FOOL would choose Eternal Hell over the simple choice of Eternal Glory with God. John 14:6 says, Jesus said to him, “ I am The (only) Way, The (only) Truth, and The (only) Life. No one comes to the Father Except through Me.” The Word of God is Divine Truth; inspired by His Holy Spirit; it is self-evident truth, and it is beyond debate. The Bible
    was written and canonized over a period of approximately 1700 years by 40 different authors, Who were All inspired by the Holy Spirit of God. The Bible is all about Jesus and He is the main character in every book and all of the books are in harmony with Jesus as the central theme of man’s salvation. There is not one book that contradicts any of the other books.
    Jesus is the Word of God. In the King James Bible there are 66 books, 1189 chapters, 31,102 verses, 773,746 words,and 3,566,480 letters. Now imagine taking all these books, chapters, verses, words, and letters, and wrapping them all over every square inch of Jesus’ body and then covering Him with flesh. The apostle John constantly refers to Jesus
    as the Word of God in his Gospel and in his book of Revelation. (John 1:1,14; Revelation 19:13,16) “And He [Jesus] was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and His Name is called the Word of God. And He [Jesus] has on His vesture and on His thigh a name written, King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Jesus is the Word of God Who became flesh and dwelt among us, (John 1:14) and believers are the flesh who become the Word as we study and meditate on the Holy Scriptures. “And you shall know the Truth and the Truth shall make you Free.” (John 8:32)

    Dr. Lewis S. Chafer, Dallas Theological Seminary founder, sums up the Bible in 5 topical words in his Christian Theology. Christ is the Central Theme of Scripture, and as bearing on His Person, the Old Testament is:
    1.) classified as the Preparation for the Coming Christ;
    2.) the Four Gospels as the Manifestation of Christ;
    3.) the Book of Acts as the Propagation of Christ's Spirit (His Church);
    4.) Epistles are Explanation of the Preparation, Manifestation, & Propagation of Christ;
    5.) the Book of Revelation as the Consummation of Christ and His Church.
    The Glorious Consummation of Creator God with His Redeemed Creation; the Church, the Bride of Christ shall Become One With Him and Eternally Joined With the Father.

    Logic dictates if the premise is true, the conclusion is true also. The Word of God has a truthful premise and ends with a true conclusion. Atheists, your name will be found in the Book of Life IF you invite Jesus into your heart and confess with your mouth and believe in your heart that Jesus is your Lord and Savior of your life. God declares in His Word, the Bible way to heaven is to choose Jesus as your savior. God’s Word is His Will; His Will is His Word. Confession of Jesus as your Lord & Savior, brings Possession of Eternal Life.

    “That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that
    God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto
    righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame. For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:9-13 NKJV)
    Atheists, may God grant you the wisdom to choose between Heaven and hell; Non-Smoking or Smoking. Amen! PTL!

    The Bible is all about Jesus. Martin Luther called John 3:16 "The Heart of the Bible, the Gospel in Miniature." It’s so simple a Child can Understand IT; Yet IT Condenses the Deep and Marvelous Truths of Redemption into these few Powerful Words of Absolute Assurance: The following verse, John 3;16 from the King James Bible, is the greatest promise to man for Eternal Life from God, the Creator of All mankind.
    "God" ~ The Greatest Lover.
    "So Loved" ~ The Greatest Degree.
    "The World" ~ The Greatest Number.
    "That He Gave" ~ The Greatest Act.
    "His Only Begotten Son" ~ The Greatest Gift.
    "That Whosoever" ~ The Greatest Invitation.
    "Believeth" ~ The Greatest Simplicity.
    "In Him" ~ The Greatest Person.
    "Should Not Perish" ~ The Greatest Deliverance.
    "But" ~ The Greatest Difference.
    "Have" ~ The Greatest Certainty.
    "Everlasting Life ~ The Greatest Possession

    • CARLjr

      Once again the post that appears in every thread that mentions Atheism. Can you pick something shorter to re-post every week? Or better yet - have a creative thought of your own to share instead of just a copy-paste opinion.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ruthie.l.terry Ruthie Langston Terry

    Finally some good news. I'm offended to see the Muslims bow on New York streets and stop traffic but I just suck it up and let it go. Others should be so willing to coexist in this multicultural land of ours. Thank God the Christians have stood up and continue to display their beliefs by having the Nativity scene.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004623030332 Jim David

    This is so simple.Would it be okay with any of you if there were a Hindu display on the courthouse lawn? Would it be okay if the city allowed atheists to erect a billboard denouncing God in a public park?"

    No? That's why it's also not okay to erect a Christian display. It's not that complicated.

    And democracy does not translate to "majority rules," what it means is that everyone, whether they are in the majority or not, shares the same rights and freedoms. So whether or not the majority of Americans are Christian is irrelevant. Think about this: the opinions of almost everyone here are minority opinions - does that mean you should have fewer rights? Of course not. The rights that protect everyone protect you too.

    • becky

      Great theorizing except you forgot we ARE a Christian nation FOUNDED ON CHRISTIAN values and principals. Why do so many people forget this? Let the atheists go find their own country and have their OWN holidays. I am so sick of this stupidity and CONTROL of others, I'm ready for people to register - if you aren't a Christian and don't celebrate, then get your butt to work on the religious holidays and let the Christians stay home and celebrate.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004623030332 Jim David

        "As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion..." Treaty of Tripoli, written under Washington and Adams, ratified UNANIMOUSLY by the Senate in 1797.

        Let me repeat, NOT IN ANY SENSE.

        So, if you disagree you're going to have to argue that George Washington, John Adams, and a Senate composed of our founding fathers didn't understand what our country was founded upon.

        Anyway, you asked why so many people forget, this is one of the reasons I keep forgetting.

        • becky

          Don't know what to tell you Jim. I said we were founded on Christian values and principals. How much of our history do you know, that wasn't taught in our indoctrination schools of the last 50 years? This country started with Europeans coming over from the EARLY 1600's on. They came to get away FROM the Church of England and its controlling everything. Therefore, after a rocky start with socialism, where everyone was to put together their food and share and over HALF the people starved to death because they wouldn't support the leeches - in the first year - things got back to normal. They were given their own plots of land and told to do what they wanted - it was theirs. From that moment on, this dream/country grew.

          Later when the the British started coming over and trying to get back the colonies, and wouldn't stop taxing their crops and goods for themselves, the Revolution was fought. WE won. And it prompted the Constitutional Bill of Rights edict later that congress could make no LAW "RESPECTING AN ESTABLISHMENT OF RELIGION". The founders did not want another Church of England. But this whole country was begun so that a FREE people could practice their CHRISTIAN religion as they wanted without the British telling them how to practice it and how much to pay to support the English upper class. If you read up on it, Princeton, Harvard, AND others of our great education institutions were formed in the 1600's to TEACH PEOPLE HOW TO BE PASTORS of that CHRISTIAN religion. So argue all you want. YOU would be wrong.

          In the meantime, don't bother quoting a bunch of probably-progressive studies stating that SMARTER people are less religious. I am VERY smart myself - almost off the charts smart so I don't want to hear your crap. If there is ANY LOGIC to your "studies", it would have to be stated what age group they ALL entailed. In our country - where we STILL have some freedom - younger people tend to go out on their own and discover what they believe. As people grow older - and wiser - this atheism tends to lessen. But you probably didn't know that EITHER.

          Don't bother responding. If you read history - REAL history - you'll learn all this yourself and you won't need to respond.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004623030332 Jim David

          Apparently not "off the charts" smart enough to understand the difference between one person being intelligent and a statistically significant correlation in a sample of hundreds of people (or to notice the reference to children and adolescents in the quote).

  • Markus Reborn

    Just once, I'd like to to these clueless atheists try something like this in a Muslim community. Not likely to happen though, since the "religion of peace" would not tolerate it, and not tolerate it with a lot more physical violence than Christians would.

  • charles

    Gee those atheists really go after a God they don't believe exists,

  • daves

    Why would a Christian care about a nativity scene on government land? I can love and honor Christ just fine without a tree or a manger.

    • becky

      Maybe because we ARE a Christian nation - founded on CHRISTIAN values - and as such we Americans who ARE Christians want our Christmas. Let the others go find another country to live in and they can have things their way! Then in 200 plus years we'll see which population has the better life. Guarantee it won't be these little pusillanimous morons.

      • daves

        Funny how a Christian nation never mentions God or Christ in their constitution but that same document protects everyone's right to worship their specific God.

        We will never be free when government endorses one religion over another.

        • becky

          This is VERY VERY interesting. I notice that my lengthy response to Jim David above explaining the religious founding of our nation - all TAKEN from REAL HISTORY - has been wiped by this site. I am done with a site that will NOT let the FACTS from HISTORY be told. Dave S above if you bother reading our HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS you will see that God is mentioned IN THE FIRST PARAGRAPH of the Declaration of Independence. You would ALSO notice that one of the very FIRST ACTS of the FIRST CONGRESS was to put together the words of the swearing in ceremonies INCLUDING " SO HELP ME GOD". Only to the truly stupid and ignorant would there be "no mention of God". Good bye.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004623030332 Jim David

          This is cute. Becky who earlier crowed "I am VERY smart myself - almost off the charts smart" does not realize that comments move up or down in position, and that her comment remains just below.

          Even better, she's not only confounded, but it is interpreted as some conspiracy where those in power are censoring her truth. Awesome.

        • Pastafarian

          To be fair to becky, comments sometimes glitch. I have seen comments disappear, only to return a few minutes later. I have seen comments I know were posted hours ago show up as "New". I have also seen comments show up attributed to the wrong person, only to go back to the original poster 20 minutes later. Disquss is not perfect.

          That being said, becky is a closed minded narcissist who wants to kill enemies of the right.

          I also had a lengthy post regarding the historical facts of our founders history with the Church of England and how they wanted to stay as far away from that as they could. Many of the founders believed in God, but no one was willing to give the church any power or influence over citizens. No one was willing to have our new government - a more perfect union - to be entwined with any particular denomination. This is why our VERY FIRST (and most important) right as American citizens is the freedom to not have the government tell us how or what to worship. Freedom, baby!

        • becky

          You and David really are complete morons aren't you? Of course I realize that and have known that for a very long time. Maybe it shows ON YOUR COMPUTER which is still some form of hiding it from mine. I paged through PAGES of OLD comments and still did not find it. You two can go play with yourselves. It's winter now when I have a lot of REAL work to do. Bye bye...

        • becky

          Oh I also forgot to CLARIFY AGAIN for you that my comment WAS A RESPONSE to Jim. That means - in a normal world - it should have followed the comment of Jim's I replied to.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004623030332 Jim David

          Nope, I'm sure it was a conspiracy to try to keep the real facts from history being told. There were definitely lib'ruhls behind it...

        • fliteking

          Merry Christmas to All

          Or as daves would say, - - - happy generic celebration day.

  • The Truth

    Yes!! I will definately go to see the Nativities!

  • Rudi

    If you are a Christian and a believer in our Lord and Savior (not barack), then it is time to start standing up to these atheist who believe theirs is the only opinion. Frankly I don't care what they think. They have to live with that decision. I know I am going to support my personal SAVIOR Jesus Christ this year and I just hope they can come to Jesus before it's too late.

    Putting up the Nativity Scene tomorrow!

  • ARMYOF69

    I do recommend that in the true Christian spirit we should recommend that atheists be allowed to have their own creche , with an empty barn, no one standing near an empty crib, and president ZERO standing outside pointing at a dead star.
    I COULD GO FOR THAT.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004623030332 Jim David

      Fine, but you envision it poorly. It might consist of a barn with a regular sweet little baby, and a snake oil salesman standing by the crib collecting money and political power from a crowd of credulous believers.

      Personally I would be fine with that compromise if you would...

    • Pastafarian

      I like a simple, elegant, depiction of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. With his arms outstretched as if to embrace you in his noodly goodness.

      I appreciate the classics.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004623030332 Jim David

        R'amen, brother.

  • samtman

    I wonder what Jesus would say about all those decorated pagan trees dedicated to him,

  • http://www.survivingurbancrisis.com/ Silas Longshot

    Seems the atheists conveniently distort the "separation of Church and State" which is NOWHERE in the Constitution and completely omit the part which 'guarantees the free exercise thereof'.

    • becky

      That's because the atheists everywhere in this country area bunch of stupid, ignorant, imbecilic, and illiterate morons! Does that about cover it?

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004623030332 Jim David

        It seems there is some strong evidence that the more intelligent a person is the less he/she believes in the existence of God. In a study done by the psychology department at the University of Edinburgh last year,.. findings showed that intelligence was significantly and negatively associated with measures of religion, especially fundamentalism.

        In another study done three years ago... also found lower percentages of those who are extremely intelligent holding religious beliefs compared with the general population, a decline of religious belief with age among children and adolescents as their cognitive abilities increase, and the decline of religious belief during the course of the twentieth century as the intelligence of populations has increased.

        The authors mention 38 other studies that found a negative correlation between intelligence and religious belief; and a study in the Netherlands that reported agnostics scored 4 IQ points higher than believers. In another study it was demonstrated that those who responded to “not religious at all” had the highest IQ.

        In the 1990s, a study of members of the American National Academy of Sciences reported that seven percent believed in the existence of God, as compared with approximately ninety percent found in the general population. In Britain, it was found that 3.3 percent of Fellow of the Royal Society believed in the existence of God, while 78.8 percent did not believe. (factnet.org)

        THAT about covers it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/barbjeanpatton Barb Patton

    It is to be hoped that when the little sh@t dies and meets his maker he will be kicked down to hell with the words - "I know you not"

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004623030332 Jim David

      How lovely that you hope that. Jesus' love just shines right out of the hearts of his followers, doesn't it?

  • http://www.facebook.com/kathy.f.skaggs Kathy Fugitt Price Skaggs

    Having a nativity scenes in a city park is not congress making a law that establishes a religion. It never has and never will. They use this to try to shut the christians up. It is like everything else. People are just plain stupid and I get so sick and tired of their rants. God should be coming back soon and I can't wait. It would be so nice not to have to put up with all the God haters.

  • quipster

    atheists are nothing more than infanticide baby killers !!!!!!

  • Geeorgia Girl

    What happened to the Freedom of Speech part of the First Amendment? A Nativity sceen is just religious Free Speech. IF you don't like it, don't look at it! If Atheists are allowed the same Freedom of Speech, why do they try to stop others from expressing their Constitutional Rights?

  • Victoria

    We as Christians need to raise our voices all across America and let our voices be louder than those that are trying to persecute us. If we become united and stand firm in our faith and convictions, then the truth will be heard. I am glad that these wonderful servants of Christ stood firm and didn't back down. We are persecuted as Christians because we try to be "Christ-like", and wasn't Our Lord persecuted? Praise be to Jesus. Oh yeah, and I refuse to be "politically correct", MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004623030332 Jim David

      It's the "try to be Christ-like" part that I would find more convincing, but I don't see a lot of that - especially not here.

  • Jack Parker

    I'm an Athiest! But, nativity scenes don't bother me any more than Santa, or his elves or flying sleigh bother me. Fiction is fiction, and as long as you recognize it, it can't harm you.

  • John Tashjian

    Oh, the "poor", little atheist. Crybaby Vix got a bloodied-up nose when Chriistians in Santa Monica found a loophole in his favorite law(s), so he ran away and had his mommy patch him all up. Mr. Vix, if you don't like it when Christians play by the rules, then STOP TRYING TO CHANGE THEM (AND THE LAWS) TO SUIT YOUR OWN BIGOTED (sic) ENDS.

  • Dick Jones

    Stay the course and continue the fight!

  • Dennis

    Thank you Christians of Santa Monica for standing up!

  • Ray

    Demon Vex....what a name.

  • SandraJ

    So, once again when one door was closed, God opened another. God bless them all.