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Old 6th August 2011, 11:58 AM
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Default Fox viewers response to American Atheists' suit against WTC cross monument

I find these posts rather worrying, for a number of reasons:
http://i.imgur.com/1LXA1.jpg

The intolerance displayed is staggering, but also things like "I love Jesus and the cross, and if you don't I hope someone rapes you." - who would say/mean such a thing, honestly.
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Old 6th August 2011, 02:39 PM
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Default Re: Fox viewers response to American Atheists' suit against WTC cross monument

I was particularly interested in the one that read
"few groups are filled with more hatred than atheists."

It's just sad.
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Old 6th August 2011, 04:24 PM
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These comments remind me of letters sent to Madalyn Murray O'Hair who ran an atheist radio program in America back in the sixties. She published transcripts of her radio programs in book format and one of the shows was titled "Letters from Listeners". I am sure you would not be surprised that the letters from christians were filled with hatred.
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Old 6th August 2011, 04:30 PM
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Looking at anything regarding religion on Fox can be pretty terrifying, just google the youtube videos of Fox's Bill O'Reilly, specifically the ones where he interviews Dawkins and you'll see that Fox has a very specific view on religion and they don't mind letting everyone know!
The fact that they can even get away with having a supposed "news" network with "journalists" so blatantly pushing an agenda is mind-blowing and a real danger with the way that the media is being concentrated over here is that we may find this country slowly start to slide down that slope.
Clearly Fox doesn't moderate those comments as they depict exactly the type of reaction/person that the network caters to, and they angle their stories to get the results. The fact that Murdoch owns fox, plus a majority of Aussie media doesn't bode well.
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Default Re: Fox viewers response to American Atheists' suit against WTC cross monument

More examples of how religion can make people say wicked things.
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Old 6th August 2011, 06:46 PM
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More examples of how religion can make people say wicked things.
Also, perhaps, of how religion is used to rationalise the wicked things that people wanted to do / say all along...

Just like a lot of other faulty rationalisations, I s'pose... :-/
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I was particularly interested in the one that read
"few groups are filled with more hatred than atheists."

It's just sad.
For people who do not go to the page, the quote to which ifonlea refers ought to be presented in full.
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Originally Posted by sad hater who pretends not to say fuck. Mis-spelling preserved.
these people are f'ing scum of the earth. can we start killing them now? few groups are filled with more hatred than athiests.
I can point to at least one of the few.
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Old 6th August 2011, 09:49 PM
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Holy crap! Most atheists wouldn't say the things these folk are saying.
Where's all the 'christian' love and forgiveness?
True colours I say.
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Default Re: Fox viewers response to American Atheists' suit against WTC cross monument

Its a shame the action against the cross is a bit over the top itself. There is a discussion about that at new Pharyngula. Unfortunately new Pharyngula is a bit buggered right now so I can't provide a link.
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Default Re: Fox viewers response to American Atheists' suit against WTC cross monument

I was actually a bit scared reading that shit. You tend to forget there are some seriously violent anti-atheist fuckwits out there. Plus, the ones who have these "wholesome", normal-looking profile photos who say shit like "kill them" or "I hope somebody rapes you"....it's just all a bit surreal.

Still, it won't stop me keeping the atheist sticker on my car or being outspoken. Am I naive to think this ultra-violent crap doesn't manifest as much here?
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