Atheists unveil monument by Ten Commandments
STARKE, Fla. – A group of atheists unveiled a monument to their nonbelief in God on Saturday to sit alongside a granite slab that lists the Ten Commandments in front of the Bradford County courthouse.How is erecting a monument not a religious act?
As a small group of protesters blasted Christian country music and waved ‘‘Honk for Jesus’’ signs, the atheists celebrated what they believe is the first atheist monument allowed on government property in the United States.
‘‘When you look at this monument, the first thing you will notice is that it has a function. Atheists are about the real and the physical, so we selected to place this monument in the form of a bench,’’ said David Silverman, president of American Atheists.
It also serves another function — a counter to the religious monument that the New Jersey-based group wanted removed. It’s a case of if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.~snip~
My understanding is the purpose of erecting a monument is to symbolize a reverence for a place or an ideal.
Will atheists conduct pilgrimages to the site to stand in silent ambivalence to the idea of a creator?
The idea of erecting a monument to nothing to counteract a monument to faith seems to me to be so empty as to be meaningless.
Which is kind of stupid when you think about it.
It ain't a competition guys, either you believe or you don't, all you're doing now is making asses out of yourselves.