Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF)

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Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF)

The Freedom From Religion Foundation, based in Madison, Wis., is a national association of freethinkers (atheists, agnostics) that has been working since 1978 to keep church and state separate.

Website: http://ffrf.org
Location: Madison
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Comment by sk8eycat on December 8, 2011 at 7:04pm

It's Wisconsin; Gov. Walker is now fighting a recall petition drive, and thinks he can make points with the fundies by renaming the State Holiday Tree a Christmas Tree.  Like most Dominionists, he hasn't a clue that the indoor greenery is a world wide (Northern Hemisphere, anyway) pagan tradition that goes back thousands of years before Saul invented Christianity. 

At least the Jehovah's Witlesses understand that.

Comment by Mriana on December 8, 2011 at 6:39pm

 Since when did Xains make a tree a god to be worshipped?  They've really gone mad.  That's what it looks like at least.

Comment by Paula T. on December 8, 2011 at 6:06pm

And since when is a Christmas tree something to be prayed over?!?!?!  I've put religious-themed ornaments on my tree, but never prayed to any of them!  

Those poor kids.....I hope the people in the background are watching in disbelief!  

Comment by Paula T. on December 8, 2011 at 6:02pm

I will piggyback on your comment, Steph, and tell you that you are right about religious people acting religious for show, because I am guilty of doing that!  While still a believer and weekly church attendee or at a function at my sons' school, I always felt like I had to "look" like I was deep in prayer, so sincere in my actions and trying to impress others.  Religion can really do a number on your self confidence and self esteem that you feel you have to prove you're a perfect example of piety, obedience, and abstinence.  In reality, it's all in one's own mind that those impressions matter.  Every other religious person is too worried about how they look to others, that they don't really see how others look and behave.

Comment by Steph S. on December 8, 2011 at 5:30pm

sk8eycat -- thanks so much for the article link.

 

It was truly disgusting display. They like to pray in public to show others how "good" they are. All for show!

Comment by Lisa Cox on December 8, 2011 at 1:19pm
Christians are the ones doing the persecuting. They harrass everyone who is not like them or who doesn't adhere to their nonsensical beliefs.
Comment by sk8eycat on December 8, 2011 at 1:02pm

Feeling persecuted is very important to most xians. It validates their fantasies, and makes them feel important.

Comment by Troy Gorsline on December 8, 2011 at 12:39pm

The saddest/most depressing aspect of the post is if, when asked, Christians believe they are the population that is persecuted. Can you imagine the backlash if Atheists had, and used, such a public platform? Ok, Ok... it would be completely cool, but the religious would flip out!!! And yes, that would be half the fun - I have to confess (HA - confess)

Comment by sk8eycat on December 8, 2011 at 12:20pm

More disgusting displays of Pious Posturing in Public :

http://ffrf.org/news/blog/wisconsin-christmas-tree-prayer/

I guess praying in church isn't good enough anymore.

Comment by Steph S. on December 3, 2011 at 4:25pm

http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/hangwithfriends/forum/topics/who-...

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