I want YOUR THOUGHTS on the Florida Jesus plates controversy

I’m know you have all heard that Florida Legislature is considering allow people to buy (from the state) Christian themed license plates. There are two new novelty plates being purposed, one depicting Jesus being crucified and another depicting a cross in front of a stained-glass window. I'm not sure where I stand on this, I'm curious to know what do other atheists think? More.

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Comment by Randy Keating on May 1, 2009 at 10:28am
Thanks everyone, I've posted your comments on the actual blog post. It can be found here

http://thenewatheist.blogspot.com/2009/04/are-religious-license-pla...
Comment by Richard Goscicki on May 1, 2009 at 9:25am
The Incans called Him "the little man on a stick". They should try that—crucifix, I mean. Why settle for a lousy fish?
Comment by River Otter on May 1, 2009 at 6:03am
I have seen some plates from SC that say "In God We Trust" at the top on I40 in NC.
Comment by River Otter on April 30, 2009 at 9:34pm
DAR "christ pic" WIN
JEW "christ pic" ISH
666 ''christ pic'' HAH
COR "christ pic" PSE
SME "christ pic" LLS
ZOM "christ pic" BIE

I could have fun with this all day long.
Comment by Creature on April 30, 2009 at 5:59pm
If the state wants a monopoly on it, having religious plates is predatory at best, and a breach of the first amendment at worst. On the other hand, if the state was willing to let everyone contract out custom plates of their choosing to separate businesses, I don't think it would matter.
Comment by Lisa Hamilton on April 30, 2009 at 5:48pm
I like Buffy's comment! ;-)
I want to see other religious license plates (and anti-religious) released at the exact same time. Maybe they should just bypass all of this and sell bumper stickers with christian themes. It will be cheaper, at least, when it's overturned. You'd think with the economy they'd find a better way to waste the state's money.
Comment by Karl on April 30, 2009 at 5:07pm
And its illegal and these morons drive round with these plates on their cars stuffing their fat stupid faces with enough food to feed a family of six for a week.
Comment by Randy Keating on April 30, 2009 at 5:06pm
Hey everyong, thanks for the comments, I've put them on my actual blog, so check back there for follow ups, thanks!

http://www.TheNewAtheist.com
Comment by Karl on April 30, 2009 at 5:00pm
This is just so wrong on so many levels I thought it was a joke. Do these halfwits think that if they drive round with christian symbols on their cars instead of making even the slightest stab at actualy living as their bible tells them to they will get to heaven?
The stupidity and hypocrisy is quite stunning.
Comment by Buffy on April 30, 2009 at 4:20pm
Pro: Unlike some other states, they weren't going to offer them cheap/free (AFAIK) compared to other "vanity" plates. Some states actually wanted to offer their religious plates cheap/free where other "vanity" plates had an extra fee. Then they wonder why people debate the constitutionality of the plates and accuse the state of favoritism.


Con: There were no plates for Satanists, Buddhists, Muslims, Jains, Atheists, Zoroastrians, Hindus, etc. Accordingly the state was advancing and supporting one religion and the plates were unconstitutional.


If people want to declare their religious insanity they can go to many of the purveyors of bumper stickers, plate-frames, etc and purchase something that suits their needs. They don't need the state to provide them with something that caters to their need.

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