'FREE' SPEECH IS FOR SOCIALISTS  2:30 pm August 12, 2011

Atheists Win Right To Molest Christian Eyes With Godless Bus Ads

by Kirsten Boyd Johnson

“Is God irrelevant?” This is the question that wingnut Arkansas Christians will now be required by court ruling to consider every time they ride, see or get hit by public buses in Little Rock, because of some atheist bus ads. A group of pagans/sharias/goat-worshippers/Christine O’Donnell won a lawsuit allowing them to place ads promoting atheism on public buses after first being rejected because the group could not afford the massively expensive damage insurance against freaky Christian mobs spontaneously showing up to go all “crucifixion crazy” on the ads and buses. So, hooray! First Amendment Jesus is alive or dead depending on which of these two groups you ask, atheists or wingnuts, because Jesus wants people to be free to speak their minds/ wants people to be able to walk freely through the streets without a steaming pile of cheeky godlessness oppressing the good Christian vibe.

Reuters reports:

Judge Susan Webber Wright ruled that the Central Arkansas Transit Authority and its advertising agency should not have denied the group the right to place the ads on 18 publicly-funded city buses during Memorial Day weekend.

Washington-based United Coalition of Reason filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Arkansas group in June after the transit authority and its advertising agency rejected an ad that would have read, “Are you good without God? Millions are.”

“This was a victory for all of us whether you believe in God or not, because it’s a victory of free speech,” United Coalition of Reason’s attorney J.G. Schultz told Reuters.

The transit authority and its advertising agency, On The Move Advertising, had required payment of a $36,000 deposit to run the ad. The group then changed that to a $3 million insurance policy in case of bus vandalism by angry Christians.

And now the atheist group will run the bus ads on routes going past college campuses, which are already godless, so this was all a lot of socialism for nothing. [Reuters]

 
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nounverb911 August 12, 2011 at 2:32 pm

“Is God irrelevant?”
Why do atheists hate Rick Perry?

DaRooster August 12, 2011 at 3:02 pm

Probably not just atheists…

anniegetyerfun August 12, 2011 at 5:26 pm

Because he's an asshole?

PristinePantalones August 12, 2011 at 9:42 pm

That's a pretty good reason.

Walkinwiddaking August 12, 2011 at 5:31 pm

“Is God irrelevant?”

Certainly not in the Christian world as long as God looks like Fabio's dad.

gizdal August 13, 2011 at 5:14 am

the bible= god's big book of bad ideas.

by the way, keep in mind that Jesus never read the bible.

but don't tell the gay bachmanns about that.

tessiee August 15, 2011 at 10:13 am

"Why do atheists hate Rick Perry?"

Why wouldn't they?

johnnyzhivago August 12, 2011 at 2:34 pm

The Romans did the same thing, they made the Assyrians put up huge insurance policies on their lions.

Allmighty_Manos August 12, 2011 at 2:34 pm

Another victory for Sharia law.

donner_froh August 12, 2011 at 2:35 pm

Is God dead?

Maybe, maybe not. But you will be when you get run over by Central Arkansas Transit Authority bus, no matter what kind of ad it has.

anniegetyerfun August 12, 2011 at 5:28 pm

There are these bumperstickers that I see everywhere in Seattle (really) that read, "Jesus is ________." It's almost too much to take! Like they WANT me to be involved in Biblical MadLibs.

emmelemm August 12, 2011 at 2:35 pm

First good news I've heard all week.

GunToting[Redacted] August 12, 2011 at 2:35 pm

It's funny how the Wingers are all "yay Constitution" until it buts up against their beliefs.

CZL August 12, 2011 at 2:43 pm

 (LOGIC) The principle governing human intellection. Its nature may be deduced from examining the two following propositions, both of which are held by human beings to be true and often by the same people: "I can't so you mustn't," and "I can but you mustn't."
from "The Hipcrime Vocab" by Chad C. Mulligan

terriblyfamous August 12, 2011 at 2:53 pm

Sweet Brunner reference.

CZL August 12, 2011 at 3:06 pm

I wake up every day hoping I'm in "Muddle Earth" and cry when I realize it's still "Stand on Zanzibar."

ShaveTheWhales August 12, 2011 at 3:26 pm

Shalmanesar approves this emotion.

Redhead August 12, 2011 at 3:10 pm

Then they just rewrite it.

not that Dewey August 12, 2011 at 4:02 pm

It's funny how the Wingers are all "yay Constitution" until it buts up against their beliefs they read it.

fixed.

terriblyfamous August 12, 2011 at 2:35 pm

Score one for our evil atheist agenda! Hooray! How long before the murderous, vandalous orgies start, do ya think?

nounverb911 August 12, 2011 at 2:39 pm

You mean besides the long running one in Congress? (or is that just a whore house?)

terriblyfamous August 12, 2011 at 2:41 pm

We've got a long way to go in Arkansas before we reach THAT level of debased debauchery… but a girl can dream.

elviouslyqueer August 12, 2011 at 3:13 pm

Oh darling, just hop on the Bettie Bus, take a short ride over to Six Flags Over Jesus, and let the right Rev. Boyfucker show you how it's done. Hell, we'll even leave the light on for ya!

GOPCrusher August 12, 2011 at 3:11 pm

I'll bring the wine!

Swampgas_Man August 12, 2011 at 3:26 pm

Weren't they supposed to start as soon as Gai Marriage began?

anniegetyerfun August 12, 2011 at 5:28 pm

I have time after 4PM today….

tessiee August 15, 2011 at 10:21 am

Orgies?
Vandalous?
The?

*I'm* in!

hagajim August 12, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Godless Commies! How dare they!

Chillwaver August 12, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Show me where in the Constitution it says that godless commies have the right to place stupid signs on buses!

Tengu August 12, 2011 at 2:37 pm

If you're forced to ride a public bus in Little Rock you probably don't believe in God anyway.

succalina August 12, 2011 at 2:47 pm

Or you do, and you have tithed your hobo beans and cardboard box-home to whomever Pastor/Priest Grifter has told you to give all your possessions to the church so you don't go to hell.

But hell might be better then living in a cardboard box under an overpass. Hard call.

zhubajie August 12, 2011 at 9:34 pm

Or maybe you're on your way to a crossroads to sell your sell and get the Hell out of Arkansas!

BornInATrailer August 12, 2011 at 2:38 pm

Maybe Stewart can bitch about this tonight.

AJWjr. August 12, 2011 at 3:07 pm

Nah, it's Shabbat. He and Lieberman take Friday nights off.

Geminisunmars August 12, 2011 at 3:07 pm

Boy don't bitch of a Friday night.

V572 Coif of Destiny August 12, 2011 at 3:54 pm

Atheists, unlike Christians, must not only be right — they must be likable. Otherwise: off to slammer w/'em. Actually this rule applies to all minorities who actually expect society to treat them fairly. That Jackie Robinson: he was so well-mannered!

Negropolis August 12, 2011 at 10:53 pm

Atheists, unlike Christians, must not only be right — they must be likable.

I'm glad someone put that into words, because it's the God's (pun intended) honest truth.

Chillwaver August 12, 2011 at 2:38 pm

"The group then changed that to a $3 million insurance policy in case of bus vandalism by angry Christians."

Speaking of angry Xtians fucking up buses, what's Snobwilly Grifter up to nowadays?

insidebeltway August 12, 2011 at 6:25 pm

She's at the Iowa State Fair scaring the cows.

zhubajie August 12, 2011 at 9:34 pm

Playing hard to get with the Biggest Boar in Iowa!

PristinePantalones August 12, 2011 at 9:50 pm

Well, she's the Biggest Bore from AK, so they should be well-matched.

donner_froh August 12, 2011 at 2:38 pm

Under Sharia law the buses wouldn't have ads for atheism–think of the advantages, Arkansas.

ttommyunger August 13, 2011 at 3:12 pm

Touche'

SheriffRoscoe August 12, 2011 at 2:38 pm

So the wicked godless were the ones having to pay millions as insurance against the destruction and mahem and barbarism of the children of god? Sounds about right.

Oblios_Cap August 12, 2011 at 3:07 pm

Nothing says Jesus like mindless rage.

GOPCrusher August 12, 2011 at 3:14 pm

Wonder if that insurance policy covers if some religious extremists fly one of those buses into an abortion clinic?

PristinePantalones August 12, 2011 at 9:51 pm

I think that would qualify as an "Act of God."

Lascauxcaveman August 12, 2011 at 4:27 pm

I'd say the actuaries have the Christers pegged.

CapeClod August 12, 2011 at 2:39 pm

How dare they spread their dogmatic views that lack any dogma.

Callyson August 12, 2011 at 2:39 pm

The wingnuts are *really* going to lose their shit if/when they find out about this:
Susan Webber Wright (born 1948) is a United States federal judge, presently serving as the chief judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas. She received national attention when she dismissed the sexual harassment lawsuit brought by Paula Jones against President Bill Clinton in 1998. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_Webber_Wright
Cue left – wing conspiracy theory in 3…2…1…

horsedreamer_1 August 12, 2011 at 2:47 pm

I knew I remembered the name from the Clinton era. I thought she was a Clinton appointee, but the actual event is even better.

mavenmaven August 12, 2011 at 2:40 pm

First right wing terror attack in Arkansas in 3…2…

WordSaladNation August 12, 2011 at 2:40 pm

Andrew Sullivan looks really nice with long hair in that picture!

SilverTsunami August 12, 2011 at 4:33 pm

I thought it was Charleton Heston.

ttommyunger August 13, 2011 at 3:13 pm

Where's the Jew-Fro? And the White wimmen?

HobbesEvilTwin August 12, 2011 at 2:40 pm

I knew I recognized that judge's name: from wiki

She received national attention when she dismissed the sexual harassment lawsuit brought by Paula Jones against President Bill Clinton in 1998.

See, everything really is Clinton's fault, sheeple!

x111e7thst August 12, 2011 at 2:40 pm

If these ads are put on buses Arkansas will be stricken with drought and a plague of foolish and annoying induhviduals. Oh wait..

GOPCrusher August 12, 2011 at 3:15 pm

Birds will probably fall from the skies, dead.

Jukesgrrl August 12, 2011 at 4:25 pm

And the Huckabees will don even more bizarre clothing than what they usually wear. Rock on, you Obama-hatin', gun-totin' Hucksters.

Barb August 12, 2011 at 2:41 pm

Angry Christians? What's up with that? Christians are "supposed" to be nice. When Jesus broke the bread at the Last Supper he said, "take this and eat it, for it is my body", he didn't say "eat me."

DahBoner August 12, 2011 at 2:57 pm

But on FoxNews we heard that Jesus said Hate your enemy???

horsedreamer_1 August 12, 2011 at 3:08 pm

Jesus was cold putting planks in people's eyes.

AJWjr. August 12, 2011 at 3:10 pm

Planking is over, yo.

GOPCrusher August 12, 2011 at 3:16 pm

It's all in the interpretation.

emmelemm August 12, 2011 at 3:23 pm

Yeah, I was going to say "Lost in translation, obvs."

Guppy06 August 12, 2011 at 3:52 pm

And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet.

And curb stomp those fornicators of mothers.

OneYieldRegular August 12, 2011 at 2:42 pm

"The group then changed that to a $3 million insurance policy in case of bus vandalism by angry Christians."

Simply outrageous, given that Christians never show anger and never engage in violence.

Nostrildamus August 12, 2011 at 2:42 pm

This is good news for roving Christian mobs.

Preferred Customer August 12, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Too bad the Republican debate was last night.

LabRodent August 12, 2011 at 2:43 pm

Jesus looks Pissed off about everybody doing crazy shit in his name.

Suq Madiq August 12, 2011 at 4:07 pm

Ain't that one of them eelite art thangs? Pissed Christ?

Jukesgrrl August 12, 2011 at 4:27 pm

Pleeeezze, can't I have another p to attach to that comment?

PristinePantalones August 12, 2011 at 9:58 pm

You would be too if your followers were as fucking dumb as this lot.

user-of-owls August 12, 2011 at 2:43 pm

They need $3 million to insure a local bus fleet? I told them at the public hearing that it was a bad idea to approve those direct flights from Brixton to Little Rock, but would they listen? Nooo.

Monsieur_Grumpe August 12, 2011 at 2:45 pm

I would have gone with
"God sucks! Deal with it!"

anniegetyerfun August 12, 2011 at 5:31 pm

"Is there a God? Maybe. But if there is, he surely doesn't give a fuck about you."

Monsieur_Grumpe August 12, 2011 at 6:12 pm

Or maybe
"There's a difference between kneeling down and bending over."

Zappa

owhatever August 12, 2011 at 2:45 pm

What would Bert and Ernie say?

LabRodent August 12, 2011 at 2:47 pm

Something really really Gay?

SorosBot August 12, 2011 at 2:53 pm

Bert and Ernie are officially not gay, Sesame Street announced today:
http://www.avclub.com/articles/sesame-streets-ber

AJWjr. August 12, 2011 at 3:11 pm

That's what Phil Hinkle's spokeswife says, too.

PristinePantalones August 12, 2011 at 9:58 pm

And Larry Craig's. And Michele Bachman's.

Geminisunmars August 12, 2011 at 3:14 pm

If you allow a male muppet to marry a male muppet, soon you'll be having pig on frog orgies.

emmelemm August 12, 2011 at 3:24 pm

Don't threaten me with a good time!

SorosBot August 12, 2011 at 3:27 pm

Or chickens being fucked by weird fuzzy blue things with long curved noses

Doktor Zoom August 12, 2011 at 5:29 pm

Best comment from that piece:

When I was a kid I always assumed that Bert and Ernie were a couple. I didn't spend, like, a lot of time thinking about it. They just seemed like most adult couples that I knew … They bickered constantly, but were inexplicably fond of each other regardless…I pretty much saw them as same-gendered, puppet versions of my parents.

Which I think is kinda sweet, really

Monsieur_Grumpe August 12, 2011 at 2:46 pm

Looks like it's bus burning time in Arkansas.

Jukesgrrl August 12, 2011 at 4:31 pm

They better not cover their heads in black fabric like the London rioters did. That might look … umm … Muslim.

CapeClod August 12, 2011 at 2:46 pm

It's a state that borrowed 80% of its name from another state. I don't think they have much in the way of a creative imagination.

the_bat August 12, 2011 at 7:28 pm

I created an account just so I can ask you if your comment is serious. Is it? If so, Arkansas gained statehood some 20 years before Kansas and the Arkansas Territory existed some 30 years before the Kansas Territory.

the_bat August 13, 2011 at 11:32 am

Apparently, my commenting on a fallacy that now has 24 likes isn't allowed. Intense debate indeed. I'll say it again. Arkansas became a state some 20 years before Kansas and the Arkansas Territory existed some 30 years before the Kansas territory.

baconzgood August 12, 2011 at 2:47 pm

Central Arkansas Transit Authority, ahhh the 4 words I think of when I think of "open minded".

SoBeach August 12, 2011 at 2:48 pm

Man I hate to see an all-powerful god get picked on. Maybe we could give Him karate lessons or something. Give Him the confidence to stand up to those atheist and judge bullies…

Geminisunmars August 12, 2011 at 3:15 pm

I just hate it when someone hurts God's feelings.

Lascauxcaveman August 12, 2011 at 4:58 pm

Push his buttons just right, and you end up with Issac on Jacob type violence, or that whole Sodom & Gomorrah debacle, or worse. Don't screw with the guy, is what I'm sayin'.

horsedreamer_1 August 12, 2011 at 2:49 pm

How does Christopher Hitchens square this ruling with his long-time atheism & his new blood-brotherhood with the messianists fomenting Apocalypse in the Middle East?

Plus, add in the presence of the judge who sided with that terrible, terrible Clill Binton, &, well… I think "going Scanners" is going to take Ol' Hitch before Cancer has a chance.

zhubajie August 12, 2011 at 9:36 pm

I think he's busy trying to avoid re-incarnation as an intestinal parasite!

user-of-owls August 12, 2011 at 2:51 pm

Laugh all you want, but you know the real reason we started putting up pagan billboards and ads?

To detour the waves of Texan refugees fleeing that God-Smoted state and keep them movin' right on down the road.

SayItWithWookies August 12, 2011 at 2:51 pm

Atheism in Arkansas? What the hell's next — literacy in Texas? It's this kind of uncertainty that keeps businesses from hiring people, you know.

DahBoner August 12, 2011 at 2:56 pm

"It's this kind of uncertainty that keeps businesses from hiring people, you know."

We're certain that Republican Jerb Craters are just chillin' until they get a Republican president…

SorosBot August 12, 2011 at 2:52 pm

So the bus company's excuse was that Christians were just so irrational and violent against non-Christians they couldn't be trusted not to resort to vandalism by a mild atheist message just pretty much saying we exist? Sounds about right.

Redhead August 12, 2011 at 3:16 pm

To be fair, by the time add up bomb insurance, plane-crash-attack insurance, gun massacre insurance, torching-the-vehicle insurance, ramming-with-Hoverrounds insurance, state-wide-defunding insurance to the defacing/vandalism insurance, it is a pretty high premium.

starfanglednut August 12, 2011 at 3:47 pm

Toxic gas released on bus insurance, not enough riders cuz no jobs to go to insurance, driver texting at wheel insurance…

nappyduggs August 12, 2011 at 2:52 pm

Lord knows if there's one place people lose their religion, it's a goddamned city bus.

horsedreamer_1 August 12, 2011 at 3:10 pm
SorosBot August 12, 2011 at 3:31 pm

I thought it was best to be in the corner, to be in the spotlight, when losing your religion.

nappyduggs August 12, 2011 at 3:37 pm

Back when I used to frequent public transport, I encountered a couple of riders who always"thought that they heard you laughing". And then they try and shank you.

Jukesgrrl August 12, 2011 at 4:37 pm

And that WASN'T just a dream … just a dream …

hollywooddood August 12, 2011 at 4:06 pm

I was riding on the bus late one night and the guy across from me unzipped and started jerking off. It was at that moment I lost my religion and knew I was forever doomed to godless communism.

Jukesgrrl August 12, 2011 at 4:40 pm

Oh, I thought I was the only one who saw that.
(First time when I was in 11th grade and countless times since then. Seems to be quite the usual practice in the bus-riding community.)

anniegetyerfun August 12, 2011 at 5:34 pm

That is one of many reasons why I only walk around downtown. No, fuck public transporation, if I can't get anyone to help me when some fucking crazy woman decides to start beating me with an umbrella on the bus, then I will put all of my money into good walking shoes.

Keeps my ass looking better, anyway.

finallyhappy August 12, 2011 at 5:46 pm

I ride the bus in DC- I am the older white lady with the yarn(because there are not a lot of old white women on the 79 or even the S buses in DC). So say hi if you see me- but please do not unzip your pants

baconzgood August 12, 2011 at 2:52 pm

Angry Christians?

And Jesus said atop the mountian "blessed are the pissed, for they shall destroy public property. Blessed are the violent, for they shall NEVER heed to my teachings. Blessed are the graffito taggers, for with their Sharpie pens they shall bring forth the wisdom of 'you want to see a joke? it's in your hand' on thine urinal partition"

BarackMyWorld August 12, 2011 at 2:53 pm

The next piece of this story will be about a bus driver getting in trouble for refusing to drive a bus with the ads on it. And then Fox News will get ahold of it…

AJWjr. August 12, 2011 at 3:15 pm

Probably, but faux is already putting the driver up to it. Or hacking phones, or whatever.

Geminisunmars August 12, 2011 at 3:18 pm

You forgot to say "snark-free."

horsedreamer_1 August 12, 2011 at 3:42 pm

No different than pharmacists being allowed to shirk their professional obligations & not dispense contraception.

Come here a minute August 12, 2011 at 2:53 pm

It will be fun to see how much vandalism is inflicted by the fine upstanding Christians of Little Rock.

DahBoner August 12, 2011 at 2:54 pm

In America, we have Freedom of Religion.

Which means, if you ain't religious, you are not free and should be thrown in prison…

Jukesgrrl August 12, 2011 at 4:44 pm

Which is exactly what is written in the Constitushun! I read it online in Christapedia!!1!

Mumbletypeg August 12, 2011 at 2:55 pm

If it's steaming piles of cheeky godlessness they're exiling, I know some folks in Texas who'd take it for their potable-water refineries…

BTWBFDIMHO August 12, 2011 at 2:59 pm

If they pay her well, Sarah Lou would be happy to put the ad on her bus.

Jukesgrrl August 12, 2011 at 4:46 pm

She'd even draw a smiley face on it if the check is big enough.

Radiotherapy® August 12, 2011 at 3:00 pm

I have faith that the ads are of an intelligent design.

DustBowlBlues August 12, 2011 at 3:02 pm

I hope I don't see one of these. I would have to leave the United Methodist church because all Xians, like Faux News watchers, know that if you're exposed to anything with which you might disagree, your value system and world outlook crumbles.

WTF are these kind of people so afraid of?

SheriffRoscoe August 12, 2011 at 3:05 pm

Property damage is the only way to be sure God understands you disagree with the ad.

Geminisunmars August 12, 2011 at 3:20 pm

Could it be ….. Thinking? (Please use Dana Carvey/Church Lady voice.)

Oblios_Cap August 12, 2011 at 3:21 pm

Everything

Fukui_sanYesOta August 12, 2011 at 4:56 pm

Succinct and accurate

DahBoner August 12, 2011 at 3:03 pm

Why do these pictures of Jesus always depict him with long, straight hair?

According to the Bible, Jesus had a Jewfro.

In Daniel 7:9, it says that his "ancient of days did sit, whose garment [was] white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool"

baconzgood August 12, 2011 at 3:08 pm

Jebus sported the Dr. J? Maybe I should rethink this whole not being Catholic anymore thing.

Swampgas_Man August 12, 2011 at 3:32 pm

I always thought Jesus looked more like Gene Shalit than Peter O'Toole.

horsedreamer_1 August 12, 2011 at 3:43 pm

Did he also conceive a mediocre tennis pro, though?

Geminisunmars August 12, 2011 at 3:22 pm

Long, straight BLOND hair. So straightener and peroxide.

OneYieldRegular August 12, 2011 at 4:37 pm

So Jesus really looked like Gary Spivey?

Fukui_sanYesOta August 12, 2011 at 4:57 pm

Screech from Saved by the Bell

SheriffRoscoe August 12, 2011 at 3:03 pm

Climb aboard the bus to hell.

Major Thom August 12, 2011 at 3:04 pm

A life without God is like Rick Perry without hair. Think on that one, atheist mutherf***ers.

SayItWithWookies August 12, 2011 at 3:12 pm

Refreshingly unmenaced by stupidity?

Jukesgrrl August 12, 2011 at 4:51 pm

Have you seen the photos of Warren Jeffs since he's been thrown in an actual Texas pen and had his head shaved? The first thing I thought was, "If Rick Perry had his head shaved, he'd look just like that."

Get on it, Texas.

D├╝rers Rhino August 12, 2011 at 3:05 pm

Don't you godless commies know that 'freedom of religion' is only for christians? Those other people, the 'jews' and the 'muslins' and the 'pastafarians' haven't been bathed in the blood of christ so whatever they're doing, it isn't 'religion'. So there.

GOPCrusher August 12, 2011 at 4:22 pm

FREEDOM OF RELIGION DOES NOT MEAN FREEDOM FROM RELIGION!!! IT MEANS I'M FREE TO FORCE MY RELIGION ON YOU!!!!!
USA! USA! USA!

DaRooster August 12, 2011 at 3:05 pm

Do people really believe that Christians would purposely deface the property of others and interfere with their rights? Come on, don't you understand that they are for understanding and forgiveness even if someone else believes differently than them… that's how they do.

GOPCrusher August 12, 2011 at 4:23 pm

Blessed are the vandals, for they shall inherit the Kingdom of God. Tea Bagger 3:16

comptoneffect August 12, 2011 at 3:06 pm

Remembering how the conservative media went bananas after the Mohamed cartoon riots, I’ll be waiting for descriptions from the Fox News Crew about how violent Christianity is after the first bus is burnt by a raving mob.

baconzgood August 12, 2011 at 3:09 pm

Signs go up? Bigots tear them down. You can't explain it.

Oblios_Cap August 12, 2011 at 3:09 pm

The group then changed that to a $3 million insurance policy in case of bus vandalism by angry Christians.

Explain to me again how they're different than the Muslims who got all stoked because of Cartoon Mohammeds?

Damn! I'm surprised the Taliban isn't irate because "Mohammed" (on whom peace!) contains "ham"!

Nostrildamus August 12, 2011 at 3:14 pm

Arkansas – land of progress. Next thing you know, they'll stop fucking sheep.

Oblios_Cap August 12, 2011 at 3:18 pm

That's just wishful thinking on your part.

Nostrildamus August 12, 2011 at 3:20 pm

More fluffy time for me.

GOPCrusher August 12, 2011 at 3:22 pm

I'm going to stop investing in companies that make velcro gloves and rubber boots.

Negropolis August 12, 2011 at 11:09 pm

Chickens, my friend; Arkansas is known for it's chickens.

SheriffRoscoe August 12, 2011 at 3:15 pm

The persecution of Christians continues.

GOPCrusher August 12, 2011 at 3:24 pm

That was the exact reason the Xtians used here in Iowa when they sued to have the athiest signs removed from buses in Des Moines last winter. The judge ruled against them.

littlebigdaddy August 12, 2011 at 3:19 pm

But you know who the real victim is here…

SheriffRoscoe August 12, 2011 at 3:20 pm

James Madison?

SorosBot August 12, 2011 at 3:25 pm

Jesus?

horsedreamer_1 August 12, 2011 at 3:44 pm

He doesn't mind this day of rest shit, nor will He mind this denial of His divinity. He'll still fuck you up Wednesday. Big date for the league semis…

ShaveTheWhales August 12, 2011 at 3:37 pm

The great "I AM"? (That is, Sarah Palin).

Geminisunmars August 12, 2011 at 3:39 pm

Ralph Kramden?

BarackMyWorld August 12, 2011 at 3:41 pm

The Jews?

hollywooddood August 12, 2011 at 4:31 pm

Christine O'Donnell?

anniegetyerfun August 12, 2011 at 5:42 pm

Glenn Beck/Hitler?

Steverino247 August 12, 2011 at 3:21 pm

The Baptists are pissed about it because they know the game is potentially up. There's a lot of power being exerted by manipulation of sincerely held religious beliefs and superstitions.

People like to blame Reagan for our political troubles, but the real reason is the candidacy of Pat Robertson. He turned those assholes on to politics and we've been fucked ever since. I blame Reagan for a lot of things, but Pat Robertson turned the nation's political arena into a rented sports arena with dipshits holding their hands up in the air before leaving to do as they are told.

BaldarTFlagass August 12, 2011 at 3:23 pm

Too much, un-magic bus.

widestanceshakedown August 12, 2011 at 3:24 pm

Rough Trade Jeebis needs to cool it with the steroids.

mormos August 12, 2011 at 3:40 pm

As an atheist, I can attest to the fact that atheists suck at generating good will towards atheism.

OneYieldRegular August 12, 2011 at 4:43 pm

Especially when it's Organized Atheism.

genxr August 12, 2011 at 4:54 pm

Sometimes we do enjoy the magic underwear jokes a bit too much.

chascates August 12, 2011 at 3:44 pm

To the ass-wipes that have become the vocal majority of this declining country it's 'Freedom of religion, not freedom from religion. If you don't believe in their Invisible Space Giant you're no better than a dangerous Islamist (and their Invisible Space Giant.)

anniegetyerfun August 12, 2011 at 5:45 pm

It's time we get in the habit of saying, "That's just what the Islamists think" to pretty much any of these "faith"-forcing assholes.

I mean, I want it to be a mantra. Short and sweet, like "Why do you hate America?" And I want liberals to use it ALL THE TIME.

Guppy06 August 12, 2011 at 3:49 pm

Well… it sounds like the city has two choices:
Find some way to increase revenue for public transportation so that they don't have to be treated at rolling billboards to begin with, or…Shut down public transportation entirely
I know what I'm betting on!

hollywooddood August 12, 2011 at 4:03 pm

Maybe it's just me, but I kind of like my bus ads godless.

not that Dewey August 12, 2011 at 4:07 pm

The fact that we need an organization called "United Coalition of Reason" bodes trouble for the future of America.

genxr August 12, 2011 at 4:44 pm

Not to mention the fact that the "United Coalition of Reason" needs to be insured against attacks by angry mobs.

Wait, come to think of it, business as usual for the human race.

Suq Madiq August 12, 2011 at 4:13 pm

I don't see what their problem is. That's $5000 that went into the pocket of some Peeple-ration agency. Free market wins over the Constitution, right? I mean this is America, where individuals don't have rights unless you can afford your own representative or have a PAC in your name.

genxr August 12, 2011 at 4:14 pm

Bill Hicks said it best.

A couple of hicks after the show approached him and said: "We're Christians and we don't like what you said."
Bill Hicks replied: "Then forgive me."

GOPCrusher August 12, 2011 at 4:27 pm

In the current atmosphere, I can only imagine what someone like Bill Hicks or George Carlin would say.

AlaskaGrrl August 12, 2011 at 4:38 pm

"socialism for nothing… chicks for free."

HolyCow!! August 12, 2011 at 4:46 pm

Soon they will worship me.

american__mutt August 12, 2011 at 4:47 pm

TheInternetKilledReligion.com

I'm still developing the site. It currently just redirects. Enjoy heathens!

genxr August 12, 2011 at 5:07 pm

Newt Gingrich already has 10,000 followers there!

downtown_dave August 12, 2011 at 4:48 pm

What's up with this? First it's the crying for rights, then when you get them you show your end game? Insults, vulgarity, godlessness? This is what you're fighting for? http://atheistlegitimacy.blogspot.com/

mumbly_joe August 12, 2011 at 5:00 pm

“Are you good without God? Millions are.”

Err, shouldn't it be Billions? You know, because there is no God, and thus anyone who is good, is good without God? Atheistfail.

JP Ennui August 12, 2011 at 5:32 pm

Wait – were these litigant devil worshippers libtards or reasontards?

lochnessmonster August 12, 2011 at 5:42 pm

I'd like to see an angry Christian go all postal on a bus…

Negropolis August 12, 2011 at 10:47 pm

Wait, wait…they have public transportation central Arkansas?

Silly, Kirsten, (white) Arkansas Christians don't ride mass transit. They don't even live close enough to their city cores to even see buses.

gurukalehuru August 13, 2011 at 4:16 am

No snark here, I offer this entrepeneurial inspiration absolutely free of charge to any Wonketeer with entrepeneurial tendencies,a couple more spare spondoolicks than the rest of us and a love of Italian cuisine: The Flying Spaghetti Monster restaurant! Because all godless atheists love spaghetti, and pizza, and maybe even an occasional veal parmigian, all washed down with huge quantities of delicious but reasonable priced red wine served by buxom young waitresses in sexy (but not demeaning) uniforms.
The menu with it's cleverly named entrees would become a collector's item. You could even sell T- Shirts, and have a particularly offensive Sunday brunch special.

tessiee August 15, 2011 at 10:00 pm

To those who are with us: Pastafazoola.
To those who are against us: Stu'gotts.

Naked_Bunny August 13, 2011 at 9:13 am

This is a bad precedent. Next thing you know, atheists will want to vote and get married like real Americans.

ttommyunger August 13, 2011 at 3:23 pm

In my youth I had sex on a public bus on two occasions. I must say if I ever have the chance to do so again, I don't want the Baby Jeebus looking down on me, thank you very much. ps. Don't know about Heaven, but without sex, riding on a public bus is Hell.

slowhansolo August 14, 2011 at 1:32 am

For 35 years in a wingnut town in Pennsyltucky, they erected a nativity scene on government land at the town square. No one peeped for generations, until a local godless slime insisted that his manifesto must get equal time at the same site. The solution was an ordinance banning all such displays on the town square. The nativity moved across the roundabout to a church still on the square, more prominent than ever, on private, nonprofit property.

Just saying, it's progress.

horsedreamer_1 August 12, 2011 at 3:41 pm

It ain't nothin', but a good time…

finallyhappy August 12, 2011 at 4:45 pm

Do you know the Assyrian king list poem? I need to look for it again- I learned it in college when I was studying things like the importance of polychrome brick glazing in the ANE.

PristinePantalones August 12, 2011 at 9:59 pm

You watched Meet The Feebles, didn't you?

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