An atheist believes that a hospital should be built instead of a church. An atheist believes that a deed must be done instead of a prayer said. An atheist strives for involvement in life and not escape into death. He wants disease conquered, poverty banished, war eliminated."
The Atheist Monument in Florida:
--that a hospital should be built instead of a church. Who has built the hospitals? The universities? All that "institutional" stuff everyone despises these days.
--or how about instead of a "mosque", an "ashram", a "drop-in-center", a "community hall"; why "church"?
--Since when does a prayer preclude a deed? ANY THING that needs to be DONE, needs to be contemplated first. More thoughtfulness and more prayerfulness would do us all a TON of good. How I wish I were more prayerful. I am trying to be more prayerful. It really is a good life goal. There are way too many deeds and not enough thinking. Only in an emergency is it advisable to rush and do without much thinking and praying.
--atheists strive for involvement with "life"? How about they build some hospitals and then they can perform the abortions and euthanasia in them and leave the poor Catholics and others alone?
--He (or must include "she", where is "she") wants disease conquered, poverty banished and war eliminated--Who for crying out loud does not want that? And how is the atheist going to go about achieving this? What is he going to do?
This is too inane for words. All this fuss for this ridiculous bench. It is hardy fathomable. They should have put their money in a hospital that promotes life not death.
I am finding that the news regarding this Florida monument deals much more with the uproar involved than the actual content of any words. But with this kind of monument, as dumb as the inscription is, I am not too surprised that the pictures of the thing seem to be blurred and and the words hardly readable. You want to put that alongside the 10 commandments and someone is going to find this wholesome, thoughtful and inspiring by comparison? (That is a rhethorical question.)