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Christians, would it bother you if atheist put signs in their front yard saying

  1. peeples profile image94
    peeplesposted 5 years ago

    Christians, would it bother you if atheist put signs in their front yard saying "There is no God"?

    I live in the bible belt and every 1/4 mile there is a religious sign in someone's front yard or a church. It never bothers me but I have always wondered if Christians would be the same way or if they would be rioting demanding the signs be taken down.

  2. msorensson profile image73
    msorenssonposted 5 years ago

    We live in a free country, and it is their yard. We live and let live.

  3. YvetteParker profile image76
    YvetteParkerposted 5 years ago

    Why should it? They would just be doing what atheists do. It would present a great opportunity to believers to pray for their salvation and to share the gospel of Jesus with them (provided they are willing to receive and believe it).

  4. ptosis profile image81
    ptosisposted 5 years ago


    I don't think that would happen because that would invite evangelists to come-a-calling to save the atheist's soul  which is the last thing an atheist would want.

    It would be akin to putting a sign out that says "Buddha is dead".   Why would anybody do that other than to simply annoy nieghbors?

    If a person is not christian but believes in some non-god-related religion - is that person considered an atheist? Not all religions are based on the judaic-christian-islamic tradition.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_re … traditions

  5. Marturion profile image60
    Marturionposted 5 years ago

    I believe in freedom of expression, so any sign that displayed an opinion would be fine with me.  However, any sign, be it Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, Atheist, or Little-Green-Menish, that promotes hate, incites anger, or is defaming or derogatory  toward any group of people is an affront to everyone, and while it is their right to post it, it is also my right to ring their doorbell and call them an idiot.

  6. glmclendon profile image60
    glmclendonposted 5 years ago

    I think it would bother me. I would have to adjust to it.

    Stay Well

  7. pstraubie48 profile image87
    pstraubie48posted 5 years ago

    I would feel sorry that someone feels that way. To me, without God, there would be a void I would be unable to fill.
    However, that is my view. Anyone who has a different view is entitled to voice it. I would not be much of a Christian if I were intolerant of other's viewpoints.

  8. onegoodwoman profile image76
    onegoodwomanposted 5 years ago

    yes, it would " bother " me..........for, I take such a firm stand on the other side of the coin.

    No, I would not burn their home, ridicule their children, protest against their school, bet against their kiddie league softball team........

    Yes, it bothers me, that some do not serve or at least, acknowledge the God, that I serve.................

    Signs?..................NO, that IS their constitional right of free speech.............I will not dare to take this from them.........

    IF, they dare to say. )_*_(JP_IF_WIPMNF_WI____%%%$W23w", yes, a line to " free speech" and respect needs to be defined.

    I can certainly, live beside them, as long as they can live beside me.

    I, question, the drawing, of the battle lines.

  9. whonunuwho profile image79
    whonunuwhoposted 5 years ago

    What concerns me is that anyone can be an Atheist or non-believer, in a world of believers. I would feel real pity for individuals who post signs in their front yards or any where else. Our faith has taught us as Christians to follow Christ and His teachings and if we are given the chance to tell others of Christ, then we should. We should also respect anyone's beliefs, whether they contradict ours or not, and respect their way of life. Forcing a belief upon others is not the answer and should not be done by anyone. Anyone has the right to express their beliefs to others and also if they want to scream to the world that they are unbelievers, then our country's constitution gives them permission,as long as they are in their yard. They may march in the streets, as long as they do not create turmoil and violence, are given the right. Some areas may require permits. As a psychologist, If I saw this sign of atheism, I would wonder what issues they may have had in the past to cause such actions.

  10. kevins blog52 profile image78
    kevins blog52posted 5 years ago

    After reading all the other questions that you have asked about christens Peeples, As a christen, A true follower of Jesus Christ,Yes it would bother me, but it is a free country and you can put what you want in your yard.I hope you wont be offended if I had you to my prayers tonight.

  11. ii3rittles profile image84
    ii3rittlesposted 5 years ago

    Not at all! It is their chose to believe that. We all have free will to live by our own will or by the will of God. Just because someone chooses not to believe in God, why would that offend me? He still loves them no matter what, shouldn't we?

  12. Faceless39 profile image93
    Faceless39posted 5 years ago

    Nobody should be bothered as long as it doesn't hurt anyone, or infringe on anyone's rights!

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    CJ Sledgehammerposted 5 years ago

    I suppose they can say whatever they want. But, blatant lies are always offensive and in poor taste.

  14. unknown spy profile image76
    unknown spyposted 5 years ago

    as a christian there will be a sad feeling that they don't belive in God. but it wouldn't bother me though because people are entitled to have their own right and belief in things. we shouldnt insist our own point of view or opinion to other people. they have their own insights and have their own mind smile

  15. yougotme profile image90
    yougotmeposted 5 years ago

    It may bother me; however, I believe that they have the right to do so. Plus, it's his own opinion, so I will just respect that.

  16. ercramer36 profile image96
    ercramer36posted 5 years ago

    I am for freedom.  What you do on your land is none of my business. Hopefully they would surround it with some nice flowers to show off God's creation.

  17. LauraGT profile image91
    LauraGTposted 5 years ago

    What bothers me about the answers is that several people have said they would "feel sorry for" the person or that they are to be pitied.  That seems to display a lot of arrogance, not a very "Christian" quality. Everyone has a right to their own belief systems, without being judged or looked down upon by others.

    In more direct response to your question, of course, everyone has the "right" to put up signs in their yard.  I'm just not sure why people feel like they need to push their religious beliefs upon others - insecurity?  I guess that's a different Q&A forum question!  smile

  18. Sarah Beaver profile image61
    Sarah Beaverposted 3 years ago

    I would think it wouldn't be any different it should be fair in either situation.