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June 21st is Atheist Solidarity Day
« on: June 14, 2011, 09:27:34 AM »
The awareness ribbon for atheism is red and black.  Examples are here:
http://twibbon.com/join/atheist-solidarity-day

I personally have been having trouble finding the right kind of ribbon, surprisingly enough, so I'm going to be going with a lapel pin from Richard Dawkins' online store.
http://store.richarddawkins.net/products/1-a-lapel-pin

I'll probably wear it continuously afterward.  I've been trying to figure out a way to become more visible as an atheist because I think that's important, but I've been kind of stumped.  We'll see how the lapel pin works out.
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Re: June 21st is Atheist Solidarity Day
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2011, 09:52:57 AM »
you could take a piece of red ribbon, put a piece of black on one side and twist it to get the effect.  Might have to see what I have in my sewing room to use on the 21st.
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Re: June 21st is Atheist Solidarity Day
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2011, 11:00:07 AM »
So is that another of those 21st days when the end of the world is coming? ;)
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Re: June 21st is Atheist Solidarity Day
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2011, 11:50:48 AM »


I'll probably wear it continuously afterward.  I've been trying to figure out a way to become more visible as an atheist because I think that's important, but I've been kind of stumped.  We'll see how the lapel pin works out.

I have an Invisible Pink Unicorn tattoo...  it works.


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Re: June 21st is Atheist Solidarity Day
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2011, 12:32:39 PM »
I'm going cheap.. I'm going to use a magic marker and write. "No BUY-BULL stories please" on my old ratty orange t-shirt and wear it here in Irving to see how long it takes for me to get raptured.
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Re: June 21st is Atheist Solidarity Day
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2011, 01:04:53 AM »

I have an Invisible Pink Unicorn tattoo...  it works.


You have an invisible tattoo? How do you know it's pink?
You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

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Re: June 21st is Atheist Solidarity Day
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2011, 06:29:38 AM »

I have an Invisible Pink Unicorn tattoo...  it works.


You have an invisible tattoo? How do you know it's pink?

Because he said so.  Damn atheists, just can't accept anything without evidence!   ;D

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Re: June 21st is Atheist Solidarity Day
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2011, 07:34:58 AM »

I have an Invisible Pink Unicorn tattoo...  it works.


You have an invisible tattoo? How do you know it's pink?

Actually, that's the whole point of describing it as such, to kick start a conversation about an entity having conflicting properties/unfalsifiable qualities.....
rhocam ~ I guess there are several trillion cells in a man, and one in an amoeba, so to be generous, lets say that there were a billion. That is one every fifteen years. So in my lifetime I should have seen two evolutionary changes.

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Re: June 21st is Atheist Solidarity Day
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2011, 08:49:03 AM »
Oh, this sounds so phony & flaky.  To me anyway.

June 21st is the day the new Mozilla Suite, Firefox 5 and Thunderbird 5 come out.  That's what I will celebrate.

BTW, my city has block parties a couple times a month in the evening.  At the last one I passed an evangelist who had a 6' high black cross made of 4"x4" wood. (Pretty heavy, therefore he had quite a cross to bear.)  He proclaimed to the crowd, "If your relatives in Hell could speak to you, they'd tell you..."  I walked on to find some of my friends who attend these and who will be near the beer table as usual.

Walking in the opposite direction was a guy in a white top hat with flashing lights carrying a sign saying,

Atheists believe in and a blank area beneath that.  He was from the local Freethought Association and was evangelizing or disevangelizing or whatever.  I greeted him pleasantly and said I had been to one of their meetings (at the local library).  I've been meaning to attend another one sometimes but I forget.

So forget making another stupid ribbon.  Let's all wear white top hats as a uniform.  I can get behind that.


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Re: June 21st is Atheist Solidarity Day
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2011, 09:01:16 AM »
June 21st is also the solstice.  It's also the birthday of a woman I knew in college... she was Wiccan, so being born on the solstice was a big deal for her.

Well, anyway... as I say, once my lapel pin gets here, I'm going to start wearing it regularly.  I haven't really found any other opportunity to bring the subject up, so we'll see how it works.
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Re: June 21st is Atheist Solidarity Day
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2011, 10:16:37 AM »
Why does this remind me a bit of "Let's all be anti-social solidarity day"? Perhaps the 21st should also be "National Procrastination day" to be held on the 22nd.. maybe..if we feel like it.. Now I could get behind that one if I remember.  Wear the ribbon you left at home to the parade you'll go to some other day.   :D
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Re: June 21st is Atheist Solidarity Day
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2011, 05:58:08 PM »
Makes perfect sense to me to have an atheist solidarity day on a Pagan holy day! Maybe next year they can have it on Easter :P

on a side note me and my wife will be celebrating our 9th wedding aniversery that day ;D
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Re: June 21st is Atheist Solidarity Day
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2011, 06:12:47 PM »
Makes perfect sense to me to have an atheist solidarity day on a Pagan holy day! Maybe next year they can have it on Easter :P

on a side note me and my wife will be celebrating our 9th wedding aniversery that day ;D
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Re: June 21st is Atheist Solidarity Day
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2011, 09:21:02 PM »
Bumper stickers are effective methods of increasing your visibility.
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Re: June 21st is Atheist Solidarity Day
« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2011, 10:32:08 PM »
I'd like a t-shirt that said on the front in huge letters:

"NO GODS"

and the letters are actually made out of the names of various deities.

Something similar to what Juan Osborne does:



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Re: June 21st is Atheist Solidarity Day
« Reply #15 on: June 16, 2011, 05:30:21 AM »
Bumper stickers are effective methods of increasing your visibility.

Only if you have a car.  Some people (including me) don't.

And only if you don't care whether or not your car gets vandalized.  I've read reports of that happening to cars with atheist bumper stickers.
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Re: June 21st is Atheist Solidarity Day
« Reply #16 on: June 16, 2011, 06:43:45 AM »
2 points:
1. 21st June is the Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere - is this a New Age recruitment scheme?
2. Atheist solidarity??? Isn't that like herding cats?
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Re: June 21st is Atheist Solidarity Day
« Reply #17 on: June 16, 2011, 09:45:11 AM »
Bumper stickers are effective methods of increasing your visibility.

Only if you have a car.  Some people (including me) don't.

And only if you don't care whether or not your car gets vandalized.  I've read reports of that happening to cars with atheist bumper stickers.

I've had a Darwin fish, the plastic kind, removed.  So, I got a bumper sticker with the fish on it. Much harder to take off and most creationists are cowards who wouldn't expose themselves for the tiem it takes.  Of course, I also have the HRC equals sign, an ACLU "what happens in Arizona stays in Arizona", a Snow Leopard Foundation sticker, a "I think therefore I'm dangerous" sticker, and the magnetic ribbon from the local human society.  I may have so many bumper stickers that I simply short out the little minds of those who would vandalize my car.  ;)

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Re: June 21st is Atheist Solidarity Day
« Reply #18 on: June 16, 2011, 11:18:45 AM »
Bumper stickers are effective methods of increasing your visibility.

Only if you have a car.  Some people (including me) don't.

And only if you don't care whether or not your car gets vandalized.  I've read reports of that happening to cars with atheist bumper stickers.

I've had a Darwin fish, the plastic kind, removed.  So, I got a bumper sticker with the fish on it. Much harder to take off and most creationists are cowards who wouldn't expose themselves for the tiem it takes.  Of course, I also have the HRC equals sign, an ACLU "what happens in Arizona stays in Arizona", a Snow Leopard Foundation sticker, a "I think therefore I'm dangerous" sticker, and the magnetic ribbon from the local human society.  I may have so many bumper stickers that I simply short out the little minds of those who would vandalize my car.  ;)
If you put 2 jesus fish on your car won't they cancel each other out? You know..the 2 gay fish thing.. &)
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Re: June 21st is Atheist Solidarity Day
« Reply #19 on: June 16, 2011, 12:06:37 PM »
If you put 2 jesus fish on your car won't they cancel each other out? You know..the 2 gay fish thing.. &)
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Re: June 21st is Atheist Solidarity Day
« Reply #20 on: June 16, 2011, 02:28:51 PM »
Here's my contribution to Atheist Solidarity Day. If you decide to order one, let me know so I can have bragging rights :)



Here's a closeup of the design...



And before you ask... no, I'm not certain exactly well it looks for real. I'll let you know when mine comes :)
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Re: June 21st is Atheist Solidarity Day
« Reply #21 on: June 16, 2011, 04:27:37 PM »
Do you intend on wearing this shirt, if so, where...?

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Re: June 21st is Atheist Solidarity Day
« Reply #22 on: June 16, 2011, 05:27:11 PM »
If you put 2 jesus fish on your car won't they cancel each other out? You know..the 2 gay fish thing.. &)
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Re: June 21st is Atheist Solidarity Day
« Reply #23 on: June 16, 2011, 05:34:40 PM »
Do you intend on wearing this shirt, if so, where...?

And you are supposed to be an angel how?


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Re: June 21st is Atheist Solidarity Day
« Reply #24 on: June 16, 2011, 06:58:18 PM »
Do you intend on wearing this shirt, if so, where...?

Anywhere and everywhere!

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Re: June 21st is Atheist Solidarity Day
« Reply #25 on: June 16, 2011, 08:47:31 PM »
Do you intend on wearing this shirt, if so, where...?

probably many the same places I would wear my nice new "It's okay to be Takei" t-shirt.  http://www.itsoktobetakei.com/   :)

Pretty awesome that they are sold out of so many things for right now. 
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Re: June 21st is Atheist Solidarity Day
« Reply #26 on: June 18, 2011, 08:39:11 PM »
Here's my contribution to Atheist Solidarity Day. If you decide to order one, let me know so I can have bragging rights :)



Here's a closeup of the design...



And before you ask... no, I'm not certain exactly well it looks for real. I'll let you know when mine comes :)

Ohhh look. I'm on there, bottom left.  ;D
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Re: June 21st is Atheist Solidarity Day
« Reply #27 on: June 18, 2011, 09:55:11 PM »
is it a coincidence that June 21st is also national aboriginal day in Canada?
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Re: June 21st is Atheist Solidarity Day
« Reply #28 on: June 18, 2011, 10:14:19 PM »
Is it to late to get this one printed on a shirt?



Or this one?


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