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27-01-2014, 10:46 AM
RE: Atheist flag, motto, hymn, oath and symbol
(27-01-2014 08:44 AM)docskeptic Wrote:  So, I was wondering why the burgeoning atheist movement does not have any of the above. Being motivated by concern for the bumper-sticker industry, I took it upon myself to come up with some suggestions:

1. Atheist flag:

High-brow: A white backgorund (a tabula rasa, indicating no preconceived notions) with a black question mark in the middle, representing our question-all mentality

Low-brow: Skull and cross-bones representing our no quarter given mentality.

2. Atheist motto:

High-brow: Sola scientia or sola intellectus

Low-brow: Gods? Gods? We don't need no stinkin' gods!

3. Atheist hymn:
(Words to be determined by consensus)

O, humanity!
Blah, blah, blah, blah!
Something, something, something, sooooome-thing,
Tom-tiddly om-pom-pom!

Being the herd of cats that we are, could be sung to any tune and tempo.

4. Atheist oath:

I pledge allegiance to reason and to the progress it fosters.
One paradigm to govern our behavior
With liberty and justice for all.

I put "paradigm" in there to make it sound trendy.

5. Symbol:

A stylized light-bulb?

Ideas? Suggestions? Put-downs?

Putting on flame-retardant under-garments and clicking submit...now.

Doc

1. Perfect
2. Perfect
3. Needs improvement, but I'm not good in this area.
4. Great, room for improvement though.
5. I like TTA's A light symbol thingy in the head. I would suggest a variation of that, maybe with a hidden pentagram? (and without the head outline)

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27-01-2014, 10:52 AM
RE: Atheist flag, motto, hymn, oath and symbol
Or maybe:




Whenever life gets you down, Mrs.Brown
And things seem hard or tough
And people are stupid, obnoxious or daft
And you feel that you've had quite enough

Just remember that you're standing on a planet that's evolving
And revolving at nine hundred miles an hour
That's orbiting at nineteen miles a second, so it's reckoned
A sun that is the source of all our power

The sun and you and me and all the stars that we can see
Are moving at a million miles a day
In an outer spiral arm, at forty thousand miles an hour
Of the galaxy we call the 'milky way'

Our galaxy itself contains a hundred billion stars
It's a hundred thousand light years side to side
It bulges in the middle, sixteen thousand light years thick
But out by us, it's just three thousand light years wide

We're thirty thousand light years from galactic central point
We go 'round every two hundred million years
And our galaxy is only one of millions of billions
In this amazing and expanding universe

The universe itself keeps on expanding and expanding
In all of the directions it can whizz
As fast as it can go, the speed of light, you know
Twelve million miles a minute and that's the fastest speed there is

So remember, when you're feeling very small and insecure
How amazingly unlikely is your birth
And pray that there's intelligent life somewhere up in space
'Cause there's bugger all down here on Earth

-Eric Idle, Clint Black

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Science is not a subject, but a method.
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27-01-2014, 10:03 PM
RE: Atheist flag, motto, hymn, oath and symbol
The flag could be a question mark (as you say) but followed by an exclamation mark

?!

This can be interpreted in several ways.

1) Question everything! (but more forcefully)

or

2) What the fuck!

“I am quite sure now that often, very often, in matters concerning religion and politics a man’s reasoning powers are not above the monkey’s.”~Mark Twain
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27-01-2014, 10:10 PM
RE: Atheist flag, motto, hymn, oath and symbol
An atheist motto is : I don't need religion I have a conscience.

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27-01-2014, 10:14 PM
RE: Atheist flag, motto, hymn, oath and symbol
flag:

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motto:

Why?

hymn:





oath:

"I swear by myself to think for myself"

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27-01-2014, 10:43 PM
RE: Atheist flag, motto, hymn, oath and symbol
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This.
This is perfect.
This is our new flag.

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27-01-2014, 10:58 PM
RE: Atheist flag, motto, hymn, oath and symbol
(27-01-2014 10:15 AM)RobbyPants Wrote:  In all seriousness, I like the question mark flag.

Now THAT'S funny.

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27-01-2014, 10:59 PM
RE: Atheist flag, motto, hymn, oath and symbol
(27-01-2014 10:58 PM)WillHopp Wrote:  
(27-01-2014 10:15 AM)RobbyPants Wrote:  In all seriousness, I like the question mark flag.

Now THAT'S funny.

I don't get it

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27-01-2014, 11:00 PM
RE: Atheist flag, motto, hymn, oath and symbol
(27-01-2014 09:40 AM)Chas Wrote:  I think Eric Idle & Trevor Jones have already written our hymn:
...

Trevor?

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27-01-2014, 11:03 PM
RE: Atheist flag, motto, hymn, oath and symbol
Needs moar cow bell.


And cannabis. Don't forget cannabis leaves...

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