Top 10 Awkward Facts About the Atheist Monument

Atheists unveiled a monument next to a Ten Commandments monument in Florida. The group that built it plans to put up 50 more nationwide.

monument1. A quote on it says: “An atheist believes that a hospital should be built instead of a church.” Which is awkward, because we really haven’t seen all those hospitals the atheists were going to build …

2. The hospital quote is also awkward because it clearly should have said: “An atheist believes that 50 monuments to atheism should be built nationwide instead of a hospital.”*

3. A quote on the monument says atheists “Want war eliminated.” Which is awkward because warriors like Stalin and Lenin and Mao and Hoxha and Ceaușescu – were all atheists.

4. The monument also mocks the punishments threatened in the Old Testament. Awkward: Far worse brutality was actually committed by the atheist warriors listed above – in our lifetime.

5. The “We want war eliminated” quote is also awkward because all of the other quotes on the monument are from Founding Fathers known for starting a war with England.

6. It’s awkward that at the dedication, a preacher used the monument to preach Christ, and the free thinkers got mad at his free thinking.

7. It’s awkward that the monument has what looks like a biohazard symbol on it.

8. But the symbol actually shows an atom. J.J. Thomson won the 1906 Nobel Prize in Physics for discovering the electron. He was a churchgoer who read the Bible every night. Which is awkward for atheists.

9. A quote on the monument says “An atheist strives for involvement in life and not escape into death.” Awkward: atheists Jack Kevorkian (Dr. Death) and Derek Humphry (founder of the Hemlock Society) would disagree.

10. A New Jersey-based group went to Florida to build an atheist monument. That sounds kind of … missionary and proselytizing. Which is awkward for people who are against that kind of thing …


* I thank my atheist friends for correcting my mistake here as to the cost of the monument, which was $6,000, a much better deal than the $22,000 Ten Commandments monument, and the nationwide plans for 50 more (not necessarily every state, thankfully).


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389 thoughts on “Top 10 Awkward Facts About the Atheist Monument

  1. NickBerra says:

    Okay, here we go:
    1. Even if you could keep track of all hospitals being built all over the country, it was a hypothetical statement about how action and medicine are far more effective than prayer.
    2. That isn’t even a fact, that’s just a failed attempt at a witty insult.
    3. The fact that those men were warriors has nothing to do with atheism.
    4. Again, their being warriors and what they did as rulers were not in the name of atheism.
    5. If they are separate quotes used to promote different ideas, then they do not have anything to do with each other. Also, see #s 3 and 4.
    6. That’s just disrespectful and, for the very unfortunate lack of a better word, sacrilegious. It’d be like if an atheist were promoting the Big Bang and the lack of a god in front of Christ the Redeemer.
    7. Not a fact if you disprove it in your next point.
    8. The fact that the man who discovered the electron was religious does not mean anything. The atom is the universal symbol for science, something that atheists embrace with open arms.
    9. I’m not going to get into atheism not being related to actions, so how about this? Two people are not representative of the entire group.
    10. They aren’t placing the monument to convert anyone. They are placing it to have more representation. The number of atheists in the country are growing, and some of us feel that we should have more of a representation.

    Next time you go to post ‘facts’, not just about atheists, but about anyone or anything, make sure they’re actually facts.

  2. nicole says:

    This is souch an embarrassment to christians. Please do not mock people for what they do or do not believe. Please lead others to god and not to Satan. This just makes them want to go towards the devil and the bible says to help them.

  3. saprina says:

    Please fact check before posting.

    It’s “awkward” reading ignorant statements by those who have no concept of history, their own bible, or of the impact of atheists on science and technology progress.

  4. larry sonntag says:

    history of Jewish nation itself disproves the atheistic

  5. Vida Faith says:

    Also would be awkward is that churches have been building hospitals for centuries while the atheists, uhm, have they built one hospital?

  6. MikeManea says:

    Hi, my name is Mike and I am currently working on a book called, ‘How to Debate Atheists.’ I have completed the first three chapters and would appreciate any feedback.

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