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The religious right does this kind of crap all the time, it's nothing new. They'll find any way they can of discriminating against non Christians. Credit to him for fighting it, I'm sure he's going to get a lot of death threats.

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Private restaurant can do what they want, he isn't forced to eat there.

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Get over it, you can't tell a restaurant what to do.

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I don't think the restaurant is doing anything wrong. They want to drum up business. Like the owner says,:

"I don

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Sure we are, we should just sit there and take the fact that we're constantly having discrimination rubbed in our faces because we choose not to follow the delusions of the masses.

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Sure we are, we should just sit there and take the fact that we're constantly having discrimination rubbed in our faces because we choose not to follow the delusions of the masses.

Aah, come on...

I get where you're coming from, but I think this is a bit overblown.

Like I said, he isn't being discriminated against. He can go, sit down, and receive the same level of service as everyone else.

Notice he didn't claim otherwise. He's just pi**ed of because of the bulletin 10% thing.

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No I don't think it's overblown. Atheists in America are one of the most hated and discriminated minorities, in fact studies suggests that they're just as hated if not more so than Muslims, and given how much America still cries about 9/11 that's a whole lotta hate.

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Sure we are, we should just sit there and take the fact that we're constantly having discrimination rubbed in our faces because we choose not to follow the delusions of the masses.

Have you filed complaints about bars that have ladies night?

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This isn't a franchised restauraunt.

They can do what they please. Whether I agree with the actual promotion or not, I have a choice to eat there or not. Just don't eat there.

Though, I could see outrage if a restaurant opened that offered 10% off to non-believers. I guarantee you religious groups would do the same. And I would say the same thing. Don't eat there, and mind your own business, if you do not like it.

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Have you filed complaints about bars that have ladies night?

Nope. Because there are actually valid reasons for that beyond "share my delusion and be my pal"

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Nope. Because there are actually valid reasons for that beyond "share my delusion and be my pal"

Oh, so it is OK to discriminate against one group, but not another as long as there is a good reason. Above you made some claim about the poor atheists being a minority. Who cares if a group being a minority, if it is discrimination then it is discrimination. The black population in South Africa is over 79%, but there was apartheid. I guess since they were not in the majority, by your standards, apartheid was OK because it was being done against the majority.

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No, it's because ladies nights aren't done in the name of discrimination, they're done in the name of fun. And your arrogance pretty much confirms my point anyway. I bet if it was a restaurant discriminating against wealthy white Christians the death threats would already be pouring in.

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No, it's because ladies nights aren't done in the name of discrimination, they're done in the name of fun. And your arrogance pretty much confirms my point anyway. I bet if it was a restaurant discriminating against wealthy white Christians the death threats would already be pouring in.

What arrogance? And if I were being arrogant, what point does it prove, that it is OK to discriminate against one group but not another? I also detect a bit of hatred in your comment, as you seem to believe that if you discriminate against white rich people (which is in the minority, being that there are far more poor people than rich, therefore it is discrimination) then they will threaten to kill you.

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Ok then let me give you a little test. Look for a person called Jessica Ahlquist, contact her and ask her how friendly she thinks most Americans are towards Atheists that stand up to the religious fundies in your country, or dare to demand their constitutional rights.

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As much as I don't like it. I'm pretty sure they have the right to do this. I think its ****ty and would not eat there though.

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Ok then let me give you a little test. Look for a person called Jessica Ahlquist, contact her and ask her how friendly she thinks most Americans are towards Atheists that stand up to the religious fundies in your country, or dare to demand their constitutional rights.

I don't care about Jessica Ahlquist - all I care about is your belief that some people can and should be discriminated against because they are not a minority, or because the discrimination is done simply in the name of fun.

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So he is still allowed to order and even get the discount if he gets one of the flyers. And he doesn't have to eat there. No problem here. :/

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The religious right does this kind of crap all the time, it's nothing new. They'll find any way they can of discriminating against non Christians. Credit to him for fighting it, I'm sure he's going to get a lot of death threats.

They said anyone could go to a church and get a bulletin. Doesn't mean they have to attend or be a member.

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No, it's because ladies nights aren't done in the name of discrimination, they're done in the name of fun. And your arrogance pretty much confirms my point anyway. I bet if it was a restaurant discriminating against wealthy white Christians the death threats would already be pouring in.

ah, but there's the rub, the restauraunt is not asking (or forcing) you to believe in (or for) anything are they? They simply want a current bulletion, no one is saying you have to attend the service, you can simply stop by the church and ask for a bulletion and the church would (more than likely) be happy to give you one, take it to said establishment and enjoy your 10% dicount all while wearing an "I hate religeon" t-shirt. THEN, if they didn't give you the discount you would have a discrimination lawsuit.

Otherwise, just eat somewhere else that offers a athiest discount...

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No, it's because ladies nights aren't done in the name of discrimination, they're done in the name of fun. And your arrogance pretty much confirms my point anyway. I bet if it was a restaurant discriminating against wealthy white Christians the death threats would already be pouring in.

from the article:

non church-goers can pick up bulletins from any church and bring them to the restaurant to cash in on the discount.

why you hating?

i don't see an issue with this, or any establishments with infant/child rules, dress codes, age limits etc...

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from the article:

why you hating?

i don't see an issue with this, or any establishments with infant/child rules, dress codes, age limits etc...

He appears to be one of those folks who for practically no reason at all like to make big deals out nothing.

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I can't help wondering whether the tone of the article would be different were the writer made to discuss a restaurant specializing in Middle Eastern cuisine that rewarded discounts to patrons who would pray to Mecca or whose wives wore burkas. Then again, is it much different than the restaurant that offered a free meal to people that dressed up as Spiderman last weekend, or really substantially distinct from bringing in a coupon?

I think it is a tough question, but in the end it boils down to giving preference to people that ascribe to a specific belief, thereby elevating those over others. I think it is vile, but should it be regulated in any fashion? On one hand, freedom is freedom, but on the other hand, if such a time comes that this behavior is commonplace, is lack of government interference merely passive sanctioning of such behavior? I guess I'm in favor of not going down the road where every business has some sort of ideological discrimination in effect and just have people bring in coupon clippings.

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I don't care about Jessica Ahlquist - all I care about is your belief that some people can and should be discriminated against because they are not a minority, or because the discrimination is done simply in the name of fun.

I never said that at all, you're just trolling me. I actually made one statement and that statement was that Atheists are a hated minority. And that was a statement that is true, they are a hated minority. Nowhere did I infer that I think it's OK for majorities to be discriminated against either, I just said that I don't care about things like ladies night because they're not intended to discriminate. So please just cut the crap.

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There is a restaurant next to movie theater near where I live that offers discount for anyone who's bringing in a movie stub. Should I start complaining discrimination against hmm book readers? Or oh I know, maybe I should start complaining to Chipotle. They offer free burritos every Halloween if you dress up as burritos. Are they discriminating against normal sane people?

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