Atheist United sign vandalized in Atascadero

September 21, 2015

Atheists UnitedMotorists on southbound Highway 101 near Atascadero noticed Monday morning that an Atheists United San Luis Obispo highway cleanup sign had been vandalized.

The Caltrans Adopt-A-Highway program provides an avenue for individuals or organizations to help maintain sections of California’s highways. Adopt-A-Highway signs provides recognition for the services provided.

“Atheist United SLO stands for reason, compassion, and tolerance for all people,” said Atheist United SLO president Steven Arkowitz. “The highway sign is a symbol of the positive work we are dedicated to performing in our local community.”

Atheist United SLO is a local nonprofit organization representing over 400 non-believers in San Luis Obispo County.

Caltrans removed the sign on Monday and plans to replace it.


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27 Comments

  1. JB Bronson says:

    fat chance-Your response reveals you don’t understand what the graffitti means.

    Some group of trouble-makers is staking claim to an area. If the law-abiding citizens just ignore it, it tells the trouble-makers to continue because nobody is resisting by cleaning it up.

    Two things happen when graffitti gets cleaned up: 1) It tells the troublemakers they have a fight on their hands, and 2) when they go out and re-tag, it gives law enforcement more chances to catch them.

    The alternative is to do nothing and end up like Paso.

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  2. fat chance says:

    Who cares!!! It’s a sign, they all get graffiti on them…

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  3. JB Bronson says:

    Atascadero sorely needs a graffiti eradication program. Tagging in various forms is about and the desensitization to it has begun.

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  4. achillesheal says:

    Before jumping to conclusions about some intolerant Christian group desecrating the poor litter pick up sign, don’t forget that these are the days of creating a hoax to bring sympathy to ones cause.

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    • Ted Slanders says:

      achillesheal,

      Are you equating this act to the ungodly Kim Davis and her antics as county clerk not issuing marriage licenses to the gay community?

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  5. CentralcoastRN says:

    That’s too bad. How are heathens like me supposed to learn to live right when those leading by “example” do stuff like this?

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    • Ted Slanders says:

      CentralcoastRN,

      This act against the Hell bound Atheists was probably done by one of the lessor divisions of Christianity, like the Jehovah Witnesses, or maybe even the Mormons. These two spin offs are always looking for press in any way they can to bring forth their version of our faith in the aftermath.

      If they actually read their bible, they would come forth in admitting this crime!

      “So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.” (James 4:17)

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  6. Ted Slanders says:

    Another disrespectful act by pseudo-christians that don’t know their bible that they pretend to know at their own expense.

    “Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” (Romans 12:19)

    “A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls.” (Proverbs 25:28)

    Jesus and I get so tired of the pseudo-christian element in our society, and this is why He hasn’t returned of late.

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    • shelworth says:

      Well, it’s finally happened, I agree with Ted. What next?

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      • Ted Slanders says:

        Shel,

        The chickens eventually always come home to roost.

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        • Slowerfaster says:

          Brother Ted …also recall Matthew 26:34 …”Jesus said to him, “Truly I say to you that this very night, before a cock crows, you shall deny Me three times”.

          So beware of the cocks showing up en masse !

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    • SanSimeonSam says:

      Ted,

      If you are so tired why not follow his lead and disappear. I hear he is looking for a tennis partner…You play tennis ?

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      • Ted Slanders says:

        Sam,

        Surely you jest in my disappearance? Who would educate you and many others here on CCN upon biblical axioms to try and assure even the pseudo-christian entry beyond the Pearly Gates?

        You should be thrilled that I am here teaching the word, because I have enough stress with Jesus by doing so as the passage below so states.

        “Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness.” (James 3:1)

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    • demiseofslo says:

      Cool storybook man…

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