Florida Atheist’s Challenge Leads To Display Of Festivus Pole In The State Capitol

festivusA Florida man has forced the state to display his homemade pillar of beer cans alongside a nativity scene at the state capitol, NBC 6 South Florida reports:

A nearly 6-foot-tall pole made from emptied beer cans will be put up in the Florida Capitol this week as a not-so-subtle protest to the recent placement of a Christian nativity scene.

The homemade Festivus pole will be erected most likely on Wednesday in the same first-floor rotunda as a nativity scene depicting the birth of Jesus Christ that was put up last week by the Florida Prayer Network. Festivus is a “holiday” created for the TV sitcom “Seinfeld”.

Chaz Stevens, a Deerfield Beach resident, applied to the state Department of Management Services to put the Festivus pole on display. Stevens said the intent of the Festivus pole is to make a political statement on the need for the separation of church and state.

15 Comments on "Florida Atheist’s Challenge Leads To Display Of Festivus Pole In The State Capitol"

  1. American Cannibal | Dec 15, 2013 at 10:20 am |

    Glad to see Florida still making progress toward the 20th Century!

  2. David Tiffany | Dec 15, 2013 at 11:34 am |

    The depth of his reasoning skills is amazing. Who would have ever thought of making a pole out of beer cans? http://atheistlegitimacy.blogspot.com/

  3. My thanks for the kind words.

  4. “Nice pole.”

  5. DeepCough | Dec 15, 2013 at 6:13 pm |

    A Festivus for the rest of us!

  6. kowalityjesus | Dec 15, 2013 at 9:27 pm |

    I wonder if proportion of haters has anything to do with the national deficit.

  7. VaudeVillain | Dec 16, 2013 at 10:14 am |

    Is that your blog? I’m not really sure what’s going on with it, or why it is particularly relevant here. Convention is that links to random, off-site blog posts should somehow tie into the rest of your comment: in this case, the most likely target would be something about some other guy in some other place building a pole out of beer cans.

    Instead you linked to a rambling step-by-step instruction manual to convince atheists you are uninteresting and that they should just walk away rather than engage with you. Definitely a useful trick under the right circumstances, but not entirely relevant.

    • CynicalAtheist | Dec 16, 2013 at 1:54 pm |

      Thanks for the warning

      • VaudeVillain | Dec 16, 2013 at 9:26 pm |

        I’d tell you to read the first few paragraphs… but by your handle, I’m fairly confident you already have in one way or another.

        • CynicalAtheist | Dec 17, 2013 at 10:25 am |

          If you’ve seen one penis, you’ve seen them all.

          • VaudeVillain | Dec 17, 2013 at 11:26 pm |

            Sometimes they at least have an interesting twist. This one doesn’t, really. It IS extra long, though.

  8. wonderful article.

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