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.

  • American Cannibal

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

  • David Tiffany

    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/

  • http://www.myactsofsedition.com/ Chaz Stevens, Genius

    My thanks for the kind words.

    • The Well Dressed Man


  • Reasor

    “Nice pole.”

  • DeepCough

    A Festivus for the rest of us!

  • kowalityjesus

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

    • http://www.myactsofsedition.com/ Chaz Stevens, Genius

      No, I imagine the debt has to do with financing wars and shit like that.

      • kowalityjesus

        my hay-dar is beeping

  • VaudeVillain

    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

      Thanks for the warning

      • VaudeVillain

        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

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

          • VaudeVillain

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

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