Enough with the ‘Coexist’ stickers already!

by 1389 on August 28, 2010

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Originally posted at 2.0: The Blogmocracy

It takes a particular type of self-righteous and aggressive ignoramus to think that the real evils of this world will all go away if enough people can be shamed or bullied into denying that those evils exist.

Case in point:

Russell Simmons Unveils ‘Coexist’ Banner Near Ground Zero

Huge 'coexist' symbol banner in the apartment windows of Russell Simmons near Ground Zero

Simmons’ apartment on Liberty St. overlooks Ground Zero. Each letter of the banner features different religious and spiritual symbols. Like Bloomberg, Simmons is a big supporter of the planned center: “I was trying to figure out ways I could reach people and promote a message of tolerance…The fact that it is a public discussion, that there’s so many against it is what I think is disappointing to me, that so many people don’t know that we founded our country on the First Amendment,” he told the AP.

Read the rest.

I am not the only one to complain

Recently, I have noticed that I am not the only one who despises this asinine symbolic slogan:

YouTube: Allen West Hates the Co-Exist Bumper Sticker
h/t: Kitman TV

More of Allen West’s speech here.

Coexist Reaction: The Good, The Bad, The Just Plain Silly

By Charlie Sykes
Story Created: May 15, 2009
(Story Updated: May 15, 2009)

As John McAdams sums up the story so far:

It all started with a parody from Tom McMahon, who was aggravated by the extremely smug and intellectually slovenly bumper sticker in which a variety of religious symbols spell out “COEXIST.”

McMahon produced a parody bumper sticker with Nazi and Communist symbols substituted.

His point, of course, was that some religious views are simply impossible to coexist with, and must (like Nazism and Communism) be fought.

Read the rest.

Update: Here’s another parody, courtesy of Mike C. on Blogmocracy:

‘Coexist’ in Firearm Manufacturer Logos

Parody of 'Coexist' bumper sticker spelled out in firearm manufacturers' logos

The underlying spiritual problem

When ‘tolerance’ proves to be nothing more than moral indifference and cowardice cloaked in self-righteousness, it is not a virtue but a vice.

Gates of Vienna: The Sin That Believes in Nothing

We Christians strongly believe in tolerance, and this is what British novelist Dorothy Sayers pointed out about “Tolerance”:

In this world it is called Tolerance, but in hell it is called indifference, the sin that believes in nothing, cares for nothing, seeks to know nothing, interferes with nothing, enjoys nothing, hates nothing, finds purpose in nothing, lives for nothing, and remains alive because there is nothing for which it will die.

If any viewpoint is equally as valid as any other, then no viewpoint has any meaning, and it matters not what any of us thinks, says, or does. This philosophy is truly satanic, and it is called nihilism.

But wait, there’s more:

Coexist Sticker Explained

Coexist: Foolish infidels

Coexist: Other faiths fleeing from suicide-bombing Islam

Coexist: Islam pushing other faiths into a pit


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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kurt August 29, 2010 at 1:04 pm

I have found that if I drift back into the lane occupied by a car with a coexist sticker without giving them an appropriate amount of clearance… 😈 …I can easily goad them into an reaction that is anything but tolerant. Does honking at me and flipping me the bird constitute a desire to coexist?

2 1389 September 4, 2010 at 12:16 am

No, Kurt, it shows a desire on their part to dictate and dominate.

Here’s another funny COEXIST parody:

Agreed: Coexist bumper stickers are teh lame

3 Andy January 20, 2011 at 12:34 am

Religious or not, here’s the Christian version of the coexist sticker. http://eternalcoexistence.com/

4 Tiffany March 16, 2011 at 3:04 pm

I happen to love my co-exist sticker.
& I am spiritual, not religious, which is why it is easy for me to say that all religions should coexist rather than kill each other, judge, condemn, etc. in the name of God… because none of that is Godly at all.

However, I don’t think I know any religious people that use those stickers.

My preference would be of course, that all religions be done away with, but since I don’t see that happening, I choose to promote co-existing.

5 Name May 17, 2011 at 6:27 pm

A common misconception is that these bumper stickers are aimed only at Christians. They are in fact aimed at every single religion they depict, as well as the ones they don’t depict. It is not telling people to coexist with others that want to kill them, it is telling anyone who wants to kill or judge based on religion to coexist instead. The fact that the religions that these symbols represent do not coexist is exactly the point. If they did, there would be no reason for the sticker. And yes, I’m sure that the driver that was not given a proper amount of clearance would want to coexist with you, but he/she would also want you to coexist with them as well. Peace be with you.

6 Sarah August 10, 2011 at 12:22 pm

I’m near-sighted and I have trouble reading the ‘Coexist’ sticker. I only see the word ‘compost’ when I try to read it.

7 1389 August 10, 2011 at 3:03 pm

That fits pretty well! 😆

8 islams not for me January 1, 2012 at 10:50 pm

I never cared for those types of religious sycretist foolishness. All those religions won’t end up in the same palce in the end.

9 Joeythelemur January 4, 2012 at 1:40 pm

It’s pretty simple really, and Mark Steyn said it best. Paraphrasing: The “C” is the only one who isn’t willing to coexist. Conflicts around the world: Muslims vs. Jews in Israel/Palestine, Muslims vs. Hindus in Kashmir, Muslims vs. Christians in Nigeria/Sudan/Egypt, Muslims v Buddhists in southern Thailand, Muslims v (your team here). Whatever one’s views of the merits on a case by case basis, the ubiquitousness of one team is a fact.

Is there anywhere in the world where there are significant tensions between Jews, Christians, Hindus, or Buddhists?? Of course not.

10 grayjohn June 29, 2013 at 12:37 pm

These stickers are stupid because they imply that Islam can exist along side other religions or people who are not Muslim. It simply isn’t the case. If you are not Muslim you are hated by all Muslims. They don’t accept “live and let live” they accept “Convert to Islam or die”. They hate you and even if you’ve known them for years. if the imam gives the word, they will kill you. THEY HATE EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING THAT IS NOT MUSLIM! Wake up and scrape that dumb assed thing off your car before you get raped and killed.

11 Bob June 24, 2014 at 11:11 pm

Editor’s note: Sometimes we wonder if guys like Bob might be right. Could it be the other 98% who are making the rest of the Islam look bad?
CzechRebel – Blog Admin

There is a difference between Islam and radical Islam. Not all Islamics want to kill, only the radicals. It’s like the man who killed the abortionist because his religion condones it. Learn the difference.

Upon reflection, perhaps the rest the Muslims are quietly supporting that 98% of Muslims who do want to kill and/or enslave the rest of us.

12 Donald Bole April 6, 2015 at 11:44 am

where can I get the foolish infidel bumper sticker, and the coexsist one that explains what the C wants to do?

13 Donald Bole April 6, 2015 at 11:47 am

Bob, there only difference between a Muslim and a radical Muslim is that the Muslim does not follow the Qur’an, nor Shari’a (Islamic law) to the fullest…they are considered apostates…this is why ISIS was killing multiple Muslims and it not being a considered a “sin” in the Islamic faith…because the murdered Muslims were not fully practicing Islam…

14 1389 April 6, 2015 at 5:01 pm

@ Donald Bole,

If you do a Google image search you can probably find vendors for them.

15 Donald Bole April 8, 2015 at 8:02 am

I did a google search and came up with a bunch of blogs with the pictures on them…but I did finally find a place…thnx

16 Charles December 8, 2015 at 1:49 pm

if you want an alternative to the coexist bumper sticker, check this one out
but more importantly check out the reasoning behind the sticker here
Christians really need to read between the lines and see hand of Satan behind this sticker, he is preparing people to accept the one world religion (revelations say that the whole world will bow down to the Antichrist).

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