Kentucky DMV Rejects Atheist’s Request for Specialty ‘I’m God’ License Plate

Hart-compressedFRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has rejected an application by an atheist for a specialty license plate that reads “I’m God.”

According to reports, Ben Hart was granted the license plate when he lived in Ohio, but when Hart moved to Kentucky, his application for the plate was denied because it violated state regulations.

Hart consequently contacted the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), which sent a letter to DMV Commissioner Rodney Kuhl to request that the decision be overturned.

“We request that the Division of Motor Vehicle Licensing immediately approved the personalized plate,” it read. “The Division’s restriction of the message because of the viewpoint being expressed violates the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment.”

“It should be plain to see that a state government may not restrict an ‘I’m God’ personalized plate,” the letter continued. “An individual has a protected free speech right to select that message, as they would select a religious message or any other message.”

J. Todd Shipp, an attorney with the Commonwealth of Kentucky, responded to FFRF’s correspondence by holding firm and stating that the plate is not in good taste and could pose a distraction to other drivers.

“Without question, the use of ‘I’m God’ is not in good taste and would create the potential of distraction to other drivers and possibly confrontations,” he wrote. “We would have taken the very same position had the individual requested plates that read ‘I’m Allah,’ ‘I’m Buddah’ or ‘I’m Satan.'”

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Shipp pointed to a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that outlined that states have the right to reject certain plates because of its disagreement with the message it conveys.

“The Commonwealth of Kentucky considers specialized and personalized plates to be government speech,” he said. “Our plates carry the name of our state and any message on a license plate carries an indication of this state’s endorsement.”

FFRF says that it disagrees with Shipp’s assessment and believes that rejecting the plate because it might cause an issue with other drivers would be a heckler’s veto.

As previously reported, in 2013, New Jersey Department of Motor Vehicles approved a vanity license plate bearing the moniker “ATHE1ST” after a clerk initially rejected the application out of his or her belief that the message was objectionable.

While over a thousand words are prohibited to be used on license plates in the state, “atheist” is not one of them, and DMV Spokeswoman Elyse Coffey said that there is “nothing offensive” about touting the denial of the Divine.


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  • TheBottomline4This

    Atheists can be so funny.

    • GubbaBumpkin

      Christians can be so funny too. So many of them think that “freedom of religion” applies only to them.

      • TheBottomline4This

        Thanks for proving my point 🙂

        • Fast Atheist

          Ha!

      • bowie1

        No, but sometimes atheists want to deny their rights to freedom of religion when it comes to public expression. You have it backwards.

        • GubbaBumpkin

          Fer realsies? Whose expression is being denied in the article above?

          • bowie1

            In this case his, but on the grounds of bad taste. In the province of Ontario we also have some restrictions which includes combinations of numbers and letters which might make it look like a regular plate but has some meaning to the owner. For $200 I suppose a person might want to have something that is accepted and not offensive or in bad taste. “I’m God” sounds a bit arrogant.

          • zenlike

            Bad taste is in the eyes of the beholder. And I for one certainly don’t want the government to be the arbiter of this.

          • bowie1

            The government is an arbiter of many things and even some of those might not satisfy everybody.

          • zenlike

            So how did it determine this is ‘bad taste’?

          • bowie1

            Isn’t it obvious? It makes the man look rather conceited and haughty.

          • zenlike

            No it is not ‘obvious’. The guy doesn’t believe in god, so no it is not haughty. More of a joke really.

          • TheBottomline4This

            So if he wants a plate that says he’s allah you’d be fine with that?

          • zenlike

            Of course. If you allow vanity plates, then the rules should be clear on what is and what isn’t allowed. And the rules should not be unconstitutional.

          • tatoo

            What is in bad taste about this? Maybe he is God. How do you know? Even if he isn’t he is allowed to say he is.

          • TheBottomline4This

            What a twisted way of thinking you have. Be careful what you allow dear, sooner or later it will bite you in the tush Franny.

  • Amos Moses

    Dead atheists………. all dressed up with no place to go……………….. they think……….

    • Peter Leh

      i have found shame has always worked in evangelizing the nonbeliever. 😉

      • benanov

        Then you haven’t really evangelized enough nonbelievers. Shame is not going to work on me.

        • Peter Leh

          lol. the 😉 (ie wink) means tongue in cheek

          🙂

          • benanov

            Bah, missed that. Too many kids with their emoji these days.

          • Peter Leh

            ha! me too.. but trying to keep up!

      • Amos Moses

        That is what we are to be before a Holy God….. ashamed for our offence to Him…… that we have come to know we have broken His law……….. and that we are all sinners…… worthy of His wrath……….

        • gizmo23

          Shame and insults are the way to win people over ?

          • Amos Moses

            How would you know? Win them over to what? What are you going to take them into with words of sugar? How do you insult and shame one who knows not these things?

          • Amos Moses

            When can a person come to this point when they have NO shame??????? “Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, ”

            51:1 Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.

            51:2 Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.

            51:3 For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.

            51:4 Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.

            51:5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.

            51:6 Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.

          • tatoo

            Thankfully, I have no transgressions.

          • TheBottomline4This

            Yes you do Franny, lying as you just proved.

          • Amos Moses

            So you seem to imagine………. have you ever lied…….. in just the last week…….. have you flipped off another driver in your car going down the road because you did not like the way they drive……… in just the last week………….. have you ever stolen anything……… took a pen from work …… took anything that did not belong to you………. Please……… you are a liar………………

          • Argus

            Yes I have lied. And?

            have you flipped off another driver in your car going down the road because you did not like the way they drive

            No….i do not have those kind of anger issues. Also, there is a verse prohibiting flipping birds?

            have you ever stolen anything

            No

            took a pen from work …… took anything that did not belong to you

            No

            And..here’s the thing….even if I had said yes to all…that simply means I committed acts that tend to be frowned upon or discouraged by our society via human constructed norms.

            You are basically trying to slap your sin label on any behavior you deem to be “sinful.” circular logic.

            Let me ask you this? Is owning and beating slaves a sin? Yes? Hmm..well your bible CONDONES it. Next.

          • Amos Moses

            “Yes I have lied. And?”

            So you are not without sin…….. So much for your statement “Thankfully, I have no transgressions.”

            Yes, you do…………. So you are not holier than thou….. just self righteous…….. good luck with that……..

          • Amos Moses

            “Let me ask you this? Is owning and beating slaves a sin? Yes? Hmm..well your bible CONDONES it. Next.”

            There is no verse where it is condoned…. it was a system of welfare for many…… it was death to take a man against his will as a slave……

            You support welfare today………. a system far worse that any biblical slavery…… which is not the same as American slavery…… so you are a slave keeper by your support of welfare………… and still self righteous and holier than thou………..

            NEXT………………..

          • Paige Turner

            Just BO.

          • TheBottomline4This

            Franny, your ignorance is your bliss dear. Sad.

          • gizmo23

            Why are my posts being removed I wish someone would tell me

          • DanH

            Want a handkerchief?

          • gizmo23

            No, just an explanation. I don’t need the insults

          • Amos Moses

            Their house,,,,,, their rules………..

          • gizmo23

            Yes but what are those rules? I don’t understand how I violate them

        • tatoo

          Even if you are not a sinner, he seems to be wrathful. He kills infants who haven’t even had time to sin. The choice is to believe in a very capricious God, or none.

          • Amos Moses

            The choice is to know that NONE are without sin……. we do not sin, and so we are sinners………. We Are All Sinners, And So We Sin…….. We have no other way to be outside of God……… We are the “capricious” ones, not Him….

          • zenlike

            There is no sin. It is a made-up word from people who believe in a made-up deity.

          • Amos Moses

            So you are made up…….. as you are your own “diety”………. so fail………….

          • zenlike

            I am not “my own deity”. There are no deities.

          • Amos Moses

            Your deity is either the government, or your belly, you submit to one or the other….. your deity is who you obey………… so which is it………………… You are self righteous…. you think you are better than everyone else………… so it is you…… you submit to your own appetites…. so you are your own deity……….. inescapable logic……. you do not submit to God………. so all you are left with are those two choices…………

          • zenlike

            Maybe you just first look up deity in a dictionary, because you apparently don’t know what that word means.
            You also lie: I do not think I am better then anyone else. I am smarter than you, that is for sure, but only because you cannot string two thoughts together in a coherent order.
            And indeed, I do not submit to god. Also not to the tooth fairy, or odin, or vishnu, or Gandalf, or any other imaginary being.

          • Amos Moses

            ” I do not think I am better then anyone else. I am smarter than you, that is for sure, but only because you cannot string two thoughts together in a coherent order.”

            So holier than thou…….. and self-important…… and your god is your belly……… an outlaw………. again,,,,,,,, hope that works out for you……..

          • zenlike

            Holier than thou… says the guy who claims to speak for an omnipotent being.
            Self important… says the guy who claims to understand the supposed creator of everything.
            Once again, you prove you do not even understand very simple words. Add them to the list to look up dictionary. Also add outlaw, since you also do not understand that very simple word.

          • Amos Moses

            “says the guy who claims to speak for an omnipotent being.”

            Where?……….. yeah, nowhere………… He speaks for himself………. through scripture…. So you are still self justified…. self important ……… holier than thou……….

          • zenlike

            Scripture written by men, translated multiple times by men, and interpreted by men. Have you picked up a dictionary yet?

          • Amos Moses

            Scripture interpreted by men is not scripture…………. have you picked up a bible lately…….

            So when you read a book that is translated……. what……… what does that mean…… as far as the book goes……… do you only read books written in English……. so “War and Peace”…… off your list……… How about Platos “Republic”……… off your list….. or Tacitus’ Annals……. none of those were written in English….. and have been ……..”translated multiple times by men, and interpreted by men” ……….. so what does that do to your theory……………

          • zenlike

            All those books you mention are fiction. Just as your bible. But the difference is nobody pretends those other books are the word of god. You truly are one dumb idiot.

          • Amos Moses

            So “Julius Caesar’s The Gallic Wars”, which is a history book………. as are. …… Pliny the Younger’s Natural History (7 manuscripts; 750 years elapsed); Thucydides’ History (8 manuscripts; 1,300 years elapsed); Herodotus’ History (8 manuscripts; 1,350 years elapsed); Plato (7 manuscripts; 1,300 years); and Tacitus’ Annals (20 manuscripts; 1,000 years)……….. none in English…….. all translated and “interpreted”……

            “nobody pretends those other books are the word of god. ”

            Nothing to pretend about………

          • zenlike

            Repeating your meaningless argument does not suddenly make it meaningful.

          • Amos Moses

            Only because you cannot understand the “concepts” that you put forward……..

          • zenlike

            It is you who put forward the concept of sin. Seriously, try to keep up would you?

          • Tangent002

            Did your computer come with extra periods?

          • zenlike

            They are there as placeholders for coherent positions. Any minute now…

          • Amos Moses

            So which of those words you just used is a made up word…………….. trick question……….. they were all made up………..

          • zenlike

            You are right, if not pedantic. OK, have it your way. It is a made up word for a made up concept.

          • Amos Moses

            All your words are made up words………….. so what point do you have or think you have…..

          • zenlike

            Not all CONCEPTS are made up. Learn basic English you ignoramus.

          • Amos Moses

            “Not all CONCEPTS are made up.”

            LOL!…………. sure they are………. even the concept “ignoramus.”……………… and you were not talking about “concepts” ……….. you said it was a made up word………. so… what…….. when you are sitting on a tree branch…………. not a good idea to saw off the part between you and the tree………………….

          • zenlike

            All concepts are made up? Thanks for owning up that sin is made up.

          • Amos Moses

            That is according to you…… if sin is “made up” then so is everything else…….. according to your world view……….. so live with it………….

          • zenlike

            You said so yourself in your previous comment. Do try to keep up…

          • Foxxblood

            I am positively without sin. Your statement is false.

          • Amos Moses

            So you have never lied……….. fail………… you have……….. so you are a sinner……….

          • Foxxblood

            Yeah sure…I have lied in my life but that is NOT sin.

          • Tangent002

            Yeah, that’s why I do not believe in your God.

          • Amos Moses

            Hope that works out for you……………

          • Argus

            Given that you have failed to demonstrate your claim and have provided zero evidence to show it is true, I am justified in simply rejecting your claim out of hand. Cheers.

          • Amos Moses

            There was no claim………. so…….. what?……….Cheers

          • TheBottomline4This

            Hmm, worried about infants “being killed”. Can we presume you are pro life then Franny?

          • Amos Moses

            There is no one who is not a sinner…………….

          • GubbaBumpkin

            There is no one who is not a sinner

            In which Amos Moses denies the existence of Jesus Christ and his blessed mother Mary.

          • TheBottomline4This

            I’m sure Amos is meaning us human beings.

          • GubbaBumpkin

            I’m sure Amos is meaning us human beings.

            The Bottomeline4This denies the humanity of Jesus Christ, thus committing heresy, possibly of the Apollinarianism variety.
            As for denying the humanity of his blessed mother Mary, that’s just bizarre.

          • TheBottomline4This

            You’re a fool Gubby. I didn’t deny Jesus. Do you deny Jesus is the only way to Heaven???

          • GubbaBumpkin

            I’ll be long gone before you figure out that you have contradicted yourself.

          • TheBottomline4This

            Riight. Back it up and point out how you think I have contradicted myself??? I’ll wait…

          • zenlike

            I deny there is a heaven.

          • zenlike

            Mary is supposed to be a human being. Ready your own damn holy book.

          • TheBottomline4This

            Where did I say Mary wasn’t a human being?

          • zenlike

            Amos: “There is no one who is not a sinner”

            Gubba: “In which Amos Moses denies the existence of Jesus Christ and his blessed mother Mary.”

            You: “I’m sure Amos is meaning us human beings.”

          • TheBottomline4This

            That is not me saying Mary wasn’t a human being. Ya like to twist Zenny.

          • zenlike

            Hey, don’t blame me for you communicating vaguely.
            So Mary was sinful according to you?

          • TheBottomline4This

            Yes, Mary was a sinner.

          • zenlike

            Again: read your own damn holy book.

          • TheBottomline4This

            I have and do. Share the verse that makes you think otherwise. I’ll wait…

          • zenlike

            Which sin did Mary commit?

          • TheBottomline4This

            Share the verse or move on. I may answer your question after you share the verse(s). If you can’t share the references, move on Troll.

          • zenlike

            I have the quote the verse in which she DIDN’T commit a sin? You see how impossible that is, do you?
            But be happy: according to the largest christian denomination in the world, you are now a heretic. Congratulations!

          • TheBottomline4This

            You went to public schools didn’t ya. Didn’t think you could provide backup. Bye Troll Zenny.

          • zenlike

            Jesus raped children. Now give me the verse in which it says he didn’t…
            See how that works? Now, you would say that it is up to me to prove my positive claim, eg that jesus did this, and not you to disprove this. I agree. Which is why you should provide proof of Mary committing sins. Nowhere in your bible says it that everyone is guilty of committing sins.

          • Argus

            We can drag this discussion on and on..but let’s cut to the chase.

            Can anyone demonstrate that humans are all sinners?

            This would necessitate we define sin — as it seems to vary based on the various human groups which create the mental construct of sin in the first place.

            Answer that question and we can then proceed to discussing it more.

          • TheBottomline4This

            You’re a pawn of satan. Predictable atheist rhetoric and talking points.

          • Argus

            Ahh..so you call me names instead of addressing my valid points. I notice you simply called me a name instead of answering my question.

            This is known as an ad homineum attack. To wit:

            Ad hominem (Latin for “to the man” or “to the person”[1]), short for argumentum ad hominem, is a logical fallacy in which an argument is rebutted by attacking the character, motive, or other attribute of the person making the argument, or persons associated with the argument, rather than attacking the substance of the argument itself.

            Look if you want to be insulting and call names…at least be imaginative: How about a Rook of Satan?

          • George T

            TheBottomline4This: If it’s predictable, you should’ve had a better retort loaded and waiting.

          • Tangent002

            Jesus and Mary were aliens????

            Jesus and Mary!

          • Amos Moses

            Mary said she was a sinner in need of a savior,,,,,,,,,, if she was without sin…… then why would she need a savior?……….

            Christ said……..

            Matthew

            19:16 And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?

            19:17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.

          • Foxxblood

            Sorry – you are dead wrong. I am not a sinner.

          • Amos Moses

            You just lied ……………. and so you are …………. so fail………..

          • Foxxblood

            No genius.
            1. I did not lie.
            2. A lie DOES NOT equal sin.

          • Amos Moses

            “2. A lie DOES NOT equal sin.”

            It is bearing false witness… it is a sin….

            Leviticus
            19:11 Ye shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another.
            All of those are sins…………

            Ephesians
            4:25 Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.

            and you just lied again……………. So fail…………..

          • Foxxblood

            1. I did not lie
            2. Quoting the bible does absolutely nothing to improve your argument. That could not possible be more obvious.
            3. A lie…. IS a lie nothing more. A lie DOES NOT equal sin.

            Sooooo – EPIC FAILURE on your part.

          • Amos Moses

            You have never lied………….

            No, you have………… sorry………… i am not buying your lie………

            And you are a liar………… a lie is a sin……… and you have no proof to the contrary…………… even in law………….. bearing false witness…….. is punishable………… called perjury……………

          • Foxxblood

            Of course I have lied in life. What I have never done is sin. PERIOD.

            Lying does not equal sin. A lie equals a lie not a sin.

          • Amos Moses

            So you have………………. if you lied then you have sinned……… and you are a sinner……….. not because you sinned…………. but because you were born a sinner……………… and lying is a sin……..

            So if your child lies to you………….. you just let it go because………. what…..

          • Foxxblood

            I was born without sin. I also have never EVER sinned in my life.
            My child has never committed any sins in his life either. Not a single time EVER. It does not matter how many times arrogant and presumptuous immoral jerks like you repeat the same nonsense over and over again.

          • Amos Moses

            Wow!……. those are some monumental lies……….. and make you a sinner…… good luck

          • Foxxblood

            Not a single lie in what I said.

            Yep – good luck being immoral jerk! Have fun being dishonest to good people and telling them they are “sinners”.

          • Amos Moses

            Yep – good luck being immoral jerk! Have fun being dishonest to good people and telling them they are (not) “sinners”.

            Back at ‘cha……………

          • Foxxblood

            ROFL – I don’t tell anyone they are (not) sinners for extremely obvious reasons

          • Amos Moses

            Telling people sin is not sin………………… is being an immoral jerk….. and very dangerous….. again………… good luck with that paradigm………. and where it leads you……….

          • Foxxblood

            1. I don’t tell anyone whether they sin or they do not sin. That is not my job. That is for immoral pricks like you.
            2. Funny you would tell me I am an immoral Jerk when you post things like “very dangerous” and “and where it leads you…..” Most people in the world are not scared of this imagined punishment. Especially because not once have you ever demonstrated that that punishment is dangerous or even exists.

          • Amos Moses

            Everyone sins………….. so whether you tell them or not is not an issue…………

            “That is for immoral pricks like you.”

            That always wins an argument…… name calling…….. loser tactic……..

            “Most people in the world are not scared of this imagined punishment.”

            Punishment is not imaginary and you do not have to wait for the consequences…… they come in this life…… and rather quickly………

          • Foxxblood

            You don’t read very well do you.?

            As previously stated. I have not sinned every….PERIOD. What don’t you understand about that? Telling me that everyone sins is absolutely false because “everyone” does includes me. I have proved your point factually incorrect.

            Name calling? If I see a duck and I call it a duck that is not name calling.

            “Punishment is not imaginary” Well if its not imaginary you will not have any problem showing it to me. Go ahead….I will wait.

          • Amos Moses

            “I have not sinned every….PERIOD.”

            and by that statement alone…….. you are a liar………. and have sinned………..

            “What don’t you understand about that? ”

            Back at ‘cha……… What don’t you understand about that?

          • Foxxblood

            Well since we are randomly making stuff up that they other said – Why do you support child rape? Don’t you feel terrible? I mean even the worst criminals in prison do not support child rape? Why do you?

          • Amos Moses

            Every one lies, you lie, lying is a sin………. not made up…………… you are a sinner because you lie…. Sorry……….

          • Foxxblood

            Raping children is not made up either. Why would you be so immoral so to support it?

          • Foxxblood

            Hundreds of thousands of children are being raped right now at this very moment. Your God not only makes this happen but also allows it to happen. You worship your God and praise him for child rape. This is hideously wicked and immoral. Child rape supporters such as yourself belong in a jail cell for a very VERY long time.

          • WorldGoneCrazy

            The biggest liars are the lying liars who say they don’t lie. Like Hell-ary.

          • Argus

            I’m not.

          • Amos Moses

            You just lied……….. so you are…………..

        • Peter Leh

          hmm…. I read it is the mercy of god that lead to repentance not making fun of unbelievers. 🙂

          • Amos Moses

            Pointing out sin is not making fun………….. You are now bearing false witness for Christ by your statements……….

            Repentance From What?

          • Peter Leh

            naw you were making fun….

            “Repentance From What?”

            ask paul.. he said it. 🙂

          • Amos Moses

            So how do you repent of the law you broke when you either do not know what the law is or you deny it as law……….. which atheists do………………

          • Peter Leh

            you know the law you broke by how much you made fun of them no?

          • Amos Moses

            No, if you do not know the law,,,,,,,, how do you come to repentance………

            “What shall we say then? Is the law sin? Certainly not! On the contrary, I would not have known sin except through the law. For I would not have known covetousness unless the law had said, “You shall not covet (Rom. 7:7).”

          • Peter Leh

            “No, if you do not know the law,,,,,,,, how do you come to repentance………”

            going by your example you make fun of them …

            I mean we learned that in evangelism explosion, no?

          • Amos Moses

            Who have i made fun of and where……… my comments are all open ….. go for it……

          • Peter Leh

            the athiest.

            actually i apologize. my original accusation was shame not making fun

          • Amos Moses

            “To tell a man he is a sinner without telling him what sin is, is like telling him he is under arrest without telling him what he’s charged with.” – Ray Comfort

        • Gott Mit Uns!

          It truly takes a special kind of person to willingly worship an angry and vengeful deity.

          • Amos Moses

            So go find one…………..

    • zenlike

      Dead christians………. all dressed up to go to a non-existing place……………….. they believe (but have zero proof for)……….

  • Peter Leh

    there are restrictions to vanity plates

    • GubbaBumpkin

      But odd to find that “vanity” is one of them.

      • Peter Leh

        lol yep

      • TheKingOfRhye

        Vanity plate of vanity plates, all is vanity plates…..

    • Tangent002

      Couldn’t an atheist or Buddhist find “GODBWY” offensive?

  • muzjlk

    Doesn’t he look like a bright, bubbly fellow? Atheists always look like that in their photos, just spreading sunshine wherever they go.

    • gizmo23

      Of course the way to win them over is to insult them

      • TheBottomline4This

        Well, insulting and name calling, such as bigot, you should die, etc is the go to of the left, so not sure what your point is with that comment.

        • gizmo23

          Read the previous comment. I would say the right, as well as Christians, do a far share of name calling. Just read some posts here

          • TheBottomline4This

            Oh I agree both sides do it.

    • tatoo

      He does look nice. Much better than those Duck people, the Robinsons.

      • Oshtur

        You’re not one to judge males, though, are you?

    • Argus

      I cannot speak for all atheists…but I seem to be perceived by my peers as jolly and peaceful and fun to be around (Christian and non Christian friends and colleagues).

    • disqus_O2BUmbLecp

      Actually, he looks like he is suffering from insomnia(= large eye-bags). Does he take sleeping pills or propofol.?
      …….He does not look at all bright n bubbly. In fact, he looks glum n not very happy, typical of some atheists spreading darkness wherever they go.

  • tatoo

    First you want to kill freedom of religion, then freedom of expression. You Christians are really authoritarian.

    • TheBottomline4This

      Says the one whose side does the exact same thing and more. smh

      • Argus

        In what ways specifically?

    • Oshtur

      Another bored atheist troll. You poor pitiful things.

      • Argus

        Ad hominem (Latin for “to the man” or “to the person”[1]), short for argumentum ad hominem, is a logical fallacy in which an argument is rebutted by attacking the character, motive, or other attribute of the person making the argument, or persons associated with the argument, rather than attacking the substance of the argument itself.

    • Gary Whiteman

      Apparently gays and lesbians are, according to what I’ve heard from people who work in Emergency Rooms. Saturday after midnight is Domestic Violence Happy Hour.

  • The Captain

    “The Commonwealth of Kentucky considers specialized and personalized
    plates to be government speech,” he said. “Our plates carry the name of
    our state and any message on a license plate carries an indication of
    this state’s endorsement.”

    So it looks like the Commonwealth’s own attorney just argued that the states own license plates that say “In God We Trust” is a direct violation of the 1st amendment since by his own admission that is a state endorsement of a religion. I guess Shipp will be advising the state to remove those plates for purchase now????

    Oh no that’s right…ya’ll a bunch of hypocrites!

    • TheBottomline4This

      Unless you were born before 1956, In God we trust was around before you were and will be around long after you are gone 🙂

      • The Captain

        Doesn’t make it constitutional. Especially since Kentucky’s own attorney just accidentally argued against it.

        • Tangent002

          ‘In God We Trust’ was ruled Constitutional by the SCOTUS. The reasoning was that ‘God’ had been secularized to the point of losing any specific religious connotation.

          Now the Talibaptists are using this motto as evidence that the U.S. is a Christian Nation™. Ironic.

          • My Friendly Atheist disqus acc

            Then I would say the same thing applies to this man wanting “I am god” on his plate then. They seem to want it both ways, where they can legally stop “god” from being a state sponsoring of religion on a plate when this guy does it, but not when it’s a state sponsoring religion on a plate (or money) when they do it. Like I originally said hypocritical.

          • Argus

            Except for the fact that he made it clear that his IM GOD plate was simply humorous or satirical and not an expression of religion.

    • disqus_O2BUmbLecp

      There is a very big difference in saying “I’M GOD” and “IN GOD WE TRUST”.

  • DoorknobHead

    It seems like a pretty accurate License plate. God is a surrogate place holder for what people maintain within their own minds. A person’s gods just happens to believe all the same things the person believes, because they are the same being. It is not like a Christian says god hates homosexuals, but the person likes homosexuals and that is one thing they do not agree on, but they still believe in that version of a god. Instead the person states god is a loving god and has love for everyone, including homosexuals. It is not like a Christian says god loves everyone, but the person hates homosexuals and that is one thing they and their god don’t agree on, but they still believe in that version of god. There are as many versions of god as there are versions of people. God: It’s people! Gods don’t kill people, people kill people. Gods don’t hate people, people hate people. Gods don’t discriminate against people, people discriminate against people.

    • TheBottomline4This

      Yeah, it kind of reminds me of the trans people. They believe they are the opposite sex, which of course is impossible, but they believe anyways. Their belief is so certain, regardless of the fact that they are the sex they were born and will die the sex they were born. But they continue with their beliefs. Oh those trans people sure are something else.

      • Argus

        Ha ha…you don’t really get how trans works do you?

        Here’s a question: What does it matter to you?

        • TheBottomline4This

          I know how trans work dear. You don’t know how God works, but one day you’ll find out 🙂

      • DoorknobHead

        Yeah, it kind of reminds me of god people. They believe they are going to live forever, which of course is impossible, but they believe anyways. Their belief is so certain, regardless of the fact that no evidence of an afterlife or the supernatural exists. But they continue with their beliefs. Oh those god people sure are something else.

        • TheBottomline4This

          Trans people actually believe that they are the opposite sex. Their belief system is false and fantasy.
          Now you may copy and spit it back, but make sure you replace the trans word 🙂

          • DoorknobHead

            God people actually believe that they are going to live forever. Their belief system is false and fantasy.

            Mission Accomplished.

          • TheBottomline4This

            Aww, such a good little satan pleaser you are.

          • DoorknobHead

            I do not think not even Satanists believe in Satan. I think they consider Satan only a metaphor, just like religions should be doing about their gods. Have you read the Seven tenets of the Satanic temple. They are so much better than the ten commandments.
            SEVEN TENETS OF THE SATANIC TEMPLE
            1) One should strive to act with compassion and empathy for all creatures in accordance with reason
            2) The struggle for justice is an ongoing and necessary pursuit that should prevail over laws and institutions
            3) One’s body is inviolable, subject to one’s will alone.
            4) The Freedoms of others should be respected, including the freedom to offend. To willfully and unjustly encroach upon the freedoms of others is to forgo your own
            5) Beliefs should conform to our best scientific understanding of the world. We should take care never to distort facts to fit our beliefs.
            6) People are fallible. If we make a mistake, we should do our best to rectify it and resolve any harm that may have been caused.
            7) Every tenet is a guiding principle designed to inspire nobility in action and thought. The spirit of compassion, wisdom, and justice should always prevail over the written or spoken word.

            CHECKMATE CHRISTIANS!
            I’m not a satanist, but the SEVEN TENETS OF THE SATANIC TEMPLE TRUMPS YOUR TEN COMMANDMENTS (or even all your commandments — there are several other commands from a mythical god in the bible). Hmm, no mention of Satan either. Just the commandments alone without any other ceremonial rituals is good all on its own.

          • TheBottomline4This

            It went over your head. I didn’t mean you were a satanist. You are his pawn though.

          • DoorknobHead

            Does not matter if you were being literal or not. Seven beats ten. A pawn of a mythical being? Good point. God people are not really pawns of a god, or sheep of a god, or fools for a god, since god is also mythical and only metaphorical.. They are not slaves to a god that does not exist, just slaves to ideology and dogma. Ideas matter. Great ideas matter greatly.

          • TheBottomline4This

            Just like trans are not who they think they are. Right??? You don’t support their beliefs do you???

          • DoorknobHead

            Sorry, don’t know too much about the trans sexual issue. Something about bathrooms? Can’t keep up on all the world’s problems. Buildings would be a lot cheaper if there were only one bathroom per building. There used to be three or more bathrooms for buildings — when segregation of black people was imposed. Hmmm, I wonder who would segregate black people? Must have been ancient thinking from ancient minded people.

          • TheBottomline4This

            Racism is stupid. All skin colors are beautiful. As for the bathroom thing…should be atleast 2 bathrooms in a building 🙂

          • DoorknobHead

            Maybe. But none of this has to do with license plates…or does it.

          • TheBottomline4This

            haha, probably not, but then again it could 😉

  • Paul R

    Yet you coudnt even get a plate made by an inmate. Youre one heck of deity alright lol

  • Scott Davenport

    This moron says there’s no God, yet he’s wearing a wedding ring which means he’s probably “married”, a Christian tradition. And I wouldn’t take all the money in the world to be him when he stands in front of his Creator with that smart ass attitude….:)

    • LenKoz

      Wait…being married is a CHRISTIAN tradition? So no one that belongs to any other religion is actually married? Or do you think that wedding rings are a Christian tradition. If so, I suggest you actually look into the history of the wedding ring. The origin is likely in Egypt about 6,000 years ago, you know, roughly 4,000 years before Jesus showed up? Who is the moron now, Scott? Oh, and why do you feel the need to put quotes around married? Is it because since he’s an atheist he can’t possibly be married according to Christian tradition?

  • WorldGoneCrazy

    “There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, “Thy will be done,” and those to whom God says, in the end, “Thy will be done.” All that are in Hell, choose it. Without that self-choice there could be no Hell. No soul that seriously and constantly desires joy will ever miss it. Those who seek find. Those who knock it is opened.” ― C.S. Lewis

    Let him have his silly license plate – life is short, then the Judgement. It will only be that much funnier, for Christians, when he meets the Real One. “Dude, the joke’s on you!” 🙂

    He does look a little bit tormented already. Reminds me of my driver’s license photo in my atheist days.

    Besides, it would even be a great way for Christians to witness to him. I know if I saw that at a gas pump, I would chuckle and say “Pardon me, Sir, but do you have any evidence for your assertion?” Great start to a fun conversation!

    • George T

      WorldGoneCrazy: …or it’s a good way for him to attract people to reason out of their faith.

  • disqus_O2BUmbLecp

    Let him try that in Saudi Arabia, Pakistan or Bangladesh.

    Some atheists r attention-seekers.

  • IslandAtheist

    If it’s not in good taste why did Jebus do it?

    • disqus_O2BUmbLecp

      Did Jesus get such a number plate.?

      • Tangent002

        “SN F GD”

        • disqus_O2BUmbLecp

          Same to u.

  • Frank Dorka

    Christian membership has it’s privileges. This is one of them.

  • Sharon Goodenough

    If he is God, then why is he having such trouble getting this license plate? (And why can’t he do anything about that receding hairline?) There are (at least) 2 sure things in life: 1-There IS a (one, true, eternal, omniscient, omnipotent, creator) God. 2- You are not HIM!

  • Gott Mit Uns!

    Why would anyone intentionally move to Kentucky?

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Atheists are obsessed with the idea of God, but they always dishonor God and persecute His people. Non-West does evil out of barbarism and ignorance, but the Western nations are repaying the good with evil when they attack Christianity.

  • Tree L. Bolling

    A lot of people need this plate… they drive like they are “GOD”… yup, all you peons get out of my way I’m coming through. LOL!

  • james blue

    Plates are for vehicle identification, not billboards to promote personal messages and should be plain and easy to read. They should be issued randomly with no personal messages or names. The only writing on them should be the number and the name of the issuing state.

    Everything else is a bumper sticker