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By Diogenes (articles ) | Aug 18, 2005

Deutsche Welle reports that Ebenezer Scrooge is going multimedia in Cologne.

A number of organizations critical of organized religion, including the International League of Non-Religious and Atheists, have also decided to set up a "religion-free zone" in Cologne for people looking to get away from the spiritual tone that has taken over the city.

"We don't want to insult any Christians, but we want to protest that one denomination has taken over an entire city," Jacques Tilly, a sculpturer who created a float of a toothless dinosaur watching over a flock of sheep that will parade through the city, told German public broadcaster WDR. "We want to show that we are also still here."

"We are also still here ..." Decode this for me, Jacques. The toothless dinosaur is who?

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  • Posted by: - Aug. 19, 2005 2:10 PM ET USA

    They seem to forget that during Oktoberfest and Karnival that there is a 'religious atmoshpere' taking over the whole city, albeit one much less obvious. What respite do people have from Bacchus' religion at these times? And imagine the resopnse there would be if one were established as these have done?

  • Posted by: - Aug. 19, 2005 9:33 AM ET USA

    Could it be a new enigmatic poster boy for natural selection?

  • Posted by: News Hound - Aug. 18, 2005 8:14 PM ET USA

    Who or whom, Diogenes?

  • Posted by: Novus744 - Aug. 18, 2005 6:58 PM ET USA

    Doesn't anything that contains "watching over sheep" also contain religious overtones? If they really want to get away from religion, they will have to adopt entirely new lifestyles, a small part of which will be creating a new method of keeping track of days.

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