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Old 08-15-2009, 01:21 PM
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Old 08-15-2009, 01:27 PM
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Old 08-15-2009, 01:49 PM
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Hypocrisy at it's finest.

Any display or discussion remotely resembling an endorsement of religion by a public entity, is fought tooth and nail as unconstitutional.

Unless of course, such display is against religion. At which time, the same loons vigorously defend it as free speech.
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Old 08-15-2009, 01:51 PM
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Old 08-15-2009, 02:30 PM
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Hypocrisy at it's finest.

Any display or discussion remotely resembling an endorsement of religion by a public entity, is fought tooth and nail as unconstitutional.

Unless of course, such display is against religion. At which time, the same loons vigorously defend it as free speech.
They have advertised for churches, so I fail to see the hypocrisy.
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Old 08-15-2009, 02:33 PM
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Old 08-15-2009, 02:34 PM
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Hypocrisy at it's finest.

Any display or discussion remotely resembling an endorsement of religion by a public entity, is fought tooth and nail as unconstitutional.

Unless of course, such display is against religion. At which time, the same loons vigorously defend it as free speech.
Agreed, I feel more and more that religious texts are simply guides to live ones life. Since the people who wrote those stories told them by word of mouth they have significantly changed from person to person. Language translations certainly don't help maintain its original meaning.

I treat the bible like Greek Mythology. Stories that helped people of a long lost era explain the unexplainable and comfort them in the after life.

I take solace in that fact that I don't know everything. I won't know where I am going or what created the Universe.

I say for the good of everyone that we're all different. Treat everyone with fairness and respect. Sadly most followers of many religions tend to forget that.
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Hypocrisy at it's finest.

Any display or discussion remotely resembling an endorsement of religion by a public entity, is fought tooth and nail as unconstitutional.

Unless of course, such display is against religion. At which time, the same loons vigorously defend it as free speech.
We have a separation of church and state in this country. Not-church doesn't qualify as church.
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If God (or Deity of choice) were to appear, would Congress charge them as a cult leader?
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If God (or Deity of choice) were to appear, would Congress charge them as a cult leader?
I hope so. It is certain to be true.
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Old 08-15-2009, 03:03 PM
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I treat the bible like Greek Mythology. Stories that helped people of a long lost era explain the unexplainable and comfort them in the after life.
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Just ordered a book by Dennis McDonald, arguing that the Gospel of Mark is modeled after Homer's Odyssey in a deliberate attempt to replace Odysseus with Jesus. Should be an interesting read.
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Old 08-15-2009, 03:52 PM
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Poor God. Every country tells its people that they are backed by God as the country to win during war time. Who will he back? Difficult decission. God would be much better off without religion, for when common sense stops, religion takes over. Personally speaking, I believe God did not create man; man created God.
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Old 08-15-2009, 05:33 PM
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We have a separation of church and state in this country. Not-church doesn't qualify as church.
Atheism can not be defined nor discussed, without invoking references to religion. As such, there is no way to address atheism in a government sponsored context, without running afoul of the very separation you claim exists for such matters.
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Old 08-15-2009, 05:42 PM
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I don't believe in atheists .that would require too much faith to do so
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Old 08-15-2009, 06:56 PM
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Atheism can not be defined nor discussed, without invoking references to religion. As such, there is no way to address atheism in a government sponsored context, without running afoul of the very separation you claim exists for such matters.
well, i'm an agnostic. (i think i just disproved the above.) ( and advertisements have nothing to do with governments.)
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