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Old 03-26-2006, 03:30 AM   #61
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One of the weakest arguments I've seen. And I see this phrase all the time.

Have you seen these other religions in government buildings?
And Christian groups have sued on the basis of "separation of church and state" anytime they've seen other religions represented more than them (i.e., when state universities required reading and writing essays on the Koran following 9/11).

So they sure know how to use these laws they supposedly deny when it suits their narrow interests.

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Old 03-26-2006, 04:37 AM   #62
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The U.S. Constitution declares freedom of religion

not freedom from religion.

That's not entirely true (freedom from religion)

We have freedom from state established religion
I have freedom from your religion and you of mine
The only real guarantee is that we both can worship as we please

In fact, that's one of the things that is said verbatim

no interpretations needed

and Thank God for it (I suppose that might be slightly ironic )
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Have you seen these other religions in government buildings?
Yes, all the time.

For example, government seals include symbols from various religions. The Seal for the City of Los Angeles contains the Godess Pomona.
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That's not entirely true (freedom from religion)

We have freedom from state established religion
I have freedom from your religion and you of mine
The only real guarantee is that we both can worship as we please

In fact, that's one of the things that is said verbatim

no interpretations needed

and Thank God for it (I suppose that might be slightly ironic )
Actually, it is true. You have no right to be "free from" other religions - what ever that really means.

The Constitution sets two clear principles:

1. No establishment of a state run church.

2. No interference with the free exercise of religion.

There is nothing that says we can be free from someone elses religion.
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Yes, all the time.

For example, government seals include symbols from various religions. The Seal for the City of Los Angeles contains the Godess Pomona.
And do people in the great city of LA swear on her holy scriptures before secular legal proceedings? There is quite a difference of degree here that you're glossing over, Doug.

(Although given my impressions of LA, perhaps the do swear of the bible of the Goddess Pomona. )
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And do people in the great city of LA swear on her holy scriptures before secular legal proceedings? There is quite a difference of degree here that you're glossing over, Doug.

(Although given my impressions of LA, perhaps the do swear of the bible of the Goddess Pomona. )
Please point out the material degree of difference for sake of discussion - the degree that is a clear violation of the Constitution.

Current secular legal proceedings do not use a Bible. Well, maybe on television.
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The title of this thread was wrong,
based on the first post



however,
I have found an article that does fit the title.

and here it is:

http://www.send2press.com/newswire/p...0411-002.shtml
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What would we do without your sense of humor...?
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Here's a war on Easter

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Don't go to church on Sunday
Don't get on my knees to pray
Don't memorize the books of the Bible
I got my own special way
Bit I know Jesus loves me
Maybe just a little bit more

I fall on my knees every Sunday
At Zerelda Lee's candy store

Well it's got to be a chocolate Jesus
Make me feel good inside
Got to be a chocolate Jesus
Keep me satisfied

Well I don't want no Anna Zabba
Don't want no Almond Joy
There ain't nothing better
Suitable for this boy
Well it's the only thing
That can pick me up
Better than a cup of gold
See only a chocolate Jesus
Can satisfy my soul

(Solo)
When the weather gets rough
And it's whiskey in the shade
It's best to wrap your savior
Up in cellophane
He flows like the big muddy
But that's ok
Pour him over ice cream
For a nice parfait

Well it's got to be a chocolate Jesus
Good enough for me
Got to be a chocolate Jesus
Good enough for me

Well it's got to be a chocolate Jesus
Make me feel good inside
Got to be a chocolate Jesus
Keep me satisfied
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So I guess no one else wants to share?

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