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Old 04-15-2005, 08:33 AM   #21
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No, they should cry "Establishment" as noted by the term "requiring".
But I would argue that the Christian Coalition would jump for joy if schools started requiring students to read the Bible. Do you think they'd suddenly cry "establishment" for the sake of the minority?

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The Constitution prohibits the establishment of a state-run church and guarantees the free practice of religion by the public.


The measuring stick of "separation" was invented by the courts.

As a standard, it is overbroad when compared to the Constitutional requirements.

last time i checked, only christians went to a church. jews go to temple. muslims to a mosque.

"separation of church and state" is a phrase specifically tailored to Christianity because it is the majority religion, and that phrase is intended to prevent the estabilshment of Christianity, with no real competitors, as the state religion.
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But I would argue that the Christian Coalition would jump for joy if schools started requiring students to read the Bible.
The usual publicity seeking figure heads would jump. The rest of us would know that such a proposal would never see the light of a classroom.


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Do you think they'd suddenly cry "establishment" for the sake of the minority?
Yes. As you've noted before, just because it has a "Christian" label doesn't mean all Christians would be happy with the end product.
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