Plus, I noticed you didn't address my other point in this. Do you think that it would be the other side having an issue with a display of the Laws of Islam being up in a school as the only image until being advised by legal council that they should include other, non-religious, historical documents?
And the KJV Bible says "thou shalt not kill". And the one up in the HS appears to be "thou shall not kill", not "thou shall not murder". (going off the images I can find on this)
Not that this is really a big deal in the issue overall, since I think not killing is a good thing to believe.
"A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
You might not know this but when I look at supreme court ruling I look for how they came to that decision and see nothing in those decisions that is accurate. Maybe you can help me and tell me what is supporting such a claim that was made in the supreme court. If not, I see nothing in there to support the claims.
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The affectionate sentiments of esteem and approbation which you are so good as to express towards me, on behalf of the Danbury Baptist association, give me the highest satisfaction. my duties dictate a faithful and zealous pursuit of the interests of my constituents, & in proportion as they are persuaded of my fidelity to those duties, the discharge of them becomes more and more pleasing.
Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between Man & his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, & not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should "make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof," thus building a wall of separation between Church & State. Adhering to this expression of the supreme will of the nation in behalf of the rights of conscience, I shall see with sincere satisfaction the progress of those sentiments which tend to restore to man all his natural rights, convinced he has no natural right in opposition to his social duties.
I reciprocate your kind prayers for the protection & blessing of the common father and creator of man, and tender you for yourselves & your religious association, assurances of my high respect & esteem.
Jan. 1. 1802.
that letter from jefferson is the basis for separation of church and state,it is in no way affiliated with the federalist papers or the constitution.
determining the seperation of church and state from that letter would be the same as saying the 10nth amendment doesnt apply because bill clinton wrote a letter about it.
“You can lead a horse to water, but it is probably crowded with all those people you taught to fish.”