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    Re: Obama Launches ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ to Help young Minority Men.....

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Lots of hypocrites attend church....Doesn't make them religious.
    If the country were really "anti religious", then the hypocrites would quit attending church. Why make a show of being religious unless it gives then some advantage?

    Hypocrites, like the poor, we have with us always.
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    Re: Obama Launches ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ to Help young Minority Men.....

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    If the country were really "anti religious", then the hypocrites would quit attending church. Why make a show of being religious unless it gives then some advantage?

    Hypocrites, like the poor, we have with us always.
    What people do in public, and say in private are two different things often...Are you calling the poor "hypocrites"? Why? But you are correct, there will always be poor people for a myriad of reasons, some as simple as they are horrible with money.
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    Re: Obama Launches ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ to Help young Minority Men.....

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    What people do in public, and say in private are two different things often...Are you calling the poor "hypocrites"? Why? But you are correct, there will always be poor people for a myriad of reasons, some as simple as they are horrible with money.
    No, I'm paraphrasing a verse from the Bible about how we will always have poor. The point is, our society is a long way from being "anti religion." Our freedom of religion is one of the greatest accomplishments of this nation.
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    Re: Obama Launches ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ to Help young Minority Men.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    No, I'm paraphrasing a verse from the Bible about how we will always have poor. The point is, our society is a long way from being "anti religion." Our freedom of religion is one of the greatest accomplishments of this nation.
    Agreed, but that great foundation is today being confused with a supposed "freedom from religion" ...
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    Re: Obama Launches ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ to Help young Minority Men.....

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Agreed, but that great foundation is today being confused with a supposed "freedom from religion" ...
    I'm not sure just what that phrase really means. We have the freedom to practice any religion we choose to, or to practice none at all. If we choose to practice none at all, is that what is meant by "freedom from religion?"
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    Re: Obama Launches ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ to Help young Minority Men.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    I'm not sure just what that phrase really means. We have the freedom to practice any religion we choose to, or to practice none at all. If we choose to practice none at all, is that what is meant by "freedom from religion?"
    are you kidding here? You've never heard what the freedom from religion folks want in this society? My goodness, there is even a foundation with the name....

    About FFRF - Freedom From Religion Foundation
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    Re: Obama Launches ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ to Help young Minority Men.....

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    are you kidding here? You've never heard what the freedom from religion folks want in this society? My goodness, there is even a foundation with the name....

    About FFRF - Freedom From Religion Foundation
    Oh, so it's an organization of atheists.
    If someone wants to be an atheist, they have the right to do so, don't they? I really don't see where that organization is tantamount to America being anti religion.

    There are at least a dozen churches in this small town, including Catholic, Protestant, Mormon, and Sikh ones. There is not one single atheist organization among them.
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    Re: Obama Launches ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ to Help young Minority Men.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Oh, so it's an organization of atheists.
    If someone wants to be an atheist, they have the right to do so, don't they? I really don't see where that organization is tantamount to America being anti religion.

    There are at least a dozen churches in this small town, including Catholic, Protestant, Mormon, and Sikh ones. There is not one single atheist organization among them.
    That is quite true for today but it certainly is 'a work in progress', and one that is having some effect on the culture. There is a serious rewrite of history on the website, not out of the ordinary with any start-up fringe group.

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    Re: Obama Launches ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ to Help young Minority Men.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    That is quite true for today but it certainly is 'a work in progress', and one that is having some effect on the culture. There is a serious rewrite of history on the website, not out of the ordinary with any start-up fringe group.
    If the work in progress means that we're headed toward a society that is anti religion, we have a very long way to go before we have one.
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    Re: Obama Launches ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ to Help young Minority Men.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    If the work in progress means that we're headed toward a society that is anti religion, we have a very long way to go before we have one.
    Things can often change quicker than we might think...However, one thing that has always got me concerning this is that we hear a never ending choirs when liberals want to scream that there is a separation between church and state, only not when they want to assault the church...I understand that hypocrisy is a sport in politics, but come on man.....
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