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    Re: Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol

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    You break a society by first breaking their culture. That's the intent here.
    So our cultures survivablity is dependent on being intolerant of others?
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    Re: Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol

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    So why didn't the United States become a theocracy during the first 200+ years of having Christain displays on government property?

    I believe you, the ACLU and all troublemaking atheists here in the US should practice what you preach. All of you should travel to ISIS territory in Syria and Iraq and demand that your atheist and multicultural ideas be represented near the public beading of infidels.
    Religious influence, like most social functions, is a continuum. The fact that we're less theocratic than Iran doesn't mean we don't display aspects of it currently and historically. It's not all or nothing.
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    Re: Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    So our cultures survivablity is dependent on being intolerant of others?
    Is that what you believe?

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    Re: Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    It's difficult to take the word of those who ae in jail as they'll tend to say whatever you want to hear. But we've both probably heard prisoners say they have 'found God' in prison.

    Religion in United States prisons - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Reports are that O.J. has also embraced Islam.

    And some get religion out of convenience. Prisoners 'converting to Islam to get protection from powerful gangs' | Daily Mail Online

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    But we can clearly agree that the woman committing a crime in the OP was clearly not a Satanist and likely a Christian.
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    Re: Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by Unrepresented View Post
    But we can clearly agree that the woman committing a crime in the OP was clearly not a Satanist and likely a Christian.
    Oh yes, she clearly felt strongly against celebrating evil.

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    Re: Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol

    By itself, a Christmas display is not a step toward theocracy. Stores who support equal rights for gays have Christmas displays. However, when the government supports setting up a Christmas display, a nativity scene etc, it does not exist within a vacuum of actions. It exists within the context of a country where state legislatures fight tooth and nail to put the 10 commandments on government property (Florida). It exist within a context where there are trigger laws just waiting for the day Roe v. Wade gets overturned (Florida again). It also exists within the context of a country where homosexuality is attacked by government officials based on religious grounds (Florida again). Within this context of actions, a Christmas display certainly does count as one more step that state legislatures and governments towards a theocracy. If not a step, it is at least a sign that they are.
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    Re: Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Is that what you believe?
    No, but I fear that is what you believe.
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    Re: Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    No, but I fear that is what you believe.
    No doubt. Fear seems to play a large part in your life.

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    Re: Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    By itself, a Christmas display is not a step toward theocracy. Stores who support equal rights for gays have Christmas displays. However, when the government supports setting up a Christmas display, a nativity scene etc, it does not exist within a vacuum of actions. It exists within the context of a country where state legislatures fight tooth and nail to put the 10 commandments on government property (Florida). It exist within a context where there are trigger laws just waiting for the day Roe v. Wade gets overturned (Florida again). It also exists within the context of a country where homosexuality is attacked by government officials based on religious grounds (Florida again). Within this context of actions, a Christmas display certainly does count as one more step that state legislatures and governments towards a theocracy. If not a step, it is at least a sign that they are.
    The United States is moving towards a theocracy?? Fantastic!!

    You seem completely unfamiliar with Christmas and the cultural role it has played in the democracies!

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    Re: Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Oh yes, she clearly felt strongly against celebrating evil.
    Most do, we don't share a common definition of "evil" as a species, however.
    "The side that stays within its fortifications is beaten." ~Napoleon

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