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    Re: Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    I see just as many lights as ever. Santa Claus still comes at the end of the Thanksgiving parade.
    You must live in one of the more tolerant and interesting communities.

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    Re: Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    It is vandalism, and I understand the woman is being charged.
    And well she should be. That was the fanciest cotton and construction paper satanic display I ever did see.

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    Re: Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Why should it? Is Santa Claus a religious figure? Well, for someone he probably is, but you know what I mean.
    Because it's a Christmas celebration silly.

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    Re: Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    Because it's a Christmas celebration silly.
    And there is a very secular side to Christmas as well.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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    Re: Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    It is not in the religion business. If a town hangs a banner over the main street welcoming the homecoming of their winning team it doesn't mean they are in the sports business either. Ticker tape parades though the streets of New York doesn't mean the government is in the business of whoever is being honored. It is just that people often get together to publicly celebrate an event that has culture connections, and society is generally better off for it.
    Separation of state and sports is NOT in the constitution, last I checked. (and yes, not those exact words, but that is the meaning that has been upheld over the centuries)

    Parades in our town are held by non-governmental organizations like the Lions' Club. They can choose who participates (although last I checked, everyone can get in). They are not held by the government.

    In a public space - which my tax dollars go to support - the govt. can't allow some religious groups and not others.

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    Re: Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    You must live in one of the more tolerant and interesting communities.
    What are the kind of intolerant and uninteresting communities that have apparently banned Santa Claus?
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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    Re: Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Santa isn't a religious figure. The ones who go around saying "Santa = Satan" aren't atheists.
    Saint Nicholas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Re: Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    What are the kind of intolerant and uninteresting communities that have apparently banned Santa Claus?
    Try to make sense.

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    Re: Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Try to make sense.
    Well, you expressed some degree of surprise that Santa Claus was still at the end of the parade in rocket88's town. I was just wondering where ol' Saint Nick was no longer welcome.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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    Re: Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    I see just as many lights as ever. Santa Claus still comes at the end of the Thanksgiving parade.
    But Jesus doesn't. Imagine that.
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

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