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    Re: Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Why are some religions entitled to a display and others not?
    Just calling a set of beliefs a religion does not make it so. If a bunch of lousy mutts wanted to resurrect the cult of thuggee from old India, which was devoted to murdering people for the goddess Kali, and call it a religion, should the rest of us have to let them put up a memorial in the state capital?

    There are quite a few Supreme Court decisions on religion in the public square under the Establishment Clause, and not all of them make much sense. Nothing in the First Amendment requires completely tolerance of every group of nuts that comes down the pike.

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    Re: Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by matchlight View Post
    Just calling a set of beliefs a religion does not make it so. If a bunch of lousy mutts wanted to resurrect the cult of thuggee from old India, which was devoted to murdering people for the goddess Kali, and call it a religion, should the rest of us have to let them put up a memorial in the state capital?

    There are quite a few Supreme Court decisions on religion in the public square under the Establishment Clause, and not all of them make much sense. Nothing in the First Amendment requires completely tolerance of every group of nuts that comes down the pike.
    I understand your disgust to have a group mock what is a sacred time to you and me. But consider who did it and their purpose behind it! The same with the atheist groups that whine about a Christian display at every opportune time dragging people to court over what? Their intolerance? Wise up friend. This display is nothing of what is yet to come.

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    Re: Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Turns out Thomas Jefferson was a diehard Steelers fan and wanted to be free to use government property to commemorate their championships.
    Strange using "Thomas Jefferson," and "Property" together considering some of the Steelers may be descended from Jefferson's "property."


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    Re: Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    No, though I suspect you spend a lot of time on your knees.
    So then Santa isn't a religious figure?
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    Re: Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    Lol. You do understand the meaning of the word, "symbolism", right?
    When Coke used their influence to convince people that Santa had a Red Outfit and not a green one, that's in Genesis 6:21

    "Go and let Santa Claus now wear a red outfit, so as to better connect him to Coca~Cola products and marketing materials".

    How influential were reindeer in middle-eastern culture, so much so that they had to be constantly mentioned in the Bible?
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    Re: Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    I disagree Countryboy. The yule log goes back to paganism. So does holly and mistletoe. Look up Christmas tree in the Encyclopedia Britannica and you will get a history lesson in the first paragraph about tree worship in ancient pagan customs.
    The evergreen tree was a symbol of the essence of life and was regarded as a phallic symbol in fertility worship.
    Witches and other pagans regarded the red holly as a symbol of the menstrual blood of the queen of heaven, also known as Diana. And if you have ever done a study on Diana of Ephesus, that is one "goddess" that hated little boys and favored girls. She sort of reminds me of the precursor of the feminism of males going on today.
    Here's a picture of her, and you thought a cow had a lot of teats!


    The holly wood was used by witches to make wands.

    The white berries of mistletoe were believed by pagans to represent droplets of the semen of the sun god.

    Both holly and mistletoe were hung in doorways of pagan temples and homes to invoke powers of fertility in those who stood beneath and kissed, causing the spirits of the god and goddess to enter them.

    These customs transcended the borders of Rome and Germany to the far reaches of the known world.

    Do all these traditions mean the same thing today? No. But it can not be denied they have their origins in paganism. These practices were among the pagans in the days of stories of great men of faith in the OT. Even in the Psalms you will find God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob depicted as an evergreen tree most likely to debunk tree worshipers at the time.
    I guess the message I am trying to relay is there are several traditions in a Christian celebration of Christmas that have pagan roots and are the traditions of men. The thing to remember is what is important is the condition of our heart which has nothing to do with traditions of men.
    All of that stuff is in the Bible too.
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    Re: Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by matchlight View Post
    Just calling a set of beliefs a religion does not make it so. If a bunch of lousy mutts wanted to resurrect the cult of thuggee from old India, which was devoted to murdering people for the goddess Kali, and call it a religion, should the rest of us have to let them put up a memorial in the state capital?

    There are quite a few Supreme Court decisions on religion in the public square under the Establishment Clause, and not all of them make much sense. Nothing in the First Amendment requires completely tolerance of every group of nuts that comes down the pike.
    So who gets to choose whether to tolerate a religion or not? You?

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    Re: Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    To you, but not others. Why do your beliefs have to be respected, but not the beliefs of others?
    Since Satan is the antithesis of Christ.
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    Re: Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    Not a single one of those cases are about promoting communism, most are about the free speech and other rights rights of alleged communists and others. Others are about ending the use government resources and power to impose Christian teachings on students. All of those cases are about protecting our rights as per the Bill of Rights. Opposing the Bill of Rights is Unamerican.
    The hard truth you fail to mention is that the ACLU has been protecting communists in all these cases. You cannot deny that the ACLU was founded by communists and filled its ranks with pro-communists. More ignorant people will look at the handful of times that the ACLU defended the Nazis marching in Skokie, or defending a Christian minister here and there. Those were all part of the plan of diversion. It's what the ACLU does 90% of the time to promote Leftist/Communist causes and to remove Christianity from the American people.

    If Christian displays on government land and public school prayer were really violations of the Constitution, then Deist Founders like Madison, Jefferson and Hamilton would never have allowed them in the beginning.

    Another absoulte LIE, that I myself have called the ACLU on is that the ACLU defends the Bill of Rights and the Consititution. That is an absoulte falsehood. The ACLU has never defended the core right of the 2nd Amendment. Their main effort has always been to protect Communists and promote their leftist agenda.
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    Re: Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    When Coke used their influence to convince people that Santa had a Red Outfit and not a green one, that's in Genesis 6:21

    "Go and let Santa Claus now wear a red outfit, so as to better connect him to Coca~Cola products and marketing materials".

    How influential were reindeer in middle-eastern culture, so much so that they had to be constantly mentioned in the Bible?
    Honestly, I don't know why libs have to be such asses about stuff. Just because a corporation uses something in it's advertising campaign, doesn't diminish the meaning people hold in their hearts.

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