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    Re: Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    You're completely misreading what I'm saying. Countryboy was asking why someone would be offended by a nativity scene. If you're an orthodox Jew, an agnostic, a fundamentalist Muslim, a scene at city hall might offend you: religiocentric in nature... evangelicals of all kinds push for imagery in public places.
    I'd be offended by it even if I was a Christian because I understand that we have a secular government that isn't allowed to do such things. There are tons of Christians who are very much in favor of separation of church and state.
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    Re: Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    You're completely misreading what I'm saying. Countryboy was asking why someone would be offended by a nativity scene. If you're an orthodox Jew, an agnostic, a fundamentalist Muslim, a scene at city hall might offend you: religiocentric in nature... evangelicals of all kinds push for imagery in public places.
    Can the other religions ask for space to erect their displays? I think as referenced by the fact that Satanists had a display, the answer would be yes. Also, I don't think that Jews, or Muslims are offended by a nativity scene either....In fact I think the only ones offended by a nativity scene, are the less than 1% of people that don't believe in ****, and want to force everyone else to see it their way, or rain on their day. Miserable people really.
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    Re: Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol

    I sometimes wonder if you genuinely miss the glaringly obvious point. If equity is to be preserved, every other religion on the planet is entitled to a space, where none should be, because one religion has inveigled it's way in. Why do you object to the Satanist nativity scene, but not the other? If you figure that out, you might glimpse why people object to Christianity muscling it's way where it shouldn't be.
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    Re: Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol

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    Re: Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    I sometimes wonder if you genuinely miss the glaringly obvious point. If equity is to be preserved, every other religion on the planet is entitled to a space, where none should be, because one religion has inveigled it's way in. Why do you object to the Satanist nativity scene, but not the other? If you figure that out, you might glimpse why people object to Christianity muscling it's way where it shouldn't be.
    When you answer my earlier question, I will engage yours.
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    Re: Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    So's Christianity, but we have to put up with that too.

    How on earth did you come to that Conclusion ?

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    Re: Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol

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    When you answer my earlier question, I will engage yours.
    That will be a first, indeed. In several years.
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    Re: Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    That will be a first, indeed. In several years.
    And still you won't answer a straight question....Why is that so hard for you mouse?
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    Re: Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I try not to, and as we see in many things those who embrace something fervently can be overbearing. But in recent years I think that has receded in the "in your face" aspect....I also, don't think that Christians, (a pretty broad brush there) are saying that only their religion should be recognized in this country. That I believe is a false narrative of those in the minority in this country that believe other things and don't like that the country is roughly 80% Christian. I don't see Christian's attacking Jewish displays, do you?

    We often in here have fierce discussions about the "division" in this country, and who is to blame....Are repubs, are demo's, progressives, conservatives, communists, fascists...etc...Yet here is a clear example of a national holiday that is supposed to foster good will, kindness, charity, and family....This holiday is built around something that is not only a factual historical event, (even if the actual date is in dispute) but in the birth of a man who's sole purpose seems to have been to exclaim love toward one another, and was killed for it.

    The nativity is a representation of the birth of Christ, that's all....Do you also get offended when you see the birth pics of your friends, or family's newborn children? Do you take to FB to denounce them, and say that you are posting abortion pics just to even things out? I suspect not...No, I don't really think that the nativity offends those that say it does, as much as it makes them feel guilty. So they act out like undisciplined children.
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    Re: Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    because it was on govt property
    The thread was about tolerance, you make it about separation of church and state because that is what you want it to be about.
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