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    Re: Atheists take aim at Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I am pleased to see that you have chosen to now use the quote code correctly. I appreciate it.



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    Also, you might notice that over the last week, some of my posts have horrible spelling while others are just fine. This is because the public library's computers have MS Office, while my father's computer has no word program at all.

    It's so much easier to simply exorcise torrence then assume you know all the facts and begin to make assumptions.
    1) I always used the system correctly. Since making an effort to stifle you whiny babies I've had to do much more work with my posts to get them to quote correctly and having to have at least 2 windows open to reference what the hell was being said. So, don't expect it much longer.
    2) You didn't rephrase your response so that it's intelligible.
    3)I was merely busting your balls.

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    Re: Atheists take aim at Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by Slippery Slope View Post
    1) I always used the system correctly. Since making an effort to stifle you whiny babies I've had to do much more work with my posts to get them to quote correctly and having to have at least 2 windows open to reference what the hell was being said. So, don't expect it much longer.
    2) You didn't rephrase your response so that it's intelligible.
    3)I was merely busting your balls.
    Hmm...you didn't ask who teacher was....that's a tell.....

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    Re: Atheists take aim at Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by Slippery Slope View Post
    1) I always used the system correctly. Since making an effort to stifle you whiny babies I've had to do much more work with my posts to get them to quote correctly and having to have at least 2 windows open to reference what the hell was being said. So, don't expect it much longer.
    2) You didn't rephrase your response so that it's intelligible.
    3)I was merely busting your balls.
    Firefox didn't pick up any errors in that post.

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    The Government is secular.

    The Nation is not secular.

    The secular government can recognize religious aspect of the non-secular nation. This is not a violation of the 1st amendment as there is no separation of Church and The People.

    Recognition does not establish a governmental church, nor give any church governmental authority.

    Therefore: Recognition is not endorsement. Recognition is not establishment.

    Recognition is nothing more then saying "yup, you believe that".

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    Re: Atheists take aim at Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Firefox didn't pick up any errors in that post.

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    The Government is secular.

    The Nation is not secular.

    The secular government can recognize religious aspect of the non-secular nation. This is not a violation of the 1st amendment as there is no separation of Church and The People.

    Recognition does not establish a governmental church, nor give any church governmental authority.

    Therefore: Recognition is not endorsement. Recognition is not establishment.

    Recognition is nothing more then saying "yup, you believe that".
    Tis true. So long as there is no actual law made on the basis of a particular religion; than there is no violation of the separation of Church and State. The display of religious symbols on public property does not suffice for a mixing of Church and State. It would be nice if people recognize other symbols as well, but there is no requirement for it. The individuals of a community own the community's public land and thus it is their choice as to what they wish to display and not. I'd go so far as to say that the 10 commandments which were displayed at a State's Supreme Court (I forget which State this was) as not violation of Church and State either. So long as that court ruled by the laws of man and not the laws of their god; then there was nothing wrong with it. Problems come in the form of actual law. Prayer in public school is fine so long as it's not forced. There can be a quiet time at the beginning of school for prayer if some wish to pray. Faculty and students can gather at the flag pole outside before or after school and pray if they wish. So long as it's completely voluntary, there is nothing wrong with it. In fact, theology courses (be them general or specific) in public school is ok too so long as it is teaching and not preaching. I would go as far as to say a required world's religion course would go a long way. Theology has greatly influenced the course man has taken through its societal evolution and there is nothing wrong with studying it; even in the public school sector.

    The key is the acknowledgment of the full of our rights, of which one is the right to religious belief and expression. Some atheists will bitch about certain things, some theists will bitch about certain things; it's ok, nothing illegal about bitching. But law can not be enacted which violates the innate and inalienable rights of the individual. That's the end all be all. There are many consequences and responsibilities which come along with freedom, and if we wish to remain free than we must happily shoulder them all.
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    Re: Atheists take aim at Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    I'm a Saints fan, and Yankees, I've been known to get a little demonic at times when watchning my teams, especially the Saints.
    Simply by being a Yankees fan proves you have a demonic aspect about you.
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    Re: Atheists take aim at Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by Slippery Slope View Post
    Fine, you're absolutely right, I was too narrow by pointing to xians. This is because xianity is the majority.
    Christianity is indeed the majority, and yet outside of taxes (which even the courts have upheld it as necessary) you pointed out no favoritism for any religion at all?

    "In a 7-to-1 decision, the Court held that the exemptions did not violate the Establishment Clause. The Court held that the purpose of the exemptions was to neither advance nor inhibit religion; no one particular church or religious group had been singled out to receive tax exempt status. Unlike direct subsidies, which would have unduly entangled the state with religion, tax exemptions created only "minimal and remote involvement between church and state and far less than taxation of churches." The Court noted that "benevolent neutrality" toward churches and religions was "deeply embedded in the fabric of our national life." - Oyez: Walz v. Tax Commission of the City of New York, 397 U.S. 664 (1970), U.S. Supreme Court Case Summary & Oral Argument

    Quote Originally Posted by Slippery Slope View Post
    Hows this then - the religious get favoritism for their religions. Feel better now that I included the other religions?
    So you have not pointed out anything that is any kind of favoritism thus far.

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    Re: Atheists take aim at Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Simply by being a Yankees fan proves you have a demonic aspect about you.
    Good one!
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    Re: Atheists take aim at Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Those were anti-theist government, not atheist. Atheist governments tend towards secularism.



    uhm ok....


    let me ask you then, the "Atheists" that have those sighns, and posters like slip slope, are they "atheists" or "anti theists"

    and wouldn't an anti-theist government be filled with atheists by definition?
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    Re: Atheists take aim at Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    spiritually and emotionally it is not.


    I dunno, have you seen some sports fans?
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    Re: Atheists take aim at Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Don't bring up that Superbowl. Mother****ing Rex Grossman...I hate him almost as much as I hate Peyton Manning. Single handedly lost that Superbowl. Could not convert a damned 3rd down all game. D had Indy beat, just needed a little O for the win...nothing. And now, now I have to deal with Minn being if first place because we lost the second game to them...and they have to lose out whereas the Bears must win out to make the playoffs. God damned Vikings! I hope the lot of them burn in hell.


    amen


    there fixed it for you.
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