Certainly a tree may be part of a celebration of Christmas. But it may be part of other things as well. Mind the gap when trying to own any of those other things.
there is a difference between freedom of religion and not having religion be resent in society at all. Just because I have the freedom to choose what religion I am, does not mean that the guy next to me should be suppressed from his beliefs. It's a Christmas tree, and if you don't like it then don't buy one!
Run your own nation, play Cybernations."Conservatism is the blind and fear-filled worship of dead radicals."
- Mark Twain
Present day society is meanwhile awash in religious references and iconography. Fear that religion will somehow vanish or be driven from public life is beyond irrational. Such objections as do arise concerning religion nearly all have their basis in improper attempts by religionists to enlist the public apparatus of the state in their private religious purposes. That and only that is what is prohibited. Yet with all the private property extending over hill and dale for as far as the eye can see, where is it that some folks insist on putting their manger scenes? You guessed it...on public property. They just can't seem to leave it alone.
Last edited by Cardinal Fang; 12-18-12 at 02:28 PM.