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    Should the Satan religious display be allowed in the florida state capital?

    Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol | Fox News

    Branching off the discussion from this article, should the state of florida have even put up the display in the first place?

    Why or why not?

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    Re: Should the Satan religious display be allowed in the florida state capital?

    If it's a legitimate religion yes they have the same rights and protections under the Constitution. I guess it comes down to the State Constitution and the protections of religion as well as what exactly IS a legitimately recognized religion.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Should the Satan religious display be allowed in the florida state capital?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    If it's a legitimate religion yes they have the same rights and protections under the Constitution. I guess it comes down to the State Constitution and the protections of religion as well as what exactly IS a legitimately recognized religion.
    Who do you want to determine whether a religion is "legitimate?"
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    Re: Should the Satan religious display be allowed in the florida state capital?

    This is the inevitable result when you try to mix religion and politics. Our government is not allowed to pick a religion, so it's either everyone or no one. I personally would prefer no one but many people wanted to open this can of worms, so here it is. Enjoy.
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    Re: Should the Satan religious display be allowed in the florida state capital?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unrepresented View Post
    Who do you want to determine whether a religion is "legitimate?"
    I already stated that - The State of Florida via it's Constitution.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Should the Satan religious display be allowed in the florida state capital?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    This is the inevitable result when you try to mix religion and politics. Our government is not allowed to pick a religion, so it's either everyone or no one. I personally would prefer no one but many people wanted to open this can of worms, so here it is. Enjoy.
    I would just choose some minimum standards such as:

    100+ adherents
    has existed for more than five years
    established worship site (even if its bob's shed in the back yard)
    is not based on a work of popular fiction


    Thats probably all thats needed.

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    Re: Should the Satan religious display be allowed in the florida state capital?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    I already stated that - The State of Florida via it's Constitution.
    You're tolerant of government deciding which religions are legitimate?
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    Re: Should the Satan religious display be allowed in the florida state capital?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unrepresented View Post
    You're tolerant of government deciding which religions are legitimate?
    It already does and has for over 200 years - it's not something new.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Should the Satan religious display be allowed in the florida state capital?

    Either: The state set up a "free speech zone" as a genuine forum for open speech, including expressions of religious devotion. As such, the state has no right to censor a group on the basis of their religion.

    Or: Legislators set up the "free speech zone" as a back-door effort to promulgate their own religious beliefs. In which case, they got exactly what they deserved -- a bunch of wise-asses who mercilessly mocked their attempts to violate the establishment of religion.

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    Re: Should the Satan religious display be allowed in the florida state capital?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    It already does and has for over 200 years - it's not something new.
    I can still be interested in the personal views of whether it's justified.
    "The side that stays within its fortifications is beaten." ~Napoleon

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