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Whiny Atheists Protest Charlie Brown Christmas Special

BK22 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 10:26 AM
Sorry but the 1 st amendment gives me the right to practice my religion...wherever and whenever I like...don't like it...don't look. Sorry but alot of tax dollars go to stupid secular stuff too....suck it up bunky ...we all in the same boat.
BK22 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 4:01 PM
Sad commentary about the state of our nation...
BK22 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 4:00 PM
We have no problem paying for it but aer even prevented from doing that...
BK22 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 3:59 PM
appearance of endorsing a particular religion that problems arise.

The government hasn't endorsed any religion even though the 10 commandments are in the supreme court.
BK22 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 3:59 PM
It does not prevent from it either now does it....
BK22 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 3:58 PM
Matthew..I don't want to pay for your abortions and welfare either..but I do anyways....suck it up bunky....abide by the 1st amendment and just walk on by.
HuffingPaintPost Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 2:30 PM
Actually, our children are prohibited from doing so pretty much 100% of the time; because they attend public school they're de jure wards of the state. No 1st amendment rights, despite ample court precedent. Wear a big cross around you neck to school? Expelled. Want to have a prayer group after school, like the glee and debate clubs? Denied.
Barbara1247 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 12:59 PM
You're right about the misappropriation of tax dollars for secular stuff, but two wrongs don't make a right. If I wanted to hold some sort of atheist event on public property, I would expect to pay for it without using taxpayer dollars. You'd think Christians would feel a moral obligation to do the same.
Dean197 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 12:17 PM
Yah, the streets are usable by anyone, there's not an issue of exclusive access. Other religions or nonreligous can go around singing if they want to, so it's not a First Amendment issue, even if the roads are paid for by taxpayers. It's only when the government gives the appearance of endorsing a particular religion that problems arise.
Dean197 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 12:15 PM
The first amendment does not require the government to supply you with a venue for the practice of your religion.
MatthewlovesAyn Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 11:55 AM
BK: Just not with my money. Stand in the town square and sing Oh come , all ye faithful all you want. I just don't want to pay for your choir robes or sheet music.

The atheists I grew up with in Texas were a tad bit pluckier than today’s lardy hagfish atheists who file lawsuits every winter when they see a child wrapped in swaddling clothes.

Yep, the anti-theists I used to hang out with in the Lone Star state were rugged individualists who were so busy milking this existence that they didn’t have time to bleat like a stuck sheep because a plastic baby Jesus statue endangered their delicate beliefs.

My other non-believing buddies who weren’t the robust Hemingway types were usually heady stoners who were into physics, Pink Floyd and Frisbee and were...