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Whiny Atheists Protest Charlie Brown Christmas Special

dan17 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 10:31 AM
Religion was, and is an important part of the founding and formation of our great nation. It is not necessary for the entirety of society to be religious, but only that a spiritual underpinning exists to shore up the moral and cultural values of a civil society. History shows that without that discipline; people, and their corresponding governments fail. My two cents.
erick24 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 4:16 PM
Sadly, that appears to be what our civilization is surviving on. The residual smoke from the fire of Christian culture. Pray for revival.
Dean197 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 11:36 AM
Even if that were true, it doesn't follow that government-run schools get to cart your kids off to the church (or mosque) of the school's choice.
Ken6226 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 11:48 AM
If they were taken to a mosque, liberals would defend it in the name of "diversity". Why does your twisted concept of "separation of church and state" only apply to conservative Christians?
Barbara1247 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 12:05 PM
You should certainly be allowed to withdraw your child from such activities.
dan17 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 12:20 PM
You are free to withdraw your child from any and all activity when it comes to their education, that is, up to the point when it becomes abuse. This obsession that religion is somehow harmful because of it's very presence is causing a lot of unnecessary bitterness.
sknowles Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 12:34 PM
It is true, and this country's first schools were held IN churches, with, get this, study guides containing Bible passages printed by the FEDERAL government. Many of the teachers were members of that same church.
sknowles Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 12:38 PM
Yes, I agree with you Barbara, as you should any activity you deem not appropriate for your child. Sadly there are cases where we are not given a choice and someone's agenda is pushed on them.

You should get a educantional outline from your kids school listing things they plan to teach and be given information on things like plays etc. I have seen cases where they push gay education on kids, so beware.
dan17 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 8:47 PM
The disgusting nature of perversion is only exceeded by it's degree.

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...