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God and the Constitution

Dean197 Wrote: Nov 14, 2014 11:07 AM
And it's best for religion as well. It's not a coincidence that America is the most religious developed country while state-supported churches in Europe are vanishing.
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God and the Constitution

Dean197 Wrote: Nov 14, 2014 11:06 AM
There is no statement that we have a right to a fair trial or a right to vote, either. In addition to the Bill of Rights, the Constitution specifies that no religious test will be used to determine if someone can hold public office or a postiion of public trust.
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God and the Constitution

Dean197 Wrote: Nov 14, 2014 11:04 AM
If that's all you got, I guess you gotta go with it.
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One Nation Under Godlessness

Dean197 Wrote: Nov 14, 2014 11:03 AM
Yet violent crime, with the exception of a few upticks, has gone down dramatically in the last thirty years. Headlines are a terrible source for getting a valid picture of trends.
No one can kill Christianity but Christians.
The facts about what some inidividuals said on the internet? People on the internet are rarely representative of their demographic. If people got their image of Christians from a selection of their blogs and comments chosen to 'prove' they think what you say they do, you could make it seem like Christians hold any position you want.
Secularism is government neutrality towards religion. The USSR oppressed religion, and Germany oppressed a particular religion, though it was fine with Catholics and Lutherans. Government oppression of religion is just as much a departure from secularism as government promotion of religion. If you want an example of a 'secular paradise', look at the USA.
Secularism is government neutrality towards religion. Whether government privileges religion or oppresses it, it departs from political secularism. And if I wrote a blog whenever a Christian said something mean to me, or quoted Christians from various comment sections, I could easily make it seem as though Christians are rabidly persecuting atheists in America. Heck, I could do that just from Townhall comment sections. But maybe that's not the most honest place to get 'evidence' for what's happening in the real world. In fact, that's where I would look if I wanted to make the contention knowing it isn't really true, didn't have any real world evidence, but wanted to create the impression I'm right.
You might have been hard put to find a school that would do it, unless it had some kind of rule forbidding singing in the hallways while walking between classes, which seems unlikely. The hallways are noisy anyway between classes, so I don't see how it would be disruptive, as long as you didn't keep on singing loudly when you walked into the classroom.
I just looked up the Communist Manifesto, and can't find anything in it about not allowing kids to pray in school.
That's the core of why I think Chase has a case. This 'Seminar' period is pretty wide open. Singling out one of the many groups meeting at that time because it's religious could have put the school on the wrong end of the lawsuit.
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