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Whiny Atheists Protest Charlie Brown Christmas Special

Don't Tread On Me3 Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 9:49 AM
Today's leftist activists of all sorts, leftie atheists included, demand that not only do we allow them their beliefs & private practices (or lack of belief & practice, as the case may be), not only refrain from offering rebuttal, but they leave their feelings sprawled around all over the floor to be either dodged with much inconvenience or stepped upon to trigger shrill protest. We have to positively affirm & validate their POV, and facilitate & even subsidize their expression while stifling our own. They take the "we're within our rights, you shut up you oppressive majority" stance.
dkeane Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 12:01 PM
I like how a person with a screen name with "Don't Tread On Me3" is supporting a government endorsement of religion. I guess "don't tread on christians" might be a better term.
BK22 Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 12:32 PM
He has done no such thing.....where did he say that?
dkeane Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 1:10 PM
Is a school a government institution paid for with tax dollars that all children are required to attend? Then that is exactly what he is saying
Anominus Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 1:43 PM
Nowhere did DTOM3 mention anything about schools, and no, not all schools are government institutions, nor are children required to attend them.
BK22 Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 1:44 PM
So then...vouchers for charter schools are also paid for with tax dollars....he is NOT saying that government is endorsing any religion. However, by you requiring the government to not permit religion to be spoke or viewed are saying that government should endorse religion. Ironic isn't it...
BK22 Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 1:47 PM
and prayers are said in congress and the supreme court everyday...they are paid by tax dollars..that is NOT an endorsement of any religion.
BK22 Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 1:50 PM
I coached High School baseball..the team said a prayer before every game....tax payer facility..so?
dkeane Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 2:17 PM
"by you requiring the government to not permit religion to be spoke or viewed" - not true, people can personally pray or wear a cross or whatever they want - it can't be an official part of the school day though. Both the Supreme Court and Congress are inconsistent in applying case law (http://www.mindspring.com/~careyb/rf_invc.html). And according to the Supreme Court your high school prayer was unconstitutional. And besides the law, either atheists have to sit there and fake a prayer or let's just exclude them - separate but equal sounds like a familiar phrase that has a bad odor to it.
dkeane Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 2:18 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/School_prayer#Controversy
dkeane Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 2:31 PM
Benjamin Franklin: "When a Religion is good, I conceive that it will support itself; and, when it cannot support itself, and God does not take care to support, so that its Professors are oblig'd to call for the help of the Civil Power, it is a sign, I apprehend, of its being a bad one."

Your god is all powerful, when it needs the taxpayers to get the message out via a Peanuts film, you are in trouble.
BK22 Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 2:45 PM
Nonsense........atheism is a religion
BK22 Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 2:47 PM
I think you have been sitting on your brain to long......nothing in this film has anything to do with religion.....it happens to be in a building that houses a church. The kid ain't gonna explode - unless he is the devil...LOL

BK22 Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 2:52 PM
Benjamin Franklin- “Here is my creed.
I believe in one God, the creator of the universe.
That he governs by his providence.
That he ought to be worshipped.
That the most acceptable service we render to him is doing good to his other children.
That the soul of man is immortal, and will be treated with justice in another life respecting its conduct in this.”

The Texas Eagle Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 2:59 PM
Not a government endorsement. If you read the Constitution, it says "Congress shall make no laws..." So, unless that school is Congress, they cannot violate the First Amendment.
dkeane Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 3:00 PM
I didn't say that Benjamin was an atheist - so what if he was a believer? Done
dkeane Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 3:00 PM
I didn't say that Benjamin was an atheist - so what if he was a believer? Done
dkeane Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 3:00 PM
I didn't say that Benjamin was an atheist - so what if he was a believer? Done
dkeane Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 3:00 PM
I didn't say that Benjamin was an atheist - so what if he was a believer? Done
The Texas Eagle Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 3:01 PM
Case law cannot trump the Constitution.
BK22 Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 3:03 PM
wow dkeane stutters too....

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...