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The Real Root of Atheists' Anti-Christmas Rage

Marie150 Wrote: Dec 02, 2012 11:53 PM
Our inalienable right is to worship God when and where we please. Atheists feel they are oppressed by people that worship God in front of them. They use government force to take away our inalienable right to worship God when and where we please. And the government cooperates. A cross on publicly held soil is not an establishment of religion. No one is being forced to worship God because there is a Cross on publicly held soil. A child reciting a prayer that she has written for her class project is not violating anyone else's right to worship God or not worship God in their own way.
David3036 Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 4:31 AM
Just think of it this way. How would you feel if the monument on public property were a Star of David instead of a cross? How would you like to have verses from the Koran on the courthouse wall instead of the Ten Commandments? If children in class bowed down facing Mecca to pray in the classroom, would you think that was OK?

If you can put yourself in the shoes of those who have different religious beliefs -- or none at all -- you would realize that worship should be confined to your church, your home, your private places. It does not belong in schools, in the public square, in the county courthouse ore anyplace else that belongs to ALL the people. Is that so hard to understand?

That is not government "force."
Becca in TX Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 9:47 AM
David-I would not be bothered at all by a Star of David or an Islamic religious display. No one is forced to look at it or believe it means anything. That's totally different from having children in school praying an Islamic prayer. Why are you so bothered by a public display?
1Falcon1 Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 11:57 AM
the monuments with th Ten Commandments were donated in the fifties, and if jews or muslims want to donate, I say let them, thats called tolerance and if the muslims would practice it a lot fewer people would be killed
nawlins72 Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 5:07 PM
"Why are you so bothered by a public display?"

Probably for the same reason why you are bothered by an Islamic prayer in school.
nawlins72 Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 12:02 AM
Marie, atheists are simply guilty of the same desire to use the State to control the "public square" that Christians have done for centuries. The only proper place for religion is in the private arena. The solution is to limit the scope and authority of the State to few and defined roles and allow individuals to decide their relations.
1Falcon1 Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 11:54 AM
we did it's called the constitution but statist atheist marxist siociopaths like you have all but ruined it
nawlins72 Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 5:06 PM
When you have nothing of intellectual substance, pull out the ole ad hominem, huh?
Marie150 Wrote: Dec 02, 2012 11:56 PM
I look forward to the day the Christ is glorified and rules with His iron scepter.
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