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Secular Humanists Bid All ‘A Merry un-Christmas’

Sagredo Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 3:30 PM
You want a rational argument can be made against “Thou shalt not kill”... i'll give you one. First off, if you are reffering the “Thou shalt not kill” as one of the Ten Commandments of biblical fame, that is not one of the original ones. It was added by an Anglican offshoot. So by claiming favoratism for “Thou shalt not kill” as opposed to the original “Thou shalt not murder” you are endorsing/promoting/establishing one sect or group of sects over others. This is a Constitutional problem.
Sagredo Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 3:33 PM
Erecting a stone representation of two tablets would be an artistic impression. But, once verbiage is attached, sectarian endorsement is implied because there are (at least) three different schemes for dividing into 10 different "commandments" the original hebrew wording which carried no punctuation.

On the other hand, taking down a long standing (where long is subjective) symbol of God is also an endorsement/promotion/establishment of the religion of "Atheism"; Which would be better named "Adeism".

The phrase "under God" is universal enough that it could be applied to almost any religious sect anywhere. Maybe it never should have been added. But now removing it is a clear endorsement of "Atheism" and a Constitutional problem.
Jack2894 Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 4:06 PM
This is kind of ironic. One the one hand, we have someone telling us that atheism is a religion, which it clearly is not, and we have Bill O'Reilly telling us CHristianity is NOT a religion, which it clearly is. This is the kind of weirdness that happens when people have a conclusion in mind and are trying to find an argument to support it.
AudiR10 Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 4:12 PM
Aer you the same people who think spray painting "the F word" (often misspelled -- just in case you don't know, it's got a "c" in it) all over the blank spaces of the world is "freedom of expression" -- but if I spray painted "Jesus" (spelled correctly or not) on my own board fence, that would cause babies to die?
Sagredo Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 4:16 PM
Agnosticism is not a religion.

Atheism has all of the same strenghs of belief and dogmatism as any religion. The only thing missing is organized ritual. Atheism is the flip side. For mathematical / set theory completeness... Atheism is a religion.
Jack2894 Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 4:16 PM
I don't know of anyone who wouldn't support your right to spray paint Jesus on your fence. I might do it for you, if you asked nicely.
David3036 Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 7:16 AM
Atheism is the ABSENCE of religion -- nothing more.

That “most wonderful time of the year” has arrived, and with it, most predictably, another round of attacks (yawn) by Secular Humanists doing their best to destroy the season by removing the Christ child from the crèche.

Yes, these are the same people who think goodness exists without God (with a capital “G”) and lose their free-thinking minds at courthouse displays of the Ten Commandments. Nothing against all the free thinking atheists out there, but what rational argument can be made against “Thou shalt not kill” or “Honor thy Father and Mother”?

You’d think free thinking would involve thinking...