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To: lonestar67
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion. . .

Marriage is an establishment of religion


This is an example of amphiboly. You've kept the same spelling of a word in two sentences but changed the meaning between them. In the first sentence, "an establishment of religion" is a religious establishment, ie., a church, as in "Church of England," Methodist, Anabaptist, etc. In the second sentence, you used "establishment" as "a relationship sanctified by a religion." This change in meaning makes your argument null.
73 posted on 09/17/2012 5:07:12 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: aruanan

Wishful thinking on your part.

Prayer is also an establishment of religion. The courts have consistently implicated these religious practices in establishment rulings.

The government cannot modify or confirm religious practices such as marriage. Such actions are civil rights violations.

Marriage is an establishment of religion. The state has no power to change it.

If there is amphibole going on it was changed more than 100 years ago. It’s hard to find an establishment ruling fitting your archaic description today.


86 posted on 09/17/2012 10:20:22 AM PDT by lonestar67 (I remember when unemployment was 4.7 percent)
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