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To: Petronski
Why is someone a "fake" fill-in-the-blank-religion, if they follow the religion's teachings themselves, but do not believe they should use the force of government to compel non-believers to act in accordance with said religion's teachings? If that makes them "fake" with regard to their religion, then religion is incompatible with the Constitution. It's a mighty slippery slope when government officials start using the power of government to impose religious practices -- just think of the religious police in Saudi Arabia, attacking women with electric cattle prods for letting their ankles show, and arresting people for not attending the several times daily mandatory prayers at the mosque? These nuts surely believe they would be "fake Muslims" if they didn't do these things.
33 posted on 11/30/2003 6:20:56 PM PST by GovernmentShrinker
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To: GovernmentShrinker
Why is someone a "fake" fill-in-the-blank-religion, if they follow the religion's teachings themselves, but do not believe they should use the force of government to compel non-believers to act in accordance with said religion's teachings?

No one is suggesting that. Premarital sex, for example. Sinful, not illegal. And no one is suggesting otherwise. Why don't you try addressing the issue at hand?

47 posted on 11/30/2003 7:31:45 PM PST by JohnnyZ (Colgate Raiders Football -- 13-0 and advancing through the playoffs)
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