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To: Former Dodger
Consider the following events, all of which have taken place since Election Day.

  • The ACLU used the power of the state, as manifested by the courts, to force the Pentagon to withdraw sponsorship from Boy Scout troops across the country, on the grounds that the Scouts violate the established religion of the state, which is secularism.
  • A teacher in California was forbidden to teach students about the Declaration of Independence, on the grounds that it violates the established religion of the state, which is secularism.

7 posted on 11/26/2004 10:53:52 AM PST by Nick Danger (Want some wood?)
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To: Nick Danger

I agree that these two occurances are examples that should not occur, but your using secularism as a religion is I hope sarcasm. The belief in something that calls for the ouster of religion in civic matters or the holding of a philosophical view to exclude religion, would only oddly be held to be a religion.


13 posted on 11/26/2004 11:00:42 AM PST by verifythentrust
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To: Nick Danger
"A teacher in California was forbidden to teach students about the Declaration of Independence, on the grounds that it violates the established religion of the state, which is secularism."

I'm calling BS on that one. I'm saying it flat did not happen. Someone made it up or someone is taking something compeletely out of context in order to push an agenda.

I, for one, have my kid in a private Catholic school because I don't want government shoving some Protestant cleric's version of religion down her throat. There is a completly undeniable separation of church and state. I want the government to keep its filthy nose out of our religion. The damn government controls everything it wants now, and some are even pushing it to control the version of religion that is dispensed. This is starting to tick me off!!

My child is taught that she must do good deeds for other people if she has any hope of getting into heaven. I for damn sure don't want the government telling her in a public school that this is not true because some Protestant cleric is making the government say otherwise. Its none of the government's damn business. This is exactly why there is a separation of church and state.

Flame away, but I'm getting royally ticked about all of this.

22 posted on 11/26/2004 11:20:38 AM PST by DaGman
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To: Nick Danger; Stillwaters
"The ACLU used the power of the state, as manifested by the courts, to force the Pentagon to withdraw sponsorship from Boy Scout troops across the country, on the grounds that the Scouts violate the established religion of the state, which is secularism.

A teacher in California was forbidden to teach students about the Declaration of Independence, on the grounds that it violates the established religion of the state, which is secularism."

Well said.

40 posted on 11/26/2004 11:57:56 AM PST by lonevoice (Vast Right Wing Pajama Party)
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