Skip to comments.Atheists Sue President Over National Prayer Day
Posted on 10/04/2008 2:27:00 AM PDT by AndyTheBear
MADISON, Wis. The nation's largest group of atheists and agnostics is suing President Bush, the governor of Wisconsin and other officials over the federal law designating a National Day of Prayer.
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“An atheist society can not, as we have seen, maintain any morality.”
Astute observation. It’s because theres no ‘there there’.Consider following that line of argument to its next step some time. I’d suggest reading C.S. Lewis, who was also an atheist at one time. You may find a kindred spirit in him.
Oh my, is nothing sacred?...well I suppose nothing would be...
They want to suppress the freedom of the other 95% of Americans because of ONE DAY of prayer
Of course not. They would pray to him. After all, he is the Godless messiah
whatever happened to “Live and let live”?
Who else are people talking to when they their soul simply cries out?
I am an atheist.
I am praying that an asteroid hits Madison. and/or Berkeley.
I guess there are no true atheists then.
It occurs, that this lawsuiting little atheistic group sees the law as their god. They see "law" as their god, their creator. When I saw they were on a lawsuit hunt, I initially began laughing, the irony being too rich to handle quietly. But as I read, I saw how truly insignificant this group feels itself to be, and with little genuine comprehension of either law or G_d.
Nah, that was just highly fallacious punishment.
For the most part (not all) atheists have this elitist smug attitude that they are intelligently superior to people who have a faith system based on "God"
So in reality they are just trying to get us to understand we are Neanderthals and need their superior intellect to made us see the error of our ways and stop believing in the "guy in the sky"
Like most liberals, they need to force themselves upon us to make themselves feel validated
So, the courts are their “god”. The law is their “god”. I’m curious what they think they personally get out of it. How does it enrich their coffers. Seems to me it only enriches the politicians they elect to office. Maybe the backside is they get more free welfare benefits, so they can have more free time in order to file more law suits.
I don’t think they see the courts as their god. It’s just a means to get what they want.
Their god is themselves.
The National Day of Prayer was instituted in 1952 by Harry Truman:
§ 119. National Day of Prayer
The President shall issue each year a proclamation designating the first Thursday in May as a National Day of Prayer on which the people of the United States may turn to God in prayer and meditation at churches, in groups, and as individuals.
“Like most liberals, they need to force themselves upon us to make themselves feel validated”
Pathetic. I could think of more words to describe them, but this is a clean site.
Touche. You are probably right.
One caveat, of course...the specific religion makes a big difference. One can not help but note the turmoil in the muslim world, for example. Our Judea Christian religions are not oppressive, but rather very beneficial, for the most part.
That's right. I find that my own morality slowly settles to the common denominator because I do not have the faith in God required to ascend, or maintain consistency. So I choose to live in a society in which the common denominator is of a high standard. It's like grading on a curve...if the class is a bunch of dunces, a C grade doesn't mean much. But if you're in a class with sharper students, a C grade is better than an A grade in the dunce class. I'll usually get the C grade. But I prefer to get it among sharper, rather than denser peers. (the example is not meant to imply that non believers are dense, only tending less morally stable)
Having said that, I'll pass on reading for religious enlightenment. It just ain't in me. I'll need a pretty earth shaking epiphany before that happens.
“Ahem, may I presume you meant ‘federal religion’?”
I often use the word “state” in the more general sense of “government.” But anyway, I do believe the First Amendment applies to the states through what is know as the “incorporation” principle. I know, the amendment clearly says, “Congress shall make no law...” It’s silly, but our courts say the fourteenth amendment forces the states to abide the same restrictions that the federal government operates under. These are the leaders we get.
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