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Humanists Call For Removal of 40-Ft. Cross-Shaped Soldier’s Memorial
Cybercast News Service ^ | September 20, 2012 | Jon Street

Posted on 09/21/2012 1:19:02 PM PDT by Olog-hai

A veteran’s memorial in the form of a “peace cross” in Bladensburg, Md., has come under criticism by the American Humanist Association, which has said the memorial is a “religious symbol” on public land and that the government “should not be in the business of promoting religion.”

“This cross amounts to an unconstitutional government endorsement of Christianity on public land. It is an exclusively Christian symbol that does not represent the sacrifice of non-Christian soldiers. Its prominent presence on public land leaves any observer with the notion that Christianity is exclusively favored and promoted by the government, said Bill Burgess, director of the AHA Legal Center. …

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: atheists; humanism; idiots; morons; numbskulls; satanism
Just coincidence that the Humanist Manifesto and Anton LaVey’s Satanic Bible are so similar . . . right?
1 posted on 09/21/2012 1:19:06 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Freedom of Religion does not mean that you have the force of law to allow you to free yourself of all other religions. Something the Humanists need to contemplate.

Another thing to contemplate is that someday God will call for the removal of all Humanists from earth. He has a place for them.


2 posted on 09/21/2012 1:24:45 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Olog-hai

What do the humanists have in mind to honor the dead and comfort the mourners?

[crickets]


3 posted on 09/21/2012 1:26:12 PM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: Olog-hai

I am so f%cking sick and tired of this cr$p.


4 posted on 09/21/2012 1:28:13 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: Olog-hai
Some people really just need to get a life of their own...

GOD BLESS THE USA..

5 posted on 09/21/2012 1:29:29 PM PDT by just me (NObama)
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To: Olog-hai

Tagline


6 posted on 09/21/2012 1:30:10 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: married21
What do the humanists have in mind to honor the dead and comfort the mourners? I guess what ever they do for Sharia dead. Or maybe dear leader photos?
7 posted on 09/21/2012 1:30:46 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: Olog-hai

Make these asshats go away.


8 posted on 09/21/2012 1:32:06 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: MrB

Modified tagline


9 posted on 09/21/2012 1:35:47 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: rockabyebaby

Humanism is a religion, too..... everyone believes in SOMETHING, or nothing, but they still believe, therefore, a religion.


10 posted on 09/21/2012 1:35:47 PM PDT by nevermorelenore
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To: rockabyebaby

and didn’t Obammy just go on TV around the world claim we respect ALL religions..... ( except ONE ... the one that holds you accountable for your soul).


11 posted on 09/21/2012 1:37:38 PM PDT by nevermorelenore
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To: Olog-hai

Dedicated to the Fallen of World War I. I can see why these pieces of crap would want it torn-down.

12 posted on 09/21/2012 1:38:16 PM PDT by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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To: Olog-hai

A veteran’s memorial in the form of a “peace cross” in Bladensburg, Md., has come under criticism by the American Humanist Association, which has said the memorial is a “religious symbol” on public land and that the government “should not be in the business of promoting religion.”

Try growing up.............
Every stone in any National Cemetery for veterans may have a religious symbol on them and 99.9% do.
Having a cross at a Veterans Memorial IS NOT A PROMOTION OF RELIGION..


13 posted on 09/21/2012 1:38:42 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Olog-hai

some idiots forget where we came from and our journey to get to where we are....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_Qpy0mXg8Y


14 posted on 09/21/2012 1:44:36 PM PDT by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: Olog-hai

Who is it hurting ? Militant atheists astound me.


15 posted on 09/21/2012 1:46:41 PM PDT by jimt (Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

Tell this “Humanist” someone buried in the cemetery would have to personally file any legal motion to have the cross removed.


16 posted on 09/21/2012 1:51:32 PM PDT by Average Al (The Democrat party is a free range zoo.)
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To: Olog-hai

A soldier’s cross memorial in a largely Christian culture is not unusual at all. They’re all over Europe.

This is a largely Christian culture, and other smaller movements within the culture are just that.

Cultural expression is free speech.


17 posted on 09/21/2012 1:57:16 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Olog-hai
"Humanists Call For Removal of 40-Ft. Cross-Shaped Soldier’s Memorial"


18 posted on 09/21/2012 2:01:37 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: xzins

I hope they keep an eye on it... These type of people tend to vandalize, destroy or steal the Christian monuments they can’t make illegal.


19 posted on 09/21/2012 2:06:33 PM PDT by Tuanedge
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To: Olog-hai

Humanists- bah humbug. Communists is more like it:
http://www.uhuh.com/nwo/communism/comgoals.htm

16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.

27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a “religious crutch.”


20 posted on 09/21/2012 3:33:25 PM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: Olog-hai
Put up a second one and call it a laundry line ... Things don't always have to take the most efficient or expected shape to function... Make them prove what it is... and never concede the point , make them spend money...

Here's an electrical transmission tower ,, bet you can't guess where it is..


21 posted on 09/21/2012 3:44:22 PM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: Olog-hai
Satan's minions, who spend more time thinking about how to hate God than some believers do on how to love Him. If He doesn't exist, why the obsession? Because they wish they could believe but cannot abandon their pride enough to do so?

He loves them, anyway.

22 posted on 09/21/2012 3:56:32 PM PDT by informavoracious (Abortions are unproductive wrongs, not reproductive rights.)
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To: GenXteacher

Way too many things on that list have been achieved already, from infiltration of the media and big business to the “internationalization” of the Panama Canal.


23 posted on 09/21/2012 3:57:50 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Is it me, what about the free exercise clause of the fallen and their mourners? What about the right of expression of the society that erected it? I was taught that the Constitution was written to restrict the power of the central government. What are the first five word of the First Amendment? It’s “Congress” shall make no law… So, as I read this central document government should do nothing because the government is doing nothing as to the establishment of a religion and any action taken by government is contrary to the free exercise clause. To the humanist ... SYDMAD.


24 posted on 09/21/2012 6:21:02 PM PDT by Minutemantek (VETERAN & FREE THINKER)
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To: Olog-hai

At least once a week I drive by this beautiful monument that is located at a large traffic circle that was once a big junction for roads to and from Washington, Baltimore and Annapolis (before the BW Parkway and the US 50 freeway were built). One really has to be a creep to want this torn down.


25 posted on 09/21/2012 6:23:57 PM PDT by nd76
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To: Olog-hai; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; cindy-true-supporter; ...

If Christianity has it right, our God loves the non-Christian soldiers, too. Therefore, the cross is perfectly fine, IMO.

The American Humanist Association can go pound sand.

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


26 posted on 09/21/2012 7:06:09 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obama should change his campaign slogan to "Yes, we am!" Sounds as stupid as his administration is.)
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To: married21

“Be not distressed, for your Aunt Lizzie shall feed all the worms and insects in the ground.”


27 posted on 09/21/2012 7:07:23 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obama should change his campaign slogan to "Yes, we am!" Sounds as stupid as his administration is.)
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To: Neidermeyer

Disney Land??


28 posted on 09/22/2012 6:07:15 AM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: Olog-hai
A veteran’s memorial in the form of a “peace cross” in Bladensburg, Md., has come under criticism by the American Humanist Association, which has said the memorial is a “religious symbol” on public land and that the government “should not be in the business of promoting religion.”

The American Humanist Association at it again trying to use the force of government against anything but its non-religion religion.
29 posted on 09/22/2012 6:39:54 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: trooprally

WDW on the eastern edge of Disney property , a very recognizable advertisement for the parks , right on the main highway at the exit for the parks...

My point was to fight them and not concede anything , why do we keep making it easy for them?


30 posted on 09/22/2012 3:20:15 PM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: Neidermeyer

Understand your point. Lot of talk on this thread but there is starting to be a lot of action by others when this crap comes up.


31 posted on 09/22/2012 5:02:11 PM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: Olog-hai
MARY-Land was named in honor of Roman Catholic Henrietta Maria of France who married Charles I of England. She was not crowned Queen due to her religion. Catholics were still being executed in England in the 1620's.

George Calvert, 1st Lord Baltimore in the Irish House of Lords, applied to Charles I for a new royal charter for what was to become the Province of Maryland. Calvert's interest in creating a colony derived from his Catholicism and his desire for the creation of a haven for Catholics in the new world. (source-wiki)

The first capitol of Maryland was St. Mary's. The territory was also consecrated in honor of the Virgin Mary on St. Clements Island.

32 posted on 09/23/2012 9:49:30 AM PDT by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: Tuanedge
I hope they keep an eye on it... These type of people tend to vandalize, destroy or steal the Christian monuments they can’t make illegal.

They would have to dynamite that one -- it's very large, 40 feet high of cement and marble, and sits in full view of onlookers at the intersection of three major multiple-lane roadways. It's been there all my life, and I -- ahem -- grew up in the 50s.

The "humanists" need to go pound sand. Apparently they don't think Christians are human.

33 posted on 09/29/2012 12:01:32 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. -- George Bernard Shaw)
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