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President Obama's proclamation for 'Religious Freedom Day' recognizes atheists and agnostics
washingtontimes.com ^ | 1/16/14 | Jennifer Harper

Posted on 01/16/2014 1:56:14 PM PST by ColdOne

“Today, America embraces people of all faiths and of no faith. We are Christians and Jews, Muslims and Hindus, Buddhists and Sikhs, atheists and agnostics. Our religious diversity enriches our cultural fabric and reminds us that what binds us as one is not the tenets of our faiths, the colors of our skin, or the origins of our names. What makes us American is our adherence to shared ideals - freedom, equality, justice, and our right as a people to set our own course.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antitheism; atheismandstate; freedomfromreligion; obamalegacy; obamaonreligion; revisionisthistory; secularhumanism; thenogodgod; wortpresidentever

1 posted on 01/16/2014 1:56:14 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

And ... ?


2 posted on 01/16/2014 1:59:10 PM PST by FredZarguna (Das is nicht richtig nur falsch. Das ist nicht einmal falsch.)
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To: ColdOne

He forgot faggotists and Satanists.


3 posted on 01/16/2014 2:00:36 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: ColdOne

At least he mentioned Christians—first.


4 posted on 01/16/2014 2:02:24 PM PST by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: ColdOne

...unless our own course conflicts with what Teh Awesome wants, then you’re screwed.


5 posted on 01/16/2014 2:06:45 PM PST by RichInOC (2013-14 Tiber Swim Team)
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To: ColdOne
Our religious diversity enriches our cultural fabric and reminds us that what binds us as one is not the tenets of our faiths....

Tell that to George Wshington and John Adams you friggin Commie:

George Washington, 1st U.S. President: "While we are zealously performing the duties of good citizens and soldiers, we certainly ought not to be inattentive to the higher duties of religion. To the distinguished character of Patriot, it should be our highest glory to add the more distinguished character of Christian"

John Adams, 2nd U.S. President and Signer of the Declaration of Independence: "Suppose a nation in some distant Region should take the Bible for their only law Book, and every member should regulate his conduct by the precepts there exhibited! Every member would be obliged in conscience, to temperance, frugality, and industry; to justice, kindness, and charity towards his fellow men; and to piety, love, and reverence toward Almighty God ... What a Eutopia, what a Paradise would this region be."

FUBO

6 posted on 01/16/2014 2:08:38 PM PST by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: ColdOne
What makes us American is our adherence to shared ideals - freedom, equality, justice, and our right as a people to set our own course.

For the record, it was the FRENCH revolution which espoused Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité. The US revolution contemplated Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of happiness.

So I guess I am not one of those who 'shares' Obama's ideals.

But the various groups he named are unlikely to share the US Founders' ideals either.

So I guess I can't tell whether he's lying, stupid, or some combination?

7 posted on 01/16/2014 2:09:37 PM PST by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: ColdOne

The Framers did not envision those rights for the agnostics and atheist and not for the Muslims.


8 posted on 01/16/2014 2:13:51 PM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: knarf

Athiests and agnostics refuse to recognize God, wouldn’t it make more sense to not recognize them in proclamation like this?


9 posted on 01/16/2014 2:15:54 PM PST by ghost of nixon
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To: ColdOne; 444Flyer; Diana in Wisconsin; svcw; Esther Ruth; GiovannaNicoletta; Diogenesis; ...

“and our right as a people to set our own course”

Hey, worked well at the Tower of Babel.


10 posted on 01/16/2014 2:19:37 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: ColdOne

Will his devotees refrain from worshiping him on this day?


11 posted on 01/16/2014 2:19:40 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ghost of nixon

Also, atheists directly violated the religeous freedom of hu dreds of millions in the USSR and China - the more I think about this stupid proclamation, the angrier I get.


12 posted on 01/16/2014 2:21:45 PM PST by ghost of nixon
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To: F15Eagle

The beginning of “liberalism”: “you will be as gods, knowing good and evil”


13 posted on 01/16/2014 2:23:57 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: F15Eagle

“There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death” (Proverbs 16:29)


14 posted on 01/16/2014 2:26:10 PM PST by mitch5501 ("make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things ye shall never fall")
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To: MrB; Colofornian

Pretty much.

It’s amazing that the Mormon church “celebrates” the fall of man because “Eve obtained knowledge”.

I already knew this but my jaw was dropping as I watched four talking heads on the BYU channel nodding in agreement with this “doctrine”. I was surprised they actually admitted it.

Completely unbelievable. The entrance of death, destruction and the temporary hand-over of the world to the Great Red Dragon, that Old Serpent, the Devil and Satan, and they ‘celebrate’ it.


15 posted on 01/16/2014 2:27:37 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: F15Eagle

That man is one evil servant of Satan. I would not be surprised if he turns out to be the antichrist himself.


16 posted on 01/16/2014 2:29:12 PM PST by CynicalBear (For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ)
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To: CynicalBear

If he moves to Rome....


17 posted on 01/16/2014 2:31:34 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: ColdOne

Why didn’t he mention Catholics?


18 posted on 01/16/2014 2:33:53 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: ColdOne
The article has a good first paragraph:

“The Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, penned by Thomas Jefferson, declared religious liberty a natural right and any attempt to subvert it ‘a departure from the plan of the Holy Author of our religion, who being Lord both of body and mind, yet chose not to propagate it by coercions on either.’ The statute inspired religious liberty protections in the First Amendment, which has stood for almost two and a quarter centuries.”

19 posted on 01/16/2014 2:37:59 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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>> Today, America embraces people of all faiths and of no faith

What an a-hole. This must be a joke.


20 posted on 01/16/2014 2:38:57 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: F15Eagle

He doesn’t need to move to Rome. Scripture simply says that he will be from that region. I would allow for the ancestry from the Roman empire region from which his ancestors did come.


21 posted on 01/16/2014 3:11:28 PM PST by CynicalBear (For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ)
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To: ColdOne

Apparently the Sisters of the Poor don’t get the same benefits.

Pray America is Waking


22 posted on 01/16/2014 3:11:40 PM PST by bray (http://www.braylog.com/id47.html)
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To: F15Eagle

*Hey, worked well at the Tower of Babel.*

Wot a Nimrod he is.


23 posted on 01/16/2014 3:12:43 PM PST by PATRIOT1876
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To: ColdOne; F15Eagle

We need to keep faith with God and strengthen each other with the knowledge that Christ is coming back. I hope He comes back very soon.


24 posted on 01/16/2014 3:17:51 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: ColdOne

This idiot really does live in fantasy land, doesn’t he...


25 posted on 01/16/2014 4:12:15 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: ColdOne

Too bad his main constituents (mushlimbs), can’t accept this...


26 posted on 01/16/2014 7:08:58 PM PST by digdem
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To: F15Eagle
"and our right as a people to set our own course”...

"Our (Humanity's) course" is against Almighty God. It is a shaking of the fist towards heaven declaring a war against righteousness and goodness. "ME, ME MEEEEE. I, I IIIIII"!!! It is a rebellion as old as the Garden of Eden. A curse from which only the Blood of Christ could heal and make amends for. I don't want my own course. I want to follow in the path of the loving Messiah who gave all for my sorry sinfilled soul. Who He alone set my course now for heaven by what He accomplished two thousand years ago on a wooden cross. That's not religion, it is a loving relationship between a redeemed sinner and the Maker of heaven and earth. And it is a miracle and a gift of mercy and grace.

27 posted on 01/16/2014 9:41:33 PM PST by 444Flyer (How long O LORD?)
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To: ColdOne; GeronL
We are Christians and Jews, Muslims and Hindus, Buddhists and Sikhs, atheists and agnostics

By "we" he means that he has personally walked each of these paths himself indoctrinated by his muslim fathers, his agnostic dingbat mother, his unitarian socialist grandmother, and his bigoted preacher Jeremiah Wright.


28 posted on 01/17/2014 6:45:34 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: digdem

There’s really only two sides - Christ and His folks, and the enemy and those who support him.

So, that’s why the “atheists” and Christian haters just don’t seem to have a problem with the “intolerance” of the Mooselimbs.


29 posted on 01/17/2014 6:52:18 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: ColdOne
Ever notice that the moslems and the Black churches (on the one hand) and the atheists and agnostics (on the other) never seem to attract each other's ire?

I tell you . . . it's just like professional wrestling!

30 posted on 01/17/2014 6:57:16 AM PST by Zionist Conspirator (The Left: speaking power to truth since Shevirat HaKelim.)
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