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originally posted by: Azryael
Atheists are funny, even high end scientists within a good percentage agrees in a higher power.
hmm the thing about denying the existence of something is that you have to give way to the possibility that it exists in the first place to claim disbelief in it.
When contacted by Military.com, Ms. Branch "expressed surprise at the proselytizing language of the message she forwarded. She also said she did not know where the email originated and that old emails had been deleted for space reasons."
OK, this claim of "surprise" by Ms. Branch at what the email said would only be remotely believable had she not added her own message to the email when she forwarded it. www.huffingtonpost.com...
originally posted by: murphy22
a reply to: Gryphon66
Then I'd think you'd be more "liberal" about the COTUS than you appear. Or is it just "freedom" for your "dogma" and nobody else?
originally posted by: Xcathdra
a reply to: Gryphon66
I dont deny the groups intent is to promote Christian Evangelism.. I don't agree with the mindset that the Us air force is acting as an extension of that group by collecting donations and handing them out. As I stated already the US Post Office is doing the same thing, taking their packages via US mail and passing them onto people they are intended for.
The "establishment of religion" clause of the First Amendment means at least this: Neither a state nor the federal government can set up a church. Neither can pass laws which aid one religion, aid all religions, or prefer one religion over another. Neither can force nor influence a person to go to or to remain away from church against his will or force him to profess a belief or disbelief in any religion. No person can be punished for entertaining or professing religious beliefs or disbeliefs, for church attendance or non-attendance. No tax in any amount, large or small, can be levied to support any religious activities or institutions, whatever they may be called, or whatever form they may adopt to teach or practice religion. Neither a state nor the Federal Government can, openly or secretly, participate in the affairs of any religious organizations or groups and vice versa. In the words of Jefferson, the clause against establishment of religion by law was intended to erect "a wall of separation between church and State."
originally posted by: Annee
Christmas is specific to one faith.
originally posted by: ownbestenemy
Have we fallen so far that we are legally seeking refuse to stop actions of one human being to others; that may contain religious overtones; to denying other human beings? Am I gathering this whole thread correctly?.