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Originally posted by Conspiriology
whether they denied one pagan or all three of them, it sounds like your problem is with the city council and not any Christians per se. For someone who would use separation of church and state as an argument to keep Christian symbols off Public sites it's interesting that same rationale didn't stop the pagans from placing their own there. I'm sorry they had gotten vandalized.
No matter how you wish to twist the logic, it is simply unfair
There really is no logic to twist and as I said in my post, LIFE IS UNFAIR
Originally posted by forestlady
The City Council members who voted whether to retain the wreath or not were Christians and it was their views as Christians that they didn't want the wreath there. Before that, the Mayor and City Council had voted to invite other religious groups, after they realized that it was a violation of church and state on govt. property, by only having a Nativity scene. Not wanting to be sued, they invited other groups, but reluctantly.
My point is that on govt property, no one religion should be endorsed; not Paganism, not Christianity, not Judaism, etc. Either there should be no displays or all religions should be welcome to place their symbols on govt property.
Originally posted by jedimiller
Originally posted by UScitizen
Even if I were a Christian and people who weren’t were celebrating Christmas and it made them happy to be around their loved ones, so what.
but how can you not believe in god then? all of that love and gathering with your family has to do with god. you being happy for getting together with them is proof of god.
why would it make you happy to see you loved ones if there was no god? because you see..love is god.
Originally posted by scientist
how's this for a mind screw: jesus never existed in the first place, so what exactly are you celebrating anyways? Pentagrams and "xmas" trees predate Christianity as well.
I love these threads. I can never take them seriously, because then I start losing faith in people.
Originally posted by dawnstar
but, then there are some that have a more religious meaning....
I believe that the eruptions are occuring over the nativity scenes??
making people happier should be in everyone's belief system...so, don't really see a problem.
Originally posted by ChronMan
Materialism on the day you celebrate the "Birth" of Christ?
The same person who in the bible who condemned the love of material possesions.
Christ didn't even celebrate his own birthday (So much for Christ Like). And to make it worse, this holiday is celebrated with materialism in mind.
Most of you "christians" and other religious sheep should read this bible you worship so much. You'd find that none of you will be going to heaven (According to the bible).
Originally posted by ChronMan
Christ asks his disciples to commemorate his death, but never his birth. I'm sure if it were to be celebrated, Christ would've made mention of it.