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Originally posted by Nutrients
December 25th, although now referred to almost exclusively as "Christmas", is hardly exclusive to the celebrations of Christians. If decorations are being put up on public grounds, it should well be open to
anyone who has a holiday to celebrate.
Originally posted by W3RLIED2
Go drink some egg nog, open some presents and calm the down before you give yourself a stroke.
P.S. I do reject god, not just yours but all of them. And thats my choice. Its america dude, its pretty great to not be force fed religion any more.
Nobody is trying to piss you off.
Jesus has been replaced by santa, the resurrection replaced with a bunny rabbit.
christianity is probably the single most brainwashing cultist religion too bad. I'm not the one getting up set.
PS I just reported you
Originally posted by Lightmare
But that still does not change the fact that there never was and never will be any establishment of religion in this country. Which means that people of any religion...christian, pagan, or otherwise...do have the right to display there religious symbology on public property if they wish to do so.
As far as christmas goes, it is true that pagan religions had their own celebrations around this time of year long before there was any such thing as christianity.
Originally posted by Incarnated
The one known as Jesus Christ was not born on Christmas.
Die Religion ist das Opium für das Volk. Die Religion ist eine Art geistigen Fusels, in dem die Sklaven des Kapitals ihr Menschenantlitz, ihren Anspruch auf ein auch nur halbwegs menschenwürdiges Dasein ersäufen.
Vladimir Iljitsch Lenin: 'Sozialismus und Religion'
Das religiöse Elend ist in einem der Ausdruck des wirklichen Elendes und in einem die Protestation gegen das wirkliche Elend. Die Religion ist der Seufzer der bedrängten Kreatur, das Gemüt einer herzlosen Welt, wie sie der Geist geistloser Zustände ist. Sie ist das Opium des Volks.
K. Marx: 'Zur Kritik der Hegelschen Rechtsphilosophie' (Einleitung)
Originally posted by forestlady
Ever stop to consider that maybe non-Christians are offended by Christian symbols being displayed constantly, while theirs are not? I love how a lot of Christians say they respect other religions, but don't want other religious symbols displayed - hypocrisy at its finest.
Originally posted by Lightmare
...or prohibiting the free exercise thereof"...
Originally posted by ArtemisFowl
reply to post by forestlady
well i apologize as i see i have twisted your words but my point is is that if it was desecrated i would put up another wreath and if they desecrated it i would booby trap a third one mainly with fireworks but my anger is not from you its from the fact that every year there is an arguement like this commonly over religious intolerance
Originally posted by marg6043
Next thing we are to have a thread about Jesus been Black or white (I forgot we already have one of those.)