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Say goodbye 1st Amendment: It's illegal to pray on the grounds of the Supreme Court

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posted on Jul, 17 2010 @ 04:15 PM
reply to post by FortAnthem

I'm an atheist and i find this disturbing.

Peoples beliefs are their own business and as long as they are not forcing them on anyone else then no one should have any right to interfere with how or where they exercise their religion.

posted on Jul, 17 2010 @ 04:19 PM
reply to post by ImaginaryReality1984

Why anywhere? Why should people be allowed to do anything they think they are free to do in life anyplace they want to? Do you ever feel that the only way to embrace your atheism is to get a group and go discuss it softly in a federal staircase or would that just be silly?

posted on Jul, 17 2010 @ 04:21 PM
I think people that pray on public grounds should be imprisoned for immoral behavior that corrupts our youth.

Just like they do with drug users.

posted on Jul, 17 2010 @ 04:23 PM
reply to post by FortAnthem

Sounds like a parade to me; actually, more like a circus. The cop was right to break it up and make them leave. Subsequent events, foremost among them the letter to the Supreme Court, shows that what these people were actually doing was attempting to provoke a confrontation between themselves and the Court. It appears that in this regard they were successful.

Had that cop, or any cop, not acted...I would bet money they would plan another trip to the Court, possibly with a larger group...until someone decided to ask them to leave and then they would have sent a letter.

In my opinion this is a Act of War upon the Government, the American people and the Constitution. I wonder what the Constitution says about American citizens serving as agents of a foreign government. That's what those people are.

As each day passes...the position of those that believe that the American government and its people should be subject to the authority of Vatican City and its so called Pope becomes more offensive to me.

posted on Jul, 17 2010 @ 10:45 PM

Originally posted by Signals
That's just great.

Next they'll install body scanners in the parking lot so you can't even pray in your head.

And people wonder why the country's going to Hell...

and that when Thought Crime's come into place Phillip k Dicks Minority Report and George Orwells 1984

reminds me of the lyric of the Ironically Title of the band called Police (Sting) The Song Every breath you take == Ill be watching you

The Powers That Be will be Singing this Soon

Welcome to Big Brother 1984 soon to a Town Near you !

the Whole World will be a Truman Show

opps sorry We already are there its called the NSA in the USA as the UK is basically already there Security cameras Security Cameras

Enemy of the State

Could this happened again like what Microsoft did with windows 95
Beware of Microsoft windows 7 & NSA Connection !

[edit on 17-7-2010 by Wolfenz]

posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 07:00 PM
reply to post by FortAnthem

Well i don't see the problem in them having been told not to pray at the supremecourt, but maybe it's also because i look at the freedom of speech differently due to me being danish.

The way freedom of speech works here is that of course you are allowed to speak freely, but not when it is possibly harassing others, looking down on them, causing injuri to honor, or mocking others without their strict permission of you to speak freely about that, if you don't have that permission you must be prepared to face the consequences of the laws surrounding what you said.

The law you posted also says devices that can show impartiality is not to be used in the supreme-court building, and i honestly don't know, i wouldn't get offended by it if i saw someone practicing their religion as long as it doesn't hurt individuals passing by, but them bowing their heads, folding their hands and praying is a device of impartiality if you ask me, of course it will all be down to argumentation and rethorics, but still.

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