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Posted 12/23/15
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Don't care either way. Remove all public exhibits and I wouldn't bat an eye.
Posted 12/23/15
Sticking it to those pushy Christians.
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Posted 12/23/15
but my freedom of religon
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Posted 12/23/15 , edited 12/23/15
Doesn't bother me. Religious paraphernalia on government property should never be there in the first place.

Edit: Read the article. I assumed and was wrong. My first statement stands, but that one made me laugh. It isn't religious, it is based on government and it should have been allowed to stay. Government jokes on government property is kay.
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Honestly.... you can't have it both ways.

You can't bitch about Christians forcing their religion down your throats and demand that religion be removed from public places such as school, AND then turn around and put up images that are insulting to said religion at the capital, because that too suggests that the government supports one particular belief over another.

Just make up your damned minds.

I'm not offended by it, and I AM Christian. However, I am FOR a complete separation of church and state... and therefore think that the state should not be an advocate for any religious position(including atheism on the stance that it is anti-religious). What it boils down to is: If we are not going to allow the state to spread religious propaganda, that should be inclusive of all views.

AND if you are an atheist who thinks atheism isn't anti-religion, and want to argue about that... you're out of touch with the majority of your fellow atheists. I used to be an atheist.
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...Here comes the show and the elephants.
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Posted 12/23/15

GrandMasterTime wrote:

...Here comes the show and the elephants.


Agreed I get the popcorn.
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Posted 12/23/15 , edited 12/23/15
Don't see anything wrong with removing an obvious jab at religion. At the same time, I wouldn't want a religious scene up there either. Doesn't matter whether or not someone agrees with that viewpoint. The state and church are separate for a reason.
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Grover said. “He’s saying there’s really only room at the inn for Christians.”


But they were Jews....

I'm offended at the Statue of Liberty being in the scene.
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26 / M / Your friendly nei...
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Posted 12/23/15
Oh, neat.
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Once again, the intermittent reminder, we HAVE a "Freedom From Religion" amendment, it's called the First.
That's probably what Jefferson and Franklin are so busy worshipping.

Oh, but guess what it won't let you do: Exercise your "Freedom of Speech" on State government property without their consent.


Grover said. “He’s saying there’s really only room at the inn for Christians.”


(goofy-Bible-miscontext facepalm)
It wasn't an "inn", and it wasn't "no room" as in no space, it was "No prepared room for a Hebrew woman's private birthing rituals."

If athies are going to prove they "read the Bible more often than we do", would it kill them to get it right once in a while?
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Posted 12/23/15
Good for Texas!
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20 / M / Ponce, P.R.
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Posted 12/23/15
Doesn't bother me, I'm surprised something like this happened in Texas though.
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This is typical American political Kabuki Theater. None of the parties involved in this really want to accomplish anything. First if the Gov. really wanted this to go away, all he had to do was ignore it, it was scheduled to be taken down on weds., and people would have paid it no mind. By taking it down he just brought attention to the group and himself. In the end that is all both parties wanted is attention. The Freedom from Religion people can claim to be fighting for the 1st amendment and separation of church and state while doing the least possible. If these guys really wanted to fight for the first Amendment then they should be over at the mosque in Texas, were the arm protesters are harassing Muslims for using their first amendment rights. The governor on the other hand gets to walk around talking about upholding Christian values come next election cycle. Yet last time I checked the most Christian thing you can do for Christmas isn't put up decorations, but help the poor, sick, and homeless, something that the policies of the governor do little off. It's all just the left and the right putting on a show for the media and brain dead Americans who get upset over it.
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