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Posted 12/24/15
The start of yet another religion thread which would inevitably turn to poop
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Posted 12/24/15
I"m more shocked that this was in fucking TEXAS of all places...

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Posted 12/24/15
Because no one is allowed to celebrate Christmas anymore. I'm not even a Christian but ffs! Grow up stupid Politically-correct brigade!
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Posted 12/25/15
So what they removed a display mocking Christianity? Why wouldn't Texas do that?
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Posted 12/25/15

FreshRhymesSuperflyMoney wrote:

Sticking it to those pushy Christians.


Just for the record....we didn't care.

Ability to use that open space means anyone, after all.
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Posted 12/25/15
I honestly don't see why it was pulled. It wasn't like it was overly sexual or offensive to anyone. I certainly don't mind it and I'm an old school Bible thumper. It's an open space for use for anyone.
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Posted 12/25/15
There shouldn't be anything remotely religious on state grounds so yeah it should have been removed. What shocked me was the Pew research survey that said most Americans would rather have a christian display even if it meant nothing else could be displayed.
Posted 12/25/15

Irishsushi wrote:

There shouldn't be anything remotely religious on state grounds so yeah it should have been removed. What shocked me was the Pew research survey that said most Americans would rather have a christian display even if it meant nothing else could be displayed.


Christianity is the most popular.
Posted 12/25/15
Falls under separation of church and state rather nicely.
Posted 12/25/15

HolyDrumstick wrote:

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.


It gotten so much that we coined the term anti theist just to separate the two groups. I personally think religion could be a wonderful thing. I mean, where would I get my waffle fries? McDonalds?
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Posted 12/25/15

PeripheralVisionary wrote:


Irishsushi wrote:

There shouldn't be anything remotely religious on state grounds so yeah it should have been removed. What shocked me was the Pew research survey that said most Americans would rather have a christian display even if it meant nothing else could be displayed.


Christianity is the most popular.


I re-read the article. I guess taking information from Fox News is a bad idea Made it seem like it said something it didn't, my bad.
Posted 12/25/15

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FreshRhymesSuperflyMoney wrote:

Sticking it to those pushy Christians.


Just for the record....we didn't care.

Ability to use that open space means anyone, after all.


I'd have a disco nativity. Stayin' alive.
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Posted 12/26/15

Nogara-san wrote:

I"m more shocked that this was in fucking TEXAS of all places...

This seems like something more typical of Texas imo. If the exhibit was something Christian-oriented, the one's requesting it to be removed *wouldn't* be a local state official, but maybe an outside group.

I think it was wrong to remove the exhibit. It may be seen as provocative and offensive, but it is a good portrayal of our nation's secular history when it comes to our Founding Fathers. It does have the quality of something that could educate and incite intellectual conversation. However, I think placing the exhibit without proper approvals and permission, is good enough reason to have it removed whether or not it violates whatever criteria.
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