At least as people try to eliminate freedom of religion, the fallback position
of freedom of speech still exists!
Excellent! I'm glad for any freedom of religion as long as it stays within the
boundaries of the constitution. Thank you Supreme Court!
Good... Especially since its freedom OF religion. Not freedom FROM religion.
When people use the bible in arguments, to support their arguments the bible is
the 'Absolute word of God.' When pandered in schools...?
Oh, it's just a book. Why are you limiting my freedom of speech?
They used the word Bible! The nerve of some people. The students who saw this
word must get counseling at once!
As I was reading this article, my sister shared the Hallelujah Chorus
presentation by the Kuinerrarmiut Elitnaurviat 5th Grade in Quinhagak, Alaska.
This small Yupiq Eskimo Village is light years away from the California
experience with the word Bible. I am grateful for the warmth of the Good News
that is still available in both California and Alaska.
I would say that this indicates America doesn't have religious freedom anymore,
or that American society is against Christianity, but California (and the
Northeast as well) , hardly qualify as America anymore. If you look at the
states from the Rockies to the Appalachians, and then you look at the coastal
states, it is like we live in two separate worlds.... Us in the middle pay all
the taxes, feed and fuel them, yet they try to tell us we don't have the right
to set policy, or even worship God.
Re: "The Pajaro Valley school district previously thought including the
word "Bible" on permission slips was a violation of the Establishment
Clause of the First Amendment . . . ."No, it didn't.Even the most perfunctory check with district legal counsel would have
straightened out liberal district employees in this liberal SF-area enclave.Secular humanist educators were simply so out of touch with realty, they
thought to curry favor with liberal parents, while giving the Pajaro to
conservatives -- who they assumed wouldn't dare to object to such a
"progressive" policy.Their actions were designed, not to
protect, but to flout parents' and students' First Amendment rights, in the name
of leftist, anti-religion solidarity.
" Us in the middle pay all the taxes, feed and fuel them, yet they try to
tell us we don't have the right to set policy, or even worship God. "--------------Why would you think that we pay all the taxes?
Salaries on both coasts are much higher than here in the middle. Don't you
think they are paying much higher taxes than we do? What policy do
you want to set?I can worship God. I wonder why you can't...
Oh no everyone! Panic! It says "Bible" on it! We're all doomed!Seriously?
@DanielWayneLewis"it is like we live in two separate worlds.... Us in
the middle pay all the taxes"In the middle? New York City is on
the coast, so is Los Angeles. The wealthiest states (in terms of average income)
in the US are Maryland and Massachusetts. It's the states like New York and New
Jersey that pay more in federal taxes than they get back from the gov't whereas
the ones in the middle pay less in federal taxes than they get back from the
Isn't this why we have Seminary?
This is the country we live in. People are afraid to say the word
'This is the country we live in. People are afraid to say the word
"Bible".' - belgie | 3:54 p.m. Oct. 25, 2011 I would
disagree. It's not the Bible, per say, it's what some of the
followers... do. *'Michele Bachmann: God warns with
disasters' - By Jamshid Ghazi Askar - DSNews - 08/29/11 'The
earthquake and hurricane that recently afflicted the Eastern Seaboard are just
God's way of getting tone-deaf politicians to pay attention, Republican
presidential candidate Michele Bachmann explained Sunday while speaking to tea
partiers in Florida.' *Fires kill 4, destroy 1,000 homes by Jim
Vertuno & Michael Graczyk AP Published by Dsnews 09/06/11
BASTROP, Texas One of the most devastating wildfire outbreaks in Texas history
What ever happened to common sense and tolerance? Liberals are always advocating
tolerance --for their agendas. When it comes to any kind conservatism or
religion, there is constant pressure to change our beliefs to match theirs or we
are "intolerant," "bigoted," "racist," etc. When
did the word Bible ever kill someone or cause them harm? We can't say Bible, but
they can call us names for standing up to them. Go figure.
Schools have become way too extreme in trying to create separation between churh
and state - which is not in the constitution. "Congress shall make no law
respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise
thereof." By misinterpreting and over-applying the first half of that
statement (establishment clause), the second half (freedom of religion)is
trampled routinely. Why is it acceptable to teach about Pagan philosophies
(Ancient Greece, etc.) but everyone is afraid to mention Christianity?
Since when have conservatism and religion become equated?I am a
conservative atheist. How did the religious fanatics highjack us?
In response to those who wish to criticize what I said:The fact of the
matter is that REAL wealth is based upon the production of goods. You make the
inane argument that "industries" such as finance (which is nothing
more than usury) are somehow more important than real industries such as
agriculture, manufacturing, or mining. William Jennings Bryan said it best;
"You come to us and tell us that the great cities are in favor of the gold
standard; we reply that the great cities rest upon our broad and fertile
prairies. Burn down your cities and leave our farms, and your cities will spring
up again as if by magic; but destroy our farms and the grass will grow in the
streets of every city in the country." I would like to see NYC, LA, or any
of the other sociocultural babylons you mention feed themselves without Texas
beef or Kansas wheat, fuel themselves without Utah oil or Wyoming Coal, or
clothe themselves without Montana wool. Jesus himself threw the money changers
out of the temple; yet you build a city off of the same industry, and wonder why
moral collapse originates there?