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Published: Monday, Oct. 31 2011 2:41 p.m. MDT

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The Atheist
Provo, UT

Good decision by the SCOTUS.

This country already dedicates special places for memorializing the dead, including those law-enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty: a graveyard.

That is where these symbols can be displayed and these heroes can be memorialized.

Why do the religious insist on sneaking their symbols and beliefs into every aspect of public space?

The Deuce
Livermore, CA

To: The Atheist | 3:39 p.m. Oct. 31, 2011 Provo, UT - I also support the decision based on the aurguments presented. However, I am surprised that you continue to live in a state that has a strong religious population. It seems to me that you would be better served living in a place like California. While I respect your feelings and your own beliefs, I am also open enough to recognize that I am not sure you want to take the bet that there is not something higher to believe in than what you can see in front of you. Something to consider.

KC Mormon
Edgerton, KS

The tragedy here is that road side crosses are not a symbol of Christianity but of respect for the dead. South of Kansas City you can find a small whit cross on the side of the road with a star of David on it. The cross symbolizes the place were a person died the star of David is for the person's religion (a Jew). Now many of those state troopers being memorialized are LDS who do not use the cross as a symbol of their religion yet their families had no problem with the cross showing that they were not religious symbols but commonly recognized symbols of death.

The Atheist
Provo, UT

The Deuce wrote:

"I am surprised that you continue to live in a state that has a strong religious population. It seems to me that you would be better served living in a place like California."

Another not so subtle way of saying, "If you aren't one of us, you should leave!"

I get that all the time.

Shall I leave my LDS wife and extended family who live here in Utah?

Or shall I just sit down, shut up, and go along, as I have been told by other believers?

Silencing the non-conformists has been the religious way for centuries. But I thought we had moved beyond such fascism in this enlightened age.

I guess I was wrong.

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