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Published: Friday, Feb. 1 2013 5:00 a.m. MST

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A Scientist
Provo, UT

Believers, please just leave it in the locker room. Stop shoving your fairy tale beliefs in everybody's face.

Why is that so hard?

Sentinel
Ogden, UT

Unbelievers, please just leave it in the locker room. Stop shoving your unbelieving fairy tale beliefs in everybody's face.

Why is that so hard?

brokenclay
Chandler, AZ

Scientist,

Your calls for the censorship of religious expression anywhere in the public sphere are unconstitutional, and are representative of a broader secular agenda that desires to establish the religion of secularism in the United States. You threaten a war of gagging and bondage, and then wonder why evangelicals respond in the way that they do.

As far as fairy tales, I would point you to last night's debate at Purdue between William Lane Craig and Alex Rosenberg. Let's just say that it made me proud to be a theist . . .

Phillip M Hotchkiss
Malta, Mt

@ scienist why is it you can express your opinion on rather or not God is. And if one does not share your thoughts. They are to keep it to them selfs?

A Scientist
Provo, UT

"Your calls for the censorship of religious expression anywhere in the public sphere are unconstitutional,"

Not at all.

Religion has nothing to do with football. Injecting religion into football is inappropriate.

Religion has nothing to do with government and politics. Injecting religion into government and politics is inappropriate.

Religion has nothing to do with business. Injecting religion into business is inappropriate.

Calling something "the religion of secularism" is the epitome of oxymoronic.

This nation was founded on a secular government, with secular institutions, to serve secular purposes. Injecting religion into it is inappropriate.

Nobody is saying you can't have your fairy tale religious beliefs, and gather in your Churches to share your fairy tale stories. The Constitution guarantees you the right to do this, just as it guarantees that right to those who play D&D and who gather to "worship".

But nobody who adheres to D&D should expect to shove their fantasies into the House, the Senate, the SCOTUS or the White House, much less try to pass legislation based on its principles and values, especially when such legislation discriminates against others who do not share those beliefs and values.

So it is with religion.

Phillip M Hotchkiss
Malta, Mt

@Scientist please do not refer to religion as fairy tales. I do not refer to your beliefs as fairy tales. Your beliefs are solely based on theories and experiments. Where religion is based on testimonies of others, faith and knowledge. By using your methods one can prove science inconclusive. I have a theory that carbon dating is worthless. And through an experiment, I can prove it wrong. Einsteins' theory was debunked by a high school student by his experiment. So I think if ones beliefs was a fairy tale it yours.

A Scientist
Provo, UT

Phillip M Hotchkiss,

Fairy tales is an apt term. I will continue to use it to describe religion until such time as proof is provided otherwise.

As for your claims, they don't deserve a serious response.

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