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NiteStryker

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#1 14 years ago

Ok, i am an athiest, but I disagree strongly with the secularist agenda of the ACLU, and other extreme athiests. Right now, on a nearby mountain, there is a cross in my city. It was put up by some of our first people. Well, this stupidass athiest is suing because he finds it offensive and wants it removed because he is not Christian.

I disagree with removing of public religious symbols. You may not be affected by it but others could be, so you should just let em have it.

The ACLU is suing left and right with the words 'Christmas Break" being used by nearly every school to name their 1 or 2 week break off.




Aeroflot

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#2 14 years ago

I hate stupid things like these, it's a semi-free country for crying out loud! Let people hang up what they want, and if other peopl don't like it, they could kill the person for hanging it up, if they actually care that much. I don't even think that the atheists care about the symbols, they just want attention.




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#3 14 years ago

Things like that shouldn't be banned. This is the same asshole who wanted the words "one nation under god" removed from the pledge. I am a person of no religion but you don't hear me saying to remove god from everything just cause I don't believe in god.




yod@

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#4 14 years ago

that is stupid. tell him to not to see the cross if he finds it offensive




Mr. Matt VIP Member

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#5 14 years ago

Why not go for churches too? They have crosses on them, and I don't see him complaining about those ones. Oh, that's right, a cross of this magnitude and importance will draw attention to him, maybe get him in the newspa... oh, it already has.




El Hombre del Fuego

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#6 14 years ago

Why can't they let us pray in peace? We don't sue for the voiding of the seperation of Church and state. It's really the same.




candice

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#7 14 years ago

[color=darkgreen]That...is a bit much. It's just a cross. The cross is one of the oldest symbols around, and is by no means exclusive to Christians. So many other cultures and religions have used it. Plus, it's a historic artifact for your town.[/color] [color=darkgreen][/color] [color=darkgreen]I do think there are also times when religious things shouldn't be present, though. Like that big thing with the 10 Commandments on it in that courtroom lobby a couple years back. That, I think, crossed the line, because it had specific rules laid out on it that definitely do not apply to all religions, much less all people. But if it was just symbol, like a cross, I would not care at all. Let people have their symbols, I say...just as long as they don't try to force me to wear one or to pray.[/color]




Μαjïç MushrøøM

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#8 14 years ago

I personally think that it is pointless for such symbols to be erected, epsecially when they are done in the name of a religion. I would certainly not have reacted in quite the same matter as this individual did, however. When a religious symbol is erected to stand alone on a piece of public property, even if it is undeveloped land, it does not reflect the feelings of all who look upon it. However, when the same is built into a place of religious worship, then it holds more credibility, at least in my eyes.

All in all, it is a moot issue to be argued over, let alone one over which to raise a lawsuit. The display of religious symbols I believe should be kept fairly private, perhaps only in the homes of those people who choose to believe in that which the symbol represents. Nevertheless it is a free (or semi-free, to be more technical) country, and people of such beliefs are entitled to do as they please, as long as it does not infringe upon the behavioral code set down by the law. It once again only becomes a major annoyance to me when a huge arguement is raised regarding the rights of both sides and the legitimacy of one side publically displaying represenations of their belief system.




Col Jimmy Emeric

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#9 14 years ago
Ok, i am an athiest, but I disagree strongly with the secularist agenda of the ACLU, and other extreme athiests. Right now, on a nearby mountain, there is a cross in my city. It was put up by some of our first people. Well, this stupidass athiest is suing because he finds it offensive and wants it removed because he is not Christian.

i think its stupid how people are suing like that im afraid that were going to end up like France

just incase you havnt heard France has started to ban all religious items such as crosses, the head garments for the Islam women, the beards, anything that can even slightly be connected with a religion

now back to the athiest suing over the cross, if he finds it that offensive then he can just move there is no reason why he has to sue the city and waste all that money just cause he doesnt want to look at a cross




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#10 14 years ago
Col Jimmy Emericjust incase you havnt heard France has started to ban all religious items such as crosses, the head garments for the Islam women, the beards, anything that can even slightly be connected with a religion

Only in public schools. I see no problem with this in public schools, but nightstrikers example is clearly rediculous. What's next? Let's make all churches and mosques homogenous white cubes, so they don't 'offend' anyone. Nonsense, people need to stop complaining so much, it's not good for your health.