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Sun Feb 17, 2013, 10:57 AM

Another Strong Argument for the Separation o' Church and State

A Church that recently held CCW classes is now teaching "Constitution Classes". Be afraid: http://bluntandcranky.wordpress.com/2013/02/17/another-strong-argument-for-the-separation-of-church-and-state/

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Reply Another Strong Argument for the Separation o' Church and State (Original post)
riqster Feb 2013 OP
longship Feb 2013 #1
OceanEcosystem Feb 2013 #2
longship Feb 2013 #5
riqster Feb 2013 #9
longship Feb 2013 #13
Pterodactyl Feb 2013 #11
longship Feb 2013 #12
cbayer Feb 2013 #3
OceanEcosystem Feb 2013 #4
aikoaiko Feb 2013 #6
kestrel91316 Feb 2013 #7
riqster Feb 2013 #8
Initech Feb 2013 #10

Response to riqster (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 11:53 AM

1. CCW?


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Response to longship (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 11:54 AM

2. concealed carry of weapons, I think. n/t.

 

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Response to OceanEcosystem (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 12:00 PM

5. Thanks. nt

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Response to OceanEcosystem (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 02:58 PM

9. Correct. This church has a gun range out back and frequently teaches Carry Concealed Weapons classes

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Response to riqster (Reply #9)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 10:38 PM

13. Jees! What could go wrong with that?


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Response to longship (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 10:31 PM

11. Counterclockwise!

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Response to Pterodactyl (Reply #11)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 10:37 PM

12. LOL



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Response to riqster (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 11:56 AM

3. This is not a separation issue at all.

While it may be problematic, churches can teach all the courses on constitutional law they want. That's freedom of religion.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 11:56 AM

4. I don't think separation of church and state means a church can't teach Constitution classses.

 

The church may inject its own viewpoints into the Constitution class and what it think of the Constitution, but separation of church and state shouldn't mean that they couldn't teach such a class.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 12:03 PM

6. Clearly this is a sign of end of days.




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Response to riqster (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 12:53 PM

7. No, that ISN'T an argument for the separation of church

and state.

I WILL assume that they are teaching a pack of lies about the Constitution, however, so it IS an argument for slapping somebody upside the head.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 02:22 PM

8. Here is an update from the blog, which should answer some of the responses here:

"P.S. A point of clarification: These zeebs are free to use their First and Second Amendment rights, as we see them doing (Mr. Blunt and Cranky is a Presbyterian who uses all of his Constitutional rights, after all). The reason separation of church and state was brought up here is this: entirely too many Americans (including elected and appointed “representatives” and officials at all levels and in all branches of government) want to trash the Establishment clause and make our nation into a Fundagelical Theocracy.

One thing our Founders knew well were the dangers of such a form of government, but too many of us have forgotten. So when we see churches like this one arming themselves and seeking political power, we need to be aware of the threat they pose."

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 04:02 PM

10. They should hold a "reading comprehension class" while they are at it.

Although questioning what you are reading probably goes against their logic.

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