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Mon Feb 27, 2012, 11:23 AM

As an Atheist, I strongly support Santorum's right to bring religion to the Public Square...

...but I will fight to stop him from leaving the public square to enter the Court House, School House or Legislative Chamber.

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Reply As an Atheist, I strongly support Santorum's right to bring religion to the Public Square... (Original post)
brooklynite Feb 2012 OP
KurtNYC Feb 2012 #1
niyad Feb 2012 #4
KurtNYC Feb 2012 #7
niyad Feb 2012 #9
KurtNYC Feb 2012 #11
brooklynite Feb 2012 #14
Shadowflash Feb 2012 #2
niyad Feb 2012 #3
no_hypocrisy Feb 2012 #5
VWolf Feb 2012 #6
no_hypocrisy Feb 2012 #8
csziggy Feb 2012 #15
HopeHoops Feb 2012 #10
Jester Messiah Feb 2012 #12
JNelson6563 Feb 2012 #13

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 11:30 AM

1. Sorry but that doesn't make sense to me

Aren't the court house and the other 2 entities public? Maybe I am just not understanding what "public square" is a euphemism for.

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Response to KurtNYC (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 11:37 AM

4. public/town square

Town square
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A town square is an open public space commonly found in the heart of a traditional town used for community gatherings. Other names for town square are civic center, city square, urban square, market square, public square, and town green.

Most town squares are hardscapes suitable for open markets, music concerts, political rallies, and other events that require firm ground. Being centrally located, town squares are usually surrounded by small shops such as bakeries, meat markets, cheese stores, and clothing stores. At their center is often a fountain, well, monument, or statue. Many of those with fountains are actually named Fountain Square.
. . .

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Town_square

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Response to niyad (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 11:51 AM

7. but this isn't 100 years ago

so there is no literal public square in most places, and if there is it isn't used that way.

But my point was, advocating in the public square is the same as advocating in courts and schools.

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Response to KurtNYC (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 12:31 PM

9. actually, a lot of areas still do. and no, it isn't the same--the public square is voluntary and

open to anyone (well, at least until they started freaking about the occupiers). school and courts are different matters entirely. surely you see that?

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Response to niyad (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 01:21 PM

11. Are you, and/or the OP, saying that as long as it doesn't affect

public policy (in school, courts or legislature) that religionists have a right to advocate for changes in courts, schools and legislatures?

Personally I feel no more threatened or oppressed by someone praying before a football game than I do by people rubbing rabbits feet for good luck or wishing upon a star.

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Response to KurtNYC (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 02:34 PM

14. The issue is when people in a Civic building...

...who hold a position of authority over others in the building (the Judge, the Teacher/Principal, the Mayor/Councilman), use that authority to espouse their religious opinion without extending the same right to every other person or group.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 11:31 AM

2. That and .....

The more he talks the more he sounds like the Taliban. Same shit, different fairy tale.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 11:33 AM

3. or my bed chamber

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 11:43 AM

5. No.

Santorum's welcome to talk about his personal faith and that's it. His personal faith can have no impact or influence on laws to be made and laws to be interpreted nor on how people conduct themselves in public or in private.

I object to how his interpretation of his religion should be made into public policy. He can live his life according to his doctrine as long as it doesn't interfere with others' divergent beliefs.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 11:49 AM

6. "pubic policy" ???

For some reason, that made me

Probably because he would likely invoke something of that nature if *gasp* elected.

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Response to VWolf (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 11:51 AM

8. Fixed it, thanks.

Freudian Slip, perhaps?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 12:39 PM

10. Mr. Frothy is a fake Christian. It's just his excuse for why he can't get regular sex.

 

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 01:29 PM

12. My hope is that he continues his preaching and moralizing...

...all the way to a crushing defeat. A defeat that will serve as a resounding rebuke of social conservatism.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 01:45 PM

13. I not only support it, I encourage it!

I say shine a bright light on those crazy beliefs! Fucking lunatic. Even those who identify as Christians find him over the top.

I say get on out there Ricky! Boldly show us your (twisted) vision!!

Julie

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