Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #22)
Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:45 PM
4th law of robotics (6,801 posts)
31. The entire thing was religious in origin
we later stripped it of it's religious basis (to some degree) while maintaining the trappings.
If you wanted to have mandatory school prayer but watered it down to "some deity of your choice" I'd still consider that inappropriate at a public school.
You want to tell people who are voluntarily entering into that civic, nonreligious arrangement, that no, they can't do it anymore, or you want to change the name.
Not at all.
They can enter in to whatever arrangement they choose.
And call it whatever they want.
People can't live together and call themselves married without a signature from the county clerk blessing their holy union? I suspect that isn't true.
That has nothing to do with "mandatory", it has nothing to do with "religious", it has nothing to do with any of that.
Government really ought to stay away from religion. Especially popular expressions of it. We don't generally have to worry about the minority religions forcing their beliefs on everyone else.
It's a goofy suggestion, and it's going nowhere. So good luck with it.
Lot's of suggestions were goofy and doomed to fail at one point.
Saying we'd have a black president was pretty goofy and impossible at one point.
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