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Pax Argent Donating Member (350 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-16-04 12:39 PM
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15. Ah, official state religions; the hallmark of
repressive regimes everywhere. Pray tell me, where has having an official state religion EVER resulted in a more enlightened, open society? A whole litany of evils will arise by allowing America to devolve into a theocracy where the edicts of the rulers comes from divine fiat.

As a dedicated spiritual but non-religious person, the idea of allowing one more justifiable form of discrimination just doesn't appeal. The founding fathers were absolutely correct to divide church and state. The ideology of Conservativism has already become like a religion, complete with bullying, prejudice, logical inconsistencies and hypocrisies. Too many Americans already believe in a de facto Right of Kings.

America has grown strong by keeping the freedom of religion and maintaining a core secular constituency. We cannot afford the lose this freedom fundamental to maintaining an enlightened, free society.

In short, they will have to pry my religious freedom from my cold, dead hands. On this I will give no quarter.
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  -I'd get behind a Dem who wanted to make Christian the official US religion Proud2BAmurkin  Oct-16-04 12:21 PM   #0 
  - Your 1000% correct in my opinion  Francesca   Oct-16-04 12:24 PM   #1 
  - You are BOTH out of your mind!  serryjw   Oct-16-04 12:26 PM   #3 
     - I assume we are partially joking here???  Francesca   Oct-16-04 12:33 PM   #11 
        - Oh, there's a joke here...  Book Lover   Oct-16-04 12:35 PM   #12 
        - partially??????????  flowomo   Oct-16-04 12:44 PM   #19 
  - I will give up on NO freedom just  shraby   Oct-16-04 12:25 PM   #2 
  - Oy vey  freetobegay   Oct-16-04 12:26 PM   #4 
  - I couldn't have said it better  serryjw   Oct-16-04 12:31 PM   #8 
  - Hell no!  A-Schwarzenegger   Oct-16-04 12:27 PM   #5 
  - I'd vote for a repuke over the dem you describe  Catch22Dem   Oct-16-04 12:27 PM   #6 
  - God Bless you!  serryjw   Oct-16-04 12:33 PM   #9 
     - Pun intended? HAHAHAHAHA!  Catch22Dem   Oct-16-04 12:38 PM   #14 
  - Head hurting  sandnsea   Oct-16-04 12:30 PM   # 
  - No! No! No! Absolutely, No!  TaleWgnDg   Oct-16-04 12:30 PM   #7 
  - Setting aside your bowing down to fascism...  Book Lover   Oct-16-04 12:33 PM   #10 
  - Bottom line: The Dems have LOST ground by not being principled  nothingshocksmeanymore   Oct-16-04 12:36 PM   #13 
  - Ah, official state religions; the hallmark of  leftbehind   Oct-16-04 12:39 PM   #15 
  - You're out of your mind  ArtVandaley   Oct-16-04 12:40 PM   #16 
  - Folks, this is a JOKE!  fugue   Oct-16-04 12:40 PM   #17 
  - I thought it was obvious!  jonnyblitz   Oct-16-04 12:43 PM   #18 
  - With whats going on, I see NOTHING funny about this.........  serryjw   Oct-16-04 12:47 PM   #20 
  - Christ in short pants!  Book Lover   Oct-16-04 12:53 PM   #24 
  - Um, I read this and waited for the <end sarcasm> note and I am disturbed  beyurslf   Oct-16-04 12:48 PM   #21 
  - You know, I realize this thread was a sarcastic response to the "abortion"  AntiCoup2k   Oct-16-04 12:49 PM   #22 
  - Amen brother or sister  Proud2BAmurkin   Oct-16-04 12:54 PM   #25 
     - I see you haven't given up your right to be disruptive  sangh0   Oct-16-04 01:08 PM   #28 
  - Its true -- Religion isn't that big of a deal!  IdaBriggs   Oct-16-04 12:51 PM   #23 
  - It's impossible to take in now .We can't cave ,cause we are going to win!  TruelyMe   Oct-16-04 01:03 PM   #26 
  - Disruptive Wedge Issue  sangh0   Oct-16-04 01:05 PM   #27 

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