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Super Soaker Sniper Donating Member (332 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-23-08 06:27 PM
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27. The Constitution drew the line pretty clearly
Edited on Mon Jun-23-08 06:27 PM by Super Soaker Sniper
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof" Any line drawn by Congress or the Government constituting anything is pretty much off limits. While I believe whole heartedly in God, truly believe that Jesus is the Savior, I do not consider myself a true Christian. I also believe that God's standard, not my own is going to be used to judge me. I am endowed by God the right to believe this and it is validated (not bestowed upon me) by the Constitution. And this very right is also yours and everyone else's. You have a right to practice any religion you wish or not practice one at all. What no one has is a right to like it or to prevent one from practicing it in any way they wish.
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  -Freedom of religion? margotb822  Jun-23-08 12:46 PM   #0 
  - I think it is a fair question.  Ioo   Jun-23-08 12:48 PM   #1 
  - Professed or actual?  margotb822   Jun-23-08 12:49 PM   #6 
  - What does my thirty four years as a Wiccan  realpolitik   Jun-23-08 12:50 PM   #8 
  - I agree  margotb822   Jun-23-08 12:52 PM   #9 
  - Ah, the war cry of 'Devil Worshipper'  realpolitik   Jun-23-08 01:23 PM   #18 
  - Hey RP, see my reply (#12) downthread  MorningGlow   Jun-23-08 12:57 PM   #14 
  - such as?  unpossibles   Jun-23-08 01:12 PM   #15 
  - I don't see any need to play dumb.  Bornaginhooligan   Jun-23-08 12:48 PM   #2 
  - I don't think it's playing dumb  margotb822   Jun-23-08 12:53 PM   #11 
  - BIll O and the GOP have tried their hardest to make "Secularism" into "Atheism"  anonymous171   Jun-23-08 12:49 PM   #3 
  - government is supposed to  melm00se   Jun-23-08 12:49 PM   #4 
  - People also have the freedom to vote for who they want on whatever basis they want  dmordue   Jun-23-08 12:49 PM   #5 
  - Since the media wouldn't allow a non-Christian to be a candidate,  yardwork   Jun-23-08 12:56 PM   #13 
  - A similar statement in this mix  BOSSHOG   Jun-23-08 12:49 PM   #7 
  - You comparing apples and puppy dogs  TechBear_Seattle   Jun-23-08 12:53 PM   #10 
  - Because some idiots think that only religious people are ethical and moral  MorningGlow   Jun-23-08 12:55 PM   #12 
  - Specifically  margotb822   Jun-23-08 01:12 PM   #16 
     - There is a divide between a faith  realpolitik   Jun-23-08 01:28 PM   #19 
     - Unfortunately, too many people think "Muslim" automatically means "terra-ist"  MorningGlow   Jun-23-08 01:58 PM   #22 
  - I am with you 1000 percent.  demokatgurrl   Jun-23-08 01:13 PM   #17 
  - Evidently, our President thinks that atheists  old mark   Jun-23-08 01:29 PM   #20 
     - I would say he doesn't do much thinking  margotb822   Jun-23-08 01:49 PM   #21 
     - It was his idiot  Gilligan   Jun-23-08 06:01 PM   #26 
  - I don't think religions should be free to create victims, like  Cleita   Jun-23-08 02:00 PM   #23 
  - The Constitution drew the line pretty clearly  Super Soaker Sniper   Jun-23-08 06:27 PM   #27 
     - Or how about forcing ones beliefs on people who are not believers?  Cleita   Jun-23-08 07:07 PM   #28 
        - Does this apply to everything  Super Soaker Sniper   Jun-23-08 07:31 PM   #30 
  - Your argument doesn't hold together.  igil   Jun-23-08 05:49 PM   #24 
  - You should not be victimized because of that person's beliefs.  Cleita   Jun-23-08 07:10 PM   #29 
     - Keep food and water from anyone  Super Soaker Sniper   Jun-23-08 07:41 PM   #31 
  - Right now  Jake3463   Jun-23-08 05:56 PM   #25 
  - I'm yet to meet a religious extremists of any type here in America.  ileus   Jun-23-08 09:13 PM   #32 
  - religion is an ideology, just like a political ideology, so i consider it a relavent issue.  FourPieRun   Jun-23-08 10:41 PM   #33 

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