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SemiCharmedQuark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-25-06 04:27 PM
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342. If someone put up swastika on my property, I'd take it down
And I'd be very sorry that the family lost their loved one. But it wouldn't change my beliefs that that particular symbol stood for something I could not condone, even if it stood as a memorial to someone. Of course, I am not comparing Christians to Nazis, but I'm trying to make people see that there is more than just the
"Cranky Old Heartless Atheist" here. Perhaps it is hard to believe when one identifies a symbol, such as the cross, only with love or tolerance but for many, religious symbols symbolize as much death and destruction as any swastika ever could. How many have died in religious wars? How many will die? Why should the owner's beliefs be trampled on?

I speak as a Christian. But I feel that this man is being railroaded. How many of those screaming bloody murder would like it if I put a pagan symbol on their land? We know how some would react, look at cemetaries that have refused to honor pagan's wishes.

Sometimes when you're so indoctrinated in the norm, you HAVE to take it to extremes to see from the other viewpoint. I cannot imagine being an atheist in this country. I never realized how ingrained in our lives Christianity is until I came to DU.
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