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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-13-11 10:23 AM
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27. Huh? This thread is about religion during the memorial right?
So you backhandedly accuse me of being insensitive because I made a comment pertinent to the topic of the thread? Maybe I should have taken a picture of my wife and I crying during the Presidents' speech to prove I'm worthy of giving my opinion.

I'm not sure what a devout atheist is, but I'm pretty sure I'm not one. What I am is weary of everyone puking out "God Bless America" as if there were no other way to end a speech.
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  -Religion and last night's memorial Ineeda  Jan-13-11 08:30 AM   #0 
  - I thought there was a little too much bible reading.  MindPilot   Jan-13-11 08:36 AM   #1 
  - I'd prefer if my elected officials, being paid with my tax money, left religion out  Myrina   Jan-13-11 08:37 AM   #2 
  - it was not a political speech, it was a memorial. nt  seabeyond   Jan-13-11 08:41 AM   #4 
  - It was a speech by the leading politician of the day..  Fumesucker   Jan-13-11 08:48 AM   #8 
     - at a memorial.... not tough concept and really, the essense of the speech is over looked bothered  seabeyond   Jan-13-11 08:50 AM   #9 
  - Yet I'm sure the folks that hold religion dear and vote Dem, appreciated it  justiceischeap   Jan-13-11 08:44 AM   #5 
  - Agree in theory  Ineeda   Jan-13-11 08:56 AM   #10 
  - Then you should only vote for people who are not religious.  cbdo2007   Jan-13-11 09:03 AM   #12 
  - What happened to separation of church and state?  Xenotime   Jan-13-11 01:04 PM   #42 
  - the amount of religious 'content' at a memorial service  ProdigalJunkMail   Jan-13-11 08:40 AM   #3 
  - Well Obama's presense and participation implies that it's not just a  el_bryanto   Jan-13-11 08:45 AM   #6 
     - i have no problem with it being a rally  ProdigalJunkMail   Jan-13-11 08:48 AM   #7 
        - There's no law against religion, you just shouldn't be publically religious. n/t  el_bryanto   Jan-13-11 08:58 AM   #11 
           - why not? you can be publicly religious if you want  ProdigalJunkMail   Jan-13-11 09:10 AM   #14 
              - I think i've seen this argument around the conservative boards today  el_bryanto   Jan-13-11 09:14 AM   #15 
              - your subtlety is noted  ProdigalJunkMail   Jan-13-11 09:19 AM   #16 
              - From what I understand this was ..  madmom   Jan-13-11 12:54 PM   #39 
                 - if that is true then more power to 'em  ProdigalJunkMail   Jan-13-11 01:01 PM   #41 
  - People who hate religion should avoid memorial services  Nye Bevan   Jan-13-11 09:04 AM   #13 
  - Well...  AspenRose   Jan-13-11 09:29 AM   #18 
  - People who don't believe in any gods  Bill McBlueState   Jan-13-11 09:45 AM   #20 
     - +1  Stuckinthebush   Jan-13-11 12:20 PM   #35 
  - I noticed that the Univ Pres did NOT say "God Bless America" at the end of the memorial.  progressoid   Jan-13-11 09:21 AM   #17 
  - Wow. Six people are dead. Fourteen are wounded. A member of Congress has been shot in the head.  Nye Bevan   Jan-13-11 09:58 AM   #22 
     - Huh? This thread is about religion during the memorial right?  progressoid   Jan-13-11 10:23 AM   #27 
  - "But not so many as to offend non-believers."  Lucian   Jan-13-11 09:33 AM   #19 
  - I guess not offending the delicate sensibilities of atheists was not at the top of the priority list  Nye Bevan   Jan-13-11 09:55 AM   #21 
  - So my point was valid then.  Lucian   Jan-13-11 10:15 AM   #25 
  - It's good you had your remote, then.  Ineeda   Jan-13-11 10:00 AM   #23 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-13-11 10:13 AM   #24 
     - YES. It really sucks that now my son can stay on my health insurance until he is 26.  Nye Bevan   Jan-13-11 10:16 AM   #26 
        - Oooh, anecdotal evidence.  Lucian   Jan-13-11 10:23 AM   #28 
           - And "Obama shafted each and every one of us" is *not* "anecodatal"?  Nye Bevan   Jan-13-11 10:42 AM   #34 
              - You're an idiot.  Lucian   Jan-13-11 02:09 PM   #46 
                 - That's also anecdotal (nt).  Nye Bevan   Jan-13-11 02:29 PM   #47 
  - Or philosophy, or politics, or any other man-made construct which  LanternWaste   Jan-13-11 01:08 PM   #43 
  - It's a tricky balancing act, to be sure.  InvisibleTouch   Jan-13-11 10:26 AM   #29 
  - Well said and exactly my point. Thanks. n/t  Ineeda   Jan-13-11 10:31 AM   #30 
  - Good post!!  cbdo2007   Jan-13-11 12:43 PM   #36 
  - I am NOT religious  kwolf68   Jan-13-11 10:34 AM   #31 
  - The Indian Invocation  oldlib   Jan-13-11 10:35 AM   #32 
  - I agree it was too long  Ineeda   Jan-13-11 10:41 AM   #33 
  - "The Indian Invocation was not needed. " according to who? I and many I know thought it  madmom   Jan-13-11 01:00 PM   #40 
  - I'm an atheist and religious references at these things never bother me...  cynatnite   Jan-13-11 12:44 PM   #37 
  - I wish more DU atheists had your attitude (nt)  Nye Bevan   Jan-13-11 01:12 PM   #44 
     - Far as I know most DU atheists here do share the same attitude for the most part. n/t  cynatnite   Jan-13-11 01:34 PM   #45 
  - I have always  Puzzledtraveller   Jan-13-11 12:47 PM   #38 

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