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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:09 PM
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Atheists need their own private school
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 06:17 PM by usregimechange
In light of this news:

WASHINGTON The Supreme Court on Monday let stand an Arizona program that aids religious schools... (NYT, today).

I wonder if the majority of Justices and the country would support their tax money going to pay for an atheist private school.

Because...

"There is no more effective practical guarantee against arbitrary and unreasonable government than to require that the principles of law which officials would impose on a minority must be imposed generally." -Justice Robert H. Jackson
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Liberal Veteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:13 PM
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1. Nah. Just open a publically funded madrasa and watch the shit hit the fan.
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:14 PM
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2. Suppose Scalia, Inc and the teabaggers would get behind that?
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Liberal Veteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:16 PM
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4. It would be fun watching the righties become all about "separation of church and state"
...in two seconds flat.
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:28 PM
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9. I have suggested that for years. ALL groups should clammor for their own schools in this way.
Native Americans who want to teach their religion, Buddhists, etc.

The Constitution, which they are soooo fond of, would stand behind this.

Then watch them start to come unraveled. :evilgrin:
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Fire1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:15 PM
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3. oh plezzz. n/t
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:16 PM
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5. Would you support it? Tax payer money going to teach children that God is a myth...
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Fire1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:24 PM
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7. Absolutely not and neither would evangelicals. Ain't gonna
happen.
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:41 PM
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14. According to SCOTUS today, court would prevent it from not happening if a group started one
And thanks for helping me make my point, I agree with you.
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Paradoxical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:17 PM
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6. No religious institution should be subsidized by the state.
Period.
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rzemanfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:25 PM
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8. I think maybe our own private country. Coins with "We don't
pray on our money" stamped on them, stuff like that.
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:29 PM
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10. good point
I prefer we all go to school together to learn about our differences, but it seems the religious right wing yahoo bunch want exclusivity.... unless their religious(personal) point of view is indoctrinated into everything America, they feel left out.

Talk about playing the victim while jamming one's religion down your throat, even though we are supposed be free to believe of not as we choose. No respect for the Constitution....
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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:31 PM
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11. Wouldn't that be most public schools? (nt)
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Liberal Veteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:35 PM
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12. I think there is a difference between "no position" and "advocacy".
I was never taught "there is no God".

I was however, taught science which kinda threw a wrench into the whole young earth/magic 6 days man theory if one stopped to think about it.
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:42 PM
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15. Um, no that would be neutrality not atheism
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 06:42 PM by usregimechange
More technically as in positive or strong atheism.
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Chef Eric Donating Member (576 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:02 PM
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18. No. nt
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Warren Stupidity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:50 PM
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16. Actually we just need the constitution enforced.
Absent that enforcement, and with a ruling party and compliant court hell bent on establishing a theocracy, and with people even willing to admit anonymously to atheism running at around 2% of the population, emigration appears to be a more sensible strategy.
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Liberal Veteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:55 PM
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17. Please move to Canada and get citizenship....
....then marry me so I can tagalong!
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provis99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:49 PM
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20. Canada has taxpayer funded religious schools.
They're as stupid as we are.
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provis99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:22 PM
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19. so do the Satanists get funding?
At least the Satanists have better parties.
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