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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:03 PM
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Liberty and justice for the "greatly outnumbered."
This letter to the editor appeared in the January 11th Journal Inquirer (Manchester, CT):

In response to "Keep Christian principles in place," (Jan. 6 letter): I disagree with the statement because "Christians greatly outnumber non-Christians," they should be allowed to display religious "symbols" on public property such as schools, town halls, and anywhere they see fit. Christians or any religious group can display propaganda in their home, church, temple, mosque, or any private property they wish. Placing religious symbols on public property endorses religion, which is directly against our Constitution.

Non-Christian Americans have to endure a bombardment of Christian propaganda from Halloween until Christmas. We are told that it is no longer acceptable to say "Seasons Greetings"; it must be "Merry Christmas." Our government has pumped over $1 billion into religious coffers, while "faith-based" religious groups discriminate against non-religious Americans. Should America be turned into a Taliban-style theocracy just because "Christians outnumber non-Christians?"

Non-Christians' basic freedoms are being replaced with Christian majority rules. Now Christians want prayer put into public schools. Should we also get rid of science classes and replace them with stone-age beliefs?

Many of our nation's founders were Christian, but that no more makes the country a Christian one than it makes Jesus our president. Most of our Founding Fathers were actually Freemasons.

I also disagree that "under God" should have been added to our Pledge of Allegiance. The pledge should be for all Americans, not just theists. The Knights of Columbus (a Christian men's organization) lobbied to have "under God" added to the original pledge in the 1950s. It should be put back to its original wording. The pledge does not say, "liberty and justice for the majority."

As Justice Thomas said, based on current law and the establishment clause respecting religion in out Constitution, the pledge with these two words in it is unconstitutional.

Everyone is born atheist, and in America we have the freedom to believe what we want because there is freedom and justice for all, "greatly outnumbered" or not.

--Scott Vining
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Biased Liberal Media Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:06 PM
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1. Wow! Thank you very much for sharing this
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 07:14 PM by Biased Liberal Media
I'm impressed!!
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 10:35 PM
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2. Wow indeed
something like that here would yield a couple dozen rebuttal letters and probably some eggs on the authors house (or worse).
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