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Re: 'God Bless America' signs fly after atheist group targets post office banner

Postby ArcticFox » Mon Feb 08, 2016 10:43 am

I really get annoyed by the "Freedom From Religion" group. They whine continuously about non-issues like a Post Office displaying a sign like that. There's a pretty big difference between something like that and actual state sanctioned religious preference, but to hear them complain you'd think people were being force marched into churches every Sunday at gunpoint.

And they lecture us not to whine over molehills.

All of it is based on a complete misinterpretation of the First Amendment. The First Amendment was meant to ensure that there would be no state sponsored religion, which protects other religions from being outlawed. It was never intended as a mechanism to force religion underground or to sanitize religion from all but the most private of places.
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Re: 'God Bless America' signs fly after atheist group targets post office banner

Postby ccgr » Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:06 am

I agree and appreciate the backlash from this town

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Re: 'God Bless America' signs fly after atheist group targets post office banner

Postby ArcticFox » Wed Feb 10, 2016 10:21 am

Me too. It's good for people to remember that while the Government represents us, we don't really need it if we want to make a statement of this kind.
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