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Old 10-23-2015, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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Well, based on the course syllabus that has been shared on the thread, the mom is either lying or hasn't paid attention all year until this single homework assignment. The role of different religions in the historical period covered by the class are addressed in the syllabus. Can't imagine there hasn't been homework on anything else all year.
Yeah she's just focusing on the one piece of homework she doesn't like.
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Old 10-23-2015, 05:42 PM
 
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Actually "Separation of Church and State" was originally designed to keep the gov't out of the churches. However, our Supreme Court changed it's interpretation and an ignorant American Public now buys into the lie which allows the gov't to interfere.
Both were intended though only in terms of the federal government at the time. The phrase is from a letter from Thomas Jefferson to the Danbury Baptists.

Jefferson's Wall of Separation Letter - The U.S. Constitution Online - USConstitution.net

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Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between Man & his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, & not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should "make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof," thus building a wall of separation between Church & State. [Congress thus inhibited from acts respecting religion, and the Executive authorised only to execute their acts, I have refrained from prescribing even those occasional performances of devotion, practiced indeed by the Executive of another nation as the legal head of its church, but subject here, as religious exercises only to the voluntary regulations and discipline of each respective sect.]
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Old 10-23-2015, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Ubique
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Actually "Separation of Church and State" was originally designed to keep the gov't out of the churches. However, our Supreme Court changed it's interpretation and an ignorant American Public now buys into the lie which allows the gov't to interfere.

Yes, ignorance is overwhelming of posters who attack the mother.

Actually, Constitution or amendments have no such "separation of state and church" words. 1st Amendment clearly states that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof."

This is clearly a one-way street. Govt can't interfere in religion, but not the other way around. Yet "regressives" think they can have ongoing constitutional convention (living / breathing document.) and make it a two-way street.
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