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Old 10-11-2011, 10:10 PM
 
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...cemeteries?

^^^^^^^ that is the first post in this thread, perhaps you should read what a thread is about before firmly inserting your foot in your mouth.
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Who cares about graveyards? please do make a new thread, we here are talking about a pagan descended need to broadcast religion with symbols.
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Old 10-11-2011, 11:08 PM
 
Location: City-Data Forum
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^^^^^^^ that is the first post in this thread, perhaps you should read what a thread is about before firmly inserting your foot in your mouth.
I did read the O.P.

I had completely forgotten he said that because I couldn't care less about his rhetorical question. I thought we were talking about the story he linked to, not about how and why people go to cemeteries...

Seems to me that even if your focus was the rhetorical question posted by the O.P. there was no need to go into the tangent of the reasons people shouldn't go to cemeteries... and family... and community and whatever else. I thought the topic was propaganda in public and private publicly visible places, not graveyard sociology.
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Old 10-12-2011, 10:28 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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My take on this is that engraving a cross or a Star of David or another religious symbol on a veteran is simply a respect for what he believed. It is not imposing religion and to me does not violate the Constitution. It is not imposing religion on anyone. It simply reflects the wishes of that individual that considered religion dear to his heart. I have "no religious preference" in my dog tags because I believe in God but have not religious afiliation. In my case I suppose no religous symbols will be there and that is just fine with me. Take care.
I think that is correct. The veteran had to have his preference on record first. It is an expression of the preference of the veteran, not an attempt to convince the living. If I choose to have the Square and Compasses placed on my headstone, that is in no way at attempt to convince any living person to become a Freemason.
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Old 10-12-2011, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Brussels, Belgium
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Seems to me that advertising for a loving god on a grave is rather counter-productive.

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Don't worry, Mr. 150 - if there was any legal ground for them to ban the crosses - you would already be hearing about it. Give it time- they'll figure out a loophole to complain about them. I can see it now: "The thought of burying my wife next to some christian's cross just offends me! Harumphhh!"

I mentioned this in the other thread as a definate future agenda. Mark my words....
I have no interest in debating the legality of crosses in graveyards because I don't mind their presence there, and neither does any atheist organisation I know of.
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