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Old 02-20-2009, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Victoria, BC.
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From the Washington Post

Carroll is merely trying to do some symbolic constitutional housecleaning, but it won't be easy.

In 2005, state Rep. Buddy Blair filed a resolution to affirm Arkansas' support for the separation of church and state. The resolution lost 39-44 in the House.

Meanwhile, in a related story, the Arkansas House passed a bill Wednesday allowing people to bring their guns to church.

Wow!....They must really have a fear of atheists.
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Old 02-20-2009, 10:05 AM
 
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boo hoo

which law does it violate? Can you name it?
Ummm.... our Constitution.

Article 6, Section 3 states in part: ". . . but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States."

I don't know what's scarier: that these backwater laws still exist completely illegally or that people today, such as the above poster, defend them.
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Old 02-20-2009, 10:11 AM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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I tried to google it....I wonder what the other four are. Anybody know?

20yrsinBranson
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Old 02-20-2009, 10:34 AM
 
Location: United States
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What do you expect?? These states are full of close-minded, conservative, Bible-raping bigots.
Exactly.
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Old 02-20-2009, 10:37 AM
 
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Ummm.... our Constitution.

Article 6, Section 3 states in part: ". . . but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States."

I don't know what's scarier: that these backwater laws still exist completely illegally or that people today, such as the above poster, defend them.

Was I defending it?

I was asking if the poster could name the law.
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Old 02-20-2009, 10:38 AM
 
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What religion is this law requiring?
Any religion that believes in a deity, obviously. Patently unconstitutional and I hope someone gets all over this one with the ACLU.
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Old 02-20-2009, 10:40 AM
 
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Any religion that believes in a deity, obviously. Patently unconstitutional and I hope someone gets all over this one with the ACLU.

It is not establishing a religion, though, is it? Nor is it preventing a religion from being practiced, is it? Unless you consider atheism to be a religion...
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Old 02-20-2009, 10:43 AM
 
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It is not establishing a religion, though, is it? Nor is it preventing a religion from being practiced, is it? Unless you consider atheism to be a religion...
We've already discussed this before. The Supreme Court has ruled that even though atheism is not a religion, it falls under the broad umbrella of religious discrimination if you discriminate against someone for being an atheist. It's just easier in terms of law to put religion and non-religion under the same protection, because otherwise imagine all the money and time that would be spent adding atheist-specific laws to the books that read just like the ones protecting you and your religious beliefs.

Use your head for once, will ya?
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Old 02-20-2009, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Was I defending it?

I was asking if the poster could name the law.
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boo hoo

which law does it violate? Can you name it?
Your sarcastic sympathetic statement makes it sound as though you really donít care whoís rights are being violated, as long as they arenít yours.

This may not exactly be defending it, but it is obvious that you donít have an issue with it being discriminatory against a particular group of people.
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Old 02-20-2009, 10:50 AM
 
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Your sarcastic sympathetic statement makes it sound as though you really donít care whoís rights are being violated, as long as they arenít yours.

This may not exactly be defending it, but it is obvious that you donít have an issue with it being discriminatory against a particular group of people.

I have a hard time feeling sorry for atheists whining....sorry. Atheists today tend to be rather rude and obnoxious to Christians. Perhaps I should have been a little more diplomatic.
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