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06-05-2014, 10:41 AM (This post was last modified: 06-05-2014 10:46 AM by Impulse.)
RE: Supreme Court Upholds Prayer At Government Meetings
(06-05-2014 10:29 AM)Minimalist Wrote:  
Quote:“The separation of church and state has been a cornerstone of American democracy for over two hundred years,” said Justice Samuel Alito, writing for the majority. “Getting rid of it was long overdue.”
I literally felt my stomach sink when I read that. Gasp

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06-05-2014, 10:42 AM
RE: Supreme Court Upholds Prayer At Government Meetings
(06-05-2014 10:41 AM)Impulse Wrote:  
(06-05-2014 10:29 AM)Minimalist Wrote:  “The separation of church and state has been a cornerstone of American democracy for over two hundred years,” said Justice Samuel Alito, writing for the majority. “Getting rid of it was long overdue.”
I literally felt my stomach sink when I read that. Gasp

Yup. RIP America. It is now Jesusland.

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06-05-2014, 10:42 AM
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(06-05-2014 10:41 AM)diddo97 Wrote:  
(06-05-2014 10:39 AM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  The SCOTUS also upheld slavery as legal once. Two steps forward, one step back.
All these old Catholic dudes will be gone in a few years. This sort of crap will be gone in another generation. 75 years ago, atheism was equated with "Communism" etc etc and Madeline Murray O'Hare was a pariah. Things change ... slowly. Whenever they start praying in meetings I always (very politely, and with a smile) excuse myself, and say I have "to go to the rest-room". It's my personal way of saying "piss on you and and prayers".

Sorry, but america is going "backwards" by your standard. It's already pretty much a theocracy.

Feel free to leave.

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06-05-2014, 10:43 AM
RE: Supreme Court Upholds Prayer At Government Meetings
(06-05-2014 10:41 AM)Minimalist Wrote:  
(06-05-2014 10:39 AM)Impulse Wrote:  Uneducated morons run our government. Sad

Look who elects them.

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In all honesty, the morons exist in all parties.

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06-05-2014, 10:49 AM
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(06-05-2014 10:42 AM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  
(06-05-2014 10:41 AM)diddo97 Wrote:  Sorry, but america is going "backwards" by your standard. It's already pretty much a theocracy.

Feel free to leave.

I'm 15 years old and mentally retarded. Yeah, good luck with that.

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06-05-2014, 10:58 AM
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(06-05-2014 10:29 AM)Minimalist Wrote:  Andy Borowitz:

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/bo...20%2868%29

Quote:WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report) — In what legal experts are calling a landmark decision, on Monday the United States Supreme Court struck down what many believe to be the main reason the country was started.

By a five-to-four vote, the Court eliminated what grade-school children have traditionally been taught was one of the key rationales for founding the United States in the first place.

“The separation of church and state has been a cornerstone of American democracy for over two hundred years,” said Justice Samuel Alito, writing for the majority. “Getting rid of it was long overdue.”

Oh thank god it's not real. I was panicking there for a second.
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06-05-2014, 11:02 AM
RE: Supreme Court Upholds Prayer At Government Meetings
(06-05-2014 10:58 AM)natachan Wrote:  
(06-05-2014 10:29 AM)Minimalist Wrote:  Andy Borowitz:

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/bo...20%2868%29

Oh thank god it's not real. I was panicking there for a second.

What's not real? The decision unfortunately is.

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06-05-2014, 11:03 AM
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(06-05-2014 11:02 AM)Chas Wrote:  
(06-05-2014 10:58 AM)natachan Wrote:  Oh thank god it's not real. I was panicking there for a second.

What's not real? The decision unfortunately is.

This is the end.

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06-05-2014, 11:04 AM
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(06-05-2014 11:02 AM)Chas Wrote:  
(06-05-2014 10:58 AM)natachan Wrote:  Oh thank god it's not real. I was panicking there for a second.

What's not real? The decision unfortunately is.

THAT is. And it's unfortunate. The New Yorker article is satire.
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06-05-2014, 12:43 PM
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Look like it's time to organize a bunch of FSM groups in these cities and then demand equal access.
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