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  1. #1 Americans Strongly Favor Religious Displays on Public Lands 
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    Americans Strongly Favor Religious Displays on Public Lands, Celebrating
    Religious Holidays in Schools


    Americans remain overwhelmingly in favor of allowing religious symbols to be displayed on public land and feel even more strongly that public schools should celebrate at least some religious holidays.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 76% of adults believe religious symbols like Christmas Nativity scenes, Hanukkah menorahs and Muslim crescents should be allowed on public land. Just 13% disagree, and another 10% are undecided.


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    Quote Originally Posted by megimoo View Post
    Americans Strongly Favor Religious Displays on Public Lands, Celebrating
    Religious Holidays in Schools

    Americans remain overwhelmingly in favor of allowing religious symbols to be displayed on public land and feel even more strongly that public schools should celebrate at least some religious holidays.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 76% of adults believe religious symbols like Christmas Nativity scenes, Hanukkah menorahs and Muslim crescents should be allowed on public land. Just 13% disagree, and another 10% are undecided.


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    Its either all or nothing.

    If you can't play nice and tolerate, say... a pagan display next to your nativity scene, then its game over, you ruined it for everyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wilbur View Post
    Its either all or nothing.

    If you can't play nice and tolerate, say... a pagan display next to your nativity scene, then its game over, you ruined it for everyone.
    I don't have a problem with that, and most Christians I know don't find it an issue either. Unfortunately the law suits tend to be pursued by atheists who have no exhibit to display along side a nativity scene or Star of David because it's hard to visually represent an accident in some universal symbol that everyone would understand. So see it is you who ruined it for everyone. Because you have nothing, we can have nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlaGator View Post
    I don't have a problem with that, and most Christians I know don't find it an issue either. Unfortunately the law suits tend to be pursued by atheists who have no exhibit to display along side a nativity scene or Star of David because it's hard to visually represent an accident in some universal symbol that everyone would understand. So see it is you who ruined it for everyone. Because you have nothing, we can have nothing.

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    Bah, we can think of a symbol for anything.
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    Its either all or nothing.

    If you can't play nice and tolerate, say... a pagan display next to your nativity scene, then its game over, you ruined it for everyone.
    No, PC culture ruined it for everybody. Early on, few municipalities, public schools, or government offices were intolerant of additional religious displays. If the Nativity was there, few had a problem with a menorah or even a Solstice display.

    Then atheists started suing and public environments started banning all of it. If you can't have a crèche, you obviously can't have a menorah or a bonfire or lights for Diwali or whatever. Christians weren't suing to remove non-Christian expressions, atheists were suing to remove all religious expression. Equality through subtraction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    No, PC culture ruined it for everybody. Early on, few municipalities, public schools, or government offices were intolerant of additional religious displays. If the Nativity was there, few had a problem with a menorah or even a Solstice display.

    Then atheists started suing and public environments started banning all of it. If you can't have a crèche, you obviously can't have a menorah or a bonfire or lights for Diwali or whatever. Christians weren't suing to remove non-Christian expressions, atheists were suing to remove all religious expression. Equality through subtraction.
    There have been plenty of instances of Christians going after secular displays.... often they don't even have to sue. But guess what? Right wing Christian news outlets don't actually report those stories, so you have to look elsewhere.
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    Atheists suck, plain and simple.
    Obama-if you're being run out of town, get out in front and pretend that it's a parade!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wilbur View Post
    Its either all or nothing.

    If you can't play nice and tolerate, say... a pagan display next to your nativity scene, then its game over, you ruined it for everyone.
    waaaaahhhhhh.

    Why is it liberals never feel that way about tax rates. Or gun laws?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wilbur View Post
    There have been plenty of instances of Christians going after secular displays.... often they don't even have to sue. But guess what? Right wing Christian news outlets don't actually report those stories, so you have to look elsewhere.

    Wibur, why do those of your belief system insist on ruining everyone's fun????


    It cannot be based on the REAL meaning of the Constitution, because we KNOW that these acts were not just allowed by the founding fathers, they were often INITIATED and most definitely encouraged by them.

    THEY obviously didn't think it was a violation of the intent of the 1st Amendment, so WHY is it now???
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