@Farmer GA: The logic is sound and you know it. You fear the obvious, because once it is realized that Atheism is a religion, it to cannot be endorsed by government. Now tell the truth, that is the real reason you do not want to accept the fact that Atheism is a religious belief.
You and mel try so hard to convince me that my non-belief is a religion that I have to wonder about your sanity. But then again, in your belief in the supernatural, some suspension of reality is required.
I accept no religion.posted @ Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 08:08
@melmarino: Yep, looks like a religion to me right up to having your own dogma and extremists Super. Good for you guys!
Once again, mel it doesn't apply to me. I have no affiliation and certainly no belief in any religion. You try so hard to put a round peg in a square hole and it just doesn't fit.
What's with you guys? Why do you want to make my non-belief a religion? Does it make you feel better? Is it that important to you? Get a life, mel, go try to convert someone else to your religious nonsense. I'm a lost cause.posted @ Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 08:00
@melmarino: Ha, ha, ha. This case only refers to Kaufman and his attempt at a study group in prison, not me.
But when the underlying principle has been examined in the crucible of litigation, the Court has unambiguously concluded that the individual freedom of conscience protected by the First Amendment embraces the right to select any religious faith or none at all.
So once again, nice try.posted @ Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 07:53
@jlscott: Figured out the punch lines, eh?
What I haven't figured out is who are you trying to impress using Latin, the language for the elites, in this forum?posted @ Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 07:49
@melmarino: Truth is stranger than fiction, judgey-wudgey.
And learning to interpret some things is beyond your judgey-wudgey capability.posted @ Monday, May 20, 2013 - 16:45
@melmarino: You're grasping at straws.
Kaufman v. McCaughtry, What it declared was that in First Amendment issues, atheists have the same rights and protections as any other religion http://caselaw.findlaw.com...
The Supreme Court has recognized atheism as equivalent to a “religion” for purposes of the First Amendment on numerous occasions, most recently in McCreary County, Ky. v. American Civil Liberties Union of Ky., 545U.S. 844, 125 S.Ct. 2722, 162 L.Ed.2d 729 (2005). The Establishment Clause itself says only that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion,” but the Court understands the reference to religion to include what it often calls “nonreligion.” In McCreary County, it described the touchstone of Establishment Clause analysis as “the principle that the First Amendment mandates government neutrality between religion and religion, and between religion and nonreligion.” Id. at *10 (internal quotations omitted). As the Court put it in Wallace v. Jaffree, 472 U.S. 38, 105 S.Ct. 2479, 86 L.Ed.2d 29 (1985): At one time it was thought that this right [referring to the right to choose one's own creed] merely proscribed the preference of one Christian sect over another, but would not require equal respect for the conscience of the infidel, the atheist, or the adherent of a non-Christian faith such as Islam or Judaism. But when the underlying principle has been examined in the crucible of litigation, the Court has unambiguously concluded that the individual freedom of conscience protected by the First Amendment embraces the right to select any religious faith or none at all.
Nice try.posted @ Monday, May 20, 2013 - 16:43
Glad the commissioner realized things were getting out of hand and initiated steps to improve his relationship with the sheriff. I commend his actions.posted @ Monday, May 20, 2013 - 16:32
@melmarino: You can't define me nor can your ridiculous link. I really don't care what you think, mel.posted @ Monday, May 20, 2013 - 16:26
@GroversMill: That photo you posted says a lot more about YOU than Obama.posted @ Monday, May 20, 2013 - 16:24
@grove600: That's right, compare a losing sports coach to the president of the United States. You are definitely a hoot.posted @ Monday, May 20, 2013 - 16:22
@melmarino: I am no member of any group, either. What does that prove?
Who cares? I certainly don't.posted @ Monday, May 20, 2013 - 16:18
I asked if there are no Gods and if heavens are empty, as you said in Latin, who made heaven?
Line endings are not necessarily stops. Observe the (modern) punctuation more carefully.
Who cares? Obviously you do.posted @ Monday, May 20, 2013 - 16:14
@Farmer GA: So the absence of a belief is a religion? And a book titled, "Why I Am An Atheist" proves that there's a church?
I am no member of any group. I don't pay any dues. I don't attend a service for atheists. Just because I don't believe in your supernatural supposition does not mean I adhere to a religion.
What a convoluted bit of logic you employ. Similar to the belief in an all powerful being in the sky.posted @ Monday, May 20, 2013 - 15:58
@baseball25: I was there and the coach did not order the player to hold the other players hand behind his back
Neither the news story or I said the coach ordered the player to hold the victims arms behind his back.posted @ Monday, May 20, 2013 - 15:47
@jlscott: Nullos esse deos, inane caelum
If there are no Gods and heaven is empty, who made it?posted @ Monday, May 20, 2013 - 15:43
@Athens Hi-Fi: Atheists, Gideons, politicians, governors, posters on Athens Talks....etc. I don't want to leave anyone out to be fair.
What? No eye rolls? What about egg rolls?posted @ Monday, May 20, 2013 - 15:16
@Athens Hi-Fi: I thought I was clear "these people"
Who do you consider "these people"? Eyes rolls?posted @ Monday, May 20, 2013 - 14:56
The questions that should have been asked was about the security for US consulates and embassies. And if security is important, as most of us would agree, why was their budget slashed by republicans?
Now are the funds restored and are new protocols for the protection of our diplomatic personnel in place to prevent further harm?
I'm patiently waiting for news that those responsible for the ACTUAL attack are brought to justice or eliminated.posted @ Monday, May 20, 2013 - 14:52
@jtsim: Accountability has gone out the window. Just like respect,manners and common sense.
Eric J. Boswell, the assistant secretary of state for diplomatic security, resigned. Charlene R. Lamb, the deputy assistant secretary responsible for embassy security, and another official in the diplomatic security office whom officials would not identify were relieved of their duties. So was Raymond Maxwell, a deputy assistant secretary who had responsibility for North Africa. The four officials, a State Department spokeswoman said, “have been placed on administrative leave pending further action.” And more might see action against them, too.posted @ Monday, May 20, 2013 - 14:44
@Digdug: The logical answer to both of these questions is: Digdug
Anything for a buck, huh?posted @ Monday, May 20, 2013 - 14:40
@2dollar: If I was sitting in the stands and saw a coach order one player to hold my son's arms while another punched him, I'd probably be in jail for the night.
Exactly what I was thinking but didn't want to say it out loud. Thanks for saying it for me.posted @ Monday, May 20, 2013 - 14:35
@Farmer GA: Well, Atheism is a religion, so, have at it.
Now who do we worship? And who do I tithe too? Seen any atheist churches anywhere?posted @ Monday, May 20, 2013 - 14:27
@Athens Hi-Fi: I wish I had a fraction of the time on my hands these people have.....(eye roll)
Are you also as critical about Gideons ?posted @ Monday, May 20, 2013 - 14:25
Taping a boy and girl together was a very bad move. Hopefully she's learned from her mistake and will go on to become a better teacher.posted @ Monday, May 20, 2013 - 13:39
The room was broken into before for money boxes but no one thought to install a camera? Really bright administrators. Is the school going to recompense the students for their cell phones? Probably would have been cheaper to have bought a surveillance camera and recorder, huh?posted @ Monday, May 20, 2013 - 13:32
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