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Featured "South Dakota Will Now Force All Public Schools to Put Up 'May Allah Guide You' Signs"

Discussion in 'Religious News' started by Skwim, Mar 20, 2019.

  1. Skwim

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    "South Dakota will require all public schools to display “May Allah Guide You” signs in a prominent place beginning next school year, after Republican Governor Kristi Noem signed Senate Bill 55 yesterday.

    This kind of Islamic kowtowing is hardly surprising in a state where groups can give legislators personalized Korans with the State Seal on them, and where the governor can host a Muslim worship party on her first day in office.

    It would be national news if we were talking about any other religion, but conservative Muslims are doing everything they can to push their faith on the people of the state.

    Republican majorities are more than willing to give them whatever they want.
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    Thoughts?

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  2. Revoltingest

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    The provocation was obvious.
     
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  3. lewisnotmiller

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    I get your point, but the people responding are the same one likely to use your source link.

    Personally, I'm strongly against this, but your country is strange. I mean, your money for a start...
     
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    you can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink. you can lead a mind to a thought but you can't make it think, believe.
     
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    Nice. I was wondering why you source link was so small. ;)

    Seriously though. Just another pathetic attempt by the religious conservative right to inflict us with their delusions, over the will of the people, the constituion, and the very foundations of our country. Sad.

    Lawsuits are coming to a public school near you. Well, actually probably far from most everyone here.. :rolleyes::p
     
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    Disgusting.

    Also, the person right above me... yeah right, I'm sure this is a "ploy" to gain sympathy for religious right. (That was sarcasm btw) However, Iran used to be Persia and a Zoroastrian country. Saudi Arabia used to have Jews. Egypt were Egyptian pagans, and then Coptic Christians. Syria used to be mostly pagan, and then Christian. Most of these places weren't given a choice, they either had an outright takeover of their country by straight-up army, or there was a slow effort to indoctrinate children.

    Assyrian people - Wikipedia

    Are there any signs in schools saying "Have you given your life to Christ?" No? Something about separation of church and state, and preventing proselytizing? Then your comment is baseless, and there is a double-standard.
     
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    I tried to look at this bill but only saw a phrase saying the purpose was displaying the national motto "In God we trust" I assume
     
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    Despite the separation of Church and State, there are TONS of pro-Christian paraphernalia on display on public/state grounds throughout America.
     
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    It's worth it just to see the Christians going bonkers with a generous dose of their own medicine.
     
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  10. Ellen Brown

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    This appears to be a false story.
     
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  11. Dan From Smithville

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    I have some. They are the same for this that I have for any attempt by government to force religion on the people.

    If they are going to do this, they are going to have to let Muslims, Satanists, JWs, and all the many, many religions and sects put up their favorite slogans too or keep it all out. That is going to require a huge signage budget.

    I find it funny that this sort of example will still draw many denials that fundamentalist forms of Christianity are not trying to force their views on others.
     
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    I have to agree... I don't see any evidence this is true what I see is this

    Purpose:
    require the national motto of the United States to be displayed in public schools.
     
  13. Shadow Wolf

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    It really wouldn't be because we don't need to be fighting against two religions who want to bend legislation to follow their religious dogma.
     
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    Have some people not yet figured out what is going in in this thread?
     
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    I think most have it figured out. It's just that it's so much fun to talk about it the other way.
     
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    Forgive if I seem skeptical about TONS in public/state grounds. In PRIVATE schools and in RELIGIOUS schools, you might see this.
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    However, in public schools, they are largely governed by the state, and you tend to get more ummm secular posters.

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    See, no religious posters...

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    How'd that get there?

    Also, you're missing the point. I'm been to South Dakota. I stopped at a rest stop which was three feet from a church. I've been to Wall Drug. Seen Mount Rushmore nearby. Having this at their schools is not the same as South Dakota being nutso fundie. Rather it's a sort of atmosphere of paranoia that suddenly the state is ruling that all schools must have such signs in their school. "Or else what?" Exactly. Will the SWAT teams come in with tear gas to shut down "Christian extremists"?

    This is big scary government deciding to undermine the beliefs of most of the people in the state (if they knew about this).
     
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    Does not appear to be a true story.
     
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    You seem to be missing the point that there is no shortage of Christians using the American state to endorse Christianity. To require "in god we trust" be on display is to take a step backwards towards the days of Christian prayer being held by public schools. The South Dakota bill isn't an isolated incident but rather part of a much larger trend.
     
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    The one in the OP is definitely not, but my thoughts on the general subject would still be the same.
     
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    I think we should change the national motto to "In Grog We Trust."
     
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