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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. Shadow Wolf

    Shadow Wolf Crazy Diamond

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    Nah. We just need to be direct and honest: In Chaos We Trust.
     
  2. Stevicus

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    That would work, too.

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  3. Shadow Wolf

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    Kaos.....K......Kao.....KHAAAAAAAAAN!!!!!!!
     
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    Yeah, I really do not care if schools have "in God we trust" posted. I certainly recognize it as a gotcha by christians, but the slogan is now national tradition.

    I think it is a mistake to put such a sign in schools as it opens a conversation that teachers of religious leanings to discuss God with students. Hopefully they will acknowledge that the statement "In God We Trust" is merely a national motto with no religious significance whatsoever. That God in this instance is literally meaningless.
     
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    This exactly. Having visited South Dakota, I can tell you it's hardcore fundie. This is like the state coming into people's houses and asking if they're willing to worship Caesar as a god (something that happened at one point).

    This land was founded by Protestants escaping Catholic regions, Catholics escaping Protestant regions, and pagans and atheists who were were probably getting condemned as witches. It was made a place where government butts out. This is not to say favoring atheism either, but rather staying religiously neutral. All you guys in favor of this, this is not neutral, it's endorsement, and it's also funding by a group to influence policy.

    As per 501(c)(3) religious exemptions:

    The TL;DR version is, churches/temples that are exempt from taxes are those that do not pass laws trying to push legislation (and no, before you ask, churches don't do this. There are private organizations that support the church, but this is wholly different from trying to mold young children). Otherwise, they should not be considered religious organizations, and be taxed. This goes for churches that try to meddle in elections too.
     
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    Great finally some school in AMerica forcing a religion down folks throats that is different from Evangelical conservative Christian. They have to salute the flag say the pledge of allegiance sing the song and have signs about Christianity one flag Under God and cheer leaders sued and won the court case where they have a scripture out of the new testament on their football field sign on their fences where everyone can see and lead a Christian school prayer before all games. If you don't say prayer with Christians when they decide to pray I imagine some non Christian kids in Texas truly get bullied all the time yes.........
     
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    Uh sorry your wrong about Texas public schools, they dont have those signs, it would be like the Christian signs........
     
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    Definitely the case.
     
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    Check the linked source. That should illuminate the OPs purpose.
     
  11. ImmortalFlame

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    Well played sir, well played.
     
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    I'd be more concerned with signs of "Allahu Akbar".......:eek:
     
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    It appears to me that the Bill 55 does not do as claimed
    but this is some type of parody where 'In God we trust' the national motto is translated
     
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    In God we trust is our national motto

    Would you prefer the motto suggested by liberal Thomas Jefferson who popularized the phrase 'separation of church and state' His motto was "rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God"
     
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    Kind of hard to believe that they once elected George McGovern as their senator.
     
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    A definite step away from laicity. And very much an unfortunate novelty for that.

    It may not look like much, but such measures create an entirely undesirable need for state authority to rule on whether situations and people are presenting "proper respect" for Allah.

    That is no small matter. To this day Muslims create a lot of serious damage for each other because they can't be at peace with their mutual understandings of such matters. We all should walk away from such calamitous demands, not towards them.
     
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    I'm most interested to hear what Christian proponents of enforced Christian prayer and iconography in state institutions think.
     
  18. Evangelicalhumanist

    Evangelicalhumanist "Truth" isn't a thing...

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    As I always make it a habit to read whatever link is provided (most especially in an OP), not gonna play. :rolleyes:
     
  19. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Libertarian Capitalist Atheist Bokononist
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    I prefer Ben Franklin's mottoes, which were the
    first on our money (long before all this God stuff)....
    Mind Your Business
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    We Are One
     
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    Nah.. They just want a modicum of acceptance.
     
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