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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Nativity Scene part II

FoxNews has an update on the subject of Athens, TX, and the Freedom From Religion group fighting over the town's nativity scene.  Here is a link to the full story.  What I would call your attention to are two sections.

#1-
Co-founder Annie Laurie Gaylor says the group received a complaint from one of its members in Athens. She says since the display is right in front of the courthouse, the nativity scene makes it look like county government is endorsing Christianity.
“This excludes non-Christians and non-believers who are 17 percent of the U.S. population," Gaylor said. "So it's necessary there should be changes.”


But, Laurie, you might NOT be 17% of the population of Athens, TX.  And I don't see where the 17% should be able to tell the 83% what to do.

#2-
The Freedom From Religion Foundation is not just asking that the nativity scene come down. It’s now also asking that a banner go up.
“One of the commissioners said to the effect that other people could put up their views,” Gaylor said. So one group member thought, why not put up a banner?
If you thought the nativity was controversial, wait until you see the banner. It reads: “At this season of the Winter Solstice, let reason prevail. There are no gods, no devils, no angels, no heaven or hell. There is only our natural world. Religion is but myth & superstition that hardens hearts & enslaves minds.”

Laurie, FFR, let me tell you something.  If you put a banner like that within five miles of my home, I would take it, burn it, take a whizz on the ashes, seal it in a non-biodegradable package, and abandon it to the nearest dump.  Just a friendly warning.

Athens, Texas, You ROCK!!!

3 comments:

  1. Put your nativity in your yard or your churchyard. When you put it on public property you violate the separation of church and state and we have the right to comment on it...

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  2. I'm sorry, do you live in Athens? That is their home, they have the right to decide it themselves without outsiders wanting to sue. And all of you guys on facebook wanting to call me an idiot, ought to put your preconceptions aside and discern what the establishment clause really means. Just because i don't ascribe to your view of events does not make me stupid. Sadly, that's all I ever get when I try to reason with you all. Tell me, who will you hate when the christians are all gone?

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  3. Controversy breeds controversy. What is not controversy to one is controversial to another. What is controversy to one is not controversial to another. Pity, but that is a hard fact of life. Neither freedom or liberty is exclusive. We cannot pick and choose who has rights in either area; otherwise, there is no true freedom or liberty.

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