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5 years ago  ::  Jul 16, 2009 - 2:45PM #1
TPaine
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"Americans United for Separation of Church and State today praised a federal appeals court decision barring Bible distribution in a Missouri public school district.
 
The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously that the South Iron R-1 School District may not allow distribution of Bibles to children in elementary school."

www.au.org/media/press-releases/archives...

The PDF of the 8th Circuit can be found here:

www.au.org/media/press-releases/archives...

"When it shall be said in any country in the world, my poor are happy; neither ignorance nor distress is to be found among them; my jails are empty of prisoners, my streets of beggars; the aged are not in want, the taxes are not oppressive; the rational world is my friend, because I am a friend of its happiness: When these things can be said, then may the country boast its constitution and its government." -- Thomas Paine: The Rights Of Man (1791)
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5 years ago  ::  Jul 16, 2009 - 3:11PM #2
Agnosticspirit
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TPaine, nice to see you!


Prayer from an atheist in relation to this decision....


 


"Praise to Reason and pass the wine"! Now if only Reason could prevail in the State of Texas!

Tribalism, ethnocentricism, racism, nationalism, and FEAR is the Mind Killer... >:(

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5 years ago  ::  Jul 16, 2009 - 4:31PM #3
TPaine
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Jul 16, 2009 -- 3:11PM, Agnosticspirit wrote:


TPaine, nice to see you!


Prayer from an atheist in relation to this decision...


 


"Praise to Reason and pass the wine"! Now if only Reason could prevail in the State of Texas!




Nice to see you too, AS


Don't you mean the Republic of Texas? Wasn't Governor Perry going to secede from the US over the stimulus package?


Oh, yeah, that was before he needed the money to repair the governor's mansion.


I guess the nation's highest emitter of greenhouse gasses is still in the union.


(Hi Dave Wink)

"When it shall be said in any country in the world, my poor are happy; neither ignorance nor distress is to be found among them; my jails are empty of prisoners, my streets of beggars; the aged are not in want, the taxes are not oppressive; the rational world is my friend, because I am a friend of its happiness: When these things can be said, then may the country boast its constitution and its government." -- Thomas Paine: The Rights Of Man (1791)
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5 years ago  ::  Jul 17, 2009 - 12:18PM #4
MysticWanderer
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Praise from a dedicated Mormon for the court's wise decision.  Public schools are NOT the forum to teach religion, that is what church's are for.  I don't want Bibles or Books of Mormon or any other religous text passed out to elementary students in the PUBLIC schools!  If they want to read them let buy them themselves or contact the appropriate church.  I am sure they can get free copies of whatever sacred writings they seek.

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