Re: your projection of furious is wrongAugust 17 2011 at 12:58 PM
Doc Strange (Login edstrange13)
Response to your projection of furious is wrong
Yvonne said: your desire to make religion irrelevant has been noted.........but its not enough that it is irrelevant FOR YOU
it has to be irrelevant for everyone right?
Nonsense. I just told you that you can believe anything you want to believe. You can believe in my neighbor's attic-dwelling invisible Sasquatch if you want.
But, when the Church of the Invisible Sasquatch gets off of paying taxes, or it's believers try to push thru laws affecting me because of their irrational beliefs... yeah, expect some ridicule.
is Christianity the only religion that is tax exempt?
Of course not. All organized irrational belief systems are tax exempt. And your implication is correct: I don't go after the other religions as I do Christianity, and here's the reason...
Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, etc... isn't trying to pass laws that affect me. Christianity is, and if you look at the Mojave Cross issue, Christianity is allowed recognition that is being denied to Hindus.
In case you're not aware of the Mohave Cross issue, Christians put up a Christian memorial on Federal lands, in violation to the Constitution. Well, the courts said that they could keep the cross on Federal lands (the judges were Christian, surprise, surprise). OK, fine. So, some Hindus petitioned to put up a Hindu memorial on adjacent Federal land, but this time, the courts say it would be unconstitutional to put up a religious memorial on Federal land.
Christian memorial = Constitutional
Hindu memorial = unconstitutional
Christians are trying to turn their particular religion into a State religion. I used to think that they'd never succeed... but now, politically powerful Christians are calling for the US Constitution to be rewritten to be more inline with their cult.
Yeah... I'm trying to help stop that.
"Forget Jesus! Stars died so you could be here today." -- Dr. Lawrence Krauss, theoretical physicist