Atheist37 wrote:I voted that speech is restrained, but only where it violates the first provision of the first amendment -- the establishment clause. Yes I'm aware of the controversy in gory detail, but the fact of the matter is that Christians are sometimes restrained from placing religious displays on government property. This restraint is much less than it should be. Atheists must use American money with "In God We Trust" on every coin and bill. Atheists must say (or refrain from saying) "Under God" in the pledge of allegiance. So while I say that Christian speech is restrained to some degree, it is not nearly enough.
And before the Christians get all righteous about this, the establishment clause serves to protect the rights of the religious far more than it protects the rights of the non-believer. You inject religion into government at your own peril.
koin4life wrote:But, to respond to that, as long as it is a private business (as opposed to a government business like the post office), than it should be acceptable to mention God. Just like it should be acceptable to mention your disdain for God in that situation.
koin4life wrote:I would think the person would be reprimanded for mentioning it at the meeting. Of course, if they own the company, they can say what they want. But, I would agree with you, there is a time and place for it, and that is not the time nor place (given the situation).
As for me, I don't have any religious items on my desk at work, nor little fishes on my car. I think those are silly, because they don't make you a Christian. I espcially don't like them on the cars because there are a lot of BAD drivers that are inconsiderate on the road, and having the fishy on their car only makes it worse.
You're in the deep south?
There's a lot of southerners on the forum. Angry Stickman from SC and narsil's from the ATL if I'm not mistaken...
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