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Editorial: Atheism constitutes a religion




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Russell Dickerson
Guest Editorial
April 25, 2012 | 1,414 views | 7 comments

With all the attention to Obama’s health-care mandate and its impact on religious institutions, like Catholic hospitals, the mainstream media has yet again treated us to a litany of voices about “separation of church and state” and freedom of religion. In that light, I believe it is appropriate to evaluate if indeed we are in violation of the Separation Clause. I assert that we are, and have been for many years. It is all a matter of perspective. . . .

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4 th Generation Texan  
Sutherland Springs  
April 27, 2012 1:16pm
 
No, I do not read most of your responses. I find your responses too long, redundant and off point.

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
April 27, 2012 9:21am
 
4th Gen Texan....spending to much time on these blogs... I assume you are spending time reading my responses.. LOL.....pot calling the kettle black ?????? It amazes me that one who claims to work 60 to 90 hours a week has... More ›

 
4 th Generation Texan  
Sutherland Springs  
April 27, 2012 8:59am
 
You know you spend way too much time on these blogs if you have contributed 3 out of 4 of the responses

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
April 27, 2012 7:46am
 
After reading your editorial again, I am concerned about the impact if your stance should ever be codified. Friday night and weekend football would surely fall into your definition of religion. This is especially true in Texas.... More ›

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
April 26, 2012 2:17pm
 
Not disputing your editorial....just expressing my opinion that the courts have erred in their broad view of the first amendment as it applies to religion. It just seems odd to me that the court says you can't wear religious... More ›

 
Russell Dickerson  
Floresville, TX  
April 26, 2012 11:05am
 
So what in your comment disputes the point of the editorial? I content you are NOT free.. the ONLY acceptable viewpoint is that held by the State Religion - Atheism and its cousin Humanism. The evidence of this confronts us... More ›

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
April 26, 2012 10:34am
 
Separation Clause.....Adopting this term instead of the Establishment Clause to explain the religious portion of the first amendment is political spin of the highest degree. To refresh minds, the first amendment portion... More ›

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