|"Rev Dr" Lenny Flank
Joined: Feb. 2005
|Quote (gruss @ Feb. 16 2005,17:06)|
|I can see you accept evolution as our origin as fact, but why do you have to shove your belief down everyone else's throat? How is your stance more "legal" than anyone elses. You cant PROVE that we came from monkeys or puddles anymore that I can prove the existance of god. In that respect neither should be taught in a public school.|
...(O)ur rulers can have no authority over such natural rights, only as we have submitted to them. The rights of conscience we never submitted, we could not submit. We are answerable for them to our God. The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no god. In neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg (Notes on Virginia, 1785. Thomas Jefferson[I]
...(T)o compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical; that even the forcing him to support this or that teacher of his own religious persuasion, is depriving him of the comfortable liberty of giving his contributions to the particular pastor whose morals he would make his pattern, and whose powers he feels most persuasive to righteousness (Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, 1789) Ole TJ again
I'm paying taxes to support YOUR religion, please tell me how thats legal?
I would think The Founding Fathers are rolling over in there graves right now.
"I can see you accept evolution as our origin as fact, but why do you have to shove your belief down everyone else's throat? How is your stance more "legal" than anyone elses."
Because the Supreme Court says so. <shrug>
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