Humanists sue to move Peace Cross

Humanists sue to move Peace Cross

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Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#1 Mar 5, 2014
Silly crybabies. If you don't believe in religion, what is the religious significance of this monument? Answer: none.

http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/24885464/humanis...

Since: Jul 10

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Mar 5, 2014
cantmakeitup wrote:
Silly crybabies. If you don't believe in religion, what is the religious significance of this monument? Answer: none.
http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/24885464/humanis...
They don't want anyone to believe in any religion. Nor in any symbols that may be connected to any religions.
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And if someone does, they want that person to be embarrassed about enough to keep it private. As though it belonged in the proverbial closet.

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#5 Mar 5, 2014
Sangelia wrote:
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They don't want anyone to believe in any religion. Nor in any symbols that may be connected to any religions.
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And if someone does, they want that person to be embarrassed about enough to keep it private. As though it belonged in the proverbial closet.
Zealots are all alike. Be they religious, political, atheist or anything else. It is a fundamental part of being human to want others to be like you in order to validate your own existence, or beliefs or excentricities, or perversions.

But as I mentioned, if you don't believe in religion, and you don't believe in the significance of religious icons, why are you worried about a cross, or a menora, or a black cat on public property? It should be just another statue to them.

Since: Jul 10

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Mar 5, 2014
cantmakeitup wrote:
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Zealots are all alike. Be they religious, political, atheist or anything else. It is a fundamental part of being human to want others to be like you in order to validate your own existence, or beliefs or excentricities, or perversions.
But as I mentioned, if you don't believe in religion, and you don't believe in the significance of religious icons, why are you worried about a cross, or a menora, or a black cat on public property? It should be just another statue to them.
I don't believe that religion should be hidden. Nor should it be ashamed of.
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Thing is, some of the symbols are not unique to any given religions. But are unknowingly shared.
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But I do believe that one's views of one's religion should not be pushed onto others. Zealots believe that they have the right to push theirs onto anyone they meet and try to convert.

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#7 Mar 5, 2014
Sangelia wrote:
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I don't believe that religion should be hidden. Nor should it be ashamed of.
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Thing is, some of the symbols are not unique to any given religions. But are unknowingly shared.
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But I do believe that one's views of one's religion should not be pushed onto others. Zealots believe that they have the right to push theirs onto anyone they meet and try to convert.
I agree with you. While I don't need anyone broadcasting their religion to me, I certainly don't expect them to hide it either. I do, however, think it should not be an issue of any kind in the work place or in politics or in public policy. The Constitution has seen to that for the most part.
Disraeli

Sedona, AZ

#8 Mar 5, 2014
As has been pointed many times, atheism is a religion, and just a firm in it's belief system as the most rabid evangelizer for any religion. Their symbol of belief are billboards and lawsuits against competing religions, and the desired destruction of any competing beleif systems..The main drawback to atheistic beleifs in times of imminate danger, lies in the difficulty in hanging on to them

Since: Sep 11

Minneapolis, MN

#9 Mar 5, 2014
Disraeli wrote:
As has been pointed many times, atheism is a religion, and just a firm in it's belief system as the most rabid evangelizer for any religion. Their symbol of belief are billboards and lawsuits against competing religions, and the desired destruction of any competing beleif systems..The main drawback to atheistic beleifs in times of imminate danger, lies in the difficulty in hanging on to them
I agree. Atheism is indeed another form of religion in many ways. And pretty much all forms of religion thrive on the belief that they are right, and correct. And, almost all forms of religion will, in time, attempt to impose their belief system on others in one way or another. And like most other religions, it is a challenge to hang on to them in times of imminent danger. Or in times of great strife.(ie...a great tragedy such as losing a family member)

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