Couple to debate right to distribute atheist book

Aug 28, 2012 Full story: 24 Hours 6

A Grimsby, Ont., couple who want to have a book on atheism distributed to students attending the District School Board of Niagara will have the chance to make their case before an Ontario Human Rights Tribunal.

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“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#2 Sep 6, 2012
BURNT OFFERINGS wrote:
Think of all the money wasted fighting the bots all the way to the top courts. Think of what the result will be if every lunatic religion is permitted to have their kiddies tote their instruction manuals to school.
LOL! What a truly screwed up ape is man!
The US Federal Courts have ruled atheism is protected as if it were a religion. With that being the case allowing an atheism booklet in schools would be a violation of Church and State. You canít have it both ways.

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Since: Jan 12

USA

#3 Sep 6, 2012
Reading, writing and arithmetic. I'm good with that in school, no need for religion or atheism.
Cujo

Regina, Canada

#7 Sep 6, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
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The US Federal Courts have ruled atheism is protected as if it were a religion. With that being the case allowing an atheism booklet in schools would be a violation of Church and State. You canít have it both ways.
Did you read the article? This was a reaction to them refusing to sign a document allowing their daughter to distribute bibles at their school. In other words, this school allows the distribution of bibles.

These people really don't care about handing out this atheist book, it's about keeping all religion out of public schools, including christianity. And for the record, this school is in Canada, which is secular and does keep religion out of public schools, for the most part, much more than the states.

Atheists don't want it both ways, you christians do. You want religions out of your schools, except for yours.

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#9 Sep 10, 2012
Cujo wrote:
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Did you read the article? This was a reaction to them refusing to sign a document allowing their daughter to distribute bibles at their school. In other words, this school allows the distribution of bibles.
These people really don't care about handing out this atheist book, it's about keeping all religion out of public schools, including christianity. And for the record, this school is in Canada, which is secular and does keep religion out of public schools, for the most part, much more than the states.
Atheists don't want it both ways, you christians do. You want religions out of your schools, except for yours.
Not really, Iím ok with separation of Church and State. That doesnít take away a students right to freedom of religion. It just means the school should not be promoting religious activity and agendaís. But if the student captain of the football team wants to lead his team in voluntary prayer. I donít think anyone has the right to stop him.

What does concern me is the occult has unrestricted access to kids these days in schools. Lots of books and teachers are into the occult. If we are going to enforce separation of Church and State. Everything related to the occult needs to be tossed out of the schools.

Since: Jun 07

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#10 Sep 10, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
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What does concern me is the occult has unrestricted access to kids these days in schools. Lots of books and teachers are into the occult. If we are going to enforce separation of Church and State. Everything related to the occult needs to be tossed out of the schools.
You're a lunatic. There's nothing occult in schools. In plain english, you mean you don't like the subject matter of Harry Potter books.

That's how ridiculous and stupid you Creationists are.
Cujo

Regina, Canada

#11 Sep 10, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
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Not really, Iím ok with separation of Church and State. That doesnít take away a students right to freedom of religion. It just means the school should not be promoting religious activity and agendaís. But if the student captain of the football team wants to lead his team in voluntary prayer. I donít think anyone has the right to stop him.
What does concern me is the occult has unrestricted access to kids these days in schools. Lots of books and teachers are into the occult. If we are going to enforce separation of Church and State. Everything related to the occult needs to be tossed out of the schools.
You are correct, the captain has that right, as long as it does not include coaches, or facility members. But why would a captain of any team want to create and enviroment of exclusion, rather than inclusion. But, religion after all, is quite exclusive, isn't it.

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