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It is time to stop Atheists from infringing on our religious rights

• The Examiner
An Atheist and his group have filed a complaint with an Alabama school district because one of the school's football teams says a prayer before each game invoking Jesus' name. This article looks at the real First Amendment language and shows why "separation of church and state' is a bogus mantra.

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Comment by Doug Nusbaum
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I sent this to the author.  I wonder how and if he will respond:

It seems that christians are not very familiar with what Jesus said


Actually you are correct.  The constitution says nothing about praying in public or in schools, and in fact, this happens all the time.  If there is any prohibition about praying in public, it is in the bible, specificially in the new testament.  If you were not an agent of the anti-christ  teaching explicitly opposite to what Jesus taught, then you would know this.  I suggest that you do a search on the internet about what Jesus had to say about praying, especially in public

Here is a clue:
And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full.

Comment by Russ T.
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So I'm a little bit confused as to how this came about on a Libertarian page: Do they neglect to mention what sort of 'live and let live' attitude is in force if an atheist wants to play football? Are they actually socially accepted as your article would like, given that when "prayer time" comes, they have every right not to join? Quoting the first amendment, and then delving into it, has NO bearing on the treatment of religion by the nation. Firstly, why do we HAVE government schools? Where's THAT amendment? Secondly, you cannot use my taxpayer dollars for prayer. You simply may not. That DOES constitute 'respecting a religion'. We'd both object if it was "Allahu Akbar!" wouldn't we? Be honest. Lastly, the ACTUAL piece of relevant constitutional law in question here is: US Constitution, Article VI: "This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding." It DID say treaties are the highest law of the land. Read on. Regarding the Treaty of Tripoli: "As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion,—as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquility, of Mussulmen,—and as the said States never entered into any war or act of hostility against any Mahometan nation, it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries."

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