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  • eglinton12 eglinton12 Apr 21, 2014 11:36 PM Flag

    If 80% of the country is Christian, why wouldn't there be a market closing holiday?

    It is a bit arrogant to think that 80% of the country should set aside their views and those that the country was founded upon for 2-3% of fringe atheists who have a disdain for the religious.

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    • Because this is the United States, and we're not suppose to favor one religion over another. Or any. "I believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute." - JFK.

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      • Most people enjoy our country of people who have values of what is right and wrong. People who behave in a courteous manner and one that is beneficial to the common good not a people who can only be controlled by laws but rather an internal moral compass.

      • Coochycooo, there was nothing stoping you and other heathen from getting together and trading or gambling ect. Many Christian and heathen alike enjoy a Holliday.

      • Coochy, you are so ignorant to the truth, it must hurt.

        The phrase "separation of church and state" itself does not appear in the United States Constitution. The First Amendment states that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof."

        So we are free to make whatever national Holidays we as a nation prefer. Just so long as we do not prohibit other from exercising their religion. Again, it does not have to be fair, only allow the opportunity.

        ...and while you are busy being disingenuous, you should post the entire quote by JFK, so that you don't intentionally try to change to context for your dishonest argument. See, in your quote, it ends in a period. In REALITY, it does not, and goes on to qualify that statement.

        I believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute; where no Catholic prelate would tell the President -- should he be Catholic -- how to act, and no Protestant minister would tell his parishioners for whom to vote; where no church or church school is granted any public funds or political preference, and where no man is denied public office merely because his religion differs from the President who might appoint him, or the people who might elect him.

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