You will be able to find it at WorldofSarcasm.com
It's like a drug you can only take once every two months!
Oh, and if someone could please answer... which of the three branches of government does the public school system fall under?Is that supposed to be some kind of argument? Those three branches govern our nation as a whole by laying down the laws. Those laws are guidelines on how schools can be run and funded by the government. Case closed.
so my kids for example... come home with 'ok, wait... so God DIDN'T create the earth? God DIDN'T create animals? All this started from a WHAT?'... how is that NOT subjecting them to a different belief system?It's called teaching science in a science class. Private school or home schooling are your alternatives. If you are so offended by the teachings of an actual science then use those.
You can't go back to letters from a president and *DRAFTS* of letters from presidents and politicians to find the original meaning of the amendment and then not seek the original intent when it doesn't suit your cause...So you believe that letters they wrote didn't reflect their true feelings? Were they lying to themselves when they wrote the letters or wrote the constitution?
I've been studying the bible and commentaries and differing translations and books about books about books for a LONG time... there's NO sustained argument supporting your suppositions. (period).Men wrote the bible. Men are fallible and susceptible to slanting things towards their own view. Several books of the new Testament were believed to have been written/transcribed/etc in the 60s or later, decades after Jesus had died. She also referenced the Apocrypha. No one in the Bible disagrees and says he isn't Christ, but my point and argument has been that maybe people had doubts and were unwilling to accept someone so quickly and saw him as nothing more than a philosopher.
You (in a general, non-direct sense) are so busy thinking about how to protect yourself from Christians that you don't stop to think how deeply you're encroaching upon their lives... But why would anyone care about all that? Someone does. Lots of people do. That's how idiots like George W Bush get elected... because Christians feel violated and like they need someone to protect them.The plight of the poor persecuted minority...oh wait. Christians make up far and away the majority of religion in this country so that argument doesn't fly. You want to talk about secularists encroaching on the rights of Christians and your major battles are God in public schools? Or the Ten Commandments in the building of a state legislature? Your rights as Christians are hardly even being dented.
I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should "make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof," thus building a wall of separation between Church & State.James Madison in a letter to Robert Walsh:
The Civil Govt, tho' bereft of everything like an associated hierarchy, possesses the requisite stability and performs its functions with complete success, Whilst the number, the industry, and the morality of the Priesthood, & the devotion of the people have been manifestly increased by the total separation of the Church from the State.The Treaty of Tripoli, Article 11 as ratified by the Senate and signed by John Adams:
As the government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian Religion...Are those quotes more to your liking? How about the notion that the main reason the Pilgrims came to America from England was that they disagreed with the Church of England? They wanted religious freedom without the imposition of a state church.
"practical distinction between Religion and Civil Government is essential to the purity of both, and as guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States"Admittedly it is open to interpretation, but rulings by the US Supreme Court and State Supreme Courts have ruled in favor of the separation.
“I would like to see the ideas of intelligent design — that many scientists are now suggesting is a very viable alternative theory — that that theory and others that would be considered credible would expose our students to more ideas, not less,” DeVos told the Associated Press this week during an interview on education.