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The Bill of Rights guarantees your right to religious freedom, but I do not see an implied right to be atheist within that Right, nor do I believe it was so intended by the framers of the Constitution.

RoyWM, Christian Forums 15 Comments [3/1/2003 12:00:00 AM]
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Rumpleforeskin

So "religious freedom" != "religious freedom"? I'm pretty sure that would return false...

2/18/2010 5:00:33 AM

MDB

Thomas Jefferson would like a word with you.

(Okay, TJ wasn't strictly an atheist, but came pretty darn close.)

2/18/2010 5:41:41 AM

Quantum Mechanic

And you'd be wrong.

2/18/2010 5:45:31 AM

Dharmabum

The Bill of Rights gives RoyWM a right to say whatever idiotic thing he wishes, but I do not see an implied reason not to piss on him.

2/18/2010 6:14:59 AM

louislois

Freedom of religion means rights to practice any religion of one's choosing as well as one's freedom to not practice any...

So sorry you're incapable of understanding the basic freedoms guaranteed by The Constitution, and would rather piss on those freedoms by forcing your beliefs upon others.

2/18/2010 6:30:39 AM

Amanda

I'm pretty sure "religious freedom" also implies "freedom FROM religion".

2/18/2010 6:34:12 AM

FTR...

It also says you're allowed freedom of speech but doesn't mention freedom from speech.

Oh, is that why you fundies never STFU?

2/18/2010 6:47:33 AM

Karlsbad

How did RoyWM manage to type that sentence and not see the obvious logical flaw?

2/18/2010 8:00:24 AM

Quantum Mechanic

Try reading the framer's on that before you keep lying.

4/11/2011 4:30:09 PM

Justanotheratheist

Look up the meaning of "freedom", dumbnut.

4/12/2011 12:47:20 AM

Canadiest

It's backed up by the right to hold office despite having no religious affiliation, so not only is a person allowed to be an Atheist they can hold a position of authority in America.

Not that you Christian enmass will not join together against such a canidate due to religious predudism, an Atheist is an American citizen by the law of the land.

4/12/2011 4:23:37 AM

Constitution Doubter

As a non-American, I look in strange wonder at the way some Americans seem to live the Constitution as much as they do the Bible. Why should the opinions of a bunch of guys hundreds of years ago matter SO MUCH in the 21st century anyway? Surely the fact that there have been 23(iirc) constitutional amendments since then indicates to me that they didn't get it right and that things change... Sheesh.

4/23/2011 12:29:37 AM

TWoozl

Constitution Doubter;

The Bible's cadre can't admit when they're wrong. The existence of 23 amendments proves that while the Constitution may not have gotten everything right in one go, it actually adapts when it is wrong. The same cannot be said for the Bible. Well, save for King James insisting on drafting the King James translation, poorly, with admonishments about homosexuality somewhat reinforced (Despite having been a confirmed bisexual). Yeah...

And further? There isn't a nation on Earth that doesn't have a founding charter in some form or another, be it a Constitution, a charter, or otherwise. It's a statement of culture, of higher aims, cementing the founding history of the nation. They exist for a bloody good reason.

4/23/2011 1:09:32 AM

Ebon

That's because you're a fricking idiot.

9/18/2012 7:23:05 PM



So, where is the "religious freedom" if you´re not allowed not to believe?. Makes no sense.

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