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Separation Anxiety

If you oppose the separation of church and state (separation anxiety), I have to ask this of you;

Do you understand the purpose of the separation of church and state. If so, can you explain how the enforcement of it in *any* way negates your rights?

How, on a grand scale, would permissive laws, or religious bias in any way benefit society?

Please, make a case for your religion.

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ObbyDobbie

Asked by ObbyDobbie at 1:20 PM on Nov. 21, 2012 in Religious Debate

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  • Oh that's right any money we make as a wage isn't ours to do with what we want, it belongs to someone else.

    That's exactly what you're saying when you insist that people can't buy insurance that covers bc if they work for a Catholic company.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 2:30 PM on Nov. 25, 2012

  • Oh that's right any money we make as a wage isn't ours to do with what we want, it belongs to someone else. Just like any business we may have created, we didn't create, the government did. Yep the Government owns everything and has to tell us what to do. Forgot for a moment that we really aren't free.We have incrementally given over our freedom to those who are "smarter" then we are.
    daps

    Answer by daps at 2:02 PM on Nov. 25, 2012

  • "You still don't get the point do you. You can have it. Don't ask us to pay for it. That would be like asking the Kosher Deli to pay for your pork."

    --As a paid employee. They would be.
    ObbyDobbie

    Comment by ObbyDobbie (original poster) at 8:52 AM on Nov. 25, 2012

  • You still don't get the point do you. You can have it. Don't ask us to pay for it. That would be like asking the Kosher Deli to pay for your pork.
    daps

    Answer by daps at 6:15 AM on Nov. 25, 2012

  • So Kosher Delis should sell non kosher foods? An Orthodox Jewish, Nursing Home doesn't the have right to tell anyone who uses or works there that they can't bring in non Kosher foods?

    Kosher delis do not have to sell non-kosher foods. They do not have the right to tell their employees that they can't have pork chops for dinner after work. There is a very clear and obvious line there. The Catholic church and a few fanatical evangelicals who belong to denoms that don't even preach bc is wrong are trying to cross it, not because they are passionate about the issue, but because they hate Obama and the Democratic party, and see this as a chance to screw them over. It's politics. It has nothing to do with with faith.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 7:45 PM on Nov. 24, 2012

  • Funny but before this mandate, women were able to get their birth control. When their health insurance didn't pay for it. Oh and BTW If it can be proven that there isn't any other way to help a woman with an issue, the Church will allow it. It's just that there are many pro life Doctors that have become very knowledgeable in women's health and have found that there other ways to cure or help.
    daps

    Answer by daps at 6:06 AM on Nov. 24, 2012

  • So who is forgetting the separation? We have never said that it should be illegal. If anything we have tried to educate about the side effects. That it can promote cancer and circulatory diseases in women. Read the little paper that comes with the prescription sometime. Or check out the Cancer Society, what it says.Then there is the many more sexually transmitted diseases we now have since the sexual revolution. Then there's Doctors that aren't finding and treating the reason why women have a problem and just prescribe the pill which hides rather then treats illnesses. Many of you are quick to demonised make illegal cigarettes for the these same things. Yet refuse to look at what birth control can do to a woman. You are all giddy when the smoking laws are in acted. (lifestyle choice) but the minute a group won't supply your birth control ( lifestyle choice) we are stepping on your rights.
    daps

    Answer by daps at 5:56 AM on Nov. 24, 2012

  • Our government is stepping all over religious liberty. One of the basic freedoms we have. So if this continues Many Charities will close. The Christian Charities are the ones that were there first and last after Katrina and the last hurricane. They are there first and last after any disaster that happens here and in other countries. This will no longer be the case. Christian based Hospitals are the one that will forgive a debt and take care of anyone. There are many more examples of these things. That will no longer be there as we will be forced to close the doors. Choose a great evil, snuffing out life at it's very beginning or helping. Sorry but for us all life is precious and comes first, above a lifestyle choice.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:34 AM on Nov. 24, 2012

  • So Kosher Delis should sell non kosher foods? An Orthodox Jewish, Nursing Home doesn't the have right to tell anyone who uses or works there that they can't bring in non Kosher foods? For us it's an intrinsic evil. Anything that causes the fertilised egg to not Implant is an abortion. For even Science says that the moment of concept that fertilised egg is a unique individual with it's own unique DNA sequence different from anyone else ever created. In other words the Government is asking us to go against our basic beliefs. To sin. To be quite honest I think that telling a Muslim women that she has to be uncovered for a government issued identity picture is just wrong. To force a Muslim women to be examined by Male Doctor in the emergency room is also wrong. These are against their beliefs.
    daps

    Answer by daps at 5:17 AM on Nov. 24, 2012

  • "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion..."

    So I've always been confused. How is it constitutional for the government to make any laws that have anything to do with religion? Like, say, giving tax exempt status to businesses run by religious organizations. Why does the religion of the people running the business matter? It's a business. How is that consideration even constitutional?

    And yeah, I think we all know that the actual term "separation of church and state" isn't exactly in the constitution... it just came from one of the writers of the Constitution (Jefferson) when he was trying to explain what they meant by the religion part of the first amendment.
    Sebbiemama

    Answer by Sebbiemama at 1:53 PM on Nov. 23, 2012

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