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    Church & State News

    I'm making this guy a sticky.

    And to open it up for news articles and discussion, I'll kick it with this charming (sorry Texas) congressan's little idea:

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2015/03/t...p-me-god-bill/

    The reactions are bee-you-tee-full!
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    “We still carry this primal relationship to the Earth within our consciousness, even if we have long forgotten it. It is a primal recognition of the wonder, beauty, and divine nature of the Earth. It is a felt reverence for all that exists. Once we bring this foundational quality into our consciousness, we will be able to respond to our present man-made crisis from a place of balance, in which our actions will be grounded in an attitude of respect for all of life. This is the nature of real sustainability.”
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    Re: Church & State News

    I never understand why they keep trying this stuff..It is stupid and also a bit annoying. Clear as anything..separation of church and State...
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    Re: Church & State News

    Wait,and the weird and strange will come to you...

    Arizona lawmaker wants church attendance to be mandatory

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/poli...icle-1.2164602
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    Re: Church & State News

    If this is true, I will laugh so hard.... http://conservativefrontline.com/mar...ed-he-was-gay/


    EDIT: Pretty sure its a satire news site. But if it happens, I will LAUGH...
    “You have never answered but you did not need to. If I stand at the ocean I can hear you with your thousand voices. Sometimes you shout, hilarious laughter that taunts all questions. Other nights you are silent as death, a mirror in which the stars show themselves. Then I think you want to tell me something, but you never do. Of course I know I have written letters to no-one. But what if I find a trident tomorrow?" ~~Letters to Poseidon, Cees Nooteboom

    “We still carry this primal relationship to the Earth within our consciousness, even if we have long forgotten it. It is a primal recognition of the wonder, beauty, and divine nature of the Earth. It is a felt reverence for all that exists. Once we bring this foundational quality into our consciousness, we will be able to respond to our present man-made crisis from a place of balance, in which our actions will be grounded in an attitude of respect for all of life. This is the nature of real sustainability.”
    ~~Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

    "We are the offspring of history, and must establish our own paths in this most diverse and interesting of conceivable universes--one indifferent to our suffering, and therefore offering us maximal freedom to thrive, or to fail, in our own chosen way."
    ~~Stephen Jay Gould, Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History

    "Humans are not rational creatures. Now, logic and rationality are very helpful tools, but there’s also a place for embracing our subjectivity and thinking symbolically. Sometimes what our so-called higher thinking can’t or won’t see, our older, more primitive intuition will." John Beckett

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    Re: Church & State News

    This just doesn't make sense. What the heck does religion have to do with the armed forces? Isn't government supposed to be separate from religion? Maybe i'm thinking of something else.
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    Re: Church & State News

    Our state (Iowa) allows a blessing at the opening of the state senate and house so long as the blessing is inclusive. A Wiccan member of my church will be the first Wiccan in the country to offer a blessing at the state level. http://www.kcrg.com/subject/news/wic...house-20150328
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    ^^^ I read another article about that, http://www.kcci.com/news/wiccan-to-d...tives/32066106 What bothered me was the last line, "A local Catholic priest told KCCI’s Kim St. Onge that he has no problem with a Wiccan giving the invocation as long as she offers the prayer to God." Ummm, which/whose God?

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    Re: Church & State News

    Not really news (more sarcastically humorous commentary) on the Indiana "Religious FReedom" legislation...
    “You have never answered but you did not need to. If I stand at the ocean I can hear you with your thousand voices. Sometimes you shout, hilarious laughter that taunts all questions. Other nights you are silent as death, a mirror in which the stars show themselves. Then I think you want to tell me something, but you never do. Of course I know I have written letters to no-one. But what if I find a trident tomorrow?" ~~Letters to Poseidon, Cees Nooteboom

    “We still carry this primal relationship to the Earth within our consciousness, even if we have long forgotten it. It is a primal recognition of the wonder, beauty, and divine nature of the Earth. It is a felt reverence for all that exists. Once we bring this foundational quality into our consciousness, we will be able to respond to our present man-made crisis from a place of balance, in which our actions will be grounded in an attitude of respect for all of life. This is the nature of real sustainability.”
    ~~Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

    "We are the offspring of history, and must establish our own paths in this most diverse and interesting of conceivable universes--one indifferent to our suffering, and therefore offering us maximal freedom to thrive, or to fail, in our own chosen way."
    ~~Stephen Jay Gould, Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History

    "Humans are not rational creatures. Now, logic and rationality are very helpful tools, but there’s also a place for embracing our subjectivity and thinking symbolically. Sometimes what our so-called higher thinking can’t or won’t see, our older, more primitive intuition will." John Beckett

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    Re: Church & State News

    Quote Originally Posted by thalassa View Post
    Not really news (more sarcastically humorous commentary) on the Indiana "Religious FReedom" legislation...
    Lol funny thing about #5 is the bible verse that people think says men or women shouldn't crossdress, actually refers to men disguising themselves as women not to go to war, or women disguising themselves as men to go to war. So if a woman is in the military at all, no cake for her. XD

    I think the sad part is that I can actually see a lot of christians following through on some of these things though, from my experience in a charismatic evangelical church. v_v

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    Sadly but predictably, they begin to eat their own. http://www.ozarksfirst.com/story/d/s...PUaZJn_SHFqqXQ

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