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  •  This has been fun, but I don't try to talk people (4+ / 0-)
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    out of their religious beliefs.

    I'm assuming this is being discussed here because religion has been bleeding into policy and this is a political website.

    People can believe what they want, no matter how silly. They just have to stay out of our secular government.

    The comeback is, "we have a secular government."

    End of discussion.

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    by New Jersey Boy on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 06:48:30 PM PDT

    •  But not all voters are rational actors (0+ / 0-)
      The comeback is, "we have a secular government."

      End of discussion.

      But, like it or not, we have to deal with busy-body know-nothings marching around with teabags on their heads voting and winning school board elections that don't want secular government, but they do want kids being taught about a magical sky fairie instead of science. Ridicule is about the only way of reaching some of these cave dwellers.

      +++ The law is a weapon used to bludgeon us peasants into submission. It is not to be applied to the monied elite.

      by cybersaur on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 07:35:35 PM PDT

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      •  Ridicule is fun here. It won't move policy. (1+ / 0-)
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        The come back is - "Have your religious beliefs. We have a secular government."

        That is the winning comeback. That is the correct comeback.

        The local school board will not change their minds because of a deconstruction of their religion.  Sorry.

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        by New Jersey Boy on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 07:44:46 PM PDT

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        •  It's not just the local school board (1+ / 0-)
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          An overwhelming majority of Missouri state legislators, both houses, are religious-right teaPublicans. Sending them emails and visiting their offices on lobby days are exercises in frustration. I do those activities nonetheless, but I understand that the knuckleheads may never be swayed.

          Places like Missouri have a sad legacy of racism, homophobia, misogyny, and anti-intellectual bullying that continues even in much of the younger generation. People tell you they are proud of being ignorant. As an educator of young adults, I see some hope, but it will take a couple of generations to turn this red state around and bring it into the 1990's.

          "The will must be stronger than the skill." M. Ali

          by awhitestl on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 09:41:35 PM PDT

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    •  Yeah... they have comebacks for that too (0+ / 0-)

      It's "One Nation UNDER GOD", etc.

      Conservatives need to realize that their Silent Moral Majority is neither silent, nor moral, nor a majority.

      by nominalize on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 05:52:52 AM PDT

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