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  1. I admit error. I have some things to mull over.

    Yeah, yeah, sure.

    It's just that Catholics were upset that their kids went to school to be led in a Baptist Prayer. That was the first Church/Separation lawsuit. And the decision was to separate...
  2. There was nothing constitutionally wrong about...

    But there’s nothing in the constitution that would have us think that. It would take a whopsided interpretation of the constitution to believe that. It’s wishful thinking.

    There was not some...
  3. But there’s nothing in the constitution that...

    It’s not a constitutional no-no. There was no constraint to adhere to specific religious practices, nor was there restraint from practicing specific religious practices. A violation of that would be...
  4. It’s not a constitutional no-no. There was no...

    It’s not a constitutional no-no. There was no constraint to adhere to specific religious practices, nor was there restraint from practicing specific religious practices. A violation of that would be...
  5. She’s been my best friend since the second grade....

    She’s been my best friend since the second grade. I went over and sat with her on the couch. We talked and listened to music and even fell asleep. You came in and caught us (your girlfriend and I)...
  6. That’s like the wide-spread unwillingness to...

    That is not what the government taught me.
    While enlisted,I can donate or solicit donations for which ever candidate i want.
    I can attend any politician's rally i want.
    If i do any of these things...
  7. If it’s an imposition at all, it’s just someone...

    If it’s an imposition at all, it’s just someone exercising his own right to free speech in earshot of another. That the person may not remove himself from the conveyed message is a different matter....
  8. I hear what you’re saying to him (in this post),...

    We aren't trying to stop you from practicing your religion. We are trying to stop you from imposing it on us.[/QUOTE]
    I hear what you’re saying to him (in this post), and I agree with what you’re...
  9. The typical atheist adheres to a conceptual...

    This.[/QUOTE]

    State-sponsored mandatory secular atheism is an imposition of someone else's religion on me.
    You're not 'separating' The State from religion.
    You're just excluding every other...
  10. Background checks.

    Background checks.
  11. My point has been limited to the notion that...

    My point has been limited to the notion that there are dangers in analysing a generalized term (or noun phrase) designed to capture the essence of something. The term cannot be enough alone to convey...
  12. Tying the historical beginnings to the current...

    Tying the historical beginnings to the current happenings seems inappropriate. How ghastly the origins of a custom may be does itself speak to the custom’s current state of affairs. If marriage had a...
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    I see something that is a conditional, but what I...

    I see something that is a conditional, but what I see is not an argument. It’s a statement, a conditional statement. ‘a’ is not a premise. It’s an antecedent. ‘b’ is not a conclusion; it’s a...
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    I don’t see an argument. What I see is a...

    I don’t see an argument. What I see is a statement.
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    The conditional is more akin to a premise than it...

    This isn't anything like an explanation.

    You are repeating the commonplace answer as if it was any explanation.

    EB[/QUOTE]

    if a=b then 1=2.
    if it is raining then the gas tank is full
    fido...
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    I don’t think faulty and logical is inconsistent....

    Thanks for sharing your expertise.
    EB[/QUOTE]
    I don’t think faulty and logical is inconsistent.

    The logic makes sense. If P, then Q. Revealing that Q is obviously false doesn’t alter the logic.
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    How do we answer the question? What does it...

    How do we answer the question?

    What does it even mean to express an idea using propositional logic? Would the structure be different if a causal connection was intentionally avoided versus...
  18. Current interpretation? What might that be...

    whuch implies a base heading we have strayed from. just those that refuse to follow the law. But that's his expression after te sentencing, nit part of it.

    Oh. So, you just dislike the...
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    He sang something to the effect of “I did it my...

    He sang something to the effect of “I did it my way,” but granted those words weren’t really strung together from his own creation.
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    You say to read the question carefully. When I...

    Please read the question carefully. Please don't go into the usual wild and nonsensical answers most people here usually do.

    If you understand both English and human deductive logic, it should be...
  21. My use of “proper” was meant as “not skewed.” For...

    I don't feel like a blind visit to a website, can you tell me what it is about, and with what authority it speaks?
    I mean, you did say 'proper' notion of CSS, which implies, at least to me, that the...
  22. https://www.allabouthistory.org/separation-of-chur...

    https://www.allabouthistory.org/separation-of-church-and-state.htm
  23. Some people embrace their faith as a guide (like...

    But what is WRONG with absolute separation? Where do you find support for degrees of separation?

    The constitution, for one thing, says 'no religious test' for office. None seems complete. It...
  24. There are degrees of separation. I think it would...

    Okay. Completely new question, then.

    What the fuck is a 'proper' notion of CSS? What are these nuances?[/QUOTE]

    There are degrees of separation. I think it would be inaccurate to think there...
  25. The noun phrase “separation of church and state”...

    What the fuck is a 'proper' notion of CSS?[/QUOTE]
    The noun phrase “separation of church and state” refers to something, but the phrase itself is a label that although is meant to capture the...
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