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(Fox News)   The obvious solution to this problem is to hang up a portrait of Mohammed   ( divider line
    More: Obvious, Ohio, Freedom From Religion Foundation, activists  
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2013-01-09 02:03:56 PM  
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darian1919: KangTheMad: The obvious solution is to hang up a more realistic portrait of Jesus

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That could be both Mohammed and Jesus! On a serious note, why not display it inside with other historical items from the school and explain the significance in a plaque. Hopefully the historical note isn't, its been displayed since the 1940s. At least then it would be educational

Freedom from religion folks really ought to promote the teaching of religion in school as an historical subject. Kids go through public school knowing nothing about Christianity, Islam, etc. except the bullshiat they (typically) learn in church. Separation of church and state is all fine and good, but religion is still part of our cultural heritage and we shouldn't pretend it doesn't exist.
2013-01-09 01:57:24 PM  
2 votes:
Every time I hear the name the "Freedom from Religion Foundation" I cringe. Please stop making us atheists look bad.
2013-01-09 01:55:28 PM  
2 votes:
The obvious solution is to hang up a more realistic portrait of Jesus

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2013-01-09 04:02:06 PM  
1 vote:
It took me a while, but I got it. Nice one, subby.
2013-01-09 03:59:46 PM  
1 vote:
"Leave it up! Who cares what the 1st amendment says?"
"Leave my guns alone! It's my 2nd amendment right!"

Who would have thought conservatives would pick and choose the parts of a document they wished to abide by. Shocking.
2013-01-09 03:06:12 PM  
1 vote:
What is the historical significance of this painting? If there is none and it was simply put up by some christian teacher or administrator back when they could get away with doing so, then I say take it down. If, however, there is some historical significance to it then I say let it stay up. However, given that this is just some school building I doubt that there is much historical significance to it.
2013-01-09 02:37:08 PM  
1 vote:

11thmetal: Could a fellow farker enlighten me as to why the First Amendment always gets invoked in cases like this?

This is the first amendment:

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

Now as I see it:
1.) No law is being established. It's just a picture the school wants to keep up.

2.) This case has nothing to do with Congress.

Can someone explain to me what is being violated here?

Honestly, it would take a week to educate you about all the things you obviously do not understand.
2013-01-09 01:55:08 PM  
1 vote:
Hang up a picture of Santa and the Easter bunny to complete the fictional character trifecta.
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