Friday, September 12, 2014

An interesting thought

If the Freedom From Religion Foundation claims that spending *any* tax money on religion is against the Constitution, and religion is defined as any system of belief, and atheism is a system of belief, isn't it wrong to use the courts, which are paid for with tax dollars, to promote atheism?

8 comments:

Theodore Seeber said...

How is atheism a "system of belief"?

Theodore Seeber said...

It asserts metaphysical arguments that cannot be proven by science alone. In addition to that, it now has denominations, such as Sunday Fellowship, the United States Atheism Association, and the Freedom From Religion Foundation.


I suspect one could even make a good case for those three organizations to get religious exemption from taxes, and organize as 501(c)3 religious bodies, if they're not already.

Theodore Seeber said...

Mike, just how do the courts promote atheism? Of course, the courts mandate is to interpret and enforce the constitution.

Atheism is a system of belief as not collecting stamps is a hobby. Denying an assertion is not the same as making an assertion. You, no doubt, deny the divinity of Oden - does that make your (dis) belief a religion? Your suggestion to the contrary is erroneous

Theodore Seeber said...

With the Sunday Assembly and the Freedom From Religion Foundation both claiming tax exempt status, legally they are now religions. And actually, I believe there once was a man named Odin, who traded an eye for wisdom, and became as much of a god as any of the other local God's at the time, of which there were several. He had his worshipers, his city, and his sacrifices, what more could any god ask?

Having said that, the courts, through an error prone reading of the First Ammendment, grant additional state support to Atheism that other religions do not enjoy.

Theodore Seeber said...

Tax exempt = legal religion? Diamonds Girls Softball is a religion? I think not.
Still confusing belief with fact, are we?
Again, what is your evidence that the courts have granted state support to Atheism?

Theodore Seeber said...

The continued use of the courts by The Freedom From Religion Foundation is the proof. And yes, sports often rises to religo on in the United States, always has.

Theodore Seeber said...

Good one! The use of the courts to interpret the constitution is "proof" of state support of atheism! Can Christianity exist without casting itself as a victim? I would love to see Hindus demand their creation myth be taught in school and see how fast the churches will move to "prove" state support for Christianity!
Sport as religion? You always were good for a laugh!
Pope Pete Rose. The Tabernacle of Wrigley Field. The Sacrament of the Third Quarter.

Theodore Seeber said...

I would be for teaching the Hindu creation story. It would be a good lesson in different forms of truth.

And yes, there are many who treat sports as sacred, the game as sacrament. I am by no means the first to notice.

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