Some Believers See
The Real Issue
From: Ray Franz
To: "Positive Atheism" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, June 30, 2001 12:41 AM
Subject: graduation prayers
School-sanctioned prayer may end as a Washington (Illinois) High School tradition at graduation. The judge has ruled that "if one student is deprived of his or her Constitutional rights, then that takes precedence over the rights of the majority." The judge also said that the use of school property and school equipment linked the district too closely to those prayers. As one of those who opposed the graduation prayer remarked, "Nobody can stop anyone from making a supplication to the Almighty, but I know of no good reason that God requires a microphone." Or, I might add, a required attendance.
Thank goodness, there are some believers who see the real issue, respecting the rights of the minority when it comes to preaching, praying and proselytizing by any religious group on public property, using public equipment and with required attendance. Why haven't some of the posters to your forum been able to see this freedom of religion issue? Fanatical zeal? Ignorance of the law and the word freedom? A mental defect due to a spiritually induced chemical imbalance to the brain?
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From: "Positive Atheism" <email@example.com>
To: "Ray Franz"
Subject: Re: graduation prayers
Date: Friday, June 29, 2001 11:57 PM
Thank goodness, there are some believers who see the real issue
Actually, most believers feel this way. They just don't get heard because they lack the advantage of a microphone and face the stigma dealt out to any who dares to criticize religion.
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