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Ballwin officials voted Monday to reject a plan to to put up an "In God We Trust" sign on city property.
The Holy Infant Knights of Columbus had pledged $750 to putting the motto on a sign in this St. Louis suburb. All the plan needed was the approval of the city's board of aldermen.
The aldermen voted 6 to 2 against displaying the motto "In God We Trust" in four-inch letters behind the dais, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Faithful to the Founders?
by Ken Burrows
The May 5th Supreme Court decision in Town of Greece v. Galloway concluded that the practice by the Greece, NY, town board of opening its meetings with predominantly Christian prayer does not violate the Establishment Clause of the Constitution. This ruling greenlights a certain religious imposition on those citizens attending the town board meetings who see themselves as excluded or at least marginalized by being subjected to official governmental prayer, sectarian in nature, that effectively endorses a faith they do not themselves subscribe to.
Why Rationality Matters by Adrian Niemetz
In ancient times, virtually all humans assumed that the sun revolved around the earth, because, after all, that is
what appeared to happen when viewed. This of course, is not believed by people today because factual information showed it to be false. Yet, many millions still believe in supernatural forces deciding their fate and build large and impressive buildings to these supernatural beings which have not been proven to exist. They focus on death instead of living their lives which is the only one anyone gets.
The stunning Burwell v. Hobby Lobby et.al. Supreme Court Decision grants "closely held" corporations newly created "religious freedoms" that trump the religious freedoms of living breathing human beings. This creates a special class of "corporate personhood" with the power to nullify the human freedoms and Constitutional Rights of its Human employees.
More than 200 years ago, the founding fathers of the United States of America created a unique system of government Constitution based on Enlightenment principles and a series of Amendments called the “Bill of Rights.” Although designed to protect individual citizens from government overreach and dedicated to equality under the law, their original Constitution perpetuated slavery and guaranteed equality only to male land owners.
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Potential topic arenas: agnosticism, atheism, Bill of Rights, civil rights, economics, equality, freethought, government prayer, history, human rights, law, logic, mathematics, medicine, peace, pastafarianism etc., pledge of allegiance, public education, reason, religion, reproductive rights, science, taxpayer funded religion, US Constitution, violence, war, zoroastrianism etc. and especially, the separation of church and state
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Please participate in the 2014...
Colorado Springs Secular Community Picnic
12:00 to 4:00 PM
...as we celebrate and interact with other secular community members.