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The sanctioned abuse of the faith
Washington Times, by Wesley Pruden

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Posted By:Maryland_Patriot, 3/29/2013 11:43:36 AM

Atheists think they’re on the march, “like a mighty army,” as a favorite hymn of the church describes the followers of the Christ, and this angers and dispirits many Christians — before, during and after Holy Week. The mockery of Christianity, and not just the ridicule of individual Christians, has even won the sanction of the courts. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which will sanction everything weird and contentious, ruled in 2011 that “hostility to religion” is OK, after a 16-year-old Mormon boy sued his teacher for ridiculing him for his beliefs,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Gordon Freeman, 3/29/2013 11:52:10 AM     (No. 9249856)

I have yet to see these atheists ridicule Islam? They´re just bullies picking on someone who won´t fight back. I´m sick of atheists ramming their non-religion down our throats.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: smcchk, 3/29/2013 11:54:52 AM     (No. 9249862)

Good message for this Holy Week!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: belwhatter, 3/29/2013 11:55:14 AM     (No. 9249867)

well said #1

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mitzi, 3/29/2013 12:01:58 PM     (No. 9249884)

But it’s hard to remember Christ’s counsel, to forgive and pray for those who revile the faith and speak the name of Jesus Christ only as an oath.

It really irritates non-believers when you tell them you´ll pray for their salvation. Sometimes, I think it even scares them.



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Reply 5 - Posted by: Question_Assumptions, 3/29/2013 12:20:50 PM     (No. 9249922)

I keep wondering about the message these people are sending by mocking Christianity but being respectful of Islam. Are they trying to send a message that if one wants respect, they should be willing to murder their critics?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: LamontCranston, 3/29/2013 12:36:02 PM     (No. 9249942)

If my faith can´t stand a little ridicule then I don´t have much to begin with. Jesus endured crucifixion. Proportionally, believers have NOTHING to complain about.

I suspect that the Mormon student in this story knows (or greatly suspects) that his religion is a human creation with an absurd "scripture" and is afraid of the truth.

For real Christians names and insults are to be EXPECTED. Jesus told us to turn the other cheek.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 3/30/2013 1:06:15 AM     (No. 9250829)

Good for that kid. I hope the student at FL Atlantic University sues too.

It seems schools use the Separation of Church and State to benefit themselves at random.

I am heartbroken at the number of rude comments about Christians after all of the articles. Shame on parents for creating a Godless society. The smugness of critics.

Stand up and be counted.

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