1. Calgary
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    11 Sep '05 16:30
    To me sunday is just another day, so why do I and every other non christian have to suffer with sunday hours? stores open later and close earlier, busses stop earlier and have longer wait times, downtown shops don't even open etc. This annoys me greatly.
  2. Earth Prime
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    12 Sep '05 00:05
    Originally posted by Canadaguy
    To me sunday is just another day, so why do I and every other non christian have to suffer with sunday hours? stores open later and close earlier, busses stop earlier and have longer wait times, downtown shops don't even open etc. This annoys me greatly.
    Why don't you work on Christmas and live in the year 4,602,178,355? Because the country was built on a Christian foundation. It's being chipped away slowly, so if that's what you want, just wait a bit.
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    12 Sep '05 00:10
    Originally posted by Coconut
    Why don't you work on Christmas and live in the year 4,602,178,355? Because the country was built on a Christian foundation. It's being chipped away slowly, so if that's what you want, just wait a bit.
    work on christmas.......hmmmmm isn`t that treble time­čśĆ
  4. Standard membertelerion
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    12 Sep '05 01:22
    Originally posted by Coconut
    Why don't you work on Christmas and live in the year 4,602,178,355? Because the country was built on a Christian foundation. It's being chipped away slowly, so if that's what you want, just wait a bit.
    I wonder how strong your analogy to a foundation really is. There is no doubt that many of the founders were xtian; however, many were not. Moreover, they were very deliberate about making sure that the necessary evil of government was kept away from religion and religion from government. This was challenged at times throughout in 19th century, but the seperationists always made sure the founders intentions were protected.

    Again today we have those who naively wish to tear down that wall. Their eyes are clouded. For now their belief is the majority view. Their religion will be the one that dominates the public square. But once you have begun tearing down the wall, and the minority religions are all but silenced, xtianity will do as it always does: turn in upon itself. It will begin weeding out the True Christians TM. First, the JW's, SDA's, and LDS's. Then the Catholics. Maybe over time the ones who piously thought they were bringing the Truth to gov't will find that they've erected an anti-christ.

    We are only as free as the smallest minority among us.
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    12 Sep '05 02:00
    Originally posted by Sicilian Smaug
    In some parts of my country christmas decorations are banned in city centres, in case it is offensive to muslims.. A case of the oppressed majority?
    No. It's about keeping purely religious symbols out of government.

    Any time you wonder what the fuss is about Ten Commandment monunments not being allowed outside state courthouses, ceremonial prayers before public school football games, or nativity scenes in city halls, just substitute for each of them a pentagram, a star of david or Raelian star, or the Muslim star and crescent. Think of replacing those commandments with some lines from the Koran and a bit with ""There is no God, but Allah and Mohammed is His prophet."
  6. Donationrwingett
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    12 Sep '05 03:48
    Originally posted by Coconut
    Why don't you work on Christmas and live in the year 4,602,178,355? Because the country was built on a Christian foundation. It's being chipped away slowly, so if that's what you want, just wait a bit.
    That is a complete and absolute lie. The United States was most definitely NOT built on a christian foundation. It was built on a foundation of separation of church and state.
  7. Standard memberRedmike
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    12 Sep '05 08:19
    Originally posted by Sicilian Smaug
    In some parts of my country christmas decorations are banned in city centres, in case it is offensive to muslims.. A case of the oppressed majority?
    In which part of england are xmas decorations banned?
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    12 Sep '05 09:31
    Originally posted by Sicilian Smaug
    In some parts of my country christmas decorations are banned in city centres, in case it is offensive to muslims.. A case of the oppressed majority?
    BdN - if you're reading, this is an example of the kind of law that rises from the ideology of relativism.
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    12 Sep '05 09:32
    Originally posted by telerion
    No. It's about keeping purely religious symbols out of government.
    He isn't talking about government, is he?
  10. Standard memberDavid C
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    12 Sep '05 09:58
    Originally posted by Canadaguy
    To me sunday is just another day, so why do I and every other non christian have to suffer with sunday hours? stores open later and close earlier, busses stop earlier and have longer wait times, downtown shops don't even open etc. This annoys me greatly.
    Yeah, but as of yesterday, my friend...

    ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL!!???!!!
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    12 Sep '05 10:08
    Originally posted by lucifershammer
    BdN - if you're reading, this is an example of the kind of law that rises from the ideology of relativism.
    I'm starting to see what you mean...is the horror of political correctness a relative issue ?
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    12 Sep '05 11:02
    Originally posted by Canadaguy
    To me sunday is just another day, so why do I and every other non christian have to suffer with sunday hours? stores open later and close earlier, busses stop earlier and have longer wait times, downtown shops don't even open etc. This annoys me greatly.
    Yes, it really is crazy that the majority of the populace have only 2 days a week off to do shopping, and on one of those the shops are closed...

    ...and all because some idiots believe a book of fairy tales written out of pure ignorance thousands of years ago!
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    12 Sep '05 11:42
    Originally posted by lucifershammer
    He isn't talking about government, is he?
    I took city center to mean something like a city hall or other municipal place of governance or property of the local government. This is only natural given that his post was a response to mine about the seperation of gov't and religion in the US.

    If no one is allowed to set up a nativity scene on their own private property, then I'd most likely disagree with the law. He didn't give me many details, so I can't give an informed opinion. Then again, correct me if I'm wrong, Britain doesn't have an analog to our First Amendment so maybe church/state in Britain is very different from here.
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    12 Sep '05 19:24
    Originally posted by Canadaguy
    To me sunday is just another day, so why do I and every other non christian have to suffer with sunday hours? stores open later and close earlier, busses stop earlier and have longer wait times, downtown shops don't even open etc. This annoys me greatly.
    Because Christians are numerous enough to be a significant portion of the customer base for these stores and busses. There's nothing wrong with this situation. If you lived in West Hollywood or The Castro you'd have to deal with businesses catering to homosexuals.
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    12 Sep '05 22:45
    Originally posted by David C
    Yeah, but as of yesterday, my friend...

    ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL!!???!!!
    *looks at thread title again* "Penalized on Sundays"

    Damn this post fits perfectly. I love NFL, but I can't stand how half the good plays in the game don't ever count because of "holding"
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