Monday, March 21, 2016

 
SUPREME COURT REFUSES TO OVERRULE LOWER COURT FINDING THIS LICENSE PLATE TO NOT VIOLATE SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE

A Christian man sued claiming the above plate represented a religious view.  "The image comes from a famous bronze sculpture that depicts an Indian shooting an arrow skyward in hopes that the "spirit world" or "rain god" will answer prayers for rain."

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The Apache are an important part of our history and I do not see a problem.  I am so tired of so many people wanting to wipe our history and culture from the public place.  We need to know our history and culture - the good and bad.

Christmas for example has become a universal holiday.  Millions of non-Christians celebrate Christmas all over the world as a time of peace and giving.  If for you it is a religious holiday - good for you.  But for many it is not.  Based on this I get all upset when people say the Christmas tree represents a religious symbol.  It does not.  For some it does and for some it is a cultural tradition which comes with a holiday which celebrates peace and giving.  People should be allowed to view it in anyway they wish.  But it is not universally a religious symbol and should be in the public square during the holidays. 

As I said the other day, St Patrick's day is a universal holiday - you need not be Irish.  But then people get all upset when we celebrate Cinco de Mayo - trust me Anglos who like to drink and eat Mexican food love this holiday and celebrate it.  Growing up we use to go to the Italian celebration for San Gennaro .  We went for the food and festivities.  We were not Italian.

This is one of the things I love about our country.  We can celebrate each other's holidays to the point they become universal for all but special for the group in whose name the holiday is celebrated.  It is what makes us special as a country.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Totally agree on the "We need to know our history and culture - the good and bad. " I could do without the Christmas Taliban cry of "Keep the Christ in Christmas."

BobbyWC said...

But that is the point they should have it their way as we see it our way

Bobby WC