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Abington v. Schempp: Fiftieth Anniversary
« on: June 17, 2013, 09:49:09 AM »
Today is the fiftieth anniversary of one of the more important rulings on state/church separation to have come out of SCOTUS: Abington v. Schempp, which held that school-sponsored readings of religious texts was unconstitutional.  The ruling back then was eight-to-one.  I wonder what it would be with the composition of today's court.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abington_School_District_v._Schempp
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Re: Abington v. Schempp: Fiftieth Anniversary
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2013, 10:45:20 AM »
5-4 in favor of bringing religion (the right religion) back into the schools.
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Re: Abington v. Schempp: Fiftieth Anniversary
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2013, 10:53:56 AM »
In the UK, in my school days - 1953-67 - every day started with Morning Service and Announcements. Catlix, JWs, Mormons, and other assorted heathens were taken off to a separate classroom where they could finish their homework. Eventually,as an atheist, I was allowed to join them... ever been in a class entirely composed of the deluded?
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Re: Abington v. Schempp: Fiftieth Anniversary
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2013, 04:08:27 PM »
Roberts, Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas, Alito - probably Yes
Ginsberg, Breyer, Sotomayor, Kagan - probably No

Crap, he's right.
It doesn't make sense to let go of something you've had for so long.  But it also doesn't make sense to hold on when there's actually nothing there.

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Re: Abington v. Schempp: Fiftieth Anniversary
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2013, 05:06:47 PM »
In the UK, in my school days - 1953-67 - every day started with Morning Service and Announcements. Catlix, JWs, Mormons, and other assorted heathens were taken off to a separate classroom where they could finish their homework. Eventually,as an atheist, I was allowed to join them... ever been in a class entirely composed of the deluded?

Every school day of my life.

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Re: Abington v. Schempp: Fiftieth Anniversary
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2013, 07:29:06 PM »
Hey, I was in Catholic school.  We had Mass every morning.
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Re: Abington v. Schempp: Fiftieth Anniversary
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2013, 08:15:16 PM »
^pssha

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A god is like a rock: it does absolutely nothing until someone or something forces it to do something. The only capability the rock has is doing nothing until another force compels it physically to move.

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