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Comment: Re:Oklahoma? (Score 1) 1161

by de Selby (#27099461) Attached to: Oklahoma, Vatican Take Opposite Tacks On Evolution

I'm not so sure about your take on the 1st Amendment. It is for freedom of religion, not freedom from religion. It is just that there cannot be a national religion that is forced upon the populace.


I think it really was going for not forcing a religion no anyone...but, not that any religion could never be spoken about. The mere presence of a mention or investigation into religion is not forcing anything upon anyone isn't like you won't pass a course if you don't convert.

I think there's been some miscommunication.

A common slogan on this topic is "freedom of religion implies freedom from religion". That's because "freedom from" means exactly what you're offering as an alternative--we are not legally required to have a religion and we are protected from religion being imposed against our will.

Comment: Re:Hypocritical? (Score 3, Interesting) 676

by de Selby (#23483894) Attached to: YouTube Refuses To Remove Terrorist Videos
I think you misunderstand. They remove videos critical of Scientology. I remember seeing one video produced by the "religion" featured on the YouTube homepage.

Featuring such a video does look nearly hypocritical to me. A related problem fresh on my mind is YouTube's habit of suspending good accounts. It looks like most everything is automated, so people need only attract a few malicious trolls to get the boot. With so many people getting suspended and so many videos being pulled under false pretenses, it's just strange to see them taking a stand like this. It's strange to see them paying attention to the content they're hosting.

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them WHAT to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. -- Gen. George S. Patton, Jr.