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You’re not Banned and it’s neither Your Country nor Theirs. We’re all Free and it’s Ours.

Irregular Times received an indignant piece of mail this morning:

If Muslims can pray on Madison Avenue, why are Christians banned from praying in public and erecting religious displays on their holy days?

Tell me again, whose country is this? Ours or the Muslims?

The answers are simple.

Christians can and do pray on Madison Avenue or any avenue they like.

Christians are not banned from praying in public, although their own Bible frowns upon this (read Matthew 6).

Christians are not banned from erecting religious displays on their holy days or any other days. Christian religious displays are visible year round in communities across the nation.

This country is not Yours, the Christians’. This country is not Theirs, the Muslims’. This country is Ours. Everyone’s.

5 comments to You’re not Banned and it’s neither Your Country nor Theirs. We’re all Free and it’s Ours.

  • mike

    Well put, and I thank you for making a point of posting this. Christian indignation in the US seems so widespread and it always surprises me- after all, this is an overwhelming Christian culture. But it was founded on the principles of freedom of religious expression FOR ALL, and that seems to be a freedom many Christians are less tolerant of than they should be.

  • Holy geez, it’s the government that’s prohibited from promoting these religions so the faithers can all enjoy their own brands of delusion. The Jim shall set you free! I hope that correspondent enjoys his newly found liberty to cry out to his god before men.

  • There are Christian churches on nearly every corner. People can pray anywhere they want, wear as much Jesus bling as they can buy and talk about Gawd until they lose their voices. They can fill their entire lawns with tacky plastic Nativity creches, giant wooden crosses and other such garbage. Sadly Christianists think they’re being persecuted if they’re not allowed to have taxpayer funded monuments to Christianity on government property, force schoolchildren to pray to their god, and use the public schools to teach their fairy tales (while banning all others).

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