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it's bog-standard words of comfort used all the time!

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I'm not much of a believer but when I go to funerals, I have no problem participating because that is what that person believed in.

People need to stop trying to do away with everything because it hurts their feelings or they get offended. Ridiculous.

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I don't believe in God or Jesus but what the fuck?, was that cemetery bought by a fucking muslim or something?, I WILL SAY OR WRITE WHAT I FUCKING LIKE FUCK YOU BIG BRO.

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I'm not much of a believer but when I go to funerals, I have no problem participating because that is what that person believed in.

People need to stop trying to do away with everything because it hurts their feelings or they get offended. Ridiculous.
People will get offended by anything.

I have a band shirt that has Baphomet on the front, and reads "Who needs a God when you have Satan?" on the back.

People get offended by that all the time, I just like the band.
I could give a rats ass about what the shirt has on it.

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I believe in the complete separation of Church and State.
I shouldn't have to swear an oath before God, just like you shouldn't have to swear before Allah, or Ra, or Thor.
It would hold no meaning for me, to swear before God.

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It would hold no meaning for me, to swear before God.
Which is exactly what people need to remember when they get all "offended". There beliefs don't always mean anything to anyone else. I don't really believe either, but I'm inclined to listen to what others have to say because THEY believe it.I only ask that they give me the same respect.....hardly happens though.

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Which is exactly what people need to remember when they get all "offended".
Nothing offends me really, if it did I wouldn't be on this site now would I?
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There beliefs don't always mean anything to anyone else. I don't really believe either, but I'm inclined to listen to what others have to say because THEY believe it.
I'm less inclined to trust the opinion of someone who believes in an invisible friend in the sky, unless I know they're not an idiot.

Some people are Christian/whatever else because that's how they were raised, and no other reason.

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I only ask that they give me the same respect.....hardly happens though.

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Nah dude...wasn't trying to say you get offended...I was agreeing with you. Sorry, my head isn't in it today

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Re: VA Cemetery to Veterans: The Word "God," "Jesus" Are Offensive, No Longer Allowed

Hundreds Protest Veteran Cemetery Director

Updated: Monday, 04 Jul 2011, 1:56 PM CDT
Published : Monday, 04 Jul 2011, 1:56 PM CDT

* JOHN DONNELLY

JOHN DONNELLY
Reporter

HOUSTON - Hundreds of people gathered at Houston’s veterans’ cemetery the morning of July 4th, but it wasn’t just to honor the fallen men and women.

They were there to demand that Houston National Cemetery Director Arleen Ocasio must go.

Organizers of the protest say Arlene has banned the use of the names of “Jesus” and “God” during ceremonies at the cemetery.

They also say she has censored prayers, banned religious speech, and various burial rituals.

The local Veterans of Foreign Wars and other veterans groups are actually suing Arlene personally for what they say is an infringement on their personal rights.

On Monday, protesters held signs that said “In Texas, we value freedom and respect our vets!” Another one said “Arleen, we will not mourn your firing!”

Local pastors gathered with elected officials and members of the public, all of whom say they are angered by the cemetery director’s actions.

“They just said that for some reason you can’t say ‘God’ in a veterans’ cemetery, and that’s just flat wrong and the American public won’t stand for it,” said one attendee.

“I’m just here out of righteous anger,” said another attendee. “I call everybody in the United States to please stand up for our rights as Christians and do not let anybody in Obama’s regime try to take our rights away.”

A judge is expected to make a ruling on the lawsuit on July 15.

Organizers provided the following information in a press release:

Here is what Houston National Cemetery Director Arleen Ocasio is alleged to have done since taking over last year:

1) Director Ocasio and other Cemetery Officials instructed Veterans of Foreign Wars District 4 to remove prayers from its burial rituals and to no longer utter remarks when handling the discharged shell cases from the rifle salute to the family of deceased veterans.
2) Cemetery Officials instructed American Legion Post 586 to remove prayers from its burial rituals.
3) Director Ocasio told the National Memorial Ladies that it could no longer include God Bless in its condolence cards or speak a religious message to veterans families.
4) Director Ocascio shut down the Cemetery chapel; it is now a meeting facility.

Read more: http://www.myfoxhouston.com/dpp/news...#ixzz1R5UN8e1F


I'm pretty sure that the chick that is in charge of the cemetery is the one saying NO GOD............

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People seriously need to stop crying about everything. It is getting rediculous, there is always going to be people that do not like something for one reason or another.

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