European Union Bans Display of Crucifix in Europe's schools, including Rome

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    Human rights ruling against classroom crucifixes angers Italy | World news | The Guardian

    European court bans crucifixes in Italian schools - Society : news, world | euronews

    I'm not a christian/catholic or cross worshiper by any means. In fact I have a distaste, if not disdain, for all organized religions. However this is ludicris to me. I think this is just absurd craziness but then again I'm an American and our main founding principle was the freedom of religious expression.

    Basically they say displaying the cross, in public, anywhere in europe is a violation of Human Rights.

    I can see the Vatican taking down the crosses now in Rome's schools :lol:

     
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    ...yet when the Swiss decide to ban crescent moons.....


    I wonder how many people switch feet all of a sudden.
     
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    European Court------Gotta love it how they gave away their sovereignty.
    They deserve what they get.
     
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    I guess that means you're not aware of the fact that this same ban already exists for American public schools.
     
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    Like it or not, they're following our lead on this.
     
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    thats messed up too. WTF is wrong with letting people express their religious beliefs over there in euroland?
     
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    Perhaps crosses do not belong in science classrooms. In classrooms used to teach the social sciences, however, religion is relevant to the subject matter and the display of religious symbolism should be permitted as long as it doesn't amount to endorsement of a specific belief system.
     
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    Did you miss the part where it only applies to public schools displaying it in the classroom?
     
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    Oh i know Manifold, I know. I found that whole situation stupid too, along with the 10 commandments business.

    Whats next are we going to have to tear down the washington monument since is says "Praise Be to God" at the top of it (actually it says Laus Deo which is latin for praise be to god)

    I mean serious all this hubbub about religious imagry and symbols not being allowed in public is such bullshit. Its right in our constitution that you are free to express any religion anywhere you want....the only restriction on religion is that the state can not sanction one SPECIFIC relgion as a state/federal relgion.
     
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    I said the cross thing was public schools then shogun told me about the crescent moon in switzerland so I combined the 2, stop being a fucking dipstick.
     

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