Flying Spaghettiti Monster Statue

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    Give it time. It will offend someone.:eusa_eh:
     
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    lol
     
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    I think it's phenominally ironic that christian crybabies scream that the sky is falling when any other faith wants to use public space that they seem to think only applies to christians.

    fuck yes construct a statue of the FSM if the ten commandments are allowed. The 7 whaters from some other cultish dogma? yup, letem display what they want since we've established that non-christians have every right to claim this nation as christians have.
     
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    eh sharkjumper?

    still fightin da phantoms?
     
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    Flying Spaghetti Monster makes me smile, but the second article has a sobering point:

    Not everyone's expressions of faith are as sagely austere as the Commandments or as peacefully amusing as the FSM. Some are pretty grim, even ugly, and not exactly suited to the theme of civility that one would kind of expect from courthouse decorations.

    It seems like you'd have to draw a line somewhere before displaying, say, a Death-to-the-Infidel themed piece donated by the Islamic Jihad, but it seems a little silly to me to ban all monuments from courthouse lawns - they're such natural places for monuments.

    My idle wish is that courthouses would take a cue from the Supreme Court's hosue, which sports a frieze of many ancient lawbringers, from Moses to those Roman and Babylonian guys whose names I'm too culturally illiterate to remember. Monuments themed around civilization-crafting legal traditions seem appropriate to me for courthouse adornments. The Ten Commandments, for example, do seem more fitting to me than the FSM; not for religious reasons but for the Commandments' relevance to our legal and civil traditions.

    So, if I were elected Dictator for Life, my litmus test for the seemliness of courthouse monuments would be that they speak to legal traditions of civilizations that influenced our system and that they do so in a civil and tasteful manner.

    Of course, in our current litocracy we may well have to choose between no monuments and a forest of not-necessarily-relevant-to-the-courthouse monuments. Ah well; at least it will be interesting watching the legal battles along the way.
     
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    Thea bove Fred Phelps story is EXACTLY why fucking thumpers in general need to take their religious bullshit back to church and leave the rest of us out of their little good versus evil pulp fiction story.
     
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    yeah,

    it would be so tough to distinguish a message of hate from that of religion.

    :sad:
     
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    I am offended that a satirical god is displayed on the courthouse!
     

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