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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Reason for the Season

Nativity scenes, Pentacles, Mennorahs. They're all fine with me because they are all the "reason for the season," depending on which religion you practice.

I have no problem whatsoever with a pentacle being placed next to a Nativity scene on the municipal building lawn in Olean. Further, I have no problem with any religious symbol being placed on government property. People who bring up the Constitution as a reason for not placing religious symbols on government property need to read the First Amendment agan.

Here it is: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Actually, since it says Congress shall make no law prohibiting the free exercise of religion, we should be able to put religious symbols anywhere we want -- including on the municipal builidng lawn.

At any rate, I hope the person who ran over the pentacle does not consider himself a Christian, because that was a very un-Christian thing to do.