Lion IRC wrote:Garm never wrote:Lion IRC wrote:I was talking about (healthy) atheists who object to the sound of people praying - in a hospice for the dying.
When exactly did hospices become places of atheist fascism? Oh, that's right: never.Lion IRC never wrote:There is nothing "secular" or COMMUNIST about a hospice. It's not a place where Big Brother imposes its dictatorial church/state separation on our personal beliefs, "political correctness gone mad" versus 50,000 year old and still going strong theism. These are sick and dying people and their carers - LEAVE THEM ALONE!.
Christianity goes back 50,000 years?
Oh, and by the way early Christians were communist.
Your really beginning to develop a knack for displaying your ignorance.
Big Brother? For your information it wasn't an atheist dictatorial institution that imposed a separation of of church and state in the US. It was the Supreme Court interpreting the constitution of the US.
Dawn is working in an institution that by her account is almost wholly funded by state and federal government money. Just like publicly funded schools individual or voluntary prayer should not be banned, but mandatory attendance of public prayer meetings and sermons should be, and are if supported by public funds.
The terms of the funding seem fair to me. From what Dawn has written early in this thread the institution is required to provide "Clergy" to those patients that want it. But there is no requirement for staff to attend mandatory sermons and participate in prayer on the governments dime.