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← Rhode Island cross controversy - legitimate or petty?

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Comment 5 by Jumped Up Chimpanzee :

Is it any more petty to demand the removal of religious symbols or rituals from public life than to demand that they stay?

Following the recent British court ruling against holding prayers in council meetings, I watched a TV debate where a pro-religious journalist moaned that it was "just so petty" to object to the holding of these prayers. She obviously completely failed to see the hypocrisy of her argument. If it was such an innocuous matter, why did she care so much about it that she made the extraordinary effort to attend a TV debate on the issue.

Either these matters are important, or they are not. But religionists want to play it both ways, to suit their own ends.

I'd say of equal pettiness personally.

Fri, 27 Apr 2012 21:44:22 UTC | #937825