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I love this silliness. Nicea was an important Roman city at the time and it would have supported many churches. The archaeologists have no clue as to whether this site is the actual church or not and the article's key words are 'could be'.

No doubt it will be promoted as such in order to fleece tourists when the inevitable museum display of artefacts is inaugurated. We can add it to the ever growing list of specious artefacts and sites attributed to historical and biblical figures:

Alexander's tomb at Vergina (wasn't he supposedly buried in Alexandria?)

The casket of Kaiphas, the Pharisee

The reliquary of James, the brother of Jesus (forgery)

The Jesus boat (about a century too late)

The socketed rock in the Dome of the Rock.

The nails from the cross in Constantinople (now looted)

I find it hilarious that Helena, mother of Constantine, while wandering around Jerusalem, stumbled upon the 'True Cross' some three hundred years after Jesus was executed.

How convenient.
That sounds like the Glastonbury monks who had the good fortune to find the grave of King Arthur right after their church was razed by fire. The "new" cathedral looks lovely! Of course, they were used to famous personalities dropping by. Jesus had visited the area a millenium before, with his uncle Joseph, as a child...
 
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Oct 2014
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She has collected the money. Moral of the story. Don’t harass religious people, you may end up being 21 million dollars in debt doing it. There is workplace accommodation laws.


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Fuck religious people. Why should a company be forced to accommodate a few people’s superstitious beliefs?
 
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Nov 2008
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Fuck religious people. Why should a company be forced to accommodate a few people’s superstitious beliefs?
The Bill of Rights guarantees that the government can never deprive people in the U.S. of certain fundamental rights including the right to freedom of religion and to free speech and the due process of law. Many federal and state laws give us additional rights, too.

The Bill of Rights applies to young people as well as adults. And what I'm going to do right here is tell you about RELIGIOUS FREEDOM.

WHAT IS RELIGIOUS FREEDOM EXACTLY?

The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution says that everyone in the United States has the right to practice his or her own religion, or no religion at all.

Our country's founders -- who were of different religious backgrounds themselves -- knew the best way to protect religious liberty was to keep the government out of religion. So they created the First Amendment -- to guarantee the separation of church and state. This fundamental freedom is a major reason why the U.S. has managed to avoid a lot of the religious conflicts that have torn so many other nations apart.

The Establishment Clause of the First Amendment prohibits government from encouraging or promoting ("establishing") religion in any way. That's why we don't have an official religion of the United States. This means that the government may not give financial support to any religion. That's why many school voucher programs violate the Establishment Clause -- because they give taxpayers' money to schools that promote religion.

The Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment gives you the right to worship or not as you choose. The government can't penalize you because of your religious beliefs.

Your Right to Religious Freedom
This where people like you have helped religious people win lawsuits. You encourage punishment

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The Bill of Rights guarantees that the government can never deprive people in the U.S. of certain fundamental rights including the right to freedom of religion and to free speech and the due process of law. Many federal and state laws give us additional rights, too.

The Bill of Rights applies to young people as well as adults. And what I'm going to do right here is tell you about RELIGIOUS FREEDOM.

WHAT IS RELIGIOUS FREEDOM EXACTLY?

The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution says that everyone in the United States has the right to practice his or her own religion, or no religion at all.

Our country's founders -- who were of different religious backgrounds themselves -- knew the best way to protect religious liberty was to keep the government out of religion. So they created the First Amendment -- to guarantee the separation of church and state. This fundamental freedom is a major reason why the U.S. has managed to avoid a lot of the religious conflicts that have torn so many other nations apart.

The Establishment Clause of the First Amendment prohibits government from encouraging or promoting ("establishing") religion in any way. That's why we don't have an official religion of the United States. This means that the government may not give financial support to any religion. That's why many school voucher programs violate the Establishment Clause -- because they give taxpayers' money to schools that promote religion.

The Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment gives you the right to worship or not as you choose. The government can't penalize you because of your religious beliefs.

Your Right to Religious Freedom
This where people like you have helped religious people win lawsuits. You encourage punishment

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I’ll repeat it...

FUCK RELIGIOUS PEOPLE.
 
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That sounds like the Glastonbury monks who had the good fortune to find the grave of King Arthur right after their church was razed by fire. The "new" cathedral looks lovely! Of course, they were used to famous personalities dropping by. Jesus had visited the area a millenium before, with his uncle Joseph, as a child...

Many sites were 'falsely advertised' during the mediaeval period in order to encourage pilgrimages to the site, which was the same as modern tourism, and that is, for economic stimulation to the region.

Constantinople no more had the nails of the True Cross than my old school had the fingernail of St. Agnes set into the altar. It's all bullshit.
 
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Christian group wins religious freedom case against University of Iowa: 'Ruling is a win for basic fairness'

A Christian student group that was kicked off campus for requiring its leaders to embrace Christian religious beliefs won a federal court case against the University of Iowa this week.

The university stripped the Business Leaders in Christ (BLinC) of its status on campus after a member claimed he was denied a leadership position for being openly gay, saying BLinC violated the school's Human Rights Policy. The group, however, argued the member was rejected because “he expressly stated that he rejected BLinC’s religious beliefs and would not follow them.”

Judge Stephanie M. Rose of the U.S. District for the Southern District of Iowa found that the University of Iowa violated the Christian club's First Amendment rights to free speech, expressive association, and free exercise of religion.

“The university wanted a license to discriminate, and Judge Rose said no way,” Eric Baxter, vice president and senior counsel at Becket, which represented BLinC, said in a statement.
After BLinC was stripped of its registered student organization status, the group sued the school in December 2017. The judge ordered the school to give BLinC and any other groups affected by the case registered status until the court decided the case. With the outcome this week, the court is effectively allowing the 33 religious student groups who were being audited by the school's administration to permanently remain on campus
University of Iowa spokesperson Hayley Bruce told Fox News school officials are reviewing the ruling and will follow the court order.

Members of the group said they are happy the court sided with them.

“We are grateful the court protected our rights today—to let us have the same rights as all student groups to express our viewpoints freely on campus and to be who we are,” Jake Estell, president of BLinC, said. “This victory reinforces the commonsense idea that universities can’t target religious student groups for being religious.”Christian group wins religious freedom case against University of Iowa: 'Ruling is a win for basic fairness'

Another Victory for a college group at the University of Iowa. A gay student wanted to be part of their group , but wouldn’t adhere to their faith statement. The College took that as being discrimination when it wasn’t. The court found it wasn’t because the gay student rejected their faith statement. When will government stop meddling with religious people? This is a winning streak for religious rights. All the Naysayers said this thread would die. They were wrong again


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