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Re: [OT] Re: Changes in formal naming for NetBSD porting effort(s)

On Thu 12/18/03 08:43, Chad Walstrom wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 17, 2003 at 07:43:27PM -0800, Nunya wrote:
> > The US is pretty adamant about separation of church and state.
> Which is why the phrase "In God We Trust" is engraved or printed on all
> the US currency.  That's why the Pledge of Allegiance has the phrase,
> "Under God.."  Yeah, adamant.

Adamant about the seperation of state and non-christian churches[0].
But, of course us weirdos[1] in california decided the pledge was
unconstitutional... of course I'm sure that was overturned[2].

And there is no _seperation_ of church and state. There is simply the
freedom to choose your own religion, and the federal congress has no
authority to make laws regaurding religion. However, this is the federal
government, states (depending on their constitutions) can make laws as
they see fit [3].

[0] Due to the definition of a religion. Satanism is generally described
    by the masses as a cult, rather than a religion.
[1] Ok, it was really the 9th circuit of the US superior court (me
    thinks, but close enough.
[2] I'm too lazy to check.
[3] Well, almost, we did have a civil war over this.


| Josh Lauricha            |
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| Bioinformatics, UCR      |

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