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Why are Christians permitted by law to prosyletize on the streets? Shouldn't it be made illegal?


Religious organizations do not pay taxes so they should not be permitted the use of the streets for their 'work.' In addition, as much as there is freedom of speech, there is also the freedom to not hear what one does not choose to hear. If people want to hear religious talk, they can approach churches. That says, freedom of speech does not mean the freedom to force one's opinions on others. Public streets and spaces should be kept free of unwelcome opinions. Jesus said "Render under Ceasar what is Ceasars." The streets are Ceasars, paid for by taxes.

 

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    Rich Kelley 22 months ago

    "religious proselytizing should be made illegal" You have my vote as long as all proselytizing is illegal, even the kind you like.


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    Tessa Schlesinger (TessSchlesinger) 22 months ago

    One is free to speak in one's home or where it's relevant, not in the street when preaching is causing disruption.


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    Tessa Schlesinger (TessSchlesinger) 22 months ago

    You said, "But the same should be applied to Muslims, Scientologists or even Atheists." Where do you see Muslims, Scientologist or Atheists preach in the streets? That said, you're right. Nobody should preach in the streets.


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    Taopi 22 months ago

    No, extremist Christians simply bomb businesses, harass funerals, trespass on private property to solicit converts, murder homosexuals, et al. Freedom of speech is one thing, but harassment is quite another. It's all part of the same hypocrisy.


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    Tessa Schlesinger (TessSchlesinger) 22 months ago

    The 'free speech' law has nothing to do with being able to say what one likes when one likes where one likes. It meant that that the king/government couldn't imprison or execute someone for speaking against the church or the king.


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    Tessa Schlesinger (TessSchlesinger) 22 months ago

    Vladimir Karas You have obviously never been to an event where Christians have used mega-phones to disrupt proceedings and ruin the enjoyment of people. I have -- over and over again.


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    Tessa Schlesinger (TessSchlesinger) 22 months ago

    Churches do not pay taxes.


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    Lolita Monroe (LoliHey) 22 months ago

    The reason why Christians have not gone Taliban style is because they don't think like that. They follow the teachings of Jesus and he did not act Taliban,


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    Tessa Schlesinger (TessSchlesinger) 22 months ago

    I only mentioned Christianity because they were the most profuse in western society. All religion applies that preach in the streets. However, you won't find other religions preaching in the streets.


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    Grace Marguerite Williams (gmwilliams) 22 months ago

    Tess has a right to ask any question she chooses.


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    Tessa Schlesinger (TessSchlesinger) 22 months ago

    Actually, on the basis that advertising is nothing more than commercial propaganda and indoctrination, I would agree.

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