so, I was thinking the other day. We have these yahoos constantly in search of people worshiping in public, or making public specatcles of their faith via parades, park displays, memorials etc. Basically anything that has to do with Christianity in a public venue that in any way can be tied to the "public"
In my adopted home town of St. George, Utah, we have Dixie State College, on the verge of becoming ________ __________ University. The blanks are there because of the contriversy of the name. There seem to be a lot of people that consider the word "Dixie" to be racist. Completely disregard that fact that Utah's "Dixie" was named such when Brigham Young sent colonists to a god-forsaken local in hopes of raising cotton, silk, and grapes in order to reduce the dependancy of the early settlers on imports from the nation that had essentially kicked them out. It was named "Dixie" because it was hoped that the agriculture would be similar to that of the American southeast, also refered to as "Dixie" This was well before the second American Civil War, more commonly referred to as the war between the states....but I digress.....
so I was thinking, with this fetish with the abolishment of all things in the public sector that can be associated with Christianity, why have we never seen any law suits demanding that the names of many principalities be changed. Are not names of places like: St. Augustine, St. Petersburg, St Louis, St. Joseph, St. Jacob, and St. George, all can be uncategorically related to being named after Catholic Saints. Massachusetts is the only state I can find that does not have a "Saint" something city in it.
If the naming of municipalities after Christian icons is not overt combination of church and state, I don't know what is.
Me thinks that unless there is overt coercion, these meddlers need to stay out of small town America where people have traditions and values. Else they need to truly put their money where their mouth is and not be hypocritical, and start filing some real law suits in order to enforce the mytholigical seperation of church and state.
Just a thought.