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Colin Powell calls US judeao-christian

U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell called the United States a Judeo-Christian country but quickly amended that to "a country of many faiths".

The first amendment to the U.S. constitution prohibits the establishment of any state religion -- a provision usually interpreted as requiring strict separation of church and state, though Christian activists dispute that.

Powell made the remark in an interview on Monday with the Charlie Rose Show on public television while talking about Washington's vision of what kind of government Iraq should have.

He said he expected it to be "an Islamic country by faith, just as we are a Judeo-Christian..."
heres the link...  http://uk.news.yahoo.com/030923/325/e95vt.html

i wonder if the american media covered this?...

and why do people always forget that there are more religeouns than just the massive world domination ones?... and what about athiests?... why is it that people never seem to consider such things?...



and heres another one:::  http://www.dfw.com/mld/startelegram/news/local/6628817.htm

""... As protesters continued to roar in Alabama over the court-ordered removal of a religious monument, a lone woman stood before Tarrant County commissioners on Tuesday, saying that the bronze statue of a panther represents "paganism" and should be removed from government grounds.

"In the grassy area in front of this building, there is a statue of a cat, having been placed there with the most insignificant excuse possible," said Blanca Castillo, appearing before the court on the fifth floor of the county's Administration Building.

"That pagan statue is an insult to Christians everywhere, and I respectfully request its removal from any local, state, county [or] federal property," the North Richland Hills woman read from a prepared statement. ...""

i dont know what else to say about that though.... because its just utterly stupid.