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Old 07-28-2013, 07:15   #24
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Originally Posted by The_Mentalist View Post
Sundays in church in basic.... As much as not forcing religion on you, the .gov can not deny your religious beliefs and practices. So, Sunday passes for church are not to force you into religion but to comply with with the constitution in not "restricting the free exercise thereof". So, if you are stuck policing the barracks, that is your choice. Don't pick and choose what part of religion you want to follow. Sunday being a day of rest is a judeao Christian principle having to do with genesis. If you absolutely decry faith in God, then you also decry Sunday off.
Sunday isn't - the "sabbath" is, and, by our calendar, it is Sunday for most Christians but other days for some Christian groups and many other religious beliefs, such as the majority (but not all) of those "Judeo-" ffolkes you mention.

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