Re: [asa] Expelled and ID

From: David Clounch <>
Date: Sun Apr 27 2008 - 22:59:00 EDT

> Where did you get the notion that philosophical descriptors must have a
> purely secular purpose?

I don't know. Where did the courts get the notion?

How much blend of secular purpose versus religious purpose causes a court to
disallow a concept? If a concept is 51% religious is it unallowable? Or if
it is 99% religious and 1% secular can it be allowed? What is the court
looking for?

Is the line drawn over primary purpose? So a primary purpose which is
secular would be allowable even if there is a religious element?

What about impact? I mean, what happens to a concept that contains some
part secular purpose but which has deep impact on ultimate matters? Is
that allowable for government to endorse? Or does government become
excessively entangled when trying to do so? How is it decided? By popular
vote? Who gets to vote?

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