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Re: [humanism-174] "Ahlquist banner" reappears in secular version

From: Mark T.
Sent on: Monday, September 23, 2013 12:31 PM

I forgot to include a link- It's from The Blaze, the story is fine but dumb comments are virtually guaranteed! :)

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/09/23/remember-the-teen-atheist-who-battled-for-the-removal-of-her-schools-prayer-mural-heres-the-secular-replacement/

On Sep 23,[masked]:22 PM, "Tim Campbell" <[address removed]> wrote:
An awful lot to read in what is basically supposed to be an inspiring banner for high school kids!
 
Could be shortened to:
 
"Strive to be your best; respect others!"
 
Tim
 
 
In a message dated 9/23/[masked]:15:34 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, [address removed] writes:
I have no doubt that this secular version actually articulates a better, more inclusive set of values than did the banner it replaces.


From: Mark Tiborsky <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Monday, September 23,[masked]:28 AM
Subject: [humanism-174] "Ahlquist banner" reappears in secular version

Young Jessica Ahlquist bravely stood up to hostile Christianites in her high-profile, successful lawsuit in which a prayer banner at her high school was ruled to be unconstitutional. The banner was immediately taken down after the verdict.
Jessica was not invited to the dedication- but a secular replacement was just put up at the high school (in Cranston, RI). It is quite nice, I think, without any appeal to that "Heavenly Father" thingee!
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Foster an atmosphere of good will and respect.
Affirm our efforts to conduct ourselves with honor.
Learn from our achievements and mistakes.
Choose wisely the paths taken and friends made.
Overcome prejudice and embrace diversity.
Nurture ourselves, families, friends and communities.
Strive for excellence in all our future endeavors.
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