Up for Debate

Sunday, August 14, 2011 at 11:09pm

The Metropolitan Housing and Development Agency has been under fire of late for its condemnation practices, the most controversial of which came when it undervalued land in the Music City Center footprint owned by real estate investment company Tower Investments. The agency is supposed to balance its development actions — such as eminent domain — with its work as the city's public housing provider. Would you prefer to see the agency focus on one above the other? Which is more important to the broader interests of the city? 

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52 Comments on this post:

By: gdiafante on 8/15/11 at 2:05

That's a poor example, Bud. First, Jefferson says "creator", which could be Allah or the neighbor's cat. It nowhere implies the God of Christianity. Second, the mere mention of a creator or "Nature's God" does not establish a new nation based on religious principles, only that man was created with certain rights which this new nation shall protect.

When the bill of rights were adopted, it created even more of a secular nation where the practice of religious freedom would be protected, not dictated.

As for the prayers, look up the term ceremonial deism.

By: yogiman on 8/15/11 at 2:28

Well, brrrrk,, I don't know about you (thank God) but I have walked under ladders many times in my short life and not a one of them has fallen on me. Or course, my parents taught me and my siblings how to react in an emergency. It sunk in pretty good.

Salt over the shoulder? I always threw it in from of me. That way, it kept me from slipping on the ice.

And haven't you ever heard of a tradition being put in the past? Why would you stupidly continue to do something you "used to do" if it made you feel like a damn fool?