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Indiana Atheists

Intellectual Hoosiers who are sick of religious crap from well... everywhere.

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Comment by Leilani on August 2, 2010 at 10:18pm
I am originally from California, which doesn't have a silly Sunday restriction on alcohol or car sales. It's all about the day of the week. Why wasn't it a Tuesday or something? Oh yeah, because the majority of the people believe Sunday is a holy day. :P

I feel like the apathy of the people in this state (and other states) is what causes silly laws to remain in place. They have a similar law in Georgia, where I lived for 2 years.

This is my country, not their church. Too bad it doesn't bother most people enough to start a 'movement' of sorts. In Muncie, they don't even sell kegs... it's a college town for goodness sake! Oh well.
Comment by John A. Anderson on August 2, 2010 at 2:29pm
The package stores do seem like the bad guys here: They benefit from Sunday closings and the cold beer monopoly. But they do make the point that minors are not even permitted in their stores, but even children can enter a grocercy store that has a liquor deparment.
It has the appearance of an attempted compromise that hasn't worked well for the consumer (or the police on Sunday nights). Wouldn't it just be better for everyone to attack the whole arrangement on First Amendment grounds? I mean, surely they didn't pick Sunday at random.
Comment by Laura Brady on August 2, 2010 at 1:29pm
The packies crunched the numbers and decided that the extra business they'd get from being open on Sundays doesn't merit the additional operating costs of being open every day of the week. They lobby to keep the ban Sunday sales so they don't lose business to grocery/convenience stores that are already open on Sundays. It's corporate protectionism that gets public support by masquerading as respect for the sabbath. This is courtesy of the same industry lobby that claims losing the monopoly on cold beer sales will increase binge drinking in minors, even though studies conducted by the excise police found that liquor stores are much more likely to sell to minors than grocery/convenience/drug stores.
Comment by evan lee cooksey on August 2, 2010 at 1:00pm
ya i think its bit nit picky, but its one of those old laws on the books that will stay there at least were not a dry county or something, but to some degree im not heavy drinker so i dont lose sleep over it
Comment by John A. Anderson on August 2, 2010 at 8:59am
Well, let's get a conversation started, then. Anybody have any thoughts on Indiana's weird hodgepodge of Sunday alcohol sales laws? Does anybody else think this is, besides being silly, unconstitutional on grounds that it is a tip of the hat to those religions that observe Sunday as their sabbath? Is it a good idea to send people who want a Sunday nightcap off to a bar (thereby guaranteeing an increase in drunk driving) rather than letting them safely booze it up at home? I have no dog in this fight -I'm trying to give the stuff up.
Comment by Fr33think3r on July 16, 2010 at 12:41pm
Can I get a group to fly to Vegas to see Penn and Teller?
Comment by Terry McCoy on July 16, 2010 at 11:47am
Hello fellow heathens
Comment by Alx Nicole on July 12, 2010 at 2:27pm
i'm originally from missouri, but im moving to indiana for college. Any indiana state students in this group. I'm just trying to find people because I was considering starting a secular group when I get there.
Comment by John A. Anderson on May 22, 2010 at 7:19am
Yeah, to put it mildly, although strictly speaking, he wasn't in his bedroom, he was in a state park. He's yet another in the long list of "family values" Republicans preaching the evils of sex while nailing a staff member. Both are married to other people. I do feel sorry for the spouses. But Souder is just another hypocrite.
Comment by Doreen Catacamas on May 21, 2010 at 11:27pm
Yeah, don't care what people do in their bedroom. Isn't he in trouble and quitting for fooling around?

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