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Author Topic:   Is America a Christian Nation?
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Message 77 of 206 (547822)
02-23-2010 1:09 AM
Reply to: Message 76 by Coyote
02-22-2010 10:00 PM

Imposing Specific Cult Beliefs Upon All
Coyote writes:

Seriously, the whole reason behind claiming we are a "Christian nation" is to impose the likes and dislikes of Christians on everyone.

The term "Christian Nation" under these circumstances IMO is little more than a code word to impose a specific form of Christianity, namely Seventh-Day Adventist and Pentecostal beliefs upon everyone, just as all the attempts to force such systems into the schools, upon a good scratch beneath the surface, finds the same cause.

Unfortunately adding to their numbers are some Southern Baptists (who exist due to their support of slavery in turn causing the split in 1845) often found in league with the (sometimes even unwitting) sworn enemies of democracy, science, and basic human rights.

Is the push behind such declarations coming from Methodists, Presbyterians, Lutherans, or Episcopalians? Ask any of these "Christian Nation" types if they would include Catholics in such a description.

What is even more ironic is neither the Seventh Day Adventist, Pentecostal, nor Southern Baptist churches even existed in either 1776 or 1789.

Using the term Christian is probably far too broad in this case unless, like the aforementioned cult systems, you would deny all outside of the Seventh Day Adventists, Pentecostals, and some of their Southern Baptist lackeys the right to self-describe their own religious beliefs.

Edited by anglagard, : Add 'sometimes even unwitting' since some religious fanatics are truly too stupid to even realize they are essentially anti-Constitution and therefore just as anti-American as any terrorist, domestic or foreign.

Edited by anglagard, : Make it clear that Southern Baptists split from the general Baptist Church due to their support of the institution of slavery.

Edited by anglagard, : Add that percentage of Southern Baptists that are just shills for their fire-and-brimstone, anti-intellectual masters under irony.

The idea of the sacred is quite simply one of the most conservative notions in any culture, because it seeks to turn other ideas - uncertainty, progress, change - into crimes.
— Salman Rushdie

This rudderless world is not shaped by vague metaphysical forces. It is not God who kills the children. Not fate that butchers them or destiny that feeds them to the dogs. It’s us. Only us. - the character Rorschach in Watchmen

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Message 140 of 206 (659677)
04-18-2012 1:14 AM
Reply to: Message 135 by jrchamblee
04-17-2012 9:44 PM

Imaginary Friend?
Does this magical sole adviser have a name? Because without a name, the magical sole adviser may be imaginary.

Read not to contradict and confute, not to believe and take for granted, not to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider. - Francis Bacon

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