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Author Topic:   Is America a Christian Nation?
Coyote
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Message 43 of 206 (547179)
02-16-2010 11:49 PM
Reply to: Message 42 by Hyroglyphx
02-16-2010 9:33 PM


Where this is coming from
Too often, when we hear "America is a Christian nation" it is to justify some Christians telling the rest of the population what they should do.


Religious belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge.

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Coyote
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Message 63 of 206 (547724)
02-22-2010 12:33 AM
Reply to: Message 58 by Buzsaw
02-21-2010 11:26 PM


Re: Representative Leadership
Bottom line: As we the people of the Republic (majority) become more secular, the intent of our Christian oriented founders becomes less relevant.

This process started back with The Enlightenment, which the founding fathers studied and emulated. They passed on the legacy of The Enlightenment, not the legacy of the Dark Ages.

That means we don't need, after thousands of years, or hundreds of thousands of years, to kowtow to the various shamans for fear of being burned at the stake, the Inquisition, or the like.


Religious belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge.

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Coyote
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Message 76 of 206 (547806)
02-22-2010 10:00 PM
Reply to: Message 75 by Buzsaw
02-22-2010 9:52 PM


Re: Representative Leadership
Congress shall not forbid the free exercise of religion. Freely exercising legislates nothing. Anything which gets out of hand can be handily handled at the poles.

Preferably at the south pole. That's farther away.

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

What if "everyone" doesn't want to play along?

(Remember The Enlightenment?)

“Forgive him, Caesar – he is a barbarian and considers that the customs of his tribe are the laws of nature.” G.B. Shaw, Caesar and Cleopatra


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Coyote
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Message 79 of 206 (547840)
02-23-2010 10:14 AM
Reply to: Message 78 by Buzsaw
02-23-2010 8:43 AM


Re: Representative Leadership
Coyote writes:

Preferably at the south pole. That's farther away.

So you decry the idea of a republic, Coyote? What would be a better system?


You missed the joke entirely!

You wrote "pole" when you meant "poll" and I just made a joke out of it.


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