Discussion in 'Politics' started by Gordon Gekko, Dec 10, 2003.
And also the Bible, Koran, Torah, etc ...
they read like comics books..
Sure. Any highly influential book deserves a read. I'm even planning to read the Turner Diaries when I'm in a strong stomach kind of mood. Anybody else here read influential books they know they'll disagree with?
There is a really nice kid's bible with colorful illustrations that you can check out at Barnes and Noble!
uh.. no... :-/
here's a great point the AA guy said last on hannity & colmes...
a religious person might say that by taking "in god we trust" off money, it's making an atheist statement.
NO, IT IS NOT.
it would be, if it was replaced with something like, "in no god we trust."
(MOST) ATHEISTS AREN'T ASKING FOR THAT. WE JUST WANT TO BE FREE FROM RELIGIOUS BELIEFS IN GOVERNMENT AND HAVE IT BE INDEPENDENT OF ANY RELIGIOUS OR NON-RELIGIOUS BELIEFS.
it is truly the only fair way to go and it doesn't matter if 89% don't want anything to change. most of the 89% were brainwashed anyway.
You want to be "FREE" FROM RELIGIOUS BELIEFS IN GOVERNMENT AND HAVE IT BE INDEPENDENT OF ANY RELIGIOUS OR NON-RELIGIOUS BELIEFS?
Just who do you think was the "Creator" that the Declaration of Independence stated in the preamble?
Here is the complete text of the Declaration of Independence. The original spelling and capitalization has been retained.
(Adopted by Congress on July 4, 1776)
The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America
When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Notice that the word God is used and also capitalized? Notice that word Creator is used and capitalized?
Who do you think was the "Lord" in in the attestation clause at the end of the doent where it says ""in the year of Lord one thousand, seven hundred...."
The Framers clearly accepted the concept of God, and did not intend for the words or concept of God not to be used.
Freedom of religion means freedom to practice the particular religion of choice. If you want to practice the religion of Atheism and Science, feel free hang a slide rule or calculator from the Christmas tree.
I literally don't have any idea why "In God we Trust" is such a huge deal. If you are hold enough to hold an opinion on God, then you are old enough to realize that the answer to all your ontological questions is not found on the dollar bill.
why should this be on a dollar in first place. does god indemnify our dollar??
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btw, as i have said before...WHY SHOULD WE HOLD ON TO OLD, DEFUNCT BELIEFS? if the constitution said the sun revolves around the earth, why the hell should we still hold on to that? religion is the same thing. at the time, their science sucked, so religious beliefs were THE explanation for many. INTELLIGENT, NON-BRAINWASHED PEOPLE KNOW BETTER TODAY; I GUESS YOU DON'T. it's time to move on...
ARogueTrader/OPTIONAL777, sorry, but you are SEVERELY mind-f*cked.
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