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originally posted by: ChesterJohn
Yet over the last year, I have not seen these supposed anti-religious groups attack any other religion except Christianity.
So why is that?
DeMille actually helped establish the battleground. He played a role in getting the granite replica of the Commandments placed outside the Texas Capitol. He skillfully avoided footing the bill for the tablets, leaving that to the Fraternal Order of Eagles. The service organization was already distributing written copies of the Commandments across America in 1951, in hopes of combatting juvenile delinquency.
DeMille's Ten Commandments premiered in 1956. Learning of the Eagles' work — and keen to promote his film with their cause — the director encouraged the group to donate carved stone tablets like those that star Charlton Heston, as Moses, brandished in the movie.
The Eagles then donated such tablets for display at city halls, county courthouses, state capitols and public parks around the country. The group got around to Austin in 1961 when the state Legislature accepted the monument as a gift.
Not a Week goes by when we don't read or hear of another Atheist Group trying to force its views on Christianity.
originally posted by: dawnstar
christians can pray anywhere they want. read your bible and discover how jesus taught you how to pray. one of the apostles also instructs you to pray without stopping...
you just want to be like the pharisees and saducees
in public where you will be noticed
christ knew his new church would be soon persecuted and put to death if they were not careful so he was careful to teach his church not to be too overbearing within society
because if they acted like many of today's christians the lions would have ended up gorging themselves to death much sooner and for a much longer period of time
live and let live!
originally posted by: theantediluvian
a reply to: grandmakdw
It is fascinating that the very people who scream tolerance and acceptance are the very ones
who want to destroy those that disagree with with their version of tolerance.
There are actually those who have said the government should kill those who disagree with climate change
Do you consider yourself to be tolerant? Quote from a post a week or so ago:
Africa is rife with minerals, gems, and rich farmland that the rest of the world sees going to waste with tribal warfare, slavery, a lack of regard for any human life, and morals that have left many countries with an average population age of 15 due to the spread of AIDS.
I wouldn't put it past TPTB to try and purposely wipe out 50-90% of the population of Africa to get at the minerals and gems and to finally put the farmland into the hands of people who know how to make the continent bloom.
Seems to me that you were making a case for wiping out Africans with diseases so that all their mineral deposits and arable land could be put to "better use." As to your link to a page about a 5 year old anonymous blog post. From the source you linked:
The anonymous posting, dated June 2, 2009, referred to dissenters of man-made global warming fears as “greedy bastards” who use “bogus science or the lowest scientists in the gene pool” to “distort data.”
When did one anonymous person's rantings on the Internet become evidence of anything? Using your logic, a fair analogy would be somebody saying that all conservatives are in favor of killing people to take their land, because you once said so as much in a post on ATS.
Over a year ago the FFRA protested flag pole prayer buy a Christian Bible club at the school because "it gave the impression" the school was supporting Christianity.
Yet at the same school Muslims were allowed to have set aside separate rooms for prayer times so Islamic students didn't have to miss the call to prayer. And they are exempt from their classes while at prayer. But a club can't pray around the flag pole?
Teachers are barred fro m having a Bible on their desk but in the same school teachers are allowed to have a Koran on their desk with no opposition.
Humanism, a religion in and of itself, is allowed free run in all teaching of our children from k-college, from the sciences and math to philosophy and geography. Yet even mention of Christianity is being removed. The humanist Agenda has gotten the sensor beeps to be removed from vulgar profanity in all areas of media, and at the other end now the name of Jesus Christ is beeped out 80% of the time it is used (not peeped out when it is used as a curse 100% of the time, and when it is used in reference to Christianity 80%).
originally posted by: grandmakdw
You have a great point.
There truly does appear to be a concerted effort on the part of atheists to destroy Christianity. This effort does appear to have become ingrained in the government.
There has been a concerted effort to brainwash people into misunderstanding the constitution.
Ask the average person on the street and I'd bet dollars to donuts that they would say the constitution guarantees
Freedom from religion
when the constitution really says:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof
or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;
or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
I totally agree that it appears that atheists and the US government actually think Christianity is a threat to themselves and want to do away with it.
The irony is they appear to think Islam is not a threat with what appears to be support of Islam, while ISIS or ISIL is currently calling for the death of all non Islamics.
Christians did, I admit, have the crusades,
but also Christians have repented and grown and changed to be totally non-violent and to never more try to force conversion.
ISIS or ISIL is engaged in what will be seen by history as the "great genocidal Crusade of Islam", yet atheists and the government coddle Islam whilst persecuting Christianity.
To those of you who are Muslim, I'm sorry if you are kind, loving and pacifist; but the Christian will always be stained by the crusades; and the Muslim will always be stained by the "great genocide" that is occurring.
Then you dug so deeply because I must have really really affected your heart
you found an obscure quote from an article I linked to.
Well, that quote is bizarre and I don't even remember why I linked to the entire article. One thing for sure, I don't use that kind of language.
originally posted by: grandmakdw
I agree with the live and let live
Why not let the Christians live the life they want
“Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment”
originally posted by: sligtlyskeptical
Live and let live.
The truth is that most "Christians" are Christian in that they go to church and profess a certain belief. The way they live their lives and their attitudes towards the balance of society, is generally not Christian at all. Start acting like Christians and they may find the worm turns the other way. I withdrew from the Christian religion when i realized just how hypocritical the majority was in their behavior and prejudices. I still believe Jesus set a great example for how people should live their lives.