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originally posted by: SgtHamsandwich
Religion as a whole is a threat to America. That's why the country was built by our forefathers with a separation of church and state. That ideology seems to be lost these days.
Lambert (2003) has examined the religious affiliations and beliefs of the Founders. Of the 55 delegates to the 1787 Constitutional Convention, 49 were Protestants, and two were Roman Catholics (D. Carroll, and Fitzsimons). Among the Protestant delegates to the Constitutional Convention, 28 were Church of England (or Episcopalian, after the American Revolutionary War was won), eight were Presbyterians, seven were Congregationalists, two were Lutherans, two were Dutch Reformed, and two were Methodists.
A few prominent Founding Fathers were anti-clerical Christians, such as Thomas Jefferson (who created the so-called Jefferson Bible) and Benjamin Franklin. Others (most notably Thomas Paine, who authored the religious book The Age of Reason) were deists, or at least held beliefs very similar to those of deists. Historian Gregg L. Frazer argues that the leading Founders (Adams, Jefferson, Franklin, Wilson, Morris, Madison, Hamilton, and Washington) were neither Christians nor Deists, but rather supporters of a hybrid "theistic rationalism".
originally posted by: YouNeedMe
a reply to: sirlancelot
Here you go, this should get you started:
A Historical Look At Israeli False Flag Operations
British and American targets have been bombed before, and the evidence seemed to point to a specific perpetrator. But the evidence was faked.
originally posted by: Cobaltic1978
originally posted by: TzarChasm
originally posted by: randyvs
a reply to: sirlancelot
Christians will die for what they believe.
You will die for what Muslims believe!
thats because they cant exactly imprison you for killing yourself, unlike if christian fanatics were to start committing murder for their god. its the "next best thing".
but lets not make the mistake of thinking they wouldnt kill if they could get away with it. because thats NEVER happened before, right?
Oh, Christians can kill alright, Bush and Blair had God on their side, in fact both have said they talked to him prior to the war in Iraq. He advised wisely on that one didn't he?
originally posted by: pikestaff
I have yet to see Christian sects making war on each other, Shia and sunnies seem to be at each others throats all the time, and isil just killing everyone in their way, hamas in Gaza are quite happy to shoot Palestinians as well as Israelis. (yes I know historicaley Christians and Jews made war, and English Christians wared with continental Catholics, but not much these days).
On July 16, 2002, the IRA issued its first apology to the families of the 650 civilians killed by the IRA since the late 1960s. The apology was released several days before the 30th anniversary of the IRA's Bloody Friday attack on July 21, 1972, which left 9 people dead and some 130 injured. During the attack in Belfast, 22 bombs exploded during a period of only 75 minutes.
originally posted by: CharlieSpeirs
a reply to: starwarsisreal
Whether it's a Muslim screaming death to the infidels or a Christian calling for genocide of Homosexuals...
Both are as dangerous as each other to be honest.
But neither is a threat to the States in a sense of Law or control!