posted on May, 13 2006 @ 11:30 PM
Thanks, orangetom! I was very careful not to mention Democracy in my post - I wanted to be accurate so, I made sure I used "Republic".
Many have said similar things and made the same basic point as this but, here it is in my words and from my point of view: You can't really say
"Christians do this or Christians say that..." with any real meaning because Christians are people and there are just all kinds of people who claim
to be Christian. There are many Christian sects that disagree on some very fundamental issues.
I've witnessed "virtual slugfests" on ATS between Baptists (of one variety or another) and Catholics with both coming very near to damning the
other to their version of Hell for the heresies they believe.
I know the kind of folks that Excitable Boy is worked up about - they piss me off just as much. I just can't characterize all Christians or even the
majority as "those types". And, it's really "those types" to which I was referring when I invoked Toqueville. Sadly, as my Mom used to say,
the emptier the head, the louder the voice.
As I say frequently, you'll meet a lot of a$$holes in this world - the goal is not become one of them.