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Now it is your turn... It is said that 86% of Americans believe in God. Therefore, it is very hard to understand why there is such a mess about having the Ten Commandments on display or "In God We Trust" on our money and having God in the Pledge of Allegiance. Why don't we just tell the other 14% to Sit Down and SHUT UP!!! If you agree, pass this on
Originally posted by OzWeatherman
Theyre not lying. I believe they are just deluded by their religion. I have nothing against it personally but it is quite annoying (but also somehow quite amusing) when they post BS like this. In that particualr article saying 86% of americans believe in god is a pretty big call with no real data to back it up. Whats with telling the other 14% to sit down and shut up? Tad bit rude isnt it
Originally posted by MajorMalfunction
I've always found it ironic that one of the ten commandments that Xians are trying to force into our courthouses and public buildings has an admonition against lying, but that is their only real weapon against science. Lies.
Sad, isn't it?
Following St. Augustine and St. Thomas, Catholic divines and ethical writers commonly make a distinction between (1) injurious, or hurtful, (2) officious, and (3) jocose lies.
" St. John Chrysostom held that it is lawful to deceive others for their benefit, and Cassian taught that we may sometimes lie as we take medicine, driven to it by sheer necessity.
Nice job Thanks for the reply. I do agree that there are good reasons to lie your lying to Nazi is a very good example. Lying to save a persons soul IMHO is not a reason to lie. Lying and faith does not go together. Basically in my view if a person believes a lie to save there soul, there faith is misplaced, and in the future if they discovered they were lied too, putting there faith in question.
My opening post had two basis lies, the first lie was about the United States Of America was founded as a Christian nation, the second was a mere stretching of the truth that 86% of American believed in God leading the reader to believe that 86% of American were Christian.
Originally posted by Equinox99
God and science can not co-exist, but the people surely can. Whether you have 14% none Christian or less, they are still entitled to their freedom of speech. That is why we live in a democratic nation and not a nation that is run by extremists, who will kill you because you want to believe in something else.
The United States of America was meant to be SECULAR, and should ALWAYS REMAIN SECULAR!
Why is this so hard for Christians to grasp!!!
If it was otherwise it would be in the Constitution and bill of Rights!!!!!
Originally posted by Clearskies
It is very apparent that Mr. Madison was against the church ruling the masses.. but all the same, MANY of our leaders were of the christian fundamentalist pursuasion.
Because all of thier writings and conversations aren't here for us to scrutinize, let's not create conjecture.