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Originally posted by Clearskies
I think when Thomas Jefferson was referring to 'priests', he was discussing catholicism. Protestant preachers are just that, 'Preachers'.
How many have despotic atheistic governments killed???
Let's think about it, there was Stalin, Mao, (the cambodian guy) can't remember his name.
And the FARC of South America.
Originally posted by TheWalkingFox
reply to post by Clearskies
No, but he was proclaiming how he was going to pray, when, where, and why, for whom, generally making a big show of how devout and prayerful he is. I guess that selective reading applies to endeavors other than bible study, huh?
I don't doubt that you don't know the ins and outs of the bible. Most Christians are frankly terrified of cracking the book open and reading and learning. After all, the first sin was defying God in order to gain knowledge, according to genesis.
Bloody wars were fought over translating the bible from Latin into common languages.
To the Christian, knowledge is evil, something to be avoided, shelved away, left to the hands of their masters.
while a strong reading of the bible seems to be the leading "Cause" of atheism...