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Originally posted by Bigwhammy
reply to post by undo
I've seen him live before, awesome guitarist. He's a Christian too. I have his first LP from like 1974 or something like that
I have to do an injection every thursday night so the worst time is the days right after... but headaches are pretty constant so far. Hey on the bright side only 22 weeks left to go
Originally posted by Cuhail
reply to post by undo
I think I should stay neutral in all your eyes. Somebody may get ticked if I render an opinion.
As far as my religion goes? Let's just say I'm a recovering Catholic.
Originally posted by undo
reply to post by rizla
Well if you attend a public school, I think you'll find there's not any reason for concern that the bible thumpers will be taking over and teaching your kids atheism. The atheists might, though. Wait! No, they already are!
I have no clue why they are worried. It's like the guys on that one blog were saying (sorry forget the name of it), some of the influential atheists want 100% agreement on the subject of atheism. Now, I dunno about you, but I never agree with anyone on anything, 100%. Heck there are times I don't even agree with myself!
Religion and science are two different subjects of study entirely.
Atheists Assail Bill Recognizing America's Religious History
By Matt Purple
January 31, 2008
(CNSNews.com) - A resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives that recognizes America's "rich spiritual and religious history" is drawing fire from some of America's most prominent atheists.
The resolution, H.Res. 888, resolves to "affirm" the religious traditions that most historians say played a crucial role in America's founding. It calls religious principles and foundations "critical underpinnings" of America's institutions, condemns attempts to remove religion from U.S. history, and designates the first week in May as "American Religious History Week."
The resolution's language has aroused the anger of many atheists who see its provisions as violating the First Amendment of the Constitution and amounting to religious nationalism.
"They're throwing 25 million Americans under the bus who don't believe in the Christian faith," Rick Wingrove, the Capitol Hill representative for American Atheists, told Cybercast News Service. "If you have a piece of legislation that favors Christians, what does that say to non-Christians?"
Atheists Want to Hide Americas Christtian Hertiage
America's Christian heritage is a fact beyond question...at least, for those who aren't very ignorant of our history, or so hostile to our Christian heritage that they will attempt to rewrite history itself.
One only has to take a brief look at the writings of the Founders to see that this is true, and that while they intended there be no state religion, they NEVER intended that morality and religious principles be separated from our civil institutions:
The general principles on which the fathers achieved independence were…the general principles of Christianity. – John Adams
Human law must rest its authority ultimately upon the authority of that law which is divine. – James Wilson, signer of the Constitution, U.S. Supreme Court Judge
The practice of morality being necessary for the well-being of society…We all agree in the obligation of the moral precepts of Jesus and nowhere will they be found delivered in greater purity than in His discourses. – Thomas Jefferson
"It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded not by religionists but by Christians, not on religion but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ." - Patrick Henry
The moral principles and precepts contained in the Scriptures ought to form the basis of all our civil constitutions and laws…All the miseries and evils which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery and war, proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible. – Noah Webser
Originally posted by weedwhacker
reply to post by idle_rocker
Assuming you were addressing me, rocker?
OK, here goes with my opinion: The premise of this thread is flawed, right from the get-go.
I won't bore everyone, but here's an example that comes to mind...the notion of 'atheists' somehow having power to affect history is laughable
when you consider the ability of one christian body, the catholic church's propensity to steer 'facts' and only support those that 'conform' with the official story...Galileo comes to my mind first, but there are many, many other instances of 'denying' the masses, and keeping them ignorant of inconvenient facts.....