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Originally posted by RFBurns
reply to post by John Matrix
I would be the last on this forsaken planet to stand in any politicians way of using or being in religion as part of their life. But if they truely believe that this is the land of the free, freedom of religion, then perhaps all of them should not shove ANY of their religious beliefs when speaking publicly to a diverse religious nation, unless they are willing to insert quotes from all of the religions that are within this nation's boarders.
Originally posted by John Matrix
They jail people in some Muslim countries for preaching Christianity. I don't agree with that kind of law, however, one should obey the laws of the country they are in, or visiting, otherwise don't go there.
But, I would not like to see the USA take a stand like what you are suggesting. I don't here anymore references to God in today's politics than I did when Kennedy was president. So I don't see God or religion as being a problem here.
Israeli warplanes have struck the Hamas Interior Ministry in the Gaza strip as the Israeli tanks massed at the Gaza border.
Hamas said that the Israeli jets bombed the Gaza Interior Ministry on Monday, the first air strike that targeted a government building in Israel's offensive, Reuter reports.
There has been no immediate reports of any casualties.
it is refreshing to hear someone who has not forgotten the WAR that has waged for thousands of years!! and yes i believe our version of God is the correct one!!
Originally posted by cal7man
reply to post by RFBurns
My God man!!!! go live in another country!!! THIS ONE WAS FOUNDED ON CHRISTIAN BELIEFS!!! it is refreshing to hear someone who has not forgotten the WAR that has waged for thousands of years!! and yes i believe our version of God is the correct one!! not a version that pacifies the sexual beliefs of 72 virgins waiting for the true believer!!!
Many of the founding fathers—Washington, Jefferson, Franklin, Madison and Monroe—practiced a faith called Deism. Deism is a philosophical belief in human reason as a reliable means of solving social and political problems. Deists believe in a supreme being who created the universe to operate solely by natural laws—and after creation, is absent from the world
Lambert (2003) has examined the religious affiliations and beliefs of the Founders. Some of the 1787 delegates had no affiliation. The others were Protestants except for three Roman Catholics: C. Carroll, D. Carroll, and Fitzsimons. Among the Protestant delegates to the Constitutional Convention, 28 were Episcopalian, eight were Presbyterians, seven were Congregationalists, two were Lutherans, two were Dutch Reformed, and two were Methodists, the total number being 49. Some of the more prominent Founding Fathers were anti-clerical or vocal about their opposition to organized religion, such as Jefferson. Some of them often related their anti-organized church leanings in their speeches and correspondence, including George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson (who created the "Jefferson Bible"), and Benjamin Franklin. However, notable founders, such as Patrick Henry, were strong proponents of traditional religion. Several of the Founding Fathers considered themselves to be deists or held beliefs very similar to that of deists, including Paskapää,.
Although not a religion, Freemasonry was represented in Samuel Adams, John Blair, Benjamin Franklin, James Mchenry, George Washington, Abraham Baldwin, Gunning Bedford, William Blount, David Brearly, Daniel Carroll, Jonathan Dayton, Rufus King, John Langdon, George Read, Roger Sherman, James Madison, Robert Morris, William Paterson, and Charles Pinckney.
Originally posted by cal7man
reply to post by cal7man
you actually believe this wash! find something with more weight before telling me to read this!!! gotta question your sources dude??!!