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Originally posted by Control
who are nothing more than overdeveloped underbrained theocratic fascists.
Originally posted by Expat888
With the bloody history of christianity - both past and present.. I find that more frightening than any islamic state.. There are very valid reasons why separation of church and state were written into the constitution when the u.s was founded.. The founding fathers were fully aware of the dangers of a theocracy.. Tbh the christians and the way they shove their religion on others was one of the reasons I left the u.s back in 80..
Separation of church and state
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The concept of separation of church and state refers to the distance in the relationship between organized religion and the nation state. The term is an offshoot of the phrase, "wall of separation between church and state," as written in Thomas Jefferson's letter to the Danbury Baptists Association in 1802. The original text reads: "...I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should 'make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,' thus building a wall of separation between Church & State." The phrase was quoted by the United States Supreme Court first in 1878, and then in a series of cases starting in 1947. The phrase itself does not appear in the U.S. Constitution. The First Amendment to the Constitution states that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof."
The concept of separation has since been adopted in a number of countries, to varying degrees depending on the applicable legal structures and prevalent views toward the proper role of religion in society. A similar principle of laïcité has been applied in France and Turkey, while some socially secularized countries such as Norway have maintained constitutional recognition of an official state religion. The concept parallels various other international social and political ideas, including secularism, disestablishment, religious liberty, and religious pluralism. Whitman (2009) observes that in many European countries, the state has, over the centuries, taken over the social roles of the church, leading to a generally secularized public sphere.
Originally posted by burdman30ott6
reply to post by SyphonX
Some Christians do fall into the broad sweeping brush strokes you attempted to paint the entirety of Christ's believers with, but it is by no means all of us. Generalizations such as the ones seen in this thread against Christians are every bit as ridiculous and unintelligent as statements like "All Muslims are terrorists" or "All atheists are evil, morally void people." Funny thing about intollerance, usually the folks who complain the most about it are pretty damn intollerant themselves.