Originally posted by jimmiec
Originally posted by boymonkey74
reply to post by watcher3339
We have the right to question your beliefs when you keep trying to bring those beliefs into Government and everyday life.
Stop trying to preach to us and convert us and maybe we will not bother you all.
I appreciate your comments on this thread. You make my point brilliantly. Your total intolerance of anyone elses [sic] views but your own make [sic]
my case extremely easy to see.
Keep up the good work!!
Happy Easter ( belated) And may God bless you.
You got that backwards, Ace, your posts are making our points. You're the one stomping your feet and huffing -- metaphorically speaking -- because
others have the gall (in your eyes) not to bow down to your "God" and religious belief system, and to acknowledge your (apparently) holy days. A
poster says we have a right to challenge your beliefs if you try to force them on us, and in response you say this person is making your point for
you. How so?
No one is stopping you from believing in what you want to believe. No one is keeping you from saying what you want to say. All we our doing is
saying, don't tell us what to believe or do. And if you keep doing so, people will call you on it.
Your claim, i.e. the point of your thread, is that Google's action of acknowledging Cesar Chavez Day instead of "celebrating" Easter with a painted
egg or a bloody Jesus on a cross or whatever is more evidence of an agenda by some malevolent element in this country to take "God" -- by which I
imagine you mean Christianity, even though there are a number of other religions with their own "God" or gods -- out of our culture. How do does
people not buying your claims and in addition refuting the idea that secular organizations should celebrate your personal religious holidays in any
way make your point?
You've yet to provide any compelling evidence that the US was ever a Christian nation or based on Christian principles, and I have cited evidence to
the contrary, in particular the fact that the US doesn't follow the First Commandment, along with the fact that the democratic/republican basis of our
political system has no Biblical foundation whatsoever but has to do with pre-Christian democratic Greece and republican Rome, as well as ideas of
freedom that gained favor during and after The Enlightenment. The only thing in the US constitution that jives with Christianity is the 3/5th clause
regarding slavery, and the Bible does have things to say about slavery, such as:
"However, you may purchase male or female slaves from among the foreigners who live among you. You may also purchase the children of such resident
foreigners, including those who have been born in your land. You may treat them as your property, passing them on to your children as a permanent
inheritance. You may treat your slaves like this, but the people of Israel, your relatives, must never be treated this way." -- Leviticus
"When a man strikes his male or female slave with a rod so hard that the slave dies under his hand, he shall be punished. If, however, the slave
survives for a day or two, he is not to be punished, since the slave is his own property." --Exodus 21:20-21
"Slaves, obey your earthly masters with deep respect and fear. Serve them sincerely as you would serve Christ." -- Ephesians 6:5
So yes, the US used to follow one Biblical tenet -- and a terribly disgusting one at that -- but we fought the Civil War, which ended in the the
abolishment of this abhorrent institution.
And may the Flying Spaghetti God immaculately conceive with you when you least expect it (this is a blessing in the Church of the FSG, so please take
no offense by it)
edit on 5-4-2013 by MrInquisitive because: Had more pertinent Bible quotes to add.