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Texas doesn't want you to know about Thomas Jefferson

Old 06-21-13, 04:37 PM
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My point stands. They set up a government that didn't sponsor any one religion over another. So who cares if they were Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, deist, atheist, Jewish, or Satanist?
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Old 06-21-13, 06:40 PM
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Re: Texas doesn't want you to know about Thomas Jefferson

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My point stands. They set up a government that didn't sponsor any one religion over another. So who cares if they were Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, deist, atheist, Jewish, or Satanist?
A lot of them were Masons, which more or less makes them Satanists.

At least according to the fundie Christians I know.
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Old 06-21-13, 10:04 PM
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The Founding Fathers were Christian, and set up a government that didn't sponsor any one religion over another. So who cares that they were Christian?
This.

I get into heated debates with fellow Christians when they say "We were founded as a Christian Nation". I tell them that our Founding Fathers may have been Christians but they did not want a Theocracy.

Their eyebrows raise when I inform them that Alcohol, Gambling and Prostitution were all legal and pretty much unregulated at our founding and it wasn't till much later that they were regulated.
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Old 06-21-13, 11:03 PM
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Re: Texas doesn't want you to know about Thomas Jefferson

And it doesn't cross anyone's mind that the reason they didn't want a repressive theocracy that denied individual freedoms is BECAUSE they were Christian?
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Old 06-21-13, 11:27 PM
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I knew what your post was going to say before I even read it. And I won't bother to discuss it, because you'll ignore every point against Christianity, all the whole continuing to claim that the only way people can ever be decent is to embrace Christian values. You have nothing new to show me, Ky-Fi.

And besides, even if you were correct, we can embrace the result of their decisions without necessarily embracing the cause.

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Old 06-21-13, 11:43 PM
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Re: Texas doesn't want you to know about Thomas Jefferson

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I knew what your post was going to say before I even read it. And I won't bother to discuss it, because you'll ignore every point against Christianity, all the whole continuing to claim that the only way people can ever be decent is to embrace Christian values. You have nothing new to show me, Ky-Fi.
Ky-Fi definitely has a dog in this fight, then again don't we all?
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Old 06-22-13, 12:09 AM
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...because you'll ignore every point against Christianity, all the whole continuing to claim that the only way people can ever be decent is to embrace Christian values.
Well, I do understand that it's apparently much easier for you to dispute statements that you imagine I've said, as opposed to actually quoting me and disputing that.
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Old 06-22-13, 12:11 AM
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I was paraphrasing. I've read many of your posts, and have found them to be less than convincing, but exceedingly repetitive.
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