Re: Fodder for the WOMBAT

Posted by
DA Morgan on Mar 01, 2004 at 22:21

Re: Fodder for the WOMBAT (Kathy)

Didn't your mother tell you that when you have no idea what you are talking about you should just shut up?

Your knowledge of the principles of Americas founding fathers is staggeringly shallow. So lets try a bit of education.

John Adams labeled the Christian religion as the "most bloody religion that ever existed."(1) The Senate, during Adams presidency, ratified the Treaty of Tripoli that proclaimed, "the Government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion."(2)

James Madison proclaimed Christianity to cause "pride and indolence in the clergy, ignorance and servility in the laity; in both, superstition, bigotry and persecution."(3)

Ethan Allen stopped his own wedding until the presiding judge affirmed that "God" referred to the God of Nature and not to the God of the Bible.(4)

(1) John Adams, letter to F.A. Vander Kamp, Dec. 27, 1816.
(2) Treaty of Tripoli, 1797, Article 11.
(3) James Madison, "A Memorial and Remonstrance", 1785.
(4) Sense of History compiled by American Heritage Press Inc., p. 103 (1985,
American Heritage Press Inc., New York NY).

"The world holds two classes of men - intelligent men without religion, and religious men without intelligence."
-Abu'l-Ala-Al-Ma'arri (973-1057)
The more things change the more they are the same.

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