Re: Forgive me (God does)

Posted by
DA Morgan on Mar 15, 2004 at 01:07

Re: Forgive me (God does) (Kathy)

You wrote:
"Also keep in mind this forum has established most (free) societies' governing laws and social ethics of date, were inspired by faith-based documents, as were most ethics literature (but certainly not all)."

Name one. And be sure you don't name the United States of America. I have a boatload of quotes from the founding fathers to counter such revisionist nonsense.

Just to let you know what awaits:

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).

Like I said ... name one.

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