Saturday, August 21, 2010

Yes Weekly's Brian Clarey on: Was the United States of America founded as a Christian nation?

"A Christian nation [?]

Short answer: No, the US was not founded as a Christian nation"

Is Government better off
if our elected representatives can gain advantage
by maneuvering specific clergy to be picked to offer prayers
at publicly funded events?

How have monarchies legitimized leaving kingdoms to kids?

"founding father George Washington was not a churchgoer;"

Should most of the electorate prefer
elected leaders to be "blessed" by, and act in the name of God,
or base decisions on rationality?

Why did many religious and political institutions teach congregants
that God supported segregation
and nationalistic state supremacy bestowed by deities
and totalitarian authority for the ruling classes
and military endeavors
and the status quo?
"James Madison was an atheist;"

Why are weak governments and/or political movements
more likely to embrace religion or nationalism
in times of social and economic instability?

"and Thomas Jefferson created an edition of the bible
removing all references to God and Jesus."

Should Greensboro’s debt, taxation and library porn filtration
be based on what the government says it needs to keep the peace etc...,
or based on what some believe God may have told some on City Council,
rendering those who object subject to the Omnipotent backed wrath
of the believers?

Is America an agent of God?

"John Adams wrote in the 1796 Treaty of Tripoli:
“The Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense,
founded on the Christian Religion.”"

Do members of the KKK consider their organization a Christian one?

"And while it’s true that about 75 percent of US adults identify themselves as Christian,
it’s equally true that the separation of church and state is a major tenet of our nation."

Was the Nazi party
considered Christian by its membership?

Brian Clarey
Yes Weekly

No man shall be compelled to frequent or support
religious worship, place, or ministry...,
nor shall otherwise suffer on account of his religious opinions or belief,
but that all men shall be free to profess, and by argument to maintain,
their opinion on matters of religion.

Thomas Jefferson
Virginia Bill on Religious Freedom

The free exercise and enjoyment of religious profession and worship,
without discrimination or preference,
shall forever hereafter be allowed, within this State.

New York State Constitution of 1777

Why did many Christians who burned others on stakes
believe Christ approved?

My feelings as a Christian points me to my Lord and Savior as a fighter.

...As a Christian I have no duty to allow myself to be cheated
but I have the duty to be a fighter for truth and justice...

For as a Christian I have also a duty to my own people.

Adolf Hitler
April 12, 1922

If you were God
would Earth be more important than humanity?

What if it was between fish and humanity?

How about vegetation?

The National Government will regard it as its first and foremost duty,
to revive in the nation the spirit of unity and cooperation.

It will preserve and defend those basic principles
on which our nation has been built.

It regards Christianity as the foundation of our national morality,
and the family as the basis of national life.

Adolf Hitler
February 1, 1933


Brian Clarey said...

George, I love how you take the ball and run with it. But dude... spell my name right.
Seriously, though, got a lot of mail on this one. Will try to fit everything in next week's paper.

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