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jeanr

Member Since: November 03, 2011

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  • March 28, 2014 at 2:29pm

    Has anybody here actually read a history book (or any book that didn’t require an accompanying set of crayons)? It’s so weird (and probably just a coincidence) that the issues brought up here and their historical context are expressed almost exactly like I hear on Beck/Hannity/Rush.

  • March 28, 2014 at 2:09pm

    “I looked the man in the eye. I found him to be very straightforward and trustworthy. We had a very good dialogue. I was able to get a sense of his soul; a man deeply committed to his country and the best interests of his country.” George W. Bush regarding Putin.

    Sounds like some public speculation to me!

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  • March 28, 2014 at 11:24am

    Did any of you actually read the article? Obama was not apologizing for anything. He is just trying to figure out what Putin may be thinking and that Putin’s thought process is misguided if he thinks it is a reaction to American intervention.

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  • March 21, 2014 at 6:26pm

    What are you talking about?

  • March 19, 2014 at 2:29pm

    Why would a Christian want prayers in schools? How do you know children would be taught the kind of Christianity you believe in? Would an evangelical believe in a Catholic teacher at the public school encouraging Catholic beliefs above others?
    Besides, most conservatives believe that teachers are either lazy and incompetent or brainwashing Marxists…Are those the type of people you want educating your children about religion and faith?

  • March 19, 2014 at 1:30pm

    Whitey-You gotta get your paranoi in check, friend. I never said I wanted them to kill each other. What I said was, based on their own statements and history, they probably will. Am I am not bigoted against Christians. It’s just for me and it has no place in secular government. Most of my family are Christian, and I love them all. Faith can be very comforting…religion, however, very destructive.
    As for facts, here are a few:
    “If they are good workmen, they may be from Asia, Africa or Europe; they may be Mahometans, Jews, Christians of any sect, or they may be Atheists” (George Washington);
    “We discover (in the gospels) a groundwork of vulgar ignorance, of things impossible, of superstition, fanaticism and fabrication” (Thomas Jefferson);
    “Lighthouses are more helpful than churches.” (Poor Richard’s Almanac);

    and the one that most directly proves your point wrong, “”The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores the ceaseless strife that has soaked the soil of Europe in blood for centuries.” (James Madison-1803 letter objecting use of government land for churches)

  • March 19, 2014 at 12:39pm

    Wow. Us whites look like uncivilized, violent maniacs compared to the Asians. Maybe they should have us all rounded up and shipped back to Europe. We don’t seem to be assimilating very well into a peaceful culture.

  • March 19, 2014 at 12:31pm

    That’s quite a leap of logic there, Bell.

  • March 19, 2014 at 10:25am

    “In every country and every age, the priest has been hostile to liberty. He is always in alliance with the despot … they have perverted the purest religion ever preached to man into mystery and jargon, unintelligible to all mankind, and therefore the safer engine for their purpose.” Thomas Jefferson letter to Horatio Spafford, March 17, 1814

  • March 19, 2014 at 10:23am

    Bacon-We also had government sanctioned slavery under the American flag for the first 72 years of the Constitution. We prevented women and blacks from having full voting privileges for the next century. Just because government has allowed certain things to happen, it does not mean that it was morally or legally correct. I’m not saying that Christianity, in itself, is wrong like those examples, but government sanctions of it were and still are.

  • March 19, 2014 at 8:52am

    Of course..but only their particular sect. I think the best thing for America would be to become a theocracy for a couple of decades. The Christians would lose their “us vs them” mentality and then start fighting among themselves.
    You see this in action on The Blaze all of the time when a person declares themselves to be a particular type of Christian, they are immediately flamed by all of the Christians who are not part of that group.
    Go, give Christians the power for a while and after they have fought their crusades against each other and wipe themselves out, the rest of us Constitution-loving patriots can go back to practicing secular, rational government like the founders intended.

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  • March 13, 2014 at 10:25am

    Thanks, Snow. I did not realize that these types of systems existed in churches.

  • March 12, 2014 at 6:28pm

    Raj-What about the other way around? Like the argument that Christian organizations should not have to provide full medical coverage for their employees based on religious beliefs? Or the Christian businesses who don’t want to serve gays?
    What if a Christian fire company refused to save a known gay couple based on religious grounds? It wouldn’t be unprecedented. There was a story a few years ago where a fire company let a house burn down because the homeowner was not a member of the fire association.

  • March 12, 2014 at 2:27pm

    Are there churches that accept credit cards? This is a legitimate question. How does it work? Do you donate online or in the church itself?

  • March 12, 2014 at 12:51pm

    Your barber analogy is totally incorrect.

    The information about the Christmas tree while mostly technically true, does not discount the fact that the tree is, indeed, rooted in paganism. But many complex reasons involving the power of Puritan Americans (who did not view Christmas as a day of celebration) have much to do with the time it took for the Christmas tree to catch on. Your example of the Feast of the Nativity simply ignores all history prior to the reported birth of Christ.
    There are other (and certainly not random) examples of Christian holidays based on pagan ones: the term Easter comes from the Babylonian fertility goddess Ishtar, and the main attractions are eggs and rabbits, which are symbols of fertility.
    Halloween is based on the Celtic festival of Samhain, which was the equivalent of New Year’s Eve (since the crops were now gone and the long winter was ready to begin). There are many similarities between the traditions of that festival and of All Soul’s Day.
    Stories of a resurrection also go back to Egyptian myth.

  • March 12, 2014 at 12:34pm

    I’m gonna guess that nobody here has seen “Constantine’s Sword” or has researched the infiltration of the USAF academy by evangelical Christians…Who were led, by the way, by Ted Haggard, a noted (gasp) homosexual.

  • March 12, 2014 at 10:52am

    Um…you do know that most Christian holidays actually are based on ancient pagan celebrations, right? For example, it was easier for Christian leaders to usurp ancient Winter solstice celebrations and then just tell the people they were really celebrating Jesus’ birthday now. It was actually a very clever marketing campaign that worked very well.

  • March 12, 2014 at 10:49am

    And for the record, I would love nothing more than the U.S. to become a Christian theocracy for a period of time. Just look at yesterday’s Blaze article about the pastor who converted to Catholicism. The different Christian groups no longer would have the common enemy of secularism to battle collectively and they would eventually tear each other apart (perhaps literally).
    This would leave the peaceful, law-abiding and logical citizens alone to finally constitutionally govern the country.

  • March 12, 2014 at 10:42am

    evangelical atheists? So now we just make up terms to feel smart?

    Christianity is the most common religion in the U.S., so that is why there are the most entanglements between that religion and government. I am fairly sure no atheist would state that Islam is superior to Christianity. Muslims are less than 1% of the American population, so they get far less opportunity to meddle in government than Christians do.

    Sorry to burst your bubble on the phantom war on Christianity and your ridiculous fear of the other.

  • March 12, 2014 at 10:11am

    I bet the Christians here would defend religious freedom just as lustily if the fire company was predominantly Muslim and they put a crescent moon on the truck.

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