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    Re: Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Satanism is mostly the home of the misled and thankfully harmless. Its a false religion like Wicca but it's the land of fools rather than the dangerous.
    Fools are very dangerous. There's not a lot can be said in defense of ignorance.

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    Re: Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Cry cry cry, whine whine whine. Oh no! Christianity isn't the only religion to be recognized in America! Oh woe are we!
    Why can't leftists read? Do you genuinely not understand the difference between religion and culture??

    This ignorance among the left is just too widespread to bode well for the future of the country, especially if their numbers continue to grow.

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    Re: Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    'Independents' rely on evidence.It's the old "Why can't Johnny read?" problem. You missed the meaning completely.
    The fact that you can't tell us what Christmas has to do with democracies is pretty telling.
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    Re: Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    So's Christianity, but we have to put up with that too.
    Religion And Giving: More Religious States Give More To Charity

    proves to be a false statement in general.
    but statements made in ignorance usually are.

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    Re: Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    'Independents' rely on evidence.
    And yet some of them have imaginary friends.

    Excuse me while I
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

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    Re: Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Fools are very dangerous. There's not a lot can be said in defense of ignorance.
    Coming from someone who believes in a god.
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

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    Re: Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    In practice, but contrary to the first amendment, the USA had many elements of a theocracy until the 1960s. Until then, there were fewer people outside the mainstream religions, so they generally lacked the power to oppose practices such as mandatory school prayers, bans on atheists holding public office and widespread discrimination against Jews. By the 1960s there was a greater understanding of the dangers of theocracy in response to the horrors of Nazism and communist suppression of religion and more people who were not mainstream Christians. That provided critical mass for an end to many of those theocratic practices and the courts finally recognized the problem and addressed it.

    And there are plenty of people out there who would like to make our govt. into a theocracy. Anyone can search on "Dominion Theory" or "Dominionists" to find info on that
    Dominion Theology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Dominion Theology or Dominionism is the idea that Christians should work toward either a nation governed by Christians or one governed by a conservative Christian understanding of biblical law. At least under this name, it exists primarily among non-mainstream Protestants in the United States. It is a form of theocracy and is related to theonomy, though it does not necessarily advocate Mosaic law as the basis of government. Prominent adherents of Dominion Theology are otherwise theologically diverse, including the Calvinist Christian Reconstructionism and the charismatic/Pentecostal Kingdom Now theology and New Apostolic Reformation.
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    Dominionism: The theocratic idea that regardless of theological view or eschatological timetable, heterosexual Christian men are called by God to exercise dominion over secular society by taking control of political and cultural institutions. Competes in Christianity with the idea of Stewardship, which suggests custodial care rather than absolute power. Used here in the broader sense, some analysts use the word only to refer to forms and offshoots of Reconstructionism.

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    Re: Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Satanism is mostly the home of the misled and thankfully harmless. Its a false religion like Wicca but it's the land of fools rather than the dangerous.
    By what measure is the truth or falsity their religion different to Christianity? Satanism even shares the same characters, they just root for the underdog.
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    Re: Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Fools are very dangerous. There's not a lot can be said in defense of ignorance.
    Fortunately over the past 40 years you have been proven wrong about their dangerousness.
    Michael J Petrilli-"Is School Choice Enough?"-A response to the recent timidity of American conservatives toward education reform. https://nationalaffairs.com/publicat...-choice-enough

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    Re: Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by paddymcdougall View Post
    And there are plenty of people out there who would like to make our govt. into a theocracy. Anyone can search on "Dominion Theory" or "Dominionists" to find info on that
    Dominion Theology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    There are plenty of people on this very forum who are openly Dominionist.
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

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