What is down played is that for the most part, for most of America's history it has embraced religion and for most of it, religion moderated a lot of our baser tendencies and was the source for all social charity prior to FDR. If you didn't have a place to sleep or something to eat,... YOU went to the church. When people ran into hard times and needed a little help, they usually got it from their church and fellow parishioners.
19th and 20th Century missionaries were responsible for a fair amount of crap, but they were also the ones responsible for bringing medicine, schools, scientific agriculture, water projects etc. to most of the 3rd world. That frequently gets overlooked in the balance sheet.
And what we do have looks something like this:
Shards of disintegrating paper, not whole documents.
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Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
Oh and FYI sport, a legal system based on theocratic dogma and liberal are two mutually exclusive concepts.
Sharia for feminist purpuses. Give me a freaking break. Do you expect people to take you seriously after assertions like that?that sharia has been used for feminist purposes.
Ya they support theocracy because it puts limits on government power. Seriously??? I mean can you possibly be serious when you assert that jurisprudence which is asserted to be the direct word of god can be more limited than jurisprudence that is recognized as made by fallible men? Wow you people are just to much.You do realize a grand portion of the muslim world supports sharia for its LIMITS ON GOVERNMENT POWER and other useful aspects.
Half-baked mosque - NYPOST.com
Not so fast.
The developers of the controversial mosque proposed near Ground Zero own only half the site where they want to construct the $100 million building, The Post has learned.
One of the two buildings on Park Place is owned by Con Edison, even though Soho Properties told officials and the public that it owns the entire parcel. And any potential sale by Con Ed faces a review by the state Public Service Commission.
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lets just get rid of all religion, this stuff really slows and dumbs humanity down.
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