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It was right after the last time in the thread that you made the inane statement.
Oh come on now...You are really showing your hatred for religion sharon. I think that Islamic law states that a son born to his father is born to Islam, or something like that....And I think that often times children are brought up in their parents religion, so the influences in BO's life did have an impact. He says he is Christian, however he gives acolades to Rev Wright for his birth into Christianity, if that is the case, then I would have a problem with his claim, because I don't consider BLT to be true Christianity.Do YOU actually believe religion is in the DNA or sperm?
Yes. . . . . .According to the most fully developed version of the story, in 1815 a group of Russian employees of the Russian American Company and their Aleut seal and otter hunters, including Peter, was captured by Spanish soldiers, while hunting illicitly for seals near San Pedro. According to the original account, the soldiers took them to Misión San Pedro y Pablo for interrogation. One Russian source states that after being taken prisoner near modern Los Angeles, the captives were taken to Mission Dolores—that is, modern San Francisco. With threats of torture, the Roman Catholic priests attempted to force the Aleuts to deny their Orthodox faith and to convert to Roman Catholicism.
When the Aleuts refused, the priest had a toe severed from each of Peter's feet. Peter still refused to renounce his faith and the Spanish priest ordered a group of Native Americans, indigenous to California, to cut off each finger of Peter's hands, one joint at a time, finally removing both his hands. They eventually disemboweled him, making him a martyr to the Eastern Orthodox faith. They were about to torture the next Aleut when orders were received to release them. [...] Peter the Aleut was formally glorified as a Saint by the Orthodox Church in America as the "Martyr of San Francisco" in 1980. His feast day is commemorated on September 24.
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