Yes, it was.
No, it wasn't.
Originally Posted by Jerry
They certainly didn't believe that all men were created equally. They did say that. Actions speak louder than words though.
Thanks for the specific principle though. I do appreciate that.
Originally Posted by Jerry
Our forefathers were religious. (I'm guessing they were religious Christians..)
No doubt they placed at lease a little of their beliefs in their works.
BUT was it only founded on Christian principles? No.
In fact, Thomas Jefferson, who put much of his ideas into our works, was as anti-religious as they get in those days.
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Oh touché! My agenda is really pretty simple though. There are some posters here at DP who routinely pop into threads and rather than engage in a discussion or the topic of the thread, do all sorts of other things. They “ask” questions and make jokes but very little else. Sometimes when you look through a thread, you notice that aside from one liners and “questions” these same posters never manage to actually do anything aside from that. Ask “questions” and joke, thread after thread.
There is a word for that and it is called lazy. I also find troll is commonly attached to this behavior as well. Nes pa? So if one wants to see a perfect example of lazy they need only look through this thread. Notice how even at this late point in the thread some here still can’t manage to do more than imitate a Romper Room doo-bee. Why is the sky blue? Why is the grass green? What is chlorophyll? Jesus……………..all puns intended.
By the way IT, what ever else you do don’t dare address the OP or bravely explain your answer to the question. This sitting on the sidelines aint all that impressive, but it is transparently easy. You got a frakin opinion on the topic here at a opinion debate website? Then why not put on a cup and come on out on the playing field?
Anyone else need me to clarify not so secret agenda here?
Moderator's Warning: What you need to do is cease this behavior in this and in your other post. You know it doesn't fly. Everyone get to and stay on topic.
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