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    Re: Do you think a religeous revolution is coming in this country?

    I know we will not have a religeous revolution because there are WAY to many religeions for people to agree with to make this possible.


    PS: Most of the founding fathers were Deists.

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    Re: Do you think a religeous revolution is coming in this country?

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    ITT: People claim to see into the mind of someone who's been dead over 200 years who's writings and ideology are still topics of hot debate to this day.
    Jefferson's only been dead for 183 years....

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    Re: Do you think a religeous revolution is coming in this country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    If Thomas Jefferson was an atheist he wouldn't have mentioned God in the Declaration of Independence. Though I suppose his views could have changed sometime after that; there were about 25 years between when he wrote the DoI and when he became President.
    He mentioned God in a generic sense, not a Yahweh sense.

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    Re: Do you think a religeous revolution is coming in this country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    He mentioned God in a generic sense, not a Yahweh sense.
    If anything, Jefferson was a deist, he was certainly not a Christian and he spoke very harshly about both Christianity in general and the church. Unfortunately, you get a lot of people who leap to the conclusion that anyone who uses the word "God" must be talking about a specific Christian version thereof. I guess that's what happens when you just capitalize a generic word and claim it as your own.
    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: Do you think a religeous revolution is coming in this country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    If anything, Jefferson was a deist

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post

    In fact, the growing percentage of Americans who claim to be Christians, but who do not believe in a personal God, thus defining themselves as Deists, puts them right in line with the beliefs of one of the major drafters of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence --- Thomas Jefferson.

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    PS: Most of the founding fathers were Deists.
    de⋅ism  /ˈdiɪzəm/ [dee-iz-uhm] Use deism in a Sentence
    –noun

    1. belief in the existence of a God on the evidence of reason and nature only, with rejection of supernatural revelation (distinguished from theism ).
    2. belief in a God who created the world but has since remained indifferent to it.


    Quote Originally Posted by The Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776:
    We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.
    That doesn't sound like something a Deist would have checked off on.????

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    Re: Do you think a religeous revolution is coming in this country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Toothpicvic View Post
    Not until they learn how to spell "religious". I have a feeling they'd be too busy drinking bud light and wanking to Rev. Ted Haggart webcam videos to trouble themselves with a revolution even if they had that level of intelligence.

    BTW, the majority of Americans aren't extremely religious in practice. I do think though that an anti-fundie religious revolution has already started.


    I have a flash for you my left wing friend.....Polls show that about 85% of this country believe in God............
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    Re: Do you think a religeous revolution is coming in this country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    I have a flash for you my left wing friend.....Polls show that about 85% of this country believe in God............
    Not all of that 85% are crazy though.
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    Re: Do you think a religeous revolution is coming in this country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    What I have been coming to realize lately is that gay marriage and abortion are not matters of government vs. no government, but of semantics. Pro-lifers think that the fetus is by definition a person, and therefore abortion fits into murder laws; they sometimes justify this position using religion, but it is not the government involvement they justify using religion, it is the definition of life. Similarly, "gay marriage" is a contradiction in terms to many conservatives, because to them, marriage by definition is between a man and a woman. Again, they often justify this using religion; it is the term they are justifying, not anything to do with the government.

    And the last sentence of the quote is irrelevant, because every single time Jesus talked about helping the poor, he was talking about private charity; we can only speculate on what his views on government-mandated wealth redistribution would be, and it would be useless to even do that since there's nothing to go on.
    That's because he was preaching to people, and not the government. What do you think was more important to Christ: that people got help, or that people helped the poor on an individual level? I'd say that it was more important that the poor got helped than it was done specifically privately.


    Also, the government is nothing but the collective will of the people in a democratic or republican form of government, so it's us individuals collectively helping the poor.
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    Re: Do you think a religeous revolution is coming in this country?

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    ITT: People claim to see into the mind of someone who's been dead over 200 years who's writings and ideology are still topics of hot debate to this day.
    Well, it was easy to figure out that Jefferson was a deist, but he kept it private for several rather obvious reasons. Claiming he was an atheist is silly, and was more of a reflection of political attacks thrown at him over the years by his colleagues.
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    Re: Do you think a religeous revolution is coming in this country?

    "All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit."
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