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    Re: Do you think this country was founded upon Christianity?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    I'm fairly sure his pocket and legs have already disintegrated. :P
    Okay, so maybe it will take me multiple lifetimes. I am a very patient man.

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    Re: Do you think this country was founded upon Christianity?

    Just include time travel in your religion, you might get extra worshippers!
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    Re: Do you think this country was founded upon Christianity?

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    My life-long goal now is to establish a religion that both picks Thomas Jefferson's pocket and breaks his leg.

    Sounds like a job for Loki.

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    Re: Do you think this country was founded upon Christianity?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    Murder
    Robbery
    Identity theft (stealing)
    Not paying your taxes (give unto Ceasar...)
    One would note that there are 10 commandments which are central to Christian doctrine. Of the 10 commandments, 3 have made it to law. Murder, theft, and bearing false witness. The last one is illegal only in a court of law under oath. And those three also happen to line up with the rights and liberties of individuals. So of the 10 commandments, 3 are law giving you 30%, a failing grade in any class.
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    Re: Do you think this country was founded upon Christianity?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    These acts were illegal in societies long before Jesus Christ ostensibly walked the earth. Code of Hammurabi @ Gavel2Gavel.com ||| Summary and Full Text
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    I'm guessing you weren't a history major.
    I haven't seen pwn4g3 like this in a long time but then again I haven't seen any supporting evidence for our country being founded on 'Christian Principles' or 'Values'. None whatsoever. Show me a single reference to Representative Republics in Christian texts? What about anything remotely resembling the idea of Congress? Which 'Christian values' were used when creating this country? This idea Christians have that somehow 'Christian values' created or helped create this country are fooling themselves or worse being dishonest. Is slavery a Christian value? What about the subjugation of women? Which Christian values are they talking about that helped shape, create or mold this country'?
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    Re: Do you think this country was founded upon Christianity?

    The puritans had a good method. If someone was accused of being a witch they would throw her in the water. If she drowned she was not a witch but if she floated she was burned at the stake. Give me that old time religion.

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    Re: Do you think this country was founded upon Christianity?

    Quote Originally Posted by BCR View Post
    I hear all the time that "this is a Christian Nation". Do you think this is so.

    I am going to go ahead and say anyone who truly thinks this country was meant to be a Christian nation is a complete moron.
    No, but you calling anybody who disagrees "a complete moron" shows a certain lack of the civility to which this board aspires.
    Last edited by BDBoop; 06-28-10 at 07:06 PM. Reason: that sentence made NO sense

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    Re: Do you think this country was founded upon Christianity?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    One would note that there are 10 commandments which are central to Christian doctrine. Of the 10 commandments, 3 have made it to law. Murder, theft, and bearing false witness. The last one is illegal only in a court of law under oath. And those three also happen to line up with the rights and liberties of individuals. So of the 10 commandments, 3 are law giving you 30%, a failing grade in any class.
    You forgot adultry.

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    Re: Do you think this country was founded upon Christianity?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Yes. However they're things considered wrong by other holy books, other government structures, and other philisophical belief structures as well so claiming them as "proof" of an explicitely Christian foundation is erronious becasue for it to be such proof those things would need to be SINGULAR to Christianity.
    How many of the founding fathers were Jewish or Muslim?

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    Re: Do you think this country was founded upon Christianity?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    I love this Jefferson quote.

    I'm confused, though. Do you think Jefferson was agnostic?
    In this quote he professes a belief in God, so no, he is not agnostic.

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