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

    Let's get something straight here people. This country was NEVER founded on any idea of "freedom of religion". Only in such places as pennsylvania and Rhode Island were competing minor religions tolerated. The establishment clause was created ONLY on a federal level so as to protect any ONE christian sect from dominating the others at the federal level. States were free to discriminate, have state religions, and have religious tests for state offices (some still have these tests on books today) and MANY did. It wasn't until the addition of the 14th amendment (nearly 100 years later) that the states were held to the same standards as the federal government.
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    Re: Do you think this country was founded upon Christianity?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Your stawman is invalid. The Year of our Lord was a common Christian dating term. It does not equate with using the month "September" in the calender. This is what your debunk said It's merely opinion and offers no refutation. The "Year of our Lord" directly reflects Jesus Christ.
    It does not reflect anything more than the common practice of dating at the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    No, it's merely a naming convention. It may have at one time been based on what was believed to be the birth of Jesus; but that doesn't mean that whenever anyone uses it they are acknowledging Jesus. Else atheists couldn't use it at all. But we do, because it has become nothing more than a naming convention. July is named after Julius, August from Augustus, January for Janus, etc. Of course, historically that's what these things referenced. But when you use January, you aren't making claim to Janus. It's merely a naming convention; that's it. Nothing less, nothing more. You're trying to make a mountain out of a molehill in order to prove a point that doesn't exist.
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    I wonder if Digsbe has ever considered that whenever he uses the term Monday, he's deifying the Moon. When he says Tuesday, he's proclaiming the deity of Tiwaz, a germanic god of war. When he says Wednesday, he's bowing before Odin. Thursday, of course, pays homage to Thor.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Don't even get me started on the days of the week...REALLY pagan, those things. ^.^


    I wonder if Digsbe has ever considered that whenever he uses the term Monday, he's deifying the Moon. When he says Tuesday, he's proclaiming the deity of Tiwaz, a germanic god of war. When he says Wednesday, he's bowing before Odin. Thursday, of course, pays homage to Thor.

    Do I need to go on?

    Did you know Sunday is in the Constitution. That must make us all pagans huh?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Did you know Sunday is in the Constitution. That must make us all pagans huh?
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    Re: Do you think this country was founded upon Christianity?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    It does not reflect anything more than the common practice of dating at the time.
    And that common practice was common among the Christians who dated thing in the Year of their Lord: Jesus.
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    Re: Do you think this country was founded upon Christianity?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    And that common practice was common among the Christians who dated thing in the Year of their Lord: Jesus.
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    Re: Do you think this country was founded upon Christianity?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    And that common practice was common among the Christians who dated thing in the Year of their Lord: Jesus.
    That doesn't mean anything about using it in current context. Things change all sorts of meaning over time. And even though AD may have originally refered to Jesus, it's a time marker now; something we still use because of coincidence of history. Nothing more, and nothing less. You have nothing to prove your assertion about this AD thing. And it's quite honestly a very dumb claim.
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    Re: Do you think this country was founded upon Christianity?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    And that common practice was common among the Christians who dated thing in the Year of their Lord: Jesus.
    This is so ridiculously wrong it's almost obscene. Pick up a ****ing history book will you? A.D. is NOT a Christian practice. It is a ROMAN practice. A-D stands for ANNO-DOMINE. ANNO stands for Year and DOMINE in Latin means 'Leader'(or 'of our Leader). The leader in this case being Julius Caesar. NOT God, Jesus or whomever your flavor of religious faith is this week that is DEI. This explains why we have the JULIAN Calendar later replaced by the GREGORIAN(established by Pope Gregory XIII) and not the 'JESUS' Calendar. Please stop. I don't want to destroy your Christian ignorance with Google.
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    Re: Do you think this country was founded upon Christianity?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    This is so ridiculously wrong it's almost obscene. Pick up a ****ing history book will you? A.D. is NOT a Christian practice. It is a ROMAN practice. A-D stands for ANNO-DOMINE. ANNO stands for Year and DOMINE in Latin means 'Leader'(or 'of our Leader). The leader in this case being Julius Caesar. NOT God, Jesus or whomever your flavor of religious faith is this week that is DEI. This explains why we have the JULIAN Calendar later replaced by the GREGORIAN(established by Pope Gregory XIII) and not the 'JESUS' Calendar. Please stop. I don't want to destroy your Christian ignorance with Google.
    Incorrect.
    Anno Domini (abbreviated as AD or A.D., sometimes found in the irregular form Anno Domine) and Before Christ (abbreviated as BC or B.C.) are designations used to label years in the Julian and Gregorian calendars. The calendar era to which they refer is based on the traditionally reckoned year of the conception or birth of Jesus, with AD denoting years after the start of this epoch, and BC denoting years before the start of this epoch. There is no year zero in this scheme, so the year AD 1 immediately follows the year 1 BC. This dating system was devised in AD 525, but was not widely used until after AD 800
    The term Anno Domini is Medieval Latin, translated as In the year of (the/Our) Lord.[2][3]:782 It is sometimes specified more fully as Anno Domini Nostri Iesu (Jesu) Christi ("In the Year of Our Lord Jesus Christ").
    Anno Domini - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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