Re: [DMCForum] unmoderated user --- IN GOD WE TRUST
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Re: [DMCForum] unmoderated user --- IN GOD WE TRUST



Shannon,

     Its not any personal gripe with you that inspires replying to such a thread.  I think thats important to mention, because the fact is, your not the first person I met who shares your ideology. 

    I'm sure we can all sit be and pick apart the constitution and the bible in our own way and construe it to fit our needs for any argument we choose to involve ourselves with.  It seems these days the results of "interpretations of religious texts" seem to be flooding the headlines.

    Without opening up sore subjects with individuals on the crusades, inquisition, Salem trials and the other wonderfully efective methods of conversion and used by certain religions through the ages to keep their ranks strong along the hypocrisy that it entails , we can see why certain folks would be tired of assholes showing up at their door Saturday morning to talk about god.  Same goal , different tactic.

     So when I comes down to thanking Jesus and his people, or maybe some one like you Shannon, for tolerating us non believer sinner types for letting us live in this wonderful country you've established.  What kind or response were you looking for?  Incidentally, wasn'tJesus Jewish??  Cant I be pulled in this "My country" deal under some sort of grandfather clause?

     Oh incidentally, Shannon, have you ever served in the Armed forces that protect your country and its interests?  I'm curious, well Ive done about 8 years in the service, 2 uncles in Korea and a Grandfather in WWII.  Neither of us Christian, so who's country were we protecting, ours or yours.

     Heres the kicker Shannon.  What are you going to do when you and your kinfolk become less tolerant and decide your "guests" have outstayed their welcome?  I guess you haven't thought all of this through?  This is where we go back to the compound in Kansas.

Jordan


       

  

Marc Levy <malevy_nj@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
See below.

--- Shannon Yocom <ssdelorean@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Since I've been generalized, words put in my mouth &
> possibly confused with
> someone who's tried to stuff Christianity down a
> throat, I'll just post this,
> shut up ('do you a favor') & say goodbye. I'm sure
> you will disagree & the
> Jordan's will just throw out personal attacks. And
> it appears to me that you
> (Jordan) are everything you accuse me of being.

If I came across that way, I am sorry..  Most
"official" teachings of the church encourage
proselytizing.  (Check out the Vatican web site!) With
that, I tend to get somewhat defensive when topics
like this come up.


<SNIP>
>
> I don't take "In God We Trust" as literal or
> personal as you do. America was
> founded for freedom OF religion not FROM religion.

I think the point here is the government getting in to
the business of religion.  While I sometimes object to
having holidays I don't celebrate being crammed down
my throat (just try and avoid Christmas music in
December!!), I never claimed this was in violation of
the first amendment.

However, when the government endorses God (I believe)
the first amendment is being violated.

> When I see "God" on our money
> I don't see it as telling me what to believe. And I
> was ignorant of when it was
> put on our currency, thanks.

It is an endorsement.

> "Nooooo one expects the Spanish inquisition!"
> If Gibson were to do that I bet it be more
> historically correct than if done by
> Oliver Stone.  ;-)

I like the Mel Brooks version in "history of the
world"..  Monty python was not bad either. :)


> 2.  Spanish Inquisition - Religion is the attempt of
> man to reach god.
<SNIP>

Not sure what you mean by this.. 

> 3.  Religion forcing in America - When the majority
> of American Citizens claim to
> be Christian, why wouldn't the basic morals and
> beliefs of Christianity be
> represented in our government and schools? 

The issue is when religion uses government to force
the religious morals on everyone.  Just because there
are a majority of Americans that live by those morals,
does not mean that the law should enforce those
morals.

Should there be a law that all Americans must go to
church on Sunday just because most already do? 

> Some what on that note, the current
> legal and political environment allows the minority
> to rule the majority, forcing
> the majority to not only tolerate but embrace the
> minority belief, while having
> to shield the minority from their own.  Christians
> "forcing" their beliefs today
> is a ridiculous notion.  It is also interesting to
> note that currently the only
> religious group it is acceptable to publicly not
> tolerate are those intolerant
> Christians...

Your right!  More people listen to Howard Stern than
vote in the presidential election!!  Yet, a small
group of religious nuts who are offended by stern have
made it their focus to get him off the air... and they
are succeeding!  I agree, this is unfair.

Not sure what you mean by not tolerate intolerant
Christians.. 

<SNIP>
> America was founded as a Christian nation, and those
> underlying morals are
> reflected in the establishment of the constitution,
> amendments, laws, etc.

Do you have some proof of this?  How do you conclude
that America was founded as a Christian nation?

<SNIP>
> Grady was right, this Forum is like the Roman
> Coliseums.

Yea, fun.. isn't it?  :)

> Well, off to my personal Nirvana, er um, Kansas.
> Goodbye DMCForum, its been
> fun...
<SNIP>


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