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4 years ago  ::  Sep 08, 2010 - 3:11PM #171
Xristocharis
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Aug 29, 2010 -- 3:45PM, TPaine wrote:


Aug 28, 2010 -- 2:36PM, Lythande wrote:


I fear that we're heading towards being dominated by the Talibeck.



I have to agree with that. Fortunately, I managed to miss his "I Have A Scheme" speech yesterday.




But he loves America just. so. very. much.


-Jon

"When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." - Dom Hélder Câmara
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4 years ago  ::  Sep 08, 2010 - 4:10PM #172
TPaine
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Sep 8, 2010 -- 3:11PM, Xristocharis wrote:


Aug 29, 2010 -- 3:45PM, TPaine wrote:


Aug 28, 2010 -- 2:36PM, Lythande wrote:


I fear that we're heading towards being dominated by the Talibeck.



I have to agree with that. Fortunately, I managed to miss his "I Have A Scheme" speech yesterday.




But he loves America just. so. very. much.


-Jon



Almost as much as he loves his $32 million salary. The value of bovine excrement has really risen lately.


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"When it shall be said in any country in the world, my poor are happy; neither ignorance nor distress is to be found among them; my jails are empty of prisoners, my streets of beggars; the aged are not in want, the taxes are not oppressive; the rational world is my friend, because I am a friend of its happiness: When these things can be said, then may the country boast its constitution and its government." -- Thomas Paine: The Rights Of Man (1791)
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4 years ago  ::  Sep 08, 2010 - 4:52PM #173
Xristocharis
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Sep 8, 2010 -- 4:10PM, TPaine wrote:


Sep 8, 2010 -- 3:11PM, Xristocharis wrote:


Aug 29, 2010 -- 3:45PM, TPaine wrote:


Aug 28, 2010 -- 2:36PM, Lythande wrote:


I fear that we're heading towards being dominated by the Talibeck.



I have to agree with that. Fortunately, I managed to miss his "I Have A Scheme" speech yesterday.




But he loves America just. so. very. much.


-Jon



Almost as much as he loves his $32 million salary. The value of bovine excrement has really risen lately.


video.forbes.com/fvn/celebrity-09/brand-...





I really like the part where he admits he's "angry and crazy".


-Jon

"When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." - Dom Hélder Câmara
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3 years ago  ::  Oct 21, 2010 - 1:08AM #174
informedattimes
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If appropriate, I'd like to single out comments by Summer183 for their being both accurate & informative. Without being confrontational& malevalent.

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3 years ago  ::  Oct 21, 2010 - 2:17PM #175
TPaine
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Oct 21, 2010 -- 1:08AM, informedattimes wrote:


If appropriate, I'd like to single out comments by Summer183 for their being both accurate & informative. Without being confrontational& malevalent.



As far as I'm concerned it's quite appropriate as well as accurate. Summer is one of our best posters.

"When it shall be said in any country in the world, my poor are happy; neither ignorance nor distress is to be found among them; my jails are empty of prisoners, my streets of beggars; the aged are not in want, the taxes are not oppressive; the rational world is my friend, because I am a friend of its happiness: When these things can be said, then may the country boast its constitution and its government." -- Thomas Paine: The Rights Of Man (1791)
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3 years ago  ::  Oct 22, 2010 - 4:07PM #176
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Oct 21, 2010 -- 1:08AM, informedattimes wrote:


If appropriate, I'd like to single out comments by Summer183 for their being both accurate & informative. Without being confrontational& malevalent.





 


We love our Summer.  She makes the world a much more pleasant place. Smile

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3 years ago  ::  Oct 24, 2010 - 10:50PM #177
Summer813
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Wow. Thanks, everyone!


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Shared pain is lessened, shared joy increased. Thus do we refute entropy. - Mike Callahan, Callahan's Crosstime Saloon
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2 years ago  ::  Jul 31, 2012 - 12:35AM #178
Cooper
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Jan 6, 2009 -- 8:25PM, Al-Fatihah wrote:

peterthesplitfish wrote:

Shalom Al-Fatihah,

Well let me start by first saying that the founding fathers were not Christians and that is often a bone of contention for many and many just can't accept that fact.

Peter M.


Response: The founding fathers were not christians? Then what were they?


They were Deists.

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2 years ago  ::  Jul 31, 2012 - 9:04AM #179
amcolph
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That is not strictly true.  Most of them were at least nominal members of some recognized Christian denomination.


The problem is, that as you can see, none of them belonged to a Christian denomination recognized as authentically Christian by those Christians who are trying now to make the US into a Christian nation.


Episcopalian/Anglican 88 54.7%
Presbyterian 30 18.6%
Congregationalist 27 16.8%
Quaker 7 4.3%
Dutch Reformed/German Reformed 6 3.7%
Lutheran 5 3.1%
Catholic 3 1.9%
Huguenot 3 1.9%
Unitarian 3 1.9%
Methodist 2 1.2%
Calvinist 1 0.6%
TOTAL 204

 

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4 months ago  ::  Jan 09, 2014 - 10:12AM #180
theinterpreter
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In God's eyes there is no seperation of Church and State. The US Church rules the US, and the US rules the world as the 4th horseman.

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