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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:40 PM

 

Really Good Article in Smithsonian Magazine About Church/State Separation and Its Origins

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/God-Government-and-Roger-Williams-Big-Idea.html

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Reply Really Good Article in Smithsonian Magazine About Church/State Separation and Its Origins (Original post)
FedUp_Queer Jan 2012 OP
handmade34 Jan 2012 #1
FedUp_Queer Jan 2012 #2
X_Digger Jan 2012 #3
HowHeThinks Jan 2012 #4
Bolo Boffin Jan 2012 #5
Alcibiades Jan 2012 #6

Response to FedUp_Queer (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:06 PM

1. thanks for the link n/t

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Response to handmade34 (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:13 PM

2. Yessirree. It's a great read.

 

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Response to FedUp_Queer (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:28 PM

3. Fascinating read! Thanks! n/t

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Response to FedUp_Queer (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 04:35 AM

4. Interesting......

"Williams believed that preventing error in religion was impossible, for it required people to interpret Godís law, and people would inevitably err".

I wish today's evangelical nut-bags would take heed of this. They think god's (supposed) word in the bible is absolute, or their interpretation of it, that is.

All religions twist their "sacred" texts to fit their political and social agenda to this very day. Old Mr. Williams certainly knew what the heck he was talking about 400 years ago.

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Response to FedUp_Queer (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 05:34 AM

5. This needs to be a film.

With Colin Firth or someone like him as Roger Williams. I only knew part of this story before now.

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Response to FedUp_Queer (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 11:47 AM

6. Cannot reccomend highly enough/nt

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