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SemperEadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-18-04 01:13 PM
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34. I agree with you..
whenever asked to clarify their stand, they always obfustcate or don't answer the question: "So, the US decides to recognize the Christian religion as the defacto faith of this country... which denomination is going to be the one that is adopted by the constitution? Southern Baptist? Episcopal? Lutheran? AME Methodist? Apostolic/Pentacostal? COGIC? Mormon? Catholicism?

What happens if someone doesn't want to abandon their own beliefs to adopt the state beliefs? Reinstitute heresy laws? What's the punishment--burning at the stake? An act of attainder?

See, they aren't thinking that far ahead---their thinking stops at "God wants the US to be a Christian nation". Either they have yet to consider the entire enterprise or they know and will lie to you about their intentions until they've moved enough legal roadblocks into place to begin implementing their ideas.
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  - "How do we stop the American (fundie Christian) Taliban?"  Medialize   Jul-18-04 06:56 AM   #1 
  - I know the fundies, as they are close to home here in the South. They  morningglory   Jul-18-04 07:50 AM   #11 
  - Bad idea!  Warpy   Jul-18-04 08:46 AM   #16 
  - Don't give them ideas. They already have states where doctors  LittleApple81   Jul-18-04 09:16 AM   #20 
  - Well, to paraphrase Augustine:  Arianrhod   Jul-18-04 11:20 AM   #25 
  - We need a media that exposes all them.  Cobalt Violet   Jul-18-04 06:58 AM   #2 
  - Pass this link  landdaddy   Jul-18-04 09:23 AM   #21 
     - Thank you landdaddy  Junebug1920   Jul-18-04 11:40 AM   #26 
  - I could quote Bush/Cheney/Rumsferatu...  w13rd0   Jul-18-04 06:58 AM   #3 
  - Catch Them Actively Supporting Dimbo's Re-Selection  Don_G   Jul-18-04 07:00 AM   #4 
  - Amen to that  MichiganVote   Jul-18-04 07:23 PM   #68 
  - History has shown  ayeshahaqqiqa   Jul-18-04 07:01 AM   #5 
  - This is why their BS fantasy about 1000 years of peace after the Rapture  leesa   Jul-18-04 09:45 AM   #23 
  - Very good point. They are constantly splitting off from their churches.  yardwork   Jul-18-04 01:30 PM   #38 
  - I agree with you..  SemperEadem   Jul-18-04 01:13 PM   #34 
  - There's only one way, end the two party system  Walt Starr   Jul-18-04 07:03 AM   #6 
  - How do you propose to do that??  Blue Wally   Jul-18-04 08:50 AM   #17 
  - It's pretty simple  Amarant   Jul-18-04 01:27 PM   #37 
     - NO run-off elections  kiahzero   Jul-18-04 03:00 PM   #46 
  - So start supporting Condorcet voting  kiahzero   Jul-18-04 02:58 PM   #44 
  - Um, didn't the Weimar Republic have multiple parties?  belle   Jul-18-04 06:52 PM   #63 
     - Hmmm, seems the Republicans and Democrats are moving  Walt Starr   Jul-18-04 07:38 PM   #70 
  - Like all extremeists  Gore1FL   Jul-18-04 07:03 AM   #7 
  - Tell them God is dead and  Snoggera   Jul-18-04 07:03 AM   #8 
  - You are correct.  RC   Jul-18-04 09:14 AM   #19 
  - Watch for legislation in Congress that evicerates the Establishment Clause  no_hypocrisy   Jul-18-04 07:13 AM   #9 
  - Stand up to them  wildeyed   Jul-18-04 07:26 AM   #10 
  - You think like me, wildeyed!  fudge stripe cookays   Jul-18-04 08:11 AM   #12 
  - I think starting a local Unitarian church would  mandyky   Jul-18-04 08:18 AM   #13 
  - That's a great idea too.  fudge stripe cookays   Jul-18-04 08:23 AM   #14 
  - I love the Unitarian church  wildeyed   Jul-18-04 12:15 PM   #31 
  - Yep  Moonbeam_Starlight   Jul-18-04 04:08 PM   #53 
  - Me too! Also various interfaith organizations.  belle   Jul-18-04 06:54 PM   #65 
  - In my more mischievous moments, I envision  Lydia Leftcoast   Jul-18-04 02:53 PM   #43 
     - Nice one, Lyd!  fudge stripe cookays   Jul-18-04 11:03 PM   #72 
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  - Not all, most  wildeyed   Jul-18-04 02:09 PM   #42 
  - This I agree with.  belle   Jul-18-04 06:53 PM   #64 
  - You will never stop them.  Waverley_Hills_Hiker   Jul-18-04 08:23 AM   #15 
  - "You will never stop them"  Amarant   Jul-18-04 01:44 PM   #40 
  - Shoot, I think they would move towards pushing arranged marriages  hlthe2b   Jul-18-04 09:07 AM   #18 
  - Doesn't surprise me at all  Junebug1920   Jul-18-04 11:47 AM   #27 
  - I think that guy...  w13rd0   Jul-18-04 12:50 PM   #33 
  - Tax 'em all!  TankLV   Jul-18-04 09:37 AM   #22 
  - Follow the MONEY! 'Faith-based vote-buying' often leaves tracks that ...  AirAmFan   Jul-18-04 11:16 AM   #24 
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  - The Religious Left needs to make itself known in a big way  prayforsane   Jul-18-04 11:58 AM   #29 
  - Thats the problem...  The Commie   Jul-18-04 12:05 PM   #30 
  - They went Republican in 1972.........  Blue Wally   Jul-18-04 01:20 PM   #36 
  - The William Jennings Bryan Democrats were  Lydia Leftcoast   Jul-18-04 02:58 PM   #45 
     - Democrats lost them in the early 1980's??????  amBushed   Jul-18-04 03:35 PM   #50 
        - They were Dem in the Upper Midwest till later  Lydia Leftcoast   Jul-18-04 06:59 PM   #66 
  - Toward that end  wildeyed   Jul-18-04 12:22 PM   #32 
  - I'm trying, man, I'm trying!!!  Moonbeam_Starlight   Jul-18-04 04:09 PM   #54 
  - Just keep educating people that you don't have to be fundamentalist  GreenPartyVoter   Jul-18-04 01:14 PM   #35 
  - we launch a war on fundieism  leftofthedial   Jul-18-04 01:46 PM   #41 
  - Err...point them to the teachings of Jesus ??!! (n/t)  Atlanticist   Jul-18-04 03:01 PM   #47 
  - Carve out a piece of our new "colony"  Geo55   Jul-18-04 03:12 PM   #48 
  - jumpstart rapture  jukes   Jul-18-04 03:16 PM   #49 
  - Good question  Moonbeam_Starlight   Jul-18-04 03:44 PM   #51 
  - By the way, I'll tell you, through a story, how they get in power:  Moonbeam_Starlight   Jul-18-04 04:06 PM   #52 
  - A thought about an elective Bible course  mandyky   Jul-18-04 04:56 PM   #55 
  - Representative Republic  Disturbed   Jul-18-04 05:04 PM   #59 
  - GREAT story! Who on our side has that kind of passion, and how would our ...  AirAmFan   Jul-18-04 06:40 PM   #62 
     - The right answer would then be  wildeyed   Jul-18-04 07:06 PM   #67 
        - Right! Get rid of the hunkered-down bureaucrats, who fear expanding the party  AirAmFan   Jul-18-04 10:07 PM   #71 
  - Tell them to go amend their bibles  RetroLounge   Jul-18-04 04:58 PM   #56 
  - You do not "stop" have to out scream them  greekspeak   Jul-18-04 05:00 PM   #57 
  - with the plain truth.... nt  usregimechange   Jul-18-04 05:01 PM   #58 
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  - BRING ON THE LIONS!  mitchum   Jul-18-04 07:29 PM   #69 

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