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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-24-08 07:25 PM
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113. What problem do you have with the separation of church and state? Separation
means separate.


As to the authors of the Constitution. They were a mixed bag. Most were of different Christian denominations and 3 were Deists. One of the Deists was Benjamin Franklin.
Deists are not Christians. Although Thomas Jefferson didn't author the Constitution, he was a Deist also.

Thomas Jefferson wrote in the Declaration of Independence

"When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation."


Hmmmmm...no mention of a Christian God, but the Laws of Nature and Nature's God.
(Oh My Goddess! This almost sounds Pagan!)

Now considering that there were Christians and non-Christians framing the Constitution, and remember that many of the Christian denominations came to America to seek religious freedom, do you honestly think, that they would want someone of one denomination proselytizing another denomination's teachings in a STATE school? Handing out bibles is proselytizing.

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