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Response to KWR65 (Original post)

Sun Oct 4, 2020, 03:30 PM

13. Fanatics are 100% sure about their actions when it comes to God.You think Savanarola doubted himself

...at all? You think the monks of the Spanish Inquisition paused while heating the instruments of torture?

The men who wrote the Constitution in the 18th century knew their European history: the entire continent (and offshore islands like Britain) was soaked in the blood of martyrs and supposed heretics.

They did not want a theocracy here.

Yet our other founding story does involve theocracy: the Pilgrims and Puritans explicitly came to found a new world based on the Bible. And this other founding story has never gone away.





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