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  1. Subsequently, the New Haven legislators adopted a legal code—the Code of 1655—which contained some 79 statutes, half of which contained Biblical references, virtually all from the Hebrew Bible. The Plymouth Colony had a similar law code as did the Massachusetts assembly, which, in 1641—after an exhortation by Reverend John Cotton who presented the legislators with a copy of Moses, His Judicials—adopted the so-called “Capitall Lawes of New England” based almost entirely on Mosaic law. A very significant political evolution was taking place in the New World. Unlike the Puritans in England who, of necessity, lived under English common law and were ruled by a King and Parliament, the Puritans of America had no central authority or national governing body. Yet, they did not lapse into anarchy. Instead, they created communities governed by elected councils of elders similar to the “presbyters” of England. Their communities were both stable and prosperous, with mandatory school systems modeled after the Jewish ones.
    “An armed society is a polite society.”

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  3. This unique political evolution goes a long way toward explaining the strong sense of independence shared by the colonies and the early success of democracy in America. The Puritans felt that God was watching them, and fear of heaven was a thousand times stronger than fear of the crown.

    It almost seems as if these early settlers had recreated the Biblical period of the “Judges,” when, following the conquest of Jericho and settlement of Canaan, Israel had no king or central authority and “every man did what was right in his own eyes.” (Judges 21:25)
    “An armed society is a polite society.”

  4. In 1670, British commissioners making a survey of conditions in the American colonies reported that in Connecticut fully one-quarter of the annual revenues were set aside for free public education. Universities were established (the first being Harvard University founded in 1636 as training school for Puritan ministers), and many printing presses were imported for the printing and dissemination of books.

    Education for all thus became a hallmark of early America and not just New England. In addition to Harvard, many other colleges and universities were established under the auspices of various Protestant sects: Yale, William and Mary, Rutgers, Princeton, Brown, Kings College (later to be known as Columbia), Johns Hopkins, Dartmouth etc. The Bible played a central role in the curriculum of all of these institutions of higher learning with both Hebrew and Bible studies offered as required courses. (See Lawrence A. Cremin, American Education: The Colonial Experience 1697-1783, p. 16.)

    Many of these colleges even adopted some Hebrew word or phrase as part of their official emblem or seal. Beneath the banner containing the Latin Lux et Veritas, the Yale seal shows an open book with the Hebrew Urim Vtumim, which was a part of the ceremonial breastplate of the High Priest in the days of the Temple. The Columbia seal has the Hebrew name for God at the top center, with the Hebrew name for one of the angels on a banner toward the middle. Dartmouth uses the Hebrew words meaning “God Almighty” in a triangle in the upper center of its seal.

    So popular was the Hebrew Language in the late 16th and early 17th centuries that several students at Yale delivered their commencement orations in Hebrew. Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Brown, Princeton, Johns Hopkins, and the University of Pennsylvania taught courses in Hebrew—all the more remarkable because no university in England at the time offered it.
    “An armed society is a polite society.”

  5. Many of the population, including a significant number of the Founding Fathers of America, were products of these American universities—for example, Thomas Jefferson attended William and Mary, James Madison Princeton, Alexander Hamilton King’s College (i.e. Columbia). Thus, we can be sure that a majority of these political leaders were not only well acquainted with the contents of both the New and Old Testaments but also had some working knowledge of Hebrew. Notes Abraham Katsh in The Biblical Heritage of American Democracy (p. 70):

    Their Biblical education colored the American founders’ attitude toward not only religion and ethics, but most significantly, politics. We see them adopting the biblical motifs of the Puritans for political reasons. For example, the struggle of the ancient Hebrews against the wicked Pharaoh came to embody the struggle of the colonists against English tyranny.

    Numerous examples can be found which clearly illustrate to what a significant extent the political struggles of the colonies were identified with the ancient Hebrews. The first design for the official seal of the United States recommended by Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and Thomas in 1776 depicts the Jews crossing the Red Sea. The motto around the seal read: “Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God.” The inscription on the Liberty Bell at Independence Hall in Philadelphia is a direct quote from Leviticus (25:10): “Proclaim liberty throughout the land unto all the inhabitants thereof.” Patriotic speeches and publications during the period of the struggle for independence were often infused with Biblical motifs and quotations. For example, Benjamin Rush, in his editorials denouncing the Tea Act, drew on inspiration from the Hebrew Bible:
    “An armed society is a polite society.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stan45 View Post
    Many of the population, including a significant number of the Founding Fathers of America, were products of these American universities—for example, Thomas Jefferson attended William and Mary, James Madison Princeton, Alexander Hamilton King’s College (i.e. Columbia). Thus, we can be sure that a majority of these political leaders were not only well acquainted with the contents of both the New and Old Testaments but also had some working knowledge of Hebrew. Notes Abraham Katsh in The Biblical Heritage of American Democracy (p. 70):

    Their Biblical education colored the American founders’ attitude toward not only religion and ethics, but most significantly, politics. We see them adopting the biblical motifs of the Puritans for political reasons. For example, the struggle of the ancient Hebrews against the wicked Pharaoh came to embody the struggle of the colonists against English tyranny.

    Numerous examples can be found which clearly illustrate to what a significant extent the political struggles of the colonies were identified with the ancient Hebrews. The first design for the official seal of the United States recommended by Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and Thomas in 1776 depicts the Jews crossing the Red Sea. The motto around the seal read: “Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God.” The inscription on the Liberty Bell at Independence Hall in Philadelphia is a direct quote from Leviticus (25:10): “Proclaim liberty throughout the land unto all the inhabitants thereof.” Patriotic speeches and publications during the period of the struggle for independence were often infused with Biblical motifs and quotations. For example, Benjamin Rush, in his editorials denouncing the Tea Act, drew on inspiration from the Hebrew Bible:
    So...then...we area Jewish nation...not a Chrisitan nation.

    Which would explain why Moses and Mohammad are depicted on the frieze in the Supreme Court but Jesus is not.

    There is a frieze in the Supreme Court building that depicts Moses and Mohammed, but not Jesus. The frieze, which is a sculpture installed in a wall, were sculpted by Adolph Weinman in 1932. Weinman sculpted 18 people through history who have had an impact on our concept of law, as well as allegorical figures depicting some great legal concepts. This information was collated from the Supreme Court web site.


    Allegorical figures: Fame, authority, light of wisdom, history, philosophy, equity, right of man, liberty, and peace.


    The lawgivers: Menes (first king of the first dynasty of Egypt); Hammurabi (king of Babylon, creator of the Code of Hammurabi); Moses (shown holding the Ten Commandments); Solomon (king of Israel); Lycurgus (legislator of Sparta); Solon (lawgiver of Athens, codified and reformed Athenian law); Draco (first lawgiver of Athens); Confucius (Chinese philosopher); Octavian (first emperor of the Roman Empire); Justinian (Emperor of Byzantine, father of the Justinian Code); Mohammed (shown holding the Koran); Charlemagne (Roman emperor, founder of the Holy Roman Empire); King John (shown holding the Magna Carta); Louis IX (King of France, creator of the first appeals court); Hugo Grotius (author of the first book on international law); William Blackstone (English law professor whose work influenced English and American law); John Marshall (Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, 1801-1835); Napoleon (Emperor of France, influenced the Napoleonic Code).

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    Quote Originally Posted by XD40scinNC View Post
    When you treat your religion like your ****, I will have zero issues with you or any other theist.

    Religion is like a *****. It's fine to have one and it's fine to be proud of it, but please don't whip it out in public and start waving it around... and PLEASE don't try to shove it down my child's throat.

    Trouble is, you can't keep your damn pants zipped!
    The truth is like a rock thrown into a pack of rabid dogs, the dog that gets hit barks the loudest. So here we have XD40 being hit with the rock, and the reason for his rage is because God's word is truth, and the truth terrifies him. Once again, XD40 only hope is that there is no afterlife, his greatest fear is that there is. The sole purpose of XD40's pathetic existence revolves around attacking the validity of the Holy Bible and insulting believers. In his ignorance XD40 foolishly fulfills Bible prophecy everyday as a last days scoffer & mocker. And again as we can see, XD40, a Rabid Spawn of Satan, will never go away or shut up, he will simply continue to snarl and "BARK" his rage and foolishly waste our time.

    America is a Christian Nation-mccain_ankle_biter-copy.jpg
    America is a Christian Nation-yap-yap-yap.jpg

    Life Is Good.



    ~ Everyone In Hell Is A Believer..It's Just Too Late ~
    ~ God Hates Religion ~
    But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed.

  8. walk

    A little walk.
    “An armed society is a polite society.”

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    Very good video that all should see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ringo View Post
    The truth is like a rock thrown into a pack of rabid dogs, the dog that gets hit barks the loudest. So here we have XD40 being hit with the rock, and the reason for his rage is because God's word is truth, and the truth terrifies him.
    Really? More of Pascals Wager, come on ringo, is that the best a expert on bible prophecy can come up with, the same old lame "what if" BS? Ironic that I call it BS, when you ain't got sh!t.
    “Religion is an insult to human dignity. Without it you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things.
    But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.” ― Steven Weinberg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ringo View Post
    The truth is like a rock thrown into a pack of rabid dogs, the dog that gets hit barks the loudest. So here we have XD40 being hit with the rock, and the reason for his rage is because God's word is truth, and the truth terrifies him. Once again, XD40 only hope is that there is no afterlife, his greatest fear is that there is. The sole purpose of XD40's pathetic existence revolves around attacking the validity of the Holy Bible and insulting believers. In his ignorance XD40 foolishly fulfills Bible prophecy everyday as a last days scoffer & mocker. And again as we can see, XD40, a Rabid Spawn of Satan, will never go away or shut up, he will simply continue to snarl and "BARK" his rage and foolishly waste our time.

    America is a Christian Nation-mccain_ankle_biter-copy.jpg
    America is a Christian Nation-yap-yap-yap.jpg

    Life Is Good.



    ~ Everyone In Hell Is A Believer..It's Just Too Late ~
    Yeah I only see xd stuff when it's quoted. Some evil sick stuff about kids I see...don't want that kind of evil coming in my house! In Jesus name leave him.

    sinful nature is always hostile to God....

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