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  1. ...In the following, please show me how my "simplistic and completely wrong" interpretation is wrong.
    No. I learned long ago about that opening fundie gambit in what turns into an endless word game. I don't enable sophistry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whodat2710 View Post
    It does not take a Constitutional lawyer to read and comprehend the document. Constitutional lawyers are there to try and legally twist the words to their own agenda to win whatever case they are arguing. In the following, please show me how my "simplistic and completely wrong" interpretation is wrong.
    whodat: I'll try to save you a little time and aggravation in arguing with him. nosreme is an attorney with many years experience. Not too many of us can argue with him on the law, Constitution, etc. I am in agreement with you in reading what the Constitution says in literal language but, unfortunately, our literal interpretation of what is written is not what has been determined to be the legal interpretation. Sort of leaves us beating our heads against a wall. Remember what Clinton said, "It depends on what the definition of the word "is" is." Depends on who is making the determination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldgrunt View Post
    Remember what Clinton said, "It depends on what the definition of the word "is" is." Depends on who is making the determination.
    No matter how a court document reads in the simplest of terms, an attorney will tell you, "that's not what it means".






    Life Is Good.
    In America today, it's considered worse to judge evil than to do evil. Never let these Christophobic Liberal Progressive Purveyors of Infanticide & Homosexual Perversion who always manipulate truth to be hate speech set the terms in a debate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldgrunt View Post
    whodat: I'll try to save you a little time and aggravation in arguing with him. nosreme is an attorney with many years experience. Not too many of us can argue with him on the law, Constitution, etc. I am in agreement with you in reading what the Constitution says in literal language but, unfortunately, our literal interpretation of what is written is not what has been determined to be the legal interpretation. Sort of leaves us beating our heads against a wall. Remember what Clinton said, "It depends on what the definition of the word "is" is." Depends on who is making the determination.
    Justifies my opinion about how utterly worthless lawyers are.
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    A Interview With God

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    Laus deo

    For several years now ever since Obama said America is not a Christian Nation and I wrote a Letter to the Editor “America is a Christian Nation”, we have been debating the issue.

    A good friend sent this to me this morning, there were a couple flaws I corrected the rest is our true history that the Social/Communist Left would like to erase.

    LAUS DEO
    Chuck



    America is a Christian Nation-laus-deo.jpg



    LAUS DEO

    One detail that is never mentioned is that in Washington , D.C. there can never be a building of greater height than the Washington Monument .


    With all the uproar about removing the ten commandments, etc., this is worth a moment or two of your time. I was not aware of this amazing historical information.


    On the aluminum cap, atop the Washington Monument in Washington , D.C. , are displayed two words:

    Laus Deo.

    No one can see these words. In fact, most visitors to the monument are totally unaware they are even there and for that matter, probably couldn't care less.



    Once you know Laus Deo's history, you will want to share this with everyone you know. These words have been there for many years; they are 555 feet, 5.125 inches high, perched atop the monument, facing skyward to the Father of our nation, overlooking the 69 square miles which comprise the District of Columbia , capital of the United States of America.


    Laus Deo! Two seemingly insignificant, unnoticed words. Out of sight and, one might think, out of mind, but very meaningfully placed at the highest point over what is the most powerful city in the most successful nation in the world.


    So, what do those two words, in Latin, composed of just four syllables and only seven letters, possibly mean? Very simply, they say ' Praise be to God!'
    Though construction of this giant obelisk began in 1848, when James Polk was President of the United States , it was not until 1888 that the monument was inaugurated and opened to the public. It took twenty-five years to finally cap the memorial with a tribute to the Father of our nation,

    Laus Deo 'Praise be to God!'

    From atop this magnificent granite and marble structure, visitors may take in the beautiful panoramic view of the city with its division into four major segments. From that vantage point, one can also easily see a perfect cross imposed upon the landscape, with the White House to the north. The Jefferson Memorial is to the south, the Capitol to the east and the Lincoln Memorial to the west.

    A cross you ask? Why a cross? What about separation of church and state? Yes, a cross; separation of church and state was not, is not, in the Constitution. So, read on. How interesting and, no doubt, intended to carry a profound meaning for those who bother to notice.

    When the cornerstone of the Washington Monument was laid on July 4th, 1848 deposited within it were many items including the Holy Bible presented by the Bible Society.
    Praise be to God! Such was the discipline, the moral direction, and the spiritual mood given by the founder and first President of our unique Republic.

    "While we are zealously performing the duties of good citizens and soldiers, we certainly ought not to be inattentive to the higher duties of religion. To the distinguished character of Patriot, it should be our highest glory to add the more distinguished character of Christian."

    George Washington


    "A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government."

    George Washington


    Laus Deo!
    “Every step we take towards making the State our Caretaker of our lives, by that much we move toward making the State our Master.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

  8. No rational person could deny the role of religion in the formative years of this country. Religious people way too often though, extrapolate from those to the idiotic conclusion that the U.S. is therefore a "Christian nation," as if part of the early religious influences didn't include avoidance of the evils of state religion--a principal reason so many people fled from England. My reaction to the Washington Monument article is "so what?"

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    Why are we not surprised!

    sinful nature is always hostile to God....

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    Quote Originally Posted by nosreme View Post
    No rational person could deny the role of religion in the formative years of this country. Religious people way too often though, extrapolate from those to the idiotic conclusion that the U.S. is therefore a "Christian nation," as if part of the early religious influences didn't include avoidance of the evils of state religion--a principal reason so many people fled from England. My reaction to the Washington Monument article is "so what?"
    I agree that religion had an immense role in the development of our country. The Bible played an important role in the development of the very laws we live by today and, much to the chagrin of others, has been, and will continue to be, a Christian nation in the eyes of Christians. Oddly, there has been a falling away from religion but I think the believers still outnumber those who do not believe in God and would say we are not a Christian nation. Our POTUS, apologist as he is for our status in the world, has declared us to be a Muslim nation. In that, he is greatly confused. Christians have, and will continue to, declared we are a Christian nation and I think the numbers are still in our favor for that title. If our POTUS can declare us as a Muslim nation, we who are not Muslim can retain the title of Christian nation. Those who do not believe in a deity of any sort can use whatever appellation you would like. In the end, what matters is that our God calls us home to be with Him. To me, existence, in any form, without God would be hell, you know....that place no one believes in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nosreme View Post
    No rational person could deny the role of religion in the formative years of this country. Religious people way too often though, extrapolate from those to the idiotic conclusion that the U.S. is therefore a "Christian nation," as if part of the early religious influences didn't include avoidance of the evils of state religion--a principal reason so many people fled from England. My reaction to the Washington Monument article is "so what?"
    Agreed, as demonstrated during the witch trials and burning people alive at the stake. What a wonderful way to start off a new country.

    If it were a christian nation, then christianity would be mandatory, which is one of the reasons that people fled the barbaric dark ages religious practices of Europe.

    Everyday the courts are overruling and turning over laws that are based on religion, such as the recent SSM ruling that was just overturned in a number of states. The fact the country is inhabited with primarily christians does not in any way make it a christian nation, because the government is NOT based on any religion.

    Some countries do have an "official" religion or one that has special status such as;
    Argentina
    Denmark
    Finland
    Israel
    Italy
    Saudi Arabia - which mandates all citizens be Islamic
    “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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