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Offline rangerrebew

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A world of destitution (Christianity going AWOL)
« on: January 04, 2014, 08:42:21 AM »
"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim tribute to patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness -- these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. . . . reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles."
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Re: A world of destitution (Christianity going AWOL)
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2014, 02:27:48 PM »
Quick reality check here:

Massachusetts Bay Colony split to Rhode Island and Connecticut were religious.
Pennsylvania, religious.  Maryland, religious. 
The rest were mercantile colonies.
Why?  Well, because I'm a bastard, that's why.

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Re: A world of destitution (Christianity going AWOL)
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2014, 03:10:19 PM »
There have been historically many religious people, on both sides of major issues.
"God must love the common man, he made so many of them.�  Abe Lincoln

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