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Offline rangerrebew

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« on: June 12, 2014, 11:59:20 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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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2014, 02:46:17 PM »
I could point out there are no religious criteria for abusive, murderous assholes who treat their wives and kids and a cross between punching bags and possessions.
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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2014, 11:16:23 PM »
I could point out there are no religious criteria for abusive, murderous assholes who treat their wives and kids and a cross between punching bags and possessions.


true enough; however, certain religious cultures tend to predispose to this sort of behaviour more than others.

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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2014, 11:27:04 PM »
True, though it is considered impolite to call out the Puritans like that.  :whistle:
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