142612Re: [evol-psych]Mitt Romney Explain How Jesus Will Reign for 1,000 Years When He Returns, in Jerusalem... and Missouri
- Nov 5, 2012Julienne,
Of course there is a constant strain on the Constitutional protections
regarding freedom OF religion and freedom AGAINST the establishment of a
religion. Like it or not, the original colonies were Christian
bastions. They borrowed from Calvinist principles, which also was
largely responsible for our tripartite form of government. When the
colonies decided to form a "more perfect union," they vigorously
defended their right to maintain state-level theocracies; the states
were still Christian bastions. Only after the Civil War did that
sentiment for Christian theocracies begin to erode. That legal erosion
only accelerated beginning around 1930, when the Supreme Court finally
enforced the 14th Amendment and required States to also be perfectly
So, America has only recently transformed itself from a virtual
theocracy. In light of that, it is easy to see why we have continuing
conflicts over the religion clauses.
--- In email@example.com, Julienne <julienne@...>
> At 07:27 AM 11/3/2012, clarence_sonny_williams wrote:
> >Absolutely, Mormonism entails bizarre beliefs. Doesn't all religion
> >entail such bizarre beliefs? That is why the U.S. Constitution
> >us the greatest protection from religious beliefs. Governments atall
> >levels must be perfectly secular. The U.S. Constitution affords farwhy
> >less protection from governments doing things against our wishes
> >vis-a-vis "interstate commerce" and other economic affairs. That is
> >one's vote should be cast for the administration you believe istaking
> >the correct course from an economic standpoint, not from some sillyestablished
> >notion of whose religion you least like.
> Not so much.
> Religion intrudes on every area of our lives in the U>S., and is
> there. "In God We Trust". beginning every political event with thanksto God,
> "God bless the USA" at the end of every speech - it's everywhere.http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/04/irs-church-state_n_2069009.html
> And below: even the IRS isn't maintaining the separation:
> Religion And Politics: IRS Not Enforcing Rules On Separation Of
> Church And State
> AP | By RACHEL ZOLL Posted: 11/03/2012 1:53 pm EDT Updated:
> 11/04/2012 11:19 am EST
> >--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Anna" pantheon@
> > >
> > > Watch Mitt Romney Explain How Jesus Will Reign for 1,000 Years
> >Returns, in Jerusalem... and Missouria
> > > Video emerges of Romney citing the thinking of a wildly fringe
> >conspiracy theorist and his belief in the strange intricacies of the
> >Mormon faith.
> > > November 2, 2012 | Watch Mitt Romney get in a heated exchange with
> >radio host from a radio interview in 2008 about where Jesus willreign
> >and rule over the Earth for 1,000 years -- in Jerusalem and Missouri.
> >Romney displays deep familiarity with the thinking of a Mormon
> >hermit-conspiracy theorist Cleon Skousen, who was also Glenn Beck's
> >great inspiration.
> The selection of a Republican candidate for the presidency of this
> globalized and expansive empire is - and I say this seriously - the
> greatest competition of idiocy and ignorance that has ever been.
> Fidel Castro. January 2012
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