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Humanist Fellowship of San Diego Message Board › Pat Robertson: Stop the church-state separation ‘nonsense’ before atheists t

Pat Robertson: Stop the church-state separation ‘nonsense’ before atheists take over everything

Wilfredo P.
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Chula Vista, CA
Post #: 242
The sad thing is that there are millions of people in this country who believe this American Taliban wacko. That's why he's rich--these gullible fools keep sending him money.

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There are some excellent reader comments here. Now here's a Christian who really does know something about American history.

I am a Christian, but I know history. This nation, was never, ever, intended to be a Christian nation. Our Constitution never mentions God. That's a fact and here is another: Our nation's symbol, the flag, marked the first time in the history of a Western nation where it is not in any way Christian; just stars and stripes. The phrase "In God We Trust," did not appear on our currency until the first administration of President A. Lincoln. We were designed to be a totally religiously free nation-big enough to include all expressions of faith and no expression of faith. I cannot understand the sentiment that unless America embraces Christianity God will judge us. God has a people, not a nation. Roger Williams, who embraced an early view of what became the first amendment, had this same argument with the Pilgrims who came here in the 17th century. He was a Christian pastor who argued that God loves all people from all nations. In others words, many of the Pilgrims who came here in the 17th century, believed that this country was God's new Israel, a shining city on a hill. But Williams believed what would become the first amendment. What did they do with Williams? They kicked him and he founded Rhode Island. But facts don't matter to people like Robertson and all the rest. They live in an alternative reality.

And this person is right on the money regarding why the Founding Fathers wrote freedom of religion into the First Amendment:

It's freedom of religion, but I don't think our forefathers thought it would go this far.

They wanted to stop churches from harming people who believed differently than the Roman Catholic Church. That no one religion would do to people what they did in Europe killing innocent people who didn't believe in their church.

This person is correct, too:

The founding fathers made it crystal clear, in many documents that we're intended to be a secular nation...they foresaw the dangers of fascist zealots like Robertson and what would happen to this country if one religion were allowed to dominate...

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