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Pretending to take the high ground could be unwise - especially if you total the long, long list of dead bodies in the old testament.

Don't make me quote Exodus 11:5 - I'm really not in the mood for that kind of silliness.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Tue Jun 2nd, 2009 at 04:40:56 PM EST
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Just stating a historical fact. No higher ground taking. Yet another assumption of bad faith....

Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last! (Martin Luther King)
by ValentinD (walentijn arobase free spot franša) on Tue Jun 2nd, 2009 at 08:21:24 PM EST
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Eh? Where?

You're saying old testament violence began with the American Revolution?

What?

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Wed Jun 3rd, 2009 at 03:53:46 AM EST
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No, you misunderstood me, or maybe I didn't express clearly. I meant to say that America has been practically built on this kind of old testament morals, hence it's no surprise it's still there.

Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last! (Martin Luther King)
by ValentinD (walentijn arobase free spot franša) on Wed Jun 3rd, 2009 at 10:09:15 AM EST
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Depends on which America you're talking about. The original colonists were indeed religious nuts. But the framers of the CONUS were building an explicitly secular state. If you want to convince yourself of that, try to see how many of the 10 Commandments it would be outright unconstitutional to enforce by law. (Hint: It's more than five.)

The US is a big place with a long(ish) history.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Thu Jun 4th, 2009 at 04:15:33 AM EST
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