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Sweet scene from West Wing where President Bartlet (Martin Sheen) points out the obvious. Separation of church and state is in the First Amendment for good reason.

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Guest:  (1245 days ago)
The smart ass doesn't need to ask any of those questions because the Law of Moses was not given to gentiles but to the Jewish nation. So none of it applies to Americans. And in any case, it no longer exists because it was all fulfilled in the life, death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ who "nailed it to his cross" Colossians 2:14.
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The smart ass doesn't need to ask any of those questions because the Law of Moses was not given to gentiles but to the Jewish nation. So none of it applies to Americans. And in any case, it no longer exists because it was all fulfilled in the life, death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ who "nailed it to his cross" Colossians 2:14.
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Guest:  (1245 days ago)
So why do so many Xians object to homosexuality? The big J never so much as mentioned it. Paul had his knickers in a twist about it - but he was off his head.
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So why do so many Xians object to homosexuality? The big J never so much as mentioned it. Paul had his knickers in a twist about it - but he was off his head.
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Guest:  (1244 days ago)
They haven't all always been. At many times and places it was regarded as not a big deal. Christianity would have been better off if Paul had been hit by a truck on the road to Damascus.
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They haven't all always been. At many times and places it was regarded as not a big deal. Christianity would have been better off if Paul had been hit by a truck on the road to Damascus.
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Guest:  (1245 days ago)
Fairy tales from the bronze age have no place in a modern world.
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Fairy tales from the bronze age have no place in a modern world.
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Guest:  (1245 days ago)
How many times does it have to be repeated? The phrase 'separation of church and state' is not in the constitution anywhere. It comes from a letter Thomas Jefferson wrote to a pastor reassuring him his particular sect would be protected under the new constitution. The first amendment forbids the Federal government from establishing an official state religion, as Britain and many other European countries had at that time.
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How many times does it have to be repeated? The phrase 'separation of church and state' is not in the constitution anywhere. It comes from a letter Thomas Jefferson wrote to a pastor reassuring him his particular sect would be protected under the new constitution. The first amendment forbids the Federal government from establishing an official state religion, as Britain and many other European countries had at that time.
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Guest: Richard (1243 days ago)
The First Amendment actually says: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." The first part is often paraphrased as the separation of church and state, but it's pretty much exactly the meaning.
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The First Amendment actually says: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." The first part is often paraphrased as the separation of church and state, but it's pretty much exactly the meaning.
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Guest:  (1241 days ago)
Latest comment: No it's not, that's bait and switch. Read about the people who agreed to the Constitution, the congress that ratified it. If it had said "separation of church and state" it would never have passed. More than half those guys would have tarred and feathered you if you proposed a law that would forbid prayer in schools. Also, until the 1950's the law was interpreted to mean the federal government could not create an official national religion - and nothing more. The expansion of the law since then is pure judicial legislation. It may well be what Jefferson and a few others wanted but it was not what the representatives of the people then or now agreed to.
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Latest comment: No it's not, that's bait and switch. Read about the people who agreed to the Constitution, the congress that ratified it. If it had said "separation of church and state" it would never have passed. More than half those guys would have tarred and feathered you if you proposed a law that would forbid prayer in schools. Also, until the 1950's the law was interpreted to mean the federal government could not create an official national religion - and nothing more. The expansion of the law since then is pure judicial legislation. It may well be what Jefferson and a few others wanted but it was not what the representatives of the people then or now agreed to.
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Guest: Garth Patterson (1245 days ago)
"How many times does it have to be repeated? The phrase 'separation of church and state' is not in the constitution anywhere." The phrase _is_ however, the _reason_ for the first amendment, as is clearly shown in the aforementioned letter. How many times does that have to be repeated?
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"How many times does it have to be repeated? The phrase 'separation of church and state' is not in the constitution anywhere." The phrase _is_ however, the _reason_ for the first amendment, as is clearly shown in the aforementioned letter. How many times does that have to be repeated?
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Guest:  (1245 days ago)
Now here I thought the Constitution of the United States was created by agreement of a congress of representatives and ratified by representatives of the people in the various states, silly me, it was dictated by Thomas Jefferson all along! Amazing considering he was in France at the time but then he was a hypocrite er, I mean statesman of so many talents.
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Now here I thought the Constitution of the United States was created by agreement of a congress of representatives and ratified by representatives of the people in the various states, silly me, it was dictated by Thomas Jefferson all along! Amazing considering he was in France at the time but then he was a hypocrite er, I mean statesman of so many talents.
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Guest: Beast (1245 days ago)
This is England, we don't give a shit what the constitution says.
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This is England, we don't give a shit what the constitution says.
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Guest:  (1245 days ago)
I thought this is was the internet? There is not much reason the English should care what the U.S. Constitution says but you'd think they'd care just a bit about not spouting rubbish, particularly considering their quaint predilection for proclaiming the intellectual shortcomings of other nationalities.
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I thought this is was the internet? There is not much reason the English should care what the U.S. Constitution says but you'd think they'd care just a bit about not spouting rubbish, particularly considering their quaint predilection for proclaiming the intellectual shortcomings of other nationalities.
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Guest: Realist (1245 days ago)
This is actually your mind. It's telling you to stfu and continue killing me with video games.
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This is actually your mind. It's telling you to stfu and continue killing me with video games.
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Guest: S (1245 days ago)
How many times does it have to be repeated? This clip, before I bore of it? I'll never bore of it.
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How many times does it have to be repeated? This clip, before I bore of it? I'll never bore of it.
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