Ball of Fluff wrote:
One is that the people who came to this country to follow their own freedom of worship were not known for extending that to others. At least the Puritans weren't. The Quakers, however, were and are a different story.
History wasn't my strongest subject in school and I'm sure I've forgotten many of the details (hell, I know I have LOL!) but what you say here sounds reasonable...still, isn't freedom of
religion also freedom from
it? Maybe I need to go and read the BoR's again and make sure I know what I've a right to or not. LOL!
I'm not saying I don't think people should be able to be religious and be open about it. I just get tired of having the religious beliefs of those in power used to affect those of us who don't believe that same way, to affect law-making. I just get tired of certain self-righteous religious types and I think Falwell was one of them. People like him don't want to live by the values/standards of others outside their religion any more than we want to live by his. The diff between someone like me and someone like him is that he wasn't able to simply live by his rules and leave the rest of us alone and allow us to do live as we see fit regardless of his beliefs. (And don't even get me started on G.W.!) Sure, I might want everyone to believe as I do but I'm not gonna out and start the Im
Another is that the biblical people were products of their times as were the ancient Romans.
I would not like to live in 2000 bc Judea and you wouldn't,either, but there was wisdom there, nonetheless.
I just wish folks would live by the wisdom and leave the intolerant, destructive BS behind.
I really don't mean to be argumentative. Just pensive.
No problemo, Fluff.