From the last will and testament of Samuel Adams: âPrincipally, and first of all, I resign my soul to the Almighty Being who gave it, and my body I commit to the dust, relying on the merits of Jesus Christ for the pardon of my sins.â Hardly sounds like the words of a mere deist.
Ainât no way, JAG! They were all possum-eating, goatcart-driving, Independent Fundamental Baptists, and at least eighty percent of them were nicknamed âBubba.â The other forty percent were math teachers.
James Madison: âReligion [is] the basis and Foundation of Government.â James Madison: âWe have staked the whole future of American civilization, not upon the power of government, far from it. We have staked the future of all our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government; upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God.â James Madison: âA watchful eye must be kept on ourselves lest while we are building ideal monuments of renown and bliss here we neglect to have our names enrolled in the annals of heaven.â I find it interesting, Jim, that you are consistently opposed to imposing righteousness on society, but not necessarily against imposing wickedness.
The persistent myth, Jim, is the myth of deist Founding Fathers. Samuel Adams: âThe right to freedom being the gift of the Almighty...The rights of the colonists as Christians...may be best understood by reading and carefully studying the institutions of The Great Law Giver and Head of the Christian Church, which are to be found clearly written and promulgated in the New Testament.â Ben Franklin: âI have been religiously educated as a Presbyterian; and... I was never without religious principles.â Thomas Jefferson: âMy views...are the result of a life of inquiry and reflection, and very different from the anti-Christian system imputed to me by those who know nothing of my opinions...I am a Christian...â
If the pope truly got saved, John, and started telling people that Jesus is the way, the truth and the life, his life expectancy would drop to just about nothing. The other nuts in Catholicism might tolerate a lot of stuff from him, but to them that would be the unpardonable sin.
Apparently you have no knowledge of Americaâs history, Jim. Unlike you and your liberal buddies, Patrick Henry was there when this great nation was founded. He said, âIt cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason people of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here.â Ronald Reagan hit the nail on the head when he said, âIt isnât so much that liberals are ignorant. Itâs just that they know so many things that arenât so.â More than all others combined on this site, Jim, you have demonstrated an astonishing command of things that arenât so.
At least I WENT to school, Christopher. You could have gone, too, if you would only have agreed to undergo delousing and detoxification, but oh NO, you had other plans. You wanted to be the most pitiable habitual patron of the Woonsocket Soup Kitchen. No, James, I never met Herschel Walker, but I was cellmates one time with Bubba Joe âTightropeâ Walker. He was in for making moonshineâhis defense was that he thought a thousand gallons for personal use was not unreasonableâand I got locked up for drag racing in my goatcart. What made it so bad was that I was winning when I realized my opponent was actually a cop in an unmarked hay wagon. BTW, the judge was Tightropeâs cousin Earl, so Tightrope got off with community service. He had to donate ten gallons to the local chapter of the Sheriffâs Auxiliary for their annual barbecue and horseshoe tournament.
Jim Lincoln wrote: âI'm curious Timothy how many blacks have you brought to Christ and into your church. From past comments I would say none.â And youâd be dead wrong, Jim. I have shared the gospel with white people, black people, Asian people, Hispanic people, you name it. Furthermore, I have led people from each of these groups to the Lord. And I invite them to our church which, by the way, is composed of white people, black people, Asian people, Hispanic people, you name it. You canât play your silly little race card with me, Jim. And supporting whatever church you are going to doesnât relieve you of the personal responsibility to evangelize. What on earth does Medicaid have to do with evangelism? Nothingâunless the only gospel you have is the social gospel, which is no gospel at all.