created by: Oliver Canterberry | Apr 21, 2013

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Could anything have prevented the Boston bombings?

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Oliver Canterberry

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#101
Apr 26, 2013
 
Mpnf1979 wrote:
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And btw, you need to study history.
BTW, You should have studied the Bible because your problem is with God not me. Don't shoot the messenger.
Oliver Canterberry

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#102
Apr 26, 2013
 
Mpnf1979 wrote:
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You lost me at Jesus. Eyeroll. Sounds like you're just like those militant Islamists who think everyone should believe just as you do.
And as for being a heretic, I was never a Catholic.
I agree with you.

You criticize me for being militant (I take that as a compliment) but you're just as militant as I - or the Muslims, but you won't admit it.

Also your willingness to wear a hijab shows that you are also not a feminist despite all your gibberish. You lack the courage to face the Muslims - so Judeo Christian culture is the only thing standing between you and a burka, or worse.

“Ignorance is bliss.”

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#103
Apr 26, 2013
 

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He's not wrong, California was founded by missionaries under Fr Juanierpo Serra, their legacy is the San Diego Padres.
His comment was "Immigrants came, in large part, in fulfillment of the Commandment of Jesus to take the gospel to the entire world, North America, Africa, etc. White Europeans have fulfilled this commandment of Jesus more than any other demographic on earth."

Colonial expansion, religious persecution, land and trade were the primary reasons for exploration and settlement in America. He's not wrong, but to say a large chunk of why people initially came to America was to bring Jesus to the heathens is not accurate. This would seem obvious considering the first people who came here didn't know this land was already inhabited.

“Ignorance is bliss.”

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#104
Apr 26, 2013
 
Oliver Canterberry wrote:
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BTW, You should have studied the Bible because your problem is with God not me. Don't shoot the messenger.
I can't have a problem with something I don't believe exists. I have a problem with you incorrectly believing that the only reason America was explored and settled upon was due to religion.

“Ignorance is bliss.”

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#105
Apr 26, 2013
 
Oliver Canterberry wrote:
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I agree with you.
You criticize me for being militant (I take that as a compliment) but you're just as militant as I - or the Muslims, but you won't admit it.
Also your willingness to wear a hijab shows that you are also not a feminist despite all your gibberish. You lack the courage to face the Muslims - so Judeo Christian culture is the only thing standing between you and a burka, or worse.
I can't take anyone seriously who outright lies. Prove where I said I was willing to wear a hijab. This is the second time I've challenged you to show me where I ever said that. I know you cannot, because I never once said it.

My perfect world is where all the religious extremists are gone to live out their hatred and division away from all the people who just want to exist and enjoy the world. That is not you. That is not the Muslim extremists either. You constantly ignore the fact that I have said on several occasions that I do not condone any terrorist acts. My argument now and has always been is that there is not one religion that is better than the other and even Christians follow a book that contains violent imagery and suggests violence.

Many Christians also believe women inferior - hell, it's in the bible! lol There are women who wear long shirts or dresses so they won't show any skin. Look at the Mormons and how the FDLS dress. Islam is not the only religion that carries out these ridiculous notions. I don't believe in their religion any more than I believe in yours.

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Apr 26, 2013
 

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Yawn. Only the most uninformed, agenda-driven leftists reference the obscure Treaty of Tripoli which served a narrowly-defined purpose, as follows:
"The American negotiators of this treaty did not want the religious differences between the United States and Tripoli to hinder attempts at reaching a trade agreement. Claiming that the United States was not 'founded upon the Christian religion' probably made negotiations proceed more smoothly. But today this brief religious reference in a rather obscure treaty in the history of American diplomacy has played a prominent role in the debate over whether the United States was founded as a Christian nation. It has become one of the most deadly arrows in the quiver of those who oppose the idea that the country was founded on Christian principles.
If the Treaty of Tripoli is correct, and the United States was not 'founded on the Christian religion,' then someone forgot to tell the American people. Most Americans who followed events in the Mediterranean viewed the struggle between the United States and the Barbary nations -- a struggle that would last well into the nineteenth century -- as a kind of holy war. Americans published poems and books describing Muslims as 'children of Ishmael' who posed a threat to Christian civilization. Captivity narratives describing Christians who were forced to convert to Islam only heightened these popular beliefs. In fact, the sentiment expressed in the Treaty of Tripoli -- that the United States was not 'founded on the Christian religion'-- can hardly be reconciled with the way that politicians, historians, clergy, educators, and other writers perceived the United States in the first one hundred years of its existence. The idea that the United States was a 'Christian nation' was central to American identity in the years between the Revolution and the Civil War.
Nineteenth-century Americans who believed that the United States was a Christian nation made their case in at least three different ways. First, they appealed to divine providence. The United States had a special place in God’s plan for the world. The success of the American Revolution confirmed it. Second, they argued that the founders were Christians and thus set out to create a nation that reflected their personal beliefs. Third, they made the case that the U.S. government and the documents upon which it was founded were rooted in Christian ideas. Today’s Christian nationalists have a good portion of American history on their side....
When ministers, politicians, and writers during these years described the United States as a 'Christian nation,' they were usually referring to the beliefs and character of the majority of its citizens. The United States was populated by Christians. This meant that it was not a 'Muslim nation' or a 'Buddhist nation' or a 'Hindu nation.' Indeed, the people of most Western European nations in the nineteenth century would have used the phrase 'Christian nation' to describe the countries to which they plan of God, thus making it a special or privileged Christian nation. Moreover, when nineteenth-century Americans talked about living in a 'Christian nation' they rarely used the term in a polemical way. In other words, they were not trying to defend the label against those who did not believe the United States was a Christian nation. Instead, they used the phrase as if it were a well-known, generally accepted fact."
Excerpted from:
Was America Founded as a Christian Nation?
by John Fea
Yawn right back atcha...it's law.

It seems from the founding our Government didn't want to play churchies against churchies.

Idiots like you dismiss it because it spells out how open our society it.

Keep hating,

Since: Sep 10

Columbus, OH

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#107
Apr 26, 2013
 
Mpnf1979 wrote:
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And btw, you need to study history.
Good to see you doll, we both bop in and out and what we have in common sticks in George's craw.

Since: Apr 13

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Yawn right back atcha...it's law.
It seems from the founding our Government didn't want to play churchies against churchies.
Idiots like you dismiss it because it spells out how open our society it.
Keep hating,
Keep hating? Like your multiple death threat rants on another thread, K?

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Mpnf1979 wrote:
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His comment was "Immigrants came, in large part, in fulfillment of the Commandment of Jesus to take the gospel to the entire world, North America, Africa, etc. White Europeans have fulfilled this commandment of Jesus more than any other demographic on earth."
Colonial expansion, religious persecution, land and trade were the primary reasons for exploration and settlement in America. He's not wrong, but to say a large chunk of why people initially came to America was to bring Jesus to the heathens is not accurate. This would seem obvious considering the first people who came here didn't know this land was already inhabited.
If you read the charter that established the Massachusetts Bay Colony from King James I, it does say that conversion of the natives to Christianity was to be a goal of the colony.

I don't know of any records from the Vikings where Leif Ericson had no knowledge that this continent wasn't inhabited.

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#110
Apr 26, 2013
 
-Clayton Bigsby wrote:
<quoted text>Keep hating? Like your multiple death threat rants on another thread, K?
Oh ye of empty threats and promises and one who is never correct, wtf are you jumping on now?

Law from the late 1700's is valid today as it was then.

Hey, where's that post about me having woman problems? That's rightl it doesn't exist, much the same as your posts. You cite the Blaze and other such falsehood generators, you don't even know what color the sky is.

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#111
Apr 26, 2013
 
Kosmik wrote:
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Yawn right back atcha...it's law.
It seems from the founding our Government didn't want to play churchies against churchies.
Idiots like you dismiss it because it spells out how open our society it.
Keep hating,
At the time of the Constitution's writing, two states still had established churches.

The Constitution before amendments says nothing about this, but the 1st Amendment bans a federal established church and allows for free exercise of religion.

The bar on the states establishing a religion only came with the 14th Amendment, and largely by accident as the states no longer maintained an established church by the 1830s, and the only state that would have established after, Utah, was still a territory and sparsely populated, so by a stroke of luck we prevented it.

But consider who was appointed the first Governor of the Utah Territory, and why he was removed.

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-Clayton Bigsby wrote:
<quoted text>Keep hating? Like your multiple death threat rants on another thread, K?
Just like your imagination that can't provide a link to the imaginary things I've said.

What a weak little, neutered man you are.

Lost one wife due to neglect, now has an imaginary one who you never seem to spend time with.

Your empty world is my playground.

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-The-Artist- wrote:
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If you read the charter that established the Massachusetts Bay Colony from King James I, it does say that conversion of the natives to Christianity was to be a goal of the colony.
I don't know of any records from the Vikings where Leif Ericson had no knowledge that this continent wasn't inhabited.
And he died 5 years after the Mayflower set off. You're pretty good at selective history but always miss the full picture. Are you happy to die as a limitist?

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#114
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Kosmik wrote:
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Oh ye of empty threats and promises and one who is never correct, wtf are you jumping on now?
Law from the late 1700's is valid today as it was then.
Hey, where's that post about me having woman problems? That's rightl it doesn't exist, much the same as your posts. You cite the Blaze and other such falsehood generators, you don't even know what color the sky is.
Empty threats? You mean you death threats last night, right?
I'm not giving you that PM about your mental collapse, K. In fact after 30 days they disappear, so deal with it.
Your meltdown was epic. Your next will be enough to drive you off for good.

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Kosmik wrote:
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Just like your imagination that can't provide a link to the imaginary things I've said.
Kosmik

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-Clayton Bigsby wrote:
<quoted text>Yet you still find the time to cry about it here.
"We" refers to the core group of Topix friends here. Try and keep up.

ahh...the mini majority...

wake the eff up, I'd kill you in a heartbeat if it comes to defending the constitution, you'd cower under your desk. Thats how committed you are.

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Apr 26, 2013
 
-The-Artist- wrote:
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At the time of the Constitution's writing, two states still had established churches.
The Constitution before amendments says nothing about this, but the 1st Amendment bans a federal established church and allows for free exercise of religion.
The bar on the states establishing a religion only came with the 14th Amendment, and largely by accident as the states no longer maintained an established church by the 1830s, and the only state that would have established after, Utah, was still a territory and sparsely populated, so by a stroke of luck we prevented it.
But consider who was appointed the first Governor of the Utah Territory, and why he was removed.
Let me guess, you believe the 13th amendment was a mistake.

Spin like the whirling dervish you are, the law has been set and whether you like it or not, white males do not reign supreme. You and Georgie girl have trouble with this.

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#117
Apr 26, 2013
 
Kosmik wrote:
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Just like your imagination that can't provide a link to the imaginary things I've said.
What a weak little, neutered man you are.
Lost one wife due to neglect, now has an imaginary one who you never seem to spend time with.
Your empty world is my playground.
I'm a single never married man, but you've had as many marital breakdowns as he has IIRC, you don't really have room to hit him on that.

On the contrary, you remind me more of Teapublican and his alleged massive wealth at age 16, with your claims of wealth as well.

“Ludibrium est onus genio”

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#118
Apr 26, 2013
 
Mpnf1979 wrote:
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I can't have a problem with something I don't believe exists. I have a problem with you incorrectly believing that the only reason America was explored and settled upon was due to religion.
Seems to me a lot of them (English settlers) came here to get away from (a certain brand of) religion. Some of them still come for that reason.

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And he died 5 years after the Mayflower set off. You're pretty good at selective history but always miss the full picture. Are you happy to die as a limitist?
I was wrong on one point, you on another. The Mayflower refers to the Separatists of Plymouth, under James I. Massachusetts Bay is the Puritans, under Charles I.

http://avalon.law.yale.edu/17th_century/mass0...

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TonyD2 wrote:
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Seems to me a lot of them (English settlers) came here to get away from (a certain brand of) religion. Some of them still come for that reason.
Most people came here to make money.

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