Why does a mayor need to pronouce a year of the bible?

Jan 3, 2014 Full story: Examiner.com 45

The mayor of Flower Mound, Texas , an outlying suburb of Dallas , has made 2014 the "The Year of the Bible ."

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Amused

Lowell, MA

#22 Jan 7, 2014
Lnc wrote:
In the United States we have a tradition of separation of church and state and respect for religion at the same time.
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are
endowed by their Creator
with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty
and the pursuit of Happiness.— That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted
among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed"
---Thomas Jefferson
President from 1801 to 1809
Among the sayings and discourses imputed to him [Jesus] by his biographers, I find many passages of fine imagination, correct morality, and of the most lovely benevolence; and others again of so much ignorance, so much absurdity, so much untruth, charlatanism, and imposture, as to pronounce it impossible that such contradictions should have proceeded from the same being.
-Thomas Jefferson, letter to William Short, April 13, 1820

Priests...dread the advance of science as witches do the approach of daylight and scowl on the fatal harbinger announcing the subversions of the duperies on which they live.
-Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Correa de Serra, April 11, 1820

In every country and in every age, the priest has been hostile to liberty. He is always in alliance with the despot, abetting his abuses in return for protection to his own.
-Thomas Jefferson, letter to Horatio G. Spafford, March 17, 1814

And the day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the supreme being as his father in the womb of a virgin will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerve in the brain of Jupiter. But may we hope that the dawn of reason and freedom of thought in these United States will do away with this artificial scaffolding, and restore to us the primitive and genuine doctrines of this most venerated reformer of human errors.
-Thomas Jefferson, Letter to John Adams, April 11, 1823

I concur with you strictly in your opinion of the comparative merits of atheism and demonism, and really see nothing but the latter in the being worshipped by many who think themselves Christians.
-Thomas Jefferson, letter to Richard Price, Jan. 8, 1789 (Richard Price had written to TJ on Oct. 26. about the harm done by religion and wrote "Would not Society be better without Such religions? Is Atheism less pernicious than Demonism?")

Now, then, what is it you were saying about "respect for religion"?

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#23 Jan 7, 2014
susanblange wrote:
<quoted text>The cross is called a tree because it was made out of wood. "...for he that is hanged is accursed of God..." Deut. 21:23. In the OT it is called a "stock of a tree" and was a pagan practice of idol worship.
how come your imaginary friend in the sky only ever talked to the inbreds in the middle east
Thinking

Stalbridge, UK

#24 Jan 7, 2014
'cos the ark wasn't nearly big enough to put in all the animals that hadn't been discovered.
swerty wrote:
<quoted text> how come your imaginary friend in the sky only ever talked to the inbreds in the middle east

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#25 Jan 7, 2014
swerty wrote:
<quoted text> how come your imaginary friend in the sky only ever talked to the inbreds in the middle east
Judaism is like any other religion. It started out as a cult; the family of Abraham. God has multiplied the children of Israel as the stars in the heaven and sand of the sea. They include a lot more than the Jews. It also includes everyone of northwestern European descent.

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#26 Jan 7, 2014
the ark, whats a polar bear doing in the desert,
susanblange wrote:
<quoted text>Judaism is like any other religion. It started out as a cult; the family of Abraham. God has multiplied the children of Israel as the stars in the heaven and sand of the sea. They include a lot more than the Jews. It also includes everyone of northwestern European descent.

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#27 Jan 7, 2014
Thinking wrote:
'cos the ark wasn't nearly big enough to put in all the animals that hadn't been discovered.
<quoted text>
The flood was vast, but local. It covered the entire known world. Only animals indigenous to the middle east were included on the ark. They all survived by and spent their time fishing for food. The ark remained in that same area and didn't float very far.

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#28 Jan 7, 2014
Joseph was sold into Egypt on the advice of his brother Judah. Jesus was handed over to the Romans by the hand of his disciple Judas both books say the same things
susanblange wrote:
<quoted text>Judaism is like any other religion. It started out as a cult; the family of Abraham. God has multiplied the children of Israel as the stars in the heaven and sand of the sea. They include a lot more than the Jews. It also includes everyone of northwestern European descent.
Jim

London, UK

#29 Jan 7, 2014
Lnc wrote:
<quoted text>
"Always paying homage to the weenie, is this Jewish god of yours and the Muslims. How else could it be referred to and still be so correct in the description?"---Seems to be irritated to the point of being irrational ?
J*m does good work to spreading Christianity
with his funny posts which seem an obvious
Embarrassmen to normal Atheists.
Religion harms the mind, as we can see in this poor victim of Creationism.

Stay alert to religious nonsense,

Peace.
Lnc

United States

#30 Jan 7, 2014
Proud of the USA with toleration for all.

The 6 of Jan is celebrated by Americans and as Russian Christmas in Russian now freed from communism


Día de Reyes is a traditional day of celebration in Mexico and many Latin countries, as it is in many parts of the U.S., with its 50 million-plus Hispanic population.

In Mexico and other places, children receive gifts on this day, brought by the three wise men – this in addition to presents from Santa Claus.

Good News help all

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#31 Jan 7, 2014
Lnc wrote:
Proud of the USA with toleration for all.
The 6 of Jan is celebrated by Americans and as Russian Christmas in Russian now freed from communism
Día de Reyes is a traditional day of celebration in Mexico and many Latin countries, as it is in many parts of the U.S., with its 50 million-plus Hispanic population.
In Mexico and other places, children receive gifts on this day, brought by the three wise men – this in addition to presents from Santa Claus.
Good News help all
30 years ago, on Friday evening, 1/6/84 the star in the east appeared. It was a very large six pointed star, an X with a vertical line and a long tail.(St. Andrews cross) Ronald Reagan and Zhao Zyoung of China were at a summit close by. They visited me and I chased them away. The photos and article was in the newspapers 3 days before that.

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#32 Jan 7, 2014
very nice
susanblange wrote:
<quoted text>30 years ago, on Friday evening, 1/6/84 the star in the east appeared. It was a very large six pointed star, an X with a vertical line and a long tail.(St. Andrews cross) Ronald Reagan and Zhao Zyoung of China were at a summit close by. They visited me and I chased them away. The photos and article was in the newspapers 3 days before that.
Thinking

Stalbridge, UK

#33 Jan 7, 2014
So you say most humans were unaffected yet religitards believe only Noah and family survived.
susanblange wrote:
<quoted text>The flood was vast, but local. It covered the entire known world. Only animals indigenous to the middle east were included on the ark. They all survived by and spent their time fishing for food. The ark remained in that same area and didn't float very far.

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#34 Jan 7, 2014
Thinking wrote:
So you say most humans were unaffected yet religitards believe only Noah and family survived.
<quoted text>
Human civilization was confined to the middle east. Only eight humans survived the flood. Noah and his family.
Thinking

Stalbridge, UK

#35 Jan 7, 2014
Thou art a mental.
susanblange wrote:
<quoted text>Human civilization was confined to the middle east. Only eight humans survived the flood. Noah and his family.
Jim

London, UK

#36 Jan 8, 2014
Lnc wrote:
Proud of the USA with toleration for all.
The 6 of Jan is celebrated by Americans and as Russian Christmas in Russian now freed from communism
Día de Reyes is a traditional day of celebration in Mexico and many Latin countries, as it is in many parts of the U.S., with its 50 million-plus Hispanic population.
In Mexico and other places, children receive gifts on this day, brought by the three wise men – this in addition to presents from Santa Claus.
Good News help all
Creationists intolerance of Science is their major blind spot.
Jim

London, UK

#37 Jan 8, 2014
susanblange wrote:
<quoted text>30 years ago, on Friday evening, 1/6/84 the star in the east appeared. It was a very large six pointed star, an X with a vertical line and a long tail.(St. Andrews cross) Ronald Reagan and Zhao Zyoung of China were at a summit close by. They visited me and I chased them away. The photos and article was in the newspapers 3 days before that.
Self-important creationist god-wank.
Jim

London, UK

#38 Jan 8, 2014
susanblange wrote:
Only eight humans survived the flood. Noah and his family.
Its stuff like this why Atheists stop talking to you.

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#39 Jan 8, 2014
religion is the biggest cause of inbreeding, no wonder the middle east was seeing gods,and talking snakes, and flying bulls
susanblange wrote:
<quoted text>Human civilization was confined to the middle east. Only eight humans survived the flood. Noah and his family.

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#40 Jan 8, 2014
that 40% of Ashkenazi Jews, or about 3.5 million people, are descended from only four women.

Each woman left a genetic signature that shows up in their descendants today, he and colleagues say in a report published online by the American Journal of Human Genetics. Together, their four signatures appear in about 40 percent of Ashkenazi Jews, while being virtually absent in non-Jews and found only rarely in Jews of non-Ashkenazi origin, the researchers said.

They said the total Ashkenazi population is estimated at around 8 million people. The estimated world Jewish population is about 13 million.

Ashkenazi Jews are a group with mainly central and eastern European ancestry. Ultimately, though, they can be traced back to Jews who migrated from Israel to Italy in the first and second centuries, Behar said. Eventually this group moved to Eastern Europe in the 12th and 13th centuries and expanded greatly, reaching about 10 million just before World War II, he said.
The Old

Stafford, VA

#41 Jan 8, 2014
Maybe he is a Christian and wants to encourage the Bible.

Just like Obama bases his policies and social systems on the Quran. His Muslim education and beliefs.

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