The Bible bill?

May 22, 2009 Full story: news.yahoo.com 674

When the clock strikes midnight on Dec. 31, 2009, Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.) hopes you’ll be ringing in “the Year of the Bible.”

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Brian

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#1 May 22, 2009
This country was founded on christian principals. If you do not believe that than go back and check your history. All the people that are trying to take Jesus and God out our schools are wrong and are ruining are country.

As it says on our currency

GOD bless America

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Dances with Wolves

Baltimore, MD

#2 May 22, 2009
Brian wrote:
This country was founded on christian principals. If you do not believe that than go back and check your history. All the people that are trying to take Jesus and God out our schools are wrong and are ruining are country.
As it says on our currency
GOD bless America
While I agree with you, the Government cannot dictate "The Year of the Bible" and exclude other religious beliefs (books). Would you be so willing to accept "The Year of the Koran"?

I have to respectfully disagree with this proposition as I for one am not willing to celebrate other Religious books that don't reflect my beliefs and therefore respect the rights of others who may not wish to celebrate a year of the Bible.

Constitution. "Congress shall make no law...."
Light Sensitive

Massapequa, NY

#3 May 22, 2009
Brian wrote:
This country was founded on christian principals. If you do not believe that than go back and check your history. All the people that are trying to take Jesus and God out our schools are wrong and are ruining are country.
As it says on our currency
GOD bless America
right, all we need is prayer back in the schools and this country will be in perfect shape. all our financial problems, corporate greed, govt spending, a growing lazy and fat population, lousy foreign policys, 2 wars, poverty, states and citys going broke....

yeah, get those little snot-nose kids back to praying...that'll fix it all.

roflmao...

“Protestant, Gay, Libertarian”

Since: Apr 08

Long Island, NY

#4 May 22, 2009
Brian wrote:
This country was founded on christian principals. If you do not believe that than go back and check your history. All the people that are trying to take Jesus and God out our schools are wrong and are ruining are country.
As it says on our currency
GOD bless America
The bible was NOT founded on Christian principles.

Try reading the U.S. Constitution sometimes.

And most of the Founders were NOT Christians. They were Desists.

Stop using the "BIG LIE" technique.
donkeyman

Midland, OR

#5 May 22, 2009
Daniel P from Long Island wrote:
<quoted text>
The bible was NOT founded on Christian principles.
Try reading the U.S. Constitution sometimes.
And most of the Founders were NOT Christians. They were Desists.
Stop using the "BIG LIE" technique.
rev.wight and obama completely agree with you.
keltec 9mm

United States

#6 May 22, 2009
Dances with Wolves wrote:
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While I agree with you, the Government cannot dictate "The Year of the Bible" and exclude other religious beliefs (books). Would you be so willing to accept "The Year of the Koran"?
I have to respectfully disagree with this proposition as I for one am not willing to celebrate other Religious books that don't reflect my beliefs and therefore respect the rights of others who may not wish to celebrate a year of the Bible.
Constitution. "Congress shall make no law...."
You are certainly not required to participate in the celebration of the Year of the bible, but seriously, why would we celebrate the year of the Koran in a primarily Christian nation? Would you celebrate the Birth of the Red Sox in Yankee stadium?

The following is an admission of the de facto Congress of U.S., Incorporated:

PUBLIC LAW 97-280 96 STAT. 1211 97TH Congress

Joint Resolution

Authorizing and requesting the President to proclaim 1983 as the "Year of the Bible." Whereas the Bible, the Word of God, has made a unique contribution in shaping the United States as a distinctive and blessed nation and people; Whereas deeply held religious convictions springing from the Holy Scriptures led to the early settlement of our Nation; Whereas Biblical teachings inspired concepts of civil government that are contained in our Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States; Whereas many of our great national leaders--among them Presidents Washington, Jackson, Lincoln [sic], and Wilson--paid tribute to the surpassing influence of the Bible in our country's development, as in the words of President Jackson that the Bible is "the rock on which our Republic rests"; Whereas the history of our Nation clearly illustrates the value of voluntarily applying the teachings of the Scriptures in the lives of individuals, families, and societies; Whereas this Nation now faces great challenges that will test this Nation as it has never been tested before; and Whereas that renewing our knowledge of and faith in God through Holy Scripture can strengthen us a a nation and a people: Now therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President is authorized and requested to designate 1983 as a national "Year of the Bible" in recognition of both the formative influence the Bible has been for our Nation, and our national need to study and apply the teachings of the Holy Scriptures.

Approved October 4, 1982

President Reagan signed this joint resolution. The 1982 joint resolution was passed unanimously.
keltec 9mm

United States

#7 May 22, 2009
Daniel P from Long Island wrote:
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The bible was NOT founded on Christian principles.
Try reading the U.S. Constitution sometimes.
And most of the Founders were NOT Christians. They were Desists.
Stop using the "BIG LIE" technique.
The BIG LIE is, most of the founders were not Christian.

Founding Fathers of the United States
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


In terms of religious affiliation, the men mirrored the overwhelmingly Protestant character of American religious life at the time and were members of various denominations. Only three, Charles Carroll, Daniel Carroll and Thomas Fitzsimons, were Roman Catholics. A few were not particularly religious.

Framers of the US Constitution

3 deists, 7 Congegationalists, 25 Episcopalians, 2 Dutch Reformed, 10 Presbyterians, 2 Methodists , 3 Quakers, 2 Roman Catholics ,one Lutheran. Let's do the math, three deists out of fifty five framers goves us abut 5.5% which certainly makes the Big Lie your lie.
Anal Rapist

Englewood, CO

#8 May 22, 2009
Brian wrote:
This country was founded on christian principals. If you do not believe that than go back and check your history. All the people that are trying to take Jesus and God out our schools are wrong and are ruining are country.
As it says on our currency
GOD bless America
WTF are you talking about? This country was founded on greed, slavery, capitalism, smut, racism, prejudice, homophobia, classism, isolationism, fear mongering, murder, rape, torture, and depravity. THANK GOD FOR THAT!!! HOO HOO ...SHAKE UR BOOBS!
Hammer down

United States

#9 May 22, 2009
Light Sensitive wrote:
<quoted text>
right, all we need is prayer back in the schools and this country will be in perfect shape. all our financial problems, corporate greed, govt spending, a growing lazy and fat population, lousy foreign policys, 2 wars, poverty, states and citys going broke....
yeah, get those little snot-nose kids back to praying...that'll fix it all.
roflmao...
So this means your a "SNOT NOSED ADULT" Right?
Hammer down

United States

#10 May 22, 2009
Anal Rapist wrote:
<quoted text> WTF are you talking about? This country was founded on greed, slavery, capitalism, smut, racism, prejudice, homophobia, classism, isolationism, fear mongering, murder, rape, torture, and depravity. THANK GOD FOR THAT!!! HOO HOO ...SHAKE UR BOOBS!
And then there are those who are Filthy Vermin such
as YOU!
Caution

West Jordan, UT

#11 May 22, 2009
I still don't get how self-professed Christians can ignore Jesus so badly.
And yes, if we have a year of the bible, there should be plenty of qualifiers,and a year of the Koran and the Dhammapada and every thing else.
Congress shall make no law regarding the establishment of religion.
If you want to have a personal or ecclesiastical year of the bible, go for it, but keep the government OUT OUT OUT of religion.
By the way, how could God be so weak as to be kicked out of school. That line always struck me as pathetic. ALl they did was end state mandated prayers for kids, which was wrong in the first place. Want your kids to pray in school ? Send them to a religious school, but keep the damn government OUT of religion.

“the baby who would be king!!!!”

Since: Jan 07

fort worth

#12 May 22, 2009
Brian wrote:
This country was founded on christian principals. If you do not believe that than go back and check your history. All the people that are trying to take Jesus and God out our schools are wrong and are ruining are country.
As it says on our currency
GOD bless America
the first settlers were running away from a country and a king who did not want them and then they ran from a country who would not operate in a manner they demanded

the first settlers taught their children at home and did not rely on the government to educate them

god bless america is not found on any form of american currency past or present

“Life Force One”

Since: Mar 09

The Spiritual Universe

#13 May 22, 2009
keltec 9mm wrote:
<quoted text>
You are certainly not required to participate in the celebration of the Year of the bible, but seriously, why would we celebrate the year of the Koran in a primarily Christian nation? Would you celebrate the Birth of the Red Sox in Yankee stadium?
The following is an admission of the de facto Congress of U.S., Incorporated:
PUBLIC LAW 97-280 96 STAT. 1211 97TH Congress
Joint Resolution
Authorizing and requesting the President to proclaim 1983 as the "Year of the Bible." Whereas the Bible, the Word of God, has made a unique contribution in shaping the United States as a distinctive and blessed nation and people; Whereas deeply held religious convictions springing from the Holy Scriptures led to the early settlement of our Nation; Whereas Biblical teachings inspired concepts of civil government that are contained in our Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States; Whereas many of our great national leaders--among them Presidents Washington, Jackson, Lincoln [sic], and Wilson--paid tribute to the surpassing influence of the Bible in our country's development, as in the words of President Jackson that the Bible is "the rock on which our Republic rests"; Whereas the history of our Nation clearly illustrates the value of voluntarily applying the teachings of the Scriptures in the lives of individuals, families, and societies; Whereas this Nation now faces great challenges that will test this Nation as it has never been tested before; and Whereas that renewing our knowledge of and faith in God through Holy Scripture can strengthen us a a nation and a people: Now therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President is authorized and requested to designate 1983 as a national "Year of the Bible" in recognition of both the formative influence the Bible has been for our Nation, and our national need to study and apply the teachings of the Holy Scriptures.
Approved October 4, 1982
President Reagan signed this joint resolution. The 1982 joint resolution was passed unanimously.
So what dumbass? It was clearly UN-Constitutional and never should have been passed. And this bill should NOT be passed either.

“Life Force One”

Since: Mar 09

The Spiritual Universe

#14 May 22, 2009
Anal Rapist wrote:
<quoted text> WTF are you talking about? This country was founded on greed, slavery, capitalism, smut, racism, prejudice, homophobia, classism, isolationism, fear mongering, murder, rape, torture, and depravity. THANK GOD FOR THAT!!! HOO HOO ...SHAKE UR BOOBS!
But that's what he said, our country was based on the above Christian values.

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#15 May 22, 2009
The bible bill? You mean what christianity has cost the world in the last 2.000 years? Yes, it is ready.

The total comes to $3.7 gazillion. No checks accepted; cash only please.
Marilyn

Anniston, AL

#16 May 22, 2009
This country was founded as a secular society to get away from society where kings and others claimed to rule by 'divine power'....they were tired of government that was based on the idea that God put them in power...

And in God we trust was not on the currency until the 1950's.....

It is religion that is chipping away at the government not the other way around.
keltec 9mm

United States

#17 May 22, 2009
Seen Is Awesome wrote:
<quoted text>
So what dumbass? It was clearly UN-Constitutional and never should have been passed. And this bill should NOT be passed either.
Oh no, the guy who died and says he met his drug dealer and came back, who also happens to be a WTC conspiracy nut is now a constitutional scholar . Tomorrow he will tell us he was a Russian cosmonaut who walked on the moon before the Amrericans did. Remember with the right drugs anything is possible, just ask him. LOL
keltec 9mm

United States

#18 May 22, 2009
ScienceRules wrote:
The bible bill? You mean what christianity has cost the world in the last 2.000 years? Yes, it is ready.
The total comes to $3.7 gazillion. No checks accepted; cash only please.
Thank God we don't have to pay the Atheist Bill.Oh wait, over 120 million human beings already paid that bill with their lives.
keltec 9mm

United States

#19 May 22, 2009
Did you notice, no atheist founders? The founders were diverse, but not crazy.

"Before any man can be considered as a member of Civil Society, he must be considered as a subject
of the Governor of the Universe."
James Madison

Mr Madison, who called Christianity the true religion, excluded atheists as members of civil society. Imagine that.

Since: May 07

Indianapolis, IN

#20 May 22, 2009
Brian wrote:
This country was founded on christian principals. If you do not believe that than go back and check your history. All the people that are trying to take Jesus and God out our schools are wrong and are ruining are country.
As it says on our currency
GOD bless America
Lame fundamentalist Christian apologetics.

"The Government of the United States is in no sense founded on the Christian religion." - John Adams

"I have examined all the known superstitions of the world, and I do not find in our particular superstition of Christianity one redeeming feature. They are all alike founded on fables and mythology." - Thomas Jefferson

"What has been Christianity’s fruits? Superstition, Bigotry and Persecution."- James Madison

"I have found Christian dogma unintelligible. Early in life, I absenteed myself from Christian assemblies." - Benjamin Franklin

Sorry, but you're going to have to find another way to sneak intelligent design into the public school science classroom.

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