From: Sean McCullough
To: Styx Allum Oct-12-93 22:15:02
Subject: A Christian nation? Nope.
You were telling us:
> THOMAS JEFFERSON:
> "Millions of innocent men, women and children, since the
> introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined,
> imprisoned: yet we have not advanced one inch towards uniformity. What
> has been the effect of coercion? To make one half the world fools, and
> the other half hypocrites.
> To suport roguery and error all over the earth."
> -- "Notes on the State of Virginia" (1781-82)
Now you understand why I tip wait personnel, etc. with $2 bills whenever
Mr. Jefferson considered his master life achievement the writing and passage
of the Virginia Statute Guaranteeing Religious Freedom -- one of the State
Statutes guaranteeing this Freedom that is actually BETTER worded than the
First Amendment is in this matter.
"Today, we have here the greatest assemblage of great minds to ever dine
together at the White House, with the exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined
-- John F. Kennedy
atarACksia -- Sean