Message #1884 - HolySmoke
Date : 25-Apr-93 10:13
From : Bruce Baugh
To : All
Subject : Christianity and Government
As long as we're slinging quotes about the relationship
between Christianity and the US government, let's get the law
of the land...
As the United States of America is not in any sense founded
upon the Christian religion, as it has in itself no enmity
with the laws, religion, or tranquility of Islam, and as
the said states have never entered into any war or act of
hostility against any Mohammadean nation it is declared by
the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions
shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing
between the two countries.
That's from the Treaty of Tripoli, signed by John Adams on
November 4, 1796. And it's the LAW.