God in the Republic but Not the Government

You’re right.  Combining the freedoms of speech and press with religious freedom doesn’t readily fit today’s social or emotional mindset.  And even more unexpected is the place religion holds in the 1st Amendment:  first place!  And then on top of that, this priority...

An Intolerance for Intolerance

While reading your previous entry, one of your comments sent me down a question-filled path of thought. It was while you were discussing your points on religion. You stated that the Founding Fathers had an “intolerance for intolerance,” which I agree – with both your...

The Evil Empire

You’ve addressed a number of significant points each of which alone I’d like to consider in detail.  But like standing before a great buffet, your points all look equally tempting.  So for now I’ll just squeeze small portions of every one on my plate.  Later we can...

Stalin…Evil To Whom?

I agree with your sentiment that topics of morality, such as “just wars”, are relative. Concepts like “justice” and “fairness” are colored with shades of grey, but I understand why people cling to these long-held labels of virtue. Human nature urges people to justify...

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