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Old 05-20-2011, 07:13 PM
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they may have professed their faith in God but they were wise enough to recognize that all don't and that to impose that on others (as the right is so wont to do) is not something that belongs in a free society.
The founders promised freedom of religion, not freedom from religion in the founding documents. The freedom to practice your religion, not to be protected from the practice of religion.
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Old 05-20-2011, 08:05 PM
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The founders promised freedom of religion, not freedom from religion in the founding documents. The freedom to practice your religion, not to be protected from the practice of religion.
Huh????
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Old 05-20-2011, 08:31 PM
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Huh????
Meaning; the founders rejected any establishment of a state religion. You were free to worship in your own way. This was applied liberally (a word you should like). The Legislature was opened every day with a prayer which is a clear indication that they weren't promoting separation. Being as the vast majority of the people here were Christian you couldn't be expected to be protected from their public displays of their faith. You were not to be compelled to participate, but that's as far as it went.

Of course, as is well known, later activist courts hanging their decisions on a letter written by Thomas Jefferson, and not in the founding documents, hold onto a phrase in this letter that mentioned a "separation of church and state".

How this letter of Mr. Jefferson was elevated to the status of the founding documents confounds to this day.
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Old 05-20-2011, 10:16 PM
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The expected intelligence.
 

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