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Response to a kennedy (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 29, 2017, 04:28 AM

9. What is your problem? America's early Socialists and Progressives were often motivated by...

...the Scriptures, whether they were Christian or Jewish. They didn't go about preaching and acting holier than thou, they just went about the business of trying to make the world a better and more just place.

The US has the misfortune in its recent history to be infested by Talibornagains, Fundagelicals, and Theocrats. However loud they are today, they are all too often abysmally ignorant of both the contents of the Bible and American history.

Sadly, the same can be said for some of our more reactionary members here. The Bible can be used for good or ill, and being an atheist versus being a religious person is not by itself an indication of being a higher order of being.

I personally have zero problem quoting Scripture at bigoted people who claim to be righteous Christians. It's a good reminder to us all.

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