First, many of the Founding Fathers were “deists,” but that was little more than the PC label of the day to genericize their Christianity since they were public officials pushing for freedom of religion. Jefferson was a devout Christian.
Second, you wrote: “I am not Jewish, yet I do not have a fit when a city not far from me has a big menorah out in public.”
The story is about atheists (those who reject religion all the time) and you are equivocating the observation of a religious belief regarding a specific religious holiday with a general attack on religion when the religious are celebrating a part of their religion. The two cannot be equivocated. And, to the intellectually honest, when an atheist directly protests a religious observation, which is saying in effect, “I don’t believe in your God. Which God? That God right there that we are both pointing at” that atheist destroys his own argument. So they would do well to avoid this type of slap in the face.
This is less an expression of a religious view than it is an attack on those truly observing their religion, and, as a result, is little more than hateful and petty.
Third, Freerepublic is a conservative web site that firmly believes in the Judeo-Christian view of God. Unfortunately, it has been watered down over the years with atheists and liberaltarians who run counter to the stated cause of this site which is to defend the conservative traditions of this country but with whom conservatives are united in a shared cause of limited government. I’ll team up with libertarians to reduce the oppressive size of government, but liberaltarians have more in common with the left wing of the DNC than they do with true conservatives.
Fourth, it’s hard to ‘live and let-live’ when someone is poking you in the eye.
I don’t smile to get along. That’s what we have been doing for 40 years, and that is why the country is fast becoming a cesspool.
So, I no longer smile to get along. I’ve been poking my opponent right back in the eye for years. And I have no regrets.
Good points all but i think Maryland is for queen Mary of France the mother or grandmother of several English monarchs......her son Charles II ....most notably.....the last absolute English monarch