To: Commie Basher
exodus - Our Founding Fathers were libertarian, and I don't think anyone would ever accuse them of being atheists.
Commie Basher - Oh, you'd find disagreement on both scores. Not everyone would call them libertarians, and many of them were deists, which some contend was a cover for atheists. I've also heard Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Tom Paine accused of atheism, although I'm not sure how accurately.
All I've read about deists says that even if they weren't mainstream Christians, they certainly weren't atheists. They believed in God.
Ben Franklin called himself a Christian, but he noted that he had serious problems accepting that Jesus and God were the same person. I share his skepticism on that point, but I am a Christian just the same.
My requirement for the title "libertarian" is a belief in the Rights of Men, and in the Rule of Law. Our Founders qualify.
posted on 08/16/2003 8:39:17 PM PDT
You are no Christian if you don't accept who Jesus said he was: "I and the Father are one."
Repent and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you shall be saved exodus.
posted on 08/16/2003 10:18:32 PM PDT
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