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‘Religion and politics’ on Tuesday
Mar 05, 2012 | 1591 views | 5 5 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A First Tuesday Dialogues program, hosted by Shepherd of the Hill Presbyterian Church, will be held 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 6.

The topic of the dialogue is “Religion and Politics” and it will address, “The role and limits of faith and institutional religion in American public life.”

The free dialogue is open to the public and will be held at Shepherd of the Hill, 145 Engler Boulevard, Chaska.

St. Francis Medical Center is the corporate sponsor of the dialogue. For more information, visit the “Dialogues” page www.shepherdofthehillchurch.com.
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M Bovary
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March 10, 2012
For John Brunette--

Really? You honestly believe that? I'm so sorry for you.

See below--=

http://www.theology.edu/journal/volume2/ushistor.htm
JohnBrunette
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March 10, 2012
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

Silly me. I assumed the Creator was God.
M Bovary
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March 05, 2012
It's been many years since we've had the separation of church and state our forefathers wanted guaranteed to us.

Sad really. This country was started by free thinkers, where have they all gone?
JohnBrunette
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March 06, 2012
It's sad that you think that. Our founding fathers wanted to guarantee that gvoernment would establish no religion of it's own, as was done by Henry the 8th.

While that establish clause stated there would be no official religion of the United States, there is no mention that the two shall be separated. In fact, if you look to our founding documents, you'll find God mentioned quite a bit.

Our founding fathers beleived that without religion, we would fail. They beleived that morality based upon one's self provides a large opportunity for corruption. Morality requires some religious beleif or it falls to the wayside, when the need of the self becomes greater than it's morality.

I recommend a book called the 5,000 Year Leap, where you will quickly learn just how these amazing men based our country entirely in faith in God, and the wonders He provides us.
iFederalist
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March 06, 2012
"Separation of church and state", Came about due to a letter that Thomas Jefferson wrote in reply to a letter from the Danbury Baptist Association in 1802. The letter contains the phrase "wall of separation between church and state," which lead to the short-hand for the Establishment Clause that we use today. That phrase is not in any of our country’s founding documents. The Establishment Clause states; Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. This is the first line of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

Thomas Jefferson was a man of deep religious conviction — his conviction was that religion was a very personal matter, one which the government had no business getting involved in.

“I never will by any word or act, bow to the shrine of intolerance.”

-Thomas Jefferson

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