Posts tagged ‘Baptist’

April 5, 2012

Yeah, but Mao and Stalin were atheists, blah-blah-blah….

March 31, 2012

Fundies and Extremists

There are these:

and then there are these.


The second one is from The Oatmeal. I’m not sure about the first one.

February 29, 2012

Jefferson on “The Wall of Separation”

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Because religious belief, or non-belief, is such an important part of every person’s life, freedom of religion affects every individual. Religious institutions that use government power in support of themselves and force their views on persons of other faiths, or of no faith, undermine all our civil rights. Moreover, state support of an established religion tends to make the clergy unresponsive to their own people, and leads to corruption within religion itself. Erecting the “wall of separation between church and state,” therefore, is absolutely essential in a free society.

We have solved, by fair experiment, the great and interesting question whether freedom of religion is compatible with order in government and obedience to the laws. And we have experienced the quiet as well as the comfort which results from leaving every one to profess freely and openly those principles of religion which are the inductions of his own reason and the serious convictions of his own inquiries.

Thomas Jefferson, to the Virginia Baptists (1808) ME 16:320. This is his second known use of the term “wall of separation,” here quoting his own use in the Danbury Baptist letter. This wording of the original was several times upheld by the Supreme Court as an accurate description of the Establishment Clause: Reynolds (98 US at 164, 1879); Everson (330 US at 59, 1947); McCollum (333 US at 232, 1948)
December 27, 2011

Newt Gingrich: Is He a Cannibal, and Why is He Still Alive?

Newt Gingrich, serial adulterer, self-aggrandizing “historian”, former Southern Baptist, now Roman Catholic, wants to be President.   I have questions.  For instance with two divorces behind him and admitted affairs, does he  take Holy Communion? Does he participate in the cannibalistic ritual of eating  and drinking the flesh and blood of Christ? If so, then how did he get around the RCC’s squeamishness about divorces, particularly considering that Newt has been lying all along about his first  divorce. It seems that he filed the papers himself and  it was not by mutual agreement. Old friends have quoted him has saying  at the time,  ‘You know and I know that she’s not young enough or pretty enough to be the wife of a president.'”  He then went on to his second marriage during which he had a six-year affair with a congressional aide, his current wife Calista. During this adulterous affair he  was pushing for the impeachment of Bill Clinton  for similar offenses. When he divorced  his second wife, he did it in typical Newt fashion when according to her he asked his whore to marry him before he even asked her for a divorce.. These things would seem to disqualify him from eating Jesus, but as any Lutheran boy who went through three years of confirmation classes can tell you( I for one), one of the things that got Martin Luther’s panties in a twist was the Catholic sale of indulgences, i.e, Heavenly forgiveness for cash. The Church has allegedly outlawed the practice, but,wouldn’t it be nice to have a well known Tiffany shopper in your parish? Who knows for sure?

Which brings me to my next question. Why is Newt still among the living. Doesn’t the Bible  specify death for  adulterers? I believe the good book lists stoning as the preferred method? Why aren’t the Christofacists all over this one.  Here you have a serial philanderer, to whom the 6th commandment appears to be a trivial matter. Stone him at the gates of the city, I say! Or, you could ignore the  cheating and lying and  elect the bastard President anyway. It would be the Republican thing to do.  SOB

Newt and his current adulteress