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Blog Against Theocracy: Jefferson's Wall

April 8, 2007

Blog Against Theocracy ImageOne last post for during Blog Against Theocracy weekend. There’s another malformed one, still taking shape in Your Montag’s addled brain, for some time in the future.

Thomas Jefferson:

I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature would “make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,” thus building a wall of separation between Church and State.

Bob Ellis:

The “wall of separation between church and state” to which Jefferson referred is intended to keep the state from subjugating religion, not to keep faith from having any influence or dialogue in public policy.

Your Humble Montag:

  1. The wall separates Church and State. “Faith” is not the same as “Church.”
  2. Jefferson wrote “wall” not “one way door.”
  3. We should consider building a wall of separation between “People of Faith Who Refuse to Objectively Accept the Findings of Sound Scientific Processes” and “Our Vote.”

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. April 8, 2007 10:53 PM

    There have been some excellent posts on the Jesusistan agenda and what it means for Constitutional freedom in America.

    From this weekend on, we should all become ever-more vigilant. We have a category set up specifically for calling out the Jesusistanis wherever they may be hiding.

  2. tom cady permalink
    April 9, 2007 5:28 AM

    it looked so easy, our heritage beckoned
    the nation was, after all, christian
    and so they began their crusade marching toward theocracy
    and as they plodded the children wailed “are we there yet?”
    and god whispered back “you’re going the wrong way”

  3. April 10, 2007 6:38 AM

    Point #1: HERE HERE. Point #2: *Guffaw” Point #3: I take your point entirely and wholly agree with the sentiment, but I am less confident of the capacity of scientific processes to accurately describe, order, or predict the world.

  4. April 10, 2007 8:05 AM

    The scientific method has checks and balances, and has the capacity to correct ‘itself’ where errors have been made, which in the long run leads us closer (hopefully) to an accurate description, order or prediction of the world. (There’s my article of faith.)

    Perhaps attempting to discover the thus far illusive ‘grand unified theory’ is equivalent to attempting to discover the nature of God. Perhaps, as the faithful say, the nature of God is unknowable.

    (No longer addressing Fehlle specifically): Is it really so offensive to try?

  5. April 10, 2007 8:21 AM

    And thanks, to everyone coming by for BAT.

    JollyRoger: We/I will continue to use this category for such posts on this site.

    I like that, tom cady.

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