I have a southern baptist friend who says it's god's will that only a
christian can be elected president of the USA. No Jews. She heard this from
her pastor, who runs Cornerstone Baptist whatever in Nashville. Big
business, lots of believers like my friend.
This is supposed to be pretty funny. Haven't read it yet:
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Funny how clowns like that seem unable to read the Constitution:
"No religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or
public trust under the United States." [Article VI, paragraph 3]
These people believe we are a "Christian nation". I once asked my friend if
she'd ever read the actual writings of people like Jefferson or Hamilton.
She said "I don't have to. The pastor has read them. I listen to him." I've
pointed out to her that she's walking into a gigantic cash register every
Sunday, but that tends to have a deleterious effect on our conversations,
even though I find it funny.
You just made her point.<g> If it is constitutionally legal- then how
come it hasn't happened?
I wish her pastor would explain how, in a country that is
predominantly protestant, we end up with a Supreme Court with all
Catholics and Jews.<BG> [all appointed by Protestants, I think.]
And they all preach about love.
Mark Twain knew the truth:
Man is a Religious Animal. He is the only Religious Animal. He is the only
animal that has the True Religion -- several of them. He is the only animal
that loves his neighbor as himself and cuts his throat if his theology isn't
straight. He has made a graveyard of the globe in trying his honest best to
smooth his brother's path to happiness and heaven. The higher animals have
no religion. And we are told that they are going to be left out in the
Hereafter. I wonder why? It seems questionable taste...The Lowest Animal
Or it could be that they just turned the dials the wrong direction. Seems like
a pretty obvious explanation: it's too warm, turn the dials, now it's much too
warm... turn them the other way, ya think?
No I don't think they turned them both the wrong way, but I learned once
from a refrigerator repairman that the freezer control actually just
controls the amount of cold air going into the refrigerator (or remaining in
the freezer), putting it on coldest can screw everything up. I am not sure
why the Manual has no explanation of *how* the controls work, or why *I*
couldn't find any info on this on the web, but it seems to be accurate. I
instructed the tenants to put both controls back to normal. One week later,
I go a note that the refrigerator was cold, but the freezer was not quite
cold enough. I suggested they move the freezer control colder one notch
(and to not touch the refrigerator control). I also vacuumed under the
refrigerator using a special extension I have (their kickplate is not
removable). However I picked up almost no dust. A few days later they
reported that everything was fine.
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