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The Skeptical Chymist • 5 years ago

I'm not sure what the best response to the barbarism of ISIS should be, but I take exception to item 1. The US is a secular country, which is predominantly populated by Christians. In the words of John Adams, "the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion". Thus, we should not restrict our aid to those only of the Christian religion. We should grant asylum to people fleeing this terror regardless of their religion, if we can assure ourselves that they are peaceful and only seek a safe life for themselves and their families. If churches are willing to take them in, they may find willing converts among them.

Progressive Patriot • 5 years ago

Not likely that Mr Fischer would ever defend a Unitarian like Adams. His goal, as with many of those who frequent these sites, is to create theocracy on these shores. Religious pluralism does NOT exist in Mr Fischer's form of sharia. He would be the first to load Catholics and Unitarians in cattle cars.

Guest • 5 years ago

And right-wing Mormons, who are foolish to try to weaken the separation of church and state.

Are such Mormons truly unaware of how poorly their faith is regarded by many of the politicians that they're trying to give power to?

Heck, the historical revisionists for theocracy would likely argue that the Mormon faith isn't protected because it didn't exist when the Constitution was adopted.

abbygirl • 5 years ago

I couldn't get past the first paragraph. I don't think we are a Christian nation anymore. Proof = Obama is POTUS. This country voted for him twice. Says it all.

MichaelVWilson • 5 years ago

Excellent article. We are in an existential battle for survival and that means no-limit warfare, up to and including thermonuclear weapons, if necessary.