Posts Categorized: church and state

FREEDOM OF RELIGION vs. A “CHRISTIAN NATION”

Posted by & filed under Benjamin Franklin, Christian Nation, church and state, Freedom of Religion, George Washington Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, John Adams, Thomas Paine, Treaty of Tripoli.

Tweet Share Today’s “Guest Post” is pretty much by the “Founding Fathers” The English philosopher John Locke proposed two revolutionary ideas about religion: One, that it is a matter of individual choice – not the decision of the state or the community. Two, if you don’t approve of your neighbor’s choices, too bad! Live and…
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NEWT’S CHURCHGOING IMMIGRANTS

Posted by & filed under 1st Amendment, Can Different Faiths Get Along, church and state, church attendance, Illegal Immigrants, Immigration, is Jesus God?, Law and Equity, Newt Gingrich, Republican Debate, Spiritual Renewal.

TweetShare  I listened with interest to the Republican Debate the other night, and was especially struck by Newt Gingrich’s comments on immigration. Despite being of a very different political persuasion, I often find Gingrich’s comments to be thoughtful and intelligent, and far prefer to listen to him than to the others. When he first began…
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How To Begin

Posted by & filed under church and state, F. Forrester Church, Forrest Church, liberal theology, love and death, the cathedral of the world, thoughts for a summer day, Unitarian, Unitarian Church of All Souls, universalist.

When Rev. Forrest Church died in 2009, the New York Times wrote: “The Rev. Forrest Church, a longtime pastor at the Unitarian Church of All Souls on the Upper East Side who spent the last three years of his life, after being told he had terminal cancer, articulating a philosophy of death and dying and…
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