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Old 05-29-2011, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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They don't have to come to your door to force their views on you. Most of them try to do it through the legislative and legal system by turning this country into a Theocracy.
That's a strong statement. Any proof that "most of them" have been doing this within the past 50 years?
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Old 05-29-2011, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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Which is ironic considering it happened shortly after they adopted Christianity, then twisted it into Roman Catholicism which the vast majority of current Christian organized denominations are derived from today.
That is false. The insanity of Rome's leaders and wealthy has been tied to lead poisoning. The loss of morals predates Constatine.
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Old 05-29-2011, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Hillsboro, OR
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That is false. The insanity of Rome's leaders and wealthy has been tied to lead poisoning. The loss of morals predates Constatine.
Okay on that point, but then why didn't the Roman Empire magically recover after adopting Christianity, hm?
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Old 05-29-2011, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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Okay on that point, but then why didn't the Roman Empire magically recover after adopting Christianity, hm?
That's been a matter of debate for many years. My personal belief is that the conversion of their emperor divided not only the country, but also their legions. Some still held to the old Roman gods while others converted. Then there was the move from Rome to Constantinople. I think the above were contributing factors to the fall of the Roman empire.
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Old 05-29-2011, 11:48 AM
 
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Very true. Look at the fall of the Roman Empire for example. Decadency and hedonism eventually took over and destroyed their civilization.
Took over from what?
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Old 05-29-2011, 11:59 AM
 
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I think they "feel" like the minority because everyone wants to be David and no one wants to be Goliath.
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Old 05-29-2011, 12:54 PM
 
Location: California
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I don't trust people who go to church or advertise their "christianity". 53 year of experience has taught me that. If there is anyone "real' in that mix they sure don't stand out.
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