The founders of the USA - which is to say the delegates to the Continental Congress and its successor bodies - were, admittedly, mostly at least nominally Christian. But the country that they created was, by design, emphatically a secular entity.
That's all I was trying to say. Nowhere in my post did I ever communicate anything remotely non-secular. The rest of your post is just you rambling about how you imagine me, or boasting up your ego... You set forth ideas none of which have ever been processed by my brain. I don't think I even know a single Southern Baptist, but if they are filled with as much hate as you seem to be, then maybe I have? I'm glad you saw this as an opportunity for a flame war. I really don't participate in those.
So, in conclusion, Jesus loves you.
Second, spend more time with soldiers.
I've just got done doing 6 years active duty Army. I'm not saying soldiers downrange are not thinking! They are some of the best and brightest. That doesn't mean that they (and I) are incapable of buying into all the lies hook line and sinker.
I want to defend yours, and my children's liberties more than anything in the world, but could no longer partake after what I saw first hand going on. Seeing the federal waste first hand has deeply effected me, much like the violence a Vietnam soldier would have saw deeply effected him. (Think military-industrial complex)
My main point is that the people who volunteer have a much deeper sense of what freedom is VS. what some dickhead
RON PAUL 2012
You live in a democracy.
The USA is a Republic, a nation of laws. Societies views of what is acceptable and what is not is what form these laws.
Are we a democracy in the sense we are allowed to go vote? Yes. Does your vote matter when the Supreme Court decides the outcome of elections? Is your vote an educated one with the now involvement of SUPER PAC's?
The first version always gets thrown away.