About that Separation of Church and State Thing.

 


America has a new Bible. It's the "God Bless the USA Bible." Think of it as the scriptural equivalent of Reese's pieces - a little chocolate, a little peanut butter sort of thing.

The “God Bless the USA Bible” is expected to go on sale in September, in time to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, according to a Nashville-based marketer who will distribute the book.

It has already prompted cries of blasphemy and concerns that the book will promote Christian nationalism, the idea that America is and should remain a Christian nation.

The Bible will also include lyrics from singer Lee Greenwood’s hit song “God Bless the USA,” which topped pop charts after Sept. 11, 2001. Using the historic King James Version, the “God Bless the USA Bible” has about 600 pre-orders for $49.99 and will ship in September, said Hugh Kirkpatrick, who said he wanted to inspire unity in the country.

Where is Barry Goldwater now that we need him. Blasphemy in the defence of liberty is no vice. 

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  1. It amounts to the USA being the chosen ones.
    Move over Israel the lost tribes are here in north america.
    When Ronnie Reagan opened his arms to the religious right for support he opened Pandora's box.
    Margaret Thatcher was also been a huge influence on modern day political religious/state politics..
    https://www.dailysignal.com/2015/09/15/heres-how-religion-shaped-margaret-thatchers-politics/
    It goes without saying that Harper's Canada would have looked much different!!

    Theocracy awaits round every corner.

    TB

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  2. No, TB. It "lurks" round every corner.

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  3. "He makes nations great, and destroys them; he enlarges nations, and disperses them."

    Wait a minute.

    "God bless these book sales."

    Is that acceptable?

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  4. Well, as long as we're gettin' biblical ....

    how about instead of lawsuits we bring back the eye for eye/hand for hand thing?

    "An Alabama Man Is Suing A Deputy Because He Says Tight Handcuffs Led To An Amputation"
    ................................
    And further on the 'equivalency front'

    I am sure that in order to punish Belarus for the recent, shocking airplane hijacking, the EU and USA will apologize to Morales/Bolivia for the same and offer complete exoneration to Snowden as a show of sincerity.

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  5. Perhaps theocracy is the soulmate of nationalism where the less knowledgeable defer to easy answers is this complex world.

    TB

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