A not-so-bright friend of mine sent me an e-mail that had been forwarded to her and she was forwarding it to everyone and wanted them to forward it to as many people as possible.  The jist of it was that within 20 years, sharia (sp?) will have taken-over the U.S., as the muslims with their horrible values try to out-number the christians, with their good values, and the muslims holy book is horrible, but the christians' holy book is wonderful.  It said we must act now to put christian laws into place, blah, blah, blah...

WOW.  I just hit reply and said NO religion has a place in making laws for our country.  We should ONLY follow the Constitution of the United States and that is it!!!!

Of course, no reply from her. 

"the dumb" just gets me every time.  I can't stand it.  lol.

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Oops, it's gist not jist. lol

You CAN edit your original post, you know!  Look under "Options" at the top of the screen.

thanks Loren. I'm very low-tech. lol.  Maybe lazy too? ;)

You're right.  They just don't get, do they?

Has your friend noticed how some christians are trying to do the very same thing with Mosaic law, trying to teach creationism in our schools and superimpose christian values on our governments?

Sauce for the goose is NOT a horse of a different color!  Your friend could stand to learn more about the concept of secularism.

Loren, I wouldn't hold your breath on her friend willingly seeking more information and knowledge. (Nothing personal, booklover). And you hit it on the nose with Xtians doing the very same thing as Muslims. It's not that Xtians are opposed to theocratic law; with all its concomitant ignorance, bigotry, anti-intellectualism, and barbarism.  Rather, they just want the Xtian version of Sharia.

The trouble with theocracy is that everyone wants to be Theo.
– James Dunn

Pat, the LAST thing I expect a dogmatic christian to do is CHANGE.

As for everyone wanting to be "Theo," I wonder if that isn't a product of their insecurity about their faith.  I mean, this is why they gather about those who believe the same - for reinforcement, and the best way to insulate themselves against disagreement is To Have EVERYONE Believe The Same.

They're so involved in their pitfall that they can't see that it is one.

...the best way to insulate themselves against disagreement is To Have EVERYONE Believe The Same. And, I would add, persecute, ostracize, or eliminate those that disagree.

But of course - that's SOP!

Pat, no offense taken!  It wouldn't even dawn on her to seek more information.  I rarely see her, and I don't really care, so I wouldn't even waste my energy explaining.

Loren, she's just an old friend from high school whom I rarely see.  I don't think she is intelligent enough to grasp that what she believes is just a belief.

Congratulations on replying the way you did.  We have to do whatever we can do.

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