"The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants."
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Albert Camus
(1913-1960) French Algerian author
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That's weird.

I thought the welfare of humanity was always the alibi of bible-thumpers.
 -- anonymous     
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    anonymous, oops but, not far from it. Religion is: an object of conscience, an ethic(s), a moral(s), a value (system) or an orientation of correctness / enlightenment, believed sufficiently conventional and sacrosanct as to enable an attributable action. Religions foundation, through fruition, encompasses self obligated pursuits and devoted interests based on said enablers. When said enablers are drawn upon or referenced as authority, power or reason to enforce, a formal religion is established. A god or other relegated source of such enablers may or may not be instrumental in defining a religion. An object of conscience, an ethic(s), a moral(s), a value (system) or an orientation of correctness / enlightenment (religion), can not lawfully be legislated. Further, religion is: real piety in practice, consisting in the performance of all known duties to God and our fellow men. (Bouviers Law Dictionary) Clothing the naked, feeding the hungry, addressing the infirmed, prospering the poor by moral duty, being real piety in practice (with or without a god as source) is religion. The once secular representative republic has been replaced by a statist theocracy; welcome to the alibi of tyrants' Amerika.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Well, just as I thought it was. Thanks for making my point with more words than called for.
     -- anonymous     
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     -- Henry Cole, Edinboro, Pennsylvania      
     -- Mary - MI      
    anonymous, your focus was on 'bible-thumpers' and your point was refuted (your progressive spin was contrary to an otherwise obvious statement). My "more words than called for" evidently were not enough to make it clear to your government school understanding, that being, the occupying statist theocracy infesting this land is driven by bible-thumper antagonist tyrants. The principled foundation of secular government, promoting and defining freedom and liberty was by most part take directly from the Bible. With honoring lips being near and hearts far away, the "welfare of humanity" as currently practiced is antithetical to biblical principal.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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     -- watchman13, USA      
    More words are needed from time to time, to express the gravity of natural law ! Common sense. We are not the only ones in class.
     -- watchman13, USA     
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    I find it interesting the references to "bible thumping". History is replete with facts concerning, for example, it was Christians who set up the underground railroad to help slaves escape. It is Christians who are the first to arrive with aid to stricken countries, it is Christians who set up hospitals and schools in poverty stricken, despotic run countries, it is Christians who give much of their income to help the poor. Thousands of Christians have given their lives to help people all over the world. How sad for you who go along with the liberal, deliberate misinterpretation of what true Christianity is about. Of course there are those who claim to be Christians and unfortunately they're the ones who get the notice. Because you sit in a church doesn't make you a Christian anymore than sitting in a garage makes you a Buick.
     -- denise, Colorado     
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    True Christianity, in its missionary zeal has indisputably, as recorded by the 'victors', murdered millions of indigenous peoples and plundered their cultures just as it has given rise to inquisitions (we're here to help) and crusades and witch hunts and, in the ways still possible, is still at it in places like Uganda. True Christianity still molests children.

    True Christianity has an ignominious history perfect for this quote as demonstrated in true form by the comments.
     -- anonymous     
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    denise, you are absolutely right. Immediately after Katrina, many of the church I attend went to help. Churches of many denominations were poring in to help. It wasn't until about a week or 2 later that the welfare alibiing tyrants could even be seen anywhere. The churches were at Sandy before the rain and wind completely subsided. It took awhile for the welfare alibiing tyrants to show up there also.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    True Christianity ? according to who's description? Because a person Hears of Christ, and again treats his neighbor ok some of the time, does that make him a Christian ? Many denominations claim to follow Christ, there is the deception. Separation unto Christ is of no denomination. But separate to natural law. Foundation laid. Personal with the believer. Pretense or truth. The foundation known by our founding fathers, laid very carefully to eliminate denominationalism and the enemy within it ranks. As those from Europe, but more over from Rome. Those that spread socialism within their congregations. They neither free themselves nor their followers, They do not know, or worse, know and won't tell. Liberty and Freedom plus or minus nothing is just that. Our Constitution.
     -- watchman13, USA     
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    I have waited for so long to bring to point, this apex of point !
    The epiphany of human interaction of God and man ! Dictates by the host of heaven, better said by God through his host, to the natal agent. By Gods law of natural law the agent, is influenced to discovery. In the course of time, as a musician and builder, by nature, There is in my library certain books, containing information pertinent to discovery, of this nature. Being a devout follower of Christ, as Abt Vogler by Robert Browning points these dictates by the heavens to musicians is obvious. The key notes are struck. Our founding fathers were well aware of this communication between God and man in a natural law of dictates by God to us. exposure of influence by God. There is no separation between God and man but by the influence of Denominationalism. therein is the deception spread. Mazzaroth brought forth in due season. The Lord of host is our inspiration, of Liberty and Freedom. Attributable influence brought forth.
     -- watchman13, USA     
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    Christian is a sort of generic term. If we argue a point or discuss it, we need to define our terms. The word christian means different things to different people.
     -- jim k, austin tx     
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    Christos, anointed one. Christianos, follower of Christ. Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God. 2 Corin 1:21
     -- watchman13, USA     
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    "When fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross." - Sinclair Lewis
     -- anonymous     
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    imagine that !
     -- watchman13, USA     
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