If it's Sunday, this must be Christianists! Time to get all literary again, as we learn how Nathaniel Hawthorne is personally responsible for destroying Christianity in America, at least according to homeschooling advocate and radio preacher Kevin Swanson and his intellectual e-book masterpiece
I fear I don&#039;t have that long.
Okay, that made me literally (sense one) chuckle.
<i>&quot;Nevertheless, it is important to remember that the governments controlling our socialist nations today are far more intrusive into the lives of the average citizen than what we find in early colonial world.&quot; </i>
Suuuure it is. That&#039;s why today you always hear about people (including ministers) being thrown in jail for insulting elected &quot;authority figures&quot; because it&#039;s a supposed violation of the 5th commandment. Just like in the good old days he&#039;s yearning for.
Silly me. I thought the problem with the witch trials was that there&#039;s no such thing as witches.
Just be careful WHAT you say about the weather. You know, because global climate change is a Satanist humanist secularist hoax propagandized by atheist lying science worshipers to make you a frozen gay witch.
You should sue. I bet Orly Taitz would do it pro bono.
Roger Williams is actually somewhat germane to the topic at hand. He became an Anglican priest at Cambridge, I think, then fell in with the Puritans before emigrating to America because he could not tolerate the non-fundamentalist Church of England at the time. He became more and more &quot;pure&quot; and exclusionary as time went on, and eventually got to the point that he felt the only congregation he could belong to was himself and his wife. Then he did a 360 and decided everybody was cool. Rhode Island accepted Quakers and Jews at a time when they were persecuted -- or hanged -- as nearby as Boston. He was a pioneer of religious freedom, separation of church and state, and abolition of slavery, and insisted that judges not punish people for violating religious laws about, for example, blasphemy and observing the Sabbath.
When the dude was 70 years old, he rowed a canoe from Providence to Newport alone (maybe 35 miles?) because some noted Quakers were supposed to be visiting, and he wanted to debate them, specifically to dispute their claim to knowing the mind of God.
Sorry for gushing. I just love Rhode Island and Roger Williams.
Fine, but there is a shorter path from Luther&#039;s Diet of Worms directly to Michelle Obama and her health food initiative. Q-E-fricking-D.
Somehow I don&#039;t think Swanson&#039;s going to approve of that wedding...
So Dok, you&#039;re really Robert M Pirsig, right?
Universal Life and the art of Impala maintenance?
Dok, will you be covering Swanson&#039;s perspective on the Demi Moore bathing scene in your next analysis?
If it weren&#039;t for that meddling Hawthorne, I&#039;d have never thought of banging my neighbor&#039;s wife. Thanks, Obama!
You know who else was &ldquo;harsh, vindictive, and hypocritical killjoys?&rdquo;
My internet goes down for six days (Thanks Frontier Communications!) and I missed important wedding news.