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US Constitution Divine?

Jesus Constitution
Okay, I am going to say this emphatically and succinctly: the Constitution of the United States of America was not divinely inspired.  The Constitution of the United States of America was not handed to the Founding Fathers by Jesus Christ.  Nor did Jesus hand around for another hundred years and hand gold plates to Joseph Smith to translate into the Book of the Mormon.

Thank you for your kind attention.

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‘Religulous’ is Ridiculous?

From the DVD jacket:

In this new comedy… comedian and TV host Bill Maher takes a pilgrimage across the globe on a mind-opening journey into the ultimate taboo: questioning religion.  Meeting the high and low from different religions, Maher simply asks questions, like “Why is faith good?” “Why doesn’t an all-powerful God speak to us directly?” and “How can otherwise rational people believe in a talking snake?”  For anyone who’s even a little spiritually curious, this divine entertainment will deepen your faith…in comedy!

Let’s just say that even from the jacket, it is obvious that there are quite a disparity of opinions being expressed in this “documentary” that comes in the spirit of a Michael Moore film.  Bill Maher has quite the abrasive personality that is also darkly engaging.  This seems to be at least at some level a personal journey for him.  The film starts with a conversation with his mother and is salted with his own experiences in being 50% Catholic and 50% Christian.

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