Religion (Was Re: Music)

Albert Wagner alwagner at tcac.net
Fri Jun 14 06:24:10 PDT 2002


On Friday 14 June 2002 12:39 pm, Archaic wrote:
<snip>
> [W]hat country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned
> from time to time that [the] people preserve the spirit of resistance?
> Let them take arms...The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to
> time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
>
> - Thomas Jefferson, letter to Col. William S. Smith, 1787
>
> Yes, overthrow of the gov't was intended should the gov't get out of
> hand. To say it is impossible is to give up too early.

Personally, I don't see a great difference between fundamentalist religion and 
fundamentalist politics.  Both thrive on simplistic views of history and 
aphorisms.

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