Religion (Was Re: Music)

Archaic archaic at
Fri Jun 14 13:06:45 PDT 2002

On Fri, Jun 14, 2002 at 09:12:07PM +0100, Ian Molton wrote:
> hogwash. The current 'right' to bear arms only grants you the ability
> to kill people.

Huh? I have that ability with or with out firearms.

> The /original/ purpose of the 'right' to beart arms was to allow
> people to form militia for defence. it has long since mutated.

Defense against powers foreign and domestic, just to clarify.


Society in every state is a blessing, but government even in its best
state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one;
for when we suffer, or are exposed to the same miseries *by a
government*, which we might expect in a country *without government*,
our calamities are heightened by reflecting that we furnish the means by
which we suffer."

- Thomas Paine

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