brain sizes: Einstein's and women's

Bob LeChevalier lojbab at lojban.org
Fri Aug 30 19:21:15 EST 2002


"John Knight" <jwknight at polbox.com> wrote:
>> The United States of America is founded on the principle that
>> governments derive their just power to rule from the consent of the
>> governed, and that rebellion against an unjust government is the right
>> and responsibility of the people.  Christianity -- look it up --
>> maintains that governments derive their just power to rule by Divine
>> Right, and that to revolt against a government is to revolt against
>> God Himself.  What's more, the Treaty of Malta explicitly notes that
>> the United States is in no way founded upon the Christian Religion.
>>
>
>Were we conquered by Malta?
>
>Did the Maltese force us into a treaty to give up Christianity?
>
>Did a Maltese Falcon fly into your bedroom window and tell you this?
>
>We've never signed a "Treaty of Malta".

Correct.  He had the name wrong.  It was the Treaty of Tripoli
http://www.freethought-web.org/ctrl/treaty_tripoli.html

Read Article 11.
>As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion; 

lojbab



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