brain sizes: Einstein's and women's
jwknight at polbox.com
Tue Sep 3 13:36:27 EST 2002
"Cary Kittrell" <cary at afone.as.arizona.edu> wrote in message
news:al2ndq$g48$1 at oasis.ccit.arizona.edu...
> In article <dps0nuc4rg870v30idmlruaj8125rcl1m8 at 4ax.com> Bob LeChevalier
<lojbab at lojban.org> writes:
> <"John Knight" <jwknight at polbox.com> wrote:
> <>So John Adams told the Muslims in Tripoli, who were known to behead
> <>Christians at the time, that the US wasn't a Christian nation? So what?
> <>Are the Tripolites going to attack us because Adams exercised a little
> <>diplomacy-on-the-fly--and saved his head? No.
> <Adams was not in Tripoli. He was in the United States.
> <>Did he agree to burn all the Bibles? No.
> <Why should he? Does not being a Christian nation require Bible
> <burning? Not in the least.
> O b v i o u s l y, he didn't burn any Bibles, thus proving that
> he was a Christian. Of course he didn't burn any Korans, immediately
> demonstrating that he was also a Muslim. No Torahs nor Talmuds, so it
> is crystal clear that Adams was a Jew in addition to being a
> Christian. And a Muslim. His weekend schedule was very, very busy.
> Little known historical bonus fact: John Adams steadfastly
> refused to burn even a single copy of "Gulliver's Travels",
> thus proving beyond any doubt that he was a Brobdingnagian
> to boot. Whoda thunk it?
> -- cary
And Adams would NEVER have permitted government to BAN our little children
from saying a simple prayer to God in their classrooms, either.
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