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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael J View Post
    In other words, you want a law requiring atheists to accept the motto that puts words in their mouths and excludes them. They need to bend over, take it up the ass and accept that motto because Christians must seize control of the state and tell them what to do.

    The fascist in you is continuing to rear its ugly head. You combine nationalist pride with your fascist brand of Christianity. The Nazi party's prototype, the Pan Germans believed the same thing, except they believed blood was a requirement for nationhood. You believe religion is the requirement. You believe atheists are decadent to the community and must be wiped out because they are not Christian. You said this in another thread.
    If you have problem with a country that honors God, I would suggest China. However I heard Christianity is growing there at an alarming rate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aboutenough View Post
    If you have problem with a country that honors God
    Atheists are much better Americans than you are now, ever have been, and ever will be. You were in a drug rehabilitation clinic. They weren't. You vilify the intellectual world and rape children's minds with your fascist brand of Christianity's dogma. They teach critical thinking skills, brought us the Atheist Experience and Critical Thinker's Dictionary, and advocate for reality-based education. You raised your kids to be alcoholics. They don't condone that type of behavior.

    Quote Originally Posted by aboutenough View Post
    I would suggest China. However I heard Christianity is growing there at an alarming rate.
    The Christians will never be able to take control of the government in China. Christian communities aren't growing at an alarming rate here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aboutenough View Post
    If you have problem with a country that honors G-d...
    "The country" can mean a couple things. The people can certainly do that if they wish. The government, however, is a secular one and has no business taking cognizance of any g-d.

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    God heals
    How do you know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael J View Post
    Atheists are much better Americans than you are now, ever have been, and ever will be. You were in a drug rehabilitation clinic. They weren't. You vilify the intellectual world and rape children's minds with your fascist brand of Christianity's dogma. They teach critical thinking skills, brought us the Atheist Experience and Critical Thinker's Dictionary, and advocate for reality-based education. You raised your kids to be alcoholics. They don't condone that type of behavior.

    The Christians will never be able to take control of the government in China. Christian communities aren't growing at an alarming rate here.
    Since the Atheist will prevent you from getting Google I will post this article in full.

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    Can Christianity save China?

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    July 14, 2016
    The growth of Christianity in China has been astonishing. At this point, it's no longer a question of if China will become a Christian nation, but when. The ramifications of this religious shift are massive, and will shake China's culture and economy to their cores.

    Since 1979, Protestant Christianity has been growing in China at a compound annual growth rate of more than 10 percent. There were 3 million Christians in China in 1980, compared to 58 million in 2010, according to Fenggyang Yang, director of the Center of Religion and Chinese Society at Purdue University. By 2025, that number could swell to 250 to 300 million.

    Surprised? That makes sense. The Chinese Communist Party has done all it can to downplay this phenomenon and keep a tight media lid on it. Meanwhile, Western media outlets are so taken with the idea that religion is an irrelevant (and declining) facet of modern life that they don't pay attention to its growth in most places outside calcified Western Europe.

    But this shift is happening, and it is astonishing, especially considering that China is officially an atheist country. From Chairman Mao's accession to power until his death, China officially banned all religion, the only country in history besides Albania to do so. Then, in 1979, in keeping with its liberalization program, China cautiously allowed a few places of worship to open. But the government's policy is still that religious expression must obey the party. Religion that is not officially sanctioned is still oppressed.
    Can Christianity save China?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael J View Post
    How do you know?
    My Herniated Disc was healed in one minute. Doctors said an operation would set me back for up to a year. ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Jeffrey View Post
    "The country" can mean a couple things. The people can certainly do that if they wish. The government, however, is a secular one and has no business taking cognizance of any g-d.
    What do you do with your money when you see “In God We Trust”. On it? Do you think the courts are wrong in allowing that term to be on American currency?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aboutenough View Post
    Opinion. Says so right there on top-center.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aboutenough View Post
    Since the Atheist will prevent you from getting Google I will post this article in full.

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    Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
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    The growth of Christianity in China has been astonishing. At this point, it's no longer a question of if China will become a Christian nation, but when. The ramifications of this religious shift are massive, and will shake China's culture and economy to their cores.

    Since 1979, Protestant Christianity has been growing in China at a compound annual growth rate of more than 10 percent. There were 3 million Christians in China in 1980, compared to 58 million in 2010, according to Fenggyang Yang, director of the Center of Religion and Chinese Society at Purdue University. By 2025, that number could swell to 250 to 300 million.

    Surprised? That makes sense. The Chinese Communist Party has done all it can to downplay this phenomenon and keep a tight media lid on it. Meanwhile, Western media outlets are so taken with the idea that religion is an irrelevant (and declining) facet of modern life that they don't pay attention to its growth in most places outside calcified Western Europe.

    But this shift is happening, and it is astonishing, especially considering that China is officially an atheist country. From Chairman Mao's accession to power until his death, China officially banned all religion, the only country in history besides Albania to do so. Then, in 1979, in keeping with its liberalization program, China cautiously allowed a few places of worship to open. But the government's policy is still that religious expression must obey the party. Religion that is not officially sanctioned is still oppressed.
    Can Christianity save China?
    Notice the author uses the word, "could." Do you know what that modal verb means, Nazi? It means it is possible but not certain. The article says the Christian population in China could be as high as 300 million in the year, 2025. There are more than 1 billion people living in China today, and the population isn't going down anytime soon. Three hundred million is still well under half the entire Chinese population, and that is a very liberal estimate of growth in 7 years' time.

    You think Christians are going to challenge the government in China? Do you have any idea what will happen to you if you, regardless of religion, are caught in public rallying people against the Chinese Communist Party? At the very least, the cops will arrest you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aboutenough View Post
    My Herniated Disc was healed in one minute. Doctors said an operation would set me back for up to a year. ..
    So what? You are making a classic example of a didit Fallacy (the first name isn't capitalized). You can't explain why something good happened, therefore a supernatural puppet master did it. The nutcases on Ancient Aliens do the same thing with aliens.

    Did you even have a herniated disk? Given your track record of lying on the forum, you probably are making that story up.

    I can prove that prayer doesn't heal. Numerous disease-stricken babies have died violent deaths when their parents prayed for them instead of getting them medical attention.
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