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Old 10-17-2009, 10:09 PM
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I would suggest that those who want to debate the meaning of Bible passages begin a new thread specifically for that purpose. The subject of this thread is The American Ruling Class. Lengthy Bible quotes, and interpretations and debate of those quotes does nothing to address the subject at hand. It's okay to submit quotes, from any source, that are directly related to the subject matter, and which are very clear in meaning if one accepts the quote literally. If a quote needs interpretation to be "properly" understood, then it really doesn't belong here.

Here's an example of a quote, related to the subject matter, which is clear enough to need no interpretation whatsoever:

"The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil Constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors: they purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood, and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men." - Samuel Adams
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