Fighting Words for a Secular America
November 24, 2004 7:57 AM Subscribe
"Question with boldness even the existence of a God...
In every country and in every age, the priest has been hostile to liberty. He is always in alliance with the despot, abetting his abuses in return for protection to his own... History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government." These heretical words, spoken by a government official now, would surely result in him being targeted for removal by the GOP in the next red-state "mandate." But they were written by Thomas Jefferson, one of the founders of the increasingly
United States of America. A timely reminder
from Robin Morgan in Ms. Magazine [via the sublime wood s lot
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