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← Rick Perry, Texas governor, speaks at "The Response", August 6, 2011

KenChimp's Avatar Jump to comment 16 by KenChimp

He sounds just like a televangelist.

In fact, if I hadn't looked at his face first, and known that the OP wouldn't be putting one thing up but labeling it as something else on this site, I would have thought this was a transcript from some televangelist like Pat Roberson on a 700 Club broadcast.

And this delusional wreck of a human being wants to be President.

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Once--just once--I wish someone in a position like this stupid asshole would call a prayer to the god of Islam, Hinduism, or something other than the Christian god. Or maybe make a call to Buddhist meditation. Something to give Christian assholes a taste of what it's like to put up with scumbags like this.

Is Jefferson's conception of the separation of church and state really that hard to comprehend?

I wonder what this buffoon and tool, Rick Perry would have to say about these written thoughts, and the man who thought and penned them.

"Question with boldness even the existence of a god; because if there be one he must approve of the homage of reason more than that of blindfolded fear."

-Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Peter Carr, August 10, 1787

"I concur with you strictly in your opinion of the comparative merits of atheism and demonism, and really see nothing but the latter in the being worshipped by many who think themselves Christians."

-Thomas Jefferson, letter to Richard Price, Jan. 8, 1789 (Richard Price had written to Jefferson on Oct. 26. about the harm done by religion and wrote "Would not Society be better without Such religions? Is Atheism less pernicious than Demonism?")

"I never submitted the whole system of my opinions to the creed of any party of men whatever in religion, in philosophy, in politics, or in anything else where I was capable of thinking for myself. Such an addiction is the last degradation of a free and moral agent."

-Thomas Jefferson, letter to Francis Hopkinson, March 13, 1789

"Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legislative powers of government reach actions only, and not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should 'make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,' thus building a wall of separation between church and State."

-Thomas Jefferson, letter to Danbury Baptist Association, CT., Jan. 1, 1802

"History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government. This marks the lowest grade of ignorance of which their civil as well as religious leaders will always avail themselves for their own purposes."

-Thomas Jefferson to Alexander von Humboldt, Dec. 6, 1813.

"All eyes are opened, or opening, to the rights of man. The general spread of the light of science has already laid open to every view the palpable truth, that the mass of mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few booted and spurred, ready to ride them legitimately, by the grace of God."

-Thomas Jefferson, letter to Roger C. Weightman, June 24, 1826 (in the last letter he penned)

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