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  •  You know, there is something to this, inasmuch as (2+ / 0-)
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    Cassandra Waites, Calamity Jean

    The baptists, say, don't report to the prince of a foreign state. Not that I think it is ever going to matter, but I'd love to debate a Jesuit over the niceties of the pope's spiritual versus temporal auctoritas.

    “liberals are the people who think that cruelty is the worst thing that we do” --Richard Rorty Also, I moved from NYC, so my username is inaccurate.

    by jeff in nyc on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 04:38:26 PM PDT

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    •  Historically speaking... (1+ / 0-)
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      Calamity Jean

      ....right back into the eighteenth century, American Catholics tried to downplay Papal attempts to interfere in secular government -- attempts which used to be even more blatant than they are today. If religion was allowed to become law, as a minority faith, they knew very well who was going to get it in the head first. They seem to have forgotten that line about the "things that are Caesar's" in recent years.

      "They smash your face in, and say you were always ugly." (Solzhenitsyn)

      by sagesource on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 08:38:00 PM PDT

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