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To: StonyBurk
It may well prove to be like that Treaty with Tripoli the Infidels and Atheists love to cite as authoratative but is proven fraud

ARTICLE 11 Of the Treaty:

As the government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian Religion, as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion or tranquility of Musselmen, - and as the said States never have entered into any war or act of hostility against any Mehomitan nation, it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries.
Treaty signed at Tripoli November 4, 1796, and at Algiers January 3, 1797
Senate advice and consent to ratification June 7, 1797
Ratified by the President of the United States June 10, 1797
Entered into force June 10, 1797

Do recall Rev. Witherspoon used the term"providence "quite frequently are we to suppose that by use of the term "providence" one is automatically a deist? Sounds rather gay to me.

Was Rev. Witherspoon gay?
Providence just means good luck. When a Christian sees a miracle, a Deist sees a stroke of good luck.
The gay thing won't work with a Deist. It's a live and let live belief and Deists really don't care what you do with your crotch or your appetite.
157 posted on 05/30/2005 10:59:32 AM PDT by mugs99
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To: mugs99

"Most extraordinary(and wholly unexplained)is the fact thatArticle 11 of th eBarlow translationwith it's famous phrase"the Government of the United Statesof America is not in any sense founded on the Christian Religion."Does Not exist at all.There is NO Article 11 .The Arabic Text which is between Article 10 and 12is in a form a letter crude and
flamboyant and withal quite unimportant,from the Dey of Algiers to the Pasha of Tripoli.How that Script cameto be written and regaurded,as in the Barlow Translation as Article 11 of the treaty as written is a mystery and seemigly must remain so.Nothing in the Diplomatic corresponsenceof the time throws any light whatever on the point. " -Treaties and Other International Agreements of the
United States of America,1776-1949ANd as to the United States of America being established a "Christian nation"The United States Supreme Court on Feb.29,1892 decided the Church of the Holy Trinity v. the United States 143 US 457,36 L.Ed.226,12 s.Ct.511 ". . . These and many other matters which might be noticed,add a volume of unofficial declarations to the mass of organic utterances that this is a Christian nation.. . " Several other Court rulings mention
we are a Christian people, or similar terms.

162 posted on 05/30/2005 12:04:07 PM PDT by StonyBurk
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