Monday, November 23, 2015

When religion was an American value...

The message sent by President James Buchanan on the completion of the first Transatlantic telegraph cable. Can you imagine the uproar if a president were to send a similar message in our day and age?


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  1. Counter point: Back in that America Jews were second class citizens excluded from most universities, hospitals, country clubs and restaurants. Blacks were slaves without any rights. I'm not sure America as a religious country was better than today.

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    1. Back in that America there were barely any Jews. In any event, for every advantage of later generations, many disadvantages can be cited.

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  2. I'd rather have the disadvantages the later generations than the ones that thought slavery was a great idea.

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    1. I'd rather have neither, but I'd rather have the advantages of earlier generations. Slavery was abolished a few years later, yet the religious character of society lingered on for many years.

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