Thank Jesus for free speech

Posted Thu, Aug 11, 2011 at 4:00 AM

If you don’t believe in God, join the secular society. The fact that this is on a billboard on Russell Street is a testament to many who do believe in God. Christ taught us that there is a better way. As a result of His teachings the greatest nation on earth was born. As a nation we have given more blood and treasures and freed more people from slavery than all of the nations in the world. Because the USA is founded on Christian beliefs, anyone can place a billboard saying anything they want to. I have one question: What is the name of a great nation that is founded on secular beliefs?

Mike Dey

Missoula

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The only one of our founding fathers who was Christian was John Adams, and none of the rest of them liked him very much! Guess even they didn't appreciate getting beat over the head with the bible!

Dani, Missoula

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Posted by dani_jeane on 03/28/2012 at 6:10 PM

Really Mike? Are you terribly sure about the so called christian beliefs of our Founding Fathers? I think you might want to actually read about, and study the lives, especially the personal and public writings and letters of these men. The majority held themselves to be Diests, which is decidedly not christian, that's why the words 'Under God" weren't added to the Pledge of Allegience until the mid-1900's.

If you really feel the need to say a thank-you for your free speech, then on behalf of myself, and all other vets, disabled or not, you're welcome.

Now stop abusing the right until you have the knowledge and ability to use it properly.

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Posted by Raven Ferrell on 08/16/2011 at 5:10 PM

The great nation founded on secular beliefs is the United States of America.
As declared in Article 11 of the 1797 Treaty of Tripoli, our country was NOT founded on Christian beliefs. This treaty was ratified unanimously by the senate and signed by one of the founders himself, President John Adams.

Therefore, it is reasonable to assume that the Senate of 1797's unanimous approval of this treaty did indeed indicate that, only 14 years after the ratification of the Constitution, that the Senate was certain that "the government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian Religion."

Art. 11. 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 Mussulmen,—and as the said States never entered into any war or act of hostility against any Mahometan 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.

Now, how about thanking a soldier for your free speech instead of an invisible man in the sky.

Kyle Swanson
Missoula

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Posted by Covalent08 on 08/12/2011 at 7:11 AM
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