Or: Crap I get in my email
The Samuel Thomson Lie
Keep this moving, good stuff speaks for itself.
Samuel Thompson wrote:
(Who is this Samuel Thomson anyway? I found this on the internet:
THOMPSON, SAMUEL(1765-1843). Samuel Thompson,
physician, participant in the Revolutionary War, and alcaldeqv of San Augustine
Municipality, Texas,Better was born in 1765, the son of George Thompson of England.
He was a resident of the Spartanburg District of South Carolina when he enlisted
for service in the American Revolution in 1778 or 1779, at the age of thirteen
or fourteen, under Capt. Joseph Wofford. He was an express carrier and wagoner
and fought in the battle of Cowpens. Thompson married Precius Wofford after
the war, and the couple owned three slaves. They sailed with other members of
the Thompson family to Coahuila and Texas in1826. Dr. Thompson is listed in
Stephen F. Austin’sqv register of families,and the first census of Texas enrolled
him as a physician owning eighteen slaves.In 1834 and 1835 Thompson was alcalde
in San Augustine. Thompson Academy wasfounded about 1839. The institution, about
seven miles east of San Augustine ,was donated by Thompson and named after him.
He died in 1843 in San AugustineCounty and was buried on the original Thompson
Therefore, I have some problems with Mr. Thompson:He was a slave
owner. Where is it in the New Testament that says it’s ok to own slaves?)
I don’t believe in Santa Claus, but I’m not going to sue somebody for
singinga Ho-Ho-Ho song in December.
Nor is it likely you would have heard such a song prior to 1900 ( you died
I don’t agree with Darwin, but I didn’t go out and hire a lawyer when
my highschool teacher taught his theory of evolution.
(Darwins theory was published in 1859, 16 years after your death, so your
high schoolteacher could not have taught it to you.)
Life, liberty or your pursuit of happiness will not be endangered because
someonesays a 30-second prayer before a football game.
(But why do you want to? Did not Jesus say this: “And when thou prayest,
thoushalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the
synagoguesand in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men.”
(Matthew6:5) Why do you insist on disobeying your own god’s command?)
So what’s the big deal? It’s not like somebody is up there reading
the entirebook of Acts. They’re just talking to a God they
believe in and asking him togrant safety to the players on
the field and the fans going home from the game.“But it’s a
Christian prayer,” some will argue. Yes, and this is theUnited
States of America, a country founded on Christian principles.
(Au contraire: President John Adams declared: “The Government
of the United Statesis not in any sense founded on the Christian religion.”
(But wait –there’s more: http://www.infidels.org/library/modern/farrell_till/myth.html))
And we are in the Bible Belt. According to our very own phone book,
Christian churches outnumber all others better than 200-to-1.
So what would you expect-somebodychanting Hare Krishna?
(Aside from the fact that you were dead before the telephone was invented:
Yes, well, people marry their sisters and raise inbred spawn in the
“Bible Belt” too. That doesn’t make it right. It only takes three to legally
incorporate a church. If your phone book is like mine, many of those churches
have fewer than 10 members each. And what is your definition of “Christian”
anway? Most fundys don’t count Catholics, Episcopalians, Quakers, Jehovah’s
Witnesses, Mormons, Adventists, Methodists, and a variety of other denominations as
“Christian” (unless they are counting churches to make a point that is).(According
to the US Census, the population of the US in 2010 was 308.7 million. Of those,
only 140,057,419 reported any religious affiliation at all, or about 50%. Of
that figure, only 20,728,498 or 14.8%, reported that they were evangelical or
fundamentalist (this figure includes some of the groups mentioned above as not
being considered “Christian”, so it may ere towards being too high). Given that,
only 5.83 % of Americans are likely to be of the born again variety. So your
concerns are those of a very small minority.)(IF the United States
is a “Christian Nation,” (using the fundy defintion of “Christian” )why
is it that 94.17% of the population isn’t?)
If I went to a football game in Jerusalem, I would expect to hear a
(You can expect a lot of things, I guess. They play soccer in Israel, not
football, and,due to the variety of religions in Israel, no prayer
of any kind is allowed at public events.)
If I went to a soccer game in Baghdad, I would expect to hear a Muslim
(Not likely. Even BEFORE our invasion and occupation of Iraq, that country
was one of the few middle eastern states that was sectarian.)
If I went to a ping pong match in China, I would expect to hear someone
pray to Buddha.
(The officially atheist government of China would likely arrest and imprison
anyone attempting to do so. )
And I wouldn’t be offended. It wouldn’t bother me one bit. When in
Rome…“But what about the atheists?” is another argument.
What about them? Nobody is asking them to be baptized. We’re
not going to pass the collection plate. Just humor us for 30
seconds. If that’s asking too much, bring a Walkman or a pair
of ear plugs. Go to the bathroom. Visit the concession stand. Call
your lawyer. Unfortunately, one or two will make that call. One or two wil ltell
thousands what they can and cannot do. I don’t think a short prayer at
a football game is going to shake the world’s foundations.
(Again I ask: why do you want to? What about Matthew 6:5? Why are you such
)Christians are just sick and tired of turning the other cheek
(That’s tough, because that’s just what Jesus ordered you to do:
” And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; ..” (Luke 6:29))
…while our courts strip us of all our rights.
(The Bill of Rights grants you freedom of Religion – to worship as you
please, It doesn’t give you the right to foist or parade your religion
before others not of your faith. Not even Jesus gives you that right (again,
I cite Matthew 6:5).)
Our parents and grandparents ! taught us to pray before
eating, to pray beforewe go to sleep. Our Bible tells us just
to pray without ceasing.
(Yes, it does – in the privacy of your own home, or church, or closet…..)
Now a handful of people and their lawyers are telling us to cease praying
.(…..No, just do so where I can’t hear or see you, as your savior intended. Follow your own rule book.)
God, help us. And if that last sentence offends you, well……….just
.(You’ve been dead 161+ years — Kind of hard to sue to a dead person don’t you think?)
The silent majority has been silent too long.. it’s time we let that
one or two who scream loud enough to be heard, that the vast majority don’t
care what they want.. it is time the majority rules!
(Gee, but I don’t believe 5.83% makes a majority…)
It’s time we tell them, you don’t have to pray.. you don’t have to
say the pledge of allegiance, you don’t have to believe in
God or attend services that honor Him. That is your right, and
we will honor your right.. but by golly you are no longer going
to take our rights away .. we are fighting back.. and we WILL WIN!
After all the God you have the right to denounce is on our side!
(Sorry, This is a democracy. It’s about MAJORITY rule. 94.17% of Americans
do not want to hear your public displays of hypocrisy.)
God bless us one and all, especially those who denounce Him…
(No one is denouncing HIM. But who is HIM anyway? You act like your god
is the onlygod around. There are thousands of them last I counted,
depending on your ethnicbackground. )
God bless The United States, despite all her faults.. still the greatest
(I prefer my Goddess to your codependant god any day. Thank you
very much. I agree —this is the greatest nation of all. It’s the greatest
because we believe inequality. We believe in freedom for ALL religious
people, regardless of thedeity or deities they worship. We are the
greatest because we enforce the rightsof the majority to not have to
hear the rantings of the minority.)
God bless our service men who are fighting to protect our right to
pray andworship God…
(Yes, many of whom are Jewish, Moslem, Pagan, and Wiccan, and other religions
you haveno respect for. Many of our service people (some are women
you know) are Gay too. Last I read you would deny these who are shedding their
blood for your big fat mouth their rights.)
May 2019 be the year the silent majority is heard and we put God back
as thefoundation of our families and institutions.
(Yes, whomever it is that they worship. Perhaps too the God of
our founding fathers: the Godof the deists, and Masons.)
Keep looking up…… In God WE Trust.
(That being our national motto, then the God we trust would be the God
of our founding fathers,who were Masons and deists, and also the founders
of Unitarian Universalism (by the way, you were LONG DEAD when that became our
If you agree with this, please pass it on. If not, delete it!!
(I’d rather expose it for what it is: LIES. Not only LIES, but
lies put in the mouth ofsomeone who could never have said them. Someone
who has been dead for 161 years!You’re no Christian. You’re
no follower of Jesus. You’ve never read the New Testament,or you believe
in it no more that I do. You’ve told wild lies here, advised other
Christians to disobey their god, and also advised them to spread your lies.YOU,
and others like YOU, are the main reason I am a Pagan worshipper of
the Goddess today.)
Life is an Adventure……Live it!
(Indeed! I AM!)