Someone Didn't Get the 'Separation of Church and State' Memo

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A Mississippi lawmaker sent a copy of the Holy Bible to all 535 members of the House and Senate in an attempt to provide the historically unproductive Congress with some divine guidance. Rep. Steven Palazzo, who is a member of the Republican leadership's whip team, delivered the book with a brief personal message.

"On a daily basis, we contemplate policy decisions that impact America's future. Our staffs provide us with policy memos, statistics and recommendations that help us make informed decisions. However, I find that the best advice comes through meditating on God's Word," Palazzo wrote, according to Talking Points Memo, which obtained a copy of the letter.

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  1. Jesus Fucking Christ, do you really need to resort to 2000 year-old fairy-tails to improve your decision-making capabilities?

    1. Fairy TALES…

      1. Same difference, considering your monicker ….

      2. Maybe 535 copies of The Silmarillion might do the trick. The foibles of F?anor should be a cautionary tale for us all…

        But anyway, a book of fairy tales isn’t a church, nor has any duty been levied in the name of one.

    2. Anon E. Mouse,

      Do you really need to resort to cursing the name of a man (divine or not), who is regarded as basically good, even by the worst people?

  2. The Jehovah’s Witnesses illustrated Bible has full-color pitchers of dinosaurs drowning in Noah’s flood and the giant, red, nude Whore of Babylon smashing Mesopotamian cities kaiju-style.

    Of course, it has Dockers-clad dorks lying amongst the flora and fauna in Paradise too.

    1. Dockers is a well-established brand!

  3. Copies of the US Constitution would be more appropriate . . .

    I’m just glad tax dollars weren’t used to pay for this foolishness.

    If I received one, I would sell it and use the money to buy booze.

  4. A guy sends a book to people and suggests they read it for advice. What on earth does this have to do with separation of church and state?

    1. It does NOT have anything to do with separation of church and state.

      What it has to do with is keeping religion entirely OUT of government.

      This is an ongoing argument between those Americans who believe that the U.S. was founded by Christians (in general), and those who believe it was founded mostly by Free Masons and Secular Humanists, and probably a few atheists.

      The Republic Party likes to adopt the Christian Country as a theme/premise in promoting their agenda, and the Democrats prefer to “trash” the notion of a Christian country, and so on.

      In any event, had the Founders/Framers designed the Constitution with special provisions for protecting the Christian religion(s), this argument would be a lot weaker. Suffice to say, that other religions would be protected, and tolerated.

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