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True Patriots

Dinkonator Wrote: Oct 09, 2012 1:05 PM
Out of all the replies to my comnent, yours is the most coherent, so hereis my answer. Firstly, I, personally, am not intolerant of any religion, and I am not an evangelical. However, most of the evanglicals I have known and spoken with have themselves spokjen about how Latter-Day Saints are not "real" Christians. I'm just stating a fact. It's a mistake to try and cleave Christians into multiple camps or another, if what your wanting to do is rally them, that's what the article is trying to do, and that's what I'm trying to say. Secondly, if you wan tto go down that "not a true Christain" road, your going to get more examples than you bargained for. I just dont think that religion shoul have any place in this argument.
The third definition of "patriot" in the Oxford English Dictionary is "A person actively opposing enemy forces occupying his or her country; a member of a resistance movement, a freedom fighter. Originally used of those who opposed and fought the British in the American War of Independence."

The term first was used in the U.S. by Benjamin Franklin in a 1773 letter. It referred to people who stood in opposition of those pledged to the British Crown -- the Tories aka loyalists.

On Oct. 7, 1780, American patriots prevailed against loyalists in the Carolinas and won their first Southern battle. The Battle of...