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Some Things More Important Than Politics

ocarol500 Wrote: Aug 25, 2012 8:18 AM
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." This phrase from the Declaration of Independence is not establish a religion, it is a statement of self-evident fact. Every gathering of the Founding Fathers was opened with a prayer and culminated with prayer. That was not establishing anything but the precedent that the Foundation of this Nation was based on the "laws of Nature and Nature's God." The DNC turned down a closing prayer by the Catholic Church, will they have no prayer or a prayer to Ba'Allah?
ocarol500 Wrote: Aug 25, 2012 8:19 AM
typo ... does not establish a religion, not 'is not establish' ... and I proof read ... proves the eyes and brain can see things that aren't there.

When New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan offers a benediction at the Republican Convention in Miami on Thursday, he will appear as a pastor, not a politician.

The distinction often gets lost when one finds oneself talking about issues that necessarily involve politics. It especially goes missing in media coverage, which thrives on conflict and contrast and categories, tilting toward black and white in a world often much more complicated.

As president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Dolan has found himself in the forefront of a battle over the definition of religious liberty in America. He was among the first out...