[ExI] Is this really the case?

Michael M. Butler mmbutler at gmail.com
Fri Jun 29 20:10:00 UTC 2007

On 6/29/07, Josh Cowan <jcowan5 at sympatico.ca> wrote:

> In answer to Anne's original query. IMHO, the answer is yes for much of
> the U.S.

The answer is _also *no*_ for much of the US. It depends on which
"much" you mean, as well as what you mean by "this" and "the case". A
single metric doesn't map the terrain well.

The US never had as much involvement of church and state as, say,
France did, so they never turned out the religio-bastards the way the
French did. The US also postdates the exodus of the French protestants
and the German Catholics to Switzerland, with its odd but predictable
demographic consequence regarding those cantons--stiff French-Swiss
ones and laid-back German-Swiss ones.

Plenty people in the US are more religious than I am. Plenty people in
the US, when polled, say things like "I'd never trust an atheist in
public office".

Both of those facts are a far cry from showing Dominionism (or even
creationism) ascendant.

Let's stop talking about it, shall we? :)

      Michael M. Butler  :  m m b u t l e r  ( a t )  g m a i l . c o m

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 is going to collapse, and it's going to take the whole building with it.
 I'm getting my people the fuck out of here."
   -- Rick Rescorla (R.I.P.), cell phone call, 9/11/2001

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