Just me teaching basic law to others on (FB)
My response (coolcatteacher)
I respect you and your right to believe what you do. But there is a difference between having a right and being right. Teaching is when you share specific examples, and you share no examples. So, let me use some examples here. I don’t care what your faith is, the facts should be the facts.
Many in our nation came here as they fled to have religious freedom. The Bible was our textbook in the US for over 100 years - if it was the case of “separation of church and state” why would the founding fathers have allowed this?
The separation of church and state was intended to keep the state out of the church - they wanted no state church - but never intended to keep churches or Christianity from influencing the state or schools. In fact, Benjamin Franklin, although he was the furthest away from having a religious belief, is the one who said it was a good idea to have daily prayer over Congress to ask God to bless us.
Whatever your faith - theism (that there is a God) or atheism (that there isn’t a God) if you are rational and look at the original documents written by the founding fathers, you’ll see a strong, deep belief in God. While they weren’t perfect men, most (not all) had a belief in a God who made men (and women) to be free.
This is from our declaration of Independence, “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.” Admitting there is a God is not the same as having a state religion forced upon anyone. Atheism is a religion- a belief there is no God. Theism believes there is a God. The admission of the belief there is a God is not a religion per Se. It isn’t a state religion.
I celebrate your right to believe as you do and thankful that we both have the freedom we do. I hope you will use that freedom to find out and share the truth because there is such a thing as truth.
I am thankful to be in a country that doesn’t kill me for believing as I do- but sadly, this country is becoming a place where we are treated like uneducated morons more often than not.
Just because your friend chose not to contine to debate you is not an admission that you are correct- he/she could have just not felt like getting into it with you. Maybe it was to preserve your friendship.
This wasn’t a lesson and you didn’t teach anything- you just sparred with words and he/she stopped responding. This is typical of so many political discussions on Facebook and elsewhere these days. There isn’t a real conversation or dialog happening at all just 2 people set in their ways. If people want to be your friend, then they may decide to just leave you alone. I doubt either of you have shifted positions one iota as a result of this exchange but certainly no facts and no teaching happened here.