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Nancy D.

Let's be honest, there cannot be many different denominations of Christianity, because there is only One Word of God, One Christ, Who Was Baptized into His One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church, and then invited us to follow Him; The Way, The Truth, The Light (Life) of Love. There can be no division in The One Body of Christ, because The Truth of Love is not a matter of opinion. Brazil cannot be defined as a "Roman Catholic Country", because being Catholic is not a matter of degree.

To deny the truth about the inherent essence of the human person who, from The Beginning, regardless of ancestry, from the moment of conception, has been created in The Image and Likeness of God, equal in Dignity, while
being complementary as a son or daughter, is to deny God, and makes one an apostate.


On a clear day, I can see from the end of my street the Cristo Redentor, some 70 miles away from my home in the mountains above Rio de Janeiro.

Even while forced to endure that monstrous throwback to a darker age, as a secularist, atheist, humanist physicist, I take great comfort in the fact that there in Brazil, the largest Roman Catholic country in the world, I am surrounded by nones and lapsed Protestants and lapsed Roman Catholics. Besides the nones, only the Holy Rollers are growing in number.

Though I may not live to see the day, I continue to fight for elimination of religious pollution of secular life, from crosses on federal lands to Sunday closing laws and oppression of gays and atheists in Amerika. When someone decides to return the Corcovado to the way it was before superstition reared its ugly head, I'll be there to help.

By the way, my friends in both Brazil and the USSA are secularist and libertarian, most of whom would rather die than vote for a Democrat or the Brazilan Socialists.

Your analyst over there at First Things needs to get out more while he still has a chance.


The Founding Fathers, being Deists, "believed in God" but were surely secularists and not "religious."

As Wikipedia states, "[Thomas Paine] became notorious because of The Age of Reason (1793–94), his book that advocates deism, promotes reason and freethinking, and argues against institutionalized religion in general and Christian doctrine in particular."

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