Got in late tonight, and started looking at the atheist forums — think I was in a silly mood.
An American poster on RD.net wrote
Q. “At what time in our nation’s history, thanks to the ideals and precepts of Christianity, does this nation need to return to? When, in your estimation, because of Christianity, were things the closest to Christian ideals?”
CJ replies —
A. Prior to 1776. You should immediately surrender to Her Britannic Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, or failing that, me.
Allow me to explain. Jesus only endorsed one economic governmental system.
He said “render unto Caesar what is Caesars, what is God what is Gods”.
In doing so he clearly endorsed the governmental situation in colonial Roman occupied Palestine, that is taxation without representation of a subject people by an Imperial authority.
In other words the American situation under the British, prior to 1776.
However the British were in this situation under Canute’s Danish Empire, so as a Dane in Britain I figure we may as well just save everyone hassle by paying me danegeld, preferably in attractive young ladies – a sort of maiden tribute. Alternatively I’ll consider BigMacs or cash sums in lieu of formal taxation.
Now we have cleared this up, just pm me for my paypal details.
Another poster in a different thread on how atheists were the elite lamented —
“Many theists I know seem to have a negative view of individuals who could be considered more intelligent than them.”
My reply was simple – ” I don’t — I worship Him” 🙂
Hope they realize I was joking and I’m not quite that arrogant!