Virginia Declaration of Rights Quote

“That religion, or the duty which we owe to our Creator, and the manner of discharging it, can be directed only by reason and conviction, not by force or violence; and therefore all men are equally entitled to the free exercise of religion, according to the dictates of conscience; and that it is the duty of all to practice Christian forbearance, love and charity towards each other. ”

~ Virginia Declaration of Rights

Article XVI, Ratified in Virginia on June 12, 1776

Ratings and Comments

Mike, Norwalk


Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown

This quote would not hold up to reasonable scientific examination for performing the required beneficial services for the nation of United States or it's territories.

Mike, Norwalk
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Mike, Norwalk Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown 9/8/23

Sillik, WHAT? Your word salad is a non-sequitur to a question (scientific examination) that is non-related and doesn't exist. Starting off with an equal comparison and coherent understanding:  Religion is: “ real piety in practice, consisting in the performance of all known duties to ⋯ our fellow men.” (Bouviers Law Dictionary).

What reasonable scientific examination would you propose? The loving, charitable, NON—violent / force, free will "God" of the quote is of course very different from your "god" (government). Both gods are unseen to the mortal being. What services does your god require at law or religion for the nation (the United States, its territories or otherwise)? Again, what are the elements, methods, parameters and otherwise of your perceived reasonable scientific examination, AND, what would the results demonstrate?


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