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Is God a person under Law?
Posted: 14 July 2013 02:42 AM   [ Ignore ]
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In view of the Supreme Court, ruling that corporations are “persons” , I am beginning to wonder, using the same logic employed in the SC case, if God is a “person” under Law?

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Posted: 14 July 2013 04:37 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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This scenerio sounds a bit like “Miracle in 34th Street. You know, where the judge ruled that Santa Claus was real. The SC wouldn’t dare to dethrone skydaddy. too many conservatives on the dais who wouldn’t be willing to declare that their favorite god wasn’t omnipotent. Besides the teabaggers in the House would find some laws that would alter or supersede or uphold state statutes as they’re trying to do with abortion or ID.


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Posted: 14 July 2013 04:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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If that were the Court’s decision, then all of his/her “representatives” from the various churches would be free to contribute all the money the wanted to for political campaigns, and the separation of church and state would be obsolete.  angry  vampire

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Posted: 14 July 2013 04:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Occam. - 14 July 2013 04:30 PM

If that were the Court’s decision, then all of his/her “representatives” from the various churches would be free to contribute all the money the wanted to for political campaigns, and the separation of church and state would be obsolete.  angry  vampire

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Posted: 14 July 2013 08:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Write4U - 14 July 2013 02:42 AM

In view of the Supreme Court, ruling that corporations are “persons” , I am beginning to wonder, using the same logic employed in the SC case, if God is a “person” under Law?

Then wouldn’t ALL gods be persons?

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Posted: 14 July 2013 11:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Lois - 14 July 2013 08:29 PM
Write4U - 14 July 2013 02:42 AM

In view of the Supreme Court, ruling that corporations are “persons” , I am beginning to wonder, using the same logic employed in the SC case, if God is a “person” under Law?

Then wouldn’t ALL gods be persons?

Lois

A conundrum for sure. But then calling a corporation a person is a conundrum, IMO.

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Posted: 15 July 2013 01:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Laws themselves are based upon the commandments of God.

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MikeYohe - 15 July 2013 01:22 PM

Laws themselves are based upon the commandments of God.

No, they are not.

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Posted: 15 July 2013 01:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Then who wrote the first laws?

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MikeYohe - 15 July 2013 01:36 PM

Then who wrote the first laws?

Very easy to do a wiki search on legal history and click through the various links.

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Posted: 15 July 2013 03:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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MikeYohe - 15 July 2013 01:36 PM

Then who wrote the first laws?

A man or a group of men did, most assuredly not God, he has no hands.

Who came up with the ideas?  Men or a group of men.  Why?  Because these laws had a common denominator,  man.

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Posted: 15 July 2013 03:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Yes, they were men. These men were also kings and priests and gods.

Were on the same page.

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MikeYohe - 15 July 2013 03:54 PM

Yes, they were men. These men were also kings and priests and gods.

Were on the same page.

Kings and Priests, yes and historically verifiable.  Gods?  Where is the evidence, other than the declarations by Kings and Priests (men)?

At no time in history has there been evidence of a god. We have mythology not history to deal with that.

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Posted: 15 July 2013 04:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Then who wrote the first laws?


Hammurabi.

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Thevillageatheist - 15 July 2013 04:31 PM

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Then who wrote the first laws?

Hammurabi.

Link:
http://ancienthistory.about.com/sitesearch.htm?q=hammurabi&SUName=ancienthistory

http://ancienthistory.about.com/od/religionmythology/u/GodsandGoddesses.htm

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Lois - 14 July 2013 08:29 PM
Write4U - 14 July 2013 02:42 AM

In view of the Supreme Court, ruling that corporations are “persons” , I am beginning to wonder, using the same logic employed in the SC case, if God is a “person” under Law?

Then wouldn’t ALL gods be persons?

Lois

A conundrum for sure. But then calling a corporation a person is a conundrum, IMO.

True.  It’s also a travesty of justice.

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