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ON THOMAS PAINE: He has been called an atheist, but atheist he was not. Paine believed in a supreme intelligence, as representing the idea which other men often express by the name of deity.
His Bible was the open face of nature, the broad skies, the green hills. He disbelieved the ancient myths and miracles taught by established creeds. But the attacks on those creeds — or on persons devoted to them — have served to darken his memory, casting a shadow across the closing years of his life.
When Theodore Roosevelt termed Tom Paine a "dirty little atheist" he surely spoke from lack of understanding. It was a stricture, an inaccurate charge of the sort that has dimmed the greatness of this eminent American. But the true measure of his stature will yet be appreciated. The torch which he handed on will not be extinguished. -- Thomas Alva Edison (from here)
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Good Fences Make Good Neighbors Here is an excerpt from Senator Ken Cuccinelli’s June 30th edition of The Cuccinelli Compass.
Since it contains such a nice summary of the what the General Assembly did to us in the last session, I decided to post Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling‘s last email.
It’s is a crisis! We must do something! Anything is better than nothing! Such was the message members of our business community gave our local representatives on the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA).
The Virginia General Assembly thinks we have too much dough in OUR pockets. Whether we like it or not, they want to tax us — for our own good, of course. If the dough is still in our pockets, how … Continue reading
Because of the topics that were discussed, this was a very interesting meeting. The candidates had something to say, the chairman had something to say, and, most important, the members had their say.