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zcat /usr/share/state/us-constitution.gz | grep -i god

npsimons (32752) writes | more than 3 years ago

User Journal 3

Hmm, above command returns no results. Let's try another:

zcat /usr/share/state/us-constitution.gz | grep -i jesus

Hmm, no results for that one either. One more before I give up:

zcat /usr/share/state/us-constitution.gz | egrep -i "creat|divin|christ"

No results for that one either.

(note that the above was run on a Debian system with the "miscfiles" package installed)

Hmm, above command returns no results. Let's try another:

zcat /usr/share/state/us-constitution.gz | grep -i jesus

Hmm, no results for that one either. One more before I give up:

zcat /usr/share/state/us-constitution.gz | egrep -i "creat|divin|christ"

No results for that one either.

(note that the above was run on a Debian system with the "miscfiles" package installed)

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3 comments

You fail to take into account freemason terms (1)

Marxist Hacker 42 (638312) | more than 3 years ago | (#35233594)

The founding fathers, aside from a few Random Catholics, were largely deists and freemasons.

Their name for God is "Providence", and the first gift of their version of God is "Liberty".

Re:You fail to take into account freemason terms (1)

PopeRatzo (965947) | more than 3 years ago | (#35249716)

You probably know too that they also created the secular "goddess" Lady Liberty, aka "Columbia" and dedicated the new US Capital, the District of Columbia to her. They created Columbia as the iconic representation of the new nation, the United States of America.

Not Jehovah, nor Yahweh, nor Jesus H. Christ. Not the Virgin Mary or Angel Gabriel or any other religious figure.

They chose "Columbia" because it was NOT associated with religion, or any "supreme deity". These were some pretty bright guys and they made it clear how they felt about associating the United States with Christianity or any other religion.

Re:You fail to take into account freemason terms (1)

Marxist Hacker 42 (638312) | more than 3 years ago | (#35250854)

Yep, but in so doing, they associated the United States with a new religion.

Which bugs the heck out of me. Makes my brain have to do all sorts of mental gymnastics to stay true to Catholicism and patriotic.

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