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From: "Jim Weidenfeller" <>
Subject: Re: [GENMASSACHUSETTS] From the moderator
Date: Thu, 10 May 2007 14:59:11 -0400
I have a hard time understanding why any discussion of religion is stopped.
As genealogists we study history. Religion is a major part of any historical
discussion. Why, when we speak the truth today or a well founded opinion is
not allowed. Political correctness certainly by now should be running its
We do not have to be disparaging in a discussion or disrespectful, but
should not be out of the realm. It is interesting that there was no attempt
cut this discussion until we started to bring religion as it affects us
[mailto:]On Behalf Of George Waller
Sent: Thursday, May 10, 2007 12:44 PM
To: Bonnie Weber;
Subject: [GENMASSACHUSETTS] From the moderator
Let's stop any discussion of religion before it begins.
Do not pursue this thread.
Georg, list moderator
On 10 May 2007 at 10:33, Bonnie Weber wrote:
> Sorry, I cannot agree, that we have come anywhere in executions.
> The recent pictures of executions of Christians in the name of
> "Allah", doesn't make me think we have a better understanding
> today, than they did back then.
> The pioneers to New England were every bit as much zealots as the
> Arabs are today.
> The only place in New England to escape persecution was Rhode
> Island, and many were driven there.
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