Thursday, April 22, 2021

Did You Know

 Did you know, before Jefferson penned the statute for religious liberty in 1786, in the Anglican church  it was a crime in Virginia not to baptize infants?

*Considering religious liberty is why many of our ancestors came to America, I found this appalling.


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35 comments:

  1. Another unknown fact Sandra, also Happy birthday to Elizabeth.
    Have a great day and keep well.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Thanks, Yvonne! You have a great day and be well also.

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  2. I didn't know, and it was a crime indeed! Hugs, Valerie

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    1. That's for sure, Val.
      Hugs received and returned.

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  3. A very, very happy Bearthday to dear Elizabeth.
    I agree with you - that factoid is shocking. And sadly continues in one form or another. Prejudice is dangerous.

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  4. I totally agree Sandra. That is, or at least was, a very dangerous precedent (and law). Thank you for remembering my bEARTHday, dear friend.

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    1. I hope your day is wondrous and as special as you are:)
      Birthday hugs,

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  5. Wow! That bit of trivia is quite shocking indeed! Happy, Happy Bearthday to the very wonderful Elizabeth! Hugs, RO

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    1. It is shocking, isn't it, Rockin Ro.
      And Elizabeth is wonderful indeed:)

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  6. Yes, religious freedom along with the right to not believe.

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  7. I would agree completely, though I didn't know that! Birthday greetings to Elizabeth!

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  8. Wow. Happy Birthday Elizabeth.

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  9. Sadly, I could see this pass in many states now. remember, it was the Puritans who came to your country...their name seems to sum it up. A happy Birthday to Elizabeth!

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  10. Wow, that is amazing.
    happy birthday to Elizabeth.

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  11. Good factoid. Makes us remember...

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  12. Another fact of which I was not aware.

    I must have lived, and am living, my life hiding from the law. I wasn't baptised!! Oh! Wicked me!! :)

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  13. Dato muy interesante, te mando un beso y buen fin de semana

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  14. I didn't know that. I don't think a person should be baptized if they have not agreed in doing so, or if they don't know what's going on.

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  15. Belated Happy birthday to Elizabeth.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thanks for the well wishes to Elizabeth, Jan. Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

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  16. Lots of nasty things are done in the name of religion.

    Love,
    Janie

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  17. Happy Earth Day!
    Happy Belated Birthday Elizabeth!
    Everyone should leave religion out of everything!!
    Big Hugs!

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