Anticlericalism-- was allegedly bigoted
nlund at gmu.edu
Sat May 9 15:17:32 PDT 2009
Could you remind us of the quotes from the Memorial and Remonstrance
that resemble "Anyone who's been denied communion can't be all bad"?
hamilton02 at aol.com wrote:
> Reread Madison's Memorial and Remons. It contains a scathing denunciation of priests/bishops and a negative reference to the Inquisition. It is straightforward anticlericalism aimed at the Catholic Church.
> It is usually ignored by legal scholars.
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> I don't think I've said anything that would imply a criticism of James
> Madison. So far as I know, he never said anything like "Anyone who's
> been denied communion can't be all bad."
> Maybe it would be a good idea to start a discussion of Madison's views
> on religion, so long as such a discussion does not appear to be a
> defense of, or an excuse for, or a distraction from, the nature of the
> bigoted statement to which Earl objected.
> hamilton02 at aol.com wrote:
>> Nelson-- setting aside the statement made---would you not agree that anticlericalism is different from anti-Catholicism? There is a long tradition in the religious history of the United States of anticlericalism, which was integral to Madison's Memorial and Remonstrance.
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