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As all true statesmen (and Christians) should...

This just raises my respect for him! He is in very good company!

"Hananiah, Mishael,and Azariah (Shadrach, Meshech and Abednego) replied to the king, "Oh, Nebuchadnezzer, we do not need to defend our selves in this matter. If we are thrown into this blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to delver us from the fire, and he will rescue us from your hand, O king. but even if He does not, we want you to know, O king, that we will not serve your gods nor worship the image of gold that you have set up!"
Daniel 3:13-30 gives the whole story, and there is similar one in Daniel 6:6-24.

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15