Tuesday, August 26, 2003

Commandments

I’m amused at Judge Roy Moore of Alabama crying about his monument to the Ten Commandments. It amazes me that a judge does not understand the fundamental basis for our government and its views on religion.

In fact, I often shake my head listening to Christians cry that their religion is being attacked, and that this is the work of atheists who are bent on destroying religion.

Hello? McFly [knock, knock, knock on the head] Wake the heck up! It’s the very same Constitution that has allowed Christianity to flourish over the years in this country. Not only can’t you erect a Christian-based monument at a courthouse, but you also cannot place a statue of Buddha, Satan, or a pentagram there!

Just take a step back and think people. If you don’t want to see other religious artifacts gracing a certain public facility, then the Christian artifacts cannot be there either. Sorry, but it’s what has made this country so great!

I’m so sick of hearing that this is the end of the world for you folks. That keeping religion out of public things such as courthouses and schools is the end of Christianity and this country. Are you so dang insecure that this scares you?

The goal of any religion, whether you want to believe it or not, is to recruit more members and keep those that you already have your claws into. The problem is, that mainstream churches, and organized religion, are slipping away. People are getting sick of the holier-then-thou attitudes, and they are no longer afraid of the dark. No longer do we require a fictional supreme being to provide guidance and protection.

This scares many Christians, because in reality it’s not that they are truly concerned for the well-being of others, it’s that their scared to death that their little religious gang safety blanket is becoming unraveled. They can’t accept that what they have dedicated their lives too, might have been the wrong choice, and if God doesn’t exist, what will they put their faith in to cope with the stress of day-to-day living? Who will hold their hands and tell them what to do? What will happen when they die? It can’t all be for nothing!

Have some sad news for you all. Our legal system was not from the Ten Commandments, nor Christianity. Most of it came along way before the Bible and its stories. The Constitution is in place to prevent you zealots from trying exactly what you are trying to do! See some of my other entries to explain that this country was not founded by Christianity! So stop saying that it was!

Here are a few more quotes just to annoy you some more.

“History I believe furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government." -- Thomas Jefferson, 1813

"Leave the matter of religion to the family altar, the church and the private schools, supported entirely by private contributors. Keep the church and state forever separated" -- Ulysses S. Grant, 1875

"The First Amendment has erected a wall between church and state. That wall must be left high and impregnable." -- Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black, 1947

Have a FREE day! Courtesy of your United States Government

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