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Defending the Separation of Laws! Keep Fanatics Off OUR Constitution!

God has no role in government; Christianity has no role in government.

Those fanatics will try to argue that there is no such thing as Separation of Church and State.  Yet it’s very obvious that there is a Separation, even in common knowledge of most American’s.  I like this quote: god has no role in government; Christianity has no role in government.  The founding father’s made this clear.

Jeff Schweitzer: Religion in the Affairs of Man: Mixing Theology and Politics

Declaration of Independence (1776)

The most important assertion in this document is that “… to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”

Note that the power of government is derived not from god but from the people. No appeal is made in this document to god for authority of any kind. In no case are any powers given to religion in the affairs of man.

Remember, too, that this document was not written to form or found a government, but was stating intent meant to appeal to an audience with European sensibilities. Only four times is there any reference at all to higher powers, specifically: laws of nature and of nature’s god, supreme judge of the world, their creator, and divine providence. In all four cases the references to a higher power appeal to the idea of inherent human dignity, never implying a role for god in government.

Finally, should there by an doubt about the author’s intentions, I offer you this quote from Thomas Jefferson in an April 11, 1823, letter to John Adams: “The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus by the Supreme Being in the womb of a virgin, will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter.” He went on to say in his concluding paragraphs, “But we may hope that the dawn of reason and freedom of thought in these United States will do away with all this artificial scaffolding…”

These are not the words from a man who would wish to insert god into the affairs of man. [read full article]

January 22, 2010 Posted by | General | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bias Religious Dogma Should Stay Out of Politics

This is what happens when you have religion dictating the lives of the people!  It’s always their way or no way because they are the supreme being, in most cases it’s like that depending on how the faith respects the differences of others or not.

If this were to happen in the US it would probably be Christian’s dictating similar dogma through a supreme leader that would end up attacking the diverse population and minority groups of America, claiming tradition!   This probably wouldn’t happen, but I see some fanatics trying to do it through petitions in favor of their own religion disregarding the faith of others or those that are non believers.  That’s what happens when people bring in religion.  America has long understood that religion should be kept out of politics, but we have these neo Christian’s who are trying to claim otherwise and push their religion on the rest of us.  Their claim of tradition is flawed because “traditions” in America have always evolved, but they don’t want to evolve when it comes to a particular group of people.  Heck, slavery was traditional, divorce was not traditional, women working is not traditional and so on those traditions change when you come to America.

So many other groups that came to America are told your American know, you don’t need those traditions, yet they claim tradition in the name of Christianity when it suits their particular cause, and disregard all the other traditions that they do not follow because were in America now, it’s all oxymoron.  They alleged marriage is traditional to the church, yet they divorce numerous times, have adulterous affairs and bastard children all over the place, and you can easily check family history for all that.

Were American now, we don’t need all those traditions they would say, but unless it’s their tradition and they allege it is then they expect every one to abide by those rules.  It’s a joke!

Sure you can have your views, but your religion shouldn’t interfere with the lives of other people, much lest their personal lives, and we shouldn’t be allowing votes based on religious views that target a minority group of people.  These are things we all need to be aware of.

Iran’s Clergy Step Up Anti-Government Protests

With Iran’s political opposition running out of legal avenues to fight what it sees as fraudulent presidential elections, members of Iran’s powerful clerical class are stepping up their own anti-government protests in defiance of the country’s Supreme Ruler.

An association of religious scholars seen as politically neutral in the dispute between President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Mir Houssein Mousavi sharpened the debate, calling the country’s highest election arbiter, the Guardian Council, biased and the June 12 election results “invalid.”

The statement carries moral weight — especially after the security forces have quashed street protests and jailed hundreds of opposition supporters — but has little practical ability to change the certification of Mr. Ahmadinejad as the winner.

It does, however, highlight a growing unease among Iran’s scholarly ruling class about the direction of the country and questions about the theological underpinning of the Islamic Republic: the assumption that the supreme leader and the institutions under him are infallible.

July 5, 2009 Posted by | Rant | , , , , , , | Leave a comment