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Saturday, September 6, 2014
"Freedom From Religion Foundation" has a big problem with this!
A cranky opinion for
CRANKY OPINION SATURDAY
The following is the opinion of a
cranky old man with little knowledge on the subject opined.Opposing opinions are welcome…they will be
ignored, but they are welcome and please, as always, no name calling…that means
you, you big stupid head!
day I find articles in the news about various groups bringing lawsuits against
towns, schools and any possible government agency in an attempt to keep all
signs of religion out of “State” organizations.
Now I do get
it, no one wants religion forced down their throat, and Government institutions
should remain as “religion neutral” as possible.In Jr. High, I was subjected to a morning
reading from the Old Testament.It made
me mildly uncomfortable, as I was not well versed in the Bible.A morning prayer would have also been
inappropriate.Of course at that time
virtually every member of my town was either Christian or Jew and the Old
Testament covered both groups, but I’m sure there was a closet Atheist or two
and for them even a Bible reading was inappropriate.
So, yes, I
think prayer and Bible reading can be inappropriate in a public, government ruled
venue.However, a cross in a veterans
cemetery?How does that really make
anyone uncomfortable?A picture of a
church in the silhouette of a town emblem, is that really forcing religion on
its citizens? Yes, there is the “Slippery Slope” argument, but I wonder how has
that slope suddenly become slippery after 230+ years?
What was the
intent of the Constitution with regards to religion?Was it to punish believers?Was it to prevent any mention of religion or
a deity? I don’t think so.I think we only need to pick up today’s news
to see what the intent of the Constitution was.
I think the
Constitution wanted to make sure that some fanatical group would not march into
a town and tell its citizens that they needed to convert to another God, leave
town or be killed.I think the
Constitution wanted to make sure religious fanatics would not steal the women
of another religion and declare them converted and then sell them as slaves
(wives in their religion) to the highest bidder. I believe the Constitution wanted to make sure
religious fanatics would not broadcast films of the brutal beheading of
innocent people in the name of their cause and as blackmail to the acceptance
of their perverted beliefs.
I say to all
those organizations in our country who are worried about crosses, stars, crescent
moons or anything that smacks of religion in our Government, maybe you need to
turn you attention to the real threat to your beliefs and or non-beliefs.
There is a
world-wide threat from radical Islamists.This group wants everyone in the world to bow down to their
beliefs.They preach it, they teach it
and when possible they use brutality to shove it down your throat.Peace loving believers of Islam are not
speaking out in mass against these perverts.One look at the brutality this sadistic, backwards, sick group uses as a
threat to stifle criticism explains the reticence of others to speak up.
still have freedom from religious prosecution in this country, and we should
use that freedom to speak up against the unspeakable brutality of radical
Islam.We should speak up loudly and
where practical carry a really big stick.Sure, we could watch silently assuming this disease will not reach our
shores, but that is not what radical Islam preaches.They preach and they profess that they will
never stop until everyone in the world marches to their brutal, backward, sick
interpretation of God’s will.
the other way when Hitler forced his evil on the world.We must not look the other way again.Evil has no boundaries.Evil has no stopping point.Evil grows and grows until it covers the
Earth or it is met and defeated.
We need to
acknowledge this evil and confront it.
Or, we could
march to the Supreme Court and demonstrate against a cross in a cemetery.
The preceding was the opinion of a
cranky old man and not necessarily that of management…Mrs. Cranky