Miss Marple said we are all alloted three score and ten years, and like Miss Marple I shall soon be overdrawn.
Now, having lived 70 years, I will use this blog to record my observations and try to answer the question, "Is the hokey-pokey really what it's all about?
Monday, November 7, 2011
IN GOD WE TRUST
IN GOD WE TRUST: Give me a break.
With all the financial, social and political problems facing the United States, Congress finally decided to act: this week they passed a resolution, with only seven dissenters, confirming that the country’s motto is still IN GOD WE TRUST.
What ever happened to, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion…” This, by the way, is part of the first amendment of our Bill of Rights.
We worry about terrorism, global warming and the financial melt down; but the real threat to this country is creeping Jesus. Systematically and covertly Christian fundamentalist are moving our country toward a Christian theocracy.
In Mississippi there is a law proposed to define human life as existing from the time of conception. This law has been proposed and championed due to the fundamentalist influence that permeates Mississippi and the rest of the south. Besides outlawing abortion under any circumstances the law would also make the use of some popular birth control methods a crime; and could result in a woman using identified birth control methods being charged with murder.
At this time oral and anal sex between consenting adults is a crime in thirteen states. The religious right regularly edit our school books and in many states have passed laws insisting their religious metaphoric creationism be taught in place of, or as an alternative to, the hard science of evolution. Touting pious morality the amoral Christians have been successful in limiting aides and stem cell research. They regularly attempt to ban books and movies and they would like to censor the viewing of sexual material on the World Wide Web.
A Christian theocracy would move our country back into a new dark ages; a time of repression, ignorance and inquisition. Christian fundamentalist must have identified enemies to unite and motivate their flocks. Moslems, atheist, dead soldiers and homosexuals are their present bitter enemies. In Maine the Catholic church of Portland was the prime organizer and fund raiser that defeated the Maine Legislature’s Equal Rights Amendment. Fanatical fundamentalist populated the balcony at the State House and screamed obscenities and scripture verses at the people appearing before the legislature who testified in favor of the amendment.
To paraphrase George Carlin: The Christians are coming and they are not very nice people.