27th October 2012

“Each religion, so dear to those whose life it sanctifies, and fulfilling so necessary a function in the society that has adopted it, necessarily contradicts every other religion, and probably contradicts itself.”

George Santayana1863 – 1952

5 Responses to “27th October 2012”

  1. Kittie Says:

    Could another republican expose his paternalistic misogynistic ignorance infested opinion to the media – It has been at least 18 hours since the last one came out of the closet. These men look almost grotesque to me. How do they look at their daughters and sisters and mothers… wives.. how do they? Knowing they would put what they “think” an invisible and unavailable god wants over the protection of their own?

    Not necessarily – it does contradict itself.

    Why do I get this and others around me don’t?

  2. The Heretic Says:

    Christians come in all political bents, dear, not just republicans. Do not do yourself the disservice of switching up the two.

  3. Jeff Says:

    Heretic,

    The difference, I think, is that most of the ones on the other side understand the simple phrase “SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE”. As in, thou shalt not force your morality down my throat by law. The bunch that the R’s have gathered have lost that particular sight picture completely. It’s the one they keep painting on our backs that I’m not real fond of, frankly.

  4. The Heretic Says:

    Technically, the separation of church and state does not exist in any of the founding documents of America. That is a common myth that has been repeated ad nauseum, but is inaccurate. The most the 1st Amendment guarantees is that 1) the government will not institute its own church and 2) that one has freedom to worship as one wishes. Separation of church and state is a liberal notion, that frankly, is taking away the rights of theists left and right – flagrantly in violation of the 1st Amendment. As an atheist, I have the right to worship as I wish, which is to say NOT, but I do not desire to infringe upon the rights of others to do the same. I think that evangelical vehemence is in response to the liberal mentality that seeks to denude society of all tradition and structure that has imbued its culture for hundreds of years.

  5. Kittie Says:

    Heretic have there been democratic candidates recently making comparable statements? I veer Libertarian these days so I don’t care for either of the major two.. and I have never voted for a Democrat for President as fiscally I am conservative – the social stuff never really fazed me before. I am with Jeff, don’t force some idea of christian morality down my throat. Whatever the founding fathers meant – is and has been debateable. There are other documents that clarify what they were thinking and how they felt… But what is important is that church and state must remain separate to be successful.