"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."in fact, not only is it in the first amendment of the constitution, it is the in the first section of the first sentence of the bill of rights in the american constitution. apparently, the supreme court of america- in the year 2007- is looking to change that. apparently, the bush administration's blatent disregard wasn't enough with the pandering to the christian right, a republican controlled congress just last year tried to take it further and make laws that would enable religious displays all over america. the media, not to be outdone, skews the issues and the perceptions of who exactly are 'good' religious folks, ie, the religious right- and misrepresents the actual facts- surprise, surprise.
i rail against religion because the folks who are true believers want to do away with the constitution in favor of the bible. they promote creationism in lieu of hard science; they eschew personal responsibility- because after all- god runs the show; they hate with the passion of zealots anyone who isn't the same as them. actually, it isn't these folks who i reserve the highest contempt and scorn for- i feel contempt for the 'regular' christians. you know the ones who go to church and pretend for an hour and then consider themselves religious? they allow these fringers to spew their rhetoric and hatred so that they don't have to. they feel the same way, but let these folks take the heat for saying it out loud.
so, i will continue to protest and speak out about the dangers of religion- be it christian, muslim, judaism or hinduism. there isn't a single redeeming thing about them. they take from the poor to make themselves rich- and now- they are spreading the 'gospel' to africa.
as for this video, h/t to pharyngula, do we want this religion and these people to run america? the irony did not escape me that these 'people' chose a secular song that actually helped millions of starving people.
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