Fuck Your God

"Hey, you have your religion in my politics" "Hey, you have your politics in my religion" Two tastes that could be great, just NOT together. Let's discuss how religious zealots are ruining the spirit of the United States and trampling your rights for the sake of their own god.

Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

"Chuck" currently resides in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago. While he finds organized religion and their fanatics to be morally bankrupt and power hungry he also believes in the Constitution and our Bill of Rights which allow all of us to believe in any god we choose and the ability to worship in any manner our selves feel to be correct and good and right. So long as we respect others' rights to do so as well. The latter concept being foreign to most religious folk.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Independance Day Irony

So, American Flag sales are down this year. In the midst of a war. Supporting your troops doesn't mean you blindly agree with the president, who is a real turd in my book. It means supporting the flag. It means believing your country can be good and right again and doing what it takes to get it that way. Thankfully we are on that track with the Republicans doing so poorly. But lest we forget, the Dems aren't all that much better so keep a close eye on them.

How was your Fourth? The view of all the fireworks from our living room was spectacular. It was like watching bubbles in a pot of boiling water, they were everywhere all over the landscape. It was like a freedom war zone without the death. Explosions of color for miles upon miles. And I thought of the irony of that.

I wished several folks at work a happy holiday. They looked at me as though I were crazy. "It's just another day", they say. No different than any other. Really? Are we not, supposedly, fighting a war for democracy and freedom? Well, that is what the government tells us even if we all do know better. But you would think that, somewhere amidst all this fighting, we would really contemplate what got us to this point in our history; The Revolution and the Declaration of Independance and the Constitution of the United States. "All men are created equal" and all that jazz. Nope, just a look of insanity. It's no wonder we are so hell bent on controlling the immigrant population (every one who looked at me funny also came from a different country and had an accent of their homeland) these days. They look at our day of Democracy with apathy. Is that what we really want for our country; apathy? Don't we already have enough of that from folks that were born here?

I hope you had a great holiday.



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