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.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Do we really separate church and state?

Our government is promoting religion. And while it may not be just promoting a single religion, it has opened the door to persecution of those who do not practice any religion. I say this based on rulings in courts around this country concerning anti-gay legislation that has been passed, upheld, and challenged. Whether it is any of the anti-gay marriage amendments in the 30 states now listed or any of the four anti-gay adoption laws in this country that only harm the thousands of children waiting for loving families. Our government allows them to remain in spite of the fact they are in effect because of religious bigotry and hatred. Of those who voted in favor of Prop 8 in California did so because of their religious beliefs. If athiests were the majority in this country and voted to ban ALL marriage, what would the religious do? Why, cry discrimination and bigotry, of course. And they would be correct. What someone will do for you, they will do to you. Religious folks would be wise to heed that sentiment. And another they may wish to consider is that as expressed by Shylock in "The Merchant of Venice" by Shakespeare. For gays just may, one day, "better the instruction." As much as the vile religiosity may deserve that betterment of instruction it would still make for a very sad time.



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