Get Religion the f**k out of Government
I make no apologies for being absolutely fed up with this whole goddamn mess. Bush got this whole ball rolling with his faith based initiatives crap, allowing the Christian right not only an office in the federal government, but influence on policy based on religious belief. It’s not only unconstitutional and treasonous it’s stupid.
And hypocritical. Let’s face it. Bush and Cheney are about the most unholy people on the planet. If Christ came tomorrow, I have a feeling he would not be sitting down with those two, sharing a chalice and telling them what a great, godlike job they are doing.
So now, at least the republican candidates, have to tiptoe around the religion issue and pretend to be a church going, holier than thou super believers while, at the same time, supporting policies straight out of the gates of hell. Murdering innocent Iraqis in an illegal war. Cutting health benefits to needy children. Supporting governments who torture and abuse their citizens. Allowing starvation all over the world while lining the pockets of the already filthy rich. And betraying the people, the country, and the democracy with their greed and corruption.
What really curdles my urine is their total lack of understanding when it comes to the constitution and the intent of the founding fathers. McCain blew it – again – by saying that the US is a Christian nation. Of course he HAD to say that. Otherwise all those blowhard, bigmouthed Christian talking heads would be all over him like flies on shit.
And so he did, and like the hypocritical jerk that he is, he is making a bumbling attempt at back pedaling because he pissed of all the non-Christians. It’s a scream. John, seeing as how you don’t have a chance in hell, get out before you totally destroy any reputation you have left. Jeez, I would rather have a Muslim with a little common sense as president than a bumbling, lying, hypocritical, two faced jerk like you. In other words, you’re just another Bush.
I’m going to end this (for now) with a few quotes for all of the lying pseudo Christian candidates and the Christian right blowhards that they pander to.
“The United States is in no sense founded upon the Christian doctrine.” — George Washington
“I do not find in orthodox Christianity one redeeming feature.” (and) “Religions are all alike – founded upon fables and mythologies.” — Thomas Jefferson
“I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish church, by the Roman church, by the Greek church, by the Turkish church, by the Protestant church, nor by any church that I know of. My own mind is my own church.” — Thomas Paine
“The Bible is not my book, and Christianity is not my religion. I could never give assent to the long, complicated statements of Christian dogma.” — Abraham Lincoln
“Millions of innocent men, women, and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burned, tortured, fined, and imprisoned, yet we have not advanced one inch toward uniformity. What has been the effect of coercion? To make one half of the world fools and the other half hypocrites.” — Thomas Jefferson
“Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and unfits it for every noble enterprise.” — James Madison
“The divinity of Jesus is made a convenient cover for absurdity.” — John Adams
“It will never be pretended that any persons employed in that service [formation of the American governments] had interviews with the gods, or were in any degree under the influence of Heaven…” — John Adams
“My earlier views of the unsoundness of the Christian scheme of salvation and the human origin of the scriptures have become clearer and stronger with advancing years, and I see no reason for thinking I shall ever change them.” — Abraham Lincoln
The founding fathers escaped a system where religion was an integral part of the government and church dogma dominated policy. They specifically excluded religion of any type or denomination when crafting the constitution. Instead, they recognized that the government had neither the responsibility nor the right to insist that people believe in a specific religion or any religion. Thus, the separation clause.
I think its high time the politicians, the Christian community and the president re-read the constitution. It, not Christian, Jewish or Quaker dogma, was designed as the structure of our government and the pathway for our country.