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.

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5 Comments on “Get Religion the f**k out of Government”

  1. Kathy Says:

    Republicans need that connection between religion and government because their biggest donors are fundamentalists. They don’t care if the connection exists or not, money is their god.

  2. expatbrian Says:

    I agree to an extent, but I believe that it is power, not money, that drives most politicians on both sides of the aisle. The quest for power is the primary motivator to get into politics in the first place. Money comes from the power in the form of bribes (lobbyist dollars) and donations. Not to mention unlimited travel and expense accounts.

    I read a quote once that said that anyone with a mindset to enter politics is not to be trusted and should never be voted for.

  3. Kathy Says:

    You’re right about power coming from money, of course, but they still need the small, grass roots fundamentalists to give them money so they by power. I guess they’re interchangeable to an extent. I don’t know many poor people with power.

  4. expatbrian Says:

    lol, you are right of course. I don’t know ANY poor people with power. As a group, the poor do have voting power though, and can have tremendous impact when they use it.

  5. arkygirl Says:

    Once Christians hear the word “God” fall from the lips of any politician their minds, ears and eyes close and they know they have found their fellow in Christ. They have found “their man (or woman)”. So it is convenient and helpful to drop God’s name at every opportunity in any political race. The Christians send money and go back to sleep.

    Of course, once the Christians senses are lulled to sleep they fail to see that God is telling a certain president and vice-president to bomb innocent people into base molecules under any pretense. Lie and lie some more to get those bombs falling….

    How destroying a country and killing so many (and wanting to kill many more while wrecking yet another country-Iran) aligns with Christian principles and beliefs is beyond me. I can only speculate that the “New Christianity” practiced by the Neo-cons has been built from the same roots as their intelligence reports; from the whole cloth of their feverish ambitions. Their God is whatever they want Him to be at any given time, their religion is one of greed, they worship power and are willing to kill for it.

    I would be very interested to hear the pulpit-pounders who lobbied for Bush in their own churches attempt to justify their choice with their self-proclaimed principles, but they seem to have moved on. I would be interested to hear the “Pro-life” party tell me how they can condemn abortion yet kill hundreds of thousands of living people in the quest for power at the same time. The silence is deafening.

    I can only conclude that being overly religious, no matter your faith, is an invitation to be turned into someone else’s willing dupe. This tool is used to make people think it is wonderful to blow yourself up. It is used to elect the most unGodly people imaginable. I do not think God ever said not to use the mind that He blessed us with, yet people don’t.

    If I were God, I would be beyond angry over the acts done in my name by now. I expect that anything might happen at this point….

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