Separation of Church and State

Just like our country does not have a State language, we don’t have a state religion. For a long time the argument of separation has had a lot to do with meddlesome church people… you know the fondling type. I am now starting to think that it should be used so that hearing people get political does not make me want to go from an affair with atheism to full on marriage.

Secularism is something that transformed a whole region in Canada. It is an interesting chapter to read about. I like it because it makes swearing in French fun specially every time that Spyder cringes. I do get physically punished in the process, which to some might mean that my Catholic upbringing did its job steering me to BDSM. Now if I could only have ballroom butt… inside joke.

What pissed me off this morning on the radio was hearing Chuck Norris get all political and mix religion. Oh man, I don’t even know where to start. I am not even sure if he was going all New World Order tin hat foil or just simply being stupid. The thing is that to use the whole evangelicals should vote, and then assume that it means that they won’t vote for Obama is what bothers me. To call out someone because of socialism while using your religion as a springboard (which by the way its all about being your brother’s keeper) makes me think that logic is not something we are allowed to use as Americans anymore.

You can have all the political views you want, but don’t call on your “congregation” to vote not even for the Mormon, just against the socialist is kind of weird. If the country is going in the wrong direction, is a more religious nation the right direction? When did the republican party get all hijacked as the Christian party?

Keep on beating those drums people and see how more and more people leave the republican party. You will have lots of fun talking to empty chairs with a bunch of tea party people.

At least you will have Chuck Norris on your side.

2 Responses to Separation of Church and State

  1. First off I have always imagined the separation of church and state to be an instance of the founding fathers preparing for the future by learning from the past. A lot of settlers first came here because of some kind of religious hassle in the old world. The founders didn’t want a state religion, ANY state religion, in place with the ability to suppress any other religion. That’s not to say that the prejudices of individual citizens, including those in office, don’t sometimes cause problems but at least so far it isn’t policy.

    Spyder is a good example of the kind of religious person I like. She has a strong personal faith, but doesn’t treat a person who doesn’t poorly. That seems to be getting rarer. My brother is another one, thoI believe that some of the members of his church aren’t.

    I would like to believe that we can elect moral, ethical people to office. I would also like them to be honest. And finally my ideal candidate is smart enough to know that good and evil isn’t about religion.

    Finally I don’t know if ultra-conservative Christianity has taken over the Republican party or if it is the other way around. I just know that as someone who has voted Republican with a clear conscience in the past, the current situation with that party makes me uncomfortable. I am not saying that the party doesn’t field some good candidates with views I can agree on, but I AM saying the way of the others seem to place personal morality above common sense, ethical behavior, and the law worries me.

    Disclaimer- there are god spouting Demecratic asshats too. Religion is not the sole issue deciding my vote in any election and I am effectively undecided in several races.

  2. What he said! ^

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