Posted by: Diane | November 27, 2007


Marko, the munchkin wrangler, wrote:

…I believe that my neighbor has the right to worship God, Allah, Vishnu, Odin, the Great Pumpkin, or any other deity. I have the right to worship all of those gods, or none of them, and neither of us has the right to force our beliefs on the other. That includes trying to make me live by the tenets of your faith under the guise of “majority rights”–one man’s pork dinner, bourbon, or steak is another man’s abomination, sin, or blasphemy. Worry about your own standing with your deity, not mine.

Amen! So-called Christians are the worst on this account.

“Go ye therefore into all nations, making legislation and forcing all men to obey whatsoever I have commanded you…”

…I believe that democracy and majority rule are not automatic mandates for anyone. Without a properly constrained government, fifty-one percent of the tribe can vote themselves the right to pee in the cornflakes of the other forty-nine percent. A tyranny of the majority is still a tyranny.

I’m not entirely convinced that a government can be properly constrained. Even if it was created that way, I don’t believe it would stay that way for long.

And as it stands right now, the tyrannical majority in this country isn’t even a majority. You’ve got les than 10% of the population voting on a few possible candidates. The most well-known (and therefore most likely to be elected) are usually backed by the money of special interest groups and the publicity of the major media outlets.

…I believe that the most effective way to ruin something is to put the government in charge of it. I also believe that the most effective way to corrupt a religion is to mix it with government.

Those Amish know what they’re doing by staying out of the “civic duty” arena.

Just watch the churches roll over and wet on themselves to get government 531c approval. On Memorial Day, Independence Day and Veteran’s Day the local Baptist church looks like it has been taken over by the federal government. Flags line the sidewalk all the way around the building.

As for the claim that we are a christian nation, I think that if Christ himself were asked about this claim he would respond as he did when Pilate asked if he were the King of the Jews: “My kingdom is not of this world….” (John 18:36)

Be sure to read the rest of his entry. Good stuff and I believe it, too.
(I found the link at Bill St. Clair’s blog — Thanks, Bill)


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