Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Freedom of Religion

Please note that I have made a correction to my previous post.

This is an exact quote from the First Amendment: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;".  I know this is a novel concept where  Liberals/Progressives/Socialists are concerned, but let's look at exactly what the words say and use a little common sense (which apparently is not very common where L/B/S's are concerned).  Please show me where this statement prohibits the display of the Ten Commandments or a Cross in a Government Building. It doesn't !!!!!  To come up with a reason for those prohibitions, you have to twist the words to mean something different than what they actually say.

The key phrase to me is "or prohibiting the free exercise thereof". This seems to me to be the main problem today. The only groups that appear not to be interfered with by the government are the Atheists and the Muslims. Yes, I believe Atheism is a religion although most of their tenets are in fact anti-religion, they still react to their beliefs as a religion.  Some Atheists assert their beliefs on society by being offended by the symbols of other religions.  Since Freedom of Religion is a 1st Amendment right like Freedom of Speech,   I submit again that the First Amendment does NOT offer protection from being offended.  If you are offended by the Cross of Christianity or the Jewish Star of David, tough beans!!! Get over it.

Your right to Freedom of Religion ends when it negatively affects my ability to practice the religion of my choice just as my rights end when I negatively affect your rights.  Just because you find my religion offensive, you have no right to prohibit my personal practice nor do I have a right prohibit yours.  In other words, let's both just shut up about being offended and ignore each other's religious practices.  Forcing me through the courts to give up my religious symbols and practices because they offend you is just ignorant and closed minded. 

One point of discussion during this campaign season has been whether Obummer is a Christian or not.  My bottom line, "IT DOESN'T MATTER".  Although I personally believe that Jeremiah Wright (Obummers religious mentor and you may notice I refuse to use the title Rev. in front of his name) is a bigoted, racist, anti-American, the President has a right to practice his religious beliefs any way he chooses.  This is one of the few times I will give Obummer a pass on anything.

As for Mutt Romney, I have heard a lot of people saying they won't vote for him simply because he is a Mormon and that's a stupid religion.  Personally, I would rather have a Mormon in the Oval Office than someone who received his religious mentoring from a bigoted, racist, ANTI-AMERICAN radical who was quoted as saying, "God Damn AMERICA".  AGAIN, LET'S TRY COMMON SENSE FOR A CHANGE.

If you aren't outraged at Obama,
you aren't paying attention !!!

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