I was going to write today about the recent letters proclaiming America as a Judeo-Christian nation and the false notion the Founding Fathers Bible thumped their way to independence against a religiously oppressive monarchy with the hopes of establishing a religiously oppressive democracy.
Yeah, like that’s what they wanted.
With non-belief rising in America, and elsewhere in the developed world, religious indoctrination will have to give way to such things as secular humanism, atheists and atheism, the acceptance of homosexuals and their lifestyles, and treating women as equals, especially when pertaining to their reproductive rights.
America is a melting pot of cultures, religions, and ethnicities. Many immigrants came from oppressive nations in the early 20th century seeking freedom; the idea that they can live their lives as they see fit and just. Not how a religion wants them to live.
The idea of a godly America came out of the fear of communism during the Cold War. “In God We Trust,” came into the America lexicon during the 1950s—not by some Revolutionary War battle cry. The phrase did appear on U.S. coinage during the Civil War due to its fierce brutality stemming from states’ rights and slavery, which many in the South supported with passages from The Bible mind you.
The religious clamor “One nation under God” as a staple of American Christianity, when in reality it was added in 1954—very different from the original 1892 version.
No, I’m not preaching for the outlaw of religion—it has a special place in homes, churches, communities, and the public forum when warranted, though in the government it is not welcome. The basis for American Christianity is like the religion itself—in legend without any corroboration or adherence to things like facts and history.
I cannot support any institution that discriminates against the blind, deaf, dumb and lame, homosexuals, and trans genders, while marginalizing woman as nothing more than cooks and caregivers.
Religion is dying and it is screaming obscenities with its few remaining breaths; trying vehemently to remain relevant by appearing bigoted, obscene, and obtuse to the change at hand.