Monday, January 28, 2008
Thomas Paine born January 29, 1737 in Thetford, England and being a general failure for most of his life he managed to publish the pamphlet that ingnited the fire of radical freedom. Common Sense and The American Crisis should be required reading for every American citizen so they might understand the idea of dynamic freedom that this country was founded upon. Where there are countries like China where there is no freedom American should be the antithesis, the place where there is unrestrained personal liberty. Unfortunately that great experiment has fizzled away and we are now in the leftover byproducts of the equation. The ingredients still remain all that lacks is their existence in great enough quantities to spur the reaction once again.
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Well, I don’t think that’s a radical view to say we’re going to affirm marriage.
I think the radical view is to say that we’re going to change the definition of
marriage so that it can mean two men, two women, a man and three women, a man
and a child, a man and animal.
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave, huh.
I have opponents in this race who do not want to change the Constitution. But
I believe it’s a lot easier to change the Constitution than it would be to
change the word of the living God. And that’s what we need to do is amend the
Constitution so it’s in God’s standards rather than trying to change God’s
standards so it lines up with some contemporary view of how we treat each other
and how we treat the family.
Brave enough only to consider attacking other nations out of xenophobia, and attacking people in our own country because they aren't exactly like us. These comments are not from a religious zealot in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, or some bearded fanatic in a cave, it's from the front runner of the "Republican" party running for president of the United States. Leader of the supposedly free world. We in the US that are not WASPs because of something as uncontrollable as the color of our skin, or the freedom of our mind to push aside rantings of primitive desert nomads, as just that, the rantings of primitive desert nomads. These books should not be taken seriously or literally.
What would Jefferson, Adams, Hancock, or god forbid, Thomas Paine think about such comments? Jefferson didnt even like the idea of a federally maintained and regulated militia much less a federally sponsored religion.
Who supports a candidate that is promising nothing except theocracy of hate and exclusion? Selfish, lazy people. People who don't care about the major tenet of freedom for all, freedom not just for Christians, this country was founded on, and are too lazy to defend it. Prosteltizers, who want to use the machinery of government to mill a safe haven for their intolerant archaic ideas, much as the Wahabbists in Saudi Arabia. A country where women can't drive and are stoned to death for adultery. We are not far from slipping into that same trap with a southern Baptist minister running for president. They are lazy in the respect it is easier for them to live the dogma of their faith in a land run by it than it is to live it with the temptation of evil. The same reason for prohibition of alcohol and the same reason there is a prohibition of harmless drugs.
It's aggrevating to me that the only Christians I see running for office follow the Old Testament to the letter and ignore the New Testament. Even after the man who bears their religion's name said to ignore those old laws and follow only one law it is a new commandment as I have loved you love one another. Help your fellow man because just as I, Christ the savior am your brother, so is he just as much a man and a brother to you. At least that's the way I understood the sermon on the mount when I believed in those sorts of things. Maybe I'm wrong. If I were a Christian I would be yelling at the top of my lungs what about the teachings of Christ, where is the mercy and compassion.
Christians are asking for a good Christian man in the White House. They think that man is Huckabee. What about Bush? As Dave Savage said on Maher last night, "What is Bush a Wiccan priest?" You've shown us how incompetent you can be and how much you can screw things up trying to intertwine the magesteria. It's time for real people with modern beliefs and ideas to run this country. Grown ups who don't believe in ghosts, goblins, ghouls, trolls, and unicorns. It's our turn to clean up the mess you made governing with your antitquated beliefs and rituals.