Cool! I am a crusader now!
This just in from Brain Fertilizer:
As I said in the comments on the first linked post:
…no one is going to convince me that after 200 years of having references to God in all sorts of government literature, that saying ‘Under Godâ€ in the pledge is somehow suddenly an assault on religious freedom.
I’ll say it plainly: It is retribution/revenge for the failure of the homosexual movement to win same-sex marriage rights across the entire nation. They blame religion for being the motive force behind the rejection, and so are trying to eliminate the free expression of religion nationwide.
The second one wins the WTF of the month award. Nuff’ said on that.
About the first – I have been totally mis-represented.
1) I am not trying to stop anyone from any religious expression – with in the law.
2) I do not feel that Christianity has some ‘dark agenda’. In fact, far from it. I was married in a Christian Church, and plan on sending my children to Christian schools.
What I do have, is a personal belief that is not Christian. Yes, I am a non-devout Buddhist. And I have a desire to discuss Buddhism, Christianity and other ideologies. Why? I benefit from these discussions, as they force me to learn more about me, what I belive and point out flaws in my paradigm. I do not fear discorse. I fear small minded people taking away my freedom of Religion.
I do, however feel that the Goverment is not a place for Religion. I feel that the Goverment should not lift any one religion above any other. That is a personal choice – like abortion, and people should be given the rights to make those choices on their own.
I think that we all should have the right to practice what ever faith that we want. That means, I do not want me or my children to be forced to mouth platitudes to a God that I might nor might not belive in. I want them to have the choice to worship as they wish.
The Framers of this noble country were very specific in their thoughts and writings on this subject – and it does not support this country as a “Christian only” Country. This country is a place where freedom is the law of the land. When people impinge on that freedom – for everyone, Christians, Buddhists, Muslems, Wiccans, etc – I think that is a bad thing.
How can my defending your freedom to worship as you want be constituted as a “campaign against religion in America.” and “ trying to eliminate the free expression of religion nationwide“?