May 22, 2009

Oh, Yeah—We're In Danger of Forgetting What It Is!

Congressman Broun [R-Georgia] wants to make the year 2010 the Year of the Bible. This although Ronald Reagan did exactly the same thing back in 1983. If I had known about it then, I would have been every bit as against it as I am now.

Broun uses lies to justify his stance. He claims that our founding fathers were in favor of his plan. This although the very First Amendment to the Constitution explicitly states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. . . .”
Either he doesn’t care that anyone with the ability to read immediately recognizes his lie—or he is deluded.
Let me ask you this: Do you consider yourself a good Muslim/Jew/Buddhist/Christian/Wiccan/Hindu/Atheist/Agnostic? If so, when was the last time you lied in order to espouse your belief? That's what I thought.

Broun goes further, even, than that. He breaks the oath he took upon assuming office. You know, the one to Preserve, Protect and Defend that pesky piece of paper, the Constitution of the United States.

Hello, Congressman Broun, not all Americans hold the Bible as their holy book. There are those who follow the Tipitaka. There are those who study the Torah and the Talmud. There are those who read the Qur’an. There are those who read the Aranyakas and upanishats. I study ‘The Seth Material’ and ‘The Michael Teachings’. Where is the Congressional Resolution for those books?

By singling out any one book, you foster discrimination against all others. This is exactly what our founding fathers warned us against and tried to protect us from. They had studied European history. They knew what a state-fostered religion would lead to. Things like witch burnings, purges, crusades, murder in the name of God.

This is not something we want to return to—even if Broun would like to take us there.
Update—May 31, 2009
By the way, this was a rather timely post, wasn't it?

Today, we witnessed exactly that. Murder in the name of God.
Do you see, Congressman Broun, what comes of promoting one religion/viewpoint at the expense of all others?

Of course, you'll denounce the murderer. It's the politically correct thing to do and you'll do it. And it will never cross your mind that you had anything to do with his actions.
Wake up.


libhom said...

Broun is reminding us that it is crazy for atheists to vote for Republicans.

two crows said...

hi libhom--
he's reminding us it's crazy for anyone other than fundies to vote Republican.

so he can join Steele and Cheney in their quest to make their party anathema.

but they were doing this sort of thing BEFORE they were forced into exile. remember their bill to "protect Christmas" a few years back?

Mauigirl said...

Morons. Don't they have something more to worry about than declaring years of the Bible? The economy's going to heck in a handbasket and all kinds of dangerous things are happening in the world and all they think about is the Bible.

two crows said...

hi Mauigirl--
apparently the Bible is the only thing they're prepared to say yes to.

fixing the economy: no
the budget: no
health care: no
various appointments: no

vowing to fight whatever SCOTUS judge Obama puts forth: well, I guess there are TWO things they'll say yes to.

make that three: renaming the Democratic party.

back on 3/23, I posted a proposal to them. I wish they'd take me up on it.

Dave Dubya said...

Those fascists are always so busy wrapping that cross in a flag, aren't they? They must keep up appearances for their Bible-thumping authoritarian base.

And it's interesting that al-Qaeda means "the base".

They will never know how alike they are.

two crows said...

hi, Dave--
that flag is getting all wrinkly being wrapped so tightly, isn't it?

in a way it's heartening. these people read the polls--I know they do. and they just keep doing things that keep everyone except that group they sold their souls to in 1994 running full tilt away from them.

keep it up, Rethugs. you must really like it out there in the wilderness.

libhom said...

Dave: Your analogy is so apt. It's why so many of us use the phrase "Christian Taliban" to describe the religious right.

two crows said...

hi, libhom--
I've read the apologists who deny that these folks are xtian taliban. my response is that we're not beating women in the streets YET-- but if current trends keep up, we'll get there.

as note Sotomayor -- 'racist, stupid, hard-to-pronounce-named person who had a life before coming to the bench. where the hell does she get off not being a White Male, anyhow?'