Ok, blogger's, what is it we're supposed to be doing this week? Blog for peace? Blog against religions, I mean theocracy? Create more misunderstandings and chaos in a world already overwhelmed by it? Gee, I'm not sure. I guess I could look up a bunch of big words and write what looks like the most boring thesis in the world, but I don't really feel like it.
I could find the most disgusting video out there that portrays Christ as a cross-dresser high on LSD, getting hit by a train, and that somehow will encourage people to vote for Congressmen and Senators who will uphold the Separation of Church and State. Which is basically why all the crap from other countries ended up here in the first place. They wanted freedom of worship. The very first governing colonies burned your ass if your neighbors cow died cause you looked at him cross-eyed. Remember? I think we've come a good ways in the right direction.
I want anyone who reads this to list the personal freedoms they have lost, they no longer possess as a direct result of Christianity in this nation. And back it up, with a description of why you lost this freedom, and the new law that made you lose it. Maybe we should start the ole throw the Christian to the Lions thing back up. It worked pretty good for Nero. Think of the money they would rake in on pay per view.
The problem is not Christians. The problem is not Muslims, or Buddhists, or Hindu's, or any other religion. The problem is not faith, but I do have to wonder at young men willing to blow themselves to pieces for the promise of x amount of virgins. That's a work incentive I really have to think about. The problem is voting for the person you think is going to represent your best interests in Congress and in the Senate. We can all whine and dance, and wear hair shirts, practicing self-flagellation on regular basis, but it won't get us anywhere until we learn to monitor what our elected officials are doing. I am going to give you the benefit of the doubt, and assume that you are quite capable of finding these sites yourself.
Here's another shocker. George Bush is not going to get impeached. He should. I would love to see it. But it ain't going to happen. I remember all of the backlash I got when I posted on a message board that I voted for Al Gore way back when. You'd thought I'd shot the Pope or something. Of course, in light of current sentiment, that might, in some circles, be a good thing. I don't see it that way, but to each his own.
What's really really weird is if you read the Bible, the parts in the New Testament where Jesus says you will persecuted in my namesake, meaning, people are going to call you assholes and stupid, and think your nuts cause you believe in me, well, all these anti-religion
blogger's are almost fulfilling a prophecy. I say almost, because I don't know. I could be interpreted that way.
This country is founded on the sole basis of Freedom to Worship. The founding fathers added a clause to the constitution that separated church and state, so the government couldn't burn witches at the stake anymore. The government couldn't say, "Ok, from now on, all you guys are going to be Catholics, and any protestants will be rounded up and shot on site." That's it. And, also, so one religious group couldn't come up and add strange words to the preamble or pledge of allegiance, or shit like that. Like, "I pledge allegiance to the flag, and to the rock of ages on which it stands, so sayeth the holy voodoo witchdoctor, and to the Republic for which it stands," etc... The words under God, were added by Eisenhower, and have caused all sorts of ruckus since. Now, no one is required to recite the pledge.
Well, on the off chance that you might want to read more about it, here's a link. Jefferson's Bill for Religious Freedom. But, I must warn you, he uses the G word a lot.
As for Global Warming, Sting has been in the fray since the late 1980's, when the mass destruction of the Amazon Rain forest began. One thing you can do about global warming is to plant a tree.
And not one to break with tradition, I will also include a video with this post. It should be eye-catching, controversial, funny in a warped and insensitive sort of way, so let's see what I can find.