How many time have you heard this? Every time I get into a political discussion, whether it be about moral evils like abortion or gay “marriage”, or if I am talking economics or health care, some yahoo eventually will spit out that religion has no part in the conversation, as it is entirely irrelevant.
Where the heck did they pick up this nonsense? Religion isn’t only relevant, it’s the single most relevant issue out there. Nothing compares to its direct impact on literally everything we do and think as human beings.
Over the last 2000 years, every war has had a religious component. Every year of peace has had a religious component as well. Not relevant? Are these people just idiots, or did they just drop out of history class?
Somewhere along the last 60 years America has adopted this really odd stance of “separation of church and state”. I have no idea how a letter Thomas Jefferson wrote became national gospel, but as much as I respect Jefferson, not only is it nonsense, but it has no basis in reality, and certainly no basis in law. How did this come to be considered as such? When did our constitutional clause not allowing the government to establish its own religion become a wall against religious dialogue? This is just crazy. Our forefathers must be turning in there graves.
I would go even further. I would say that as things stand, our government is trying to break this clause. If we are not allowed to bring our religious viewpoints to the political sphere, then politics have become atheist. I am beginning to believe that the government IS establishing a religion, or a rather, a lack of it. This really sets my teeth on edge, and puts deep fear in my heart. Our forefathers had the brilliant idea of letting people choose and live out our own beliefs, and our current politicians have decided to take that right away.
Not relevant? Are you kidding? We have the makings of war on our hands.
So this current debacle with Obama requiring faith organizations to violate their ancient consciences is no laughing matter. It is a direct assault against our entire being, and a rude slap in the face against our constitutional right to exercise our beliefs freely. Don’t think this is a non issue, this is the ONLY issue.
“I expect to die in bed, my successor will die in prison, and his successor will die a martyr in the public square.” – Francis Cardinal George, Archbishop of Chicago