I have heard it said that Christianity invented a disease, sin, in order to offer the cure, salvation. Put another way, God created humans that he knew would fail so that he could then offer to protect them from himself by becoming his own son, suffering death, and then resurrecting himself (or variations thereof).
Over time the cult of Christianity has morphed into many separate heads of the same beast. In all this time it has retained one concept: Believe or die.
Morality has changed over the centuries becoming less and less barbaric. Even so, on occasion the barbarism that is religion raises its ugly head.
- … that teaches its followers to shoot, stab, bomb, decapitate or otherwise end the earthly lives of non-believers should not be tolerated.
- … that teaches that belief is required or you will end up in hell should not be tolerated.
- … that tries to force respect and obedience of its edicts upon all others should not be tolerated.
- … that offers the impossible or improvable as a reward should not be tolerated.
Our Constitution in the United States guarantees that the government will not interfere with the myriad faiths that reside here.
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
If you examine the above statement you are forced to wonder if it is not contradictory in some fashion. -“or prohibiting the free exercise thereof”– Does this mean that the government should stand by while a religion that believes it should prevail everywhere proliferates to such a degree that even the Constitution itself is in danger? This particular phrase contained within the first amendment can be used to abridge the freedom of speech as well as freedom of the press.
Many claim that only Islam threatens the world. The key word here is power. Whenever Islam has gained a numerous following it has threatened to impose its will upon the masses. Wherever Islam is in power, it oppresses everyone. At one time in history this described Christianity as well. As the number of Christians in government increase here in the United States we see them present oppressive bills. They mean to force their faith’s will upon all of the citizenry. “Biblical Law” would be no better than “Islamic Law”, and no one except the sheeple would want to live under them (or so the sheeple think).
“I do not respect your religion, and I
don’t have too!”