Fearing that children might be scared for life by an imposition of religion in public schools is one thing but expunging our national cultural heritage and our common values is another. Trigger happy federal judges have made it a point to attack every Christian reference in society at every opportunity and now have “Christian Derangement Syndrome” to such a degree that they must attack having a moment of silence in schools. Given the logical conclusion of the specious arguments that allow such government persecution of religion it will soon be the case that one may not be grateful, kind, forgiving or just, in a classroom because that’s a backdoor way of introducing “religion” to impressionable young minds. Government hostility to religion carries with it the weight of law and the separation of church and state as a weapon of legal harassment and hostility to school boards and small towns has done much to expunge any Christian symbol from our national landscape. Now the frivolous lawsuits that seek to criminalize a moment of silence in school seeks to remove any visible Christian trait from our children’s character. I guess this makes it easier to have 3rd graders practice putting condoms on cucumbers after reading “Sally has Two Moms”.
The next frontier in this war must be the recognition that “progressive” political thought is anthropologically indistinguishable from a religion in its own right. It’s not that legislation as its developed over many years in this area is curbing an excess of Christianity in education it’s that a new secular “Progressive” religion, a perverse “stateism,” has taken its place as a competitor. When Government becomes big and strong enough to vie with God as the savior of its people it can’t help but be hostile to religion because it’s in competition with religion for the worship of the people. The message these days is that government will deliver heaven on earth to us and they will provide for our education, housing, employment, medical care, and retirement. Government is a real and personal god who speaks to us about saving our planet, civil rights for minorities and homosexuals, why infanticide is good and right and just, and soon; the nobility of euthanasia. It’s time to recognize that socialism and communism, which we seem to be sliding into, is a competing religion that seeks to replace Christianity with Eco-Progressivism just as Political Correctness seeks to replace free speech with Multicultural-Progressive propaganda. In our world government has become a competitor to be the savior and deliverer of our very souls and the way to the Promised Land is to inculcate our kids and harvest them as the docile adult workers they’re sure to become under socialism.
Somehow we need the law to recognize that big government has become a competitor to religion and we need the liberal religious fervor out of education, the media, and public discourse, far more than we need to criminalize a moment of silence in the classroom.
The time has come to realize that the “Progressives” identify with socialism and allow it to define them as strongly as a Born Again Christian identifies with the love of Jesus and tries to let it define them! When liberals bellow “Racist, Sexist, Homophobe, they’re talking and acting as if these were indeed sins worthy of eternal shame and they act as if we’re heretics for even suggesting they might be wrong. The idea that infanticide is “a woman’s constitutional right to reproductive freedom” is as sacrosanct for them as Christ’s death on the cross and salvation of sinners is to us. It’s the same faith with the same fervor. It’s indistinguishable from religion and its followers have marked us as public enemy number one and the cheif threat to their ideas of ushering in heaven on earth with just the right mix of socialism, theater and neo-paganism.
When a conscience and a moral center becomes so threatening to our bizarre “ecstatic” political theories and ideologies that Christianity must be singled out for legal harassment: it’s time to cut the government down to size and to separate hysterical progressives from political power. Put plainly
Its not a sin to have a moment of silence
(Unless you’re a Democrat.)
Consider the following from AP and here’s the URL to read the full story: http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5j-hK78DhC1xLDUiV9W8M8ZOLulOAD95S4E0O0
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a state law requiring a moment of silence in public schools across Illinois is unconstitutional, saying it crosses the line separating church and state.
“The statute is a subtle effort to force students at impressionable ages to contemplate religion,” U.S. District Judge Robert W. Gettleman said in his ruling Wednesday.
The ruling came in a lawsuit designed to bar schools from enforcing the Illinois Silent Reflection and Student Prayer Act. It was filed by talk show host Rob Sherman, an outspoken atheist, and his daughter, Dawn, a high school student.
Gettleman’s ruling was not a surprise. He had already ruled in favor of Sherman in two previous decisions.
As passed by the Illinois General Assembly, the law allows students to reflect on the day’s activities rather than pray if that is their choice and defenders have said it therefore doesn’t force religion on anyone.
But Gettleman backed critics such as the American Civil Liberties Union, who say the law is a thinly disguised effort to bring religion into the schools.