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Concerning Religion and the Constitution

Posted in Scattershot with tags , , , , on 16 October, 08 by MastrN8

I would like to clear a few things up. I was sitting at school this morning, minding my own business and trying to catch up on my seemingly never-ending pile of homework, when I received an email from someone who shall remain anonymous. I would like to share this email with you,

Dear Friends,
 
As I was listening to a news program recently, I watched in horror as Barack Obama made the statement with pride. . .’we are no longer a Christian nation; we are now a nation of Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, . . .’  As with so many other statements I’ve heard him (and his wife) make, I never thought I’d see the day that I’d hear something like that from a presidential candidate in this nation.  To think our forefathers fought and died for the right for our nation to be a Christian nation–and to have this man say with pride that we are no longer that.  How far this nation has come from what our founding fathers intended it to be.

I hope that each of you will do what I’m doing now–send your concerns, written simply and sincerely, to the Christians on your email list.  With God’s help, and He is still in control of this nation and all else, we can show this man and the world in November that we are, indeed, still a Christian nation!

Please pray for our nation!

Now, this email disturbs me to no end. I feel that is is VERY offensive to non-Christians. First of all, regardless of your beliefs, or even who you support in the presidential race, I need to make one point EXTREMELY clear. Our forefathers DID NOT fight and die “for the right for our nation to be a Christian nation…”. I just wanted to clarify that the 1st amendment to the Constitution of the U.S. states that no one religion shall be practiced nationally. Here is a quote from the Constitution stating just that:

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”

-1st Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America

Secondly, I am sure many people will believe me to be a non-christian for arguing the inferences in the aforementioned email, or perhaps they will believe me to be a Barack Obama supporter, for those people, I would like to point out that my beliefs are irrelevant. I say that not to avoid those types of questions, but by stating that those beliefs are irrelevant, I am better able to stick to the case in point.

My  point is this: Our forefathers fought and died for a nation to be free of religious oppression. They fought for Muslims, Christians, Atheists, Satanists, those that believe that Clapton is God, and everyone in between, to worship whatever they wanted, when they wanted, and how they wanted. Our forefathers fought and died for the right to believe or not believe, to question, to express, and even to protest. This nation belongs to the people, not to just christian people. By the way, not only christian people died for this country, FYI.

Furthermore, while our forefathers did not believe in a state sanctioned religion, they did believe in God. Hence the phrase, God bless America. This does not mean that they are forcing religion. Of the above named religions, only atheism, which I believe can be called a religion since it is doctrinal in nature, does not believe in any God whatsoever. Satanists even believe in God. Satanists worship Lucifer who was cast down by God. Therefore, to believe in one, is to believe in the other.  

I hope that people will realize that it is okay that others do not believe in what you do. Please correct me if I’m wrong, but in most religions, being good-natured to those that treat you horribly, or those that are different, is the main tenant. Hate is not only looked down upon, but sinful. Our forefathers felt the same way; and felt it so strongly that they felt the need to write it down.

I’m not saying that I support any claims made by non-Christians or Obama, or for that matter, Christians and McCain. I am merely defending the Constitution. It may not be perfect but it’s the best we have. Everyone is fallible and we all will make mistakes, however I believe in this country and what it stands for. I am proud to live in a country where you can believe in what you want, practice the rituals that you want to practice, or even forsake all of that and move out if you want.

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History is bound to repeat itself.

Posted in Scattershot with tags on 28 March, 08 by MastrN8

While I was at work today, I was sitting in the breakroom on a 15 enjoying a delicious cup of yogurt. I was skimming the headlines of Thursday March 27th’s Denver Post when I came across the picture below. I found it not only hilarious, but also a treasured find. Clinton nearly got himself impeached for the act that only sick wierdos like me can pick up on when looking at the image. It just goes to prove that all Dems have only one thing on their minds; however, it begs the question: Is that one thing really such a bad thing?

I intentionally altered the picture below in order to show the beautiful symmetry of a democratic ex-president and a democratic presidential hopeful.

kisses and enjoy, N8

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