Tuesday, August 19, 2008
CNN: Rick Warren's Faith Forum: Return to the dark ages!
Let's limit the prosperity of our people to the archaic ideas of 100 years ago. While we're at it, let's get back to stoning our children! (Deuteronomy21) Perhaps we should also keep women suppressed, for they should not really be allowed to talk in presence of men, OR teach! (1 Corinthians chapter 14)
As seen here in this abstruse chart, when religion prospered as a means of running civilizations, darkness prevailed and scientific advancement suffered.
What's being held back today by the fundamentalists of America, the fans of this "faith forum?" The:
-Repairing of cardiac muscle
-Regeneration of injured bones
-Creation of new skin and cartilage
-Reversal of nerve damage
-Renewal of pretty much every degenerative disease
Science has no doubt saved many of these zealots' lives more than once. It is a bit hypocritical that they accept some of science and smash the advancement of the rest. What is this the bible?
It pains me to hear questions like "How has Jesus Christ been a guide for you?"
What year is this? What COUNTRY is this? Separation of church and state ring a bell to ANYONE? The founding fathers are turning over in their graves. Have we forgotten that this nation was founded on the then-rebellious premise that each person shall not be judged on his belief? That this nation wanted a clear distinction of belief and law.
Had a presidential candidate come on this program, to say that he is a Muslim, or Buddhist, Agnostic, or Atheist, how quickly would he or she be persecuted? It reminds me of a bumper sticker I saw recently: "God Bless America, To Hell with our Enemies!"
I will vote for the candidate who has the best ideas of peace, morality, economics, etc... Not how well they allow Jesus Christ to lead them.
Religion has no place in politics.