Thursday, April 11, 2013

Christianity as a State Religion and Stupidity Spreads

"I have found Christian dogma unintelligible. Early in life I absented myself from Christian assemblies." — Benjamin Franklin

The North Carolina House of Representatives wisely killed a bill that would've paved the way for establishing an official state religion , a recent poll discovers that there is widespread support in doing so. And in creating a state religion, they ignore the document they claim to love so much, THE U.S. CONSTITUTION.  

The new survey finds that 34 percent of adults would favor establishing Christianity as the official state religion in their own state, while 47 percent would oppose doing so. Thirty-two percent said that they would favor a constitutional amendment making Christianity the official religion of the United States, with 52 percent saying they were opposed. That's still a majority with common sense, but still too many people that pollute the gene pool with this brand of stupidity. There once was a time when all people believed in God and the church ruled. This time was called the Dark Ages.

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the First Amendment, which (among other things) prohibits the government from establishing an official religion, also applies to the states. (Supremacy clause). The Supreme  Court and the First Amendment isn't a vehicle of convenience for yelling about hating taxes, the President, or Obamacare, then change things based upon your spiritual belief system, just because you wish it were so.

Republicans were more likely than Democrats or independents to say that they would favor establishing Christianity as an official state religion, with 55 percent favoring it in their own state and 46 percent favoring a national constitutional amendment, due to the fact that they believe that they have the only direct link to God.
These are the people that believe that America was founded on Christian principles based on the 10 commandments, the founding fathers were Christians when everything about the set up of the country is in direct opposition to that fact, and that the fact that the founding fathers spoke out AGAINST setting up a state religion and that was pretty much the reason why the Pilgrims came here in the first place which is something that is easily learned in a civics class. 

The Bible is more poetry than historical fact. The idea of absolute truth or falsity is a mistake. As to the 1/3 of our nation who would favor establishing a state religion, this fact speaks volumes about the failure of our educational systems. When the Church gets involved with governance, the dumbing down of society is soon to follow. 

Thomas Jefferson rejected Jesus as the Son of God,  the Virgin Birth, the Resurrection as well as all of the Miracles in the New Testament.  He leaned more to Deism and he believed in Jesus philosophy but not the story attributed to him, he believed it to be corrupted by his followers. 

Religions are authoritarian hierarchies designed to dominate your free will. They’re power structures that aim to convince you to give away your power for the benefit of those who enjoy dominating people. When you subscribe to a religion, you enroll in a mindless minion training program. Religions don’t market themselves as such, but this is essentially how they operate. (i.e.The Vatican)
Mindless Minion

Religions are very effective at turning human beings into sheep. They’re among the most powerful instruments of social conditioning. They operate by eroding your trust in your own intellect, gradually convincing you to put your trust into some external entity, such as a deity, prominent figure, or great book. Of course these instruments are usually controlled by those who administrate the minion training program, but they don’t have to be. Simply by convincing you to give your power away to something outside yourself, religion will condition you to be weaker, more docile, and easier to control. Religions actively promote this weakening process as if it were beneficial, commonly branding it with the word faith. What they’re actually promoting is submission.
Bow Down Sheeple

Religions strive to fill your head with so much nonsense that your only recourse is to bow your head in submission, often quite literally. Get used to spending a lot of time on your knees because acts of submission such as bowing and kneeling are frequently incorporated into religious practice. Canine obedience training uses similar tactics. Now say, “Yes, Master.” ("I know the Pastor is molesting the little boys, but he is called to preach, so we can't criticize him". Sound familiar?)
Where is My Chicken Sandwich?
When you subscribe to a religion, you substitute nebulous group-think for focused, independent thought. Instead of learning to discern truth on your own, you’re told what to believe. This doesn’t accelerate your spiritual growth; on the contrary it puts the brakes on your continued conscious development. Religion is the off-switch of the human mind.

Religions frequently promote inbred social networks. You’re encouraged to spend more time with people who share the same belief system while disengaging from those with incompatible beliefs. Sometimes this is done subtly; other times it’s more obvious.

If you’re one of the saved, blessed, or otherwise enlightened individuals who stumbled upon the one true belief system, then supposedly everyone else remains in the dark. Certain religions are overtly intolerant of outsiders, but to one degree or another, all major religions cast non-subscribers in a negative light. This helps to discourage members from abandoning the religion while still enabling them to proselytize. The main idea is to maintain social structures that reward loyalty and punish freedom of thought.

This us-vs-them prejudice is totally incongruent with conscious living. It’s also downright moronic from a global perspective. But it remains a favored practice of those who pull the strings. When you’re taught to distrust other human beings, fear gets a foothold in your consciousness, and you become much easier to control. (They hate gays, poor people, and anyone different than them).

When you join a religion, your fellow mind-slaves will help to keep you in line, socially rewarding your continued obedience while punishing your disloyalty. Why do they do this? It’s what they’ve been conditioned to do. Tell your religious friends that you’re abandoning their religion because you want to think for yourself for a while, and watch the sparks fly. Suddenly you’ve gone from best friend to evil demon. There’s no greater threat to religious people than to profess your desire to think for yourself. Some may even suffer excommunication from the cult of their choosing.

Religion is the systematic marketing of fear.

Blessed are the poor (donate heavily). Blessed are the meek (obey). Blessed are the humble (don’t question authority). Blessed are the hungry (make us rich while you starve). Blessed are the merciful (if you catch us doing something wrong, let it go). Blessed are the pure of heart (switch off your brain). Blessed are the timid, the cowardly, the fearful. Blessed are those who give us their power and become our slaves. Religion will teach you to fear being different, to fear standing up for yourself, and to fear being an independent thinker. It will erode your self-trust by explaining why you’re unable to successfully manage life on your own terms: You are unworthy. You’re a sinner. You’re unclean. You belong to a lesser caste. You are not enlightened. Of course the solution is always the same — submit to the will of an external authority. Believe that you’re inadequate. Give away your power. Follow their rules and procedures. Live in fear for the rest of your life, and hope it will all turn out okay in the end.

Forgive Them For They Know Not  What They Do
My point is clear, every religion needs to stay out of the state. The people who want a Christian state are well-meaning, but their good intentions are misplaced. The other 2/3rd's may also want a religious state, and it won't be a Christian state. The sword can cut both ways...

1 comment:

Topaz Kikus said...

"Blessed are the poor (donate heavily). Blessed are the meek (obey). Blessed are the humble (don’t question authority). Blessed are the hungry (make us rich while you starve). Blessed are the merciful (if you catch us doing something wrong, let it go). Blessed are the pure of heart (switch off your brain)." That is exactly what it is! I always believed religion was created to control the masses into pure ignorance.