- Religion and Philosophy
Freedom of religion, free or not?
As a Christian my right to practice my belief is guaranteed in the constitution. It would seem that in light of what the constitution says, I really have no reason for writing this story. The unfortunate truth is that because of a term that is not in the Constitution freedom of Religion is threatened if and only if you are a Christian. The term "Church and State" are used to remove any mention of God in any public place at anytime.
If there is a public display of Christianity then there must also be a display of other religions complete with their message included. A manger scene must be accompanied by a menorah and so on. The fact of the matter is Church and States intermingling is not in the Constitution, the bill of rights or the first amendment. For years now the Constitution has been perverted by Liberals and Atheist alike, and the ACLU has been right there on every occasion to challenge the founding documents. As a consequence the Bible believing evangelical Christian has been attacked and discriminated against at every attempt to publicly pursue their beliefs.
Christianity has been under attack for years without a huge outcry from the Church. We have been tolerant and turned the other cheek. Now the Atheist community has really ramped up the attack. They won't be happy until God's name is completely missing from society. On Sunday 6/19/2011 NBC hosted the US Open Golf Tournament. At the beginning of the broadcast the Pledge of Allegiance was aired and to everyone's surprise the words "Under God" were left out. To NBC's surprise there was complaint after complaint sent in immediately by facebook and tweet after tweet on twitter. NBC is still trying to explain what the glitch was. The secular progressive liberal media and the Atheist are in full attack mode now and they won't be happy until they push God off the face of the earth.
In the broncs there is a street Name Richards Ladder to Heaven. it seems that the Street name with Heaven in it is perceived to be offensive to an Atheist group in New York City. They claim that the street name with Heaven in it is violating the Church and State clause in the constitution, you know, the one that is not in the constitution. The groups representative was invited on a Fox News show to debate the issue with Jay Sekulow and Sean Hannitiy live. Their representative was uninformed as a person could be. He obviously had no idea what the Constitution says or even how to find the first Amendment on line. His attacks just kept coming and his misuse of the Constitution was embarrassing. The one thing that was clear was the level of hate this group had for God not to mention Christians in general. There is no protection of rights when the liberal news media won't report these inequities and every abuse must be challenged in a slow court system. These same rights that are being perverted by those using the term "Church and State" could very well become a pattern to pervert other rights effecting Freedom of the Press, and so on. When just one of our rights is attacked all of our rights are in jeopardy.
We are living in a time where people are pursuing their perceived right to pleasure and self fulfilment. The new Secular Society have in their own words come to an age of self fulfilment. They don't need God any longer; they have come of age. Unfortunately they not needing God means that the rest of us are not up to par. It seems that the only option left is to get rid of God no matter what the cost so they can go ahead and live life without the mores of a God.