Christianity and Leftist Atheism
Gene Lalor | January 29, 2012
Religion and faith are touchy concepts in a nation without a state religion and moreso in a country that has become as secular as ours where any public religious display is met by an uproar from the American Civil Liberties Union which consistently invokes a non-existent constitutional ”separation of church and state” clause.
The ACLU and other atheists hang their hats on the Constitution’s Second Amendment which in part reads, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”
Those words reflect the Founding Fathers’ abhorrence of the idea of state religion and insistence on the right of absolute religious freedom but make no reference to banning religion from the public square.
Founded on fundamentally Christian principles, for over a century America thrived on religious precepts and evolved into a predominantly-Christian nation where, even today, 77% of our citizens describe themselves as Christians–despite ACLU protests to the contrary.
Nevertheless, the issues of religion and Christianity are far from fully resolved in America and continue to be raised by atheists and other godless people.
Religion became an issue in 1928 with Alfred E. Smith and in 1960 with John F. Kennedy, both Roman Catholics. It has again become a hot topic in 2012 because Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is an adherent to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, a Mormon.
The point is, Does anyone’s religion or lack thereof really matter in the United States? Aside from radical faiths dedicated to our destruction, atheists, and the Left, it shouldn’t, yet it does.
Religion obviously matters to sixteen year old budding atheist Jessica Ahlquist, a junior at Rhode Island’s Cranston High School West.
Ms. Ahlquist protested, with help from the ACLU, against the display of a 49-year old “prayer banner” at Cranston. She succeeded in getting a federal judge to rule the banner unconstitutional and school officials to cover it up in spite of widespread community opposition.
The prayer addresses “Our Heavenly Father” and exhorts students to grow morally and physically, to be kind, helpful, honest, and friendly, and to smile.
Ms. Ahlquist won that battle though she has been beset by reprehensible threats due to her complaints. Cranston, Rhode Island, and the rest of us lost. See the story and the text of the offensive prayer here http://huff.to/xJatyL.
Leftist politics not only makes for strange bedfellows. It makes for some strange and nasty people who use their contempt for religion to further political agendas.
Chris Matthews, the unacknowledged Clown Prince of MSNBC, a nice, Catholic boy as my mother used to call virtually every Catholic boy, somewhere lost his way, his decency, and his mind.
Matthews didn’t go awry by simply forgetting his upbringing but then went amok by admitting he was so enamored of Barack Hussein Obama that he felt tingles in his pants in Obama’s presence. Either he suffers from a neurological condition or terminal Obamamania.
Matthews recently reached the bottom of the leftist barrel in a racist, taunting interview with black, Christian Republican strategist, Ron Christie.
After suggesting Christie was nuts for his disbelief in anthropogenic climate change-global cooling-global warming, Matthews moved on to evolution and sarcastically asked Christie, “How are you standing on evolution these days?” Christie responded that, ”I believe that God is our Creator and we are all from the good Lord.”
At that point, Matthews dropped bombshell evidence that he has lost it by effectively calling Christie a prehistoric, primitive cave dweller, asking, “What is with the troglodyte? The Luddites? What is the party that used to believe in things?”
Christie’s rejoinder, “You’re missing faith in this country,” should have been accompanied by a query about Mr. Tingles’ tingles.
See Chris Matthews demean a Christian African-American http://bit.ly/zdZ01F.
It’s questionable whether Matthews’ hero ever understood the Christian bases on which our country was established and he shows a total disregard for truth and principle almost every day. Ironically, so, too, does his former faith adviser Shaun Casey who recently stated he was “glad American civil religion is dying.”
Obama admitted his daily mistakes to ABC’s Barbara Walters last month, an admission unsurprising to everyone except Ms. Walters and his mainstream media.
Obama emphasized his disregard for principle on Friday when HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebellius abnegated his Obamacare pledges to Catholic hospitals, doctors, and nurses regarding protecting their religious rights by forcing them to engage in sterilization, artificial contraception, and abortion procedures.
As CNSNews.com reports, “Unless they work directly at a church–[they will now be required] to purchase government-approved health insurance plans that cover sterilizations and all FDA-approved contraceptives including those that cause abortions.” (http://bit.ly/zz1qz4)
So much for Obama pledges and promises. Catholic bishops called the announcement “unconscionable.” I call it expected and typical, as well.
Like every other human belief system and institutions, Christianity has its flaws. Mankind is fallible.
However, as contrasted with individuals such as professed atheistic zealot Jessica Ahlquist who foisted her godlessness on her high school because of an innocuous prayer, with Chris Matthews who derides his own religion in favor of political advocacy, with Barack Obama who actively campaigns to undermine religious convictions, and with the ACLU which never met an anti-Christian or anti-American cause it didn’t advocate, Christianity is perfection itself.
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