Thursday, December 27, 2007

House Resolution 847

I'll let you read the bill on your own, the title will say it all.

H. Res. 847: Recognizing the importance of Christmas and the Christian faith


We just had the United States House of Representatives vote to pass a bill citing the importance of the Christian Faith in the founding of our country and in modern era. They also made sure to put in there, the condemnation of persecution and torture of Christians here and abroad. A statement wholly made to get Christians to vote for them true, but a bill that completely ignores any separation of church and state.

Is it just me, or does this country feel like it is striving towards theocracy? We have official government agencies dedicated to faith based initiatives. We have bills written up to support one religion over all the rest. Our presidential election debates include questions about their personal faith. What on earth is going on here? Is this the direction we want to take this country, towards theocracy?

Atheists, do you really want this country centered around the Christian faith? Do you want your laws centered around the bible? Read the old testament, its not pretty.

Christians, do you really want the government interfering in religion? Once the government sides with you, you have given them power. Once you are in bed with the government, you don't leave. You will find out why our fore fathers didn't want church and state merging like you are all pushing for. You will understand because it was to benefit you all as well.

We are fools doing fools work if we allow our government and Christianity to become mutually beneficial. Its a lose/lose situation. If Christians would wake up, they would see that.

1 comment:

Chris Street said...

Here in the UK we are watching closely what is happening in the USA. The UK has several atheist and Christian groups actively promoting secularism including

British Humanist Association http://www.humanism.org.uk
at
http://www.humanism.org.uk/site/cms/newsarticleview.asp?article=2395

National Secular Society
http://www.secularism.org.uk
at
http://tinyurl.com/35fymf

Ekklesia
http://www.ekklesia.co.uk
at
http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/4860

Chris Street, HASSERS
http://hassers.blogspot.com