Monday, March 17, 2008

blog against theocracy 2008 - coming soon!!

a blogswarm dedicated to the separation of church and state
easter weekend, march 21-23, 2008
"The theme [of the blogswarm], like always, is the Separation of Church and State — we are for it. But the variations on the theme are many...This is not a bashing of religion - peeps can believe what they choose, however they choose — but it is a reminder that the Government should keep out of religion, and Religion should keep out of the government." [quoting tengrain, whose mock, paper, scissors is one of the few blogs i consider to be a daily must read]
to learn more, read here.
and then easter weekend [and thereafter], plan to read some wonderful blogposts celebrating that embattled and oft-neglected and misunderstood pillar of our democracy. go here, explore the links you'll find, and read what others have to say. hell, i'll probably have something to say.
and thanks, blue gal.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom written by Thomas Jefferson, and strongly supported by James Madison:

no man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship, place, or ministry whatsoever, nor shall be enforced, restrained, molested, or burthened in his body or goods, nor shall otherwise suffer on account of his religious opinions or belief; but that all men shall be free to profess, and by argument to maintain, their opinion in matters of religion, and that the same shall in no wise diminish enlarge, or affect their civil capacities.

I find that there are many "religious" entities that I am forced to support(via the jack boots of the IRS) that fall well outside of my faith. I find the cry for freedom of church and state to be less the honest and often fails to be pure.

Meaning this freedom is only offered to a certain class of people and not protecting all classes. There are those of faith who are principally against war...but are forced to support it. Against abortion...and are forced to support it. Against torture...but support it. There are many, many other examples it isn't simple.How do you propose to protect my right from supporting something that is "ok" in your religion and you support via tax dollars but I find repulsive and find wholly unacceptable?