Sunday, September 26, 2010

“... one nation, under Jesus, with liberty and justice for all Christians”

A new nationwide umbrella non-profit organization dedicated to restoring our Nation to the original Christian values so that the silencing of Christians will no longer be politically correct.

Christian Nation Foundation will reclaim and restore our nation's Christian heritage and values by acting as an umbrella organization for all like-minded Americans of all faiths in the cultural war against secular progressives.

Christian Nation PAC, a political action committee, will bring the necessary and persuasive action so that no one will ever believe America is in a post-Christian era.

The above is an extract from Christian Nation . While they claim they do not seek to make Christianity the state religion, somehow I’m not reassured, especially since they have decided to ignore and distort historical fact and use rhetoric that would lead the unknowing (or easily led) to believe Christianity is a put upon minority in jeopardy of being eradicated. If only it were so.

A Google search for “Christian nation” reveals thousands of Christian nation endorsing sites, blogs, and religious pundits’ perspectives. Even the Catholics, who by certain Protestant sect standards aren’t even true Christians, get into the act: “Our constitutional legal system is still based on the Jewish/Christian Bible, not the Koran or other holy book.”

They offer no support for that assertion. How could they?… there is none. If there were a prohibition against slavery in the bible; or perhaps a guarantee of equal rights for women; if genocide weren’t endorsed by the bible, but condemned; if blasphemy, homosexuality, and touching an attackers genitals weren't punishable by death or amputation; if the bible didn’t council stoning unruly children to death; or didn’t demand fealty to only one god … well, then perhaps then they could claim the Constitution parallels the Jewish/Christian bible. The legal precepts and prescriptions for punishment of the Bible couldn’t be further from US Constitutional law.

In fact the constitutional legal system is based on Common Law which has its roots in pre-Christian 5th century Britain. Christianity did not come to Britain until the 7th century. Jefferson knew this, and wrote about it in a letter to T. Cooper on February 10, 1814.

But none of this means anything to the Christian majority. They are as willing to turn a blind eye to historical fact and accept distortion and myth in its stead as they are willing to reject scientific reality and whole heartedly accept supernatural magic stories for the formation of the universe and life on Earth.

Why should we care about this Christian Nation issue? After all, it’s those Muslims who are seeking to “Islamize” America, right? Here’s why:
“Sixty-five percent of Americans believe that the nation's founders intended the U.S. to be a Christian nation and 55% believe that the Constitution establishes a Christian nation, according to the “State of the First Amendment 2007” national survey released Sept. 11, [2007 ]by the First Amendment Center.”

It’s not just a handful of whackos like Hannity, Beck, Palin, and a few Bible belt congressmen. Sixty-five percent! That's 195 million of 300 million Americans who are confused, misguided, uneducated, or just plain wrongheaded.

In comparison even if 100% of Muslims in the US wanted Shariah law, or were hell bent on converting America to Islam, they would represent only 2.5 million / less than 1% of the population of the US.

Fanatic and ignorant religionists and religionists with an agenda are dangerous, no matter what prophet or man-god they follow or worship. We must be on guard against them in any form. But with the growth of secularism in this country; with the new found courage and openness of atheists to challenge religious intrusion into our lives and government; with our unwillingness to accept the role of 2nd class citizens, Christians are becoming scared.

They are scared that their delusion is being marginalized. They are scared that people who once were satisfied hiding in the closet to avoid persecution are gaining equal rights, equal status with “normal folk.” They are scared that the rejection of archaic male dominated Biblical prohibitions and antiquated myths will cause it all to be discarded on the giant trash heap of rejected religious doctrine.

That fear is manifesting itself in a resurgence of Christian Nationalism, Christian Non-think; Christian Propaganda; and Christian Historical Revisionism that shows no sign of abating. Turn a blind eye to it at your peril. If you aren’t already a paying member of the Freedom from Religion Foundation, and Americans United for the Separation of Church and State then repeat after me: “…one nation, under Jesus, with liberty and justice for all Christians.”


Leslie said...

I was just talking about this very thing with someone today at lunch. You were right when you said we ignore these people at our own risk.
You wrote: "they claim they do not seek to make Christianity the state religion, somehow I’m not reassured". Me too.
I believe that just like I believe some guy that tries to reassure you "Oh, you don't have to worry honey, I'll pull out. I promise".
Yeah, right.

longhorn believer said...

Yikes! Scary! I'm going directly to FFRF's website. Do not pass go. Do not collect $200.00!!!!

"Who does not see that the same authority which can establish Christianity, in exclusion of all other Religions, may establish with the same ease any particular sect of Christians, in exclusion of all other Sects?" - James Madison

gristleoflife said...

The more secular the nation and the world becomes, the louder these people will get.
Religious infiltration into the government is the worst thing that can happen to this country.

In regards to the sheer number of people in this contry who believe that this is a christian nation, we must remember that a full half of the population is of average or below-average intelligence. And "average" intelligence these days essentially means "not too smart".

One thing that has always bothered me is the practice of swearing to tell the truth while placing your hand on the bible thing (as if that is a guarantee that someone will tell the truth) in our American courts. Is that forced on everyone?

Dromedary Hump said...

There is no requirement to swear on a bible or any book. One can simply afffirm they will tell the truth.
Of course, in so doing the jury will surmise you are a godless heathen, and given your quite accurate assessment of the mental acquity of the general population, this would not bode well for the side you are testifying on behalf of.

Dromedary Hump said...


As you know we have a state religion in the UK; since enry VIII kicked the Vicar of Rome out of the driving seat we have been a, more or less, Protestant country (Thank Dog!)

However religious fervour and stupidity are not restricted to
the US and other would be theocracies, we have members of
Parliament who believe in demonic possession and even a Minister of State, Eric Pickles - who is larger than life in all repsects, who is a fervent religious interferer.

The Pope's recent 'state' visit to the UK has brought the closet believers out of the woodwork and if you have seen any of the news-bites about the visit you would have seen the puppies roll over, quite nauseating.
Now Il Papa has wended his weary way home perhaps we can get
back to living in the real world once again.