Monday, May 31, 2004

Constitutional Amendment Separating State and Superstition

A few hundred years ago, the major religions were each huge evil empires with their own armies and the power to control countries and to imprison and torture people.

Those were the dark ages with crusades and inquisitions and rampant religious superstition. Fortunately those days are gone.

I never understood how the world could allow such evil. It's inconceivable that church leaders could command armies and commit acts of torture and murder. I thought it could never happen in the modern world because people can never be that superstitious again.

Now I see the Bush regime trying to impose a christian Taliban on America. I see catholic bishops audaciously covering for pedofiles among their own ranks while calling for church sanctions against certain politicians. I see muslim mobsters murdering and beheading while chanting, "god is great".

A couple things are very obvious:
  1. Religion has no business infecting politics.

  2. Religious wackos WILL seize any opportunity to grab power, even in America.

It's time for a new constitutional amendment establishing Separation of State and Superstition.

We have the 1st amendment but it's not strong enough. We need a new amendment that says clearly, once and for all, government will not get entangled with any organization that has even the appearance of religion.

Here are some of the principles the new amendment should establish:
  1. All laws are to be based on objective human reasoning and logic, not religious commandments. Our laws should be based on solid reasoning, not flimsy superstition.

    For example, when our elected officials discuss gay marriage, it is not appropriate for them to cite "sanctity of marriage". That's an undefined, purely religious concept. Instead, they should talk about what legal rights, privileges, and obligations a government recognized marriage contract conveys and why those things should be available to some people and not others.

  2. No tax dollars should be given to any organization who's purpose has even the appearance of religion.

    No more faith-based initiatives.

  3. Government policy and financial aid to foreign countries must be based on achieving rational goals for America, not merely trying to help-along biblical prophecy.

    If it's in America's best interest to donate many billions of dollars to Israel and Egypt every year, let's hear the reasons.

In a nutshell, government should be driven by objective reasoning, not religious superstition.


At 10/23/2004 01:19:00 PM, Blogger arrowens said...

Loved your Blog !! I have been thinking this for a long time .


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