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November 9, 2011

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no hasta la vista for the constitution, baby!

by Andrea O'Connell

Tuesday’s votes in various states – many of which were extremely controversial – were for the most part defeated.  Mississippians rejected the Republican Personhood/Anti-Abortion Initiative… (phew!)

A story in The New York Times concludes:

And while voters in Mississippi, one of the most conservative states, turned away a measure that would have outlawed all abortions and many forms of contraception and had drawn conservative support from members of both parties, they tightened their voting laws to require some from of government-approved identification. Democrats had opposed the requirement, saying it was a thinly disguised attempt to intimidate voters of color.

In Maine, where Republicans recently had ended same-day registration at polling places, voters decided to restore the practice, which Democrats support.

In my view, it was a wonderfully DISMAL day for Republican Conservatives who want to set the clock back on women’s issues, LGBT issues, gay marriage, Unions, abortions, immigration in favor of Christian rule….  and so much more.

For the record, I have nothing against Christianity – I’m one, sort of.

Every religion has value – just as every human being has value.  Christianity should not define a person any more than Islam should.  Let people wear their religion proudly but quietly, please.

I get very cantankerous when it comes to categorizing the United States as a Christian nation.  It is not true.  Never has been.  Talk to the hand on that one.

Why do people have to shout so loudly about “being Christian?”   It seems unbecoming and counter-intuitive to the spirit of Christianity.

Anyone who has to press and press and ram religion down people’s throats is insecure in their own belief.  True “Believers” don’t need to call attention to themselves.

Christian Conservatives, and many of the tea drinkers, would like the rest of us to believe if you are not Christian, you’re nothing.   Excuse me?!!

How would the Christians like it if we became a Hindu or Islam nation?  They wouldn’t like hearing that anymore than non-Christians like to hear Christians shouting their superiority!

How does this sound…

We are a Jewish nation because Judaism rules!

I say we are a Buddist nation.

Excuuuuse me, we are a Islam religious nation.

Dammit, I said we are a Hindu nation!

Well, CLEARLY this nation is all about Scientology – duh!

Get outta town, you nut case – there’s no denying that we are becoming a Bahá’í people.

Gimme a freakin break people, we are a Tele-evangelist society, always have been, always will be.

Well, butter my biscuits, we are a nation of Yoga tele-novelas!

Butter your own biscuit buddy – you clown, there is no dispute here – we are an HBO nation.

HBO.  They don’t HAVE religion on there!

Hah!  That’s my point, you pea brained parasite – I like my religion ‘HBO Latino’ style.   So, hasta la vista to you, baby!

This country was built by immigrants of all religions. We are a diverse nation of every color and every religion known created by man.  Every one of them has a place behind the scenes and out of the workplace, out of government – not down our throats!

I get so angry when people can’t see WHY religion is the ultimate, dangerous divide.

Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, just as it is the spirit of a spiritless situation. It is the opium of the people.  ~ Karl Marx, Critique of Hegel’s Philosophy of Right, (1818 – 1883)

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  1. Faith(Tommy's Mom)
    Nov 14 2011

    Dearest Andrea
    I’m afraid you have the wrong idea of what a christian is and actually believes. We don’t believe this or any nation is a christian nation. We do NOT force our views or beliefs on anyone else. We know that God loves all His creations,He sent His on to die for mankind. Whatever a christiian believes is not even discussed with anyone who does not beieve the Bible is the inspired word of God,it would be a total waste of time. In my opinion it would be like living a life without God. It would have no point. I personally don’t understand how anyone can believe there is no God and creation was what? something random that just happened? The creation and birth of a child,a flower,a butterfly just random? I’v lived a life without faith and now I live one with faith and there is simply no comparision. I’m secure in my faith and that alone gives me hope.

    John Adams
    2nd U.S. President and Signer of the Declaration of Independence

    “Suppose a nation in some distant Region should take the Bible for their only law Book, and every member should regulate his conduct by the precepts there exhibited! Every member would be obliged in conscience, to temperance, frugality, and industry; to justice, kindness, and charity towards his fellow men; and to piety, love, and reverence toward Almighty God … What a Eutopia, what a Paradise would this region be.”
    –Diary and Autobiography of John Adams, Vol. III, p. 9.
    Have a really great week

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    • Nov 14 2011

      Hi Faith, I am talking about people who proclaim their Christianity at the very same time they degrade the personal beliefs of others. This is a very disturbing practice that intends to demean others – especially Muslims who believe in the very same God!

      I am also referring to the people and the politicians who want desperately to make our country “A Christian Nation” That is dangerous and frightening

      We must appreciate diversity of all faiths becausus they ALL have value. I respect Christians with the same respect I give to every faith. However I will speak out against those who are playing at being a Christian when all they really want to do is bully others.

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      • Faith(Tommy's Mom)
        Nov 15 2011

        I do agree with you. Christians are to speak only in love. We who are true christians don’t bully,we do however,pray for those we love that are not christian. We don’t take our faith lightly,we do believe the Book is the inspired word of God,and nothing in that book is “silly”. It’s for our guidence in all things.
        BTW Muslims do not believe in the very same God. For one thing,God,in His word,teaches women are equal in his sight. Muslims preach that those who aren’t Muslim are infidels and should be killed. If you study the Koran you learn that religion is not one of peace and love.

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