March 09, 2006

Just Quotes Today

I am at a point of information overload with the MSM, talk radio, blogs, politics, etc. I could have spent the last few hours ruminating on a ponderous topic. The following quotes might lead a lead few folks to that particular fate. I have a TiVo'd episode of 24 to watch. That seems more important right about now.

However, I must say that I am amused at how easily I have just fallen for the marketing strategies of the company that has manufactured possibly the greatest invention of the last two centuries...TiVo. They have now manipulated me into using their product as a noun. How clever they must think they are.


"Do not let any one claim to be a true American if they ever attempt to remove religion from politics." - George Washington

The modern atheist is always angered when he hears anything said about God and religion. He would be incapable of such a resentment if God were only a myth.
- Fulton John Sheen (1895-1979)

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  1. Gotta disagree with FJ Sheen. The "modern atheist(s)" I know don't get worked up about God, per se. What we want is to be left alone and not have God rammed down our throats by the government. Separate church and state and most of us will be happy as clams

  2. Just curious, Joe. Where does the government ram God down the throat of anyone, let alone atheists? Any examples you could cite?

  3. "In God we Trust"
    Forced public school prayer before the 1960's. And forced Bible readings.
    "Under God" (with liberty and justice for all)
    Though against the law, the states that still require belief to hold office.

    Just a few

  4. "In God we Trust" -
    There is no requirement that you trust. There are no repercussions for non-trusters.

    "Forced public school prayer before the 1960's. And forced Bible readings."

    It's not the '60's anymore. There is no forced prayer or bible reading in public schools anywhere in the country.

    "Under God" (with liberty and justice for all)

    You don't have to agree with it. The majority of citizens however, do. None are requiring any form of adherance on the part of non-believers.

    "Though against the law, the states that still require belief to hold office."

    States have given themselves the right to establish whatever religious requirements they choose (or not) for holding public office. They do this through their State Constitution. It is the federal government that the founders specifically had prohibit itself from religious tests.

  5. 1) This is the government choosing sides, de facto forcing it upon all.
    2) Prayer in the House and Senate, for two examples.
    3) Can't say the Pledge without it. Another case of forcing religion upon all.
    4) Which proves my point.


Always glad to have some form of reaction/response to my posts. Caustic or otherwise.