Since the days of the cultural revolution, that would be the 60′s not Mao’s, I have not heard the use of God-less anything and in those days I was a “God-less Commie” and then as the years wore on….I was many things…..a pinko fag…..a peacenik……a socialist…..and now I am just a liberal….in all that time my ideals have not changed that much….I have modified some to be more realistic but the basics are still the same….so I thought I had heard the last of the lame argument of being somehow “God-less”.
Well, I was mistaken…..as written in his blog, Jonathan Turley said…….
Pastor Mike Stahl is the head of an “internet church” called the Church of the Living Water and has drawn national attention due to a proposal he made a year ago: a national registry for atheists. We have seen religious and political leaders in the last year attacking atheists and even comparing them to terrorists. Stahl’s proposed national registry is the natural outgrowth of such demagoguery.
Here is Stahl’s proposal:
Brothers and Sisters , I have been seriously considering forming a ( Christian ) grassroots type of organization to be named “The Christian National Registry of Atheists” or something similar . I mean, think about it. There are already National Registrys for convicted sex offenders, ex-convicts, terrorist cells, hate groups like the KKK, skinheads, radical Islamists, etc..
So, if I am an atheist I am in the same category as a sex offender? And how does this moron decide who goes on the list? Will there be a time limit…like if you have not been to church in 10 years….then you must be an atheist.
This from a pastor of a religious movement that prides itself on tolerance…..Christianity.
This type of crap, and yes I said CRAP, is why I am a deist……God exist but does not interfere nor care what one does with one’s life…..I shall always rail against those like this screaming a/hole. When will we as a society have enough of people interfering in others lives?
There are many wars without ends….LBJ’s War on Poverty or The War on Terror, it will surely be one also…..but the war I am talking about is the war on drugs…….
Step into the “Way Back Machine”…the year is 1973 and the formation of the DEA….and the war began…..to date about $1 trillion, that is trillion with a “T”, has been spent to defeat drugs and to date it has NOT even come close to ending the use of drugs……millions and even billions are spent every year for everything from printed anti-drug pamphlets to actual armed attacks on drug lords….and in the almost 40 years and a trillion dollars we are no closer to solving the problem that has been with us since the 1930′s…….
In the recent debate on our spending….there seem to be a real chance that programs like Medicare and Social Security could be under the ax……they, the GOP freshman, want to get rid of inefficient programs…..but you know…I have NOT heard one of them say anything about the war on drugs……let us be honest…..just what have we gained from the trillion or so spent on this war?
The funds have been used to outfit armies…armies that have committed atrocities against their own people in the name of a war on drugs…..funds from this war have been used to prop up unpopular leaders……
If the government wants to work on the premise that only programs that show results or the ones that are efficient then the Wart on Drugs has got to go…..I am waiting to see just which programs will be cleared to keep getting their funding…..
This war is a war on a concept or a way of thinking….there is no way it can be won……I say crap the system and use the money for education or health care or something that will benefit the people of this country in our time of need……or we continue to fight a war that we cannot win (sounds familiar?)……..