Politics has evolved into an ungodly, demonic beast, nominally yet marginally of human birth,
which has been anointed with the self-assigned task of
condemning to eternal damnation (and making each of their days a living hell until then)
all those distasteful folks who have not been sentenced by religion.
J. K. R. Nash IV
I’d rather not discuss either politics or religion with people.
With politics, it can be irritating: if you disagree with someone, you’re an idiot.
With religion, it can be frustrating: if your interpretation of something written a couple of thousand years ago is not the same as someone else’s interpretation, then you’re an idiot who’s going to hell.
I try never to discuss the religion of politics: if you look at things from a different perspective than some others, you either deserve an eight-by-eight foot cell or a six-foot deep hole in the ground.
And I will never, ever get into the politics of religion, seeing as how if you say the wrong thing about the wrong person you’re going to hell for passing judgment on somebody the other guy has likely already elevated to sainthood.
Might just have voted for the asshole too.
You’re safer going off on their mother, their wife, their kids, their girlfriend, their dog or their truck.
They just might buy you a beer after the dust settles.
J. K. R. Nash IV
I’m not actually for the separation of Church and State. Not at all.
I would like to believe that most people seek the guidance of a higher power in most of what they do in and with their lives.
So if what is meant by this separation is for the State to be a distinct entity not at all related to the Church / Synagogue / Mosque / Sweat Lodge / Whatever, I would like to think that there is some causal relationship between the two.
I wouldn’t, for instance, want to see someone vote or make interpersonal or even business decisions based on whatever flipped their trigger at the time.
I just don’t want there to be any connection between our Nation and THE church, meaning whichever one that someone chooses to appoint.
Which would, in turn, mean their church. The one that caters to them. The one that teaches what they want to believe.
Regardless of what the Evangelical thumpers want everybody to agree on, the United States of America is NOT a Christian nation.
First off, if we were, how can you account for the fact that so many people treat so many other people like shit? That some people do not seem to accept that taking care of those less fortunate does not fit into their beliefs?
Secondly, how is it there are so many Christian denominations that can’t even agree on what the Bible says? It’s not even what the Bible “says”, it’s what the Bible “tells them”. It’s their interpretation of the Bible. It’s their favorite translation of the Bible. There are some who insist that Christ dying for our sins absolves us of any responsibility for whatever it is we do. That once you are forgiven, you’re cool. That all your actions are predetermined so you really can’t be held responsible or culpable for anything you will ever do because it was God’s will all along.
You know: the Church of Casey Anthony.
Others will tell you that your ass is on the line for every thought you have or action you take since you were in diapers.
My God (and yours, I guess), Catholics can get away with almost anything if they cower in front of a priest, and if you believe a lot of the stories about those guys, there aren’t enough candles or beads out there to get those guys off the hook.
You want a bunch of in-fighters running the show? You’ll never know where you stand.
And finally, good luck trying to explain to the Jews, Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists, agnostics and Liberal Democrats that Christians call all the theological shots.
I hope we’re genuinely a spiritual nation, but don’t label it beyond that and don’t even try to tell me I’m going to hell because I didn’t support the same candidate or measure you did.
But there are some of you out there who have really deluded yourselves into thinking I will.