Friday, October 07, 2005

The Established Religion of the United States

An article by Jonathan David Carson, Ph.D. in the October 7, 2005 issue of “The American Thinker” was so insightful, that I felt I had to bring it to the attention of my viewers. I took the liberty of editing it to home in on what I thought were the essentials to make it easier to read and understand, but you can follow the link to see the entire article if you wish. (Excerpts)

“One of the favorite worries of the professional worrying class is the establishment of religion. After reading accounts of recent Supreme Court decisions, which rule that display of the Ten Commandments is constitutional except when it’s unconstitutional, a naive person might ask, "Just what religion are they talking about? If we’re in danger of establishing a religion, wouldn’t we know what religion we’re establishing?"

The Court can’t mean Judaism. It does some bizarre things, but to attribute that much influence to Jews is to enter the realm of Holocaust denial and The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. The Court must mean that an undiscriminating display of the Ten Commandments would amount to the establishment of Christianity, about which the Ten Commandments say nothing.

While Justice Breyer was busy defining with exact inexactitude which displays of the Ten Commandments threaten us with a state religion and which are mere memorials of a thankfully bygone era, a religion was indeed being established in America, a religion that receives hundreds of billions of dollars of public funds annually, a religion jealous of mere mention of other religions, jealous even, as in the case of the Ten Commandments, of non-mention of other religions.

"Scientism is," according to “Scientific American”, "a scientific worldview that encompasses natural explanations for all phenomena." It "embraces empiricism and reason."

Scientismists are fanatically ("courageously") striving to crush ("supplant") Christianity and Judaism ("these ancient cultural traditions") and replace them with a state religion, the state funding it under the guise of science and repressing its rivals on the pretext that the Constitution prohibits an establishment of religion.

The United States will have an established religion, if it does not have one already, that justifies its establishment with the transparent fiction that it is not a religion, that its saints, shamans, oracles, apostles, and God provide spiritual sustenance without ever breaching the wall of separation between "supernatural and paranormal speculations" and the repressive apparatus of the state.

Current events, including the debate over the nomination of Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court, make a lot more sense if we stop taking at face value claims of the Court majority that it is preventing an establishment of religion and recognize that it is instead defending an establishment that has already taken place. How else can we explain what otherwise appears to be a paranoid fear of an establishment of Christianity despite the near total lack of advocates of a state church? The Court is not afraid of an establishment of Christianity; it is merely doing what established religions do, which is to wipe out the opposition."
Jonathan David Carson, Ph.D.

Our forefathers risked their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor to give each of us the great gift of freedom based on their belief that such freedom was God-given. Whether you believe in a God or not, those of us who understand, cherish and wish to pass on the knowledge that our country was founded on that principle have quite a fight facing us. It is slipping away.

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At 12:02 PM, Anonymous steve said...

This definitely surpasses the ability of most of your readers to follow or comment on.
Too many of us are on overload or are living the path of least resistance (our coversation earlier)

At 1:03 PM, Blogger banjodan69 said...

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and their blog,

We must protest this pathetic attempt to discredit the Jewish Conspiracy

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