Sunday, October 21, 2012

Freedom From Religion

I've been reading and viewing video about the Mormon church.  It is unbelievable that any mainstream Protestants or Catholics, in particular, or even the Republican Party have thrown their lot in with the likes of the Republican candidate.  If you think Catholicism is a bit archaic, cult-like or ritualistic, at least its churches and rituals are open and "public".  I know people were worried about JFK becoming president because of his strong Catholic faith, but thankfully it was  at a time when the Catholic church was less aggressive about its politics and was more interested in social justice and the option for the poor.

Yes, we have freedom of religion in this country (I think) but will we really ever have a government that is free OF religion?

The Republican candidate apparently holds some really bizarre beliefs - some pretty scary beliefs, at that.  They make JFK's Catholicism pale by comparison.   See Joe My God and other links from there.

P.S.  For a little chuckle, the Sunday Funnies are always good over at I Should Be Laughing.

3 comments:

Mitchell is Moving said...

You're so right. It's unfortunate that many people don't look a little deeper into Mitt's cult, oops, I mean faith. Well, no I don't!

Russ Manley said...

I haven't been able to bring myself to look at the video yet. But I did notice that Joe has another vid posted about Orthodox rabbis forbidding the use of smart phones - somehow they aren't kosher. Which made me think of the Amish not allowing telephones or automobiles. And Sikhs never cutting their hair. And all the other thousand silly ideas that people have come up with and called the commands of God.

All of which is IMO missing the freaking point totally. Do justice, love mercy, walk humbly, love your neighbor as yourself. Everything beyond those four points is just - silly and stupid. The vanity of tiny minds thinking they have a hotline to Heaven.

Sad.

Frank said...

Russ, I totally agree. But not having a cell phone or letting your hair grow is not terribly harmful to the individual or society at large - but swearing to take revenge on the United States for the killing of the Smith Brothers or contributing millions of dollars to hate groups because of your "beliefs" does present a threat to society and individuals.

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