We were not established to be a Christian nation. This is a fact that many Christians do not want to face up to. If you read their agenda and propaganda, they claim that we were. However, in the Treaty of Tripoli, signed into law on June 17, 1796, after passing Congress with a unanimous vote, Article 11 states:
“Art. 11. As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion; as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquility, of Mussulmen; and, as the said States never entered into any war, or act of hostility against any Mahometan nation, it is declared by the parties, that no pretext arising from religious opinions, shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries.”
Right there in the first line, it is NOT in any sense founded on the Christian religion. Wow, guess that sends some shockwaves through the public at large huh? Actually no. Much like they see the Bible, Christians ignore this fact completely and continue to claim that we were founded as a Christian nation. Never mind the fact that our Founding Fathers all made specific comments about the evils of the religion, and even signed treaties stating that we were not a Christian nation at all, they continue to claim that we were with no accuracy or historical documentation to back it up.
If you read through the Bible, which is honestly one of the worst works of history I have ever read, you can come across more contradictions and inaccuracies than most books on the shelves at your local library. I have heard many claim that it is “divinely inspired” and that it is the work of “God” through man. If that is the case, “God” has one of the worst memories I have ever seen. When it comes down to what was written on the cross, even the apostles cannot agree. Paul couldn’t decide if the companions who were traveling with him at the time that he “saw the light from heaven” saw it to, or if they heard the voice, or if they dropped to their knees or not. In Genesis, it states that if man eats from the tree of knowledge, then that day he will surely die, but Adam lived for 900 some odd years afterwards.
The reason I bring these things up is the fact that this time of year has shown me much. We hear about people’s agendas and this and that from the Christians, especially the right-wingers who know what they are trying to do. In Psychology, you are taught a condition know as projection, where you project your insecurities and faults onto another to condemn them for it. It is a subconscious way of dealing with the wrongs that you yourself commit, yet do not have to admit doing. With this concept in mind, we hear many people, from Robertson to Falwell claiming that the gays have an agenda, and the liberals have an agenda, but in actuality, the Christians have an agenda.
This agenda I speak of is control. They want to control and suppress anything that they disagree with, and use a basis of inaccuracy and contradictions to do so. Why do you think that most Christians are scared of science? That is a threat, and something that can be proven, unlike their religion. I have also heard many of them scream they do not have blind faith. If that is the case, and they do not have blind faith, then they are not reading the book that they follow at all, which tends to lead one to believe that they are in a cult. If you follow one person, and believe anything that they tell you, that is pretty much a cult-like atmosphere.
We as a nation have come under their control, but do not see where it has permeated into our own lives. Easter, Christmas, Thanksgiving, St. Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, all are holidays celebrated by the Christians, but embraced by everyone. Hanukkah is not a nationally recognized holiday, nor are any Federal offices closed. Kwanza is also not nationally recognized nor offices closed there either. This shows a blatant bias within our government, which means that the United States government is in violation of the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America. The First Amendment states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” Creating a law that favors Christianity over other religions is a direct violation of this amendment and needs to be halted.For awhile, I felt that these lawsuits regarding removing Christianity from our lives on a daily basis were plain stupid. I am starting to see now that they are not. If someone does not stand up and say that they do not want the religion in their life, it will continue to be forced down our throats. I have heard too many Christians say, “That’s fine if you are gay, but why do you force it on anyone?” Hypocrisy. Plain and simple. What are they doing with their own religion? They are forcing it on everyone and anyone that they can. They want to create laws designed to do that very thing. If they honestly had it their way, we would all be legally forced to be Christian. What they have forgotten was the simple fact that we have the freedom to choose which religion, if any, that we want to be in this country. I do not believe in the religion, so why try to force me to? That is not the way you win someone over.The main problem is simply the fact that they are doing a turnabout in their own faith. They are starting to recreate the days of the Crusades and intolerance that they have always known. If someone will not willingly join them, force them to. Problem with this is the fact that they can no longer get away with what they once did. People on the larger scale of things are not as tolerant of that behavior now. That is why we see the power struggle within the American society that we do. They try to control government, they try to control businesses, and they try to control every aspect of life that they can, and get irate if they are not allowed to. Doesn’t sound like a religion I want to be a part of.So before you all fly off the handle and start screaming as you always do, do me a favor and do some self reflection. Why is it that you claim that everyone else is intolerant, when you are more intolerant of everyone else? Why do you scream that you are persecuted when you are trying to control everyone and everything? Do you even understand the meaning of the word persecution? Why do you tell everyone that they are forcing their beliefs on you when you are doing the exact same to them? Do you understand the basis of your own religion? If you are so secure with your faith and your dogma, why do you act so insecure about it? Don’t be a hypocrite, don’t scream and yell, think for once and act rationally. Why should we not try to stop you all from controlling our lives? Put yourselves on the other side of the fence for a moment. What if you were controlled by Jews or Muslims? What if you were told that your religion was subhuman or that you were for believing in it? What if you were told that people hoped you got AIDS and died because you were just being who you are, a person of faith? It would hurt, and you would want to fight back. You religion is heading in the wrong direction, and we can all see that happening. So, I do not believe in what you do, who cares? We are a diverse people, and through our combined strength and talent, we can achieve more. If we were all the exact same, this place would be boring. Just remember that you have no right to try to suppress the rights of those who disagree with you, just because of a conflict in belief. If that is the case, you right to freedom of exercise of your faith can be taken as well. Don’t be a hypocrite, don’t be jaded and intolerant, trust me. You are doing nothing more than pissing everyone off around you.We are not a nation founded on Christian ideals. We are a nation of diversity and freedom. The sooner we can all realize this, the happier we will be, and the further we will go. Until then, the infighting, bickering, and overall arguments and suppression of rights and inhumane treatment will continue. One final thought. How is it that our President is a “Good Christian” yet tortures people, strips us of our rights, and then turns around and gets involved into our private lives? Kind of an indicator of the mindset of so-called “good Christians” wouldn’t you agree? Maybe that is the true dogma of Christianity. And, before you say it, I was very religious growing up, and I do NOT need the love of Jesus in my life. That is nothing more than a cop out at the fact that you cannot defend your beliefs or faith. Keep your religion out of my private life, and I will keep my private life away from you.