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Baptists launch missiles against California Catholics?
(Aug 07, 2006)
Beirut, Lebanon – How about Vermont Methodists bombing Pennsylvania Quakers?
Sound screwy? Yes but it happens every day in Lebanon and Israel
Why aren’t the religious sects in America blowing each other up like the
religious sects in the Middle East? How do terrorist groups such as
Hezbollah and Hamas get away with calling themselves religious sects
and simultaneously legitimate political parties? That’s like the Ku
Klux Klan calling themselves Christians and running candidates for
the U.S. Congress in between burning crosses on the lawns of
Can you imagine the Christian KKK installing 15,000 missile sites in
Boise (you know, like hiding an elephant in your living room) – as Hezbollah
did in Lebanon -- and launching hundreds of Russian rockets into Seattle and
San Francisco on a daily basis? Imagine the Governor of California, Arnold
the Terminator, retaliating with F-16s and Apache helicopters, strafing the
hidden missile sites installed at Boise High School (like the students
wouldn’t notice), St Luke’s Hospital (neither would the nurses) and It’s A
Small World After All Day Care Center on Cherry Lane (like the kids wouldn’t
be climbing all over the warheads playing tag)?
What’s the major difference between the moral philosophy of the Middle East
and America that accounts for this difference?
Separation of church and state.
Our American forefathers were mainly Deists (which says, yes Martha, there’s
a God but he doesn’t interfere), not Theists (which says, OK, Martha, God
chooses sides and your side is always right). The Founding Fathers revolted
against the idea of the Divine Right of Kings, an idea that said individuals
are born into a caste system with no rights except those granted by either
the collective state or the collective church. Instead, our forefathers
embraced the new idea that everybody was born with equal rights and they
embedded this idea into the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. It’s
called separation of church and state.
The concept of the separation of church and state is derived from the
concept of inalienable individual rights. The major religious sects in the
Middle East do not understand nor accept the concept of inalienable
individual rights. They only accept the concept of collectivist mob rule,
cloaked in religious robes. Put simply, World War III in the Middle East is
a war of church-state collectivism vs. individual rights.
The reason it is important to understand the concept of inalienable
individual rights is because that will answer the next logical question,
which is, what constitutes a legitimate government? If you choose the moral
philosophy of individual rights, you will end up defining “a legitimate
government” as one that prohibits infringements upon individual rights. If,
however, you choose the moral philosophy of a collectivist church-state, you
will end up with a religious dictatorship with no individual rights.
Governments that do not respect individual rights are not legitimate
governments and their rulers have no legitimate claim of sovereignty. This
is as true for the Middle East, China, Syria and North Korea as it is for
America. By this definition, the majority of governments represented in the
United Nations are not legitimate. Therefore, the resolutions of the U.N.
are nothing but collectivist babblings and the U.N. should be dismantled immediately.
In conclusion, World War III in the Middle East is a philosophical war of
the collectivist church-state vs. the philosophy of individual rights. The
major religions of today are simply immoral excuses for collectivist
dictators to claim nationalistic legitimacy over the individual rights of
humanity on planet earth. And who grants them that power? You
do. By subordinating your rational thinking to faith-based fairytales. – FM Duck
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