Saturday, October 04, 2008

Keep Sanity out of Religion

At some point, we're going to have to decide who we are as a nation.

We're either intelligent people who look at real data, or people who act on superstitions. Superstitions can take many forms other than religion -- all of liberalism is a superstition based on universal altruism, and it denies science with corresponding fervor -- but religion is a popular one, because religion is determined by the popularity of the crutch it gives many people.

Think about it this way: you can believe in the divinity of life, and even in an afterlife, without believing this whole raft of moral dogma that comes with it.


A group of parents and religious leaders in upstate New York want yoga classes out of public schools, saying the instruction violates boundaries between church and state.

Plans were halted after parents and others in the community complained students were being indoctrinated in Hindu rites.

Parents in Aspen, Colo., were successful in demanding the removal of yoga in the local curriculum in 2002. In Alabama, religious leaders pushed for a 1993 law prohibiting the teaching of yoga in schools, citing connections between yoga and Hindu religious training.

MSNBC


You mean their religion got to a better technology first? If Yoga works, maybe Hinduism works. Interestingly, Hindus view Christianity as a branch of Hinduism, so the animosity is pretty one-sided here.


The nation's largest group of atheists and agnostics is suing President Bush, the governor of Wisconsin and other officials over the federal law designating a National Day of Prayer.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation sued Friday in U.S. district court, arguing that the president's mandated proclamations calling on Americans to pray violates a constitutional ban on government officials endorsing religion.

The day of prayer, held each year on the first Thursday of May, creates a "hostile environment for nonbelievers, who are made to feel as if they are political outsiders," the lawsuit said.

AP


Hard atheism is as much a religion as Christianity.

We dare have a national day of prayer in a majority Christian nation, and these nitwits start wailing about how their rights are violated.

Face reality, and find a better theory of the world than a negation like "freedom" (free from what?) and "atheism" (there is no God, what is there?).

And for some laughs, go to National Day of Slayer instead.

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