Renewed Faith in the Land of Liberty!!

I got  to admit that I am one of those evil cynical people who have refused to say the Pledge of Allegiance. Who never really care about independence day.  But in my defense, I am also the kind of person who can’t stand  Bullshit hypocrisy. I guess I never thought that our country really believed that we are all created equal.  After all, I have dealt with being only one of three black students at a school and dealt with ignorant teachers.  I have gone to college where students were so uncomfortable with blacks students that Nigger was written on the sidewalk and on a classroom board. A college town where a student was beat up on his way to his girlfriend’s house because he looked gay. I have been spit on by a white boyfriend’s little brother . I’ve dealt with weird stares and unhappy parents because I have dated white men. And much more…

So,  often I have not felt too happy to be an American. Cause sometimes it’s hard to feel like America even wants you if you look like me.

But today… Though I swear I never voted for Our President elect because he is black. I voted for him because his policies fit my views. Still, today I felt like an American not an African American.

Today, I see that the majority of us know that Race is the biggest BS.  Skin color doesn’t make us different.. we are all Americans, we are All humans beings. And we know we must take care of our nation and each other.  I hope people heard  Obama when he said ” I will be your president,” to those who didn’t vote for him. I hope that  we’ll stop being black, white & brown America or red or blue and be the * United* States

Today, I understand  the meaning of being patriotic. Maybe now I can hold my hand to my heart to  say the pledge or sing our anthemn. Maybe now I can believe this is a place of freedom and liberty for all.

Pagans are bad for a Free Society!

 

Excuse me while I lose my Goddess loving mind…

I was browsing the On faith blog on the Washington Post when I came across a panelist’s article arguing against having Pagan chaplains in the military. Now, this post was written back on July 4 but it pissed me off so much that I just got to rant about this BS article. Note: there will be some ugliness and cursing… you’ll understand why…

The question posed to On Faith Panelists:

 

This July 4, Pagans rallied outside the White House. They want the military to add a Pagan chaplain. Should they get one? Would you vote for a Pagan for public office?

Paganism May Not Pass Religious Muster

Charles W. “Chuck” Colson

 

“It is debatable whether paganism is a religion, per say. It is generally defined as a pre-Christian state, but it takes a wide variety of forms—all the way from relatively benign New Age-style nature worship, to pantheism, to witchcraft, and even human sacrifice.”

Human Sacrifice! Seriously, this first paragraph should have informed every reader that this article is going to be a bunch of bull-crap. Chuck Colson and anyone else who believes that there are Modern pagans doing human sacrifices is ( to put it nicely) looney tunes. Hello…wake the f**** up, if Pagans were involved in human sacrifice, we would go to jail. It’s called Murder! We also would not be a legally recognized religion in America. I mean.. WTF… where did Colson even get this idea. I’ve read articles and websites accusing Pagans of animal sacrifice. At least, I can grasp that mistaken logic. There, silly people have decided that because groups like Santeria do animal sacrifices that it’s okay to say ALL Pagans do it. Well, that’s stupid but at least they aren’t pulling Sh** of of their you know what like Colson. Maybe he is referring to some Ancient practice ( well, then that’s a historic issue not a religious one) or maybe he knows of some rare tribe somewhere who aren’t Christian who do sacrifices( well, then that’s a cultural issue not a religious one). Whatever. Moving on…

 

“Those who publicly identify themselves as pagans are at best a marginal number and are basically no different from dozens of other cults.”

We are not a cult; We are a legally recognized religion. We don’t brainwash or try to convert. We don’t even have enough rules to be a Damn Cult. How the hell are we going to control people without rules and dogma?

“I see no reason why Wiccans or pagans generally should have the services of taxpayer-paid chaplains. It is perfectly appropriate, if a group meets court tests for religion, that outside priest/ministers be allowed to come into federal facilities and minister. But historically, with standards that have been spelled out carefully by the courts, chaplains are appointed to represent mainline religions.”

Do Pagans bleed less or die less when they fight for their country and its freedoms than people from Mainline religions?

“The more difficult question is whether I would vote for a pagan for public office. The answer is that on one hand I fully respect the fact that there should be no religious test for public office; on the other hand, I would have great difficulty supporting an explicit Wiccan or pagan for high public office. There are tenets of their belief that, I think, are incompatible with the requirements of American democratic governance.”

First of all, I doubt any Pagan would ever want your vote, sir. And, you have proven that you are a hypocrite who shouldn’t be listen to anyway. First you say that there should be no test and go on to require a test. Maybe up your mind, Do you respect the Constitution or Not?

“Lest this sound discriminatory, I think it is very clear from reading the writings of our founding fathers that a sound adherence to the values of the Judeo-Christian tradition—or at the very least, deism—was essential as a basis of the moral law that would sustain a free society.”

So, according to this idiot, all Pagans, Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims and any other group that doesn’t adhere to the Judeo-Christian tradition can’t follow Moral law and are bad for a democracy and a free society. What’s hilarious is that a person who suggest that there needs to be religious qualifications for office, who suggest that non-mainline religions shouldn’t have equal rights and service is going Against the constitution and the ideals of democracy. Clearly, Chuck Colson doesn’t want a free society but a Judeo-Christian one.

“Not being as familiar with paganism in its various forms, I do not wish to condemn it unfairly.”

So, then Shut up and stop mouthing off about what you don’t know about. Next time do some research before you say stupid crap. Hello.. Wikipedia ( even that would make you should sound less uninformed and bigoted)

“So I would not appoint pagan chaplains, nor would I, as a personal decision but influenced greatly by the founders, vote for a pagan.”

Good thing, that your opinion doesn’t matter and we have a constitution that protects our rights whether you agree or not.

There were a lot of excellent responses to Chuck Colson’s Post. This was my favorite:

Satan:

Dearest Chuck,
Thank you for doing my work, I greatly appreciate your ability to lie, cheat, steal and murder while pretending to be a follower of that nasty little longhaired peace and love freak, Jesus. I’ll be keeping a special place nice and warm for you, right next to your pals Nixon, Agnew, Hitler, Stalin, Reagan, Pinochet and many more of your fake christian gangland buddies.
Your pal and patron,
Satan

If you like this blog.. You Can’t be president!

Can you ever be President of the USA?

Are you a Christian? Duh.. get to the front of the line

If you are a Mormon… Well, we’ll think about voting for you (if you don’t have too many wives)… you still love Jesus, right?

Muslim? Sorry we can trust you… you are just not Judeo-Christian enough. By the way, can I search you. C’mon! Just to make sure you are not packing anything!

You are Pagan/Wiccan? What.. that’s not even a Religion ( Source: George W Bush).

Buddhist, Hindu, atheist, etc? Look..you got to face it this is Christian Nation and you can’t uphold our Christian Constitution!!!

If you don’t believe me Just ask 55% of Americans ( who slept through the constitution part of History class) and John Mccain.

 

 

John McCain says(in beliefnet interview):

But I think the number one issue people should make [in the] selection of the President of the United States is, ‘Will this person carry on in the Judeo Christian principled tradition that has made this nation the greatest experiment in the history of mankind?'”

 

 

The Constitution says:

…no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.

John McCain says:

I would probably have to say yes, that the Constitution established the United States of America as a Christian nation.

 

Constitution says:

what… wait a minute. i didn’t say nothing about God or Christianity.

 

From Treaty of Peace and Friendship(between the United States of America and the Bey and Subjects of Tripoli of Barbary.):

 

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 Musselmen…

 

McCain: But I say that in the broadest sense. The lady that holds her lamp beside the golden door doesn’t say, “I only welcome Christians.” We welcome the poor, the tired, the huddled masses. But when they come here they know that they are in a nation founded on Christian principles.

 

Hmm… kinda sucks for us non-Christians who were born here. Guess no one told us ( like they informed immigrants) that This nation was founded on Christian Principles… Soon we’ll all be required to wear crosses(no celtic ones either).

 

 

 

Great Responses to Mccain’s interview:

 

Why Jesus Can’t Be President

McCain and the Godless Constitution

 

 

Soldiers hunt dissidents in Myanmar

From the AP:

YANGON, Myanmar – Soldiers announced that they were hunting pro-democracy protesters in Myanmar‘s largest city Wednesday and the top U.S. diplomat in the country said military police were pulling people out of their homes during the night.

Military vehicles patrolled the streets before dawn with loudspeakers blaring that: “We have photographs. We are going to make arrests!”

 

Shari Villarosa, the acting U.S. ambassador in Myanmar, said in a telephone interview that people in Yangon were terrified.

 

“From what we understand, military police … are traveling around the city in the middle of the night, going into homes and picking up people,” she said.

Full Article

Stand up with Burma monks!!!