Posted by: Kevin | January 21, 2008

Enormous Steaming Piles of Horse Shit

That’s pretty much what this is.

Resolved, That the United States House of Representatives—-

(1) affirms the rich spiritual and diverse religious history of our Nation’s founding and subsequent history, including up to the current day;

(2) recognizes that the religious foundations of faith on which America was built are critical underpinnings of our Nation’s most valuable institutions and form the inseparable foundation for America’s representative processes, legal systems, and societal structures;

(3) rejects, in the strongest possible terms, any effort to remove, obscure, or purposely omit such history from our Nation’s public buildings and educational resources; and

(4) expresses support for designation of a `American Religious History Week’ every year for the appreciation of and education on America’s history of religious faith.

This might seem non-denominational but take a look at all the “whereas” statements that are used to support this resolution.

Whereas political scientists have documented that the most frequently-cited source in the political period known as The Founding Era was the Bible;

Whereas the first act of America’s first Congress in 1774 was to ask a minister to open with prayer and to lead Congress in the reading of 4 chapters of the Bible;

Whereas the Liberty Bell was named for the Biblical inscription from Leviticus 25:10 emblazoned around it: `Proclaim liberty throughout the land, to all the inhabitants thereof’;

Whereas in 1777, Congress, facing a National shortage of `Bibles for our schools, and families, and for the public worship of God in our churches,’ announced that they `desired to have a Bible printed under their care & by their encouragement’ and therefore ordered 20,000 copies of the Bible to be imported `into the different ports of the States of the Union’; 

I know these House resolutions are essentially meaningless but I’m seriously getting sick of this crap.  Let’s make this clear, the United States of America was NOT founded as a “Christian” nation.  It was not founded based on the principles of the bible.  It was founded based on the principles of the Enlightenment.  It was founded with a clear memory of the religious wars fought in Europe in the preceding centuries.   There shall be no religious test for office and no establishment of a state religion.  That is crystal ficking clear and it’s right in the Constitution.  The assholes pushing this BS can go to hell. 

HT to Shakesville

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