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Welcome to Post-Constitutional America

Posted in common sense, congress, democracy, Ethics, Government, politics, secularism, Uncategorized, worldview with tags , on July 2, 2012 by devilbloggger

Sovereignty.

What a great week I’m having, my good friends.  I know you all heard that the United States Supreme Court recently ruled that the US’s “ObamaCare” is constitutional.  Right?  Did you celebrate?  So did I, my friends, so did I.  This was one time that I really thought my Supreme Reliables would let me down.  After a long history of finalegalitification of my kingdom goals, I knew (as did most others) this law to be so blatantly unconstitutional as to cause a losing setback.  But, by moi, if those trisksterific tricksters didn’t come through after all!

All is progressing well in my earthly kingdom, my servants.

I thought I would use the afterglow of this great victory to briefly let you in on how I got the Americans to a place where they let “limited government” become just “government.”  It is an exciting story, not only because it stars moi, but also because it was so easily preventable.  And this is not primarily about the wisdom, prudence, or tragedy (take your pick) of ObamaCare.  It is ultimately a story about sovereignty squandered.

Squandered.

Do you know what it means to be “sovereign” my friends?  Yes, you probably have a good idea.  It means the ultimate “who sez” in any sphere of human involvement and interaction.  Everyone obeys an ultimate “who sez;” humans will always be subject to (and subjected to) a “who” whether they like it or not.  Families, for example, were created with a definite “who” as the ultimate “sezer.”  The sphere of employment, the military, the church, and every other social structure functions properly only when there is a definite and proper “who” behind any “sezes.”

And what about government, my friends?  Well, let me key you in on some kingdom truths that have worked for me, my servants.

Listen up.

Remember, my friends, I started out that very first social structure by putting into that little pretty’s head one simple question: “who sez?”

And ever since my initial success under that fruit tree I have tried to ensure that every family, every church, every government, indeed, even every individual becomes divided over the issue of “who sez?”

Somebody will always rule over man’s life.

The question of government presents a particularly tricky problem for God and me (mostly God), because, of course, God and I both want to rule over man.

Yes, government (meaning the “state” or other municipal or national leaders to order society) has a proper place in the affairs of men.   But I know that the “proper place” is extremely difficult in a world of passionate human beings who love to lord over other human beings.  And I manipulate this difficulty to my advantage.

In fact, as you know from history, I actually experience little difficulty in eventually devolving every form of human government into some form of tyranny.

Kings, princes, rulers.  All eventually succumb to a sinful world’s demands to enforce tyranny, even if for supposedly noble purposes.

But tyranny nonetheless.

It’s a beautiful thing.

That’s why, my servants, I must confess that the American Experiment scared the . . . , well, the heck out of moi.

Yes, the living heck.

Do you know why?

If you are an American, you should.  But I bet you don’t.

I’ll tell you, even though even now it makes me shiver.

Those Americans served up a double whammy.  First, their Experiment was founded on a Biblical worldview.  That is to say, America was founded by and  among a people that largely believed in a true, transcendent, living God.  In time this foundation upheld what could be fairly described as a Christian nation.

Blechhhhh!

Now, that first whammyfier is an undeniable truth that is often denied today.  But there can be no question that America was, at one time, a “Christian nation” in the sense that its traditions and culture, including its laws and government, were informed by a Biblical worldview.

Let the deniers deny.  I’ll soon set them down.

But it’s the second whammyfier that sent my kingdom into spasms of anguish.  You see, the American Founding Fathers knew that sovereignty must rest in someone.  Someone must be the ultimate “who sez?”

And do you know who America’s Founding Fathers made the ultimate “who sez?”

Think.

No, it was not God.

But in the case of the Americans it was the next most destructive thing, though.

Here it is.  This is key to understanding both the early success of America, and its now-sure demise:  the Founding Fathers structured their new government such that sovereignty rested with the people.

A free people!

Yes, the American Constitution set the governing law for a nation of free men living under a very limited federal government.  The American Constitution sets forth specific things the federal government was permitted to do.  Outside of these few enumerated powers, the federal government was to let a free people live free.

Government officials were to be servants of the people.

Even today, government officials are still called civil servants.

Ha ha ha ha ha.

Oh, that one always makes me chuckle.

Now, pay attention.  I see some of you only half paying attention.  Listen up.

American liberals today fail to understand a fundamental truth that their Founding Fathers knew: a government where sovereignty rests in the people only works where the people can govern themselves under an inner morality and virtue.

Yes, my liberals predictably deny that religion and virtue (the two only go together for Biblical-based religions, which is the case in early America) are a necessary ingredient for freedom and liberty.  But both experience and the Founding Fathers (many of whom were not flaming fundamentalist Christians) weigh in (as usual) against present-day liberals:

Consider George Washington: “Religion and morality are the essential pillars of civil society.”

Consider Benjamin Franklin: “[O]nly a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.”

Consider Thomas Jefferson: “No government can continue good but under the control of the people; and . . . . their minds are to be informed by education what is right and what wrong; to be encouraged in habits of virtue and to be deterred from those of vice . . . . These are the inculcations necessary to render the people a sure basis for the structure and order of government.”

Religion? Virtue? Right and wrong?

Blechhhhh!

Now to the fun part, my servants.

I knew that to destroy America I had to undermine both of the whammyfications: the moral base of a Christian nation, and the sovereignty of a free people.

It was not easy, but we are almost there.

And, as you probably know, I used the one check and balance of limited government that was best suited to manipulation: the judiciary.

Over time I ensured that the very Constitution that was originally formed to order a free, moral people, was used to shackle and demoralize (in the truest sense of the word).

Prayer in schools, gone.  Teaching the scientific evidence of true creation in public schools, gone.  Dignity of life, liberty and happiness itself at the most vulnerable point of all three, gone–snipped as easily as the snip, snip, snip of a doctor-like person’s legally protected immoral, un-virtuous, corrupted practice permitted not by the people, but by the Court.

Oh, how I love the US court system.

Demoralizing people to render them largely without transcendent, meaningful moral compasses was the first step in destroying America.

But I did it; I nullified the first whammification and in less than two generations transformed America into a “post-Christian” nation.

Thank you.

Now for the second whammification.

Remember, everyone will be ruled by someone.  Either a man will be ruled by the mandates of a conscience informed by God, or he will be ruled by the mandates of another man.

Mandates?  Did I day mandates?

How convenient!

Yes, my servants, every living man (which includes those on earth and elsewhere) lives by mandates.  The mandates are either internally imposed from a free man’s heart to live in peace and tranquilly according to God’s law, or they will be externally imposed from another man on earth.

To get free Americans to bow under the mandates of other men outside the constitutionally enumerated powers of government was a little more difficult and time-consuming.  But I did it by slowly changing society’s notions of “fairness” and “justice.”  You see, the American constitution was originally based on a notion of fairness that sees outcomes based on individual achievement of individuals playing on a level playing field of laws designed to provide the justice of equal opportunity.

Some individuals succeed.  Some fail.  Equal application of laws protect them all.  That is, the laws of the land protect the life, liberty and property (the actual meaning of happiness; look it up) of the individual against all those who would seek to take it/them.

Of course, liberals cannot have this kind of equality.  For liberals, who imagine themselves compassionate, it is equality of outcome that matters.

And equality of outcomes requires that the life, liberty or property be taken one for the good of another.

I had to transform America into a nation of makers and takers.  I had to realign the thinking of sovereign people to believe it is just that government originally formed to protect property instead confiscate property so that envious others can shamelessly mooch in the name of fairness.

Just and fair, right?

Yes, if you have my sense of justice and fairness (as well as envy, jealousy, laziness, etc.), i.e., theft from one for blissful dependence of another!

So I had to slowly transform the Constitution’s foundational premise of equal opportunity to all into a premise of guaranteeing equal results to all.

And I’ve been almost completely successful.

Don’t believe me?

ObamaCare.

Ha ha ha ha ha.

But I’m ahead of myself.

ObamaCare did not happen overnight.  ObamaCare is the result of years of my effort to remove sovereignty from the people and put it into the hands of an ideologically driven ruling elite.

And I did this within the American system by slowly over time transforming an electorate that has become ignorant of the Constitution’s noble ideals of free men under God, to an electorate, a large part of which has succumbed to the post-constitutional ignoble ideas of dependent men under a ruling elite.

The siren call of a ruling elite fashioning “fairness” in the name of “justice” is too much for some to resist.

And when the moochers vote for more and more moochies, my job is done: America has become post-constitutional because sovereignty gets de-facto transferred to a ruling elite in spite of the people.

Don’t believe me?

ObamaCare.

I’m not the first to use the term “post-constitutional” but I’m the one responsible for it.  Mark Levin, for example, explains “post-constitutional”: It means that much of what the federal government does is not authorized by the Constitution.

Another writer uses the term to enlighten his proposition that “the U.S. Constitution poses no serious threat to our form of government.”

Get it?

I’ve successfully brought the American people to a place where the Constitution has little to do with America’s current form of governance.

As Michael Gerson put it, over time I’ve arranged that “conservatives” who usually do not like to lurch about as liberals do, tend to let liberal lurching go unchecked:

If the conservative response following every period of liberal activism is humility and continuity, then the ideological ratchet only turns leftward.

I am the racheter, my friends.

Paradoxically, because a large voting bloc votes their sovereignty to a ruling elite, this leftward racheting ensures that political power no longer resides in the hands of the American-by-idealogy electorate.

Welcome, my friends, to post-constitutional America, where a small band of un-American idealogues, lead by me and my chief beelzebud Obama, lead a large population of American idealogues who no longer have the votes for constitutional governance of free people by a limited government.

ObamaCare.

Proof of my success.  Again, as Mr. Gerson put it with respect to Chief Justice Robert’s ObamaCare opinion:

What initially seemed wise now smacks of mere cleverness — less a judge’s prudence than a lawyer’s trick. To find the health care law constitutional, Roberts reimagined it.

Judicial cleverness. Re-imagining the ruling elite’s oppression as liberty and freedom for all.

It’s what I do.

And I’m good.

I’m very good.

I’m ObamaCare good.

Welcome to post-constitutional America, my friends.  Where nothing is beyond the reach of the federal government’s mandate.  And where the federal government’s mandate can and will crush the mandates of conscience every time.

Where what theirs is theirs and what’s yours is theirs.

Where life, liberty, and property are no longer inalienable rights.

They have been alienated.

And I’ve succeeded in once again dividing into the Divided States of America.  This time the division is between those who believe the fundamental role of government is to apply just laws to protect life, liberty and property in the name of fairness, and those who believe the fundamental role of government is to redistribute life, liberty and property, also in the name of fairness.

In short, my Divided States of America are divided over the fundamental role of government: is government’s proper role to enforce a level playing field? Or is it to tilt the playing field?

The tilters are winning because now the ruling elite believes in redistributive fairness, and the “who sez” is “government sez” on everything whether or not the people like it, want it, or asked for it.

Sovereignty.

Squandered.

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Evolution: Good for (my) Theologies

Posted in atheism, atheists, Bible, Catholic Church, common sense, creation, creationism, evolution, Original Sin, science, theology, Truth with tags , , , on August 30, 2011 by devilbloggger

Evolution.

Want to start an argument among Christians?  Just mention “evolution” in a crowd of two or more, and sit back and watch the show.  I watch it all the time, and I must say it never fails to amuse.

You know, atheists must believe in “evolution,” because they are constrained in their chosen belief system to only one interpretation of the evidence.  In a sense, atheists have it easy; they don’t have to really think about the evidence.  For atheists the answer to every question of origins must be answered in only one way. 

Atheists could wear T-shirts saying “Evolution is the answer, what’s the question?”

But Christians?  Those poor souls are in a quandary.  They are not mind-constrained to only one answer to the question “where do we come from?”  And because “science” demands one explanation and God another, Christians end up confused.

Many Christians lazily believe “science” over God.

It’s a beautiful sight.

And then I read in Forbes online today an article on this topic entitled, “Can Theology Evolve?”  In this piece author John Farrell explores:

. . .the recent Nature article on the increasing evidence that modern humans have inherited the genes of more than a few now-extinct relatives on the evolutionary tree, NPR hosted a short program on what this all means for one of the fundamental stories of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

I linked to this story from a link at RealClearReligion: The Vatican Has a Problem with Evolution.

Well, well, well. 

Problem?

Yes, Problem, with a capital “P”.

Because, as Farrell explores in his article, the bottom line is simple and stark: if “evolution” is true, then the Bible is not true.

If “evolution” is true, then Adam and Eve were not real people, I did not tempt Eve, and Adam was not the first sinner, and there is no original sin.

In fact, if “evolution” is true the entire tapestry of Christianity tatters and shreds into little pieces of thread to be trampled on the floor of history.

A beautiful sight, I must admit.

What are we, my servants, to make of this growing controversy?

First, the easy points: Of course theology can evolve.  Duh!  Why do you think there are so many various theologies out there?  I’m behind all but one.  And all but one have evolved to the place they are now.

And as for the Vatican, the RealClearReligion’s statement is misplaced.  The real issue is “God has a problem with evolution.”

Let me explain, my servants.  What I am about to share is highly confidential kingdom knowledge.  Please casually look around and make sure no one can see your computer.

Clear?

OK.  Pay attention.  I put “evolution” in quotes because one of my greatest lies on earth is to deceive many into hopeless confusion merely by confounding what the term evolution means.  I keep people confused, darkened, and generally theologically schizophrenic because people don’t understand how the word is used, and what it really means as understood by modern biologists.

The real meaning behind “evolution” as used by any modern biologist refers not to mere “change over time” (as your high school teacher would have you believe), but Darwinian “change by mindless, unguided, purposeless processes of nature.”

Don’t doubt me on this one, my friends.  I’m the one behind the nonsense of Darwinism.  Regardless of all wishful thinking that “evolution is true but God is behind it all,” the bottom line is that such thinking is hogwash; “science” demands a purely naturalistic definition, and a purely naturalistic definition is just that: no mind behind creation.

Keep in mind that “science” doesn’t say anything, scientists do.

And if a scientist is constrained (as they virtually all are in modern academia) to a naturalistic explanation of science, then that scientist will always, without exception, come to a Godless “scientific” explanation of our human origins.

It is my way.  Start with a lie, end with a lie.

Clearly an explanation for human origins (and indeed, the entire universe) that starts and ends with mindless, unguided, purposeless processes can not in any way be squared with the Bible’s explanation of creation.

Someone is lying.

Ha ha ha ha ha.

Yes, someone is lying to you, my friends.

Either matter came from mind in a purposeful creative act, or mind came from matter in a purposeless, accidental act.

There are only two choices.

But I ensure you will never be faced with a choice, a real choice demanded by the scientific evidence, because I’ve structured all of academia to guard a constrained definition of “science” as requiring only naturalistic, materialistic explanations for all natural phenomena.  This means that unless you take it upon yourself to read the excellent literature on the topic of intelligent design, you will never know the truth.

Truth?

Whoops.  Now we are into highly confidential territory. 

You see, my servants, I’ve forced the public discussion of origins into a “science or religion” framework.  And what is lost is a common sense inquiry into what is true?

Consider: if one does like the scientists of old, and put aside forced constraints on potential theories, and let free thinking reign with the goal of knowing truth, then evolution will die like other scientific theories.

The evidence simply does not support the requirement of Darwinism that new, beneficial forms, organs, or other features of species differentiation came about by unguided, natural processes.

The evidence does not support Darwinism.  There is absolutely no evidence that an unguided, purposeless process can produce new, novel, beneficial features needed for speciation (as opposed to silly things like peppered moths (no speciation) and finch beaks (again, no speciation)).

The fact that you don’t believe me just goes to show how effective I am at perpetuating a lie.

Look it up yourself.

As I’ve engineered modern atheistic science (the only kind allowed any more in public schools), as soon as one starts inferring design by using the common sense scientific method, the explanation is immediately assigned to the “religious” category, never to see the darkness of my scientific night.

Of course, this constraint is placed on “science” only for origins science.  Other scientific fields depend entirely on making design inferrences.  The entire discipline of archeology is built on inferring design from artifacts for which there is no evidence of the original designer.

An archeologist finds a piece of pottery and wonders (without hesitation, and with no hope of an answer) “who made this?”

A biologist finds reams of information coded into the cell like computer programs but is not allowed to ask “who” made it, but only “how” did “evolution” make it.

Evolution is the answer, what’s the question?

Ha ha ha ha ha.

I’m good, I’m really, really good.

In fact, when one removes the constraints of naturalism and materialism, and opens one’s mind to finding truth, regardless of its label as “science” or “religion”, one will find that science actually points to design.

Remember, this is our secret, right?

Good. Now close your mind and go evolve!

It’s a Riot! My Generation Coming of Age

Posted in common sense, democracy, freedom, God, liberals, political correctness, progressives, secularism, toleration, worldview with tags , , on August 10, 2011 by devilbloggger

Riots.

Hey, do you know what you get when you raise a child with no noble expectations, no responsibilities, no moral bearings, and no truth about a God who matters in life?  You get what is called in today’s UK Mail a “feral child”.  Down here we call them “humans raised without knowledge of the true God.”

Yes, my servants, we are watching with delight down here as the world begins to reap what it sewed: irresponsible, dependent, lazy, conscienceless youth, raised to respect nothing and expect everything, except what they need.

Ha ha ha ha ha.

It’s a beautiful sight.

Max Hastings said it best in today’s UK MailOnline in an article entitled, “Years of liberal dogma have spawned a generation of amoral, uneducated, welfare dependent, brutalised youngsters.”

The title says it all. 

I couldn’t be more proud.

You see, my servants, let me impart some kingdom knowledge.   This is confidential, so keep it between you and me.  Mr. Hastings is exactly right; liberal dogma is my lie, and my lie is like candy–sweet to the mouth but it will make you sick.  Liberal policies always seem right, fair, and noble.  But in the end they produce, well, amoral, uneducated, welfare dependent, brutalized youngsters.

Yes, it’s a beautiful thing.  And it’s coming to a town near you.

You see, my servants, it is too late to stop the tidal wave of violence bearing down on Western societies.  At least two generations of people have been indoctrinated in liberal policies, meaning at least millions upon millions of people expect something for nothing and will use violence to protect the status quo.

It’s too late, UK. 

It’s too late, Europe.

It’s too late Central and South America.

And, my favorite, it’s too late America.

You believed my lies.  Only prayer and repentance to God can stop my agenda now, and Western societies are beyond such backward remedies.

Like I said, I couldn’t have said it any better than Mr. Hastings, so let’s look at some of his observations and see if you can see me in all this (I”ll help). 

Speaking specifically of my work in London over the last few days, he remarks:

The people who wrecked swathes of property, burned vehicles and terrorised communities have no moral compass to make them susceptible to guilt or shame.

(That’s me.)

They are illiterate and innumerate, beyond maybe some dexterity with computer games and BlackBerries.

(That’s me.)

They are essentially wild beasts. I use that phrase advisedly, because it seems appropriate to young people bereft of the discipline that might make them employable; of the conscience that distinguishes between right and wrong.

(That’s me.)

They respond only to instinctive animal impulses — to eat and drink, have sex, seize or destroy the accessible property of others.

(That’s me.)

Their behaviour on the streets resembled that of the polar bear which attacked a Norwegian tourist camp last week. They were doing what came naturally and, unlike the bear, no one even shot them for it.

(That’s me, except for the failure to shoot them.)

The depressing truth is that at the bottom of our society is a layer of young people with no skills, education, values or aspirations. They do not have what most of us would call ‘lives’: they simply exist.

(That’s me.)

The notions of doing a nine-to-five job, marrying and sticking with a wife and kids, taking up DIY or learning to read properly, are beyond their imaginations.

(That’s me.)

These kids are what they are because nobody makes them be anything  different or better.

(That’s me.)

From an early stage, feral children discover that they can bully fellow pupils at school, shout abuse at people in the streets, urinate outside pubs, hurl litter from car windows, play car radios at deafening volumes, and, indeed, commit casual assaults with only a negligible prospect of facing rebuke, far less retribution.

(That’s me.)

The breakdown of families, the pernicious promotion of single motherhood as a desirable state, the decline of domestic life so that even shared meals are a rarity, have all contributed importantly to the condition of the young underclass.

(That’s me.)

This has ultimately been sanctioned by Parliament, which refuses to accept, for instance, that children are more likely to prosper with two parents than with one, and that the dependency culture is a tragedy for those who receive something for nothing.

(That’s me.)

They have no code of values to dissuade them from behaving anti-socially or, indeed, criminally, and small chance of being punished if they do so.  They have no sense of responsibility for themselves, far less towards others, and look to no future beyond the next meal, sexual encounter or TV football game.

(That’s me.)

You get the idea.  Liberal ideas, as Mr. Hastings points out, makes victims of a “perverted ethos, which elevates personal freedom to an absolute, and denies the personal freedom to an absolute, and denies the underclass the discipline — tough love — which alone might enable some of its members to escape from the swamp of dependency in which they live.”

And best of all, Mr. Hastings, for all his insight, misses one key point: the proper solution.  Mr. Hastings says:

Only education — together with politicians, judges, policemen and teachers with the courage to force feral humans to obey rules the rest of us have accepted all our lives — can provide a way forward and a way out for these people.

But it’s not education, at least not the kind of education served up in the West these days, that will change the human heart.  And it’s not politicians, judges, policemen and teachers “forcing” feral humans to obey that will solve this problem. 

After all, isn’t that what we have today — policemen forcing feral humans to obey?

Can’t everyone see that the West is headed for life in a police state?

Yes, a police state can control the actions of feral humans.  But a police state can never change the heart of a feral human.  And until hearts are changed, no amount of “education” will help.

Well, I’ve probably said too much now.  Again, keep this confidential, my servants.  But know that absent a moral compass in the heart of a child, the child will make his or her own right and wrong.  Combine this amoral person with a generation of like persons, most of which enjoy the luxury of being a tax-funded freeloader on society, and you have the makings of a riot.

I hope the non-feral humans never find this out.

Keep it quiet, please?

More graduation prayers (to God) stopped!

Posted in atheism, atheists, common sense, False religion, Government, liberals, political correctness, politics, prayer, public schools, religion, secular humanism, toleration with tags , , , on May 31, 2011 by devilbloggger

Basking.

May I bask, my servants?  I won again.  For a moment can I share my pride with you and have you acknowledge once again my uncommon supremacy over common sense and common decency? 

I may?

Thank you. 

Coming off the heels of my last post, I read today of my servants once again displacing theistic religious practices with atheistic religious practices.  Only this time I got an American federal judge to not only stop the long tradition of prayers at a high school graduation; I got him to prevent the chillens from even hearing the word “invocation” or “benediction.” 

And all in the name of America’s love affair with all that is mine in the area of religion.

Ha ha ha ha ha.

The proof of my success can be found in a Reuters story entitled, “Prayers removed from Texas public school graduation.”  District Judge Fred Beiry ruled that even using words like ‘invocation” and “benediction” would make it sound like the public school is “sponsoring a religion.” 

Aided by the Americans United for Separation of Theistic Church from Atheistic State, chief servant Fred even ruled that students could not say “God bless you” during the ceremony.

Bless you, Fred.

Hey, Judge Fred, a question.  Does ensuring no prayer or God-talk make it sound like the school is sponsoring a belief system that treats God as if he does not exist?  Maybe, say, an atheistic religion?

If you answer no, then you have bought my “religion only means ‘God'” lie, and are ignorant of your own legal system’s use of the term “religion.” 

Of course, the whole de-Godding of Castroville’s (no kidding — that’s the name!) Medina Valley High School was caused by one parent, who threatened that their little tender-ears, thin-skinned, helpless, hopeless son “might” not participate in the graduation if he were forced to participate in theistic religious activities.  Apparently he can only bear to participate in atheistic religious activities.

So must everyone else, thanks to Tender-Ears.

Atheism for all because of atheism for one.

I might make that my motto.

Thanks Mr. and Mrs. Tender-Ears and my hapless servant Fred.

Ahhh.  Basking is good.

Graduates? They ain’t got (an official) prayer.

Posted in ACLU, atheism, atheists, common sense, False religion, prayer, public schools, religion, toleration with tags , , on May 28, 2011 by devilbloggger

Graduation.

Dangerous piece out there today, folks.  And from one of our own.  Well, not really mine because he does not believe in me any more than he believes in God, but when it comes to kingdom building, this one is mine.

Good piece, I’ll admit; but dangerous piece nonetheless. 

You know, my servants, especially my American friends, that this time of year brings a rash of rash behavior in the form of public gyrations around high school graduation prayers.  In the good ol’ days before I found lone offendees to screw up what was right, prayers were an official part of the whole shebang.  Everyone, even foolish unbelievers, were not so foolish as to be disrespectful of others.

But, of course, I have won in the public sphere largely through those lone offendees, or at least those who feign offense to feed the NCACLU machine.  Now graduates are not even allowed to see a cross in the vicinity of their graduation, much less hear a short prayer.

Ha ha ha ha ha.

Am I good, or what?

But if people read today’s opinion piece by Bruce Ledewitz over at Religion Dispatches entitled “It’s Time to Reconsider Graduation Prayer in Public High Schools,” the gig might be over.  You see, Mr. Ledewitz, who, according to God is a fool, is nevertheless intelligent enough to make some key insights into what my servants on earth have done to graduation prayers.

I can’t set up the issue better than he did, so bear with his long opening quote; it’s worth the read:

It happens every year around this time: a public high school in a small town schedules a graduation prayer in plain violation of the 1992 Supreme Court case prohibiting such prayers, Lee v. Weisman; then a local student steps up to demand that the prayer be dropped and a moment of silence, or other invocation, be substituted. There is local outrage but the school board’s attorney recommends compliance to save litigation costs. In the end, the local community is fodder for sophisticated national ridicule. It’s the Scopes Monkey Trial all over again.

You got the picture, right?  It’s actually a wonderful sight each year.  We look forward to it.

Mr. Ledewitz points out one of this year’s shows in Bastrop, Louisiana, where the local atheist tool was a dude named Damon Fowler.  It only takes one, and this time My One, backed up by my NCACLU, forced the prayer to be dropped in favor of a moment of silence. 

Mr. Ledewitz says “no one” can criticize Fowler, characterizing My One as “courageous” for “standing up for his beliefs.”

Oh yeah?  Courageous

Ha ha ha ha ha.

It is not courage, my friends, but spite, bitterness, and a general propensity to be a jerk that usually drive My Ones on earth in this regard.  Who in their right mind believe it is civil and generally un-jerky to make many offended for the sake of one selfish jerk who might be offended?

Well, I know the NCACLU; my question was rhetorical. 

What is the problem with forcing a clear majority of happy Americans with their long-standing happy traditions at special occasions to sit down and shut up in a moment of silence? 

Mr. Ledewitz tells us:

The ban tends to push prayer into the unofficial remarks of student speakers, which is what happened Friday at the Bastrop High School graduation ceremony; when graduating senior Laci Mae Mattice stood up to lead the planned moment of silence, she invited the audience to join her in the recitation of the Lord’s Prayer.

Yes, I heard that.  Wow, that girl Laci’s prayer just about took our breath away!

Sometimes I think it was better when some boring “clergy” stood up and droned on for a few moments of mass thought-wandering in the audience.

In any event, as Mr. Ledewitz notes, no US courts have succeeded in making all graduation prayers illegal.  The courts have merely shifted the focus from meaningless clergy-led pauses in the program to passionate student-led highlights of the program.

Mr. Ledewitz worries that if the Americans keep pounding this issue, dragging Christian students off stages as they yell Jesus’s name, those of more common sense might pass a constitutional amendment protecting the right of pubic prayer.

Again, am I good, my servants?  Can you believe that there is even talk about a constitutional amendment to protect the right of public prayer.  The people who wrote the constitution were public prayers of the highest order.  The first President and Congress made public prayers a major focus of all he/they did.

Ha ha ha ha ha.

A constitutional amendment.

Sorry, but that just shows how good I am — ha ha ha ha ha!

OK, let me compose myself, because I need to address some of Mr. Ledewitz’s errors.  Because he is swerving into some common sense truth that is inconsistent with his own professed belief, and dangerous to my kingdom.

Mr. Ledewitz suggests that the court decisions that caused official graduation prayers to cease should be reconsidered. 

Why?

Because he recognizes the obvious that Americans have sacrificed a “communal expression of meaning” by promoting a “radical individualism.”  And Mr. Ledewitz believes that some form of “communal expression” is good, because “community requires some kind of creed–though not of course necessarily a religious creed.”

Of course.

This is where my servants go wrong, my friends.  This is going to get ugly, but follow me on this one.

Mr. Ledewitz notes that one of the Supreme Court justices responsible for today’s predicament even noted that “this dearth of communal meaning in the public square was admitted.”  And another guilty justice stated,

. . . that the government could not undertake the task of prayer even to express “the shared conviction that there is an ethic and a morality which transcend human invention.”

But Mr. Ledewitz, no doubt with a glimmer of flickering light that exists in all created image bearers, disagrees.

This is where it gets dangerous.

Mr. Ledewitz, you are a “non-believer” which means you are an atheist.  What, exactly, can possibly “transcend human invention” in the context of prayer?

No, really, what?

To make matters worse, Mr. Ledewitz quotes another of my favorite useful fools, atheist Sam Harris, for insisting in his recent book The Moral Landscape that “there is an objective morality that goes beyond human invention.”

Mr. Ledewitz, swept up in a fit of unrecognized truth concludes:

But whatever the separation of church and state might mean, whatever government neutrality involves, it cannot forbid government from asserting that moral values are real.

Real?  Yes, but where do they come from, Mr. Ledewitz?

Just because this has been a traditionally religious position is no reason for secular people to give up on objective values.

Blechhh!  The darkened mind speaks unrecognized truth!

Objective values?  Do you know what these words mean, my servants?  Must I tell you?

No, I’ll let you figure it out yourself.  Go study the difference between “subjective” values and “objective” values.  (Hint for the lazy: if there is no God, there can be nothing transcendent or objective.)  

Stop, Mr. Ledewitz.  Just stop.

This entire discussion is leading to one conclusion, which is true: everyone is religious.  Some people are atheistically religious, with a theology of atheism (Mr. Ledewitz’ piece is under a heading of (A)theology).  Others are theistically religious. 

To start opining about “transcendent” “objective” values is to recognize that only theistic religions can possibly be true. Which makes atheists fools.

And a world where this truth is known is a world in which my kingdom suffers.

Mr. Ledewitz concludes with this mindless collision with kingdom destroying truth:

If the government is indeed establishing religion, by all means, let us object. But let us also be sensitive and willing to compromise, understanding that the yearning for transcendent meaning is not confined to religious believers.

Yes, it is, my friend Ledewitz.  It just depends on which religion is being believed.

I have worked hard to get government endorsement for atheistic religion in all areas of public life.

Don’t muck it up.

Everyone still here?

Posted in common sense, Hell, Truth with tags , on May 22, 2011 by devilbloggger

SITYS

As promised, my servants, I’m live blogging on May 22.  Nothing unusual on my end, just the regular busy processing of incoming souls into my eternal kingdom.  Thousands of them; about the normal number.  We got the usual suspects — perverts, those given over to shameful lusts including unnatural sexual relations, gossips, slanderers, God-haters (aka atheists), the insolent, the arrogant and boastful persons, those who invent ways of doing evil, those who disobey their parents, the senseless, the faithless, the heartless, the ruthless, and many who called themselves Christians. 

The regular crowd.

All of these knew that their behavior saddened God, and short of appropriating by faith God’s forgiveness, the word is sure: they will not inherit the Kingdom of Heaven.

But everyone has an inheritance.

Later, my servants.  I will post on a particularly delightful new outburst of unnatural sexual relations among those who call themselves Christians.

Later.  Today.

Stay tuned.

PS: Let this be a lesson, my servants, on how easily many earthlings can be led astray into not only reasonable beliefs, but very unreasonable beliefs.  Everyone believes they have the truth, very few actually do.

Ping pong or Jesus? Easy. Just keep the abortions coming.

Posted in abortion, Bible, christians, common sense, multiculturalism, public schools, religion, separation of church and state, toleration with tags , on May 5, 2011 by devilbloggger

Ping pong.

There’s a mix of good news and bad today on the wires today, my servants.  On the good news side, who would ever have thought that ping pong would beat Jesus on the scale of approval by which public school officials weigh student priorities?   Well, I mean who besides moi, of course!

Ha ha ha ha ha.

The good news I refer to today is from a Fox News story entitled “School Bans Christian Club.”  You will love this, my servants.  This is my will on earth in action.  It seems some Godpunk students wanted to start a Christian club at (I’m not making up this name) Hicksville High School in Islip, New York, USA. 

The good principal (Brijinder Singh?) of Hicksville Godless High School did the right thing, however, by, according to the story saying, “I ain’t havin’ none of them dang Christians in my dadgum skool.”  Or something to that effect.

Ha ha ha ha ha.

And she meant it, dad burnit!

And do you know why?  Because there is no funding for another klub at Hicksville School for Atheists, especially not a Christian club.  In 2008, according to the Fox News story:

the principal denied a similar request and said that any religious club must be “multi-faith,” open to all religions and must allow non-believers to lead the club.

Well, now, that’s my kind of principal.  This makes as much sense as saying that the school administration must be “multi-IQ” and must allow imbeciles to lead the school. 

Why not?

No, really, why not?

But my good principal didn’t have the IQ to be totally honest with parents.  According to the story she stated that the school didn’t have the money in the budget for a Christian club.

But they have the money for a ping pong club, a ski club, a debate club, and 32 other clubs.

Ha ha ha ha ha.

My servants make my day.

And it’s a good thing, because now, the bad news.  What is wrong with America on the issue of abortion, my servants?  I’m losing my grip.  Just today I see a headline at the weeklystandard.com entitled, “House Passes ‘No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act’ 251 to 175.” 

What?  Didn’t each of those 251 congressmen and congresswomen swear to uphold the Constitution of the United States?  Isn’t abortion a rock solid constitutional right, engraved right into the original document somewhere between free speech and freedom of religion?

And why, my servants, would anyone object to taxpayer funding for a fundamental right of all already-born women and their irresponsible already-born menfolk?

Are Americans going soft on killing?  Apparently so, my friends.  According to the Weekly Standard story, polls show that Americans overwhelmingly oppose federal funding of abortion or allowing federally subsidized insurance plans to cover abortions. 

I don’t understand.  I’ve owned the public schools in America for decades now.  I’ve got them playing ping pong instead of going to Bible clubs.  I’ve taught every little chillen within my control, i.e., every public school chillen, the lie of safe sex with no consequences.  And I’ve gotten school administrators to leave their ping pong games long enough to guide scared little girls who found a consequence to terminate the consequence without any fuss from anyone, including parents (unless an aspirin was necessary also; that requires parental consent).

I don’t understand.  You, my servants, will be held directly responsible if I see any significant decline in my favorite American pastime: killing one, wounding one, destroying many.

Ha ha ha ha ha.

Now, get to work electing officials who understand my will on earth.

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