Tuesday, October 26, 2010

What happened to all that enlightenment?

The 1700's saw the birth of the United States of America. It was the age of enlightenment, the age of reason. People were religious, some of them, and others were not so much (Thomas Paine and Thomas Jefferson for example). But all agreed that the US should NOT be a theocracy, that religion should be separated from government by a "wall of separation." (Thomas Jefferson's words).
Now this yahoo, this tea-party fringe nut Ken Buck from Colorado comes right out in public and says that he wants the government to be a religious government - or religion to be a part of government or something. What the heck does that mean?  Whose religion does he choose for us? We could have a Mormon president some day. Is Ken Buck OK with Morman law for us all? I'm not!! I don't care what they believe as long as it isn't in the laws which govern my life. Why do these people want to undo all the progress human civilization has made in the past thousand years? Why?Why? It really wasn't better when   you had to attend  church or be fined, or when no one could get a divorce, or people were being burned at the stake because they were Catholic, or Protestant, or heretic in another way.  It's really better now.

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