To Arms! It’s A War Against Religion!

August 17th, 2007 | Categories: News | Tags:

Alright all you atheists and secularists, we’re apparently at war against xmas, everyone gets a grenade.

Republican Presidential Candidate Ron Paul’s Take on the WAR ON RELIGION â„¢.

As we celebrate another Yuletide season, it’s hard not to notice that Christmas in America simply doesn’t feel the same anymore. Although an overwhelming majority of Americans celebrate Christmas, and those who don’t celebrate it overwhelmingly accept and respect our nation’s Christmas traditions, a certain shared public sentiment slowly has disappeared. The Christmas spirit, marked by a wonderful feeling of goodwill among men, is in danger of being lost in the ongoing war against religion.

Through perverse court decisions and years of cultural indoctrination, the elitist, secular Left has managed to convince many in our nation that religion must be driven from public view. The justification is always that someone, somewhere, might possibly be offended or feel uncomfortable living in the midst of a largely Christian society, so all must yield to the fragile sensibilities of the few. The ultimate goal of the anti-religious elites is to transform America into a completely secular nation, a nation that is legally and culturally biased against Christianity.

This growing bias explains why many of our wonderful Christmas traditions have been lost. Christmas pageants and plays, including Handel’s Messiah, have been banned from schools and community halls. Nativity scenes have been ordered removed from town squares, and even criticized as offensive when placed on private church lawns. Office Christmas parties have become taboo, replaced by colorless seasonal parties to ensure no employees feel threatened by a “hostile environment.” Even wholly non-religious decorations featuring Santa Claus, snowmen, and the like have been called into question as Christmas symbols that might cause discomfort. Earlier this month, firemen near Chicago reluctantly removed Christmas decorations from their firehouse after a complaint by some embittered busybody. Most noticeably, however, the once commonplace refrain of “Merry Christmas” has been replaced by the vague, ubiquitous “Happy Holidays.” But what holiday? Is Christmas some kind of secret, a word that cannot be uttered in public? Why have we allowed the secularists to intimidate us into downplaying our most cherished and meaningful Christian celebration?

The notion of a rigid separation between church and state has no basis in either the text of the Constitution or the writings of our Founding Fathers. On the contrary, our Founders’ political views were strongly informed by their religious beliefs. Certainly the drafters of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, both replete with references to God, would be aghast at the federal government’s hostility to religion. The establishment clause of the First Amendment was simply intended to forbid the creation of an official state church like the Church of England, not to drive religion out of public life.

The Founding Fathers envisioned a robustly Christian yet religiously tolerant America, with churches serving as vital institutions that would eclipse the state in importance. Throughout our nation’s history, churches have done what no government can ever do, namely teach morality and civility. Moral and civil individuals are largely governed by their own sense of right and wrong, and hence have little need for external government. This is the real reason the collectivist Left hates religion: Churches as institutions compete with the state for the people’s allegiance, and many devout people put their faith in God before their faith in the state. Knowing this, the secularists wage an ongoing war against religion, chipping away bit by bit at our nation’s Christian heritage. Christmas itself may soon be a casualty of that war.

  1. August 17th, 2007 at 13:04
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    Can I have a bazooka instead-?
    what idiots- I have nothing against Yuletide celebrations- as ong as the christians admit that they nicked the celbration from an awful lot of other ealier religions who celbrate a midwinter festival- why is it ‘colourless’ only if there are no christian baubles around? nothing wrong with mistletoe and pretty lights

    Christian as victim is getting a little old- nobody is stopping them celebrating- only stopping them from foisting their own version of it on everyone else – no more free reign to push it down our throats? aww didums.

  2. August 17th, 2007 at 14:32
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    Damn, and here I had been thinking that Ron Paul might be the one decent character the Republicans had to offer. He didn’t call for killing atheists so he might still be reasonable by republican standards.
    I find the hatred of “happy holidays” particularly amusing as I recall hearing it as a child in reference to the holiday season that includes christmas and New Years, and hanukkah for the more tolerant, oh and kwansa. Honesty i’m not ready for a war yet. They still vastly outnumber us, plus many of them fundies are hunters, meaning not only do they have guns, but they know how to use them.

  3. August 17th, 2007 at 15:33
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    Yes, but you can get them while they’re praying! Ambush! Mwahaha!

  4. August 21st, 2007 at 08:11
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    “Certainly the drafters of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, both replete with references to God, would be aghast at the federal government’s hostility to religion.”

    Wow, talk about pushing the limits of credulity. Yet another politician basing all of their claims on the pure ignorance of the American people. Where, exactly, in the Constitution would one find these references? I did a search for “god”, “christ”, “church” and “religion” and the only one that struck a hit was “religion”…in the First Amendment. As for the Declaration of Independance (which isn’t a legal document in any way. It’s closer in affiliation with the note I wrote my mother when I was 5 telling her I was running away from home forever), I found god once (Nature’s God, which is mentioned AFTER “Laws of Nature”) and creator once. No other hits.

    Our Founding Fathers were intelligent, educated people who spent months crafting the documents that founded this country (again, not the Declaration of Independance) and in no place do they mention “god”, “christ”, “church” or even “religion”. How stupid would one have to be to found a “christian nation” and not once mention Christ? The Founding Fathers made their intentions quite clear while drafting these documents: the United States of America was to be a SECULAR nation. If you don’t like it, you’re not an American and you can get out of my country!

    I’ve heard people talking about this Ron Paul as if he was the liberals choice for a Republican president. I think it’s time people started to understand: we can’t trust a single member of that party if we want to keep our freedoms. I want Hilldog or Obama even less than most people, but if the choice is them or another Bush, I’ll suck up and deal.

    Beyond that, what’s his point? That things are worse since we got rid of X-mas? (BTW, the use of “X-mas” has been a perfectly acceptable spelling for about 1000 years. It’s only morons who don’t know their own religious history that think using X-mas is an attempt at secularization of their holiday.) Got news for you, Ronnie-boy, things have gotten better since we kicked god out. Crime is down, violence is down and they’ve all been on a steady decrease since we took prayer out of the schools.

  5. Flonkbob
    August 21st, 2007 at 12:50
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    Oh for crying out loud. Does nobody read these days? Our Founding Fathers were NOT the sort of Christian zealots that any of these morons would even let into their church. John Adams expressly used the phrase “Wall of separation between Church and State” and one of our earliest legal documents (the treaty with Tripoli) states categorically that the United States is in NO WAY a Christian nation, nor was it envisioned to be such.

    Look at the actual words of our Founding Fathers before trying to rope them into some silly Sky Fairy Fan Club. They were Rationalists, and Deists at a stretch. NOT Christians as could be recognized today.

  6. August 21st, 2007 at 23:26
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    Damn straight, Flonk. But these idiots spew whatever they want, because they know their’s fellow idiots that will lap it up.

    Also, remember, it doesn’t matter if you’re right if the rest of the world is wrong.

  7. Vip3rousmango
    September 25th, 2007 at 01:35
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    Damn. Well I’m in Canada and we don’t have that much of an issue with anything really =b. But we still have fucking morons for politicians. Thankfully though we wouldn’t stand for any religious bullshit, like some who want to rip funding from public schools to equalize the funding for all private religious non-Christian schools so it can match the level of funding the Christian schools receive.

  8. Eric Arthur Blair
    November 11th, 2007 at 17:54
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    Religion is also mentioned in Article IV, which states that “no religious test” may be a precondition for holding public office.

  9. William Poe
    November 26th, 2007 at 04:25
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    Note: “yuletide” not a Christian idea. It was the time of year (Dec. 25) when the pagans of the British Isles celebrated one of their greatest holidays, Yule. The original date for Christmas was January 6 and is still celebrated then in some countries. In an effort to convert the pagan peoples of the British Isles, the church officially moved the date of Christmas to December 25.