No one is stopping you from teaching your kids about Jesus,
any other religious view. We just don't want you indoctrinating
OUR kids. If
you want organized prayer in school, opt for a religious school.
schools belong to, and are paid for, by all of us. Kids CAN
anywhere. Just don't involve a captive audience of others.
No, the phrase "Separation of Church & State"
does NOT appear in the U.S.
Constitution. Neither do the phrases "Separation of
Jeopardy”, or "Checks & Balances". The phrases
are all a short way of
describing concepts which ARE part of the Constitution.
This is NOT a
"Christian Nation". Never has been. God is not
mentioned in the
Constitution. Rather, this is a government with powers given
to "We the
people". The United States is not a theocracy. We are
a secular republic.
Try to understand that religious neutrality is not equivalent
anti-Christian. Not giving you free reign to use public
proselytize is not persecution.
If you don't like a TV show or movie, don't watch it. There
are over 200
channels of programming to choose from. Don't try to lower
the content of
every medium to the level of a child. Understand that there
suitable for adults that are not suitable for children.
for what your child sees and hears without trying to censor
adults can read, see or watch. Change the channel, go to
a different web
site, or turn the darn thing off.
Harry Potter is not drawing kids into "witchcraft".
It is fiction that is
getting kids excited about reading again. It is no more
demonic than "The
Wizard of Oz", "Alice in Wonderland", "Mary
Poppins" or any other books with
witches or magic loved by children over the years. Some
kids seem to be
better at discerning fiction from reality than the adults
Despite the comments of some celebrities and TV evangelists,
not responsible for the horrors of September 11, 2001. It
was people with a
very strong belief in the supernatural and God who carried
out the acts of
terror. If God wanted to "bless America", wouldn't
early on September 11
have been a good time to start?
Be careful of censoring ideas. It may seem fine when you
are in the
majority, but for your rights to be protected, the rights
of minorities must
be respected. What happens if your views become a minority
view? Would you
want to be censored by the majority?
The national motto, "In God We Trust", was not
established by the founding
fathers. It became official during the McCarthy "Red
Scare" era of the
1950s. The original motto was "E Pluribus Unum".
Likewise for the "Pledge of
Allegiance", and it's 1950's addition of the words
"under God". That
mismatched insertion broke up a single thought, that of
indivisible". Remember that neither a motto nor a pledge
have anything to do
with government policy.
Learn what the word "theory" means in a scientific
context before showing
your ignorance by saying "evolution is just a theory".
This does not mean an
unproven hypothesis. I hope you don't disbelieve the theory
can cause disease.
Don't be disingenuous by denigrating science while enjoying
Science is self correcting. It discards disproven hypotheses
and lets the
facts lead to whatever conclusions are observed; whereas
starts with presupposed outcomes and tries to make the facts
fit the desired
© 2002, Randy L. Kendrick. All rights reserved.