Skip to comments.New lawmakers urged to reject God, prayer
Posted on 12/04/2012 5:30:38 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
New House and Senate members are being urged to reject an invitation to join the 105-strong Congressional Prayer Caucus by the influential American Humanist Association which claims there is no evidence of God or Heaven.
In a letter to new lawmakers following last week's election, the group warned that Prayer Caucus members too often push legislation that favors Christianity and Christian social morals and that senators and congressmen should abide the Constitutionally mandated separation of church and state.
They also indicated opposition to the practice of opening and closing each session of Congress with a prayer, which "relegates non-religious Americans and others who don't pray to the status of second-class citizens," according to American Humanist Association Executive Director Roy Speckhardt.
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There are none so arrogant as born again atheists.
Atheism is a religion. It is a pure matter of faith — they believe that God does not exist. What we see here is the continued attempt by one religion (atheism) to get itself Established as the official religion of the nation. They want to stamp out the competition.
Very true. I try to look at them as just lost people who need Jesus, but honestly, I would like to punch them in the face!
Atheists can not prove there is no God. They are so angry that they strike out and try to take away the rights of others.
But He's not so easily blocked.
>>Atheists can not prove there is no God.>>
These gnats think that anyone in Washington is going to either pray or not pray due to what they say?
Without space things do not exist, and without time events do not occur. What directs the body and brain is a real and happening ‘thing’, existing in some where/when we have yet to acknowledge because we do not sense it directly. Christians and other religions call that ‘thing’ the soul. To deny its existence is step one in denying that The Creator made that ‘thing’ and thus deny The Creator. Normally, such raving would be called delusional. Because of political correctness run amok (as democraps are wont to do, always!), such ravings are hailed as ‘enlightened’.
Because with faith comes morality and the judgment of peers. Take away the faith and there are no moral restrictions. It’s called evil and it does exist.
“...atheists care if others believe in God.”, For the same reason the criminal doesn’t like it when the cop is holding the flashlight.
As long as God remains in the public square, the sin of the faithless is illuminated.
Some things stated by Alexander Solzhenitsyn, who was imprisoned in a Russian Gulag:
“Men have forgotten God; thats why all this has happened.”
If I were asked today to formulate as concisely as possible what was the main cause of the ruinous revolution that swallowed up some 60 million of our people, I could not put it more accurately than to repeat: ‘Men had forgotten God; that is why all this has happened.’
The meaning of earthly existence lies not, as we have grown used to thinking, in prospering but in the development of the soul.
“I have spent all my life under a Communist regime, and I will tell you that a society without any objective legal scale is a terrible one indeed. But a society with no other scale but the legal one is not quite worthy of man either.”
“We didn’t love freedom enough.”
Our envy of others devours us most of all.
Personally, I think that many atheists and secular humanists are subconsciously envious of those who believe in God.
Are these atheists just as rabidly against islam or is it just Christianity they are after?
Appears to just be Christianity. I don’t recall them telling Ellison not to pray.
I believe that Atheists believe that God exists, and that they can punish Him for their lonely lot in life.
I see that they want to believe they have more control over the world, and to prove it, their mission is to make it so others doubt God’s sovereignty.
In their war against God, they have to believe that He exists.
“the Constitutionally mandated separation of church and state.”
Can someone point out where in the Constitution this is?
For the same reason roaches hate someone turning on the kitchen light.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn, one of the greatest witnesses to the power of belief in the Lord and, on the other hand, the negative power of those who deny Him.
Most excellent question, but I think we know the answer.
Christians don't put "fatwas" on people who deride them, do they?
The United States was not founded by atheists, but predominantly by believers. Cut out the roots and the Tree of Liberty will surely die.
The Tree isn’t dead yet, but I think it’s on life support.
“I will never understand why atheists care if others believe in God”
Me either. I once held a job in the same building complex as Madelyn Murray O’Hare’s American Atheists organization in Austin, Texas.
Bitter, hostile and belligerent hardly begins to describe the ugly face they showed the world. Fanatics dedicated to a negative principle really bewilder me.
Anyway, the proof is in the pudding I guess, as it was a member of that organization that murdered and chopped up her and her family, for the mundane reason of theft.
Statists cannot tolerate people who hold to a greater loyalty than the State. Even the relatively easy going Romans were incensed by this. I’ve even seen it here a few times.
“Country First” sounds good on first hearing, but it is a whacked priority.
God is not mocked.
Neither is there any scientific evidence for right and wrong or good and bad or "social justice" . . . but that doesn't keep atheists and humanists from acting as if there were.
I don’t believe in atheists.
I don’t either.
Agnostics I’m not so sure about.
Glad you said that and I AGREE.
Atheists DO BELIEVE IN GOD (the I AM), there is no other reason to protest HIM, if HE did not exist.
beause many important laws have some kind of morality reason behind them. libs know it, conservatives know it. he whole “you can’t legislate morality” is garbage and both sides know it. while you can’t force everyone to obey any law, you can pass a law that is based in a moral viewpoint. and most people respect the rule of law, and if no, fear consequences of breaking the law.
it boils down to which sides’ morality is going to win. the atheists are pissed they are a very small minority, and are terribly unsuccessful at gettng people to their viewpoint. they want their morality codified in law, but lack power and suppot to do so. if they were the majority, like all libs, they’d be screaming about majority rule and “more people believe what they do so the law must change to reflect the will of the people” when they are the tiny minority, you get the current system is tyranny of the majority, the majority are stupid and need to be saved from their stupidity, etc.
16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. 17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, 21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible manand birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.
24 Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, 25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
26 For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. 27 Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.
28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, 30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; 32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.
This video shows the destruction of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, which occurred in Moscow, USSR on 5 December 1931, under the militant atheism of the Soviet Union.
I believe it could happen here eventually.
Without God the state is the only god. We are made in the image of God. That makes us sovergn onto ourselves, individuals, and at odds with their god. We are the enemy of their belief system, their core. We also reminder them of the battle within, the inconsistency that exist in their worldview. Remember that ones's individual rights and statism are mutually exclusive.
If it doesn't make sense, then somewhere the premise is wrong. These "atheists" obviously care very strongly and deeply in something (a God of their own, I guess) else besides God. Wouldn't you say?
But, powerless to stop HIM. Amen