I'm a freedom-loving atheist but I've come to the conclusion that it's a good thing our Constitution claims that our rights come from "God." Do they? No, how could they, there is no god. BUT.... what that "comes from God" claim does is draw a line in the sand over which our enemies should never step. It marks where we stop negotiating, explaining, reasoning and wheedling... and start shooting. It says, "No matter how well you argue, I am unreasonable on this point. You will never get me to give up on this point, even if you can make a great case for your side. Here is where, even if my intelligence fails, my emotions kick in and I will unapologetically bomb the snot out of you."
And that's GOOD, because people who have no line, no wall to place their back against, can be pushed all the way to the gulag.
And that's precisely why I'm not an atheist, because atheism leads to the gulag. So I can neither advocate, nor adopt, a belief system that lead to such dreadful consequences.
For the record I am a deist.
To: Anamensis; unspun
The impetus for my complaint is that unspun
puts forward his spin on the rationale for the existence of man's rights. It annoys me that some religionists think it is their duty to teach us pagans about our rights. This evangelism becomes tiring for me after awhile.
Incidentally, what is the source for this article? I was unable to find it.
You just said (And I say it often) that being a bigot is a good thing. I agree.
posted on 05/05/2003 6:47:58 AM PDT
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