Saturday, September 17, 2005

God is Dead

God is dead. God is inferior to our modern day intelligence. God is obsolete. God is a figment of weak-minded people’s imagination. God is a crutch. God is dead.

Liberalism has embraced these ideas. It is evident from all points of view that they have. Isn’t it odd that there are some liberals who, for reasons unknown (probably political calculations), do not quite embrace this idea?

Case in point: In a recent piece by Dr. Paul Kengor, we see that 2008 presidential candidate Hillary RODHAM Clinton had an interesting quote:

In her book It Takes A Village, Hillary Rodham Clinton insisted that “nothing in the First Amendment converts our public schools into religion-free zones, or requires all religious expression to be left behind at the schoolhouse door.” Those words are actually her husband’s, as are these, which she also quoted approvingly: “[R]eligion is too important in our history and our heritage for us to keep it out of our schools.”

And her husband too? What is wrong with these people? Don’t they know the Democratic Party is the party of the ACLU, of the separation of church and state, of political correctness (which forbids God in the American vocabulary), and the party of restricting the freedom to express religious views?

Of course, Dr. Kengor provides us with a stunning parallel from one of the fathers of the modern conservative movement, President Ronald Reagan.

“Can it really be true that the First Amendment can permit Nazis and Ku Klux Klansmen to march on public property, advocate the extermination of people of the Jewish faith and the subjugation of blacks, while the same amendment forbids our children from saying a prayer in school?”

Isn’t that terrible, that RODHAM and Reagan would agree on something? It just goes to show you that perhaps some of the smarter people in the Democratic Party know that the constant bashing of religious freedom is not the best thing that the Democratic Party could be doing right now.

Of course, whether or not RODHAM is making a political calculation is another debate. Before I end though, I would just like to reverberate something Dr. Kengor said at the end of his article. He said that it is vitally important that we acknowledge God. Why? In America, our wise founding fathers said that we have unalienable rights provided by God. If that is true, no one can take those rights away from us.

If it is not, who gave us those rights? The government did. So, if the government likes the idea, the government can take away our rights. Interesting thought, isn’t it. If God didn’t give us our unalienable rights, then we have no right to keep our rights if someone says we can’t. Food for thought.

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