Friday, March 2, 2012

Despite all pretense to the contrary, the public schools of America do, indeed, practice and teach a type of religion — secular humanism.

It is true that the First Amendment nominally prohibits Congress from establishing a national State  religion. However, this does not alter the objective reality that the tenets of the secular humanist religion are written into the laws of the federal government and all 50 states, and they are rigidly enforced and are taught as gospel in schools (as eloquently shown by Kurt Williamsen).

This is not due to a lack of enforcement of the First Amendment, however. It is due to the fact that it is metaphysically impossible to stop. It’s a simple fact of nature that a State without an established religion is no more viable than one without an established government. In either case, something will rush in to fill the vacuum. The only question, in the case of a State religion, is which religion will be established — that of the one True God, or a false one invented by men?

I fully realize that the First Amendment was seen by its authors as a pragmatic, even necessary means of enabling people with diverse and opposing religious views to join together in a new nation that they hoped would be free of the religious squabbles that had already divided Europe, and united in the Founders a common belief in “liberty.”

But two and a quarter centuries later, after abandoning God’s law in the public sphere, we behold a government of unprecedented size and scope, possessing powers undreamed of by the worst of the 18th-century Kings and Emperors, seemingly answerable to no one — least of all Almighty God, whose 10 Commandments they publicly exile, insult, and violate.

Any government that does not hold itself bound by the immutable laws of God will inevitably learn to make of itself a false god and will demand to be worshiped in place of God. And this, all in the name of “liberty” under the banner of “separation of Church and State” and the First Amendment.

This is not idle speculation, but historical fact. We Americans have two possible choices. We can recognize that the First Commandment supersedes the First Amendment and start acting accordingly, with the prayer and penance and action that implies, or we can prepare to attempt to eke out a miserable, sniveling existence in the rapidly emerging despotism of those who know no law but their own.

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