In the Humble Opinion of LittleBill, Socialist, Atheist, and Humanist

Lets “Try It Again (Uncle) Sam”—Part Two

Our forefathers, we are told, came to these shores in search of freedom, both religious and political. The motto of our most famous monument, the Statue of Liberty bears this motto: Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.

And so here we are! We have usurped this land from its original owners—or at least from the people who preceded us. And we put them into prisons without walls, where most of them live to this very day.

We have sought to convert them to Christianity—just as we have moved on to other lands in more recent years in an effort to convert the people living there, who have their own religions, to our Christian ways. Note: By the way, I do not recall having Muslims, for example, knocking at my door with the hope of converting me.

Evidently, many Christians don’t realize that a person’s religion is just that—thinking. It is best accomplished, by each of us individually, through IQ and education. For those not lucky enough to have much of either, active conversion, while effective, is not genuine, because it has had no fertile source from which to flourish.

ARW
7/31/10

1 comments:

an average patriot said...

I never thought about it but you are right, it is all types of Christian's trying to convert people.

That said The Republicans in particular could care less what we were founded for and have interpreted it to be as what they want and not the masses of all religions and colors or no religion at all.