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2003-08-22 11:29 PM
Credit Where Credit Not Due
That's it. I've fucking had it.
From now on, I'm going to defy any and all court orders that happen to be inconvenient with my beliefs.
I mean, why not? It's not like anything is going to happen to me because of it. Just look at the Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court! An Appellate justice ordered the removal a statue containing the ten commandments, and he just told them, "No!" He has gathered psychotics from all over (psychotic defined as a firm belief in that which is not real) to wall themselves between the monument and the demons of hell who intend to remove the religious artifact from the secular, tax-payer supported, courthouse.
Not to mention the U.S. Senate gathering on the steps of the Capital to recite the Pledge of Allegiance the day after the 9th Circuit court declared the term, "under God," unconstitutional. Some of the senators even shouted those words during the pledge, a sure sign that court orders don't mean anything. If a senator, who takes an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States, decided that he can ignore said Constitution whenever it's convenient, then how much risk can I be taking by ignoring whatever court order I choose? I mean, it's not like I've taken an oath or anything.
Nope. I'd be thrown in jail. I know it. Why? Because I don't have religion on my side. Maybe I'll create one. Maybe, if I were to create a religion that say, forbid its men from paying child support in cases where the woman left the man; maybe if I included a belief that one should not pay taxes; maybe if I created one where it was a violation of our religious rights to respect any one else's religious rights, maybe I could sleep at night.
But, as it is, I have to sit by and be subject to a court's rulings while my religious adversaries ignore them at will. I will have to watch these people shove their beliefs down my throat and will have no recourse but to wear ear plugs. (After all, my home isn't even safe. The Supreme Court ruled that Jehova's Witnessess don't have to respect "No Tresspassing" signs or other edicts of prohibition when excersizing their religious freedom to knock on doors.
You know, if they're going to put up the ten commandments in a public place, I wish at least they would be accurate. For the record, here are the real ten commandments from Exodus 34:14-26:
1)Thou shalt worship no other God.
2)Thou shalt make thee no molten Gods.
3)The feast of unleavened bread shalt thou keep.
4)Six days shalt thou work, but on the seventh day thou shalt rest.
5)Thou shalt observe the feast of weeks.
6)Thrice in a year shall all your menchildren appear before the lord God. (Now, if only he would appear before them!)
7)Thou shalt not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leaven.
8)Neither shall the sacrafice of the feast of the passover be left until the morning. (What? No cold pizza and beer?)
9)The first of the firstfruits of thy land shalt thou bring unto the house of the lord thy God. (I say make him get his own damned fruit.)
10)Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother's milk.
So keep this in mind folks next time you are tempted to boil a goat.
You know, what really get to me is the fact that you hear these eggheads spouting off that the ten commandments are the foundation of U.S. law.
Yup, it takes a God to tell us these things. We'd never know that fire burns otherwise.
Think about it. If you realize that when you stick your hand into the fire that it will hurt, you're not going to stick your hand into the fire. If you realize that it really sucks when someone steals from you, even though revenge is played out at first, eventually you come to an understanding with those around you that says, "Okay, you don't steal from me, I won't steal from you." Same thing with killing. Or rape. (Which you will find, there is no prohibition against in the Bible. In fact, it's condoned and ordered by God in way too many passages. Funny how all the books of the Bible were written by men, huh?)
I'm glad He was around to tell me all these things. I'm sure that if there were no God, the fire would never have burned me.
Joseph Haines, signing off from The Edge of The Abyss
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