Freedom from Religion found at http://ffrf.org/ interestingly uses “We the People” graphics the Tea Party uses to entice people into believing that separation of church and state means something more than what the Founders intended. Here’s my view on Freedom from Religion and its danger to America.
What I realized was quite stunning. According to Websters Dictionary online (2012), one of the definitions of ‘religion’ is: “a cause, principle, or system of beliefs held to with ardor and faith” (para. 5). This definition can apply to the organization Freedom from Religion! The Faith that a group like Freedom from Religion practices is the cause, principle or system of beliefs that there is no God. Think about this a moment. A group with a common belief system that there is no God! Talk about hypocrisy! In their quest to secularize America, they haven’t figured out at Freedom from Religion that they are in essence a religion itself. Unfortunately, without historical references to any religion, this secular group probably has no clue on why radical Islam practices the hatred of infidels, in other words, terrorism.
Atheists (those who don’t believe a god exists) and Agnostics (those who can’t prove that a god exists) are not denied the right to ‘not believe’ or ‘can’t believe’ in America. Unfortunately, Atheists probably don’t fundamentally understand the idea that a religion such as Islam’s radical wing can be a catalyst for murderers and terrorism. Murdering and terrorizing infidels, or who is described as an infidel according to Islamic religious doctrines, are very real threats. It is very possible that those who don’t believe in a god, which I described as a religion in itself (I had to get that in here again), cannot fathom the intensity and extremity which is exhibited in a radical religious wing’s zealousness for destruction of people and property. Atheists just can’t fathom its nature. It is because of this that Atheists will be the destructive force of America. The spirit of a religion has rules for moral conduct, but unfortunately not in the case of the religion of Atheism. The reason is that there is no commonality of behavior or moral or ethical code in which these individuals live. I am not saying that Atheists have no moral base or that they are immoral or amoral. What I am saying is that without this type of structure, there is absolutely no way that Atheists can understand the radical Islamic regime. And by “structure” I don’t mean organized religion.
When an Atheist sees ALL religions as ‘bad’ except their own loosely structured Idea that there is no god, s/he cannot possibly support the side of ‘good’ when dealing with extreme and radical murders which are undertaken by religious zealots in the name of Allah or any other deity. That means that because of an Atheists’ inability to ‘take a stand’ against evil, the Atheists have to ascribe to a ‘good’ religion’s doctrine at some point – which they won’t do. So basically, Atheists are never at war with any radical religious group at all. They understand senseless killing but don’t understand terrorism’s roots in fanatical religion. That leaves only Believers to fight against radical belief systems that endanger innocents. The growth of Atheism actually gives more strength to radical wings of religion which includes Islam. There is always more passion surrounding God than there is passion surrounding Nothing. When groups such as Freedom from Religion exhaust all their resources in removing any religious reference anywhere, they are in essence giving power to radical Islam. What is left after secularism tries to destroy Catholicism, Judaism, or Mormonism, for example? Islam. It’s that simple.
Merriam-Webster Dictionary. (2012). Religion. Retrieved from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/religion