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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Losing My Religion

This post is sure to spark some controversy as is the next one. Don't be afraid to post your thoughts, even if they aren't the popular ones. My thoughts are just that...mine. It doesn't make it wrong or right.


So...along with R.E.M., here is the topic that has hit the news this last week amongst all the crazy government shutdown. Watch the video...

http://foxnewsinsider.com/2013/10/17/stenographers-bizarre-outburst-during-house-vote-stuns-congress-members

So is she crazy? Is she being treated like a crazy person because she brought up God? Or is she just pissed off and disappointed at what goes on behind the scenes?

Inquiring minds want to know.

And what about this...

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/video/chaplain-asks-god-to-forgive-senates-politics/2727866350001

I bring you back to the founding fathers....I believe the words, "In God We Trust" is and was embedded in our money, in our documents, and was the basis for coming to America. Why is God being taken out of our daily lives? What is happening to religion? Have we gone too far as a nation with "freedom of religion?" Did our founding fathers actually mean freedom of religion only meant if you believed in God? Did they know about other religions or practices that would not worship the same God we think of when religion is brought up? What about the witch trials? So why is religion and God under so much fire lately? Are we becoming so "neutral" that we are shutting off from what started this country? Do you see our Congress treating the Constitution as passé? Too outdated?

Anxiously awaiting your thoughts...

5 comments:

Daddy Hawk said...

There's a can of worms for sure. The religious freedom we have embedded into the First Amendment was a direct reaction to the Catholic/Protestant blood baths in Europe and England during the 1500s and 1600s. The founding fathers were most concerned with avoiding the establishment of an official state religion a la The Church of England. They never dreamed of a secular nation where any mention of God or religion was anethema. We have the ACLU and the rise of leftist ideology in the 1960s to thank for the current lose of religion in the government.

Daddy Hawk said...

Oh, and one more thing...the concept is freedom OF religion NOT freedom FROM religion. Some people get confused on that point.

Momma Fargo said...

Big can of worms. I like fishing. LOL. I agree with your analysis. I have seen a huge shift mostly in the last 10 years which scares me. It seems religious freedom and moral balance are two things fading into the wind. Or is that sunset? Anyway, it is weather related. Maybe. :)

Moose said...

...I've been told time and again that the "Losing My Religion" phrase that REM used is not literal, but a Southern US term for "being at the end of your rope" or "completely frustrated".

Yet many people keep trying to take it literally.

Momma Fargo said...

Moose, that's pretty much what I'm saying here. People are at the "end of their rope" and getting frustrated with the government. Plus, a Fargo a spin on things including using a music video in a non-literal way and a literal way at the same time is common.