Archive for November 11th, 2013

Why We Needed The 60’s – Part 7

Monday, November 11th, 2013

Pray On Your Own Time

Monday, November 11th, 2013

This basketball player made the sign of the cross. Should I help him make his foul shot?

The Supreme Court is kicking around a case that challenges the right of a legislative group like Congress or a small town meeting to begin their sessions with prayers. Heavy duty Christians are battling drama queen atheists about their First Amendment rights of religion.

What a waste of time!

No one is threatening to take away religious freedom in this country.  No one is trying to establish a national church or publicly flog Christians.  The Constitution doesn’t say they have a right to pray in schools or at the beginning of football games; that’s just annoying stuff to which everyone should not have to listen if we don’t want to.

We should remember that freedom of religion also protects us with freedom FROM religion.  Why don’t religious people just pray in church, in homes, or to themselves?  Do they think God listens more if they pray out loud in public?  And as far as opening sessions of legislatures with prayers, where has that gotten us?   If there is a God, He must roll his eyes whenever the US Congress calls His name.

I personally am a militant agnostic – I don’t “know” and you don’t either.

Honoring Veterans Day

Monday, November 11th, 2013

Many people confuse Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Memorial Day is for remembering the military personnel who died in the service of our country. Today, Veterans Day, is the day to thank all those who served in the US military.

I’d like to thank Joe Belle-Isle, Rochester Veteran, Howard, and all other Vets who gave their lives – or part of their lives – for America.