Sunday, January 08, 2006

The Age of Darkness

The Age of Darkness

Are we truly headed towards the apocalypse? Are we really dissolving into a theocracy? Is hatred of those who are not from a Judeo-Christian tradition being tolerated and eagerly embraced? Listen to this radio host when he spews out such filth and hatred with comments like this. "The religious left in this country hates and despises the God of Christianity and Catholicism and whatever else.” This is what the high priest of conservative talk radio, Rush Limbaugh, said on his April 27th, 2005 show. "They despise it because they fear it and it's a threat, because that God has moral absolutes, that God has right and wrong, that God doesn't deal in nuance." Whose God is he talking about and has he ever read the New Testament? The absolute he believes in is his own absolute certainty. Do we really want to enshrine a particular religion as the official religion of the United States? Do we really wish to follow those countries whose state religion must be adhered to by all or else and whose laws are based on it? What does this do to those who practice a different religion or no religion at all? We are witnessing now how their faith triumphs over science. Evolution is heresy because their literal understanding of the bible disproves it. The overwhelming majority of scientists believe evolution explains how man came to inhabit the earth. Creationism, also known as intelligent design, is not science but a literal interpretation of the Old Testament. If you accept all those creation stories then you better be ready to accept all the other written tales or maybe you should start reading and understanding what biblical scholars have to say about those stories. Religion and science are not incompatible. Only the extremists in Christianity believe so and unfortunately they inhabit the seats of power and influence in our government. It is time for the rest of us to tell those people they are a minority and we, the silent majority, must take back our country. We have enormous problems facing us and we need leaders who are not bound by a mediaeval understanding of the human condition.

Gerald R. Lotierzo
1-8-06

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