a reply to: Theocracy4America
Guns- yes, we have a right to own guns, even the UN kind of gives us that right if you wish to follow the rights they claim we all have through. if
things gets tough, we have the right to grab our gun, grab our gardening equipment, grab our baskets and obtain our food on our own via gardening,
hunting, or gathering fruits and berries growing naturally in our environment.
just like when the society fails to protect us, we have have the right to defend ourselves...
but, it's wrong to assume that the constitution prohibits the gov't from regulating the kinds of weapons we have, or restrict somewhat who should be
banned from owning them. to say otherwise, you would have to explain to me why I can't own my fully functional tank or missile launcher or why
criminals aren't allowed to own guns. or why my husband's hunting knife is considered illegal in some states even.
Marriage- keep "god' out of it?? I mean even the pagans of prehistoric time were pairing up and creating families, no god needed? before the
catholic church decided they wanted ownership of the institution and made the law that all marriages had to be officiated by them most people were
being married by their town and village leaders, according to their own customs. and those customs varied throughout the world and time, as well as
the rules surrounding marriage. you couldn't marry outside the clan, you couldn't marry within the clan, heck some even allowed for same sex
Sanctity of life- such a noble cause that we fail so miserably on...
The ending of an innocent life is murder, be it an assault rifle fired on a crowd or the killing of the unborn in a clinic. War should be avoided when
possible, but is permitted if our way of life is attacked. Some crimes, such as murder, may warrent death.
you do realize that a pregnancy can be just as much a danger to not only a person's way of life, but their life itself, don't you??? it's amazing to
me how just a few talking heads on tv spouting about the possibility of wmds in some third world country can prompt the masses to start beating the
wardrums, but then, they can stand in front of an abortion clinic and shout murderer to the broken hearted women who's been told that her best course
of action, to protect her own health or life is to end a pregnancy that she had tried so hard to bring about!!!
if life is sacred before it is even brought into the world, then it should also be just as sacred throughout a person's life, weather they be rich or
poor, ceo or janitor, man or lowly pregnant women!
Racism, Sexism, any idea that makes one group unworthy compared to another is kind of dumb, especially if it causes us to begin blocking opportunities
for some to reach their full potential in their lives or force them into some predefined role they must play.
Nationalism- and this is only my personal belief here... nothing more.
each and every country, every area of the world, had every right to grow and develop as they saw fit. but that didn't happen, lands were conquered
and people were forced to lay aside their customs and adopt the customs of their conquerers. I live in a land that is a melting pot, people from many
different lands, many different cultures, many different gods. it seems to me, that unless you idea of nationalism is accepting of the idea that the
person living next to you can be different, have different customs, pray to different gods, and that none are really supreme, then, I think you are
missing the mark. most of us are on a strange land, ruled by gods that are not our own.. gods that have had a long history of being accepting and
accommodating to us. this is not the christian's land! the christian land is in the middle east, in rome, not here. this is the great melting pot!
the land that has always accepted those who could not find a place in the old world, with their strict and jealous gods and their selfish dogma. oh
ya, you are welcomed here, so are your gods and their dogma, but don't claim this land as yours, don't claim supremacy.
childhood education- our public school system has assured that we have had a way to provide every child, rich or poor, an acceptable, and uniform
standard of education, or at least it tries to. don't see what the problem is. sure it could stand to be improved upon, but that would cost money
which no one it seems finds worth spending.