posted on Oct, 15 2008 @ 12:18 PM
I don't need to quote various sources available on the internet in order to build a general consensus that, in America, reason and logic are seen as
hallmarks of a liberal elite. These qualities, and they are qualities, are portrayed by Conservatives and the closely linked Religious Right as
anathema to patriotism and 'being a true American'. We just have to look at the current force to increase faith based policies and the attempts to
encroach on the teaching of science in American public schools.
What if, and this is purely speculative, there is an active push to deny freedom though adherence to faith. If you're an evangelical Christian,
you're not likely to disagree with Bush or the Republican party. You disagree, you're immediately ostracised and accused of being a liberal or even
worse.. and Atheist!. You believe in Fundamentalist Christianity though, and you're pretty much guaranteed to do whatever they say and believe them
to boot, as they appear to agree with you.
If however, you are exposed to the principles of science at an early age, of rationality and theory as probable due to empirical evidence then you are
more likely to question. Pretty soon people begin to question the basis for the government's actions, and what do you know the next thing is
What i am attempting to say is that the government is advocating faith as a means to control the masses.
“Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.” Seneca
Your thoughts please.