posted on Nov, 14 2004 @ 03:09 PM
Are you thinking freedom, or are you thinking salvation?
Freedom. In the Christian paradigm "Law" is relative; in the atheist paradigm, Law is absolute. A Christian chooses whether to obey Law or obey
God. An atheist has no such choice available to him.
How is being ruled by a religious dogma and controlling a nation based on it free in any way whatsoever?
I didn't say anything like that. The so-called "Christian Dominionists" who want to rule the nation with Christian norms and values are not
followers of Jesus; they are followers of Paul--Calvinists who want to force "being all in unity of belief." They repudiate the Christ with every
word. He was politically neutral. He only dealt with people one-on-one.
It's not just Christinaity, any ruling of people based on religious belief is baffling to me.
Correct. Ruling on the basis of belief is Insanity-gone-to-Law. The only way to rule by Law is to rule by Effects; the only way to live by
Christianity is to adopt one-on-one behaviors that produce Fairness and Justice. Christianity that is TOP-DOWN is not Christianity; it is
hyper-religiosity which is another name for Satanism. [Satan was famous for straining at gnats and swallowing camels.]
Politics, government, law, truth.
Correct; but don't forget, cause-and-effect. Good Law deals with creating good outcomes, not merely establishing neutral processes dealing with
people indiscriminately, indifferently or neutrally.
Religion, god, dogma, belief.
No, this is simplistic. God is a telepathic ET whom we can detect, perceive and hear. He is not a myth. Those of us who follow his Holy Laws (which
bring about Good Effects) achieve a relationship with Him that is quite extraordinary--not like what Atheists believe is going on--which is to say,
nothing real. But, that's not something we can legislate. A relationship with YHVH is a very personal and intimate experience.
There's a difference.
You bet your bippy, there is!