Sunday, July 22, 2012

Well that was easy

Whenever we're faced with a tough issue, some immediately go for the easiest...and laziest answer they can grasp onto.

I give you Mike Huckabee....someone I truly like, despite my disagreement with him on most issues.
"We don't have a crime problem, a gun problem or even a violence problem. What we have is a sin problem. And since we've ordered god out of our schools, and communities, the military and public conversations, you know we really shouldn't act so surprised... when all hell breaks loose."
Sure Mike....a bit of historical survey on the role of religion [and the religious] should disabuse you of that theory.


  1. OK, I'm going to step in a defend the Huckster.

    Judeo-Christian values provided us a framework of right and wrong for the first two hundred years, more or less.

    I do not want religion taught in schools, but those who would tear the ten commandments off the walls have nothing to replace them with.

    Hell, I would settle for some solid secular humanism. Anything. A set of standards we can all agree on.

  2. There you go again dood.

    I swear, the PC thought police are going to be surrounding your house any day now.

    Heroditus Huxley writes the counterpoint to your argument better than I ever could. (Mostly because I'm not much of a church guy myself.)

    She does make a pretty damn good point, though.

  3. Communists, fascists, & other athiests of that sort are responsible for far more death & destruction in the 20th century than anything that looks like a legitimate religion.

    Most excuses about religion in warfare is usually just a cover for the real underlying reasons for the conflict.

  4. @Nicholas - Possibly.....but there is still a ways to go before parity is reached overall.

    @SF - I think secular humanism is exactly the format that government should take. And there's not argument that secular values and Judeo-Christian have some overlap.

    @MSgt B - I haven't made up my mind about the article at your link yet. It is well written and fairly compelling...but I have serious disagreements with the idea that we are/were/should be a 'Christian nation'. There's so much to consider, from the Founders intentions to the very acceptable definition of the term.


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