Atheistic America

When Colonial America was initially established, the majority of European settlers brought with them their strongly upheld religious beliefs in God with the intent to develop these thirteen territories into a Christian Nation. For this reason, very few challenged the religious beliefs of our Founding Fathers in conjunction with their shared beliefs on how Colonial America should be governed. In a formal letter written by our Founding Fathers to the English King, better know as “The Declaration of Independence”, an attempt to repudiate from the idea that the power to govern the people comes from the term “God” as depicted in a biblical sense by radically differentiating this spiritual entity with the term “Divine Providence”, which is also a term commonly used in Deism practices.

Over the years, the religious identification of America has become remarkably questionable as the number of religiously diversified foreigners migrating into United States began to rise. According to a 2008 survey reported by the American Religious Identification System (ARIS), 34% out of 303,202,683 people who make up the American population considered themselves as having no religious affiliation. In 2012, that same percentage of Americans who claimed to have no religious affiliations, or were either Atheist or Agnostic, increased by 6%. Out of the approximate 20,000,000 Americans who fall under the non-religious category, an overwhelming 5,000,000 American citizens were accounted for as Atheists.

Numerous Atheist groups have continued to grow over the years, challenging traditional laws by petitioning for their rights to be upheld in the U.S. Supreme Court. By supporting their legal claims with the concept of “the separation of church and state” in order to make major changes to accommodate those of a non-religious affiliation, many Atheist have made drastic changes within America’s society in their attempts to convert the United States into an Atheistic country. In 1963, the American Atheist group was founded by Madalyn Murray O’Hare after she petitioned the United States Supreme Court to abolish state-mandated prayer and bible readings in public schools. In 2005, the Godless American Political Committee, or GAPAC, was founded in order to enforce the constitutional rights of the Atheist community to endorse political candidates, oppose Christmas being a federal holiday, and eliminating any mention of God on U.S. currency or in the Pledge of Allegiance. The most recent attempt by the Atheist community to eliminate anything representative of a religious nature is signified by their 2011 lawsuit claiming the 9/11 iconic cross-shaped steel beam display located in the National September 11 Memorial and Museum is a violating of their constitutional rights, stating the cross is “grossly offensive”.

However, with Kim Jong’s nuclear threats still held in “limbo” along with the recent events unfolding in Syria, would it be wise to kick God completely out of America and convert us into an Atheistic country at this point?

©2013 Learus Ohnine

A “Sign” Of Ignorance

 

Read the article here: Judge Throws Out Atheists’ Lawsuit Against 9/11 Steel Cross

 

After reading this article, it is hard to believe there are people out there so selfish to only think of themselves even in the event of a national tragedy. That cross is not bothering anyone just sitting there, but instead, a group of Atheists somehow feel it is imposing upon their rights by displaying a Christian symbol in public. They claim the symbol of this cross for what it stands for is causing them severe mental and emotional stress.

 

Well, here’s a news flash, dear Atheists….. to solve your problem, JUST DON’T LOOK AT IT! STAY AWAY FROM THE AREA IF YOU ARE THAT UPSET BY IT! Christians don’t go wandering around near your territory for the same reason. Don’t be such a bully!

Because these Atheists have lost their lawsuit, they want to appeal the court’s decision. Another reason to waste tax payer’s money. It’s disgusting to think of how some organizations just simply want to be noticed at someone else’s expense.  I find it hard to believe the courts would even waste their time in honoring such a complaint.

And to that, here’s another news flash…. YOU’VE BEEN TRYING FOR THE LONGEST TO GET RID OF THAT CROSS. IT’S NOT GOING NOWHERE! GIVE IT UP ALREADY! THAT SYMBOL REPRESENTS THE SEVERE MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL STRESS SUFFERED BY THOUSANDS, DEAD AND ALIVE!

Here’s another thought…. who in their right mind would protest against a historical symbol that represents the healing of those deeply wounded by a terrorist attack just because all they see it as is being is a representation of Jesus Christ? Seriously?

These Atheist would stand a better chance of filing a lawsuit against every cemetery in New York that displays a cross as a tombstone, just because it causes them mental and emotional stress every time they have to drive by it…

 

Just my two cents…

 

 

© 2013 Learus Ohnine

 

The Conversation

Me: God, can I ask you a question?

God: Sure.

Me: Promise you won’t get mad?

God: I promise.

Me: Why did you let so much stuff happen to me today??

God: What do you mean?

Me: Well, I woke up late…

God: Yes.

Me: My car took forever to start…

God: Okay.

Me: At lunch, they made my sandwich long and I had to wait…

God: Hmm..

Me: On the way home, my phone went DEAD, just as I picked up a call…

God: Alright.

Me: And on top of it all, when I got home, I just wanted to soak my feet in my new foot massager and relax, BUT it would NOT work…!!! NOTHING went right today! Why did you do that?!?!

God: Let me see.. the death angel was at your bed this morning and I had to send one of my Angels to battle him for your life. I let you sleep through that.

Me: (humbled) Oh.

God: I did not let your car start because there was a drunk driver on your route that would have hit you if you were on the road.

Me: (ashamed)

God: The first person who made your sandwich today was sick and I did not want you to catch what they have. I knew you could not afford to miss work.

Me: (embarrassed) Okay.

God: Your phone went dead because the person that was calling was going to give false witness about what you said on that call. I did not even let you talk to them so you would be covered.

Me: (softly) I see God.

God: Oh and that foot massager, it had a shortage that was going to throw out all the power in your house tonight. I did not think you wanted to be in the dark.

Me: I am sorry God.

God: Do not be sorry, just learn to trust me… in all things, the good and the bad.

Me: I will trust you.

God: And do not doubt that my plan for your day is always better than your plan.

Me: I won’t God. And let me just tell you God… thank you for everything.

God: You are welcome, my child. It was just another day being your God and I love looking after my children…

(unknown author)