This may only be the first in a series.
It seems to Galt-in-Da-Box near the top of the list of things for the "Christian" to whine about is atheism, and with head-wagging lack of comprehension as to just why these folks don't "see the Light". This is as much from experience as observation. In sundry places and diverse times before I've posted that you cannot separate religion from politics, because religion is politics. An excellent case in point would be the recent coming to light of "Christian"ized socialism/"liberation" atheo-illogy via the last election in general and the irreverent Jeremiah Wright's jingoism-laden screeds in particular. For decades we've been ignoring much worse, blatantly racist commentary by the likes of Louis Farrakhan, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, but now all of a sudden the country has taken notice of the putrid fruit of ecumenism that's been vegetating since the middle of the last century (perhaps they were distracted by all the media attention the so-called religious "right" was getting, to its exclusion).
Wright's fellow leftists seem to be wrangled that he's let the open secret slip. The neo-conmen appear shocked and appalled that the jaundice they've fomented and fostered forever are also available au noir. Amid all this counterfeit concern, it's important to realize that, though most genuinely Semitic peoples - that would include the Hebrews of Old Testament times - were persons of color, hardly if ever did they use that physical attribute, let alone alleged or genuine injustices done their ancestors, as excuses to extort their fellow man. Race and color are merely a thin cloak to cover the genuine evils of reversed slavery and exploitation.
Genuine justice is one individual making right the wrong he has done another, whether or not government is involved. This foundational concept to American culture has been replaced - thanks to the influences of Vaticanism and secular atheism which gave birth to much of the mentality of the modern uncivil wrongs movement - with "social justice". This lie goes that people living today, who never committed a crime, should pay for the alleged injustices of previous generations in perpetuity via politicians, lawyers, "legal" action and never-ending cop-outs for endless "reparations" - the majority of which line the pockets of lobbyists and priests, not those they claim to represent.
At the heart of this issue is the government bribery and robbery that violates Biblical and Constitutional principle, but is nonetheless the mainstay of politics. Vox Day has suggested the only difference between the "two" parties is the way they fund their forms of socialism. It is hoped that with the country about to turn the corner on $80 trillion in debt; with leftist liars about to erect an expensive, unproductive and permanent wall of "insurance" bureaucracy between patients and doctors we would finally and loudly address this issue, but extortion is only illegal when the serpent-seed, lucky sperm club running the show aren't involved.
Nevertheless, God's Word still stands, declaring
"Thou shalt not steal."
- Exodus 20:15
It reiterates this underwhelmingly near-fetched concept in Matthew 15:18, Romans 13:9, with notable diagnosis and cure in Ephesians 4:28, just for the benefit of those who may have imagined this to be a strictly Old Testament suggestion or guideline. It's a clear-cut truth that has been ignored by churches jumping on the public-looting bandwagon via the so-called "Faith"-Based Initiative. Judas only got 30 pieces of silver for selling out and betraying the Lord Jesus Christ. Religious hierarchy today are getting a lot more. For their benefit and learning, that they might understand the seriousness of their error, let's look at the motivation involved.
"Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is thy neighbor's."
- Exodus 20:17
Colossians 3:5 defines it as idolatry, which would also break the first and greatest commandment (Matthew 22:36-40).
As it was in the so-called "Holy" Roman Empire, so it is now: Denominational religion fornicates freely and openly with politics in flagrant violation of God's Will and the Founding Fathers' principles, and the enablers of the debasement talk of "racism" to distract anyone from noticing that neither the Emperor nor his priest are wearing so much as a fig leaf. It used to be subtle, now it's blatant. The only real question about the government-religion copulation is, much like any other soap opera charade, who's screwing who? On that point only, I suspect the parishioners/taxpayers are getting, rather than giving. In fact it would appear - from how religion operates in violation of them - that the ancient Hebrew dictum from God's hand has been rewritten by those of socialistic spiritualists to read "Thou shalt not steal, unless thou makest excuse thou couldst use the loot to 'a better purpose' than the victim of the theft."
Not being an atheist, it's still not difficult at all to understand their position, at least the natural, benign variety. I hope the more fanatical and fundamental of the non-faith do not take offense here, but you do seem to set yourselves against your own mind by thinking "all truth is subjective and relative", then claiming to rely only on science, which is the business of finding out the truth through research: If "you cannot prove a negative", at least quit trying so hard to disprove anything positive! To my brethren, I can only reiterate you have too much complicated theology, philosophy and psychology and nowhere near enough Biblical truth:
It's hard enough to see the Light these days as it is, but what makes it much more difficult is when it's hidden, refracted or blocked entirely by religion.