Freerain on Politics and Religion

Tuesday, October 5, 2004

Culmination of Evil

seems to be upon us, Citizens of America (and the world). I came to this awareness after surfing through my 170 plus channels of cable TV and finding segments on Nazi Germany, The Holocaust, The Inquisition and Rome's Conquest and lust for power. The events are very much the same, though the names have changed--so this causes me to begin to believe that there is an Evil force at work in the society of Man. In the last four years we have been stripped of civil liberties and experience unpatriotic... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, February 5, 2004

The Meaning of Rituals--

A response to Archiew The meaning of rituals are often forgotten and are done by rote, which means without thought. As a Christian, I participated in the rituals my church offered and believed they were "good" for me, they reaffirmed my relationship to the laws of the diety I worshipped, that without the rituals, I was failing to be obedient and in danger of loosing my ties to those "laws" and the order they commanded in my life. This created a fear in me in relation to my next life so I was... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, January 31, 2004

The Worth of Religion

Religion, of any sort serves a purpose within society that shouldn’t be discounted. Humans have always gathered together for protection, to share resources, to feel connected to other humans. Religion has been there in the midst of this gathering, for all we know, from the beginning. As man contended with the unknown of nature, religion has been there to provide an explanation and a sense of power over the uncontrollable forces that threatened the safety and security of the tribe. Religion is... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, January 29, 2004

Misogyny in the World

Why, Just Why, Are You Singling Out "Fundamentalist Christians?" What about the cruel and inhumane treatment that women and girls are being forced to endure in vast regions of the Middel East and Far East, in Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist and atheist societies? And what about all of the "non-fundamentalist" males in our own society who are doing such things as impregnating women and simply walking away, forcing women and girls to sell their bodies on the streets, beating the hell out of them on a... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, January 23, 2004

Living with Choice

and the consequences it brings, is one of the hardest things human beings must experience in this existence. It is why we are given "free" agency, as Christians like to express it. It is why we have the minds we have, to seek out what is the best path to walk in life and what we can live with, for good or ill. Abortion is a terrible thing. It is the destruction of a created being, created most often in an act of love between a man and woman--at least that is what we tell ourselves when we are in... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, January 22, 2004

A place to impact the media

I've recently visited the Dean website at http://www.deanforamerica.com and landed in their contact page, where folks can write editorials to mulit-media. I hope other supporters will visit and sign up (free) to publish their views to the media. http://www.writefordean.org/cgi-bin/index.cgi Also, as for polls-- the media is skewing the poll results in FAVOR of Kerry and promoting him as the front runner. In fact, these polls have a +/- 5% which make them invalid in the first place. On CNN, they... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, January 19, 2004

Fact of Plausable Answer--Response to Able Ergot on Evolution

Evolution is a "more plausable" answer to the question human beings have been asking since before written history--How did all this BEGIN. Whether you are of any religious or non-religious mind, we seem to want to ask the same question. IT is a worthy question for man to ponder, as we can see over the last two centuries the advances of society has benefited from the inquisition of this matter, benefits the Church would rather we not have made and stood very hard against. But to come to an... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, January 16, 2004

Socialism, Socialist and Sociology

In a previous post I stated that I thought of myself as a “Socialist” more than a Republican or Democrat. I’d like to clear up some confusion over terminology. First, I studied socialism in a very basic way, as most college students do through the historical context of America vs. Russia and the politics involved there. As a student I took the information in as most Americans would, under the idealism of democracy and individual liberty we are taught are our right as citizens. Also, I had in me... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, January 14, 2004

Religon and Politics

Once upon a time, like most people, I didn’t give much thought to politics or religion. I was what my family was–Protestant Republican–and sadly, I voted for Regan. But then I went to college and studied sociology, learned about other forms of government in the world and was disturbed by the backwardness of our politics and the philosophy espoused by the Republican Party. Also, life was teaching me about social justice and I saw and experienced a great deal of hardship due to the cultural... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, January 9, 2004

Response to Cantey

Cantey and I seem to have an affinity for debating each other. Below is Cantey's link to her site followed by my answer to her on her comments from my site. I am glad we can have this dialogue. A few hundred years ago, she could call me a heretic and I'd be smoldering in the town square. http://www.bloggingnetwork.com/Blogs/Blog.aspx/cantey/ Prophets Only? A well said arguement this time. However, to clear up the matter--God created Satan, and caste him down to earth "To have dominion and try... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, January 7, 2004

What kind of person would eat their children?

Hardly a choice A person is about to be raped, but before the rapist forces his will on the victim he says to the victim "if you don't do my will, I will kill your children and then kill you, I command you to serve me joyfully and with a gladness of heart." If the victim then chooses to obey the will of the rapist, is it rape? You Bet! In society, there are all kinds of rape being committed, from the sunday school teacher telling little children they are sinful to the highest executive offices... Sign in to see full entry.

Why we have the First Amendment: Comment to Unicorn

Freedom of Religion and the free exercise thereof, is such a threat to the Judeo-Christian God, since it allows for dissatisfied worshippers to reevaluate thier faith, change course and begin to worship another diety, or no diety at all, to escape the wrath of a manical dictator. As this happens, of course, the new diety gains worshipers, becomes more influencial in the society and his/her dictates become the "law of the land"or, for those who tire of the bondage to the will of priests and... Sign in to see full entry.

My comment to Unicorn on Driven Mad

Fall of Empire Good of you to include the violent nature of God in your selection of scripture. To many Christians today want to ignore the immoral, corrupt, disgusting and degrading personality traits of the Judeo-Christian God-- favoring instead the warm fuzzy baby Jesus with whom they profess to have a personal relationship with. As for validity, the truth of the matter is that civilizations rise and fall, empire comes and goes-- not because of the faithfulness, or lack of it, by its... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, January 6, 2004

Nothing new under the sun-- a post to Tooele in MormonMythology

Nothing new under the sun-- Ah, a sister. Sorry to say, but for all the hype, Brother Smith didn't bring anything new to the issue of Christianity--maybe a spin or two of opportunity, but the foundations are still the same. 1. Believe that your birth into this world is not enough for you to be acceptable to God. You are not perfect in your nature and your existence here on earth. 2. Because you are not perfect, you are capable of sin, therefore your nature isn't pure or perfect, it is "sin... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, January 4, 2004

The Future of America

The Future of America I’ll not look too far into the future, since there are many variables which can change the course of things, but as it stands, for now, America is in decline. Long ago, my history teacher warned that if we don’t tend to the needs of the American people and protect our industries and borders, the quality of life would gradually decline until, like the Roman Empire, fracture from within and soon be a thing of the historical past. Such is the case today. We are politically... Sign in to see full entry.

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