Saturday, April 19, 2014
Will Christians pretend to be upset that I use such symbolism on their holiest days, as atheists pretend to be whenever they come across a religious display in a public building? Personally, I don't care either way. People will choose how they behave based on their own morals and ethics, regarding of their beliefs of non-beliefs. Besides, Al Sharpton will get more air time than I will, because I never can imagine myself uttering such nonsense. And he has a national television audience?
My relationship with the Creator is personal and private. I do not care to share my relationship with others, nor do I want them to share theirs with me unless requested. On the other hand, you have every right to practice your religion and display it publicly, so long as it does not require infringement on the liberties of others.
In the united States of America, the constitutional federal representative form of governance provided that establishment of a religion by legislation was prohibited. It also made sure that the free exercise of one's faith was not to be infringed. By that it means that displaying of one or more religious symbols is perfectly okay, so long as no one is given preferential treatment. Even if a majority of people feel that a particular religious symbol is ugly, they have no right to prohibit its display.
It is no coincidence that the Christian Easter and the Hebrew Passover often happen around the same dates. The Last Supper is the First Seder of Passover. Jesus last meal with his Disciples and the meal Moses ate with his family as the Angel of Death passed over the houses with door posts stained with the blood of lamb. Commonalities often bring people together. And maybe that is all that is required to save this nation from certain death.
What is happening at the Bundy Ranch in Bunkerville, Nevada is symbolic of People coming together in common cause. This cause has been brewing for a long time, and it is not about cattle or tortoises. It's about liberty. Yours and mine.