"I believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute -- where no Catholic prelate would tell the President (should he be Catholic) how to act, and no Protestant minister would tell his parishioners for whom to vote -- where no church or church school is granted any public funds or political preference ... I believe in an America that is officially neither Catholic, Protestant nor Jewish -- where no public official either requests or accepts instructions on public policy from the Pope, the National Council of Churches or any other ecclesiastical source -- where no religious body seeks to impose its will directly or indirectly upon the general populace or the public acts of its officials." - president John F. Kennedy.
At the time, the speech was regarded as an attempt to refute anti-Catholic prejudice. Today, wouldn't the theocons regard it as an expression of anti-Catholic prejudice? Wouldn't Bill Frist see president Kennedy as an enemy of "people of faith"? Just asking. [via]
Hi, how ya doing? Grrrreat. Anyhoo, I just thought I'd say hi and tell you that no one wants to take your God or religion away from you, relax. All we ask as fellow Americans is that you don't shove your beliefs down our throats, the girth of which is entirely to much for our collective American throats to handle, especially having our own beliefs and the constitutional right to practice those said beliefs and for the love of God, don't expect us to swallow, ew.
That being said, today is Earth Day (the Google logo says so) so as Oly Girl said, write a poem, plant a tree or some flowers, car pool, take the bus, respect the earth she asks for little in return and we have proven to give it just that. Religion makes society go 'round and around, but it does not make our gorgeous earth spin.
PS: I asked God about all this religious turmoil on our planet, I asked him about the Pope, I asked about the lottery, I asked about the Schiavo disaster, I asked her about 9-11 and war, its reply?