Thursday, August 10, 2006

The evangelical web grows

Bob Withers of the Herald Dispatch explores the possible merger of Focus on the Family and the West Virgina Family Policy Council. The merger will focus on social issues such as the sanctity of human life, marriage of one man to one woman, religious liberty, parental rights, constructionist constitutional government and community standards that exclude such activities as gambling and the spread of pornography.

This is scary, James Dobson continues to expand the influence of his FOTF movement. His goal, according to Dr. Phil E. Suiter, president of the Virgina coalition, are to retard the movement of our nation and state away from biblical principles of morality and ethics - news flash: America is a secular nation, not a Christian nation. America must remain free to embrace the religions and ethics of all people. Christianity is only one of many religious in our great nation today. Promoting one religion over another will only led to some level of sectarian strife. Do we really want to walk down the same road as we see in Iraq?


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5 comments:

Liz said...

So you are interested in a lot of different religions from what I can tell?
-Liz-

Mojoey said...

well, you can say I am interested in fairness. I am an atheist myself, but think america is a place with room for everyone. The evangelical movement is exclusive and that bothers me.

Liz said...

Ok, so let me get this straight. You are an atheist and you believe that the evangelical movement is exclusive. Are you not being exclusive in your atheism by believing that you are right? If you truly believe what you believe enough to be public about your atheism, wouldn't you believe it to be true? Is that not being exclusive in itself? What is the difference between your exclusiveness and evangelical's exclusiveness?

Mojoey said...

Well, for one thing. It is my atheism. I don't try to convert or push it on anyone. It comes from a lack of faith. If you have faith, well… good for you! For another, I am not interested in being right, I am interested in avoiding exclusivity. Evangelicals want to make America over into a Christian nation; I would prefer it remain open to all people, even those with no faith. America should remain secular. Secularism is inclusive of all faiths and does not advocate one over another.

Liz said...

All I'm doing is trying to understand where you're coming from. I did not openly represent either side. Okay, so you don't believe in God. Do you believe in a right or a wrong?
For someone who's not interested in being right, you sure are striving to prove your point.