Tuesday, February 16, 2010

It's a new Foundation

I have recently become aware of a new foundation. It is called the FFRF. Freedom From Religion Foundation. I was surprised to find such a foundation. Not because I object to freedom of religion. Or even freedom FROM religion. I was struck by the hypocrisy of the name. Shall we examine this name? Oh yes! Most certainly. What is it they want? FREEDOM! Freedom is something we take for granted here in the USA. It is our birthright. We get it from our Constitution. Right? Have you ever read the 17 pages that comprise our constitution? Or the original 4 pages that it started out with? Well I have and apparently the FFRF has not. The US Constitution does not grant rights to the citizens. It states clearly what rights the government may not interfere with (bad grammer, I know).  Our Freedom is endowed to us by our Creator. As stated in "The Declaration Of Independence." But just for argument sake let's roll with this punch and see what all the gripping is about.
The Site defines religion as:
1.     a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, esp. when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs.
2.     a specific fundamental set of beliefs and practices generally agreed upon by a number of persons or sects: the Christian religion; the Buddhist religion.
3.     the body of persons adhering to a particular set of beliefs and practices: a world council of religions.

Well I submit that The FFRF is its own Religion. Its own set of morals. Its own set of Dogmatic thinking. They call themselves "Free Thinkers." Because they aren't forced to think something someone else tells them to think. But try to stray from their point of view on any issue and see if you aren't burned as a heretic in the village square.
They must attend the Cathedrals of Academia. And graduate to the level of Bachelor (DEACON) or Doctor (ELDER). They must Grovel at the boots of other Freethinkers. Like Karl Marx and Charles Darwin. And pay homage to the current big brains. They try to minimize the efforts of Scientists that believed in a Creator (NEWTON and EINSTEIN). And they try to advance the thoughts of those who have no such impairment (HAWKING).
They protest against The Bible, but have never read it. They all claim to believe in The Big Bang. And most can't tell you the difference between a quasar and a pulsar. Or a Black Hole and a Neutrino.
They honor Celebrity. Their awards are Fame and Fortune.
They worship the Almighty dollar.
They chastise those who freethink their way into believing in a Creator God, as being foolish and ignorant.
They adhere to the Dogma of Science. And accept by faith those things that science doesn't prove. And they continually have to update their beliefs as new evidence proves old theories wrong. Or they castigate any of their own who finds something that doesn't fit into their currently accepted model system. They call it peer review. And if they can't get enough of their peers to go along. They are cast out of the congregation and called incompetent or unreliable.
Their creator is the Cosmos. And the possibility of Infinite Chance.
Their savior and benefactor is The Government.
They live in the "Land of The FEE. And The Home Of The Blame."
And then they sacrifice their unborn children on the altar of "Free Choice" and "Women's Equality."
Don't get me wrong. I'm in favor of Freedom of Religion. Even the freedom FROM Religion. But as soon as you form a group with similar beliefs and rituals. You have started a RELIGION.
Call it:
Atheism, Agnosticism, Darwinian Evolutionist, Catholicism, Baptist, Presbyterian, Creationism, Marxism, Communism, Buddhism, Judaism, Humanism, Islam, or Free Thinker. You are in a religious order. The only questions left are "Who or What do you believe." And "Are you in the clergy? Or the laity?"
Love me! Love my dogma!


Middle Aged Woman Blogging said...

Do they have to pay taxes? :)

KrippledWarrior said...

As a matter of fact they are a 501.3c non-profit organization. So, No they don't pay taxes.

2Thinks said...

Dug Down Deep, Unearthing What You Believe and Why It Matters by Joshua Harris- this read is really something to get excited about. I'm on chapter 9.

Anonymous said...

K Dub - That is possibly one of the best comments I have had blogging. Peace.

Edie said...

Well said!

Kelly Combs said...

You are a wise man.

Heff said...

I concur.

And Hendrix, huh ?.... I hear ya.

Heart2Heart said...


You never cease to amaze me with all your insight and knowledge. You are very wise indeed.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Becki Jacket said...

If they believe there is no god...then the have a belief nonetheless.

Whatever makes people feel better, I guess. I prefer to believe that God is only a mental phone call away!

Anonymous said...

I have never heard of this relious group. Interesting. I did study the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. And I had to write a paper on these documents. I was amazed at how different it was taught to me in public school than in the University.