Sunday, December 30, 2012

Pseudo-Libertarian Aggressive Secularists

It’s not just that they worship government as a religion. I could live with that. It’s that they compel us to pay for its “services” and abide by its edicts. While religions and employers persuade, the State coerces. This is precisely the authority that makes the State qualitatively different from any other entity in society.

I am not aware of any mainstream church enjoying a similar monopoly of violence in these increasingly crypto-fascist (well, increasingly fascist if not so cryptic about it) United States. You are free to believe or not believe in hell. You are free to believe or not believe a particular church can save you from hell. You are free to practice or not practice the tenets of that church. No armed priests, ministers or their agents will appear at your door if you withdraw your membership or cease your tithing. Try that with your local, state or federal not-so-friendly government.

I've had quite enough of this pseudo-libertarian conflation of church and state. If Obama threatens hell instead of jail time to advance his vision of Truth and Goodness, I’m keeping my tax dollars and laughing all the way to the bank.


Blogger Mark Stoval said...


Great comment on the situation. Absolutely agree.

Regards, Mark

10:18 AM  
Blogger Tony said...

Thanks, Mark!

4:08 PM  

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