Much is being made of this video. Some people think that it is a bunch of rude, obnoxious, theocratic extremeists trying to silence a religious blessing upon our government from a holy man from a significant minority group who contributes greatly to the richness of our society.
Nothing could be further from the truth. The truth is that our Deist founders who didn't believe in organized religion, nevertheless decreed that the United States was a Christian nation. Sure, natural law was a good enough way for them to live THIER lives, but for the country, they thought that bronze age morality was the cure and they said no other religion could be practiced publicly.
And don't quote me Jefferson's letter to the Baptist convention about the "Wall of Seperation" malarky. That was just a ruse to lull the non-Christians into a false sense of security.
Anyway. What's going on here is that the Christians are exersising both their RIGHT to use their free speech to silence other religions, and their SACRED OBLIGATION to harass non-Christian in the country. And by non Christians, I mean non- Protestants.
Protestants are the REAL church...no matter what the Pope says.
I mean, who does this Hindu holy man think he is anyway? What makes him think that we WANT to ask to be guided by the supreme deity who created and runs the universe, and have our deliberations and decisions and actions subject to his laws? What makes him think that we have any obligation to remember that we are part of a country that is part of a planet, that is part of a universal system whose reality we are subject to, and whithin which we are called to function with the best possible expression of our nature?
Oh. Wait. I guess this must explain something that someone has called to my attention: Some Christians think that liberal Christians are actually Hindus. LOL. Maybe we should re-think the percentage of Hindues that make up the population. Maybe we need to add more Hindu chaplains.
It seems almost futile for religion to call people to humility anymore.
(double Hat Tip: Eclecticsanonymous)
Also, Jason Bock has commentary on this.