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Religion is Under Attack in America; Socialist Elements Seek To Do Away With It

religionWASHINGTON, DC, July 2 — According to several authorities on the subject, the progressive socialists in America do not discriminate against any particular religion; like their communist forbearers, they seek to do away with religion, period.

Bear in mind, Joseph Stalin banned religion in establishing the Soviet Union.  Historian Steven Merritt Miner, author of Stalin’s Holy War: Religion, Nationalism, and Alliance Politics says, “He saw this as a way of getting rid of a past that was holding people back and marching towards the future of science and progress.”  Sound familiar?

The New Jersey Board of Education went so far as to shock their community by doing away with Christmas, Hanukkah, Thanksgiving, Memorial Day, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.  The kids would still get their holidays, according to the board, but they would be known as “days off.”  The unanimous decision to remove the holiday names from the academic calendar was allegedly in response to a backlash over an effort to rename the Columbus Day holiday to Indigenous People’s Day.  But there were those who believed the intent was to limit the observance of religious holidays.  For whatever their reasoning, it was an insult to those citizens who celebrate religious holidays.  And so, the decision was reversed.

Kelly Shackelford, president and chief counsel at the First Liberty Institute notes that: Since 1940, litigation on religious liberty has exploded at an alarming rate in nearly every area of religious life: “school prayer, legislative prayer, release time education, religious land use, distribution of religious literature, conscientious objection, wearing religious head coverings in military service, the Pledge of Allegiance, religious beard length and so forth.”

The Bill of Rights Institute says that the first Supreme Court case involving Freedom of Religion was heard by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1879 and it wasn’t until 1940 when another case came before the Court.

As unlikely as it is, there is a danger that in the end the socialist movement might get its way by ridding us of any official recognition of religious holidays.  Fortunately, the majority still rules and is not ready to throw in the towel.

As the Heritage Foundation put it: “freedom to live according to vastly different religious beliefs has allowed men and women of different faiths to live, work, learn, and worship peacefully side by side. Any effort to repress our freedom to worship, teach, and live out our beliefs is an attack not just on human dignity, but on the very foundation that has made America strong.”  The organization points out that religious congregations — 350,000 of them — help some 70 million citizens annually, providing more than $44 billion of services annually such as schooling, pregnancy resources, soup kitchens, homeless shelters and adoption resources.

Perhaps it is time for us, as a nation, to recall the words of the late President Ronald Reagan: “The time has come to turn to God and reassert our trust in Him for the healing of America – our country is in need of and ready for a spiritual renewal.”

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Denise Mullarkey
3 months ago

I will not stop being who I am, a Catholic, prolife, a follower of the Holy Spirit and want to change the world by letting me spread Jesus to those I meet

Rich
3 months ago

We absolutely need a spiritual revival in America. The good news is, NO ONE can take away what is in your heart. Religion may die or be taken away, but true worship of God will never be taken away. HIS word will last forever. The question is: Are we willing to die, if necessary, for what we believe? Many are, but many are not.

Rush Glick
3 months ago

We ALL need to stand strong together as ONE and fight this evil wave of socialist/communist TYRANNY that is being allowed to sweep through our nation and culture! We are seeing the beginnings of a grassroots moment of parents and concerned citizens who attend school board meetings to stand up against all the evils that are being directed against our children! This is a cultural WAR, ladies and gentlemen! The time has long passed that we need to take off the gloves and dig in and stand our ground and FIGHT BACK!!!

Ron Corley
3 months ago

The mistake Americans are making is not including atheism as a religion, there by putting all world views on an equal competing playing field. The definition of religion is whatever you believe that influences the decisions of your life. We have allowed atheists to sit in judgement of and remove Christianity as the foundation of our rights and civilization.
Another catastrophic mistake is allowing atheists to define science. Isaac Newton said the definition of science is thinking God’s thoughts after him. All living creatures are composed is irreducibly complex systems with information and instructions to perform all the complex tasks of life. Living creatures could not survive in partially evolved states any more than your car could drive with half the parts installed.
I believe Americans intellectual laziness has allowed the acceptance of lies and madness we see today and the drive towards totalitarian government

Robert Zemerick
3 months ago
Reply to  Ron Corley

I do agree with what you are saying but I am atheist and try my best not too attck people who believe in what ever religion they are in or how they choose what makes them happy.

Bill
3 months ago

Robert,

“Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.”
JOHN 14:6

Bill
3 months ago
Reply to  Ron Corley

Ron, hello, and yes! atheism is a faith, indeed. The greatest scientists of all time believed in the Biblical Creator God.

“It’s a well-kept secret that some great scientists also calculated creation dates very close to Ussher’s. For example, Johannesburg Kepler (1571-1630), who formulated the laws of planetary motion, calculated a creation date of 3992 B.C. (See page 131). Also, “Sir Isaac Newton (1643-1727), widely regarded as the greatest scientist of all time, developed the laws of motion, gravity, and calculus. But he wrote more on Biblical history than science, and he, too, vigorously defended a creation date of about 4000 B.C.”

Jonathan Sarfati, Ph. D., “Refuting Compromise”, 2004, pg. 129.

Kim
3 months ago
Reply to  Bill

What about fossils? And carbon dating? And evolution? Do you dispute their importance in establishing a timeline for earth and our place on it? You’ll have to do better than quoting aphorisms from the Bible.

Last edited 3 months ago by Kim
Bill
3 months ago
Reply to  Kim

Kim, hello!
If my comment has passed many days,
I normally don’t give it a gaze.
But since this news was still on my tab,
I thought I might give it a nab.
I found that you have given a comment.
So the truth of the Creator God, I present.

This earth is from seven to ten thousand years old,
But the rebels to God’s Word are cold.

Scientific evidence confirms this view,
Not just Christians in the pew.

Radiometric dating to real science and Scripture opposed,
Some absurd false claims – case closed.

God, defines a day as a literal twenty-four hours,
In effect today’s man claims supernatural powers.

Man’s old earth false theories and tests,
Are imperfect at best!

We were not there, alive or seen,
Christ the Creator – the living Word supreme!

Jesus often uttered, “Have you not read.”
In the beginning creating the universe, God, said!

A blind faith evolution is fed,
Faith in the eternal Christ, who raised the dead!!!

The Creator was there, scientists were out of sight,
Yet, these mere me. You give omniscient right!

Scripture states the fool has said, “There is no God.”
Design requires a designer, yet, mere men you applaud!

Does carbon-14 dating observing data stand fast?
Or – interpreting data from the past!

Darwin, a weak creature, yet, godlessly bold,
In his footsteps today’s “science”, to have and to hold!

One thing true science has clearly seen,
Billions or millions are not dated by carbon-14!

The earth’s magnetic field is getting weak,
Yes, even as we speak.

Carbon-14’s dating doom,
It’s rate of production they falsely assume.

Secular earth age guess, nothing fancier,
The Bible and answersingenesis.org, have the answer.

AIG’s article, “Doesn’t Carbon-14 Dating Disprove The Bible?”
Proves that only the Biblical age of the earth is viable!

”In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”
Genesis 1:1 (N.A.S.)

Bill
3 months ago
Reply to  Bill

Sorry but the ninth stanza, “Yet, these mere me.” Should read, “Yet, these mere men.”

Lynn Bell
3 months ago

We have to trust in God and also speak up for our religious liberties. School prayer was taken out of schools because of one woman and Christians did not speak up at that time and prayer was taken away. I remember prayer in school and it is terrible the children do not have that now.

Gary
3 months ago
Reply to  Lynn Bell

The problem with trusting in God to resolve this is that the only voices heard are the atheists and socialists whose sole objective is to destroy religion in America. Christians need to get angry and vocal that is the only way to defeat these bullies. Our Christian “leaders” are too afraid of losing their precious tax breaks to ever stand up and oppose the enemies of Religion.

Valerie
3 months ago
Reply to  Gary

Gary, well said!! Christians do have to get angry and loud!! Old saying “the squeaky loud Christian wheel gets the oil!!

Bill
3 months ago
Reply to  Gary

Gary,

Complacency, you are correct,
Evangelical Christianity’s current defect.

Giving evil too much respect,
Atheistic evolution we must reflect!

Bill
3 months ago
Reply to  Lynn Bell

Lynn, hello! Yes, we have lost no are losing our liberties in the religious realm. Privately, we were intended to have religious liberty but the public realm was to be governed by general Bible principles, not the Koran, Vedas, etc.

Everson vs. Board of Education,
Has destroyed this nation.

The pivotal year, 1947,
Hellish doctrines instead of from heaven.

Biblical principles vacated,
Generations since – their God, they’ve hated.

Regardless of the man elected,
We are doomed with God’s principles neglected.

There is no second guessing,
When it comes to God’s blessing.

Reinstatement of prayer alone,
More statist oppression and the citizens groan.

The Founder’s and Public Schools knew what was best,
The Bible, without doubt, caused our country to be blessed!

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