Mon 8 Nov, 2010 05:22 am
I try to be anti war, but, there are boundaries even for a pacifist wanna be like me. It seems there is a way of life that, generally, Americans try to protect. We seem to think we have freedoms in the US that do not exist quite the same way in other places. Is this worth protecting with life and limb? Is freedom the reason why we fight in wars? Can life as we know it exist without freedom?
How can peace exist under tyranny? Can the soul be liberated when enslaved by a master made of abstract social constrictions? Can liberty exist within the clerical rule? Can one be truly "free" if they are still yet bound by religious precepts and dictates?
I would speculate that for those of a society that require sanctuary outside of religion cannot be governed by a society that is ruled by clerics. A government must be secular in order to accommodate both the religions and the non pious. So it seems the entire issue that is before us regarding war still boils down to separation of church and state.
This separation due to the premise that true freedom cannot exist while being subject to religious rule.
Mainly for reasons that religions use holy books rather than science books to judge society. It seems like barbarism to go back to judging society based upon apparently erroneous books deemed divine by only the radically devout of today.
The radically devout show a wanton need for restraint in their judgments and their judgments seem outdated and unsound. Public stoning, females treated like animals, homosexuals persecuted and racist undertones.
Where governments that are devoid of religious books treat citizens as equals. Are we going to have two or three laws to govern the free? Nonsense. We have one law that is social and devoid of religion so that people can practice or freely abstain from whatever practice of religion is prescribed by the societies clerics and the highly devout.
Liberty must accommodate the non religious also, not only socially but ethically also.
It is fair to say religions don't cause all wars but it is also fair to say that all wars are caused by ideas that resemble religions.