@A Lyn Fei,
Yes I think Obama is doing a fine job in office. I am proud of our president. I was brainwashed by Fox news during the election but after the election I finally woke up from the hate.
I wish I had voted for Obama... This will be a regret I will carry for a long time. I feel that only good deeds toward the libs (I guess all truly good people) will fix my karma now.
Once I saw the republicans under the guise of Catholicism strike down the equal marriage law in Maine, using the American flag and veterans of wars to represent their religious hate, and masquerading as if they were the government and not simply another religious church... it was over for me and my affiliation with the republican party. I was a staunch republican too, but never ever again.
It sickens me to hear republicans call this nation a christian nation... I would be equally sickened it it were called an Islamic, Jewish, Buddhist or any other nation terrorized by these religious sects with horrendous track records of murder and inquisition.
Religion today is our greatest enemy and the most divisive corrosive element known to a free society. America should be a magnet for those of the world wishing and dreaming of throwing off the shackles of organized religious terrorism.
The moment religious dogma becomes rule of law we then are lowered to the level of a totalitarian Nazism...
The Jesus of the bible claims he will make us free, yet the Jesus of religion today is reinterpreted by fundamental conservatives and transformed into nothing more than a holy war monger. These strict fundamentalist have turned the name Jesus into a mantra for this cause of shoving the cross down everyone's throats. The mixture of Roman hostility with Christianity is not what the Christian writers expected to come of their efforts.
Jesus said he came to turn children against their parents... It is time that these religions collectively fail and fall to the side for a loose form of liberal cultural tolerance and unity instead. Time to bury the cross and and these hateful books of "chosen people", "aliens" and "infidel" division, social inequality and strife for a better more harmonious way. We need to as a collective whole resurrect and fly high the flag of modern consciousness spurred on by the the age of science and reason.
I have lived with Jesus as the center piece of my own religious fervor for many years. Yet the way Jesus has been transformed into this mascot of right wing hate makes me seriously consider becoming a Buddhist though I have already adopted agnosticism. I have considered also Judaism and Islam but they all adhere to the same old testament fables and as time goes on in my life the OT has become a book of imaginations and not factual "truth".
So what if the stories though not factual teach a moral... I learn more from a story like that of Matthew Shepherd and it is actually true. Matthew Shepherd is the champion of my own ethical imperative. I feel it is more relevant today than even Jesus... Suffer the little children. If people would learn tolerance and acceptance toward gays then I feel they will find harmony with most other facets of their lives.
(recently in the news) Gays can't donate blood? Well I am nearly 50 years old, disease free and gay and I am not offering my blood if it is not wanted. As if there is not a much greater number of heterosexual prostitutes and intravenous drug users...
Buddhists with their seeming lack of an actual "god" does fit better into the cult of zero thing anyway. Perhaps we are not ascending toward arrogance and our own paradise but descending humbly toward meekness, humility and selflessness.
Possibly unrelated, just venting, sorry.