Sunday, February 27, 2005

Truth vs. Lies

It seems like a great place to start my blog is on the subject of Truth Vs. Lies. This subject could easily establish a foundation for my conservative blog by a full time, stay-at-home, homeschooling L.D.S. mother. Why else do we mother, why else do we homeschool, but to establish truth...

My reading today started with what truth is not.

In this article "TESTING THE FAITH" by Bill Maher posted on he exposes he lack of knowledge of our great countries founding when he states.

When people say to me, 'You hate America,' I don't hate America. I love America. I am just embarrassed that it has been taken over by people like evangelicals, by people who do not believe in science and rationality. It is the 21st century. And I will tell you, my friend. The future does not belong to the evangelicals. The future does not belong to religion.

This definitely sounds like a take over, but he has it backwards. If one only reads the writings of our founding fathers one comes to a profound knowledge that this country was created for religious freedom. A change in that status would indeed be a take over, but it would be a take over of intellectual superiors who believe that they know better then the common man what is right and best for them, Dictator anyone. What Bill Maher is concerned about is "the vast right wing conspiracy", basically he is afraid of the "vast religious constituency". Intellectuals have been quietly trying to take over our great country founded on religious principals, their real concern is that the religious constituency is becoming informed, taking a stand, and blockading the takeover of the intellectual superiors.

Not only does Bill Maher believe Christians and others who are religious suffer from a neurological disorder that "stops people from thinking." His general view can be summarized in his statement

We are a nation that is unenlightened because of religion. I do believe that. I think that religion stops people from thinking.

Lets further look into his extreme claims.

When you were a kid and they were telling you whatever you believe in religion, do you think if they had switched the fairy tales that they read to you in bed with the Bible, you would know the difference?

"Do you think if it was the fairy tale about a man who lived inside of a whale and it was religion that Jack built a beanstalk today, you would know the difference? Why do you believe in one fairy tale and not the other? Just because adults told you it was true and they scared you into believing it, at pain of death, at pain of burning in hell.

Apparently Bill Maher believes we do not have the ability to tell truth from fiction. Has he deadened his conscious, he does not know the distinct burning in the bosom when one hears truth and the emptiness when one hears lies.

Apparently Bill Maher holds an advanced intellectual advantage over any of us whom are religious. The great indisputable amazingly superior logic this philosophy is founded on (false principals) can be read in my next blog.

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