This is the most absurd thing I have ever read. North Carolina GOP politicians have introduced a new bill that would allow the state to have an official state religion. Within this bill, it says that the First Amendment of the Constitution only applies to the federal government, and that States are sovereign nations.
Did these politicians forget about the 10th Amendment?
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor
prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to
I don’t understand. It clearly states that States hold all powers not mentioned in the Constitution.
Not only are these politicians blatantly ignoring certain Amendments within the Constitution, by enacting a state religion, they will alienate all those who are not of that religion. Will these people be forced to switch their religion? Or will they just have to hide what their religious beliefs are. I’m assuming that the state religion will be Christianity, so will all synogagues, mosques, and other religious centers not affiliated with Christianity be shut down?
I just don’t understand how this is even being debated.
Say What Now of the Day: The requirement that health insurers cover contraception went into effect today, and here’s what Pennsylvania Congressman Mike Kelly had to say about it:
I know in your mind you can think of times when America was attacked. One is December 7th, that’s Pearl Harbor day. The other is September 11th, and that’s the day of the terrorist attack. I want you to remember August the 1st, 2012, the attack on our religious freedom. That is a day that will live in infamy, along with those other dates.
I am sorry, but posts like this make me slightly upset. Before I begin, I do not know the proper terminology for the headdresses women wear. I know different styles have different names, so I am hoping to keep neutral by saying headdress. I apologize for anyone who is offended, and would love for someone to tell me the proper terminology.
A lot of women I’ve talked to here in the States and overseas do not feel oppressed by wearing their headdress, they feel empowered. It is part of their religious views to wear the headdress, and they feel proud for wearing one. It is the same as nuns… Nuns choose to wear certain clothing and uphold certain religious practices, and so do these women.
I think its sad that many people assume that women who wear headdresses are oppressed. While some are, some are not, and it is unfair to assume so unless you talk to them.
My friend on campus who wears one absolutely loves it. She’s the only one in her family that wears a headdress, and it makes her feel closer to her religion. We’ve actually talked about her bringing in one for me to wear one day, just so I can see what it is like.
Essentially, there are plenty of women who chose to wear a headdress, and do not feel oppressed.
The spiritual journey is individual, highly personal. It can’t be organized or regulated. It isn’t true that everyone should follow one path. Listen to your own truth.
By Ram Dass (via wordslessspoken)