What would you call it if someone respectfully declined to participate in a different religion’s religious ceremony because it would violate your religious principals? And what if that other religion attempted to force you to “convert” to their way of thinking and you still refused? So then that religion went to the organization who oversees religious rulings and they handed down what I will call “a different religion tax” of $135,000 because you didn’t agree with their religion?
Freedom of or freedom from religion is the growing mantra, meme and outcry of society and special interest today. They want to force you to accept their way of life without reserve. And if that was all then we might be able to just move on down the road and “get along”. But no, they insist that you actually participate in their religion. And further still, they want you to keep your mouth shut about your personal beliefs, your convictions and the Holy Scriptures. They want freedom to practice what they believe without any interference from the church and in fact they are pushing further and further into the realm of forcing you to agree and join with them.
Take the case of Kim Davis who was refusing to issue same sex marriage licenses. I can perhaps understand her getting arrested for refusing a court order, but they took it to a whole new level with one official stating that she would remain in jail until she has a “change of conscience” and many calling for a huge monetary fine. And the situation I described in the opening chapter is the final ruling, judgment and fine against the bakery in Oregon who refused to knowingly bake a cake for a same sex wedding.
I want to be perfectly clear! Christianity is a religion and should not be forced on anybody. But the foundation of society today is secular humanism which is also defined as a religion (as confirmed by the Oregon federal court in 2014). Even SCOTUS referred to Humanism as a religion as far back as 1961. So don’t be mistaken, this is not about freedom of or from religion but the replacement of Christianity by Humanism. But in practical terms, this is entirely about vain attempts by the unchurched to hopefully assuage their collective guilty conscience from the inborn knowledge that there is a Supreme Creator and Lord whom they have rejected. They have done this in exchange for the god of me and the religion of self worship. They don’t want you to be quiet. They don’t want you to keep to yourself. They don’t really even want you to bake their cake. What they have done is to embraced the tactic commanded in the religion of Islam. They insist you to convert to their way of thinking, pay huge monetary fines and judgments if you don’t and ultimately they want you to die or disappear from the face of the earth altogether so as to eliminate the constant reminder of their rejection of Christ.
So in exchange for the Judaeo/Christian principles upon which our country was founded, “the state” is simply replacing one religious foundation with another. This action is hypocrisy at the highest level as they now establish and force the state sponsored religion of Humanism down our throats all the while decrying and limiting the religious practices of Christianity. If only we really did have freedom of religion instead of the state church of Humanism being embraced and legislated before our very eyes. Isn’t this the very thing we were fighting against in the founding of this country?