Caleb Adams Commentary
Saturday, January 31, 2004
The Religion of Humanism and the Myth of NeutralityJohn F. Kerry says he was raised Catholic and follows God - but it appears that his view of God is more like a humanist than a Christian. Kerry appears to believe that the wisdom of God's laws and precepts are 'OK' for thinking about for 1 or 2 hours a week, but nothing God says in the Bible should influence anything else we do. What follows is quote from a Boston Globe article:
Senator John F. Kerry, facing the increased attention that comes with front-runner status, came under multiple attacks yesterday from rival Democrats over his recent remarks on abortion and winning Southern votes.... Nevertheless, he said yesterday, "Whatever my personal beliefs are, they have no place here," and repeatedly stressed his view that the constitutional separation of church and state forbids lawmakers from regulating abortion based on their religious beliefs. [more]
Compare Kerry's views to those of Franklin D. Roosevelt who was born on this day (actually yesterday), Jan. 30, 1882, in Hyde Park, N.Y. He was the 32nd president of the United States, serving over 12 years, longer than any other president. His administration spanned the Great Depression and World War II. In a 1935 radio broadcast, Franklin D. Roosevelt declared: "We cannot read the history of our rise and development as a nation, without reckoning with the place the Bible has occupied in shaping the advances of the Republic. ... Where we have been the ... most consistent in obeying its precepts, we have attained the greatest measure of contentment and prosperity."
A small quote from Michael Savage's latest book:
These neo-Bolsheviks are attacking the Ten Commandments in Pennsylvania, Alabama, Kentucky and California. And they won't relent until every last display has been expunged from public view. ... The enemies of our religious freedom are relentless in their efforts to redefine the American way of life.
...you are not free to rewrite history. James Madison, the author of the First Amendment, argued forcefully on behalf of the Ten Commandments and couldn't imagine a nation that wasn't governed and "sustained" by them.
Mark my words. This battle over the Ten Commandments is a defining issue. We are at a defining moment in our history. Will you allow the vacuous vultures to devour every last vestige of religion? [more]
Tuesday, January 13, 2004
Students accused of planning copycat Columbine massacre
Two high school students were arrested and accused of creating an elaborate plan to recreate the bloody Columbine high school massacre on its five-year anniversary in April. Christopher Levins, 17, and Adam Sinclair, 19, were each booked Monday with one count of terrorizing — a felony punishable with up to 15 years in prison, Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley said. "This is not just a case of kids just talking to be cool," Wiley said. "These students had plans all worked out." ...more
Excerpt/remarks of MARGARET CHO (Comedian?) as reported on Drudge today...
"For example, Judge Roy Moore, or Jay Moore or whatever, in Alabama. [inaudible] ... Ten Commandments statue stay in the lobby of a courthouse. 'You can't move the Word of God! You cannot remove the Franklin Mint edition of the Word of God!' [said in Southern accent] People are protesting there and like, I think it could have been solved so much easier if they had just placed a golden calf next to the statue and then people would have started worshipping that. And then they could have moved the Ten Commandments to Bush's office -- which he needs them, desperately. Or maybe he needs a new version of the Ten Commandments -- George W. Bush's Ten Commandments: Thou shalt not steal...votes. (big applause) Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's...country. (big applause) Thou shalt not kill...for oil. (big applause) Thou shalt not take grammar...in vain. (big applause) I mean, whatever fu--ing happened to separation of church and state? I mean, you can't like, impose your god on my god. God has many names. God is God, God is Jehovah, God is Allah, God is Buddah, God is Beyonce. (laughter) You know, you cannot impose your God on other people. And ah, George W. Bush is coming out with the weirdest stance on same-sex marriage as well. What he says about it is, well, 'well, we're all sinners.' No we're not! Just because somebody ate an apple one time does not make us all sinners. And if it was from the tree of knowledge, I think she should have eaten more than one. (laughter) Possibly even baked a pie." (applause) "I don't understand the whole same-sex marriage thing. He was quoted by saying, 'well, you you uh, just gotta take the speck out of your own eye before you ...
Monday, January 12, 2004
In the United States, teenage pregnancy is at a ten-year low, but in the United Kigdom, rates are the worst in Western Europe. Why? This article from the British press contrasts the educational emphasis on abstinence in the US with the entrenched permisiveness of British educational practices. The contrast is truly disturbing, and for once makes me feel happy about the way things are in the United States.
Friday, January 09, 2004
Roy Moore asks high court to restore him - Calls expulsion from office 'dangerous precedent' for judges
Former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore asked the state's high court yesterday to restore him to office, calling his expulsion "dangerous."
In legal briefs he argued his dismissal from office Nov. 13 for defiance of a federal judge's order to remove a Ten Commandments monument sets a "dangerous precedent" that requires judges to deny their oath of office by barring acknowledgement of God, which is stipulated in Alabama's constitution. ...[more]
Friday, January 02, 2004
Americans United Criticizes Plan To Create ‘Faith-Based’ Prison In Florida
Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s plan to create a “faith-based” prison runs afoul of the Constitution and should be scrapped, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
On Dec. 5, Bush announced that he intends to convert a medium-security, 800-man prison in Bradford County into a facility run along religious lines. The Palm Beach Post reported that inmates in the prison “will receive religion-based classes in everything from parenting to character building to job training.” ... [more]