Why I am a Secularist.

This is my first blog, so please take it easy on me. I am not doing this for money, just to open some peoples minds, and hope they stay open enough to think about what I say and not just agree with me. Please comment on the content. Thank you.

This post is to disprove the article below, and show that secularists are trying to stop subjugating and oppression on its people. Also to open some minds on the whole subject.

What is Secularism?

Far from the name, this is not some type of witchcraft, or other mythical power belief, in fact this actually is a very simple belief that no government should be based on religions or religious beliefs.

Secularism is the concept that government or other entities should exist separately from religion and/or religious beliefs.

In one sense, secularism may assert the right to be free from religious rule and teachings, and the right to freedom from governmental imposition of religion upon the people within a state that is neutral on matters of belief. (See also Separation of church and state and Laïcité.) In another sense, it refers to the view that human activities and decisions, especially political ones, should be based on evidence and fact unbiased by religious influence.[1] (See also public reason.)

So your against the government arresting people for murder, raping, and theft?
This may sound like a stupid question, but you would be amazed (or not) by how many religous people say that is what we mean.

Here is a post that explains what I mean by “These People”

Both American (here) and foreign politicians (here) have recently blamed atheists and secularists for everything from plagues to plaque. Christian (here) and Jewish (here) have joined in the growing chorus that secularists are a threat to the future of our species. Bishop Anthony Fisher of Parramatta has added his own bizarre list of ills from secularism, blaming it for Nazism, Stalinism, mass murder and abortion in his Easter message. (full post here)

So the answer to this obvious b.s is… “DRUMROLL PLEASE” NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am for the government locking up guilty people, causing people mental or physical harm is a bad thing, it should have a consequence. Just because I do not believe in the bible does not mean I do not believe we should at least try living in peace, and being tolerant, and not judge people. (with names not convictions)

Can you be religious and still be a Secularist?

Yes, if you are open minded enough you can be, (not that i am saying there is a imaginary “you must be this tall” sign.) Being a Secularist just means you do not want religion (whether it be yours or anybody else’s) to have an effect on the laws set before all people. It just means you are open minded enough to say “There is other beliefs”

Why are you a Secularist?

(yah! im talking to myself now!!!) I am a Secularist because I look at Saudi Arabia where women cannot drive, besides off road and on private property. I look at Germany during Hitlers rule where killing Jews was ok and commonplace. I look at Joseph Stalin where he destroyed churches and killed religious people because he felt communism could not strive with religion in its way. These are governments based off completely different faiths and beliefs and because of this, people are subjugated based on beliefs, and beliefs never give power to the people but only more power to the rulers.

Id like to thank Jonathan Turley who wrote the post I linked to earlier on for his words and work on bringing that subject up and exposing it, like he did. Thank you. I suggest all of my readers to check out his website and read some of his work.

http://jonathanturley.org/

( he covers numerous subjects both funny and strong)

Also if you guys and gals are curious here are just some of the punishments for crimes in Saudi Arabia:

The Saudi legal system prescribes capital punishment or corporal punishment, including amputationsmurder, robbery, rape, drug smuggling, homosexual activity, and adultery. Theft is also punishable by amputation of the hand, although it is rarely prescribed for a first offense. The courts may impose less severe punishments, such as floggings, for less serious crimes against public morality such as drunkenness, however, these information are not supported by any reliable sources.[16] Murder, accidental death and bodily harm are open to punishment from the victim’s family. Retribution may be sought in kind or through blood money. The blood money payable for a woman’s accidental death, or that of a Christian male [17] is half as much as that for a Muslim male.[18] All others (Hindus, Buddhists, and Sikhs) are valued at 1/16th. The main reason for this is that, according to Islamic law, men are expected to be providers for their families and therefore are expected to earn more money in their lifetimes. The blood money from a man would be expected to sustain his family, for at least a short time. Honor killings are also not punished as severely as murder. This generally stems from the fact that honor killings are within a family, and done to compensate for some ‘dishonorable’ act committed. Slavery was abolished in 1962. A lot of laws related to these carry harsh punishments such as floggings for entering the incorrect type of visa of hands and feet for certain crimes.

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