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What do you say to a mass political movement that denies the existence of God…?

Jeff Davidson

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As many citizens know, even those on the Left, our nation was founded based on a strong belief in God. The Founding Fathers recognized that the rights of human beings are bestowed by the Creator, not by other people. They did not require that anyone be religious or adhere to any particular religious doctrine. 

Concurrently, the often misquoted phrase about the “separation of church and state” does not appear anywhere in the U.S. Constitution. The statement was part of Thomas Jefferson’s response in 1802 to a religious association in answer to their letter from October 1801. https://usconstitution.net/jeffwall.html

An Immutable Right

The Danbury Baptists, a religious minority based in Connecticut, lamented that their religious liberty was regarded not as an ‘immutable right,’ but as a privilege granted by the state legislature. Jefferson’s carefully replied, but focused only on religious liberty on the national level. 

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His letter included the phrase “wall of separation between church and state.” This phrase has served as a type short-hand for the First Amendment’s ‘Establishment Clause’ which forbids the government from passing any law “respecting an establishment of religion.” 

This Establishment Clause forbids the government from establishing an ‘official’ religion and from unduly favoring one religion over another. Any reference to God, per se, is an entirely different issue.

Whom Do We Trust?

Religious sentiment heightened throughout the dark days of the U.S. Civil War, as hundreds of thousands of soldiers died. A clamoring arose for the U.S. to acknowledge the deity, and subsequently the Secretary of the Treasury mandated that the words, “In God We Trust” appear on various Federal Reserve notes and on all coinage. www.treasury.gov/about/education/Pages/in-god-we-trust.aspx 

In 1956, “In God We Trust” became the official motto of the U.S. Today, this phrase, and the words “one nation under God” in the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance, rankles the Left to no end. Such words have been a sore spot for them for many years. Non-stop, they do their best to deny the existence of any type of creator, let alone God. Further, they seek to ensure that no one else believes in God either.

For many people, it is exceedingly difficult, however, to believe that the entire universe sprang from nothing. No driving force was behind the Creation? For the last 13.5 billion years, the universe has expanded to more than 800 million galaxies, of which our own Milky Way is simply one of the 800+ million. Was no creator involved?

A Random Existence?

An extraordinary amount of denial is required to believe that all which exists is a result of a spontaneous event, occurring at random. Try this: Ask a Lefty about Creation. You‘ll be told either it doesn’t matter or that the universe has always existed, so why claim ‘God’ had anything to do with it?

On scientific grounds, however, the contention that the universe has always existed has been disproven. Newton’s Laws of Thermodynamics reveal that the universe must have had a beginning. Based on his First Law of Thermodynamics, only a finite amount of energy exists in the universe. 

Newton’s Second Law of Thermodynamics indicates that the amount of available energy in the universe is forever decreasing. If the universe has always existed, all available energy would have dissipated long before humankind arose on Earth.

The best and sole scientific rationale for the existence of the universe is that a higher intelligence created it. Leftists prefer not to acknowledge physics and it is characteristic of them to embrace the same doctrine as those committed to socialism and communism. They believe in no higher power. 

They maintain that the state is the be-all and end-all for the affairs of humankind. They hold that government grants rights to humankind: We should be thankful for our governing officials, and not the governing officials being thankful that ‘we the people’ allow them to be in power. 

Words Fail Me

What do you say to a mass political movement that denies the existence of God, eschews scientific principles, insists that their views are the correct views, has no tolerance for debate, cares little about free speech for others, and, putting it kindly, thinks you’re a moron? 

Realistically, precious little can be said to such people.

 

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COVID Closes Churches Across the Country on Christmas

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While America prepares for another COVID Christmas, the omicron variant is creating a whole new set of snarls for those looking to celebrate the season with friends and family.

Several of the world’s top health organizations have been steadily pushing back against the idea of gathering for the holidays, even as omicron’s symptoms remain on the milder side of things.  Airlines are gummed up as well, with staffing shortages casting a dark cloud over the usually-busy holiday travel season.

And now, in a move that feels more dismal than most, many churches are being forced to close their doors as well.

Many churches across the U.S. are canceling some or all in-person Christmas services amid yet another surge in COVID cases that have put a damper on people’s holidays for a second year.

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Among those churches were Washington National Cathedral in the nation’s capital; St. John the Divine, the cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of New York; and the historic Old South Church in Boston.

The Rev. Nancy Taylor, senior minister of Old South, said the church was shifting its popular Christmas Eve service to online-only.

“While we cherish these guests under normal circumstances, these are not normal circumstances. We are prioritizing the health and safety of our volunteers and staff,” Taylor told The Associated Press. “We know how disappointing this is.”

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Leaders of Washington National Cathedral said all services would be offered only remotely until Jan. 9, with no worshippers or visitors allowed in the cathedral.

“Given the spike in infections, I simply cannot justify gathering massive crowds as the public health situation worsens around us,” said the cathedral’s dean, the Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith.

The news comes as health experts have begun to wonder whether or not omicron is impervious to the use of masks; a possibility that could explain its rapid spread.

While America prepares for another COVID Christmas, the omicron variant is creating a whole new set of snarls for those looking to celebrate the season with friends and family. Several of the world’s top health organizations have been steadily pushing back against the idea of gathering for the holidays, even as omicron’s symptoms remain on the milder side of things.  Airlines are gummed up as well, with staffing shortages casting a dark cloud over the usually-busy holiday travel season. And now, in a move that feels more dismal than most, many churches are being forced to close their doors as well. Many churches across the U.S. are canceling some or all in-person Christmas services amid yet another surge in COVID cases that have put a damper on people’s holidays for a second year. Among those churches were Washington National Cathedral in the nation’s capital; St. John the Divine, the cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of New York; and the historic Old South Church in Boston. The Rev. Nancy Taylor, senior minister of Old South, said the church was shifting its popular Christmas Eve service to online-only. “While we cherish these guests under normal circumstances, these are not normal circumstances. We are prioritizing the health and safety of our volunteers and staff,” Taylor told The Associated Press. “We know how disappointing this is.” And also… Leaders of Washington National Cathedral said all services would be offered only remotely until Jan. 9, with no worshippers or visitors allowed in the cathedral. “Given the spike in infections, I simply cannot justify gathering massive crowds as the public health situation worsens around us,” said the cathedral’s dean, the Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith. The news comes as health experts have begun to wonder whether or not omicron is impervious to the use of masks;…

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Online Conspiracy Theorists Push ‘Ritual Sacrifice’ Angle in Music Festival Massacre

The bizarre theory stems from Travis Scott’s apparent embrace of questionable imagery.

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On Saturday morning, a vast swath of the nation awoke to terribly tragic news out of Houston, Texas, where a number of concertgoers were killed and several more injured during Travis Scott’s Astroworld music festival.

Scott, a hip hop artist known for his provocative imagery and reckless crowd control procedures, continued to play during the massacre that left at least 8 dead.

Those deaths have largely been attributed to the enormous crowd trampling and crushing one another, but a frightening new piece of evidence is now coming to light.

Police investigating a deadly crush that killed eight at a Travis Scott-headlined festival in Houston say a crazed man injected at least one person with opioids during the chaos.

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Houston Chief of Police Troy Finner made the shocking claim at a press conference Saturday after hours of rumors about the Astroworld Fest tragedy, and Mayor of Houston Sylvester Turner revealed the victims were aged between 14 and 27.

‘One of the narratives was that some individual was injecting other people with drugs. We do have a report of a security officer, according to the medical staff that was out and treated him last night,’ Houston Chief of Police Troy Finner said at Saturday’s conference.

‘He was reaching over to restrain or grab a citizen and he felt a prick in his neck.

‘He went unconscious, they administered Narcan. He was revived, and medical staff did notice a prick similar to a prick you would get if somebody was trying to inject,’ he added.

Furthermore, the imagery used by Scott, along with his seemingly uncaring attitude toward the chaos, had online conspiracy theorists fearing something supernatural was at work.

And while there is no actual evidence of this event being some sort of “ritual”, the theories being posited online will almost certainly continue to bolster the bizarre image that Scott has so willingly embraced.

On Saturday morning, a vast swath of the nation awoke to terribly tragic news out of Houston, Texas, where a number of concertgoers were killed and several more injured during Travis Scott’s Astroworld music festival. Scott, a hip hop artist known for his provocative imagery and reckless crowd control procedures, continued to play during the massacre that left at least 8 dead. Those deaths have largely been attributed to the enormous crowd trampling and crushing one another, but a frightening new piece of evidence is now coming to light. Police investigating a deadly crush that killed eight at a Travis Scott-headlined festival in Houston say a crazed man injected at least one person with opioids during the chaos. Houston Chief of Police Troy Finner made the shocking claim at a press conference Saturday after hours of rumors about the Astroworld Fest tragedy, and Mayor of Houston Sylvester Turner revealed the victims were aged between 14 and 27. ‘One of the narratives was that some individual was injecting other people with drugs. We do have a report of a security officer, according to the medical staff that was out and treated him last night,’ Houston Chief of Police Troy Finner said at Saturday’s conference. ‘He was reaching over to restrain or grab a citizen and he felt a prick in his neck. ‘He went unconscious, they administered Narcan. He was revived, and medical staff did notice a prick similar to a prick you would get if somebody was trying to inject,’ he added. Furthermore, the imagery used by Scott, along with his seemingly uncaring attitude toward the chaos, had online conspiracy theorists fearing something supernatural was at work. https://twitter.com/thekelliannak/status/1456892481673613313?s=20 https://twitter.com/itsneshiaaa/status/1457207532242575363?s=20 https://twitter.com/Suckafree_TV/status/1457121428847792134?s=20 https://twitter.com/Miranmstfa/status/1457080910738767872?s=20 And while there is no actual evidence of this event being some sort of “ritual”, the theories being posited…

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