Friday, July 17, 2009

Vigilance is Required

"The National Government will preserve and defend those basic principles on which our nation has been built. It regards Christianity as the foundation of our national morality, and the family as the basis of national life."

— Adolf Hitler
Berlin, 1933
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Upon this foundation he built an empire. He did not build this empire alone. He had a nation behind him, a nation founded on Christianity and family. A nation that prayed with him and carried out the will of the government, not because they could not think for themselves, but because their thinking was fundamentally akin. The credulity that religion demands of its adherents leaves them predisposed to believe thin statements from those in authority especially when they seem, on their surface, to reinforce dearly held beliefs.

Vigilance is required to keep our beliefs, atheist or theist, from being used as handles to drag us about.
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2 comments:

Marvin the Martian said...

I hope few people think like our Dear Leader. If he in fact thinks. Sheesh.

domboy said...

Is it just me, or are all the leaders starting to blur together?