25 March 2007

I believe, you believe ...

While surfing the favorite blogs of my favorite blogs (yeah, I haven’t got enough to do. What’s your excuse?) I ran across this announcement at Neural Gourmet inviting bloggers to “Blog Against Theocracy” in a “blogswarm” (cool word!) which will take place Easter weekend, April 6-8.

I like it.

In fact, I can’t think of a more interesting topic for an essay in words, images or poetry. Theocracy – Christian, Muslim, whatever -- is just plain scary. Magical thinking taken to its extreme. An American theocracy is something I can hardly believe we're even debating in the 21st Century, but there are people in this country who’d like nothing better than to impose their beliefs and their religious dogma on the rest of us.

So, this is my invite to the rest of you bloggers out there to join me in raising awareness about the separation of church and state, and protecting the First Amendment of the Constitution. What was that again?

Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

1 comment:

sfmike said...

I hate blogswarms. Staying truly individual, and communal at the same time, is the best defense against theocracy. Being in a swarm is to lose all individual voice. Just saying.

My partner needs a job too so I understand the squirreliness.