#207: Freedom!

[F.U.C.K. is an e-zine that I started on January 24, 1993 and ended on January 24, 2000. One concept is that articles should be timeless if possible, so they were not released with dates. As such, the date on this blog is not exact but I will try to use a date as close as possible.]

A large portion of censorship comes from religious people that get their beliefs from the bible. These are just about the last people who should say anything. We’re talking about censoring language here, we’ll get to the other issues later. Words like ‘fuck’, ‘shit’ and writing about sex, drugs or other so called corrupt things.

Anyone who uses the bible as their basis for censoring anything needs to be shot. Christians read your bible before you preach to anyone. The bible is full of murder, sex, rape, crime, revenge, language, and everything else you preach against. Not only does the bible go into all this gory detail, it praises it in many place. Some of the things Jesus/God says would surprise the hell out of most people. Christians are very good at skipping over those parts and only quoting and preaching the ‘good’ parts.

In the U.S. the constitution gives us our freedom supposedly. We have the right to free speech, free press, free religion, carry a firearm, etc. Free speech is just that, FREE! Don’t get this absurd idea that certain words don’t apply. Press is written media. That applies to computer text as well as books and newspapers. The fact that books are still trying to be banned is ludicrous. Now, those silly ideas of banning words has pushed over into the digital media. The CDA is unconstitutional for the last fucking time. The CDA was founded by religious morons.

Freedom of religion also means the freedom from religion. Anyone who reads the bible can flat out shred your religion to pieces. There is no foundation for Christianity. The bible is wrong (see later file) and is a large basis for Christianity. Don’t try to force your twisted views on anyone.

There is a supposed separation of church and state. This has been a good joke for years. Why are churches tax free? Why are laws written by people who base them off portions of the bible? Why is their parking exceptions on Sundays on state funded roads? One requirement to hold public office should be no religious affiliation. That will start the process of separation. With the separation will come more freedom for the groups of people that aren’t religious and want to live their lives free of ‘spiritual’ control.

Liquor is not sold on Sundays still (in many areas). This comes from old Christian beliefs about the day of sabbath. Do you really think people are naïve enough to not buy extra on Saturday? Why are business hours shorter on Sunday? One of two days off for most people and your silly beliefs make it difficult to get stuff done.

Its really weird to think how religious beliefs can affect so many other people that aren’t religious. Why should one groups beliefs that are not based on logic or fact dictate any other part of anyone else’s life. What gives them the right to do that? In their minds, their god gives them the right.

What happens if their god doesn’t exist? Then millions of Americans are being subjected to twisted beliefs based on an old book that has no basis. Imagine that, having your life controlled by a group of people that have no right to have any control of your life, yet you let them. Don’t stand for it. Break away from religious control in any manner. It no longer has a place in our society.

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