Saturday, July 21, 2007

Why I Don't Care for Separation of Church and State

It sounds crazy at first. Why, no atheist would want to be ruled by a basically fascistic worldview, where all people are deemed to be evil at their core, and the ending of the human race is seen as the greatest event to ever happen.

I don't like religion, either.

I am a market anarchist. Why, then, would I care which class kidnaps, steals from, and kills its citizens, with no recourse?

The State : It claims to have given us rights which are natural states to begin with. It deems murder to be lawful/moral when it sees fit. It is a monopoly, and we have no choice in the matter.

The Church: It claims God gives us rules which don't exist naturally. It deems murder to be moral when God sees fit. It is NOT a monopoly, and we have every choice whether to follow it, unless it becomes the state.

The wall of separation is guarded fiercely by those who love the law, the constitution, and America. I see none of these as legitimate, so it is not my place to guard this. Those who fight for the wall see the chance of the Church becoming the state as a frightening thing: think of the way it will intrude on us and our private lives! Unfortunately, wall builders, these horrors are already true. We have no choice but to live in a world where our reality is re-defined, and our lives, our values, and our virtues are ruled by fear, violence, and guns. No words on a piece of parchment paper, no matter how distinguished its writer, can keep that out of our homes.

5 comments:

Station Agent said...

Maybe we should elect a different state religion every four years.

PLUNKER said...

Where's Alleee and what have you done to Her?!

Alison said...

Sorry, Dave, didn't you know I was anarchist?

As far as elect a state religion, I'm sorry, did you read the post? I don't legitimize voting or the state. People should be able to have the religion they want, and people should be able to have the society they want. With the state, you have no choice but to fight social warfare over this. With no state, you don't have to fight.

coleSlaw said...

interesting... an unintended, genius aspect of democracy is that the state of the government will represent the state of the people. We needn't impose any particular religion on our government. Whether or not our government is morally stable will reflect the moral stability of us, the people. So how are we doing?

Alison said...

The government doesn't represent me. Must be nice to be represented. But what I was trying to say is that democracy doesn't fulfill the values of any individual. It fulfills a false premise, that being the premise of the existence of something called "the people." There is no such animal as "the people." Can you show it to me? There is only you, me, and him.