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Believe what you want, I'll do the same
The atheist, Whatzisname, chooses to believe that the meticulous positioning and joining of atoms and molecules which create everything there is from the dust on a butterflys wing to the rings of Saturn just happened by accident. No creator just one huge series of coincidences.
Well, OK. Lucky for him that we live in a country that says its OK to hold any belief you choose and I must admit, some of our choices seem to be pretty far-fetched. It boils down to this: You believe what you want, Ill believe what I want.
To a Hindu, the idea of eating any part of a cow is unthinkable. Thats fine. Nobody is going to stuff a Big Mac down his throat. Still, the Hindu wisely understands that the majority of his fellow citizens love their Big Macs, and they are not going to close McDonalds down just because it offends him. McDonalds is there for those who want to eat there. If you dont want to eat there, dont.
An overwhelming percentage of Whatzisnames fellow citizens do believe that an indescribable intelligence created everything there is including you, me and Mr. Whatsizname. We call The Great I Am by many different names, including Jehovah, Allah, Great Spirit, Earth Mother and a whole bunch more. The generic term that covers them all is God.
The majority of us love and honor God in whatever guise we know him. Our founding fathers felt that way and most of us still do. We stamp In God We Trust on our money. We say ... one nation, under God ... in our pledge. (And do you refuse to touch our God-tainted money, Mr. Whatzisname? I wonder.)
If you dont want to eat beef, dont eat. But dont try to shut down McDonalds. If you dont want to say under God, dont say it, but dont throw a big fit and try to strike it out of our lives. It seems that some people are never happy unless theyre stirring the trouble pot. The whiners and the spoilers will always be with us. That doesnt surprise me. What does surprise me is that we actually seem to be taking them seriously.
Hey, Mr. Atheist. Dont we have more important concerns right now than what you like or what you dont like? Get a life.