Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Congress Becomes Indecent In Its Nannyism

The FCC recently raised the penalties on "obscene" material.
From now on, if someone wants to see indecent material, they will go to the internet, cable, watch a movie in the theatre or on DVD, or look at some magazines. This legislation is not only heavy handed, its ultimately pointless..
Besides, when Jerry Falwell blamed 9/11 on homosexuals, femanists and liberals, I thought THAT was pretty obscene! I mean, who gets to decides what’s obscene, anyway?

Buzz Machine Has It Here:

Seperation of Church And State Applies to EVERY religion

Recently, California's 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said is OK for public school children to engage in a "Moslem for A Week" program.

More on this here:

It seems that both the far left and far right are both equal in their sanctimony. Separation of church and state applies to every religion, period.
Its ironic that anyone on the left should support this. Not just because it undermines separation of church and state, but Islam is no less a male dominated, sexually puritanical, homophobic, patriarchal belief system than Christianity.(if not more so) Throughout history, Muslims have engaged in religious prosecution, warmongering , imperialism, genocide and slavery no less than the West has.
The only silver lining here is that the program encourages skepticism towards Christianity.
Children should be taught to be skeptical of ALL Religion..

Moral Decline?

There are many popular perceptions which arn’t supported by evidence. Take, for instance, the common belief in "moral decline"and the idea that our society has less regard for human life than it used too. But, history and currant statistics show much to the contrary.
Despite the increasing availability of porn, the high divorce rate, violent video games and exposure to increasly vulgar media, many statistics show a general reduction in teen pregnancy, abortion, illicit drug use and violent crime have all gone down.
Of course, if one lives a bad neighborhood this may be hard to believe. But, in society as a whole, things seem to have improved a little.
And peoples morality in the past wasn’t that much better, either. In the 1800's, many states in the US had an age of consent as low as 12. There was no safety net, for the poor, other than occasional charity.