You know... guys... we really have to wake the hell up.
We have to come together on this stuff once and for all and be the leader that the world needs right now.
We're smarter then most of the world.. certainly smarter then the half billion people south of us.. in fact, I'd put ANY Canadian highschooler up against almost any USA highschooler anytime.. they can't find their own country on a map.. but I bet they could find Israel.
Which leads me to my next point. [b]Religion is fine (esspecially when its not being used as an excuse to kill people - which seems to be rare these days). But WE have to avoid allowing it to control OUR OWN SOCIAL AND POLITICAL POLICIES and use COMMON SENSE AND
COMPASSION to direct our future.. not allowing ANYTHING ELSE but our own well educated selves and our own good, strong hearts to tell us where we should go and what we should do to get there. WE can not allow ourselves to be influenced in the same way that ALL THE OTHER countries who are at each others throats have been ... over books written 1000s of years ago ... long before they even knew basic things like for example our solar system worked .. much like an american highschool student. And you wouldn't let an american highschool student run our country so why should we give a damn what any old "religious" text has to say about how we run our affairs?
Here in Canada we have NO natural enemies. We've NEVER allowed religion to gain a foothold here. DO YOU REALLY want our next election issues to be over if the 10 commandments should be put in our public schools?
After hearing about what happened in Lebanon and is now happening in Gaza right now... do YOU REALLY believe that Israeli values are Canadian values? Where do the Israelis GET their values from? Their religion.. mind you a very perverted way to practice it with their regular human sacrifices of Palistinian childern and other innocents. Would you ever be able to look at our flag again if you knew that in this day and age we were responsible for starving babies to death? This is what Harper has told us is OUR future I guess.. since he has repeatedly told us that we are "with" the Israeli people, though I have yet to meet one Canadian that gives a damn about Israel and its "problems" which we all know it brings down on itself... because it has USA weapons and is armed to the teeth with nuclear weapons it DOESN'T HAVE to get along with its neighbours.. it can be as vicious and brutal as it wants to.. AND THAT is a state ruled by religion. REMEMBER THAT the next time the pope decides to talk about our nation like as if he has a say ... LIKE AS IF THEY HAVE EVER DONE A DAMN THING FOR US!
We are SO MUCH STRONGER then you know. And if WE ALL do not wake up soon and realize how strong a people we are, we'll be destroyed by those that know how much influence we will be able to bring to the table when we demand peace.. when we demand that the warmongers be brought to justice for the grief they have caused the world over. And we are such a beautiful nation and people.. if we cave in to the same influences that are destroying those other countries we'll meet the same fate as they are doomed to meet... we have to keep out of the wars. Its all over these stupid ancient and backwards ideas of "My god is bigger then your god!" and WE are BETTER then that. WE are strong because we do not allow myth to cloud our judgement.. we know right from wrong and do not have to read what someone who thought they heard Gods voice 2000 years ago has to say on the idea. ANYONE who has to fall back on something like that to make their point is a moron and YOU KNOW IT.
I dont have anything against religion in general. I have something SERIOUSLY against it influencing our futures. And the worst part of it all is that the people who do believe in these myths (and that is really all it comes down to) will influence us enough in ways that we will not want anyways when THEY start to war with each other over their conflicting Gods. Idiocy. SO we need to protect ourselves as soon as possible and send a message to the pope NOW if that is what it takes...
... Canada will DOES NOT need to be influenced by religion to make its policies for ALL of its people (and if I have anything to say about it we will not either). We are a GOOD PEOPLE... and I am certain we will do the right thing for all of us, and anyone else who needs our help.. and we certainly do not need the trappings of religion to tell us what is right for our nation.
Let me put it simply. NOT SO LONG AGO... Black men and women were being killed by white Americans in the southern states, not to mention the fact that many of them were slaves to begin with. WHERE WAS IT that they could go to escape to freedom? HERE! And those southern americans at the time were very "religious" people... us? Well we went to church on Sunday.. but for some reason we understood the whole "you won't hurt other people" commandment while people to the south of us didn't quite believe that Blacks were people. These are the people that today we call our "friends" ... yet they are at it again ... this time its Arabs, and do not doubt that after the next terror attack that they will be treated much the same as Blacks were 100 years ago. I don't believe that our people would ever stoop to those levels.. we're better then that.
And btw.. we're a threat to those who seek to rule the world BECAUSE we are not manipulatable in this fashion.. not through religion or fear. They know it... you should too, and you should let any of your friends and family know the same thing. This is why Harper has become such a good friend of Israelis lately while the rest of us are discusted with their behavior and actions in the recent years.. not to mention most of the last 50.
Tell me that I'm wrong.
Tell the pope to go to hell and keep religion out of Canadian law and policy. We don't need it. It doesn't need us and we have always been better without it.
Bah... sorry, makes me so damn mad that he even thinks we give a damn what he thinks. What an ***.