Friday, January 14, 2005

A Case for Moraliity


Why is there morality and morals? What purpose does it serve to be moral and to have morality. A very simple, elegant answer would be that by being moral we are consciously evolving our behavior to further separate us from our animal origins. By having morals we are setting our culture and societies to be places where our animal instincts are overcome by the desire to aspire to a civilized state of being wherein we can live together in harmony.

Certain behaviors, particularly those dealing with sex and violence, are relegated to specific times and places, and are banned in others to preserve a sense of harmony during normal and general discourse.

We can see, as moral standards are loosened, that their arises great strife and discord in everyday life all throughout society. Morality is needed for the harmonious intercourse of everyday life and in planning for the future.

What is it?

It is being true to the ideals set forth in the Ten Commandments and other instruments that define morality.

It is fighting for that truth.

It is demanding that the people we associate with are also true to those ideals or altering our associations with them.

Regardless of a religious belief, the Morality set forth in the Ten Commandments is Universal to Human Relations and morality. That is why they are under relentless attack by Godless heathens who are bent on removing all morality from our society. That is why all references to the Ten commandments are systematically being removed from public scrutiny. If they can get people to forget about them then it become easy to spread evil and depravity.

“The Words of God” Are For ALL Men, Irregardless of Race, Sex, or Religion. God transcends religion. Religions are just our feeble attempts to honor God systematically. We need only honor Him privately, but honor Him and his Commandments we must!

There exists no established religion that refute that Truth.

Let us review what they are. First of all there seems to be eleven of them, but they have been concatenated into two groups of Ten, depending on which religious sect translated the Bible. I’m not sure about Muslims, but Jews and Christians, except Catholics and maybe a few others, agree with this grouping:

1. I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before Me.

2. You shall not make for yourself a carved image - any likeness of anything that is in Heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.

3. You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.

4. Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.

5. Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.

6. You shall not murder.

7. You shall not commit adultery.

8. You shall not steal.

9. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

10. You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; You shall not covet thy neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s. - Exodus 20:2-17 (NKJV)

Then these are how the Catholics (and perhaps some others) separate them [paraphrased due to many wordings of the same grouping] :

1. I Am The Lord Your God, You Shall Have No Other Gods Before Me.

2. You Shall Not Misuse The Name Of The Lord Your God.

3. Remember The Sabbath Day By Keeping It Holy.

4. Honor Your Father And Your Mother.

5. You Shall Not Murder.

6. You Shall Not Commit Adultery.

7. You Shall Not Steal.

8. You Shall Not Bear False Testimony Against Your Neighbor.

9. You Shall Not Covet Your Neighbor's Wife.

10. You Shall Not Covet Your Neighbor's Goods.

It makes little difference how they are grouped however; whoever believes in God can have no trouble seeing the truth in them and the necessity of following them. Whether a Buddhist, Christian, Jew, Muslim, (et al), the Truth is there to behold and follow. The Truth is Morality, and it is embedded therein.

The Founding Fathers of the United States knew this to be the Truth, they said so, often and throughout the whole of all of the documents that made this country what it is (or was?) Irregardless of all the religions that existed in the colonies at the time, those Truths permeated and encompassed the thoughts and intentions of the entire foundation of our country as it was envisioned by them. One needs only to read the recorded thoughts of those men to know that to be the Truth!

Lies can and do change; the Truth is Always the Truth!

There is a vast difference between the belief of those Truths and the establishment of any religion however. The Founding Fathers understood that difference and stated it clearly within the First Amendment of our wonderful Constitution.

The First Amendment states clearly (after the Constitution defined what the Congress is) that “Congress shall make no law establishing a religion; nor prohibit the free exercise therein.”

It didn’t say that any mention of God or religion, at any level of government or by any person, was prohibited; in fact, they made mention of God many times in many places, in all of the documents written by them at that time.

Furthermore, it only prohibited Congress, not the States nor any other persons nor groups, from establishing or prohibiting religion. States rights are defined in the Tenth Amendment to be whatever is denied to the Congress or not covered within the Constitution.

The purpose of the “non-establishment/non-prohibition” clause was to stop the Federal Government from establishing one of the “State Sponsored Religions” that were permeating European countries at that time, particularly the ‘Church of England.’ In fact, they viewed a display of an artistic rendering of ‘Moses receiving the Ten Commandments’ as something to have been celebrated, not hidden! One such, in fact, is in full view in the Capitol Building! We are losing our way. We are losing our morality.

We are, in fact, losing our morality, as a nation, in many ways.

Prohibiting school children from staring the day with a simple prayer is one way that we are losing our Morality; both by allowing that, and by not passing it on to our children. This is a two-pronged attack by the liberals!

Benjamin Franklin established the precedent of every session of Congress start with a prayer to the Almighty to help and guide them. How could it possibly be that schools should not also do the same? They did, in fact, do that until the 1950’s. In a Nation “Of the People, By the People, and For the People,” are not our children as important as Congressmen?

The issue of school prayer goes even deeper into the loss of morality that we are suffering. The First Amendment prohibits “Congress,” but does not prohibit States from religious preference. Schools were, until Jimmy Carter, exclusively the domain of the States.

Congress, in defiance of the First Amendment, has systematically allowed the Courts to ‘prohibit the free exercise therein’ of religious freedom to the States. Congress has the ability, the duty in this case, to impeach these judges; but they have declined to do so. They are propagating immorality by allowing these judges to remain in power.

This issue, while so simple in the Constitution, has become so complicated by the courts. That is simply outrageous! The courts were meant to be the last bastion of morality; but they are now leading the charge against it! How can our country hope to survive? Why does Congress refuse to act? Hope itself is founded in a belief that there is a Deity that will dispense Ultimate Justice! We are truly doomed if this path is preempted.

How can a court system even hope to survive if an oath against perjury has no Ultimate Penalty underlining it? What does “So help you God” mean if they deny the very existence of God? God help us all! The courts are committing suicide and trying to take us with them.

Consider, what organization does not require its members to swear an oath of allegiance to it, how can it survive otherwise? When joining any organization, be it the Army, Navy, Masons, VFW, American Legion, Knights of Columbus, or the United States of America, an oath of allegiance needs to be sworn; how else can it remain as an entity without that fealty?

Here, in the twenty-first century (and even before) the Pledge of Allegiance is under attack, not just because it mentions God, and that is one attack, but because it simply requires a person to take a stand! No country can survive if nobody takes a stand for its existence. A road becomes clear and easy for a despot to take control that country if nobody takes a stand against it. All that evil needs to succeed is for good men to do nothing!

Morality is under attack at all levels of our lives. A divorce is easier to obtain than getting married is these days. Gays are even demanding the same status in marriage as normal couples! It is as though we were being divorced from our sensibilities.

Marriage has always been about family structure: one man and one woman joining their lives for the purpose of making and raising children. That is simple morality. It doesn’t always work out, but that is what the design is for. That is all it is. What people may do in the privacy of their homes is one thing, but what is done in the light of society is what defines morality. Marriage is what it is, mincing words and changing laws doesn’t change the morality of that institution, it simply diminishes it. It diminishes our society and corrupts the very pillars of civilization!

Marriage is under attack in many ways, undermining the morality of what it is and how it is observed.

When a man and woman stand before God, and their fellow man, and pledge their fidelity to each other for the rest of their lives, it should mean something! It isn’t about the party, it isn’t about the gifts, it isn’t just about the parents, it isn’t about a lot of things; that is the point, what it is about is one thing and one thing only: it is about the establishment of morality for the continuation of society.

It is about forming a family unit dedicated to the propagation of the community, of progeny, of fidelity, of commitment, of morality! How do we accept people blithely walking away form those things, and allow them to continue to be part of the community?

We are accepting insanity and calling it normalcy!

There are men who make babies, in and out of wedlock, then turn their backs on them and the mothers of those children. Women abound who produce children from any man who will buy them a drink, then expect society to care for them. Worse still are those people who knowingly allow those men and women into their lives, and accept them as part of normal society.

That is the ultimate immorality. Not only are those despicable men and women devoid of moral fiber, but the people that accept them as acceptable are truly evil. They are the true destroyers of civilization.

Where is the morality in abortion-on-demand? Engaging in sex for hedonistic pleasure then killing the consequences is cold blooded murder! Our society (well, the courts) have condoned this hideous procedure for over thirty years without the people or their representatives having a vote on the matter. Where’s the democracy in that, much less the morality? In fact, depriving a free people of their right to vote is immoral in and of itself!

There have been over 40,000,000 abortions committed in these past thirty years, who speaks for them? The courts have silenced us all; again the courts have abrogated their charter insofar as being the final arbiters of morality. 45% of those aborted fetuses would be of voting age today, how would they vote if they could? That’s eighteen million voters silenced by the courts. (Eighteen million taxpayers too!) talk about disenfranchised with extreme prejudice!

To accept immorality as normal is the ultimate in immorality! Immorality is becoming the sine quo none of our society! This is absurd; this is insane. This cannot be allowed to continue else our very civilization is doomed to extinction. We are at war from within. The very courts that were place to protect us and society are destroying it; they are making decisions based on what they want the Constitution to be rather than what it is. The Judges that do that should be imprisoned for treason, or hung!

When a judge (or any official) takes an oath to uphold the Constitution then tramples it should be defined as treason! They are the leaders of the enemy within; and there are many enemies of our Constitution. If people don’t like what it says they can attempt to change it. If they can’t get enough votes to do that then they lose! No, that is how it should work, not the way it does. If some people don’t like it they get the Courts to arbitrarily alter its meaning. That is anarchy. Where is the morality in anarchy?

What this is, this altering of morality, is the core philosophy about which world-wide religious fanatics, like Osama bin Laden, are fighting against. They are wrong in how they are going about trying to change this situation, but this situation must be changed. All that evil needs to succeed is for good men (and women) to do nothing! Do we not have enough good people in this country to stop the madness?

We, as a people cannot long survive under the immorality that is fast becoming the acceptable norm. We will only win the war on terror when we rediscover and follow the path to morality. That is not fanaticism, that is reality. That is what the Ten Commandments are a guide towards. That is why they are so hated by some people. Those people are insane and suicidal; they are possessed by unspeakable evil.

We are fast becoming a society of hedonists who’d rather wallow in immorality than change it. Self control is hard; answering for it to God for having none will be harder still.

God Bless us all, we are embroiled in a Holy War, like it or not; agree with it or not, the Reaper is at the door. As President Bush said so eloquently, “There is no middle ground!” The tsunami is coming for us all.

God help us all.