To The Daily Sun,
From the Book of Hemmel: “And there came a time when those who believed in the Book of Fables, and claimed familiarity with Invisible friends, rose up and assumed The Power. And the Demakowskis rejoiced!
And soon it was decreed that ALL the citizens must profess to hear the voices and worship the Invisible Friends. (Or else.)
And then the Prophets and Priests of Government used the (tax) tithes of the flock to construct ornate and expensive buildings, to better share the Book of Fables with the proles, and to collect additional tithes.
And it came to pass that the prophets alone could decide what a woman could do with her body. And the priests alone would decide what constituted moral behavior. And that there would no longer be a thing called “science.” And it was good.
Then suddenly, a group of underground unbelievers discovered an ancient document entitled “The Constitution of the United States of America.” and another entitled the “Bill of Rights.” And truth spread quickly throughout the land. And all the Demakowskis were sent back to their lairs, and non-religious freedom once again reigned over the United States of America. Hallelujah!”
God-nuts: Please stop with the preaching and proselytizing. The principle of church/state separation is absolutely, positively ingrained in our legal framework, and no amount of “God will getchas" will ever change that. Please move on.
- Written by Edward Engler
- Category: Letters
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