Saturday, July 22, 2006

The Burning: A Prepared Speech

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, welcome to the first witch burning of 2010 here on the steps of the Supreme Court of the United States. We are here not only to celebrate this solemn religious event, but to celebrate an important victory because here, in this building, the Supreme Court finally saw sense and restored our God given right to return God to the public square.

We have brought with us tonight, a witch. We have secured her to a stake and surrounded her feet with wood that we will soon set on fire. This is our right. This is a Constitutional right that has been denied to us for so long that people once lost sight of the clear and plain arguments for its defense. Tonight, this is not only a ceremony to celebrate the burning of a witch. This is a ceremony for returning the United State of America to a land of true religious liberty that our founding fathers had in mind when they created this country.

One year ago today the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Sarah Goode vs. the United States in which it finally restored the First Amendment to its original meaning. In that revered decision, Justice Clarence Thomas lead the court in declaring that the First Amendment truly does prohibit the free exercise of religion. And any state or federal law that prohibits the people from establishing that witchcraft is a crime as it says in the Bible, and that it is punishable by death, is a law that violates the free exercise of religion.

Because of this decision, the Supreme Court now recognizes that any statute that is a violation of Biblical law is an illegal statute. Any law that prohibits Gods people from doing that which the Bible commands them to do prohibits God's people from the free exercise of religion. And any law that requires God's people to do what the Bible prohibits them from doing prevents the people from engaging in the free exercise of religion.

So, because the Supreme Court has now recognized the wisdom of the founding fathers, they have now said that any law that contradicts Biblical law is unconstitutional. The Constitution itself, with the first amendment, makes it clear that God's law is the law of this country, but any law that contradicts Gods law prohibits the free exercise of religion, and any law that prohibits the free exercise of religion stands in violation of the First Amendment.

So, where it is written in the Bible that the we are not to suffer a witch to live, if the State should pass any law prohibiting the people of the United States from executing those who they say are witches, this violates the free exercise of religion, and all laws are hereby struck from the books, so that God's law and American law become the same law.

Where God commands of us in Deuteronomy 21:18-21 the following; that

18If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and that, when they have chastened him, will not hearken unto them:

19Then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out unto the elders of his city, and unto the gate of his place;

20And they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton, and a drunkard.

21And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that he die: so shalt thou put evil away from among you; and all Israel shall hear, and fear.

It is as clear as the plain language in which the Constitution is written that if the State shall make it illegal for a parent to bring his son before the town elders for stoning, then that State is prohibiting the free exercise of religion.

Clearly, Exodus 35:2 tells us, Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be to you an holy day, a Sabbath of rest to the LORD: whosoever doeth work therein shall be put to death. So, how can it possibly be the case that we have a right to the free exercise of our religion if we are not permitted to pass laws wherein those who do work on the day of the Sabbath are put to death?

We cannot. And the Supreme Court has now realized this. So, now, the Supreme Court has struck down any and all laws that deny the freedom of our religion -- that deny us the right to execute any and all people who work on the day of the Sabbath as our God commands us to do.

This is what true freedom of religion means. It means the freedom to execute those people whom our God tells us to remove from our society. Our God tells us, at is does in Leviticus 20:13, If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them., then the First Amendment to the Constitution says that we can . . . we must be permitted to put homosexuals to death.

For years the liberals and the ACLU have been spreading lies to the American people that say that the First Amendment prohibits us from executing those who God commands us to death. Their perverse sense of religious liberty is, in fact, religious tyranny, as they sought to ban us from the public square and prohibit us from carrying our faith . . . our religious belief . . . God's commands . . . into that public square.

Thank God that era is now over. Now, finally, we have restored this nation to one of true religious liberty. They now recognize the absurdity of saying that we have true freedom of religion in a land where we are not allowed to do, as we are commanded to do in Deuteronomy 12:2-3:

12:2 Ye shall utterly destroy all the places, wherein the nations which ye shall possess served their gods, upon the high mountains, and upon the hills, and under every green tree

12:3 And ye shall overthrow their altars, and break their pillars, and burn their groves with fire; and ye shall hew down the graven images of their gods, and destroy the names of them out of that place.

Though there may be sects that interpret these passages differently than we do, we must not forget that true freedom of religion means the right to live our lives according to our interpretations of the bible. How can we truly be called free to practice our religion as we see it if we are forced to live our lives according to those who read heresy and blasphemy into the religous texts. We propose to take God at his word.

Now, let us celebrate the fact that we are once again a free people. Let us celebrate the fact that our Constitutional right to practice our own religion has been restored, and we are once again a nation of true religious liberty. Let us take in the warm, sweet breath of freedom by doing those things that religious tyrants for so many years have denied us the right to do.

Noble assistance, enjoy the taste of true religious freedom. Light that fire!

[Note: Just in case anybody may misinterpret my intent with this entry, please see the wikipedia entry for Reductio ad Absurdum]


beepbeepitsme said...

"Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it, you'd have good people doing good things and evil people doing bad things, but for good people to do bad things, it takes religion." Steven Weinberg

Alonzo Fyfe said...

beepbeepitsme I actually disagree with that statement for reasons that I use in the post A Problem with Faith?.