Originally Posted by TK-421
What he fails to understand is that the 1st amendment doesn't only guarantee freedom of religion, it also guarantees freedom from religion.
What people do not realize is that the 1st AM did much more than guarantee "freedom of religion".
For the first time in over 5,000 years, it forcibly booted religious leaders OUT of the "elite" of society.
Religious leaders, for the first time, have no direct say in making, interpreting, and enforcing law
If you get sideways with them, they can no longer call in the Inquisition and torture you to death until you see the "truth".
These days, if an Inquisitor shows up at my door I can just shoot
the (illegitimate child) in self-defense.
The Shamans have been demoted down into the ranks of the productive masses, living as parasites among them.
This whole Islamic war against the entire rest of the non-Islamic world is just an attempt to turn back the clock to where Muslim Clerics ARE back in the business of making, interpreting, and enforcing THEIR version of what they think Allah's "law" is. And enforcing it on all of mankind.
Islam is vicious. It is not particularly smart
No one who actually believes that any religion is created by a God, rather than the reverste that is the actual
truth, is really very smart.