Saturday 26 January 2008
IN MEMORIAM - 60 YEARS LATER
It is now more than 60 years after the Second World War in Europe ended. In memory of the six million Jews, 20 million Russians, 10 million Christians and 1,900 Catholic priests who were murdered, massacred, raped, burned, starved and humiliated with the German, and Russian Peoples looking the other way!
Now, more than ever, with Iran , among others, claiming the Holocaust to be 'a myth,' it is imperative to make sure the world never forgets, because there are others who would like to do it again.
This truer than ever in light of the fact people don't attempt to remember history very well. With the proliferation of Islamic extremists desires for Islamic "states" it exemplifies just how history repeats itself. For Christianity, the "Reformation" brought over a hundred years of war. Islam has not experienced any such 'Reformation', and thus the dangers of Non-Secular states is an unknown to them.
Even in the West, desires to impose Christian ideals into law is returning. Christian fundamentalists are attempting to re-write history in the US by claiming the USA was formed as a Christian country. Unfortunately a large number of people are buying into this theory because they have either forgotten, or not realized that Ben Franklin or Thomas Jefferson were Deists as were a number of others who formulated, and signed the constitution. Deists, are not Christians, and would be more commonly referred to as Agnostic in todays society. If anything, coming on the tail end of the 30 years way and religious persecution in England, they were not attempting to advocate anything of the sort. Government should be secular and thus look out for everyones interests, not just the interests of a portion of the citizenry. Hitler, was elected by popular vote. Iran, supposedly the same. Obviously a Republic, or Democracy is not a protection against righteous people. Only action by the citizenry is the only means of watching out.
Let us just hope we are not asleep at the switch when attempts to make it happen occur. Let us all take a moment and pray....
Posted by Wildhair on Saturday 26 January 2008 - 15:24:38 |