Monday, July 10, 2017

Atheist's Freedom of Religion and more...

Blackburn-sponsored bill making hearing aids affordable, accessible advances
Marsha Blackburn (R-TN 7th)
July 7, 2017

Reps. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.) on Wednesday applauded the bipartisan passage of their Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act in the House Energy & Commerce Committee. The legislation would make certain types of hearing aids available over-the-counter to Americans with mild to moderate hearing loss.

Trial begins in lawsuit alleging toxic 'boys' club' at Iowa Statehouse
July 10, 2017

Kirsten Anderson, a 39-year-old former communications director for the Senate Republican caucus, brought the lawsuit after being fired in May 2013, just seven hours after giving her boss a memo asking for an investigation into workplace culture at the Capitol and for stronger policies against harassment.


Council Preview: Atheist invocation draws ire
Oskaloosa Herald
July 5, 2017

Atheist activist Justin Scott is scheduled to give a secular invocation at the Oskaloosa City Council meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 6, and many in the community say they may come out to protest his invocation.

Seriously? I am not an atheist by any means. I believe firmly that Christ died for my sins and have excepted Him in my life. However, that does not give me the license to take someone else's freedom to be wrong away from him.

Furthermore, if Christians wish to keep their First Amendment rights, then we'd better learn to let everyone, not just people we like, have them.

To protest this event is lowering yourself to the level of the person protested against in this case. Do unto others: If we wish atheists would stop protesting our rights away, then we need to make sure those rights are able to be enjoyed by atheists.

Finally, atheism is a religion. Religion, according to Webster's Dictionary is "a personal set or institutionalized system of religious attitudes, beliefs, and practices". Therefore, if an atheist believes there is no God, and practices that belief, then atheism is his religion. To protest him is to protest his rights to practice his freedom of religion.

This is just my opinion

Shonda M. Ponder, editor
(Once again saying something that is unpopular, but true.}