Showing posts with label Anti-Religion. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Anti-Religion. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

We live in crazy-land.

Sam Adam Beer edits Declaration of Independence to omit mention of Creator.

The barkeep in the new ad, entitled “Independence,” quotes the Declaration as saying, “All men are created equal. They are endowed with certain unalienable rights: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
Endowed by whom? The original document reads “endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”
Samuel Adams posted an explanation of the omission on its Facebook page:
The Beer Institute Advertising Code says, “Beer advertising and marketing materials should not include religion or religious themes.” We agree with that and try to adhere to these guidelines. While we understand your objection to the omission of the phrase “by our creator” in other circumstances (after all, they occur in the Declaration of independence which Samuel Adams signed and helped author) we believe it would be outside our industry guidelines to invoke those religious words in a beer commercial.
So the Declaration of Independence is now subordinate to the Beer Institute Advertising Code? I think I need a drink.//


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Holy Freakin' Moly.

Walter Russell Mead writes:

German Court Declares Judaism A Crime


Hard to believe, but that’s what the decision handed down by the regional court in Cologne, Germany means: circumcising a child under the age of consent is a crime, notwithstanding the religious beliefs of the parents.

Many judges who loyally served the Third Reich finished their careers in perfect peace and quiet after World War Two; in some cases, they are still collecting pensions for administering Hitler’s laws. However, Germany’s moral sensibilities are so refined and so pure today that the thought of Jewish parents (or Muslims for that matter) performing an immemorial religious rite is unacceptable.

Jews believe that the circumcision of infants is a necessary act; the command to circumcise male children at the age of eight days is the first command that God gives Abraham to mark their covenant; for thousands of years this has been a foundation of Jewish life. To ban infant circumcision is essentially to make the practice of Judaism illegal in Germany; it is now once again a crime to be a Jew in the Reich.

Here is the source.
 
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