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Religion and Politics - Los Angeles Demonstration


Sgt. Shamar Thomas - Another person added to my heroes list.





It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods, or no God. It neither pics my pocket nor breaks my leg.
- Thomas Jefferson
"A Bill for Establishing Religious Freedom" 1779

I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish church, by the Roman church, by the Greek church, by the Turkish church, by the Protestant church, nor by any church that I know of. My own mind is my own church.

All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian, or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit.

"I do not mean by this declaration to condemn those who believe otherwise; they have the same right to their belief as I have to mine. But it is necessary to the happiness of man, that he be mentally faithful to himself. Infidelity does not consist in believing, or in disbelieving; it consists in professing to believe what he does not believe."
- Thomas Paine


I have so many different things on my mind. First of all, I want you to take me deadly serious, because whatever thoughts I express here, I mean them from the blood, gut and soul of my being. In my last post, I stated that I wanted to do my little part in helping those who have the balls to go out and demonstrate against the injustices the fat cats have committed, and continue to commit on the diminishing middle class. When I said this, I had no idea if I would be able to or not, and as it turned out to be, I was able to fly to Los Angels, California to the demonstrators there. I'll slowly post pictures I took.

I have posted a picture of a man by the name of Sgt. Shamar Thomas, who said it so well, "this is not a war zone." When I watched the video, I felt goose bumps throughout my body, because of this brave mans words to those cops. What those cops who are fighting against demonstrators don't realize that the demonstration aren't only for themselves, but for them, also. Police, firefighters, teachers, just to mention a few, have lost their jobs. I just can't understand how a few of these cops can be so brutal to people who are demonstrating in a peaceful manner for what they believe.

I've also been watching the Republicans running for President use religion, only to gain popularity. Frankly, they scare me to death, because I believe they are the ones who spread so much discord among us all. Religion has no place in politics. I believe in God with all my heart and soul, but that is my own personal belief, and I never try to shove my Catholic religion down anyone’s throat. I don't believe in many of the Catholic teachings, but that doesn't really matter, does it? And if it does, it matters only to me. It doesn't matter who believes whatever to me. The only thing that matters is that they are kind, compassionate people. Leave religion out of politics. I don't care if Mitt Romney is Mormon; the only thing I care about is if he'd make a good President. Of course I don't, and would never vote for him; not because he's Mormon, but because he's a flip flopper, and believe he'd make a terrible president.

When Perry and most of the Republicans running for president constantly use Christianity for their personal gain, I can't help but recall these words from the Holy Bible:

"Watch out for false prophets. They come to you ... in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves."
- Matthew 7:15

Youtube video:
DECORATED MARINE SGT. SHAMAR THOMAS ADDRESSES NYPD


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