Sunday, November 30, 2008

Don't Say Grace, Say Justice

I love this short op-ed by Craig Biddle from The Objective Standard...

"...Is freedom a gift from God? It is not. Freedom, the absence of physical coercion, is a political condition resulting from the rational, principled thought and action of men—men such as Aristotle, John Locke, the Founding Fathers, Frederick Douglass, and American soldiers...

...Since God is responsible for none of the goods on which human life and happiness depend, why thank him for any such goods? More to the point: Why not thank those who actually are responsible for them? What would a just man do?...

...If someone provides his family with a warm, safe, comfortable home, justice demands that he, not God, be thanked for providing it..."

Click here to read the whole article, and don't forget to express your appreciation for those actually responsible for the happiness in your life.

Happy Holidays! Gaia

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Amen sister.

I could not agree more.

When I read Touching the Void by Joe Simpson it was breath of fresh air.

He survived a horrific experience beyond the ability of most people to even comprehend. But thank god... that he never did. I don't care if you believe in god or not.

It was Joe who climbed out of that crevasse, it was Joe who crawled across a glacier with a broken leg and survived an ordeal beyond the levels of endurance that most people could even imagine.

It was not god who gave him the strength, it was Joe who found it in himself.