I was watching "Religulous," I think Bill Maher was asking the wrong question. He should have asked, "...is there a GOD?"
This film is a tool used to divide people. That is besides the real issue; the issue of politics and the separation of church and state. A fight for control. Politics and music share similar rivalry. It all comes down to control and the powers " that be" who want to control it. To control the media and the news. The analogy of humans as sheep share biblical implications. Yet we as sheep simply need to evolve.
While the masses are continually fed "spinned-up" issues of religion, Immigration, or heath care, all to drive attention away from the real issues: the War, the oil spill or the fact that the constitution is under attack.
We have yet to see the full weight of the Supreme Court's decision in Jan 2010, where the court decided to continue to allow corporations to fund and motivate political campaigns without caps. This is murder to the Constitution, the very dear thing they swore to protect. I fear we witnessed the end of democracy! California saw a little bit of this corporate corruption with the Proposition 16, a measure sponsored by PG&E, who spent $51 Million of their customers money to buy this bill. It failed thanks to grassroots. A close race, too close I think. People, the constitution is under attach. See these two articles form the NY times:
Ladies and Gentlemen the simple fact is that America is all the political offices are now more than ever legally for sale to the highest bider.
So if there is; if so then praise him. The problem I have is people that do not believe in a higher power. I think Bono said it best in the album Rattle and Hum..
Bullet the Blue SkyIntroduced by Jimi Hendrix' treatment of The Star Spangled Banner See The Joshua Tree for studio version lyrics This live performance (20th December 1987) adds these words at the end:
"....So I'm back in my hotel room With John Coltrane and A Love Supreme In the next room I hear some woman scream out That her lover's turning off, turning on the television And I can't tell the difference between ABC News, Hill Street Blues And a preacher on the old time gospel hour Stealing money from the sick and the old Well the God I believe in isn't short of cash, mister! I feel a long way from the hills of San Salvador Where the sky is ripped open And the rain pours through a gaping wound Pelting the women and children Pelting the women and children Who run - who run into the arms of America."
Silver and Gold... This song was written in a hotel room in New York City round about the time a friend of ours, Little Steven, was putting together a record of Artists Against Apartheid. This is a song written about a man in a shanty town outside of Johannesburg. A man who's sick of looking down the barrel of white South Africa. A man who is at the point where he is ready to take up arms against his oppressor. A man who has lost faith in the peacemakers of the West while they argue and while they fail to support a man like Bishop Tutu and his request for economic sanctions against South Africa. Am I buggin' you? I don't mean to bug ya. OK Edge....play the blues.
Check out the U2 links:
So in essence America is in a paradox. While religion is essential in the human experience. I will have to go with the simple requirement of act of "Just Believing in a higher power." That is enough for me. We are all Gods children and the Earth is our mother.
American problem with religion is the same with the American problem to everything else....Its politics. It is the power of money and who controls it.
Sadly, those who controls most of the money, controls the future.
And most every one I know...they base most if not all of decision based on the cost. How much will it cost, home much does it save, money, money , money...
The bottom line is that is that God is speaking to us all. God is everywhere, we hear the earth talking to our subconscious.... something inside everyone, there is a voice.
BUT at the end of the day, when given a choice to make a decision, or to take a stand...the question comes right before us... How much $? How much $ can I make?
Be honest with your self.
We all are thinking of it!
Right now we can end it! If we had a choice to end world hunger whole we as a whole, as dwellers of this planet called Earth. If we had a choice to end and reverse Global warming, would we as the human species have the courage of evolve.
Do we live in a political time where religion, and corruption has plagued our political system and we are headed to our own destruction? This is why religion has no place in politics. The separation of church and state must be enforced.
The movie Home, The movie said it best. "...We have shaped Earth in our own image." This hurts the most to see and hear...and it is true. I am a believer and I am counting on the hidden Human genius, written in our genes ..."to evolve."
Where I agree with Bill Mahe, is that America is in a state of denial. He went on and concluded by saying, ".. either we grow up or we die."
PEOPLE WAKE UP!