Saturday, January 27, 2007

Home Of The Brave, Not The Free[thinker]

Article VI, Clause 3 of the United States Constitution reads :

"... but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States."

But state constitutions, obviously, are another matter altogether. Article 19, Section 1 of the Arkansas State Constitution, (under "Miscellaneous Provisions"), reads as follows:

No person who denies the being of a God shall hold any office in the civil departments of this State, nor be competent to testify as a witness in any court.

By clicking on the link you'll see that there are others. But what's to stop any industrializing, slave-driving, free-market atheist from hiding behind devout proclamations of belief in "god" so that fleecing the teeming millions of truly believing sheep appears not as the work of the devil but as the order declared by a righteous, merciful deity?


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