Monday, April 02, 2007

Blog Against Theocracy Blogswarm

This Easter weekend...

Blog Against Theocracy Blogswarm.

From Blue Gal:

There are no real guidelines to this. Here are some tips that might help, but really, I'm not into herding cats so this is your own thang.

The idea is to post at least once from Friday to Sunday Easter Weekend, April 6-8.

The post will be against theocracy, in favor of our Constitutional guarantee of separation of church and state. But there are a LOT of issues tied to this, as is pointed out in the First Freedom First website:

No religious discrimination.
PRO End-of-Life Care (no more Terri Schiavo travesties)
Reproductive health decisions made by individuals, not religious "majorities"
Democracy not Theocracy
Academic Integrity (like, a rock is as old as it is, not as old as the Bible says)
Sound Science (good bye so-called "intelligent" design)
Respect for ALL families (based on love, not sexual orientation. Hellooooo.)
And finally,
The right to worship, OR NOT.

From Mock, Paper, Scissors:

I want to stress that this is not an anti-religion activity — I personally do not care if you worship a rock, a picture of Elvis or some other dead guy, or nothing at all in a church, mosque, temple or at the local bar — this is about keeping the Government and all Religions separate, and never shall the twain meet.

So please, Please, PLEASE join me Easter Weekend. And remember, if Jebus sees his shadow, we have 6 more weeks of winter.

(You’d be disappointed if I didn’t snark just a little in a post this long, right?)

UPDATE 1: The Neural Gourmet (and you have to love that name!) has some further instructions, including some Technorati tips that will help pull this swarm off.

UPDATE 2: Blue Gal has put together a spot on the web to act as a clearing house, Blog Against Theocracy. There are some instructions there, too, about how to participate.
This entry was posted on Saturday, March 31st, 2007

Here is some support for the event from a Baptist Minister.

For Jesus the Kingdom of God is "not of this world." Theocrats are distorting the teachings of Jesus to promote their own fantasies for a temporal utopia.

So if you are inclined, get involved and blog, or comment on one of the number of blogs that will be active during Easter. I plan to be travelling a bit towards the end of the week , but hopefully I will be able to be active.

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