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Focus on what you *do* want, not what you don't want

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]thedemonprist)

Here's a thought I had tonight...

We're all pretty clear, for the most part, on what we *don't* want where theocracy and dictatorial rule are concerned. An arguably (no pun intended) harder thing is to figure out what we *do* want, but maybe we might be better off focusing more on that instead of all the negatives associated with the threat. I don't remember where I read or heard it, but it boils down to a sort of principle involving energy and attraction. If you focus on what you DO want, and take steps to achieve it, you can often make it a reality. By the same principle, focusing on all the negative makes it that much more likely that it will come to pass.

It could be said that dominionists are using this principle well, though they likely aren't aware of it or, if they are, are almost certainly using much different terms to describe it. But perhaps it's worth a try, in that attracting more moderates and preserving basic human rights/freedoms are what we want to do (as both goals would go a long way towards overturning the theocratic plague).

Not saying, of course, that we should totally ignore the negatives every time one pops up. But dwelling too much on negatives can't be productive either.


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This American Life


This weeks segment, not archived yet, is called "Godless America". Read about it here. When the segment is archived, I'll post a link to it. It's good listening.

Godless America
At a time when House Majority Leader Tom Delay calls for enacting a "Biblical worldview" in government, when Christians are asserting their ideals in the selection of judges, in public school science classes and elsewhere, This American Life spends an hour trying to remember why anyone liked the separation of church and state in the first place. Julia Sweeney, among others, gives a full-throated defense of godlessness. Julia's faith began to crack after reading Biblical passages like the one pictured here, of Abraham about to cut the throat of his beloved son, Isaac. Broadcast the weekend of June 3-5 in most places, or available via RealAudio next week.

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The Constitution Restoration Act


Here's an article about the Constitution Restoration Act, an overt attempt to try to return the US to some fictional "Christian Nation".

Congress moves to restrict court rulings on God

05/18/05 "Vermont Guardian"

WASHINGTON — Conservatives balk at accusations that the current Congress and the Bush administration are intent on turning the United States into a theocracy. Yet, a bill sponsored by 28 members of the U.S. House and Senate looks like a move in that direction.

According to the text of the bill, the proposed Constitution Restoration Act of 2005 would remove the Supreme Court's jurisdiction over "any matter to the extent that relief is sought against an entity of Federal, State, or local government, or against an officer or agent of Federal, State, or local government (whether or not acting in official or personal capacity), concerning that entity's, officer's, or agent's acknowledgment of God as the sovereign source of law, liberty, or government." Read more... )

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