Indiana Judge Prohibits Parents from Teaching Religion to their Child
Marion County Superior Court Judge Cale Bradford http://www6.indygov.org/courts/ handed down a ruling that prohibits Thomas E. Jones Jr. and his ex-wife, Tammie U. Bristol, from exposing their son to "non-mainstream" religious beliefs and rituals.
Mr. Jones and Ms. Bristol practice a matriarchial belief system that worships nature, and regards living things as sacred.
"It is upsetting to our son that he cannot celebrate holidays with us, including Yule, which is winter solstice, and Ostara, which is the spring equinox."
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Do we live in a democracy based on freedom of religion, or are we a veiled theocracy?
(For the definition of Theocracy click here:)
Thomas Jefferson and Albert Einstein both rejected the notion of an interactive Patriarchial God. Should they have been allowed to do this?
Do Native Americans have the right to worship using the matriarchial model of Mother Earth?
Can we say that a religion is wrong because it is not mainstream?
Was it justified for the Romans to persecute the Christians during the period when it was a non-mainstream faith?
Religious diversity is not restricted to Jews, Muslims and Christians. It must also include the Asian Religions, Afrocentric Religions, Ancient European Religions, Native American beliefs, and yes, even Satanism and Athiesim.
The United States is currently diseased with religious hypocrocy.
Either we decide to act as an open democrocy based on freedom of religion, or we pick one sect, and make it the offical doctrine of the state, throw out the constitution, and become a dictated theocrocy.
That's my opinion. What's yours?