The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that crucifixes are acceptable in public school classrooms. The ruling will be binding on all 47 countries that are members of the Council of Europe.
While I have often been critical of the Europeans, they have gotten this one right. Religion is to many Liberals and Progressives like daylight and the cross is to Dracula. The mere presentation of a religious symbol or the mention of the word God sends them fleeing in terror. There has been a relentless effort on the part of government, using our public schools as a conduit, to eliminate any display or mention of our religious heritage, the bedrock of our Declaration of Independence and our Constitution.
I fail to see how the use of the word “God” represents a threat to national security. I fail to see how the use of the word “God” is undermining the moral fiber of our nation and its people. I fail to see how anything constructive or useful has come from this attempt to eliminate the word “God” or his representation. Religious symbolism does not represent a physical or moral threat to our government or its institutions.
The First Amendment was designed to protect religion from our government not our government from religion. When Thomas Jefferson used the term “Wall of Separation”, a term not found in our Constitution, he was reassuring the Danbury Baptists that government did not represent a threat to their religious freedom. Rather than recognize the intent of that term, our government has used it to carry out an assault on our most cherished First Amendment Right.
As we have taken God out of our nation we have become a Godless nation.