Curious

I am curious why Mr. Weinsteinn went on Meghan Kelly’s show and to me was very condescending and disrespectful. I guess the fact that she

Was practicing attorney was lost on him. But since Mr. Weinstein does not want any “coercion” or anything related to religious practice I would like to ask him the following. Isn’t atheism considered a religion? Some cities have been forced to include atheistic symbols next to Christian ones. Aren’t they forcing their beliefs on the majority?

I am under the understanding that Mr. Weinstein is an atheist. I have a few questions for him and I think they are very relevant.

If there is no God who determined that there would be a left, mid and right side of the brain? How did they determine what function would take place on each side?

How did this entity know to develop sight? How did they know that the optic nerve would play such an integral part? How did they know to create an eyelid?

How did they know to create the sense of taste and the various taste buds in the mouth? How did they know to create teeth and what function they would serve?

How did this entity decide that man would need food? How did he decide which fruits and vegetables would be suitable and those that would not?

How did this entity determine that hearing would be crucial?

How did this entity know that the spoken word would be necessary and how did he develop the language? How did this entity communicate this language?

How did this entity determine that meat/protein would be necessary? How did they communicate to man which animals were good and which were predators?

How did this entity know to create a large and small intestine and create specific enzymes to break down food and at what point in the digestive process?

How did this entity know that the waste products must leave the body?

How did this entity know that the liver would be the only organ that could regenerate and that it would filter the blood?

How did this entity know to create the desire on man’s part to hydrate and for the fluid to be filtered through the kidneys?

How did this entity know that DNA would be the mechanism for the vairious characteristics and how did he know which would be the most important and relevant to each person?

How did he know to create the respiratory system and how did he know the need for organs such as the heart and brain to receive oxygen without hesitation?

How did this entity know that the exchange of oxygen would occur at the molecular level and how did they know what the level of nitrogen would have to be in the blood to stimulate breathing?

How did this entity know to create a skull to protect the brain? How did they know that man would need teeth?

How did this entity know the need for a skeletal system and how many ribs would be needed? How did they know how many vertebrae would be needed and what their function would be? How did he know to create legs to hold the body up and the many bones in the foot? How did he know that there would be a need for toes and their distinct sizes?

How did this entity know that cartilage was needed to cushion between the bones in the knee? How did this entity know to create ligaments and what their function would be?

How did this entity know to create a spinal column and the myriad of nerves in the body?

How did this entity know to create a peritoneal cavity to protect the abdominal organs?

How did this entity know to put hair on the various parts of our body?

How did this entity know that the need for menstration each money was essential?

How did this entity determine that intercourse would be the vehicle for reproduction?

How did this entity know that the pregnancy should last roughly 9 months?

How did this entity decide where there would be paternal and fraternal twins?

I think those are very relevant questions in life of his stance. But I do have a few more questions

If you believe in the “bang” who determined what elements were necessary and in what amounts?

What was the triggering mechanism?

What is the exact date this occurred?

If there was no one alive, how can anyone definitively say that’s what happened?

Who decided there would be solar systems? The number? The size?

How was it determined that the sun would provide our heat?

How was it determined that the earth would be 70% water?

How was it determined that there would be the 4 distinct seasons?

How was it determined we’d have a North and South Pole?

How was it determined there would be tornados and what would trigger them?

How was it determined that there would be fish in the sea?

How was it determined that some fish would need to surface to breath?

How was it determined that there would be predators and those for consumption?

How was it determined that there would be fire and what would be needed for it? How did they know what to do the first time?

How was it determined that there would be mountain ranges like the Alps, the Himalayas, the Rocky Mountains?

How was it determined that there would be rattlesnakes, cobra’s and other venomous snakes?

How was it determined that there would be fruit bearing trees and when they would ripen? How did they know to pick them at this time?

How was it determined that shelter would be necessary and how did they learn what materials did they need?

I could go on but I think I made my point. While I respect Mr Weinstein’s right to believe what he wants I think he’s looking for any excuse he can to impose his beliefs on a vast majority. That’s not how elections are decided. Thank you for allowing me to share. To me good healthy debate is better than slurs and slams.

(name withheld)


Dear (name withheld),

I am a Christian (Episcopalian in fact) who fully supports Mikey’s and MRFF’s attempt to protect members of the U.S. Military from unconstitutional religious influence in relation to their training, assignment, advancement and retention. In supporting MRFF’s efforts, I defend both my Christian faith and my Constitution proudly and equally. I simply don’t feel compelled defend one at the expense of the other.

I wonder if Ms. Kelly’s sneering condescension towards Mr. Weinstein, was due to the fact that her career as a practicing attorney is dwarfed by Mikey’s:

Mikey is a 1977 Honor Graduate of the United States Air Force Academy. Mikey spent 10 years in the Air force as a “JAG” or military attorney serving as both a Federal prosecutor and criminal defense attorney. A registered Republican, he also spent over three years in the West Wing of the Reagan Administration as legal counsel in the White House. In his final position there, Mikey was named the Committee Management Officer of the much-publicized Iran-Contra Investigation in his capacity as Assistant General Counsel of The White House Office of Administration, Executive Office of the President of the United States. Mikey has held numerous positions in corporate America as a senior executive businessman and attorney. After stints at prominent law firms in both New York City and Washington D.C., Mikey served as the first General Counsel to Texas billionaire and two-time Presidential candidate H. Ross Perot and Perot Systems Corporation.

Whether you like it or not, Ms. Kelly’s and her reported $6 million annual salary earned conducting snide/sneering interviews with those she disagrees with politically deserves little to no respect. Whipping up a sense of faux victimization by the religious majority to which I belong may be profitable, it’s certainly not respectful.

During the interview in question, Ms. Kelly, and others, contend that individuals taking the oath could simply leave ‘those words’ (So Help Me God) off on their own. Logically then, Ms. Kelly obviously feels those words are clearly extraneous and therefore essentially meaningless to the oath. Why are they included in the government’s oath then? Additionally, if they are meaningless, why all the worry and ‘pearl clutching’ in light of the commendable objective of limited government intrusion so usually expressed by Ms. Kelly?

Now consider the reverse of what Ms. Kelly said; that individuals taking the oath could simply add ‘those words’ on their own (this was Mikey’s point to Ms. Kelly). Have individual members of the military been denied this personal ability when completing their require oaths? If you are aware of this happening, please let us know here at MRFF, we’ll jump all over that government intrusion into religious faith just a vigorously. Personally, my Christian faith in God and Jesus do not require government prompting for expression.

Now let’s consider the no harm/no foul concept while replacing ‘those words’ in a required government oath with ‘So help me Allah’. So help me Jehovah? So help me Vishnu? Buddha? Flying Spaghetti Monster?….etc. How’s your comfort level now? Any objections being included in a required government oath?

The same Constitution that gives you the right to say what you say also prohibits religious establishment and tests. When a government prompts religious expression through the use of extraneous and meaningless words in a required oath; what other purpose can it logically have than support/establish or test for a preferred religious response when there is absolutely no prohibition against an individual’s expression of religious faith after taking such oath?

Being cute or clever regarding your ultimate goal in needlessly entangling government in religion does not make an action Constitutional.

In regards to a U.S. Constitution that created and maintains a secular democratic republic, Mikey’s faith as a secular Jew is actually none of your damn business. What exactly is an ‘atheist religious’ symbol in the mind of someone who has bought into the oxymoronic meme of the “victimized” U.S. Christian that atheism is a religion?

In regards to your expectation that you’re owed any answers to your hilarious creationism questions, here’s your answer, apply liberally throughout your questionnaire:

The entities “knowledge”/”determination” is irrelevant, it either did and survived (along with its genetic material) or it died without passing on its genetic material.

Feel free to go on with additional creationism or “intelligent design” questions, the answer will remain constant. I know natural selection may make your brain hurt and induce a religious tantrum, but it’s not really that difficult to comprehend. Courage Camille!

In regards to your contention that Mikey or anyone at MRFF is attempting to “impose his beliefs on a vast majority” the response is very simple. The imposition of a meaningless phrase (i.e. Ms. Kelly’s contention as explained above) in a required government oath has nothing to do with belief. It has everything to do with Constitutionally law and guaranteed civil rights that render the issue of vast majority utterly irrelevant.

Sincerely,

Andy Kasehagen

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