In am so sorry

Mikey,

 
I am sorry your law degree failed you. I am so sorry that someone lied to you, and brainwashed you. I am so sorry no one has ever taken the time to explain to you what the U.S. Constitution says. So here, maybe this will help you destress a bit.
 
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;
 
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion – this refers to the English law our founding fathers had to deal with in England with the Anglican Church. As you are most likely a devout Jewish leader in your synagogue, I doubt you have much interest in Christian history. However, the English monarchy forced their idea of Christian Religion on everyone in England. The founding fathers, being men of Christian faith, believed everyone had a right to worship God as they felt lead.
 
or prohibiting the free exercise thereof – This is what you are trying to do. You are trying to force your disdain for Christian religion onto everyone in the military, and those that support the military. As a U.S. Marine, I dealt with Atheists,  other denominations of Christians, Devout Jew’s as well as Messianic Jew’s. We all got along, and none of us needed you, or anyone like you, telling us we could not invoke God’s name or Jesus name. We prayed when we wanted “Just as the Constitution says we can”, and no one had a problem with it.
 
You really should try to get over your issues of hate, and learn to live a life of love & peace.
 
Shalom! May the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob bless you and your family!
(name withheld)

Response from MRFF Advisory Board Member Mike Farrell
On Dec 8, 2019, at 4:27 PM, Mike wrote:


(name withheld),
 
Such sanctimony! Mikey has it quite right. The pomposity simply oozes from your oh-so-thoughtful message. How terribly kind of you – or should I say Christian of you? – to lead this poor man of failed law degree and his apparently brainwashed followers out of their darkness.
 
Your wise counsel, laced with a trip through history, helps us to see that “The founding fathers, being men of Christian faith, believed everyone had a right to worship God as they felt lead.” (They felt, apparently, very heavy.) And this, of course, led them to ordain that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;
 
Damn, that’s good to know!
 
And of course, separating out the first ten words, you lend to them the presumption that, good Christians as they were  (except for the Deists and Agnostics among them) they were deigning that everyone had a right to worship God as they chose, meaning of course that worshiping and God were required elements.
 
So we are clearly in your debt for educating us to the fact that the freedom of religion, as it has come to be known down through the centuries, means one is free to choose a religion, but certainly choose a religion one must? Right? And they clearly can’t, as you determine their thinking, have meant one is free to choose not to be Christian or, heaven forfend, not to believe there to be a God at all. Right?
 
And the last six words, of course, describe our sin, correct? We are prohibiting the free exercise of your religion out of our “disdain for Christian religion.”
 
Wow, do we have some stuff to think about! First we’ll have to alert the 95% of our staff, clients and supporters who are Christians, some of them clergy, to this ‘disdain’ issue.
 
We’ll point out your importance, especially as you lard you credentials with having been a Marine “who dealt with Atheists, other denominations of Christians, Devout Jew’s (sic) as well as Messianic Jew’s (sic).” One trusts you must have “dealt with” them as carefully, thoughtfully and sanctimoniously as you have done here with us.
 
We’ll also warn them to be on the lookout for “our issues of hate.”
 
In the meantime we’ll continue to protect the freedom of the women and men in the military to believe or not believe as they choose. We will do it by seeing to it that the U.S. Government, its military and all its constituent parts honor their right by ensuring that no individual, officer, organization or pompous ass may suggest or imply official support, proselytize, or in any way express government preference for one belief system over another.
 
Mike Farrell
(MRFF Board of Advisors)

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