Almost a "Guard the Borders" post
|Ditched my “Guard the borders” post for today, since The Tar Pit seems to have raided my hard drive for a draft and posted it as his own (Just kidding, dude: a good post on a topic I had planned to write on—not gonna duplicate the effort, though; just point folks to your post :-).|
See this post at Diane’s Stuff for another border issue. “Homeland Security” my… *cough*
So… what? Here’s a (all too short, but very pointed) brief commentary on “The Drama of Atheist Humanism” and the impact of atheist humanism on the health (or lack thereof) of Western Civilization in general and the U.S. in particular. Pournelle commenting, of course. It's hard to excerpt any portion of Pournelle's all-too-brief (well, he added this during the holiday to last Wednesday's post) exposition, but here's a sample:
...when I was young there were no public ceremonies without an invocation and a benediction, usually both with one by a Roman Catholic and the other by a Protestant Minister. For sufficiently important events there would usually be a rabbi as well. We paid public attention and deference to "Divine Providence" and saw the Hand of God in our works.
Just go read the rest. It's germane to the topic "Why we do NOT guard our borders... or the rest of our civilization."