Faith-Based Initiative Test
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For those considering the Obama version of the
Bush faith-based initiative program, you have a
decision to make:

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Decision Tree

1) Faith has merit, and is worthy of government
     support no matter which faith is supported,
     no matter how much anti-humanism is part
     of the faith, no matter what its impact has
     been and continues to be regarding threats
     against those who don't follow the 'right'
     faith in the 'right' way (Examples: Obama's
     former pastor stating "God damn America",
     and Muslim faiths that preach that attacks
     on America for religious reasons are acts
     of God if done in the name of Islam, those
     are the types of faiths that would receive
     support under Obama's version of the Bush
     faith-based initiative).

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2) Faith only has merit if the 'right' faith is sup-
     ported, and as such, government support of
     'wrong' faiths invokes the risks warned against
     by the 'right' faith (of course, figuring out what
     the 'right' faith is, that's something that humans
     have attempted to do ever since the first faith
     was cooked up, and trying to do that, seems
     that naught but wars, terrorism, and torture
     is the result).

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3) Faith is separate from government, and should
     receive no support from government nor should
     it follow instructions from government that dic-
     tate how it can and cannot act regarding trying
     to induce people to follow a particular faith.

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4) Faith, no matter how many threats it contains, no
     matter how much anti-humanism has been and
     continues to be promoted, has merit simply by
     virtue of its positive immortality promises, and
     as such, the positive side of faith outweighs the
     negative side and should receive government sup-
     port even if government restricts how its money
     can adversely impact proselytization efforts of
     the faithful when federal money is involved.

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5) Separation of church and state is a foundational
    cornerstone of Democracy that should never be
    abridged and toyed with as if it's disposable, and
    all government efforts to help individuals should
    be secular in nature, noting full well that religious
    efforts to help individuals are oft-times simply an
    adjunct to their efforts to expand their influence,
    to proselytize, to seduce folks to view religion as
    a good no matter how many threats it contains.

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For christians, helpful information to reference
regarding both the positive immortality promise
sides -and- the negative immortality threat sides
of chrisitian faith. For ecumenists, muslims, hindus,
and others who follow a religious faith not listed,
the following would have to be expanded to include
the positive immortality promise sides -and- the
neagative immortality threat sides of the religions
not listed 'neath ...

Christian Salvation?
  http://secweb.infidels.org/?kiosk=articles&id=192

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