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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Athiests militate against religion, and adendum thereto

In the Tuesday 1 November 2011 edition of the Deseret News, we read, "Large white corosses honoring fallen UHP [Utah Highway Patrol] troopers are no longer allowed on public land.  The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear Utah's appeal of a lower court decision banning the roadside memorials. . . . America Atheists Inc. sued the UHP and the UHP association in 2005, claiming that 14 large white crosses, . . . are an unconstitutional government endorsement of religion" ("High court won't hear crosses case", Deseret News, Tuesday 1 November 2011, A1, A3).  Once again, Satan's designs are upheld because atheists from New Jersey (where American Atheists, Inc. is headquartered) can't abide the fact that God exists, and that Christian memorials rest upwards of two thousand miles away.

This is no matter, for God, righteousness, and Christ will win in the end, and the atheists which fight against God will be sent to Hell by Him.  These unfortunate turn of events is just the routine fulfillment of prophecy.  Nephi prophesieth, "Wo unto them that turn aside the just for a thing of naught and revile against that which is good, and say that it is of no worth!  For the day shall come that the Lord God will speedily visit the inhabitants of the earth; and in that day that they are fullyripe in iniquity they shall perish" (1 Nephi 28:16).  Is it truly such a bad thing that Utah cops are memorialized in their own way?  If a cop was Hindu, and was memorialized with a symbol of Hinduism, the issue would never be complained against, because Hindus are a minority.  Atheists are a minority, and it seems anything they quibble about which offends them (which is just the Devil working in them to remove God from this great nation) is swiftly dealt with and removed by the highest court in the land.

The Mormon Eagle ventures to prophesy that doom will come upon the United States of America if the day comes that God is completely removed from the public square.  Thus saith the Moroni,

And now, we can behold the decrees of God concerning this land, that it is a land of promise; and whatsoever nation shall possess it shall serve God, or they shall be swept off when the fulness of his wrath shall come upon them.  And the fulness of his wrath cometh upon them when they are ripened in iniquity. . . . Behold, this is a choice land, and whatsoever nation shall possess it shall be free from bondage, and from captivity, and from all other nations under heaven, if they will but serve the God of the land, who is Jesus Christ (Ether 2:9,12).

The Latter-day Saints, as well as all God-fearing people of the United States, must defend the Constitution and serve the God of this land, who is Jesus Christ the Son of God, lest His wrath come upon us and we are swept off and destroyed.  I know this is true, for the Prophets and Apostles have spoken it.  In the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

ADENDUM: Thursday 17 November 2011
An article in the Deseret News of the above date states the Atheists of the state of Utah and of America are not done, unfortunately.  The UHP stickers that were on the crosses to memorialize the victims are no longer there.  Instead, there are disclaimers stating, "Private memorial - not a state endorsement of any religion" ("Disclaimers now on crosses", Deseret News, Thursday 17 November 2011, B1).  Concerning the disclaimers, civil rights attorney Brian Barnard, who also represents American Atheists Inc., stated that even with the logos removed and the disclaimers added, there is still a problem with some of the crosses still standing on government land.  Barnard stated that "a reasonable observer seeing the Roman corss on the front lawn of a UHP office will see an improper connection between the state of Utah and Christianity" (Ibid.).  Yes, Mr. Barnard, but only to the stupid observer.  Everyone knows a cross is a universal symbol of mourning, and niether a state nor national endorsement of religion.  What of the crosses which are the gravestones of all the slain soldiers at the Arlington National Cemetary (which is government property)?  Are they to be taken down because you, an angry atheist, is offended?

The Mormon Eagle has this to say about those who get angry because of memorials which happen to be shaped like Christian crosses because of the universality the symbol: This derangement of your minds, known as atheistm, comes because of the traditions of your fathers, which lead you away into a belief of things which are not so.  Because of atheism ye have so much bigotry towards religion, lest ye be lead away after the manner of differing beliefs which others have (the which religious beliefs, in this case, matter not, because the cross is a universal symbol of mourning, and not of a so-called government endorsement of religion).  Ye are paranoid of a government which you say (suposedly, yet falsly) endorses a religion.  Ye say others cannot put up a universal symbol of mourning (the cross), because it is a symbol of a God in Whom you know nothing about.  Thus we see your main problem here is your inner-most fear the God just might exists, and just might hurl you to Hell because of your fighting against Him. 

To prove my point and close this argument to the foolish atheists, I quote the words of Moroni.  Saith he,

And now, I speak also concerning those who do not believe in Christ.  Behold, will ye believe in the day of your visitation—behold, when the Lord shall come, yea, even that great day when the earth shall be rolled together as a scroll, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, yea, in that great day when ye shall be brought to stand before the Lamb of God—then will ye say that there is no God?  Then will ye longer deny the Christ, or can ye behold the Lamb of God?  Do ye suppose that ye shall dwell with him under a consciousness of your guilt?  Do ye suppose that ye could be happy to dwell with that holy Being, when your souls are racked with a consciousness of guilt that ye have ever abused his laws?  Behold, I say unto you that ye would be more miserable to dwell with a holy and just God, under a consciousness of your filthiness before him, than ye would to dwell with the damned souls in hell.  For behold, when ye shall be brought to see your nakedness before God, and also the glory of God, and the holiness of Jesus Christ, it will kindle a flame of unquenchable fire upon you.  O then ye unbelieving, turn ye unto the Lord; cry mightily unto the Father in the name of Jesus, that perhaps ye may be found spotless, pure, fair, and white, having been cleansed by the blood of the Lamb, at that great and last day (Mormon 9:1-6).

Thus we can behold the foolish ramblings of the offended atheists will only get them into trouble in the end.  Quarrel no more about memorial symbols which mean nothing more than a memorial.  In the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

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