Federal Judge Makes It Official --
America Now an Atheist Nation
Special commentary from AFA chairman Don Wildmon
The issue isn't a granite stone with the Ten Commandments
inscribed on it. Never has been. The issue is much more diverse
and important than a piece of stone.
The issue was best stated by none other than Federal Judge
Myron Thompson, who said that the display of the stone
containing the Ten Commandments (which also contains a host of
other historical documents) is illegal. Thompson said the
central, most important issue was this: "Can the state
After asking the question, he went on to answer it. "No."
That is the issue. Lest we fail to understand what has
occurred here, let me explain. A single, lower-court federal
judge has bluntly told every American that America is now
officially an atheist nation.
In one swift stroke of the pen, Judge Thompson tossed out
over 225 years of American history and law. In one swift stroke
of the pen, he has instituted a new form of law based on what he
wants it to be. Rex has become lex. He wears a black robe and he
says he is the law.
Go back and read the First Amendment, the one Judge Thompson
destroyed in the name of preserving it. "Congress shall make no
law respecting an establishment of religion," the First
Amendment says. Congress has passed no law establishing
religion. But what Congress refused to do, indeed because
Congress refused to do it, Judge Thompson did. He instituted as
the law of the land the religion of atheism, which says there is
Not only did Judge Thompson usurp the power of Congress, he
also took away the rights of every individual and state. The
second half of the establishment clause of the First Amendment
reads: "... or prohibiting the free exercise thereof."
This is precisely what one lower federal judge has done. He
told Americans who disagree with his official state religion of
atheism that he can and will prohibit the free exercise of their
religion -- unless, of course, that religion is atheism. He
stripped both Congress and the people of their rights. He set
himself above the law because he considers himself to be the
From this day forward, our entire judicial system must be
based on the religion of atheism. Follow that to its logical
conclusion. In the future there will be no frame of reference
from which to decide law. Law will become what any person
wearing a black robe and sitting in court desires it to be. The
First Amendment has been ripped apart in the name of upholding
it. Orwell's 1984 has arrived.
No, you will not notice any drastic changes immediately.
There is still a remnant left in the hearts and minds of the
current citizenry. But when that remnant dies out, those who
come after us will see a big difference.
The state will become intolerant of any religion other than
atheism. That, of course, will come into conflict with people of
conscience whose religion differs from that of the state. That
is when the persecution, quite legal I might add, will start. It
was the atheist Santayana who said: "Those who cannot remember
the past are condemned to repeat it."
Thomas Jefferson, the author of the Declaration of
Independence, wrote: "The Constitution is a mere thing of wax in
the hands of the judiciary, which they may twist and shape into
any form they please."
Indeed, Santayana and Jefferson were right.
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