Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Blog Against Theocracy

Okay you godless heathens (and you not-so-godless heathens), the Blog Against Theocracy blogswarm for Easter weekend (April 6-8) is a go!

The idea for the blogswarm was conceived by USian blogger Blue Gal, but in a previous post I wondered if Canuck bloggers could also get in on it. After all, we have our fair share of religious wingnuts trying their damnedest to impose their beliefs on Canadians, too. Neural gourmet's tng replied to the thread that Canadians are quite welcome to hop aboard the anti-theocracy blogtrain. So below, I've copied part of Blue Gal's post from today explaining the concept:

"The idea is to post at least once from Friday to Sunday Easter Weekend, April 6-8. The post will be against theocracy, in favor of our Constitutional guarantee of separation of church and state. But there are a LOT of issues tied to this, as is pointed out in the First Freedom First website:

No religious discrimination.

PRO End-of-Life Care (no more Terri Schiavo travesties)

Reproductive health decisions made by individuals, not religious "majorities"

Democracy not Theocracy

Academic Integrity (like, a rock is as old as it is, not as old as the Bible says)

Sound Science (good bye so-called "intelligent" design)

Respect for ALL families (based on love, not sexual orientation. Hellooooo.)

And finally,
The right to worship, OR NOT.

So take your pick and write your post(s). Really, the wider variety of topics makes it all the more interesting. I can't wait to read what Pharyngula has to say about sound science, or what some of you will have to say about reproductive choice as it relates to church/state separation, or how a religionist blogger feels about their own freedom to worship and how that is compromised by state sponsored religion. (That's my topic, fwiw.)"

So that's the story: April 6-8, do a post about anything to do with why the separation of church and state is so important, and link it back to Blue Gal's post here, or neural gourmet's post here. There'll probably be a separate post for all the linkie goodness; Blue Gal will have more on that later.