Mankind is enjoying a sort of awakening of their humanity recently, and I'm delighted to see more and more people coming forward and being counted amongst the rational, the logical and those who reject superstition over evidence and inquiry. This is good, this is what advances mankind further along in its journey of being.
However, I have a warning for my humanist brothers and sisters: It is with caution and reserve that we should fly our colors, and be vigilant in the observation of the religious movements in government. Honeyed words, cloaked in the mantle of reason will disguise true motives, such as Ron Paul's sleight-of-hand trick with Roe v. Wade, Mitt Romney's used-car salesman approach to covering up his Mormon agendas, or Newt Gingrich's outright demand that everyone bow and scrape before the cross of the one true God.
Not for them is the peaceful, logical and compassionate resolution of natural disaster, biological disruption or severe misfortune of the masses. They will not have it that bad things happen for no reason, and an Earthquake in Haiti means the island lies on an unpredictable fault line - not that God is punishing these devil-worshiping Negroes for some imagined sins. The logical fallacy, the unsolvable paradox of simultaneously campaigning that "All life is sacred", whilst their policies decree "Any who don't obey us must die" is always a three card monte illusion that will suffice for the majority of the voting public who don't realize the deeper implications such leaders will bring to the table, once it's too late to stop them.
Just you watch: The unforeseen tsunami, the random tectonic event coupled with a war on foreign soil and a drought here in America, and we'll be reduced to hellfire, brimstone and prophecy that was mass-copied out of unrelated selections from the book of Revelations. We shall have finger-pointing, mass hysteria and an uncountable number of charlatans wearing a cross proclaiming the end of days.
Just let the lights go out for more than ten minutes, and things start going bump in the dark...people will drop to their knees and begin muttering fervently and crying their crocodile tears in the hopes of avoiding divine retribution.
And then, driven utterly insane by their lizard-brain paranoia and unrequited prayer-groveling, they will begin to look for someone to burn in hopes of getting God's attention, or securing God's forgiveness. They will cast stones and rally together, shrieking; "See! We warned you! You let in the niggers! You let women kill their children! You took the heathen religions as your own! This is what you get, and you've made us suffer with you!"
This is ever the swan song of the apologist-turned-zealot, and there is no reasoning with such people; the lizard is now in charge. Those who would be happy enough to stay on their side of the fence and let the world turn peaceably on its own cannot be counted on to take a stand, indeed, it is the yielding branch that survives the gale-force wind. No, any who say "Live and let live" in times of peace will be amongst the first to crawl into a deep hole and wait out the storm, rather than be seen defending a nonbeliever.
And then they will begin dreaming up reasons why everyone else but them should suffer, and how gloriously they can prolong the suffering of the innocent for the sake of their God.
Just you watch.