The areas in which I and my Foundation have problems
with religions fall into the following areas...
If it supports or promotes elitism or exclusion.
We get to go to heaven and you don't , or
heaven is not as great as ours..
2.) If it promotes or supports in any fashion
based upon Race/Ethnicity, Gender, or
You're deemed less fit
due to Race, being a Woman,
or your Sexual Orientation, because of which you are
unable to participate in the
same equal capacity as a
those deemed more qualified or acceptable.
or you are unable to enjoy the same cultural-legal
benefits as straight couples..
3.) It requires that you abandon processes of reason,
or an under standing, or respect for
the scientific process. If it promotes intellectual
punishes those who resist.. or
simply wish to question..
Such as ,,
Jesus walked on water. "Really?
- How?".. or work
product of the same quality, or similar to, that
produced by the Mormon "Prophets"
If your religion will not allow discussion, debate or
dissension based upon reason or fact..It is a
I believe that a goal we should work towards is one in
which Tax payer funded/related Jobs/positions
to fully embrace principles of non-discrimination..
I.E. K-12 public schools, our military, our courts,
I believe it is intellectually dishonest to expect that
those persons who embrace discriminatory
systems are fully capable of maintaining the positive
non-discriminatory work environments of Tax payer
I believe anyone unwilling to disavow discriminatory
belief structures should/could
be grounds for
disqualification from tax payer funded/related positions...
Be intellectually honest..If
your offended by this post please consider the following. If you are part of an organization, program, belief structure etc..
that discriminates, and/or uses it's financial/political strength to promote said discrimination..If you are part of group
meetings in which you listen or participate in a dialog process supportive of discrimination/vigilantism etc.. you are guilty
of hurting people..This is what a backlash to those harmful process can look like. and again, when compared to the lives destroyed
, the pain and suffering you have caused, this post is very, very tame..
original post cont..
Being supportive of non-discriminatory policies,
or procedures supportive of equality should not be
be twisted in concept or meaning as including
a willingness to allow those who discriminate or support
groups or policies equal access.- Historically
recognized guidelines similar to those found/created to
racial discrimination should be expected.)
Update insert: November 26th.. I just wanted to congratulate
the U.S. Senate for passing Nov. 7th, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. (ENDA). This would go a very long way towards
accomplishing exactly what we seek. Unfortunately the U.S. House, made up of a disproportionate number of folks that still
think the earth is flat, will not follow suit. CSM
Original post cont...
I think it matters not
what day or holidays you worship, or celebrate.. I think it matters not whether or not if your faith requires that
you eat in a specific way.. I think it matters not if you want to believe in such things as planet Kolob,,it matters
not a bit..However, causing problems for those that wish to exercise their free speech rights and say something
is utterly ridiculous--when it clearly is...,
or being supportive of the types of discrimination or
--Is a material failure that I do have problems with.
For in these negatives lie
the germination for Fascism,
Totalitarianism, and Orwellian Dictatorships that represent
proven dangers to the human race and our
I do not support asking a person what
their faith or lack
there of is, in a screening process for Tax payer
I do think it is fine to ask a person if they support
processes of equality and non-discrimination, and that
very specific is fine.
I believe that Tax exempt privilege should be reserved
only for organizations that
conform to societal expectations
related to non-discrimination
I believe that tax payer supported processes
mandate to promote, protect, and enforce a bubble of
non-discrimination..This provides a safe haven for
We have over two thousand years of history, a history
of failure that continues through today. Failed
that have harmed and continue to harm. This must end
Some might say this process would be overly
I think that when balanced against the above history
of failure, the processes of correction are a
compared to the harms that have continuously been
propagated by failed aspects within various religious
I think it would be wise for all participants of various
religious related activities
to consider strongly that any
process reflective of spiritual values of Good, Truth etc..
Any processes that may
have the support of a Supreme
Being or Governing Process.. walk in lock step with
the general conclusions, directions
of this post...
Keeping in mind that current private sector areas that
are currently open or supportive of
processes would remain largely unaffected.
Colin Stuart McCoy
( I wanted to take
a moment to explain something
else related to this topic..we are involved in an
educational process. Prior posts
related to this topic
have all been designed or meant to get the intellectual
process engaged..To challenge.
We do not support in any way the targeting of
individuals based upon religious affiliations..
here is why.. Many people who belong to various
religious organizations were born into them.
For some it's
an integral aspect of their cultural
A study of the religious phenomena, surveys etc..
demonstrate that within almost every religious
faith there are clear signs present of members working
for needed progressive change..
This can often just be a by product of the complexities
of the human condition,
our society, our families.
Within every faith you can find those that clearly do
their best to walk in the
foot steps of the righteous
teachers..While right next to them you can find the
most ardent discriminationist
or power conduit for the
continued spread of darkness.
So in this matter, simple affiliation is not enough
use as a dis-qualifier.. So for purposes related to this
post, stay away from it.
again, in this, we also have a clear
history of the horrors created by those who would not. )
Colin Stuart McCoy
I think it would not be a bad idea for people who consider
themselves to be spiritual
or persons of faith.. to consider
the following perspective.
Many, many people consider their particular faith
the/their vehicle to what ever post life existence may await..
I think they should consider if perhaps
this is an erroneous
Some might, in a spirit of philosophical generosity extend
faiths an acceptance of multiple vehicle models that
can get you where you want to go, or will be going, or not.
Again I think this should also be considered to be a an erroneous perspective.
what people should consider, is that it matters not
what faith you have or do not have. That all people upon
have a seat on the bus..and theoretically all they
have to do is just sit there.. Just live...and the bus will
take them to what is, or is not...no secret
passwords are required, no hidden tricks or requirements
The various faiths should be looked upon as simply reading
material, like a multi choice magazine
A person could have no knowledge of the materials on said
magazine rack, and the bus would still do
but as we all know, having good reading material available,
and making good choices as to what
to read, and finding
those things of value within said material..seems to always
make a journey more enjoyable,
educational, and can help a
person to often get more out of the trip.
Update: 4/23/14.. I was asked
if I thought "Bad"? people "might" have a different/less enjoyable/or shorter post life experience? I
think it would be wise to consider that the answer to this question could be/is very likely yes. So what is Good, what is
Bad.. is the harm you cause needed, material or redeemable. We have for centuries defined very function-able identifiers for
good or evil..Is it a lie, is it a manipulation based upon a lie. Did it come into being based upon force or reason..Was it
based upon cultural theft needed to enforce additional lies or was it based upon a pure origination. Is it possessed of fraud..It's
not rocket science, you just can't be an intellectual/spiritual coward and expect to be able to easily discern truth. Many/most?
people want Black or White, they want Hard Rules that ease the responsibilities born of creation..Some times this can work,
for a while..but very often the realities are found within "guidelines" that require a persons daily active participation..