A religion is a specific system of beliefs or a philosophy of life. New York's state religion, which is taught in its public schools, is secular humanism. Its principle relies on moral relativism - there is no objective morality; no higher authority than humans; no free will, only animal instinct. These beliefs are prevalent in universities, corporations, nonprofits, law schools and the media.
The misconception that the U.S. Constitution refers to "the separation of church and state" is a convenient excuse to remove religions, based on a belief in a supreme being, God, Allah, Yahweh or any deity, from public education. The Constitution's First Amendment, "Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof," forbade a state religion as in England. However, New York now has a state religion of secular humanism, which is imbedded in most of state culture but not in the hearts and minds of its citizens.
Big brother, his "despotic bureaucracy" and self-centered love create an imbalance of mind, body, and spirit, which leads to crime, drug and alcohol abuse and family dissolution. The Declaration of Independence states, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights. ..."
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