Ezra over at Pandagon linked to this very amusing column over at TownHall.
After reading the rantings of Mr. Giles, I'm forced to once again ask why so many people who claim to be Christians, who accept the Bible as the word of their God, are so keen to break the ninth commandment? It is demonstrably false to say that our Founding Fathers were, to a man, Christian. Check out the quotes that the folks at atheist.org have gathered together. All the praying in the world won't make the Founding Fathers "Judeo-Christian" (whatever the heck that even means).
You have to ask why people like Doug Giles are willing to break one of the Top Ten rules, the rules that God himself supposedly gave to Moses. I think it's because they are hell bent on making Christianity not just one of many religions, but the law of the land. I can imagine Giles and others like him thinking "it's only a little fudging! What's a little fudging when you're trying to achieve a greater good?"
I believe that the people who are trying to turn the United States into a Christian theocracy have no faith, have no belief, and wouldn't know Jesus Christ if the man himself came down and planted his size 10* in Doug Giles ass. If they really believed in God, they would not break God's law to advance their own cause. The fact they are willing to LIE, to break one of the Top Ten, to ostensibly advance their faith says to me that they have no idea what faith is. If you have faith, you don't need to have public prayers and the 10 Commandments posted in every classroom or courtroom. You would know God was with you all the time. If you want to keep people in line, if you want to keep power over people, if you want to live in an authoritarian society, then you need to make God real. And that ain't faith.
I don't even believe in God, and I know that.
(*Just a guess: I can not vouch for the size of Jesus' feet)