God-bothering irritant Mike Huckabee has my dander up this morning. Observe:
Former Fox News host Mike Huckabee said on Thursday that if he was elected president then he would have “God’s blessing” to fight a so-called “secular theocracy” that had been imposed by atheists.
During an appearance on the Christian Life Today program, Huckabee told televangelist James Robinson that he was considering a 2016 presidential bid because the country needed to become a “God-centered nation that understands that our laws do not come from man, they come from God.”
“We have a theocracy right now,” Robinson interrupted. “It’s a secular theocracy.”
“That’s it,” Huckabee agreed. “It’s a humanistic, atheistic, even antagonistic toward Christian faith. And that’s what we need to understand. Our basic, fundamental rights are being robbed from us, taken from us piece by piece.”
Here we go again. To clarify:
“secular”–Worldly rather than spiritual: the secular affairs of the parish. Not relating to religion or to a religious body; nonreligious.
“theocracy“-a form of government in which God or a deity is recognized as the supreme ruler. A system of government by priests claiming a divine commission.
Basically, Mike Huckabee would like to take your “secular theocracy”(a clear contradiction in terms) and replace it with a real one. I am so fucking tired of people asserting that “humanism”, “atheism”, or “secularism” amounts to a type of religious belief. It’s the fucking opposite of religious belief. Please get this the fuck straight. Yes, I’m aggravated.