Nikki Moungo.  Nikki Moungo.  Nikki Moungo.

Thank you for speaking and sharing the truth at the Ballwin Alderman meetings for a second time (here’s the first).

When a majority seeks to impose a belief system on a minority using their own tax dollars, citizens need to stand up and fight against such bullying.  This is exactly what was at stake in Ballwin Missouri.  And exactly what Nikki Moungo was fighting against.

IT WORKED !!

The Board in Ballwin VOTED AGAINST putting up “In God We Trust” signs!!!!

It’s always important to remember that this is just one battle in a bigger struggle for equality.  However, every time tax paying citizens are willing to stand up for themselves and educate others like Nikki has done, we move closer to a less divisive world.

I love this video.  It’s very hard to hear, but it’s an atheist in the local “Greater St Louis” region standing up for her beliefs with a wonderful argument for why we shouldn’t have a pledge with “… under God …” in it.  Awesome!  Well Done!

 

How many discussions about religious beliefs have you found to become sidetracked into obscure topics?

Examples from my experience include debates on literal interpretation of Biblical passages “from Hebrew” or figurative interpretations of an individuals unique perspective on the rules to get into Heaven.

I have found that discussions about religion in general often lack the appropriate understanding of the base structure of such religious beliefs. Rarely do the participants in the discussion start with the base assumptions of the topic before moving to higher ground.

Yet, these fundamental “constructs” make a HUGE difference in our shared understanding. Therefore, below is my view on the structure of religions.

 

I refer to these as the “Three Tiers of Religious Belief”.

I could also refer to this concept as the “Inverted Triangle of Religious Beliefs”. Continue Reading…