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America now resembles Egypt’s imposed theocracy

As our British friends might say, “It’s bloody ironic!” The turmoil in Egypt might be merely fascinating if the human cost were not so dear. Islamic fundamentalists have tried to use democratic processes to impose a theocracy upon the Egyptian people. Their deceit became obvious as the Morsi administration’s religious agenda became more overtly anti-secular. Now the military has taken up the cause of those opposed to religious totalitarianism and is using force to reinstall democracy. Ironic indeed, but typical.

The same forces are at work in the United States when the religious right tries to impose its superstition upon the majority of Americans who respect freedom of religion and the separation of church and state. Issues such as government-imposed prayer, and superimposing superstition upon science curricula are only two portions of an agenda of theocratic totalitarianism.

Beware of those who claim to know the word of a god. That they are deluded makes them no less dangerous.

John Marvin

Cheektowaga