The Republic Is The Religion, Tolerate Only Vaccinated Superstitions!

Superstitious faiths are not just private matters, as soon as they impact others. In a Republic, the default religion is the Republic itself: it ties (ligare) people again (re). Being in a Republic requires to believe in the religion of the Republic, and other faiths are tolerated only when they don’t contradict the Republic and its laws.

History provides with many catastrophic examples of what happens when a superstition takes over the state. The Judea war of 66-73 CE is an example: fanatical Jews didn’t just attack Roman soldiers, they heavily fought each others. Jerusalem in the end was sieged by Titus and his legions, while inside the capital, Jewish sects were fighting each other to death. The end result was the annihilation of Israel as a state, an administration, and even a location where Jews were found.

It helped, in seducing the Mediterranean basin, that the Roman Republic outlawed all religions calling for human sacrifices. To keep itself together, the Roman empire had to become tolerant to all religions, as long as they forbid human sacrifices…

However, the “Catholic Orthodox” took over under Constantine (Nikea Council, 323 CE). Soon enough heretics could be executed (380 CE), libraries  and books were burned, freedom of expression and reflection were outlawed, the justice system gutted, etc. Rendered mad and stupid by Christianity, the empire collapsed quasi-instantaneously (Arbogast and his Western empire, secular Frankish army go defeated by Theodosius at the Frigidus battle in 394 CE, the great invasions happened in 406 CE, Rome fell to the Goths in 410 CE).

Thus, it is important to draw the line. The state religion is the Republic: the public is god, and the public comes with human ethology, the practice of reason… enshrined by law. As the Romans used to say under the Republic: the law is hard, but it’s the law.

When one doesn’t respect the laws of the Republic, the Republic collapses: this is what happened in slow motion with the Roman Republic over 550 years:

During the Renaissance, in the Sixteenth Century, Pope Julius II ordered the destruction of Roman monuments, even using stones to make cement with! Prior to this, Roman monuments were mostly intact. Thus Roman catholicism destroyed Rome twice; in the Fourth Century, for real, and in the Sixteenth Century, in memoriam. my opinion? Roman monuments should be rebuilt! Precisely, so we can remember better the rage of those mad with god.Starting in 150 BCE (say), the spirit of the Republic, that the most powerful shouldn’t be too powerful, was violated. That spirit was enforced by laws against excessive wealth and expenses (sumptuary laws). They got eroded beyond sustainability, the Gracchi brothers and their supporters noticed, and tried to correct. The lack of replenishment of the Republic led to a strange combination of collapse and expansion… both driven by increasing fascism which culminated in the installment of “Orthodox Catholicism” as state religion by emperor Constantine. That in turn brought further mental and cognitive collapse…  A collapse which went, even though the Renaissance was launched: arguably the Renaissance was on as early as the Seventh Century (outlawing slavery) and the Eight Century (mandatory education). However, as the example of the disastrous Sixteenth Century shows, collapsing feature driven by religion, or, more exactly plutocratic superstition, led not just to the destruction of the Roman Forum then, but also of a quick succession of devastating religious wars.

Actually “Orthodox Catholicism” got horrendous in the Fourth Century and then again ramped up its terror starting in 1026 CE… precisely because a striking Renaissance was in full swing in Normandy and surrounding regions…. While Rome also stirred (an attempt to relaunch the Senate happened then), and the Italian Republics became ever stronger.

There is little doubt that Catholicism endowed fascism for centuries… not just as the Occidental Roman state collapsed… But all the way to 1789 CE…

So what to do, as Sharia raises its ugly primitivism? Well, be vigilant!

An example is vaccinations. Vaccinations protect the vaccinated, and others too, as the disease vaccinated against finds it hard to get a grip in the public. Not to vaccinate a child is a crime, against the child, and against other children and all citizens (as vaccinations protect all). Crimes against the Republic should be punished… Be it only to show which religion is the boss… namely the religion of secular law, the skeleton of the state.  

Patrice Ayme

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The preceding was inspired by a NYT article on Orthodox Jews in the New York area refusing vaccinations, which brought an epidemic of dangerous measles. We Are Taking Religious Freedom Too Far
We have a right to practice our beliefs, but we don’t have the right to discriminate against others, or endanger their lives.

Here is the conclusion of that article:

Before you ask an entire student body to bow their heads and pray, remember that banning prayer in public school never stopped any child from praying. It just prevents students who don’t belong to the dominant religion from feeling ostracized.

Religious faith is a private matter between a believer and God. But how a believer lives in community with other people is something different altogether. It’s time to stop giving believers a pass just because their beliefs happen to run counter to the laws of the nation they live in. Human lives may depend on it.

 

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