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    I'm totally for the first amedment's stance on religion. Religion is not something that should be forced on anyone. But people also shouldn't berate others if they are not doing harm by their beliefs.

    I'm a good person and a Christian. I follow what I think is moral, and will raise my children to do the same. Why must that be snuffed out. Religion is a positive thing for me and my family. Why must we conform to what you think?
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    As a man of Faith I cannot conform to what others think of my belief nor do I care, I have tried to explain the meaning of my faith on here but it's pointless but I would venture to say that those without faith in their lives cannot conceive as to what Faith in someone or something really is ! With that being said and with countless postings about my faith being debated or more like being being criticized so often that I am reluctant to enter into those types of conversations as they are not really about the topic because they usually devolve into name calling :IE brainwashed, idiot, etc, and then of course comes the mocking both of the faith itself and all those who believe in it. There is no end game to that type of conversation, other than to say you agree to disagree.
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    Gerald W Wrote: I'm totally for the first amedment's stance on religion. Religion is not something that should be forced on anyone. But people also shouldn't berate others if they are not doing harm by their beliefs.

    I'm a good person and a Christian. I follow what I think is moral, and will raise my children to do the same. Why must that be snuffed out. Religion is a positive thing for me and my family. Why must we conform to what you think?
    I'm glad that you are a "good" person; however sticking your head in the sand and just follow the "herd" is pure lazy. This whole world has been a mess since religion was created by "humans"; No one from "outerspace" controls your life; if you get cancer tomorrow; did Jesus give that to you? If we go to war in Iraq,did Jesus tell us to do so? No, Jesus (a flesh and blood HUMAN) and his clan is long dead; just keep believing in "dead" people is indeed a "lazy brain". Religion is the "curse" of humanity; check your history books. How many people have been killed on this tiny globe because of "religion"? I lost count!!
    "good" persons like you will also "kill" other thinking (believing) people if your "leaders" will tell you so. See the "sniper" movie.
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    Gerald W Wrote: I'm totally for the first amedment's stance on religion. Religion is not something that should be forced on anyone. But people also shouldn't berate others if they are not doing harm by their beliefs.

    I'm a good person and a Christian. I follow what I think is moral, and will raise my children to do the same. Why must that be snuffed out. Religion is a positive thing for me and my family. Why must we conform to what you think?
    The problem is that Christians want everyone else to conform to their way of thinking. Over half of the Republican Party--you know, the party who says they are Constitutional purists--say they want Christianity to be the official religion in America. That kind of flies in the face of the first words of our very first amendment.

    That's why so many people have a negative reaction to people shoving religion down our throats. You have a right to worship whoever you want, but you do not have a right to force everyone else to conform to your beliefs, as is the case in the modern day Republican party. Go to church, hang out with other religious people, and pray every night. You have every right to do that. However, you don't have the right to use the functions of a secular government to force everyone else to conform to your religious beliefs.
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    I rest my case!!
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    jaredsxtn Wrote:
    Gerald W Wrote: I'm totally for the first amedment's stance on religion. Religion is not something that should be forced on anyone. But people also shouldn't berate others if they are not doing harm by their beliefs.

    I'm a good person and a Christian. I follow what I think is moral, and will raise my children to do the same. Why must that be snuffed out. Religion is a positive thing for me and my family. Why must we conform to what you think?
    The problem is that Christians want everyone else to conform to their way of thinking. Over half of the Republican Party--you know, the party who says they are Constitutional purists--say they want Christianity to be the official religion in America. That kind of flies in the face of the first words of our very first amendment.

    That's why so many people have a negative reaction to people shoving religion down our throats. You have a right to worship whoever you want, but you do not have a right to force everyone else to conform to your beliefs, as is the case in the modern day Republican party. Go to church, hang out with other religious people, and pray every night. You have every right to do that. However, you don't have the right to use the functions of a secular government to force everyone else to conform to your religious beliefs.
    Fair enough. THere is a lot of animosity on both sides it seems, and I'm pro 1st Amendment even though the extreme parts of my party want to change that. Sadly, they are the ones being put up front.
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    [url=https://www.democratichub.com/user/106189.aspx">Gerald W[/url] Wrote:
    jaredsxtn Wrote:
    Gerald W Wrote: I'm totally for the first amedment's stance on religion. Religion is not something that should be forced on anyone. But people also shouldn't berate others if they are not doing harm by their beliefs.

    I'm a good person and a Christian. I follow what I think is moral, and will raise my children to do the same. Why must that be snuffed out. Religion is a positive thing for me and my family. Why must we conform to what you think?
    The problem is that Christians want everyone else to conform to their way of thinking. Over half of the Republican Party--you know, the party who says they are Constitutional purists--say they want Christianity to be the official religion in America. That kind of flies in the face of the first words of our very first amendment.

    That's why so many people have a negative reaction to people shoving religion down our throats. You have a right to worship whoever you want, but you do not have a right to force everyone else to conform to your beliefs, as is the case in the modern day Republican party. Go to church, hang out with other religious people, and pray every night. You have every right to do that. However, you don't have the right to use the functions of a secular government to force everyone else to conform to your religious beliefs.
    Fair enough. THere is a lot of animosity on both sides it seems, and I'm pro 1st Amendment even though the extreme parts of my party want to change that. Sadly, they are the ones being put up front.

    What is sadder is that your party leaders have not take a stance against this. Instead they seek to simply use their votes.
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    Gerald W Wrote: Fair enough. THere is a lot of animosity on both sides it seems, and I'm pro 1st Amendment even though the extreme parts of my party want to change that. Sadly, they are the ones being put up front.
    I wish there were more Christians like you serving in our Federal, State, and local governments. I have a feeling that many atheists, agnostics, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, etc. would be much happier with the way things were run if we did.

    I agree that there's a lot of animosity on both sides, but I would opine that it's not necessarily equal. Using the functions of government to pass laws based on Christian theology flies in the face of our 1st Amendment and rightfully, in my opinion, justifies the animosity that many non-Christians feel. If people just kept their religion between themselves and their God then this world would be a much better place.
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    Yes.....LA is back. The mighty fake Jesus attempted to summon me to a meeting...so I had to beat him away witha stick and swore allegiance to the real god....Yes, Mexican Jesus.

    I'm back and ready to debate all you heathen, heretical, blasphamous members. Bring it on...Bros

    Lets carpet bomb everyone