posted on Sep, 15 2007 @ 02:31 PM
Let me first say that I take offense to the assumption that if you're a Christian then you're automatically anti-gay and/or anti-athiest. Being
Christian does not automatically mean that you're Catholic or a radical evangelical. I happen to attend an Episcopal church, and if you know
anything about my religion, then you know we are rather liberal. Personally, I am fairly conservative when it comes to most issues, but I support a
person's right to practice whatever sexual preference they wish to. I also support a person's right to believe in whatever they want to, whether
that's God, the Flying Spaghetti Monster or absolutely nothing at all. To act as though the only thing that's keeping Christians from burning
athiests and gays at the stake is the Constitution is not only absurd but outright offensive.
Furthermore, I think in recent decades, especially in this country's educational system, it has been the desire of many to re-write history. It's
like the old Soviet dissident joke that goes "In the Soviet Union, the future is known; it's the past that is always changing." I believe it to be
an indisputable fact that this nation was founded on Judeo-Christian values. Can it honestly be disputed that our founders' values came from the
Bible? These men believed that liberty was only possible if it was understood that it was given by God. After all, it was Thomas Jefferson who said,
"God who gave us life gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of
Our founders, these largely religious men, wanted a religious country that enshrined liberty for all of its people- including those with different
religions and those with no religion at all. I think everyone needs to realize that just because we are a Christian nation established with Christian
values, does not mean that only Christians are entitled to be here and/or to be free. The American dream is for everyone, regardless of their faith.
And I know I'm going to get a lot of heat for everything I've posted, but its my honest beliefs. Just because the media is constantly highlighting
a few bad seeds among the Christian faith does not mean that we are some evil religion that is looking to crucify all of the sinners and
Look, I don't want this country to become Christianland. And I think its absurd for anyone to think that it ever will. But even moreso, I don't
want this country to follow in the footsteps of those secular nations in Western Europe. Look at those nations and tell me that you really want that
to be our future.
That's just my two cents. Bear in mind that unlike others in this thread, I am not consumed with any hatred for those with differing opinions on
this matter and differing personal beliefs when it comes to faith. I also didn't spend a ton of time researching things to make my points. I just
want you all to think about what kind of country, and even world, we would be living in had this nation's founders not used the Jewish and Christian
Bible as their guiding text.