posted on May, 14 2010 @ 01:00 PM
(Opinion) I don't think that the colonialists intended to set up a theocracy. I do think that they wanted a government that would allow freedom of
religion. However, the mention of the 'cultural' aspect of religion is a key point.
It seems to me (opinion again) that 'separation of church and state' is now being interpreted as 'eradication of church by state.'
As a Christian, I have no problem with the existence of other religions, be it Wicca, Paganism, Islam, or whatever.
(Side note: is there a difference between a religion which seeks inspiration from a higher power, and a belief system which guides one's life? For
example, could AA be considered a religion?)
What I do have a problem with is the public's tendency to lump all Christians and/or believers in God into one group. There is a profound difference
among various Christian belief systems, and I find some of them to be totally reprehensible. All Christians do not share the viewpoint of the church
made famous recently by its attacks on the U.S. military. To me, their actions were decidedly un-Christian.
The Bible that I read tells me to obey the laws of the land, so I pay taxes, observe speed limits, and try to live as a responsible citizen.
Separation, yes. Eradication, no.