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Faithful America was founded on June 15, 2004, when Americans of faith raised $36,000 to place an advertisement on Arabic-language satellite television expressing regret to Muslims for the abuse committed by Americans at Abu Ghraib prison.
Since its foundation, Faithful America has mobilized its tens of thousands of members to take action on issues ranging from poverty to health care to Iraq. Our campaigns have provided African children with malaria-preventing mosquito nets, gathered thousands of signatures on petitions to the White House, and enabled thousands of people of faith to lobby their elected representatives in Washington to make moral decisions on issues from Guantanamo to Darfur.
I think we are going to see many more of these transparently political sites being passed off as Faith sites. I suppose they soothe their consciences by telling themselves that the word "Faith" has many meanings.
Originally posted by Titen-Sxull
reply to post by Doc Velocity
The Founders fully expected men to be guided by their Faith FIRST
That's why the went out of their way to create a non-religious secular government
They wanted a religious nation but they knew the tyranny that unity between Church and State could bring because they all knew European history.
Anyone who's read the Constitution knows that the Founders were NOT guided by their religion or "Faith", if they had been Freedom of Religion wouldn't exist as it goes against the first commandment in the Bible. And why exactly aren't we stoning Witches in America? Exodus clearly states they shouldn't be allowed to live.
Faith should NEVER guide a politician, REASON should. Faith is what led to the 911 attacks. Faith is what leads men to pray instead of take appropriate action.
If we were to strike religion completely out of the halls of government, then only secularists would hold forth there.
And this is a problem how? As long as a politician doesn't use their religion to manipulate voters or violate the Constitution I could care less what faith they profess and I think most of America would agree. The issue isn't with what personal faith these men actually harbor but with how they use it to sway people into supporting them. Its also sad because most politicians have to pretend to be Christian and go to Church every Sunday just to earn their religious brownie points with the religious voters.
Keep politics and religion separate, each form of madness is bad enough by itself.
[edit on 19-7-2010 by Titen-Sxull]