posted on Aug, 16 2010 @ 03:03 PM
I've lived in the US several times over the past 28 years, and I've noticed a worrying trend during that time: Religious paranoia increased by A
LOT, especially after 9/11. The evangelical right grew a lot stronger and are spreading their xenophobic ideas all over the place, including the MSM.
The problem with that is that religion isn't based on rationality and logic, and if it influences politics, the outcome is only one thing...VERY VERY
VERY VERY BAD!
Wanna be religious? Does it make you happy? FINE, you have the RIGHT to be happy and believe whatever you want, a right that was given by you through
the constitution. However, that doesn't give you the right to push your religious beliefs on others, or trying to cut the liberties and religious
freedom (any freedom really that doesn't harm anyone) of others...if you're doing that, you are violating a core principal on which the country was
Sadly that's EXACTLY what's happening at the moment thanks to xenophobia and paranoia lead through irrational and illogical religious beliefs. Just
look at the whole NYC mosque discussions...the damn thing isn't even gonna be built on ground zero, but several blocks away. Yet the religious right
is trying soooooo hard to make it seem as if the thing is going to be built right on top of GZ, with a Osama statue sowing everyone the finger in
front of it. Hell, you even hear crazy ideas like "Sharia's coming to the US".
The US went from being a leader in the world to a country that doesn't even follow its core principles anymore, freedom and liberty! As long as
religious xenophobia and paranoia governs the country, that won't change. Since 2001, the US has been turning into the very thing they despise...a
country where it's ok to cut ppl's liberties and freedom at will. Sad, and I really hope they can turn it around because I have a lot of good