posted on Dec, 11 2012 @ 11:20 AM
reply to post by interupt42
"Freedom of religion is a principle that supports the freedom of an individual or community, in public or private, to manifest religion or belief in
teaching, practice, worship, and observance; the concept is generally recognized also to include the freedom to change religion or not to follow any
religion. The freedom to leave or discontinue membership in a religion or religious group —in religious terms called "apostasy" — is also a
fundamental part of religious freedom, covered by Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Freedom of religion is considered by many people and nations to be a fundamental human right. In a country with a state religion, freedom of
religion is generally considered to mean that the government permits religious practices of other sects besides the state religion, and does not
persecute believers in other faiths.
(This article is from Wiki)
Technically, to be in compliance with international law, Atheism has to be considered a religion. If not than it is not a protected right.
I have to say that I am not a believer in organized religion even though I believe in god. I prefer to talk to god in the woods. I also talk to my
father, part of who resides within myself because I am his son. It makes me feel good to talk to my dad who died long ago. He was my mentor, the man
who taught me what I perceive, a man who only went to church on Christmas and Easter. I would rather talk to nature than to people in the church who
wear way too much perfume and cologne which bother my breathing. So to some I am evil, the antichrist even though I believe what Jesus taught was
good. I see that what Jesus was trying to teach was twisted to fit peoples desires today and throughout history. So technically I am not even a
Christian anymore by todays standard.
People have a right to believe in their god/religion without persecution. Unless their rights are in opposition to certain laws that we have created
to stop atrocities.
edit on 11-12-2012 by rickymouse because: (no reason given)