posted on Oct, 18 2013 @ 03:50 PM
I can agree that the U.S. is portrayed as a christian nation. After all, a large majority of citizens are christian.
Personally, I don't understand why religious people claim that our "rights" in our country come from god. Technically, there is nothing that is a
"right." It's simply just something we humans have came up with. It's make believe in a sense. And god had no part in creating it. The people who
created our nation nearly 250 years ago did.
If our rights came from god, then why did we end up having to amend even more rights than the first 10 we had? I guess god forgot to abolish alcohol,
but then changed his mind, I guess he just forgot slavery, and I guess he just forgot to let women be able to vote with men.
It's easy to see that this is human planning, not god by any means. Not to mention other countries have a list of their own rights for their
governments. And some have either more or less than the original 10 we have. So why would god bother giving other countries more or less rights than
another? Like I said, humans created rights, not god. This can explain why everything was done sloppy.
And it's sad to say that religion does have a large role when it comes to electing our government officials. God has been beat into our heads all of
our life. Just look around. We hear "God bless America" all the time. It's a popular song in sports openings. Our currency has "In god we trust"
on it. Our PoA has the words "Under god" in them. And kids in schools usually have to recite that daily. And even when we go to court, or when a
president is sworn into office, they are given a bible to swear an oath on.
It's almost like your SUPPOSED to be religious in order to be an American. I guess you can say I'm an atheist, and atheist are one of, if not the
most hated group in America right now. I have yet to see any kind of politician run for office that is openly atheist, or any other minority religion
in the U.S. At least not in a more important government office position. Most politicians that are not Christian actually act like they are in order
to gain more support. Since most people are indeed Christian, they can identify with them more. And people want to elect people that support their
The same goes if that same politician is gay. Many, many politicians who are gay shield it from the public. Because homosexuality is rather frowned
upon in the U.S. And it also goes against the religious teachings of the majority religion. So they can't afford to lose their highest demographic of
Personally, I do not care what religion our leaders may be. As long as they do what they're supposed to do, I'm happy. It doesn't take a religious
person to create honest, fair legislation. I just takes someone who is smart and determined.
I've just been growing wary of politicians who are Christian that make decisions based on their beliefs. A few prime examples would be the issue of
abortion, and same sex marriage. And usually politicians make a big scene when it comes to topics like this that are touchy to their faith, and
usually rather argue about that, rather than things that are more important.
So I say believe what you want, just don't bring your beliefs into the board rooms with you. Because after all, these are only your BELIEFS, that
require FAITH. If you want to be religious, knock your self out. It won't be difficult to go to a church, or temple to satisfy your religious needs.
Just don't let these things effect your decisions that effect us citizens.