posted on Oct, 26 2013 @ 10:46 AM
Nephalim, I believe Christians are in fact trying to force their religion on me. When they try to take away my right to terminate an unwanted
pregnancy, that is forcing their beliefs. When they continuously try to impede the rights of my fellow American's due to their sexual orientation,
that is forcing their beliefs on us. When politicians are getting huge donations from mega churches in order to push their "special" interests, they
are forcing their beliefs on our nation!
Now of course there are many groups that do all these things that are not Christian, however that isn't the focus of this thread. I was raised
in the "Church" and from an insider perspective, they absolutely do tell every member of their religion, every guest who visits the church and
anyone else who will listen, that America is, in fact, a Christian Nation! They start this indoctrination in Bible class for the kiddies as young as
2 and 3 years old. It continues through Youth Group, sending these kids on "Mission Trips" all over the world in order to convert the heathens.
These kids are having it "put on their hearts" that it is a cause worth putting their lives in danger for, just like Jesus did.
I remember a story my youth group was told about a teenage girl who was attending a Christian service that was being held in secret (because of course
Christianity was against the law) somewhere in South America. During the service military troops stormed in and threw a painting of Jesus on the
ground. In order for the people to be released they were paraded past the painting and told to spit on it or they would be shot on the spot. Many of
the people did just that, except for the teenage girl who knelt down beside the painting and with tears in her eyes and love for Christ in her heart,
she used her long hair to wipe the mucous off of her Lord's face... with that action her life ended in a hail of bullets. Of course we were told that
she is now in Heaven sitting at the right hand of Jesus, a rich reward for her sacrifice of love!
This was a "normal" Evangelical church, no snakes in the service, no seeing stones giving prophesy, no comets bringing the rapture... just your
average, born again, Spirit filled Christian Church. I truly believe that left unchecked, the Christian Right could be downright dangerous. Actually,
any belief system that feels they are completely right and everyone else is wrong and are willing to sacrifice their own lives (jobs, friends, even
family) for the "good" of their system of belief. Hence, our Founding Father's desire to create a Nation FREE from any one religious ideology!
Just my $.02