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The problem comes in, speaking just from the perspective of the States, is that there is a serious movement to enact laws that force non believers to be 'ruled' based on religious tenants.Very true. I just don't understand how someone else believes or doesn't affects another person, unless they're shoving it down their throat. I've been friends with a lot of forum peeps for years and never had a clue what religion they followed or didn't, and it won't affect me one way or the other. Same if they're gay, straight, short, fat, old, young... Doesn't change my life a bit and we can still get along for the most part. That's why this thread is such a mess, everyone taking someone else's life personally
In the US, everyone has a right to believe or not believe.
There's no problem there. But when religion tries to legislate based on the bible, some of us have a problem with that.
Same as the Torah, the Koran or any other holy book.
Same goes for religion trying to dictate what is taught in a science class.
Religion has no place in an institution for learning. Especially not one where my tax dollars are being spent.
In god we trust should be taken off the money.
It never should have been allowed to begin with, but it was the '50's....what can I say. Same goes for some pledge of allegiance to some god.
We're in the 21st century now.
There is no room for bronze age enlightenment in the modern age.
In a recent study, atheist were found to be more distrustful than a rapist.
Someone with violent, sexual tendencies is trusted more than someone who just 'doesn't believe'.
Let that sink in awhile.
Maybe you will begin to understand why some of us are hostile.