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A Call to Conscience

HeraldOfGalactus Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 1:02 PM
Mr. Conner's doomsaying and whining are no more valid than his opponents who constantly whine about there being too much religion in the public sphere. Both are equally wrong. Playing the victim does not make your side right and sympathy is not a substitute for credibility. Christians are not victims in this country. Christians wield a great deal of political, economic, and culturual power. They wield more than any other religious group. However, this country was not set up to have one religion dominate. The First Amendment made that very clear. Culture isn't crumbling. Life today is considerably better compared to a century ago. It may not be the life Ken Conner wants, but whining about it doesn't change anything.
DCM in FL Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 1:05 PM
"this country was not set up to have one religion dominate"

It wasn't set up to have secularism dominate, that's for sure.
HeraldOfGalactus Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 1:09 PM
Secularism is not a religion in the same way not playing football is a sport. The law states clearly that the government cannot favor one religion with money and/or favors. When you have freedom, the effect is a diversity of belief. There's no way around it. You're not going to like some of those beliefs. I certainly don't like some of the beliefs that are widely held in this country. But I understand that whining about it doesn't change anything.
DCM in FL Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 1:11 PM
"Secularism is not a religion in the same way not playing football is a sport."

It may not be a 'religion' in the obvious sense, but it definitely involves a belief system.
HeraldOfGalactus Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 1:56 PM
A belief system is not the same as a religion. There are belief systems about politics, warefare, and culture that don't fit the definition of religion. What is it about the belief system as secularism as you call it that leads you to lump it into that same mold?
Robert1824 Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 6:36 PM
Your premise is fa;lse. Secu;alists in America are not trying to "dominate" America at all.
They just want the right to live their lives as they choose without having Christians interfere with their rights and private lives. Is this too much to ask for ?

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