by Glenn Littrell
76-86% of Americans claim to be religious. Since the overwhelming, largest religious group in this country is Christians who do you think it is that is waging this so-called war? If its anything it isn't a war its a civil war. Christian vs. Christians... and that's the same situation that led our forefathers to leave Europe, not Jews or Muslims oppressing Christians, but Christians oppressing Jews and Muslims and EACH-OTHER!
Catholics against Protestants, Protestant against Protestant. Rich and powerful Christian against the poor Christians, etc. All because some so-called Christians can't stand to leave other people (other religions, denominations and non-believers) alone to their own beliefs and try to force their beliefs, rules and standards onto them.
- Kim Davis is not allowed to use her job to impose her beliefs onto other Christians.
- Planned Parenthood is popularly supported by many OTHER Christians.
- Christians want to exercise their choice to say Happy Holidays or Merry Christmas.
- Prayer IS allowed in school, but school led prayer is not, because many Christians question whose prayer would be allowed.
- Many Christians belief that the separation of church and state protects the religious freedom of ALL, not just some.
The concept of freedom, particularly from the founding fathers is equality for all, religious freedom of all, and a united country. Either we protect each others rights as well as our own or we are not united. If we establish freedoms only for ourselves we have damaged freedom for everyone... including ourselves. Do you want prayer in school (first of all prayer is allowed in school), but whose prayer? yours, but not mine?
Historically the answer to the question 'whose religion' leads to violence.
I'll join the fight for putting all religions on the same plane, but will not appoint one above another.
The Christian concept of love is that we are to love one another, we are our brothers keeper, do unto others... the second most important commandment. Now look up the word Bigotry:
"noun, intolerance toward those who hold different opinions from oneself."
There should be no room in a Christian vocabulary for that word, let alone in our behavior.
Yes there are a lot of bigots out there.
The Christians in the middle east are being persecuted, also in China and parts of Russia, and Africa, not in the United States. What the right-wing likes to paint as Christians in persecution is actually a disagreement among Christians.
The right-wing has found the divisiveness of religious disagreement most useful. Just like they’ve found the division of the working/middle class against itself, most useful. They have succeeded in convincing the country's major religion, race, gender, and economic class that they are victims.