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Timothhy
Pro (for)
The Contender
joseph_locke
Con (against)

Religion and Politics

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Started: 1/27/2017 Category: Religion
Updated: 11 months ago Status: Debating Period
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Timothhy

Pro

Religion has been holding us back as a society and it interferes to much with the decisions we make in government and advances we make in science. Chrisitanity has also been seen as the basis of all american government. Our children have to stand up every morning and say we are one nation under God. There is no evidence for religion so there should be no reason to implament it in our decisions as a nation.
joseph_locke

Con

The foundation of this very nation was based upon religious principals. In the early colonies the religious leaders made the laws and as that colonial society developed it formed a nation of the people, by the people, and for the people. The very government we are discussing, had it not been for religion, our country would not have prospered as it has. When we vote for a candidate we expect that he/she will adhear to the ethical principals having their foundation in religion . However a great number of the people that run this country are without a doubt corrupt. They have no ethical standards the only thing on their mind is " how can I make my self richer" now religion is not necessarily needed in our government but without the religious influence at our foundation the fabric of our society would be torn apart. Based on your first argument I will assume your an atheist and that you believe that atheism should influence our government well atheism is a belief of a universe without God which is belief that makes atheism a belief system thus making it a religion.

Prove to me their is no God.
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