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In the Declaration of Independence, Benjamin Franklin suggested that the word "sacred" be replaced with "self-evident" based on his belief should be founded on reason, not faith. Has the Christian faith become too influential in American politics?

In the Declaration of Independence, Benjamin Franklin suggested that the word "sacred" be replaced with "self-evident" based on his belief should be founded on reason, not faith. Has the Christian faith become too influential in American politics?
  • Presidents should not have to be Christian.

    In a multi-cultural society like the United States, founded on the principles of a strict separation between the church and state there should be no good reason why a president has to speak to the public about their Christian faith as they often feel compelled to do. The influence of the Christian faith on policy making in areas such as abortion, sex education and same-sex marriage can often be seen and is generally to the detriment of the health and happiness of American citizens.

  • Yes, the Christian faith has become too influential in American politics.

    Yes, the Christian faith has become too influential in American politics because it allows governmental officials to discriminate against others due to religious beliefs. This is not right. Politics should be separate from religion, but we see it influencing our daily lives, like in the case of HB2 in North Carolina.

  • No, it has not.

    A certian branch of the Christian faith has tried to become to influential in politics. That said, reason vs faith argument is so hard to define. Is it unreasonable to allow people to murder others or is that we simply believe that human life has value and we should value it?

  • No, The Christian Faith is not too influential in American Politics.

    No, I do not believe that the Christian Faith is too influential in American Politics. It seems with each passing year, the Christian Faith diminishes slightly in power. There are less people attending church on a regular basis and following the guidelines of the religion. America seems to become more politically correct with each passing year making it harder for just one religion to have too much of a hand in politics.


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