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Is it fair for the government to enforce Christian principles despite its separation of church & state?

Asked by: msmith0126
  • Thou shalt not...

    Thou shalt not kill.
    Thou shalt not steal.
    Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.

    Those are some Christian principles. The government already backs those. It also backs anti-pedophile laws, right to bear arms, and other principles of freedom and democracy. Sign me up for the enforcing of "Christian principles despite separation of church and state."

  • The First Amendment

    "The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion..."
    I don't care about how good the teachings of Christianity are, it's not fair for the government to just bypass this rule and push Christian propaganda in our faces and allow churches to be exempt from taxes.

  • No, no American has the right to force religion upon another American.

    Our country was based upon religious freedom. That's why it was imperative for the original builders of this nation to leave their homelands. America was never based upon any one religious practice. The spirit of separation of church and state was an ideal of our founding forefathers. That's the reason early Americans fought so hard to be here. They wanted to worship in a manner they believed was right. They certainly didn't build a nation for the purpose of persecuting others. It's shameful so many of our children can't pledge allegiance at school because their fellow Americans would rather see a child's core values be decimated than agree to keep Christianity in their own homes and churches. If this is a nation under God, He must be really angry at being made to seem so evil by the very people who claim to honor Him.

  • No, it is not fair to push any religion on the people.

    We have a constitution that states we have the right to our own religious belief. When the government starts trying to enforce Christian principles on the states, it is a slap in the face to our country. We should have the right to follow our own belief. Jesus was a Jew, he was not a Christian. We shared the same God, but a different belief.

  • It's against the Constitution.

    The Establishment Clause of the Constitution of the United States prevents the establishment of a state religion or the endorsement of a religion by the government, as these prevent free exercise of the religion of each person's choice (or no religion at all).
    It isn't just "unfair" to enforce Christian principles on the entire populace, it's illegal.

  • No, it is not fair to push any religion on the people.

    We have a constitution that states we have the right to our own religious belief. When the government starts trying to enforce Christian principles on the states, it is a slap in the face to our country. We should have the right to follow our own belief. Jesus was a Jew, he was not a Christian. We shared the same God, but a different belief.

  • No, no American has the right to force religion upon another American.

    Our country was based upon religious freedom. That's why it was imperative for the original builders of this nation to leave their homelands. America was never based upon any one religious practice. The spirit of separation of church and state was an ideal of our founding forefathers. That's the reason early Americans fought so hard to be here. They wanted to worship in a manner they believed was right. They certainly didn't build a nation for the purpose of persecuting others. It's shameful so many of our children can't pledge allegiance at school because their fellow Americans would rather see a child's core values be decimated than agree to keep Christianity in their own homes and churches. If this is a nation under God, He must be really angry at being made to seem so evil by the very people who claim to honor Him.


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