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Should all references to God be removed from government?

Asked by: AK_Awesomeness
  • Religion holds us back.

    I am assuming the people arguing no are Christian. But in the US there is freedom of religion. This nation is not built on belief in God? This nation is built on the idea that religion is something people keep in their private life, that is the separation of church and state. Say we put public prayer in at schools, here is the thing we have freedom of religion so we could not just have it be Christianity we would have to pray to any gods anyone wanted to. Keep in mind there are about 4,000 religions active today. In any case the Constitution never ones mentions Christianity, God, or Jesus, the only time it even mentions religion is to say a religion will never be established. In any case most of the founding fathers were deists, which was like an atheist of that time period.

  • Religion has no place in politics

    Regardless of what religion you practice, the text it is based on is at best a hypothesis written by a HUMAN BEING. Any lunatic can write a book containing 'prophecies' and 'teachings' but only a lunatic with followers can call it a religion. You wouldn't govern your country according to Cthulu so don't govern your country based on the Bible or any other religious text.

  • Separation of church and state

    Religion has no place in government at all, it is completely irrelevant to what the government is doing and should have absolutely zero say in government activity. Everyone should be free to believe or not believe in whatever they want and the American government needs to stop favoring Christianity so much.

  • We're not a theocracy

    Since when are principles like rule by an elected oligarchy, capitalism, and limited democracy exclusive to religion? It could just as easily be said the country was founded on secular principles. Because we're not supposed to be a theocracy (we are semi-theocratic in several places), references to God take on a purely artistic meaning rather than a practical one, and give an impression that is false.

  • Separation of Church and State

    I believe that in accordance to the U.S. Constitution, religious references in our government (such as "under God") should be removed. It is important to remember that everyone has the right to believe (or not believe) in whatever they want. And although I believe every individual in the government should be allowed to believe in any religion, the government however should stay neutral and unbiased as a whole to preserve those rights of every individual (instead of basically labeling the country as Christian).

  • Church and State

    Although the U.S. Constitution guarantees freedom of religion, it also has to respect and acknowledge other beliefs such as atheism and religions not based on the same god. The references seen in the U.S. Government are specifically structured from a Christian-based religion, and in turn favoring it. These references are unconstitutional in the eyes of someone who does not identify with a Christian religion.

  • Refrences of God should not be removed from gobernment.

    The founding father addes God to the government. Beforecourt started there was prayer and Bibles were in every school across the nation. The founding fathers put that in. If they wanted America to have refrences of God then the government should have refrences of God. The founding fathers were the reason this nztion started, they don't want anything to change about. If you created something and future generations wanted to chanhe it, how would it make you feel?

  • Keep our heritage

    I think that the references to God in government should not be removed. The 1st Amendment guarantees freedom of religion, and that should apply to the government as well. The US Government has every right to keep all references to religion, as long as it is not trying to establish an official religion. So, religious references to God should not be removed from our government.

  • Foundation is key to success.

    This nation, as illustrious and provocative as we are, is forgetting that it was built on 3 core beliefs: Belief in one's own good, Belief in community and Belief in God. Now, I am aware that 200 years ago, people were not as technologically advanced, but they did what they did so we can do what we do, and we should applaud their heroism, not reprimand them.

  • God has nothing to do with religion and religion has nothing to with god Bless Americia

    It is because Americans are the only ones that got it right.When I say we got it right We knew that it would take every american to work side by side and take care of each other to make THIS GODS COUNTRY! I ask you this religion of any faith what religion was God?

  • God has nothing to do with religion and religion has nothing to with god Bless Americia

    It is because Americans are the only ones that got it right.When I say we got it right We knew that it would take every american to work side by side and take care of each other to make THIS GODS COUNTRY! I ask you this religion of any faith what religion was God?


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