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Should religion play a role in US federal politics?

Asked by: DebaterOnEdge
  • Islam must overcome the west

    Islam is the true religion and people will be much better off praying to the prohet Mohhama (do not interperate him with our own eyes but with allah's) Also we will make sure women are in their place and all the infedels are hanged on sights for their own good.

    Posted by: Hum
  • YES it should

    The government was based off of Christianity. Three branches of government (Judicial, Legislative, Executive) and there are three major figures in Christianity (Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost) coincidence, I think not. The government is falling apart the farther along in time we go from the making of the government, because we are taking religion out. You wouldn't want a Muslim or Islamic person to be president would you? No offense, but America has had history with terrorists of those religions.

  • Christianity should play a big role

    We should America a more Christian nation to save more evil atheists from burning in hell for eternity. Businesses and Industries should promote Christianity more so everyone can glorify God and stop promoting the Devil through wicked imagery and Satanic music. We can win more souls to Christ this way.

  • Yes u r a god fearing country so if it does u ill do what is right

    It is very important that religion does remain in government and tht coming presidents r godfearing, right men and women...
    If the government stayed christian like it was when obama was in then the country would continue to be a peace maker rather than troublemaker (current state :P)
    it means that the country is doing good if the government is truly christian ...

  • I believe that religion should be able to play a role in government.

    Many people in the U.S. are religious, and as such they should be able to have their desires and their wishes represented by the federal government. Especially considering that we have elections in this country so if a person is in office, they would have been elected in by the people. Preventing people with religious morals form participating in politics and expressing their views from their religious standpoint is in direct contradiction to the U.S. constitutions and American and Western values as a whole.

  • Religion may be important to some, but overall, would be detrimental to politics.

    Religion helps many people. However, it would work against the rights of the people of America. This viewpoint of mine is purely opinionated, but I'm sure that I would be able to find reliable and credible sources to aid my opinion. America is "the great melting pot". Therefore, we celebrate people of all nationalities and religions. Enstating one sole religion into our government would take away the rights of the American people; it would police what we do, what we eat, what we speak, etc. America takes pride in free will; to add religion into our politics would spell the death of the press, the death of freedom of speech, and the death of freedom as an individual.

  • I say no

    Religion is basically a collection of interpretations of a single person and their words which is by definition an opinion. Merriam webster states that an opinion is " a view, judgment, or appraisal formed in the mind about a particular matter". Since the government is (mostly) based on facts and not opinions religion, by definition has no place in politics.

  • No, but religion should always be considered when making laws

    Laws should never be based on the lawmaker's religion, but religion should always be considered when making laws, and making sure that all religions are okay with it, and keep their rights. We need to make sure that the government is a good representation of all o the USA, and since the USA is so diverse with different religions and everything, we can't let one religion influence all of America.

  • The U.S. is a secular nation

    Perhaps the greatest thing about America is the level of freedom we have here. While we're not perfect, we surpass most countries. One of these freedoms is the freedom of religion. Americans can be a part of any religion they want, as long as it doesn't harm ssomeone else. Getting rid of secularism (the idea that church and state should be separated) will undermine freedom of religion, ultimately forcing the minority to submit to the God of the majority.

  • Religion is personal

    It goes against human rights to enforce your believes into someone and it attacks the idea of the bible of others gods and believes. If you want to "save" non-religious people from "falling to the devil tricks" I recommend you to talk to them peacefully instead of enforce your religion, and by the way religious management of the state it would bring a lot of problems because of the church's priests making decision without any formal education on politics (not in every case of course).

  • Religion Is Personal

    Absolutely. Thomas Jefferson put it quite succinctly:
    Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legislative powers of government reach actions only, and not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should 'make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,' thus building a wall of separation between church and State.

  • Religion has denied facts and evidence and has only caused harm.

    On a government level, religion is the last thing we should have in. It has opposed reason, logic, fact, and evidence. Evolution, The Big Bang, and Science itself is in constant peril because our government is still run by mostly Christians. Soon their will be a change and the younger generation will rise against something that should have died years ago. Theocracy. KEEP YOUR THEOCRACY OUT OF MY DEMOCRACY!

  • The First Amendment

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. That is the exact wording regarding this topic within the First Amendment in the U.S. constitution. The United States government itself states that it should not make laws regarding or restricting the practice of religion. Furthermore, a government making laws in support of one specific religion is prohibiting the free exercise of all other religions.


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