Should the Bible have relevancy to US law?

Posted by: triangle.128k

With all the religious fundamentalists on here lately, i'd like to see if anyone votes yes.

  • Yes

  • No

17% 6 votes
83% 30 votes
  • "The government of the United States is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion." - George Washington "Christianity is the most perverted system that ever shone on man." - Thomas Jefferson "The Bible is not my book nor Christianity my profession." - Abraham Lincoln "I hold that in this country there must be complete severance of Church and State." - Theodore Roosevelt "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." - First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States

  • Being a religious individual myself, I say no. Religion is a covenant between god and the devotee, to force it onto people who would not follow it would be in a sense slavery to faith. It should only go so far as to be a foundation to oneself. Let people come to your faith by being a beacon for it, not a dictator of it.

  • A book written 2000 years ago should not be the basis on which we move forward.

  • We're a religious (and secular) nation, so we can't have one particular religion being relevant in the government.

  • Since Church and State are separated, we should not be governed by any religious document.

  • Though I am Protestant, I believe in the right for anyone to have any religion or no religion. Therefore, it would be wrong to force my ideals onto others.

  • If there are coincidental similarities, that's fine. In fact, I'd be worried if there weren't a few (don't murder, don't steal, etc.). However, when writing the law, lawmakers should be objective and secular.

  • The Constitution gave us freedom of religion and that means all religions so laws should never be made based on any one religion.

  • The very first emigrants to the U.S utilized the Bible and Christianity to govern society. So, in a sense this country was found on religion. I am not against the Bible or any religion in particular, but following the Bible would mean that all people living in America would have to abide by the rules and regulations of that holy book. The problem with that notion is that there are millions of people in America that belong to a different religious identity, and integrating the laws of the Bible to regulate society would be an issue. It would also be contradicting the freedom of religion amendment. The real question is, is it even possible? I think not.

    Posted by: en1gma
  • We should learn from the travesties throughout history that church and state should remain separate.

  • If our laws were based upon religion we could not have freedom of religion. This is why the separation of church and state is so important.

  • No. I'm Christian but not everyone else, so State laws should be made in a way that are universal for all the citizens regardless of religion. Separation of church and state.

    Posted by: Cathor
  • Hell no ... pun intended.

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tajshar2k says2015-08-11T16:59:38.1695237Z
People who vote yes know nothing about the constitution.
triangle.128k says2015-08-11T18:03:18.0724101Z
Where did all the religious zealots go?
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-08-11T18:05:25.6656280Z
Relevancy? Its always relevant. Its religion.
triangle.128k says2015-08-11T18:06:10.4674818Z
@FreedomBeforeEquality I thought you were irreligious?
DavidMGold says2015-08-11T20:42:18.4721643Z
@tajshar2k - if I told you Congress appropriated money for printing Bibles, would you conclude that is unconstitutional?
Network says2015-08-18T06:15:18.8774975Z
@tajshar2k - I know what the Constitution of the United States says. I just don't agree with it. You guys removed the amendment against alcohol, you could remove the one against religion. Meanwhile, I'll stay on the North side of the border.

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