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Pax Argent Donating Member (350 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-16-04 01:39 PM
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15. Ah, official state religions; the hallmark of
repressive regimes everywhere. Pray tell me, where has having an official state religion EVER resulted in a more enlightened, open society? A whole litany of evils will arise by allowing America to devolve into a theocracy where the edicts of the rulers comes from divine fiat.

As a dedicated spiritual but non-religious person, the idea of allowing one more justifiable form of discrimination just doesn't appeal. The founding fathers were absolutely correct to divide church and state. The ideology of Conservativism has already become like a religion, complete with bullying, prejudice, logical inconsistencies and hypocrisies. Too many Americans already believe in a de facto Right of Kings.

America has grown strong by keeping the freedom of religion and maintaining a core secular constituency. We cannot afford the lose this freedom fundamental to maintaining an enlightened, free society.

In short, they will have to pry my religious freedom from my cold, dead hands. On this I will give no quarter.
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