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Brian_Expat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:43 AM
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My thoughts on the religious/secular divide
Are other posters correct when they talk about the passion on both sides of religious folk versus secularists? Yes.

Are they correct when they say both are equally out of line? No. Secularists want to ensure that no one religion (or any religion) dominates the public discourse. Many religious people are, on the other hand, moving to ensure that only their religion is accepted in society AND are actively moving to deny me MY rights and the practise of MY religious beliefs.

As a religious person myself, I am more on the side of the secularists because they pose no threat to my civil liberties (including the right to practise my religion free from discrimination). I cannot say the same about MOST religiously-motivated political activists.
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kiahzero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:48 AM
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1. Yes, to a point
There exist a small number of secularists who would push to make religious expression illegal... fortunately, such thinking hasn't really made it to the United States yet.
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