You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

Reply #15: Ah, official state religions; the hallmark of [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009) Donate to DU
Pax Argent Donating Member (350 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-16-04 12:39 PM
Response to Original message
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.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC