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Interesting Article

A former member
Post #: 126
A former member
Post #: 6
Very interesting and disturbing article on so many levels. While they are changing the constitution to reflect their Christian beliefs they also need to change our country's name to The Christian United States of America or how about The Christian Republic of America.

I could go on and on about the article...
Prasad G.
user 12888063
Plano, TX
Post #: 3

Well, it's disturbing. But the country won't be named 'Christian United States of America' any time soon.

Let's have some hope. Let's see this from a bigger perspective.

This same clamor and bigotry was around at the time of the nation's founding more than 200 hundred years ago. But yet it was founded on secular principles and liberty. Yet the nation has abolished slavery and empowered women and other minorities. It has come a long way.

Today, if any, there is more awareness that these attitudes of divisiveness are narrow-minded. Yet the battles continue against some fringe groups (like those mentioned in the above article).

While we can't shun or hide from countering these attitudes, we also can feel a little more confident and relaxed that all the efforts of those who fought to bring the nation so far haven't gone to waste; or will be wasted as long as we continue their fights.
Cooper
user 6532302
Mesquite, TX
Post #: 70

This same clamor and bigotry was around at the time of the nation's founding more than 200 hundred years ago. But yet it was founded on secular principles and liberty. Yet the nation has abolished slavery and empowered women and other minorities. It has come a long way.

There was bigotry but not religious...at least not institutionalized or a move to make it so. The bigotry was against Africans and women as they were not protected equally or given the same rights as white males. But to the religious, at the time of the Constitution's signing religious activity was actually less than what it is now. There were less churches per capita and less people attended church as a percentage of the population. America, if anything, has grown more religious as the years go by and now it is coming to a point where it is becoming less religious.

The furor and out-sized political strength of the vocal minority of evangelicals is simply the death throes of a dying movement. Americans, including Christian Americans are becoming more liberal, tolerant, and permissive of others even if they personally or as a matter of faith disapprove of certain behaviors. The evangelicals are simply trying to reverse this tide and enact legislation before their numbers dwindle to the point of irrelevancy or their own camp begins liberalizing. Hopefully, they do not do any damage before that point is reached.
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