No, why would I believe in such a ridiculous idea? Different ways of doing things should only be treated equally if they are in fact equal. The belief in religious freedom proceeds from the implicit idea that they are equal.Don't you believe in freedom of religion?
All the more reason for the government to officially recognize the true religion as such, so that local people in error won't be able to do that.Make no mistake... The religion those fallible, very human folks in your town might suppress is your very own.
Then I continue observing the true religion, albeit likely clandestinely.Then what?
That just points out important it is to keep government secular and religions as free as possible. However, there need to be limits to the power of any religion, faction or interest group, which is why religions should not be free to take complete control of the government, even if their followers are the majority. Protecting the freedom of all religions requires preventing one (or more] religion from controlling schools or other governmental functions.
Many (but not most] Christians in the USA also claim to be victims of intolerant secularist bigots when they try to seize control of the government also. Until Supreme Court decisions effectively began enforcement of our first amendment right to freedom of religion for the first time in the early 1960s, the USA also had mandatory religious instruction, prayer and gender segregation in public schools.
Last edited by Hard Truth; 12-07-14 at 09:16 PM.
I would be very surprised if they were trying to do the public, 5x prayer call at all in Kennesaw.
That being said... I can understand the noise concern, especially for those who haven't experienced it.
Although I got used to it for the most part, that freakin' call did wake me a lot at the butt crack of dawn on weekends! At the age of 16, that was a giant party foul.