View Poll Results: Do you favor/oppose an amendment making Christianity the official religion of the US

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  • Either or is agreeable

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Thread: Would you vote for Christianity to be the official religion of the United States?

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    Re: Would you vote for Christianity to be the official religion of the United States?

    I strongly oppose the idea though if it didn't influence politics at all and stayed out of government then I would't really care all that much either.
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    Re: Would you vote for Christianity to be the official religion of the United States?

    I'm the guy who voted in favor.

    Every state has a state song. Do any of you even know what your state song is, much less are required to sing it at any state functions? But such things are underpinnings to individual identity. If the city of Dearborn, Michigan wished to declare Islam its official city religion, I would have no problem with that, so long as no test was required to be employed by or to do business with the city. In fact, I would admire if they began city council meetings with a call to prayer.

    Why? Because I believe that expressing our faith in God is not harmful to the character of a nation, and need not be suppressed in government business.
    The morality of abortion is not a religious belief, any more than the morality of slavery, apartheid, rape, larceny, murder or arson is a religious belief. These are norms of the natural law of mankind and can be legislated even in a completely religionless society.

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    Re: Would you vote for Christianity to be the official religion of the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    You may as well start a poll titled "Would you support a bill legalizing nun-beating?"
    or a ban on giraffe pictures.

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    Re: Would you vote for Christianity to be the official religion of the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Which brings up an interesting question:

    Where's the line between having your religion inform your politics and writing religious laws?
    Either one is acceptable. That's why it's important to be an informed voter.

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    Re: Would you vote for Christianity to be the official religion of the United States?

    I strongly oppose this idea and I am sure that it's not going to happen.

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    Re: Would you vote for Christianity to be the official religion of the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by Van Basten View Post
    Totally unconstitutional. Not a chance and I'm a Christian.
    The question wasn't about making a law. The question was about changing the constitution. The constitution clearly describes the procedure for changing the constitution.

    Current Amendment
    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

    New Amendment
    Congress, all states and local governments shall respect the official religion of our nation which is Christianity. Congress shall make no law prohibiting the free exercise of Christianity; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. The public practice of Islam should be discouraged by all bodies of government especially those practices that threaten the safety and traditions of our nation.
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    Re: Would you vote for Christianity to be the official religion of the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Why does there have to be a line? People try to enforce their moral beliefs on others all the time. Environmentalists are a good example.
    But "moral beliefs" are a bit different when you can demonstrate harm caused by the other person's behavior. It's not purely a "That's wrong because I said so" situation, where religious beliefs sometimes are. I can demonstrate harm caused to myself and others by you dumping mercury into a supply of drinking water. Obviously something like "don't murder or steal" might have a religious basis for someone, but there's also an objective basis for saying that those things cause harm to others. Whereas "don't eat shrimp" doesn't have such a basis. "My book says so" is the only reason to support making that a law.

    The argument against same-sex marriage collapses pretty hard when you remove the religious component, because then all you have is "I don't like it."

    We've seen the effects of making purely religious-based rules into the laws of a nation. It rarely ends well.
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    Re: Would you vote for Christianity to be the official religion of the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Why does there have to be a line? People try to enforce their moral beliefs on others all the time. Environmentalists are a good example.
    Environmentalists have failed pretty miserably by comparison. In this state, assisted suicide, SSM and drugs are illegal, pretty much entirely (at least when the laws were made) because of religion. The reason such an amendment would be insane is there are infinite number of interpretations of any given religion, and those change all the time. When the constitution was written, infant damnation was a popular belief.

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    Re: Would you vote for Christianity to be the official religion of the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    I really doubt anyone, no matter how religious, who has a good understanding of the Constitution, how our system of government works, and the dangers of mixing ONE religion with that government would day anything other than "absolutely not". I'm not sure what you are trying to accomplish by this poll, J.
    while i totally agree with you obviously there are some out there. I was curious if these people exist anywhere else. I couldnt agree MORE with the bolded part but obviously some dont feel the same so if there were any here i wanted to hear thier logic on what they think the benefits would be because i cant think of any.
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    Re: Would you vote for Christianity to be the official religion of the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    I voted "Oppose" rather than "Strongly Oppose" for one reason only; that NO religion should be an official religion, not just Christianity.
    hmm not sure why that would influence your vote but i agree 100%. I only picked Christianity cause it is the majority and it was the subject of the polls and articles that inspired this thread.

    but yes my answer for me is the same for all religions.
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