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

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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?

    Five percent here are "nuts" .
    Christianity does not need this so-called support.
    Does the 5% wish us to be another Iran ?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by USViking View Post
    priests were state employees.
    The funny thing is that the people who want government involved with religion the most are the ones who trust government the least, yet they would have this happen, and only notice the problem with it after the fact.
    "All that stuff I was taught about evolution, embryology, Big Bang theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of hell [the bible] teaches us how to run all our public policy and everything in society." Rep. Paul Broun (R)

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Grendel View Post
    The funny thing is that the people who want government involved with religion the most are the ones who trust government the least, yet they would have this happen, and only notice the problem with it after the fact.
    I seriously doubt there are any US Biblethumpers who want the ministry to be employed, hence to a large extent controlled, by any government.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by USViking View Post
    I seriously doubt there are any US Biblethumpers who want the ministry to be employed, hence to a large extent controlled, by any government.
    yet they would have this happen, and only notice the problem with it after the fact.

    They want to intertwine religion and government. The end result will be government in charge of religion, not the other way around. The more involved with government it is, the more corrupt it will be. They're just too stupid to see the problem ahead of time. They have to wait until after it happens to see it. Just like always. No foresight, whatsoever.
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    Re: Would you vote for Christianity to be the official religion of the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grendel View Post
    yet they would have this happen, and only notice the problem with it after the fact.

    They want to intertwine religion and government. The end result will be government in charge of religion, not the other way around. The more involved with government it is, the more corrupt it will be. They're just too stupid to see the problem ahead of time. They have to wait until after it happens to see it. Just like always. No foresight, whatsoever.
    What do you mean by "intertwine"? I see no reason to assume as you do that government will wind up with any more control over a designated state religion than it has now. In fact I think there as much a risk of religious authorities (Christian ones, that is) obtaining inappropriate power over the government as vice versa. That was the situation which obtained in Roman Catholic Europe certainly throughout the Middle Ages, and it is the situation today in much of the Islamic world, where the power of the mosque has increased enormously since the late 1970s, a trend which shows no sign of abating.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by USViking View Post
    What do you mean by "intertwine"? I see no reason to assume as you do that government will wind up with any more control over a designated state religion than it has now. In fact I think there as much a risk of religious authorities (Christian ones, that is) obtaining inappropriate power over the government as vice versa. That was the situation which obtained in Roman Catholic Europe certainly throughout the Middle Ages, and it is the situation today in much of the Islamic world, where the power of the mosque has increased enormously since the late 1970s, a trend which shows no sign of abating.
    Which is exactly why "zero" is the tolerable level of mixing government and religion. If "Christianity" is our official religion, then what defines "Christianity". Once this is an issue of law, then it's an issue for lawyers to sort out. That's exactly what happened in Rome in 325. So then you'll have a mix of lawyers, politicians, special interest groups and priest arguing over what's "official" Christianity. And I guarantee you that will be step 2. They already do that in the churches. Once it's law, it just adds lawyers to the debate.

    It's just a gigantically stupid idea, and would most likely end up being some kind of politically correct "Christianity" that becomes the official American Religion.

    Why fundies would even think about allowing that to happen would be beyond me if I hadn't already seen, time and time again, that they have an absolute and complete lack of foresight.
    "All that stuff I was taught about evolution, embryology, Big Bang theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of hell [the bible] teaches us how to run all our public policy and everything in society." Rep. Paul Broun (R)

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

    honestly i'm not sure. on one hand i say yes, i'm a christian and i believe that by creating a world power that is openly christian it would expand god more. But on the other hand i'm seeing so many of other peoples opinions and saying no or not right now, because the constitution says we have freedom of religion. but making a national religion, not only do we deny the existence of all other religions in our country, but we also begin to shove religion and government together and that's something we've been trying to separate since almost the beginning. i don't know

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

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    FYI: Supreme Court decisions are rarely 9-0. Yes, people usurp power frequently and try to impose their will upon you. Just because you like what the constitution says about one subject doesn't mean you wouldn't vote against the constitution when you disagree with what it says on a different subject. You would utilize your power to impose your will upon others. That is what humans do. You are no exception.

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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
    Nihilism doesn't make for a good debate on any subject. Perhaps a different forum would suit you better.
    That is a possibility.

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

    No, I would prefer it if we could keep our demographic options open.
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