Published: Saturday, Aug. 4 2012 5:00 a.m. MDT
One of the goals of our nation is to create a society where all its citizens may
worship (or not) according to the dictates of their conscience. This fallacy of
the U.S. being a Christian nation is a contradiction and a threat to the
principles of freedom and the separation between church and state.Countries that in the past claimed to be Christian nations such as Spain,
Portugal and England, among others fell in the same category of oppression and
persecution of different ideas that occur in countries such as Iran and
Afghanistan under the Taliban, just to name a couple.The greatest
contribution to our nation that we Christians can make is living our principles
to the best of our own abilities as individuals and families, doing so will
require allowing and demanding a secular form of government and the protection
of all currents of opinion and philosophies. Jesus wouldn't have it any
Regardless if this christian country or not,our founding father
recognized we need a religious and moral people for our republic to work.IN other we need to be a "spiritual" country.The
extreme left have trying to change us into "secular" nation for hundred
years now, to our detriment.Our constitutional republic and the
freedom, liberties, and life we enjoy will last only as long we remember God.
We do not need to be a "moral" country. We need to be an ethical
countryGoing to church on Sunday is not required to be ethicalDrinking coffee is not unethical but is immoral in the eyes of the LDS onlyDrinking alcohol is not unethical. Drinking to excess COULD lead to unethical
consequences.Give me ethical any day. we can mostly agree on
Joe Blow. You and I don’t get to decide what is truly moral or ethical,
that’s God’s prerogative and His only. If a person doesn’t
accept that, then his morality or ethics conflict with other people’s and
that causes most of the problems in the world. Ethics and morals in San
Francisco tend to be very different than morals and ethics in Utah. Either you
or I accept the source of all morals and ethics or we are going to live in a
confused world where all behavior is acceptable, there are no absolutes and
nothing has any meaning! Kind of like things are today!
@Mountanman;I'm sorry, but the source of ethics and morals is
not your god. It isn't anybody's god. Frankly, if you don't
like a certain behavior then I suggest you don't conduct said behavior.
For myself, I find religious behavior to be exceptionally repulsive; especially
when it is used as a reason to discriminate against other people.
@mounta(i)nman the God created by men? sorry morals and ethics are the
realm of humans always have been always will be. Man may use religion to attempt
to popularize their set of morals and ethics but it does not make them any less
Why must every religiously related thread turn into a "God said so vs
You're crazy for having an imaginary friend" debate. Either argument
isn't conducive to civil conversation.
Morals and moral and ethical systems derive from the evolutionary traits of
intelligence, empathy, altruism, cooperative social living, a sense of fairness,
protection of individuals and the group, and nurturing, protecting and educating
the young.It's not at all surprising that at least some of the
gods and religions created by man were given human, man-made moral and ethical
precepts. Nor is it surprising that neither gods nor religion are at all
necessary for human to be moral, ethical beings.
The US isn't a Christian Nation. I refer to Article 11 of the Treaty of
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