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Published: Wednesday, Oct. 2 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

m.g. scott said: Welcome to the 21st century. I assumed (my fault no doubt) that we all were talking about the world today. Today there is no Christian nation that I know of where I would fear being a who I am.

My guess would be you aren't a muslim in America than, right.

Mikhail
ALPINE, UT

After reading the comments to this post, I am convinced that not one person actually read Mr. Prager's complete article, since none of this discussion has a nexus to the main points of his article.

gmlewis
Houston, TX

@marxist: I agree with you whole heartedly. The Light of Christ illuminates the minds of everyone that has lived or will ever live. It is perceived as a conscience. If we heed it, we will live according to the highest mores of our society, whether that society believes in human sacrifice or that all men are created equal.

Mikhail
ALPINE, UT

Happy Valley Heretic: It would appear that Muslims living in this country find it an appealing place, based upon immigration patterns and the growth of the Muslim population. According to the President of the United States, these United States are not a "Christian" country.

Tyler D
Meridian, ID

@gmlewis – “The Light of Christ illuminates the minds of everyone that has lived or will ever live. It is perceived as a conscience. If we heed it, we will live according to the highest mores of our society…”

And if we don’t get too hang up on names and any one religion having a monopoly on access to it, most people would probably agree with you.

In other words, if Light of Christ is synonymous with The Light, The Void, Brahman, The Source, The Ground (of our being), The Way, The Tao, our Buddha Nature, and a whole host of other names trying to articulate the Reality at our core and behind all appearance and the unseen order of the universe, then all but the most base materialists would agree with you.

GK Willington
Salt Lake City, UT

One of my favorite quotes (I don't recall who initially said it)... "Morality is doing what is right regardless of what you are told. Religion is doing what you are told regardless of what is right."

God exists but its a crying shame that Organized Religion (a man made invention like the light bulb) does.

Wally West
SLC, UT

From the book The Bonobo and the Atheist by Frans De Waal;

**Whatever the role of religious moral imperatives, he sees it as a “Johnny-come-lately” role that emerged only as an addition to our natural instincts for cooperation and empathy.**

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