The Constitution wasn't speaking of any religion

While the constitution did not specifically name the Christian religion directly, I don't think that were directly speaking of any religion, but the different Christian religions which had left in England when the original colonists left. There is a difference when your religion preaches destruction to other religions, because others do not believe as you do (Islam) would have in no way been endorsed, therefore the separation of church and state means that government cannot dictate which form of religion (Christian) the citizens are to adhere.

 

That is where the difference is in my belief and those that don't think the Constitution was referring to Christianity.  Otherwise Satanists would be allowed to practice their religion which calls for sacrificing humans including babies, so you think all religious activities of all religions should be tolerated?

 

This is one of the reasons we need a wall, as we as a country have sovereignty over our borders whether we trade with the neighbors or not, and with a neighbor like Mexico, who has allowed others from other countries to access that open border. The US should withhold all funding, just as they have allowed the corruption in their government to be overrun with drug cartel money to allow the drug trade to flourish, shame on US for having succumbed to the drug addiction problem, but that is not a reason to allow it to continue !

Comments

Stone-Eater Added Jun 13, 2018 - 10:40am
This is one of the reasons we need a wall
 
You were pretty lucky that native Americans didn't have the possibility to set up a wall. Otherwise you probably wouldn't be there.....
Ryan Messano Added Jun 13, 2018 - 10:58am
The Founders were all Christian and quoted the Bible more than any other historical document.
Dave Volek Added Jun 13, 2018 - 11:36am
Sigh. Another American constitutional mythologist!
 
When the persecuted sects of early America formed their own colonies, they allowed only their own religion in that colony. Eventually they were persecuting each other. Colonial America could have headed to religious wars were it not for the works of William Penn, who worked tirelessly to convince the colonists to abandon their discrimination of other religions.
 
We used to have a Satanist on WB. I think he would challenge the myth that Satanists sacrifice babies.
 
From wikipedia, Mexico is 93% Christian. Islam barely registers. It's hard to understand how a wall will prevent Muslim terrorists.
 
Bill Kamps Added Jun 13, 2018 - 12:02pm
There is a difference when your religion preaches destruction to other religions, because others do not believe as you do
 
The Old Testament preaches the same destruction of non-believers.
 
Religions are free to practice, as long as they are not breaking other laws. Obviously murder, is one of those laws.  Christian churches cannot break local laws in their worship either.  If a church wanted to illegally annex property for their use, the religion would not be banned, they would be taken to court and not allowed to to annex the property. 
Jeff Michka Added Jun 13, 2018 - 4:32pm
Ryan won't admit the bible is just a written fantasy, and it certainly isn't "history."  Ryan and the founding fathers whisper to each other, according to Ryan, and he'll claim the FFs wanted a state religion.  Riiight, sure they did, if you're Ryan.  Not sure what your POINT IS Bill Kamps.  The Xtains like to tell you your rights are freedom of religion, not freedom from it, though many yearn for just that.
Thomas Sutrina Added Jun 13, 2018 - 4:52pm
Jeffry boy, reality is what the majority of society believe to be true.  The earth was flat and now it is round.  etc.  It really doesn't matter one way or the other if the Bible is fantasy or not.  It is what the society believes it to be.
Doug Plumb Added Jun 13, 2018 - 7:07pm
re "The Founders were all Christian and quoted the Bible more than any other historical document. "
 
And the structure of government puts into practice protection from those who eat from the tree of knowledge (lawyers and judges / juries), and Christian doctrines like separation of powers and the Trinity are the ideas that form the basis for the US government, as well as other Western governments. They said "separation of church and state" The church is the  church, its not Christianity.
James Travil Added Jun 13, 2018 - 7:17pm
" Otherwise Satanists would be allowed to practice their religion which calls for sacrificing humans including babies, so you think all religious activities of all religions should be tolerated?  "
Another fundamentalist Christian liar, what a shock! Satanism is not only tolerated but several of our churches are recognized on the state and federal levels, including my own Church of Satan (www.churchofsatan.com). And contrary to the lies of this article we do not practice any form of sacrifice. Fucking Christian liar scumbags. 
Riley Brown Added Jun 15, 2018 - 11:52am
Rockin, the founders didn't put limits on the constitutional right of citizens or groups of citizens to chose and practice their own religions, but there have always been limits on what type of harm we have been allowed to inflict on other citizens, in the name of our own religion.
 
We have never been allowed to injure or kill other citizens in the practice of our own religion, however there have been endless legal fights over where the line is. 
 
Is a fetus another citizen with enough rights to be protected by the state, or is it not one until it's born?  No one disagrees that murder even in the name of your religion, is not permitted in the US, religious freedom never was allowed to cross that line.
 
Similarly injuring or permitting injury has also been hotly contested as with Christians who believe in testing their faith by handling poisionious snakes.  For a long time the courts held that it was their religious right but after high profile children died, courts decided to make it illegal.  It is  slippery slope, protecting people who don't want to be protected from their own chosen religious practices.
 
Today we are seeing religious and spoken freedoms attacked in unprecedented ways, especially when it comes to freedom of speech.  From what I can see the founders didn't care if you called the President a monkey, you had the right to say whatever you wanted about anyone as long as you didn't get violent and do them any harm.  At the same time you weren't allowed to scream FIRE in a theater because that would result in physical harm to others.  Today things are quite different.
 
Long ago the courts decided that saying nasty stuff like "I think someone should kill the president" was illegal, because the president is SO important.  Today you can be arrested for spoken threats against anyone, a far far cry from what our founders had in mind when they wrote the constitution.  Lots of people have lost their jobs over what they have said in their personal lives, and even children can be arrested for saying stupid and childish threats and insults, especially if it precedes a suicide.
 
Today we're moving into the age of the though police.