Freedom From Religion?
The First Amendment of the US Constitution clearly states,
“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.”
If every American everywhere within the US or its territories has the constitutional right to freely exercise their religion — why is that a problem?
What Is Religion?
The briefest definition is a “belief” in something. So why would that be harmful in any way? I believe a certain way and that offends you how?
I was in Walmart the other day and had a Jewish cashier? You might ask how would I know that? Because he was wearing a “yarmulke.”
Jews don’t believe Jesus is the Son of God; a belief I happen to embrace. Did I call him aside and explain the many benefits of having your own personal savior?
No, but I was also not offended that he had a conflicting belief to mine either.
I have no idea if an atheist or agnostic would have been offended by this religious display.
What if he had been at the DMV, or courthouse would there be a loud call for separation of church and state? “Leave your beanie at the door son.”
Trashing Christians Is Politically Correct
Targeting Christians and Jews for their beliefs seems to be fair game in today’s society. A walk out of “diversity friendly” democrats will greet Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, during his upcoming speech before congress.
I don’t see demonstrations outside mosques or any movement to forbid praying five times a day in federal buildings or schools. I don’t see Buddhists or Hindu’s chastised for their beliefs. It would seem some religions have more freedom than others.
Some Final Thoughts
Freedom from religion is just another way of saying freedom from any opposing opinion I don’t like. Don’t push your beliefs on me in any way.
I suppose churches, synagogues, and mosques should just be square buildings with no discernable markings on the outside so as not to offend.
So I guess we can’t have any nightly news. No more Andy Rooney (yes I know he’s dead) or any other news commentary or opinion pieces.
Don’t show any McDonald’s commercials because you might offend a vegetarian. Automobile commercials might offend the Amish. Not sure how they would see them but still.
I would really, really like your beliefs and opinions silenced particularly if they are 180 degrees from mine. My beliefs always take precedent over yours — always.
Freedom from opinion? How would that world work for ya??