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Is it better to live in a religiously dominated government or a human representative secular government?

Is it better to live in a religiously dominated government or a human representative secular government? Topic: How to write an amendment to a document
May 26, 2019 / By Hettie
Question: It seems to me that it is a better bet to be an America and live in a secular world than it is to be a living in a Country based on Religion, no matter what happens, don't you agree? It is a good thing that America is based on the proposition that government must be civilized, or based on the rule of law, not based on a religion, religious laws or any religious organization. Governments based on religion are often theocratic, like Iran. In Iran, the Religious leaders have the last word on what the law of the land is. But in America, the Supreme Court has the last word, up to a point, and it is a court of humans sworn to uphold the Constitution, which is a secular document, secular being a joint decision of humans in authority based on the rule of law, secular based on our history of Governmental law, not religious law. Or put more to the point, a collective human law, not the law of a God!
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Easter Easter | 7 days ago
Secular government is the best way to guarentee everyones rights are respected. Many Religious Right activists have attempted to rewrite history by asserting that the United States government derived from Christian foundations, that our Founding Fathers originally aimed for a Christian nation. This idea simply does not hold to the historical evidence. The United States Constitution serves as the law of the land for America and indicates the intent of our Founding Fathers. The Constitution forms a secular document, and nowhere does it appeal to God, Christianity, Jesus, or any supreme being. (For those who think the date of the Constitution contradicts the last sentence, see note 1 at the end.) The U.S. government derives from people (not God), as it clearly states in the preamble: "We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union...." The omission of God in the Constitution did not come out of forgetfulness, but rather out of the Founding Fathers purposeful intentions to keep government separate from religion. Although the Constitution does not include the phrase "Separation of Church & State," neither does it say "Freedom of religion." However, the Constitution implies both in the 1st Amendment. As to our freedoms, the 1st Amendment provides exclusionary wording: 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. [bold caps, mine] Thomas Jefferson made an interpretation of the 1st Amendment to his January 1st, 1802 letter to the Committee of the Danbury Baptist Association calling it a "wall of separation between church and State." Madison had also written that "Strongly guarded. . . is the separation between religion and government in the Constitution of the United States." There existed little controversy about this interpretation from our Founding Fathers. If religionists better understood the concept of separation of Church & State, they would realize that the wall of separation actually protects their religion. Our secular government allows the free expression of religion and non religion. Today, religions flourish in America; we have more churches than Seven-Elevens. Although many secular and atheist groups fight for the wall of separation, this does not mean that they wish to lawfully eliminate religion from society. On the contrary, you will find no secular or atheist group attempting to ban Christianity, or any other religion from American society. Keeping religion separate allows atheists and religionists alike, to practice their belief systems, regardless how ridiculous they may seem, without government intervention.
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Easter Originally Answered: Could u live off government welfare?
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Easter Originally Answered: Could u live off government welfare?
Yes, my neighbor as a kid had 11 kids and never worked a day. it wasn't a good living at all. a beat up car and a tailor. the mom might have lived ok but the kids went to school in dirty close begging for food and things like tooth brushes and clothes and would take things out of of the lost and found and for Christmas theyes all had to share a crappy toy from the good will. I think government is creating more poor people then there helping. A couple people say you can only get welfare for two years in a row. must be different if you have kids? I've seen people go on it for life and live in free housing for far longer then two years. There must be some loopholes because I know of people that have been in free housing for 10+ years.

Chalice Chalice
What God? What religion? It's no shame to be human and feel alone in the midst of this great cosmos! I respect all traditions that seek to provide comfort from our loneliness. I detest the we are "chosen" mentality. This is the source of true human menace on this planet.
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Annora Annora
The US was founded on religious principles. Only the Christian God teaches that people have rights, that everyone is equal. (read the declaration of Independence). Go with science and you get survival of the fittest and Nazi's. Muslim's women are lower than your goat heard. Buddha and young women are bought and sold. Only faith in the Christian God teaches respect. Many times Christians fail, but the teaching never fails.
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