Value Of Religion In America

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“Every formula of every religion has in this age of reason, to submit to the acid test of reason and universal assent.” – Mahatma Gandhi (4). This quote explains that religion today has to go through an "acid test” in order to see if the world agrees with what its beliefs are. Luckily, today in the U.S., we have the freedom of religion, so Americans can practice whatever religion they like, which is one of the things that the U.S. has assented to. As Americans, we also assent that slavery is bad and that we are not/will not do it again. Assent, in this case, means the expression of approval or agreement, which the agreement is the people of the United States giving their consent to something. Lastly, we assent to the constitution that the founding …show more content…
The beginning few lines of the Declaration say, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable-rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. (6,7)" These values of everyone being equal under law, and that everyone should pursue happiness, remains something that we uphold for the most part. When Thomas Jefferson created the Declaration, he did, so that the people after him would assent to what the document said. So, he put in these rights that are given to us “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,” and since we have assented to this, we must value these things. And, if we value these things, then they must be important to us, so the Declaration is something that we must have assented to. The Declaration makes us an independent country and that is something we, as Americans, wanted, so we obviously assented to that. But, the BIGGEST thing that we have ever assented to as Americans is, the United States Constitution, which has the legal basis for how people should act and be treated. It protects all Americans and all their …show more content…
One thing that they have assented to is the Constitution, which holds all of the United States’ rules and rights. The Constitution keeps the United States from crumbling and falling. In the Constitution, it says that we have the right to the freedom of religion, which Americans assent to. Because we assent to it, it means that we have a large number of immigrants, that want to come to the United States because we have religious freedom. We also have assented to the fact that we cannot become enslaved because the thirteenth amendment protects us from that. The freedom of religion, the prohibition of slavery, and the freedom of speech, are all in the Constitution, so the Constitution is the most important document Americans have assented

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