Religion in the United States

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    Debate pertaining to religion is inevitable, and when it comes to whether or not The United states was founded as a Christian nation, the founding fathers didn’t have a straight answer. Although some of the founders put emphasis on the importance of Christianity, the nation as a whole cannot be classified as being founded as such. The constitution, the government, and the people all support the idea that United states was not founded as a Christian nation. The United States Constitution has not established Christianity as the nation's religion nor merely mentioned anything solely about Christianity. Religion is in fact only discussed a few times in the constitution - to state that the government cannot prohibit or respect an establishment of religion, that there is to be no congressional interference with people’s free exercise of their own faith, and to mention that no religious tests shall be required to enter office. Some of the founding fathers actually worried that religion would corrupt the state or that the state would corrupt religion, while the others continued to express that Christianity was the basis of the nation and that of the constitution. The founders’ writings of the period were based more on…

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    Religion could be found in every corner of the world. It dictates what we eat, how we look, what we do or don’t do, and the morals we believe. For a lot of us religion is a big part of our lives and this could be seen in our government. Since the birth of the United States, religion has played a big part in our society, lawmaking, and culture. The U.S is a Christian based country and its morals have dictated a lot of laws. These religious biased laws have suppressed many types of people and the…

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    The United States of America was built on the foundation that anyone of any religion can come and seek freedom. This nation was established two hundred and forty years ago and has been a place of refuge for individuals facing production in their native lands. Since its creation America has been known as one of the most tolerant countries in the world. Each year at the white house, the president lights a Christmas tree celebrating Christmas with the majority of the United States population. The…

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    The First Amendment to the United States Bill of Rights establishes freedom of religion and is referred to as establishing the separation of church and state, definitively stating the religion and government should not be mixed. This amendment was ratified in 1791 when the United States was establishing the basic laws of the new country. It forbade the U.S. Congress from making any law “respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof” (U.S. Constitution,…

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    The mix of religion and state have always been a problem it the United States. I think that it should be completely separate, because it only causes problems between two groups of people. Church in schools has caused problems for many years and probably many more years to come. In the case of Wisconsin vs Yoder the young Amish men were fighting because their religion made them live out of the world from ages 14-16, the school out weighed the individual rights. An Arkansas law banning teaching…

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    certain rights? What is the purpose of having rights such as freedom of religion? I am going to discuss my personal opinion and some facts of why the fathers decided we should have this right. I asked myself, why did our fathers even bother fighting for this right? Well, religion is one of those topics that it is very hard to discuss with the government. Religion has been the talk of the government for many years now. “James Madison rose and gave a speech in the House where he introduced a…

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    suppression of thought and religion by governments may be the newest trend in parts of the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and continental Africa. Freedom of thought, conscience, and religion are imperative to a developing country’s longevity and stability. Therefore, article 18 should be enforced globally in order to form a basis of human rights. However, most developing countries often violate freedom of thought or conscience on a daily basis. In every country, the government has a large base…

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    Secularism is a part of colonialism. The idea of the “separation of Church and State” didn’t come about until years after the first British colonists in America, it eventually became a part of what we consider to be everyday American politics. Based on our first Amendment rights, it is our given right as human beings to be able to think and to speak out freely against the government, whether individually or as a “peaceful” assembly. Likewise, Congress is forbidden to “make no law respecting an…

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    This is written in our Constitution's First Amendment and states that everyone in the United States has the right to practice his or her own religion or no religion at all. There seems to be a widespread confusion today about what "separation of church and state" means. People think this concept is made to keep the religion out of politics when, in fact, it was put in place to ensure the government would not dictate the faith of the nation. Religious freedom, however, goes beyond constitutional…

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    Throughout the world religion exists and comes in thousands of different ways and forms. Religion can be defined as the belief of worshiping a human with controlling power usually known as a God or a group of Gods. Those who practice religion focus on the importance of what is good and right according to those beliefs and views individuals follow. Religion is practiced in different settings including churches, temples, and mosques varying on the type religion. Individuals are given the option…

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