Originally Posted by stevieray
you have an amnendment that keeps government from interfering with worship and religion. not to keep religion out of the state, but to keep the STATE out of relgion...that's why they are worded "shall not"
I'm talking God, not a man made denomination, which the founders knew they had no right to proclaim for the country.... This is WHY different denominations, through Jefferson, were allowed to sahre the Capitol bulidng for services. This is WHY the first States Consttitutions include GOD. This is also why GOD was included in the charters and emblems of the first institutions of higher learning...Keep ignoring the Washinton monument, the Liberty Bell and the Jefferson Memorial...it conflicts with the agenda.
I understand why you keep cherrypicking my posts, I also already told you why this is happening...you just keep playing the part. ..but it's cool man...it HAS to go this way.
No, stevieray, you're dead wrong. The part that states,"...or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,..." keeps the State out of the Church. The first part keeps the Church out of the State. Both are necessary for a free society.
You're fighting another losing battle by referencing individual state constitutions. They were deeply flawed. Go read the original Constitution of Virginia.
No agenda, stevieray. Other than pointing out that this isn't and never has been a Christian nation. Your religious beliefs are yours and have no place in policy or law. I'm glad that you are free to worship. I'm glad that I did what I could do to help defend this nation so that people like yourself are free to worship as they choose. But that doesn't mean that I have to allow people like yourself to bastardize the Constitution, and it doesn't mean that I can't speak out when people like yourself try to force your religious beliefs on the rest of the country.
When it comes to social issues that deny citizens in their "pursuit of happiness", I'll vote against you every time. "Because God said so" isn't a good enough reason for a substantial law to exist. Other than that; de minimis non curat lex.