Originally Posted by listopencil
Off the top of my head, voting was limited to men who owned land or had wealth.
As in our law, the foundation of our society, isn't Christian in nature. Sure, any group of like minded people can affect local law. If that law becomes bothersome to the minority there are actions that the minority can take. That law can even be brought all the way to the Supreme Court and rendered invalid if it is deemed unconstitutional.
See, that's the thing. It has nothing to do with secular humanism or atheism either. It simply means that religious beliefs aren't going to dictate law. "Because God said so" isn't a good enough reason. Neither is "Because I think that's what God really meant" or "Because I hate Christmas." If your religious beliefs cause you to want to vote in a certain way you already have a voice. Your religious beliefs are irrelevant to the law itself, the legislators just need your input regardless of why you feel the way you do.
I was going to reply to this babbling nonsense but was too lazy. Now if she wants to talk uncounted votes and a election being lost over it, or the pending peace between Jews and Iran I am in! Sadly she is not responding to those threads~
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