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America Is Not A Christian Nation

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On a daily basis we lie to, hassle, hustle, persecute, degrade, judge, kill, leave to starve, and envy not only our fellow American, but we do these things to the man sitting right next to us, but “In God We Trust,” right? Wrong! How can we possibly claim to be a Christian nation when we have been through hundreds of years of religious rights violations, when we have people who are in diar need but no one as a whole no one cares enough about them, and when the African-American species faces endangerment.

The basis of the Pilgrims leaving Europe and coming to America was for religious freedom! Multiple different religions in our “God fearing” nation have been shutout or cast down simply because of their right to believe in a higher being. In saying this, it must be safe to assume that religious freedom was NOT the sole reason because ever since the dust, from Europe to the “West Indies” settled, our ancestors began to tell different religious sects what they could and could not do to worship their own omnipresent deity. Even as the Pilgrims arrived full of the hatred that the religious oppressions had brought them, one of their goals was to convert Native Americans to Christianity! As our colonies became a unified nation, we began passing laws that varied religions from their normal rituals of worship. Henry Louis Mencken said, “Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise and free than Christianity has made them good.” (Leray, 2014) Thomas Jeffereson said, “I never will by any word or act, bow to the shrine of intolerance or admit a right of inquiry into the religious opinions of others.” (Petrie, 2014) These two quotes make the point that even though we the people, “one nation under God,” are completely severed when it comes to the First Amendment and its gift of free religion. They blatantly state that every man or woman may have freedom of religion along with all other constitutional and inalienable rights, as long as they don’t disrupt societal views or abruptly change the status quo. This is supported with an unconstitional law that says for any person to be a Mississippi state government official you must believe in a higher power, vaguely saying that you must be a Christian and blatantly disqualifying Mississippi-Americans whom may not care about religion one way or another but they could be an amazing leader banned from leading because they have no faith in superior deities. Another historical, religious issue within in our nation is the fact that we have murdered, relocated, imprisoned, and removed, in all forms possible, those who are not or who don’t appear to be Christian. We have even invaded multiple countries in the past 50 years that are pressumed to have not only been economic, but also because of religious persecutions or for the possibilities to convert those countries to Christian nations. Once these thoughts are provoked, it becomes clear that these were forms of religious slavery!

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