To the defense of religion

To the defense of religion

Another secular newspaper editorial comes out in defense of the practice of faith. USA Today says there’s a difference between government establishment of religion and letting religious people express their faith in public, even in on public property like parks and the grounds of government facilities. Is it possible that after all these years we’re finally getting through to these people? Are they finally seeing how all this anti-religion nonsense has gone too far?

  • My sister saw an article that said that there will now be public Moslem prayer in Detroit.  Someone is planning to just do it.  I’m sorry I don’t know what her source is.  So I’m a little nervous about this sudden defense of public expressions of faith.  Will it be restricted to the Moslems?  Otherwise I think this is great news.

  • It will be interesting to see how far the courts are willing to go in showing themselves to be basically anti Christian in their twisted reading of the 1st amendment.  If they start grant non-Christian’s rights that they deny to Christian citizens of this fair land, all hell is going to break loose.

  • Apart from Congress’ establishing an official religion of the US, all governments in the US are free, by Constitutional standards, to reflect the religious makeup and traditions of the communities they represent.  A town that is 95% Christian should have no problem in putting up Christmas trees or mangers on Christmas – and there is nothing wrong with the kids in that town singing Christmas carols on Christmas at school.  We have become bezerkoid in the US with regard to government and religion.  The government is meant to reflect its citizenry – not to trample on it religiously.

  • Guess I’m in good stead.  Just saw this from Ronald Reagan:  “The First Amendment of the Constitution was not written to protect the people of this country from religious values; it was written to protect religious values from government tyranny.”