What is ironic to me is that it was the religious beliefs and morals of men in governance that secured the freedom and safety for you to voice your conflicting views, yet the violent organization you self inscribe too that Prescribes to tolerance and inclusion is the antithesis of what they claim to promote. I would conclude that makes them the most intolerant group in society at present. How in your opinion is it acceptable to persecute us for our beliefs and hold yours up as justification?Raised in the south, but unaffiliated with any church, a very concerned woman asked my father how he expected to raise a decent child who would know right from wrong. He answered that he would tell me what was morally right and wrong based on general decency. She was utterly befuddled.
I don’t think a reasonable person needs to consult a book, a preacher, or a politician to judge right from wrong. Not to be confused with things that just make ya feel weird when you see ‘em.
There are some good parables in most every religious book, but truth is supported by facts, not good stories. History does show religion to be the underpinning of law and government, but history can inform the future without dictating it. “Because it’s always been that way” doesn’t do it for me.
If religion works for you then good; everyone deserves comfort and hope. Religion does not work for me though. I would prefer the state to keep any imposition of religion off of me. There are a lot of folks who do not want laws whose only basis is in religion imposed on them. Blue laws are a simple example.