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Author Topic: Christians Monopolizing American Religious Views  (Read 12302 times)
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« Reply #30: March 10, 2011, 12:58:53 pm »

That's one of those when and where issues.

NOW we understand separation of church and state to be at every level, but when the country was first started the ONLY rule was that the FEDS couldn't pick a state religion.  Local levels could still do it.

Also, "atheist" was pretty much assumed to be the worst kind of person anyway - only a sinner wouldn't believe in God, right?

I'm not sure the laws exist, but I can see them way back at the start of our country.

Yeah, I rechecked the source and the laws were repealed in 1961.

However, based on polls, Atheists are the least trusted group. I'll put up the numbers when I find the source, but I remember ~90% of Christians who surveyed sayd Atheists were harmful to society. I think neopagans were next after that.

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« Reply #31: June 20, 2011, 09:37:47 am »

they should only associate with like-minded people that they can fellowship with, so that it will strengthen their values and not challenge their beliefs.

We don't want to be asking questions now do we? (Insert sarcasm and snarky expression)

As to the original poster, yes. What better way to control the masses than by playing on their worst fears...such as the unknown, punishment, failure, not being good enough etc..  Likewise by playing on their egos and offering the proper motivation such as self-righteousness, rewards, promise of prosperity etc.  It is common sense really because people are so predictable.     

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