Archive for the ‘Religion’ Category

What makes more sense to you? Your religious beliefs versus mine

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

torrah1. Action: Is America the land of the free, including freedom of religion or only freedom if you believe as I do? That’s the essence of the Hobby Lobby case and other far right issues that affect women’s healthcare and wellbeing. Our foundation has been clear: Separation of church and state. As America fights for democracy around the world, they should insure a basic freedom to their own citizens.

Result: We are becoming a theology, rather than a democracy. Many want religion to be the basis for our beliefs and teachings in schools, businesses, etc.

2. Action: Speak up with your votes and keep America free for all—for Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, atheists and any other religion someone wants to practice as long as it doesn’t interfere with the safety or beliefs of others.

Result: America would be a stronger, more diverse country that continues to be based on the principles our founding fathers intended, not some fringe element of society.

America: Founded on religious freedom

Friday, November 15th, 2013

bibleOne of the greatest freedoms American offers its citizens is the ability to believe in a spiritual being of their choice, or not at all. Christians, Catholics, Muslins, Jews, atheist and more are welcome to the country and to their own beliefs.

Our government was founded on being secular…not as a theology. But many far right conservatives want to impose their religious beliefs on everyone. They believe they have the right and know what is best for everyone. They are wrong and our country needs to fight to maintain the principles of our founding fathers.

I strongly support religion and religious institutions, but understand they are not one of the three branches of government and shouldn’t be. While people have fought crusades for centuries to impose their beliefs on others, leaders are always claiming it is for their own good. They say they are compassionate, but their actions speak louder than their words.