Sunday, September 26, 2010

Keep Church and State Separate

The recent news of the Texas legislature approving the ban on textbooks that put Christianity in a bad light is a giant red flag to the rest of the country, or at least it should be. We are a nation founded on religious freedom. Yes most of the founding fathers were Christians, but they had the foresight to know that a state mandated religion was bad news. We need to look no further than the Taliban to see what a forced religious mandate does to a country and a people. As American we should be diligent to see that the separation of church and state is maintained.

I am a Christian and my faith is very important to me and yes I wish everyone believed as I do. But I know they don't and all of the laws and force in the world will not change that fact. In my opinion it is my Christian duty to treat everyone with respect. And part of the involves respecting their beliefs. I may not agree with you and I may tell you my beliefs, but I am not going to force them upon you.