Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
(First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution)
I’m tired of atheist carrying on the lie that there is a separation of church and state in the constitution, just because democrats say so. The first amendment says that the Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion. Can you show me a law that congress has made to establish ANY religion? Some God haters claim that “Under God” and “In God We Trust” is the government forcing a religion on the people. There are over 100,000 religions in this world, so tell me, what official religion are they establishing?
I don’t mean to get off on a rant here, but the first amendment also says that the free exercise of religion shall not be prohibited. Why is it that the religion of atheism (and it is to the level of a religion) gets to trump all other religions? Statistics show that only 4% of Americans describe themselves as Atheist, and only 2.3% worldwide. Why should a very small minority over rule the vast majority? Maybe the pledge of allegiance should say “One Nation 96% Under God” or our money should say “In God 96% of Us Trust” just so everyone will know that we aren’t talking about YOU.
96% Believe there is a God
The Establishment Clause prohibits the federal, state or municipal establishment of an official religion or other preference for one religion over another, non-religion over religion, or religion over non-religion. Originally, the First Amendment applied only to the federal government. Subsequently, Everson v. Board of Education (1947) incorporated the Establishment Clause (i.e., made it apply against the states). However, it was not until the middle to late twentieth century that the Supreme Court began to interpret the Establishment and Free Exercise Clauses in such a manner as to restrict the promotion of religion by the states.
It’s bad enough that our current administration is pandering to the religion of Islam to the detriment of the nation. Why is Hillary Clinton’s State Department, with the blessings of Obama, sponsoring a pro-Islamic trip to the Middle East by the Imam who wants to build a mosque at ground zero? Why are American tax dollars promoting the building of a mosque and sending this Imam on a “Goodwill Tour” of the middle east. Why aren’t the Atheists raising a stink about the separation of church and state about this? Is it because Atheists are only against Christianity and Judaism, or is it because Christians and Jews don’t want to blow you up if you disagree with them?
I see that there are three kinds of atheists; there are the people who just don’t believe in any god and leave you alone. Then you have your God haters who maybe believed in God but never lived for Him, then when they have a personal crisis, the pray for the first time and God didn’t do a magic trick for them. “God didn’t give me what I want so I hate him!”
Then you have the radical atheists who are like a spoiled child who pops another child’s balloon. Their message is, “If I don’t have it or want it, you can’t have it either!” Talk about trying to force your beliefs on others, their belief says “no” to the majority’s beliefs.