Originally posted by Kewpie
It'd be nice, but it's not going to happen, human nature being what it is.
I live in a secular country, where people have complete freedom of religion, and you still can't escape it. On one hand, the rednecks who can't tolerate anything they didn't grow up with, who think the appearance of a mosque indicates that the country has been invaded by terrorist e my life. And the next time someone offers to pray for me I swear I'll become violent.
But what about when your kids are ready for HS and they find they have to listen to creationism being taught along side evolution in a science class as if it were a viable scientific alternative?
Or doctors not telling female patients about various forms of birth control because it is against HIS religion?
What about people who are caught up in some religion and decide to quit and then get ostracised or excommunicated or getting killed for apostasy?
What about being in a place like Utah where you had better be Mormon if you intend to get ahead there?
What about proselytizers coming to your door and trying their best to convert you to whatever whack job religion it is that they feel the need to go door to door like vacuum cleaner salesmen?
What about walking down the street only to be greeted by a person behind a pulpit brandishing a bullhorn and exhorting the population to accept christ before it's too late? (That actually happened to me last weekend in Allentown Pa)
What about people coming up to you and saying 'did you ever burn your finger?"
Well that's what it's like in hell only all over your whole body for ever and ever"
"Come to our tent meeting friday night and we will save you from all that'.
That also happened to me in Florida.
What about being a child and you find yourself attending a Lutheran church/school and your grandmother telling you at the age of 8 you will be damned to hell unless you get baptized the PENTACOSTAL way?
That also happened to me.
Does that give you a hint as to why I want freedom FROM religion?
Religion is the scourge of mankind.