Originally Posted by Vortex
The money you spend has In God We Trust on it.
We pledge allegiance to a nation under God.
The Supreme Court building has depictions of Moses and the 10 commandments.
The Congress of the United States before every session says a prayer.
And countless other examples.
What is said is quite different than what is done. The Chinese government calls themselves communist but their economic system is hardly that. You're simply incorrect in this regard. I can cite plenty examples showing this country is secular.
Christianity is not the official religion of this country.
And we say the pledge allegiance? Who? I don't say it. The last time I said it was in kindergarten years ago (that would of been 1990 or 1991).
Prayer has been banned in classrooms.
What Supreme court building are you talking about? Because from what I remember it was removed...
And the currency will be next. Many of these things were the result of the 1950s and the red scare, when all atheists were associated with communists.
Now whether this is right or wrong is not what I am debating. I'm just pointing out what IS. I do not think we live in a secular society, and it didn't stop being secular with the current administration. It never was.
I think you're just flat out wrong in that regard. I think we live in a highly secular society, that has become more secular overtime. A more accepting society too. It is proven that younger generations are more accepting of gay marriage, then previous generations.
What is objectionable, what is dangerous, about extremists is not that they are extreme, but that they are intolerant. The evil is not what they say about their cause, but what they say about their opponents. - Robert F. Kennedy