Is freedom of religion important only for those who belong to any religious group, and not those who don't?


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Moga Deet Profile
Moga Deet answered

It is important to everyone.  The government shouldn't tell anyone how, when, where or even if to worship.

Darik Majoren Profile
Darik Majoren answered

Freedom of religion was processed more as a Freedom from Religion. The Forefathers wrote this in to keep government from establishing a "National Religion". In short, it guarantees that  no citizen would be told what religion they HAD to HAVE like many countries in Europe did at the time.

So while many echo "It also means you have the freedom to have no religion", this is offered incorrectly as a SIDE NOTE. Really, the main concept is a freedom to have no religion and you also have the freedom to have ANY religion as long as it doesn't interfere with another citizen's liberty.

Many Christians have declared that our Nation was founded as a Christian nation and not a secular one. They misinterpret the constitution in much the same way they misinterpret the Bible . . To fit their worldview. Now, as more people move away from religion, Christians are digging in their heels to hold unto what never was theirs from the beginning.

Taylor Brookes Profile
Taylor Brookes answered

I think freedom of religion includes the option for people to choose no religion at all, so, yes, it is important to religious and non-religious people alike.

Ty Hibb Profile
Ty Hibb answered

Religion has earned such a bad name for itself because leaving the instructions that are creator gave us. Our creator has promised to correct the problem when his purpose of having the earth inhabited by those that will accept his loving guidance and protection. The bible says at Rev 21:3,4 "Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be with them. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.

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Taylor Brookes
Taylor Brookes commented
Im not sure I completely understand what you are trying to say, Ty. If you have the time, I would really appreciate it if you could clarify your answer. Thanks :)
Ty Hibb
Ty Hibb commented
The point that I was trying to make was that much of what is done in the name of religion is what is necessitating the question. In fact this is what has turned many people away from the whole idea of religion. If worship of our creator was done as it was intended we wouldn't be having this conversation.
Taylor Brookes
Taylor Brookes commented
I understand now, thanks for explaining, Ty, that's an excellent point!

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