The philosopher Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) was one of the early founders of existentialism. Although Kierkegaard was a devout Christian, he rejected the Christian Church due to its legalistic nature and the false relationship that people were receiving with God as a result. Kierkegaard believed that the key relationship of an individual was with God. He argued that God has given people freedom to make their own decisions and therefore our decisions are not determined. He thought that our existence is not something determined rationally or part of an on-going process but that it is something specific which is created through the choices we make.
Since the Engel vs. Vitale decision in 1962, religious advocates have been assailing the Supreme Court for "taking God out of the classroom." In an effort to reverse this trend, conservative religious groups have been fighting for the passage of a school prayer amendment to gain greater leeway for religious activities in schools. Clearly not all school prayer advocates agree as to what types of religious activities are permissible in public schools and why, but the following are some of the most frequently heard arguments. First, Our Government is based on Religious Principles. School prayer proponents maintain the United States was established as a Christian nation with religion playing a central role in guiding the nation’s destiny.
A religion is a powerful vehicle in persuading thought. To often in religion, people who lived hundreds of years ago create the proper way of thought. “Prophets” established these facts that are blindly accepted as “the greater good” or “God’s word.” It seems that the more strict religious followers are not thinking of if God exists but slanting their own logic to prove that God does exist. The fact that the issue religion even comes up in an issue such as this goes directly against the idea of separation of church and state. Yet, like it does in so many other government issues, many people turn to religious leaders and faith for direction.
Obama is quoted as saying, “Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation” and “We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation.” Obama can also be quoted for saying numerous anti-Biblical statements that show disrespect to the Bible and the Christians who believe in the bible. This spread of anti-Christianity isn’t just happening in America, It is also taking place in other countries more so than we are currently seeing here. There seems to be a pattern occurring that has to do with many countries that our last two
The Pledge of Allegiance was not written to coerce citizens of the United States. Its purpose was to create a statement of patriotism. Through its words, it states each American citizen’s respect for the republican form of government our Founders instilled, and loyalty to America, a country that is “indivisible.” While the separation of church and state is a key institute in maintaining a fair democratic government, certain traditions such as the Pledge of Allegiance, should be allowed in a society founded on the belief in monotheism. The Pledge was not written to defy the Constitution; rather, it was a statement of secular belief in our nation. Its author had no intention of violating the First Amendment.
Thomas Jefferson Though deeply committed to a belief in natural rights, including the self-evident truth that all men are created equal, Jefferson was individualistic when it came to religion; he sifted through the New Testament to find the facts that pleased him. Sometimes he sounded like a staunch churchman. The Declaration of Independence contains at least four references to God. In his Second Inaugural Address he asked for prayers to Israel's God on his behalf. Other times Jefferson seemed to go out of his way to be irreverent and disrespectful of organized Christianity, especially Calvinism.
Lot of persons don’t want to escape from the cage that it was created around them from the Christianity beliefs. Maybe they are using God just as an example of perfection that they can relay on, or maybe it is for them an example of supreme power that could give help and support in difficult moments. We should not forget all the way that Church made during time, and that all those proofs that gave credibility to Christianity may be all false. If god, as the father of human kind, would have existed, he wouldn’t let all those catastrophes to happen (Katrina, 2004’ Tsunami, and many others…). What kind of father would be the one that let its children to die in such terrible ways!?!
There are some that criticize the Biblical Christian worldview because they see Christianity as being mythical. As a Christian I was taught to walk by faith and not by sight. That concept is very difficult for some to grasp because if they cannot see, touch, or taste it then it doesn't exist. I feel having science along with the God's grace leading the way you have the best case
These three are the most important of all of the amendments in the Bill of Rights. It is important that we have amendment one, which allows American citizens the freedom of religion. Freedom of religion is very important to our country, and as individuals we should be allowed to worship the one true God, or anything else we want. Citizens should be allowed to make whatever comments they would want about the government and not get punished or thrown in jail. Without this amendment Americans would be afraid of the government and afraid to be vocal if the government is involved in wrong doing.
This, along with some neo-Marxists ideas, such as liberation theology in Latin America support the idea that religion could be viewed as undermining integration, acting as a potential source of conflict and change. Another example can be the New Christian Right, which is a protestant fundamentalist movement that aims to bring take America ‘back to God’. They want to make homosexuality and abortion and divorce illegal. They believe strongly in traditional gender and family roles. However it has been largely unsuccessful in achieving its goal as the campaigners find it difficult to cooperate with other religious groups, it also lacks widespread support.