This article contains a rather graphic description of what happened to one man for asking the question “How do I know who the true God is?” in a country with blasphemy laws, so I won't quote it, only link to it for those who want to read the whole thing. He was convicted for insulting Islam and Christianity by asking.
It goes on to reference studies about the 53% of the countries in the world which have laws criminalizing blaspehmy, apostasy, and defamation of religion, and the countries where people are socially hostile to anyone who disagrees with their religion. (those are also linked inside the original article)
So when we hear that this is a "Christian nation" or we need "God back in school" or that there's a "war on religion", is this really the type of environment people want to create?Answer Question
Answer by Dardenella at 5:23 PM on Dec. 20, 2012Credits: 199014 Level 45 Religious Debate Degree
Answer by sahmamax2 at 5:30 PM on Dec. 20, 2012Credits: 73409 Level 35 Religious Debate Degree
Some, probably yes. Many seem to want a willing conversion to their particular faith, while there are still others who would prefer a conversion, but are content if the population expresses at least some belief in a deity, preferably the Abrahamic one. I think it's safe to say that people really like to have others agree with them, and the best proof of that agreement is to live a similar lifestyle with similar habits, including religious ones. To have neighbors stray too far from the "norm" makes for very uncomfortable relationships. What bothers me is that those countries that impose physical or social punishment upon those who express doubts create such fear that many people will pretend to believe, and raise their children to believe what they don't, simply so that they can live and live without fear of being discovered to be skeptics.
Answer by jsbenkert at 5:33 PM on Dec. 20, 2012Credits: 87630 Level 37 Religious Debate Degree
Answer by Anonymous at 6:11 PM on Dec. 20, 2012
Comparing apples to oranges, when asking people if this is what they want from a "Christian Nation" and you compare it to and Islamic nation. They are not even close to being the same thing. sweetie.
Answer by Anonymous at 6:26 PM on Dec. 20, 2012
Answer by MamaK88 at 6:38 PM on Dec. 20, 2012Credits: 58623 Level 33 Religious Debate Degree
I don't want a Christian nation. I like freedom of religion.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 7:09 PM on Dec. 20, 2012Credits: 45917 Level 30 Religious Debate Major
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