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Does making religious people follow government laws force them to go against their beliefs?

 
IhartU

Asked by IhartU at 12:03 PM on Dec. 11, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • It simply doesn't matter. All people in a society must agree to follow all of the fundamental laws, exceptions can be made if the religion is willing to allow the government to regulate access to the outlawed so that those outside of the religion don't get the exception & the exception doesn't infringe on the rights of those not following said religion.

    nysa00

    Answer by nysa00 at 12:58 PM on Dec. 11, 2009

  • No.
    sahmamax2

    Answer by sahmamax2 at 12:06 PM on Dec. 11, 2009

  • In my religion, we are told to follow the laws of the land.
    sandypops

    Answer by sandypops at 12:06 PM on Dec. 11, 2009

  • nope
    necro1134

    Answer by necro1134 at 12:07 PM on Dec. 11, 2009

  • In China the federal government forces citezens to not follow religion.
    Amberoz

    Answer by Amberoz at 12:10 PM on Dec. 11, 2009

  • No ....we can't all just have individualized laws.

    Farrahann

    Answer by Farrahann at 12:11 PM on Dec. 11, 2009

  • Say someone doesn't believe in war because of religious reasons, but are Drafted. Should it be legal to send that person to jail if they don't go? Does the law of the land over-ride religious freedom?
    IhartU

    Answer by IhartU at 12:11 PM on Dec. 11, 2009

  • If it does Im not aware. But I dont see how on account that govt laws are most often religiously influenced and then backed by scripture to follow.

    sugahmamma

    Answer by sugahmamma at 12:12 PM on Dec. 11, 2009

  • Say someone doesn't believe in war because of religious reasons, but are Drafted. Should it be legal to send that person to jail if they don't go? Does the law of the land over-ride religious freedom?

    They would know the law before they were drafted and would not have to live in that country. ....and if we are talking about the American government, I do believe many laws are in place to protect your beliefs. If someone was against war for religious reason I doubt they would go to jail. Could you imagine the press.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:18 PM on Dec. 11, 2009

  • Depends on the government and depends on the laws.
    zanzeebeel

    Answer by zanzeebeel at 12:18 PM on Dec. 11, 2009

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