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Are you religious or American first?

Can you be religious and support your country without your religious views getting in the way? Can you support your religion without letting your citizenship get in the way?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 3:00 PM on Dec. 8, 2008 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (33)
  • I am a spiritual being on a human journey right now. I am not religious though. As an American, I do support my country and would not choose a president or any other leader based on difference of beliefs but rather by who can do there job properly. Just like in any corporation, I don't agree we should discriminate by sex, age, religion or anything else. Poor candidates have there whole lives out there to be picked apart meanwhile we let morons run AIG, banks and other corporations.
    njmommy2boys

    Answer by njmommy2boys at 7:56 PM on Dec. 8, 2008

  • AMERICAN
    jodi205

    Answer by jodi205 at 3:02 PM on Dec. 8, 2008

  • I personally am an American first. I'm not religious =]
    caitxrawks

    Answer by caitxrawks at 3:02 PM on Dec. 8, 2008

  • I am both. My dad, biodad, both grandfathers, and ex husband all served in the armed forces and I am a very patriotic person, but am also not "religious" but I am a christian. I follow the law of our country and love my country even if I dont agree with every law thats out there. I make my individual judgement on situation as I see them. If I dont agree with something I dont participate in it. For instance I am against abortion, so I dont have one, advocate for it, raise money for it, and let people know I am prolife.
    gemgem

    Answer by gemgem at 3:03 PM on Dec. 8, 2008

  • Shoot, I didn't mean to ask that anon. Sorry.
    Fiveofakind2

    Answer by Fiveofakind2 at 3:03 PM on Dec. 8, 2008

  • I am a spiritual NATIVE American. I don't agree with how this country came to be... yet it is my home so I must stand behind it.
    NewArrival

    Answer by NewArrival at 3:05 PM on Dec. 8, 2008

  • How can you be? I know that God is in disgust right now about all this pride between different countries. He made us all equal. What makes anyone of us better than anyone else. And I hate the saying God bless America. UH God blesses everyone!

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:19 PM on Dec. 8, 2008

  • I am a spiritual NATIVE American. I don't agree with how this country came to be... yet it is my home so I must stand behind it.


    KUDOS! I feel the same way! I too am Native American, Cherokee and Blackfoot
    BabyBeans0506

    Answer by BabyBeans0506 at 3:22 PM on Dec. 8, 2008

  • i wouldn't necessarily say religious however i base my life and decisions on my morals and some morals come based on what i believe.. so thats what i vote on!!
    krazyash023

    Answer by krazyash023 at 3:28 PM on Dec. 8, 2008

  • I would have to say it depends on the situation.
    I am a Christian American. I thank God for my country, but do not expect anyone else to do the same. I thank our fore-fathers for breaking free of a "national religion" and the continued fight for religious freddom. I am proud to be both.
    When religion is implementated in a more comprehensive way, congregations can fulfill a wide assortment of needs and prevent overbearing dependence on the government. SO religions can work within American Government to meet many social needs (if allowed to). No matter the faith. I think all faiths want the greater good for all Americans and should be allowed to do this with more faith based inititiaves from government.
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 3:58 PM on Dec. 8, 2008

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