Religion and America: How Hypocritical
When it comes to our nation and religion, there is never a clean, cut and dry perspective. There are some things that are a little hypocritical.
Here in America every person is supposed to have the right to practice whatever religion he/she sees fit. This right was one of the reasons that many have immigrated here from their totalitarian governments. Yet an awkward thing seems to happen. In certain situations those rights are ignored, sometimes backed by some of the highest offices in the land.
It brings on a little confusion.
Some may say, " Take religion out of schools." Okay. I see that point. You don't want to focus on one religion when so many of the students and their families practice their own way. But then those same folks will reject the traditions of teachers/staff and some students, such as dress. Huh?
So you want to support the individuals by not allowing talk of any specific religion however you want to take the right of the individual to adhere to their religious traditions. How hypocritical.
Unless the person is actually preaching their religion they should have the right to abide by their religious traditions.
Another situation that is odd is wanting the Ten Commandments removed from govermental buildings stating that, "it wasn't fair to represent just one religion", and "their should be a seperation of church and state". Okay. Point taken. You feel a lot of folks from all walks of life enter these buildings and it may seem a bit biased. Understandable.
Then the turn around: In elections for a branch of goverment, both local and national, religion plays a role in the campaign and voter decisions. Huh?
So it's not good to represent religion within government property but it's okay to involve religion on the folks who will be occupying these properties. How hypocritical.
Why does it matter what religion a candidate is?
Those are just two examples of how religion and America clash. Everything is looked upon in a hypocritical way. There are far too many practices in this country for us to be sensitive in one instance and totally asinine in another instance.
The 1st Amendment gives us a right but their are laws that completely ignore that right. How hypocritical.
I feel everyone should have the right to practice what they see fit. Who am I to judge.
Just because someone practices a different religion, that should not be a basis on their character. Each person should be looked upon as an individual and their religion as a part of their individuality. What's good for the goose isn't necessarily good for the gander.
So if we are going to be a "free country", it is time for us to limit our opinions of each other's choices. You may not like and/or agree, but at the least respect it.