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I believe the Mormon faith is only gaining growth outside the U.S.
the founding fathers didn't just say that government would stay out of religion. They said separation of church and state, to try and prevent some of the political abuses committed by certain religions
Catherine - there is NO such statement or clause in any government document claiming "separation of church and state". The Constitution ensures the government doesn't adopt an "official" religion that doesn't preclude us from being a Christian nation
..it also doesn't make us a Christian nation, either. The official statement is that government shall make no laws regarding an establishment of religion or prohibiting free exercise thereof.
That applies to all faiths, not just Christianity
Well, when they tell a school that has an entire graduating class that wants a prayer, that they cannot, they are interfering with our freedom. This country was founded by people who were persecuted for their religions, the persecution continues.
Catholics are not a religion. They are part of the religion of Christianity. As for Islam being an "up an coming" religion-only for those who wish to blow themselves up and degrade women. And Islam really is a political ideology cloaked in religion
Catholicism is a part of Chritianity, but it is a religion of itself as well.
And Islam is really religion- it's just been co-opted by political terrorists ( much as Christianity was in earlier times...)
Catherine: Islam is a "real" religion that calls for the killing of Christians and non-believers. Islam is a political ideology under the guise of religion.
Most of Islam doesn't call for killing Christians. Those who do this are political extremists using religion to justify bad acts(like conservative Christians justifying hate crimes vs gay folks), but that's not the actual religion