Should Prayer & Reading The Bible In Public Be Illegal?
If prayer and reading the Bible in public becomes completely illegal, how would you stand up for your rights?
I cannot think of one good inteligent reason why it should.
i'm an athiest and i don't agree with it being illegal. some people just couldn't handle life without religion .
I don't believe in God and I find religion to be archaic, but people are entitled to their opinions, just as I am entitled to mine. No person should be denied their right to their freedom of religion because of another's opinion on the matter. Remember the words of Voltaire (Or Evelyn Beatrice Hall, it's up for debate who actually wrote the following line): "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."
Parents could see the child has this at home and although it made me very mad to take out Christianity and allow Islams all their thing, I wouldn't want anyone teaching my child, Just teach them they can lower their heads and pray silently all they want, who can stop that? Keep God in our hearts and he will hear our unspoken words. We can't be cheated, but if there is to be no Christianity there should be nothing else either all with a brain should agree with that.
Think about this for just a moment. In the USA, freedom of religion is a constitutionally guaranteed right. If what you say was made illegal, what would stop others from making it illegal for you to exercise your free speech rights in publc, or peaceably assemble or exerce any other right in public.
A large theme of the consititution is to guarantee the rights of those even if they are in the minority or if their beliefs are unpopular. The founding fathers had the wisdom to foresee that it is human nature for the majority to suppress the minority and put in safeguards to protect them.
The first amendment of the Constitution protects freedom of religion - it's part of the the whole freedom of speech thing in the same amendment. It wouldn't become illegal.
Umm, No. Were you waiting for a reason? I have many but they all have to do with common sense. If that's illegal then kissing, hugging and holding hands may as well be illegal too.
I will pray where ever I want and no one will ever know I am. So how can you make this illegal in the first place?
They tried to make the bible banished years ago and its still here! God's word will never die.
I would become an "unlawful" person, where, now, I am not.
Should it become illegal--no, not ever in the United States. We have freedom of speech, freedom of the press and freedom of religion.
I cannot see how I ever hurt anyone by praying or reading the Bible, let alone any other person doing the same thing. I can see it becoming a problem when people start picketing and rioting over thier own beliefs (unless they are on the defensive), but this isn't a problem with christianity. It's a problem with people in general and they should be handled accordingly.
No I don't find it illegal for every person has a right to act according to his will and he has the right of expression too. Therefore praying and reading any religious book or scripture is not considered unlawful.
If people are allowed to read a story book in public, what's wrong with reading a bible?
If a person can weep in anguish in public, what's wrong with praying?
Why does a simple understanding of one to the other has to get complicated and become an issue, by the way? Why,Why,Why?
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