Looking for a well reasoned definition...

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    I'm looking for a well reasoned definition of 'Freedom FROM religion'.

    I often hear the same talking point repeated over and over, that the 1st Amendment provides for freedom OF religion but not freedom FROM religion. I honestly do not see a well reasoned difference. I've made this request in the past, but nobody has ever been able to supply a reasonable definition of 'freedom FROM religion' that actually qualifies as an individual 'freedom'. Most would agree that the 1st Amendment protects one's right not to practice any religion. And isn't that freedom from religion? :dunno:
     
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    Listen closely at Christmas time when the liberals are shitting on Christmas.
     
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    I stopped right there.

    :lol:
     
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    It protects people from having to worship the way the government wants them too.
     
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    Easy answer.

    It means that a person living in this country will not be forced by the government to participate in any religion.

    It does not mean that same person will be free from ever having to view other praciting the religion of their choice.



    Unfortunately, our left wing friends are sympathetic to a religion that would find non-followers of their religion......and cut their heads off. And are allowing a form of government, Sharia Law, to leak into our society that would make Islam mandatory for all citizens. We are turning a blind eye to this out of "Taaaaahhhhhhlerance".
     
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    HAHA!!! Thats true Willow.

    Every Christmas, liberals try their best to free us from our Christianity. They're liberators I suppose!!!
     
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    Freedom from religion also allows a person to sit in the pew of a racist, radical church and listen to your friend spew hate for 20 years........then pretend you didn't.
     
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    You stopped? I carried on laughing. It's really funny. :lol:
     
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    I agree with you that freedom FROM religion does not mean this.

    But what I'm seeking is what it DOES mean, not what it doesn't mean. :thup:
     
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    Freedom of religion means you can practice any religion you choose

    Freedom from religion means nobody forces their religious beliefs on you
     
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