What Is This Secular Thing?

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    90% of the southern and southwestern U S votes by the dictates of the Christian faith. 75%of the population claims to be a Christian. Secular?

    It would be like saying Iran is Christian
     
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    Our Government, our Courts and our laws are not predicated on the Christian belief. They USE parts of it but the USA is not a theocracy and can never be one.
     
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    We are the first nation on this earth to recognize that we have rights from God and freedom of all religions.
    America is based on God, family and knowledge and the socialists of this nation has attacked these principle's very heavily for the last 50 years or so.
     
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    What about the northwest, and northeast, and the west coast? If you consuider California part of the southwest....I doubt your figures.

    Last I heard, 75% of Americans believe in God, and 65% are Christian...but I could be wrong

    At any rate....Secular only means to be not overtly or specifically religious. It's fine to use your morality in your legislation as a politican. It's very wrong, however, to invoke God as the reason why a piece of legislation or a law should be created.

    Mitt Romney hit it on the head last night on this question. Rick Perry's buddy is an idiot.
     
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    Not true.

    Good guess though.
     
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    Really? I think that's exactly what the Republican party is shooting for.

    Preserving stem cells at all costs while research could save hundreds of thousands of lives

    Supporting any effort or activity to force young women to have unwanted children when the world is already full of them.

    Supporting Israel against those who they have conquered and occupied and whose lands they have acquired through war.

    Maintaining control and power and allowing the less fortunate to suffer while they put hundreds of billions of borrowed dollars into military research and development.

    Standing in the way of the advancement of ordinary working Americans at any juncture.


    Don't tell me about Republicans...I was one when they were a good political party.
     
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    Name another country who has, before 1776.
    Natural rights not human rights.
    endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness
     
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    Holland.
     
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    Yeah, they kind of had to though, because they were a collection of feudal states with diverse traditions and beliefs. You have to admit that they came to that conclusion out of necessity and not out of altruism.
     
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    Link?
     

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