correct... for me
i don't want to speak for snakepit22.
My beef is that some of the religious use government force to try and keep people from doing things which conflict with the church rules under the guise of "saving" them from sin/damnation. This has real world ramifications the adversely affect billions of people.
for example... trying to make abortion illegal, dry counties and limited alcohol purchases on sundays are just the tip of the churches influence over our government laws. Atheists and even other religions could care less about these laws, but the people vote to take my choices/rights away under the influence of the church...
Most muslim countries provide AMPLE MODERN proof of government force being used to limit choices under the banner of religion.
The various christian churches in centuries past were not any better in this regard compared to even the worst muslim countries today.
If the Christians had their way with our laws... then America would have sharia law 2.0 christian style. (like prohibition and a million other laws which the church deems to be sinful)
Tools of war are not always obvious. The worst weapon is an idea planted in the mind of man. Prejudices can kill, suspicion can destroy, and a thoughtless, frightened search for a scapegoat has an everlasting fallout all of its own.
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