jmclaughlin wrote: ↑May 4th, 2022, 3:16 pm So the exercise of free religion, as in this country, and those you stated above is a good thing. Great, we agree. What are we doing here?If God being eroded from the public explains why we are the way we are, then why haven't other far less religious countries descended into complete anarchy yet?
When was the last time you attended a state run church here in America or even seen one? You do know about the foundation of our nation and constitution correct? Christians, for the most part, all agreed that that state run religion was kind of bad for the whole so they decided to swim across the pond and start from scratch. This nation is in disarray from straying from those principles of individual rights and exercise thereof but we have been the freest, most forward progressing nation in the history of the world. As someone stated above, it is the erosion and removal of God from the public square that has led to where we are now. So the more you point out the rise of violent crime and poverty, the more you make the case for Christian morality, which is on the decline.
Everyone is religious, we all follow a worldview in some form. The most religious group in this country are claimed atheists.
To use the three countries that I mentioned, France has a homicide rate of 1.2, Japan 0.26, and Australia 0.89. United States is 4.96. Americans are murdered at a rate 4.13x more than France, 5.57x more than Australia, and 19.08x more than Japan..