Do you think America lives up to it's claims of religious freedom and tolerance?
Frank Bruni’s op-ed piece in The New York Times lists a number of areas where America falls short of its Constitutional goal of freedom of, as well as from religion. As we watch the horrors visited on Islamic nations that fall under religious law and completely abandon respect for any religious views other than those of the ruling Mullahs, do you think the USA does enough to protect diversity of religious belief, or lack of religious belief, in America. Can openly atheistic candidates expect to win high office in America?
The US religious right constantly claims there is a “war” against their faith. Bill O’Reilly spent 55:10 minutes between Dec. 1, 2012 and Dec. 18th “covering” the supposed “War on Christmas.” He spent only 15:03 minutes talking about all the real wars we are in or peripherally connected to. Is there a real war on religion, or is it in fact just the other way around, with a virtual Christian Taliban seeking to have their beliefs built into school curricula and posted on every public building?