Showing its organization and zeal, the Religious Right is trying to bombard NBC with complaints about running the Pledge of Allegiance without the "under God" wording. This points to the need for a counterbalancing zealous secular demographic.
In today's political and cultural environment, what is a politician really saying when he says, "God bless you" to potential voters? Is he marginalizing secular voters? Or is this another one of those "unimportant" gestures that secular voters should just learn to live with?
From George Washington's deathbed experience, we can contrast the health care systems of yesterday and today. In doing so, it's hard to imagine the framers supporting a health care system that only the wealthy can afford. With the scientific advances that have made health care an extremely high-tech field, access to the system must be seen as a right, not a privilege.
The thirst for revenge can be understood in evolutionary, natural terms. From a moral standpoint, however, it's not always admirable. Nevertheless, the conservative religious mindset will often exalt revenge, even violent retribution, as righteous.
For many secular individuals, the existence of God is an unimportant question. The real issue is the claim by traditional religious institutions that God has communicated with ancient men, revealing Absolute Truth for all of humanity to respect and obey.
Atheists have a negative image in America, and we all pay a price for it. After all, when's the last time you saw an open atheist run for office? When we vilify atheists, we should realize who we are validating and empowering.
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