In today’s political war of the worlds, secularism is a dying cause for go anywhere and you find violations of such a law ever existing. In the Philippines, church leaders go out on the streets calling for the ouster of their president besides prominent political figures. In Burma, Monks march on the streets to promote better openness and to show the rest of the world that their government is not doing enough for the people. In the United States, most candidates avoid areas of religion though Muslims and other religions and races continue to be persecuted for their beliefs. The United States of America was founded on the principle of separatism between the church and the government and that is very much evident in the provision of the Constitution of the United States of America which states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” This basic principle defines the line between the people and their religion. There is supposed to be no racial or religious prejudice in the United States as the provision states but that cannot be farther than the truth. There are Americans who see America as for the American and that means all those decent form their forefathers who worked the land no other.
The persecution of people because of religion has been raging wildly in the streets and minds of people from all over. Right after the attacks of 9-11, Muslims suffered greatly from such actions and people, sometimes friends have fought over such differences. Never mind the true stories of the people who lived and died during the event. Never mind the Jew who pulled out a Muslim on the street as they made their way out of the danger zone. Never mind the unselfish acts of heroism people showed during times of need that saw the world in black and white, life and death.
Originally posted on March 1, 2008 @ 4:52 pm