I am conflicted. I am not really religious. But I do see the point of religion. I think religion brings many good virtues to the table. For the most part, judeo-christian religions preach tolerance, patience, love, and caring for your fellow man.
Even though I am not personall religious, I do get offended when courts try to intervene and remove any traces of religiousousity from daily life. I don't find offense with "In God We Trust" on our coinage, nor do I mind when students recite the pledge with references to God in it.
As a spiritual, though non religous person, I think that God has a part in daily life. The teachings of a higher being promote love and tolerance, and nothing bad can come from that.
The likes of Michael Newdow and his crusade against all things spiritual is insulting. Removing a catalyst for positive morality is wrong. Even though I am not relighous, I can acknowledge the importance of a set of codes which promotes tolerance, love, and compassion for your fellow man.Posted by tbux at November 3, 2003 09:53 PM