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      10-24-2009, 05:31 PM   #75
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Originally Posted by nostrum09 View Post
He ends the video by saying that he'll stop pushing his points the day that religion no longer forms a basis for the decision making process of people in the world, and the day that people make decisions entirely based on their own reasoning ability, without influence from a religion or holy book. I can't help but feel a slight bit of irony that his eventual long-term goal is to see religion removed from the public and any decisions that affect the public -- he essentially wishes to push his atheistic views on the country. While our nation was founded on the basis of religious tolerance and explicitly prohibits the establishment of a state religion, we cannot help but accept that our founding fathers were by and large religious people, and that all of our presidents have been religious to varrying degrees.
What is wrong/ironic about wanting to see religious bearing on decisions affecting the public removed? It only makes sense. Look at the ridiculous things that faith-heads beleive and the decisions they make based off of those things. Their ignorant decisions end up affecting others negatively.

"The men responsible for building the foundation of the United States had little use for Christianity, and many were strongly opposed to it. They were men of The Enlightenment, not men of Christianity. They were Deists who did not believe the bible was true." - http://freethought.mbdojo.com/foundingfathers.html