If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it 100 times, “Those Freethinkers don’t like the Ten Commandments on City Property.Â Let’s just haveÂ a vote and let the majority decide.”
That reasoning, let the majority decide, defies any hint of intellectual detachment.Â Since the beginning ofÂ time, religions have risen up, been popular, and then died away.Â Why would someone think it is impossible that this would happen to Christianity in the United States?Â
It seems like a rational Christian would want his/her children and those many generations to follow to have the option of Christian worship.Â Would not it make this possibility more likely ifÂ the governmentÂ was secular rather than entangled with a religion?Â Then, if the majority became nonChristian, that majorityÂ might allow the minority Christian population more opportunities to full citizenship including the right to worship as they please.Â
Thus, it seems self evident to me that a secular government is more in the Christian religion’s best interests than is a “Christian government”.Â Ironically, FreethinkersÂ do more to protect the interests ofÂ flag waving Christians than they do for themselves.
Speaking of self interest, I haveÂ my own.Â It is a daughter and her three children, my granddaughters.Â I want those granddaughters and their childrens’ children to have the right to be Christians if they want to be.Â
So, I keep on working to make our government more secular.