If Christians Were Not the Majority

If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it 100 times, “Those Freethinkers don’t like the Ten Commandments on City Property.  Let’s just have a vote and let the majority decide.”

That reasoning, let the majority decide, defies any hint of intellectual detachment.  Since the beginning of  time, religions have risen up, been popular, and then died away.  Why would someone think it is impossible that this would happen to Christianity in the United States? 

It seems like a rational Christian would want his/her children and those many generations to follow to have the option of Christian worship.  Would not it make this possibility more likely if the government was secular rather than entangled with a religion?  Then, if the majority became nonChristian, that majority might allow the minority Christian population more opportunities to full citizenship including the right to worship as they please. 

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”.  Ironically, Freethinkers  do more to protect the interests of flag waving Christians than they do for themselves.

Speaking of self interest, I have my own.  It is a daughter and her three children, my granddaughters.  I want those granddaughters and their childrens’ children to have the right to be Christians if they want to be. 

So, I keep on working to make our government more secular.

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About Jon Lindgren

I am a former President of the Red River Freethinkers in Fargo, ND, a retired NDSU economics professor and was Mayor of Fargo for 16 years. There is more about me at Wikipedia.com.
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2 Responses to If Christians Were Not the Majority

  1. Tana says:

    Hi :) Is it OK that I go a bit off topic? I am trying to look at your blog on my new Blackberry but it won’t show correctly, do you have any suggestions? Shall I try to find an fix for my computer or something? Thank you for the help I hope! Tana x :)

  2. Avatar of Jon Lindgren Jon Lindgren says:

    jailbreak–Thanks for reading my stuff. Where do I get ideas for the blog? I liked Arlo Guthrie’s explanation about where his songs come from. “You’re just sittin’ there and they come slowly flying by. You just grab one.”

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