Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Is It Really Freedom of Religion?

There is a huge debate going on right now about the building of a mosque close to Ground Zero in New York City. So many people have weighed in on the subject, most of which have no business even giving an opinion about it (wink wink). Here is my opinion (and keep in mind that I am a Christian who considers herself to be very spiritual, but not at all religious).

I have always believed that there are radicals in every religion and a radical Christian can be just as dangerous as a radical Muslim. Radical Christians have supported harming people because they perform abortions or because of their sexual preference. Does that mean that all Christians think that way .... NO !!! It is the same with the Muslim religion ... a few crazy terrorists are not the entire religion or it's people and I don't believe for a second that any God wants their people to harm and kill each other. The phrase "killing in the name of God" makes no sense at all.

The people who are making a big deal out of the small portion of a building that will be devoted to prayer should be focusing their efforts on bigger issues and should leave the peace loving Muslims who live, love, and thrive in this country alone ! People like to say that we have freedom of religion in this country. I disagree ... I think that we have freedom of Christianity and if you don't believe what the so called "moral majority" believes then you are viewed as wrong. I will never understand why some people feel the need to force the way they believe on others or to condemn somebody for worshipping their God their way.


  1. I found your blog through the DC. I didn't weigh in on that topic because I am lazy and didn't want to type. The thing I found interesting when I read the article on the NYT is muslims are already using the site for Friday prayers. No one is protesting that. Seems awfully hypocritical. Anyway, I agree!