Despite the aversion that most people have to these non-conforming religious groups, they are granted equal freedom under the First Amendment. The most important belief that is worthy of protection is the right to openly pray. Regardless of the faith – each religion prays or meditates to a higher being. That being said, government should not have any jurisdiction in the matter as to what god or gods a person prays. Peaceful gatherings, prayerful vigils, and religious demonstrations to protest and to support any causes must all be afforded protection under the law.
It was a guideline to show them how to run a country that provides freedom of religion and not to pick one religion over another they are all equal under the law. Religion is a good thing and we should not deprive a person of th... ... middle of paper ... ... pray and support them as much as possible if we are to keep our freedoms that our founding fathers worked so hard to acheive for our generation. This is why freedom of Religion is importiant to me. I want to be able to speak freely about my faith. I want to be able to go to church without worrying about persecution, such as being arrested or sent to prison.
The 1st Amendment is a very essential freedom that everyone should be entitled to. Our independence is the most important essential need of humans. It lets us be and act how we are and want to be. The reason why the Europeans immigrated to America was to find their freedom of religion. After the colonists worked their hardest to find what they were looking for they finally achieved it.
Thus came religious freedom. The First Amendment to the Constitution states that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof," meaning that an American citizen would be able to practice his or her religion without any intervention or persecution from the government, be it Islam, Judaism, Mormonism or Catholicism. Yet, with religious freedom, comes an important question concerning its existence. Is religious equality just as important as all the other freedoms... such as the freedom of speech, the freedom of press, the freedom to assemble, and others as well? The answer here is yes.
Times are changing and America is no longer predominantly white, Christians. In order for America to remain the melting pot we are all so proud of, we must accommodate all beliefs. A separation between church and state is necessary if America wants to give all of its citizens their religious rights. The First Amendment gives its citizens the freedom of religion, not the freedom to only practice the beliefs instated by Christianity: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceable to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” (Amendment I, The Constitution of the United States of America) Although this amendment does not specifically state that the government can have no religious influence, it does state that no citizen’s religious practices should be regulated by the government. ... ... middle of paper ... ...First Amendment right of religious freedom applies not only to white, Christians, but to all ethnicities and religions.
Everyone is protected by the first amendment and everyone’s religion is protected as well, no matter the controversy over the religion. If the different religions were not protected under the first amendment, which would seem to mean that the government is pushing certain religions
In order to have a country that values the freedom of religion, the church has to be out of any government policy. Any laws that are created around a single church’s faith, even if the majority of the population believes in them, threaten the freedoms of all other denominations. Ame... ... middle of paper ... ...owards complete absence of religious persecution, it served as a positive influence to neighboring colonies, and led to inspire the founders of America when writing the constitution. William Penn, Quaker and founder of Pennsylvania, soon after wrote the Pennsylvania Charter of Privileges and Liberties, a constitution for the colony of Pennsylvania, which enabled the people to freely practice their religion of choice without fear of government punishment. American colonies were clearly established with the intent to all live together with Christian beliefs, but with so many interpretations and versions of the same religious scripture, freedom to practice whichever adaptation feels right became most important in colonial life.
Unlike many other countries, America has established a separation between church and state to give everyone the choice of what they want to do with their life. I believe an American should take advantage of what the country has to offer, benefit the country in a way you see fit, and also follow the guidelines that has been set forth by our founding fathers. America is known for their unlimited opportunities, and these opportunities were meant to be taken advantage of by the American citizens. Citizens are given many freedoms other third world countries do not even consider releasing to the public. In most cases, countries outside the United States have governments that take action on those who choose to speak freely or participate in a different religion.
Roger Williams, a minister who migrated to America, also noticed this, and stated that a uniform belief system is not necessary to maintain a stable body politic (Williams 1). His idea was revolutionary and influential to many others who would adopt it into the governing documents of our nation. His claim that “an enforced uniformity of religion throughout a nation or civil state, confounds the civil and religious, denies the principles of Christianity and civility” (2) demands religious freedom, and I find it to be a compelling statement for the period. The Bloudy Tenent of Persecution is a historically important document because it ... ... middle of paper ... ...o the original statement because all men are becoming more equal as time goes on. The Constitution, once used as a tool to segregate, is now being used to integrate.
This is never the case; no beliefs are wrong or right. This phrase is just one that drills that concept into one’s mind and forces religion on them. A pledge for an entire nation needs to be one that makes everybody feel included, instead of one that cuts certain people out. School prayer and promoting religious preferences was outlawed in 1962, yet stating the Pledge is a way to get around that