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.
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 Vatican council pays attention to these spiritual aspirations. The Vatican council declares that humans have a right to religious freedom. Freedom of this kind means that everyone is immune from corrosion and peer pressure and other social group forces. Every individual have their own rights and have there own rights to believe in whatever God they desire. Every individual has the rite to freedom within limits; no men or women can be forced against their convictions.
1. Yes, atheism should be covered under the first amendment because everyone is allowed to believe in what they want to be believed and have their own opinions. Each person has different beliefs, which sets us apart from one another and makes everyone unique. If they did not allow religions that didn’t involve a god such as Christianity or Islam, then they would choosing religions over one another, which is against the first amendment (Cripe, Pearlman, Kosiak, 2013). Everyone is protected by the first amendment and everyone’s religion is protected as well, no matter the controversy over the religion.
The first of these clauses is the, Free Exercise Clause. According to the U.S. Courts website, “The Free Exercise Clause protects citizens' right to practice their religion as they please, so long as the practice does not run afoul of a public morals or a compelling governmental interest” (U.S. Courts). The second clause is the Establishment Clause and it “prohibits the government for establishing a religion” (U.S. Courts). The Supreme Court has further explained th... ... middle of paper ... ...stand and respect the rights of those of no faith, so too must those of no faith understand and respect the rights of those professing a faith. Everyone, including military personnel, have the right to agree or disagree with prayers they hear.
This gave me one good reason why the monument should be moved. The next reason I think it should be moved is for the very reason that it is in a public courthouse. Yes, the first amendment does protect Freedom of Religion but whose religion? It doesn’t state any religion, whether the religion is Christianity, Buddhism, or paganism. Each and every one of us is entitled to the freedom of our own religion.
Freedom of Religion The individual right to freedom of religion means that you can freely practice your religion without the government interfering. It’s in the first amendment of the Bill of Rights, in the Constitution, it protects all U.S. citizens to a certain extent. The first amendment went into effect on December 15th, 1791. 1The first amendment states “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof” (American Civil Liberties Union). There are two clauses in the U.S. Constitution that guarantee freedom of religion.
Similarly to the constitution, South African national anthem also contains god references. The Bill of rights found on chapter 9 of South African constitution contains numerous procedures of dealing with freedom of religion. Therefore,... ... middle of paper ... ...ds to promote this wonderful idea of universality of religion freedom. There have been many religious conflicts in many countries which resulted in civil protest/war. South Africa on other hand had never witnessed these conflicts because our constitution is designed to suit the right of every individual by ensuring that everyone exercises their rights to the fullest.
Religious Freedom is essential and it is being threatened. Religious Freedom is the freedom to practice your own religion. First, we have this freedom because of our Founding Fathers. The first amendment of the Constitution says,” Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise.” Unfortunately, around the world some people are not as lucky as us, and don’t have religious freedom. Pope Benedict 16 and our Founding Fathers were extraordinary leaders that have stood up for religious freedom.