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    The Problem With Excessive Religious Freedom

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    A woman and her husband are trying to prosecute a man for a letter he sent to members of their church. These four situations may sound strange and unrelated, but all of them fall under the issue of religious freedom and the separation of church and state. Everyone has heard about various religious issues in the news at one point or another. With all the controversy surrounding these issues, and whether or not they are constitutional, it seems that people are no longer able to settle things without

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    Persuasive Essay #1 A Guard on Religious Freedom In the eyes of our founding fathers, few things seemed as important as the separation of church and state. The first amendment grants all Americans the freedom to subscribe to any religion they wish and promises that the government will not promote any religion above any other. Although the separation of church and state and the freedom of religion are firmly and concretely secured in the Constitution of the United States, events in the recent past

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    Religious Freedoms or Lack There Of Religious freedom can be viewed in different ways depending on the person or persons seeking the freedom. One group may search for the freedom to practice their own religion, such as the pilgrims and the puritans. However others may view religious freedom as the right to openly practice any religion, a view portrayed in, “Roger Williams on Liberty of Conscience”. These different views are all but insignificant in the development of the American colonies because

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    Religious Freedom

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    importance of Religious Freedom, and why we have it. 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

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    Religious Freedom

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    Religious Freedom America has been named the "melting pot" of the world. It houses many different cultures, nationalities, ideas and religions. There are Christians, Jews, Catholics, Buddhists, Mormons, Hindus, Spiritualists, Jehovah's Witnesses, Islamic, plus many more. America is unique in that all these religions are represented in a nation that is only 200 years old. And America has upheld, throughout history, that the freedom and equality of religion is extremely important in order for

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    Religious Freedom

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    America was founded with a credo of religious freedom. They hoped to change the vicious cycle of religious persecution and intolerance that had been swirling through Europe for centuries. Over the last two hundred years this legacy has been shredded and stained. Our religious freedoms have been taken away by people who have twisted what our country was founded to protect. The North American continent was settled by thousands of refugees from different religious persecutions from all around the globe

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    Religious Freedom: A Religious Trap?

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    Due to the history of other countries Religious Freedom should not be legalized further. Though one might obtain Christian values, Freedom of Religion laws have been known to be the backbone for discrimination, hatred and violence, and superiority. This causes one religious group to feel dominant over another’s religious beliefs. Discrimination of Religious groups in the United States are not nearly as severe as other countries throughout the world, yet discrimination in the U.S. is becoming more

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    Religious Freedom Restoration Act In this paper I will describe the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. This Act was used to contradict the decision of the court case of Employment Division v. Smith, which allowed the government to forbid any religious act without giving a reason. The RFRA brought back the requirement that the government provide an adequate reason to forbid any religious act. The government once again had to show that the act was of compelling interest against the state. In 1993

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    Religious Freedom in a World of Religious Restrictions About half a decade ago John F. Kennedy spoke these famous words: “tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one's own beliefs. Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others” (1930). Nowadays the issues of tolerance, oppression and persecution are still relevant, especially with regard to religion. Even though globally and nationally religious restrictions are increasing, without most Western people’s awareness, there is hope for

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    Freedom as defined is, the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint. The quest for religious freedom is what drove many people to protest, or go as far as fleeing their native country to be able to practice and preach what they believe. There are many stories in history that show how people have stood up and fought for their religion even before we became the United States of America. The people that came over on the Mayflower, and Roger Williams, are both

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