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Topic
#5511

Religion should stay out of U.S politics.

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Standard
Number of rounds
3
Time for argument
One day
Max argument characters
5,000
Voting period
Two weeks
Point system
Multiple criterions
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Round 1
Pro
#1

Freedom of religion is a staple of the U.S. Favoring a religion (most likely Christianity) is unfair to the millions of people who aren't Christian. It creates legislation that oppresses people into conforming to religious laws that have nothing to actually do with public safety. 

Laws should be created only through logic and what is actually best for the country. 


Con
#2
Forfeited
Round 2
Pro
#3
I'm still awaiting your response for my last argument. 
Con
#4
This is another topic where you'll be encouraged to broaden your scope.
Religion is just a belief system.
People are religious about sports.
People do things religiously.

People say the separation of church (religion) and state.
There's no such thing. Why?
Even in government , people work according to their beliefs, what they believe is best .
That's why laws change, from country or nation to another, the governments vary, from time to time.

When you look at the states, the political parties are divided on what?
Beliefs. The liberals and conservatives are two different belief systems.

So folks who aren't "religious" such as atheists but vote , vote for what they believe  in, believe in what should be practiced to run the society and or lifestyle of a citizen which what religion points back to.

The lifestyle in how you live and what you live by.
Round 3
Pro
#5
Your entire argument is based off the fact that "religion is a belief system." You say that if someone is acting out of personal belief, they are acting out of religion. This, of course, is absurd. People believing in things strongly does not make it a religion. Look at any of the definitions. Religion is a theology people have to explain the world.  Not simply just believing in something. Therefore, the entirety of your last argument is irrelevant.  Incorporating religion into government is oppression. 
Con
#6
Religion is a belief system.

Point blank.

So people in government legislate what they believe in whether they're theist or atheist.

See you just said religion in the topic. You didn't specify beyond that. In other words there's all kinds of religions out there.

Matter of fact there's so many that there are those that are personally exclusive. So you can dismiss someone's personal beliefs or religion. 

Case closed.