I don't know how you got the idea that I am somehow against the idea of organized religion. I am against the idea of the intigration of church and state and also against religious based discrimination and the indoctrination of the young but if like minded eople wish to gather peaceably and practice their belief I do not object indeed that would be an infringement of their freedom of religion, the same thing that protects my right to be an atheist.
so long as your cult organizes peacefully does not expect their beliefs to form legostlation and they do not use their faith as an excuse to practice criminality cult on brother.
I'm not saying that you personally are against the idea of organized religion. Of course everyone is going to say something along those lines because it's just not kosher to come across as defying the constitution. And I do think some people attempt to interpret the constitution to fit their world view.
Integration of church and state can have different implications. In the days of the founding fathers, it didn't imply keeping religion outside of government property. Their idea of integrating church and state meant avoiding a denominational monopoly to occur, as their concern was not the
presence of religion in government, but the threat of a theocracy. They actually held church services every Sunday morning on government ground.
Their idea of keeping a separation of church and state was not remove church services from government, but to have different ministers from all denominations take turns preaching Sunday mornings.
Many people say they respect religious freedom, but it's the inevitable just-so-long-as' that tend to reveal the truth. For instance, someone
complained about a statue of Jesus on a ski resort mountain that I don't think is even visible from the outside. It was placed there to honor WWII vets who were reminded of a similar statue that gave them comfort while in battle in Italy (and hopefully not considered cowards). So The Freedom From Religion Foundation got involved by taking the matter in to court with the idea that they're protecting Americans from a statue that gives preference for one religion over another. Yes, imagine that. Well, they lost the case, and the statue is still there.
Keep in mind, the statue is relatively invisible to most of the world. All except for a handful of skiers who take selfies along side it. It's very possible
that not one human being ever got converted because of seeing this statue. However, right on a street corner near you stands a church with a marquee welcoming people to come to a service. And quite a number of people probably do take up on the invitation, and thus following become believers. What about Billy Graham Crusades? Do you have any idea how many conversions there have been as a result of these crusades? I don't either. I just know it's huge.
Well we know that the church marquees are on church property, so there's nothing anyone can really do. And the Billy Graham committee has a right to rent out stadiums just like anyone else. Do you think for one second, that if the FFRF, and similar organizations found a loophole, that they wouldn't seek legal reasons to close churches and crusades down?
Religious based discrimination? I'm assuming that you're not talking about discrimination towards Christianity, so I'm assuming that you're
referring to phantom discrimination perpetrated by Christians against other religions.
As far as not expecting Christianity to form legislation, while I'm sure same-sex unions are in mind, I'll let you expound on that further before commentating.
The rest of your comments lead me to conclude that you believe I go to a church where we're just about on the fringe of rioting. You're okay with me and my church as long as we control our savage instincts, remain in the pews, and forego vandalizing the neighborhood mosque down the road.
Your last comment is difficult to understand (do not use their faith as an excuse to practice criminality cult on brother). But your insistence on referring to my church as a cult is telling. It looks as though my church and I are on the verge of poisoning the communion wine one Sunday morning.