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The flaw in your argument.

It’s been over a year since I logged in to this site and a few legitimate comments have been sitting in the approval queue for a while. They are all on my Tolerance vs. Acceptance post. They all contain an argument about believers having “the right to disagree” with non-believers. Thus, I was inspired to write this post!

Yes, you’re correct. You do have the right to disagree with me on religious matters. That’s what being human is. But, our government is not human. It’s an entity designed to be a support system for our country. Our government should choose neutrality. And neutrality is inherently secular. It’s naturally non-religious. Our government should protect all our rights and belief systems without promoting one over the other, and it should ensure that those rights and belief systems are not harming others. This is where your “I have the right to disagree argument” is no longer a valid argument. 

For example, you can disagree with me that religious monuments shouldn’t be erected on government property because, you know, “freedom of religion” and all that. But, erecting a religious statue on government property is fundamentally opposed to your freedom of religion. Why do you think activist groups fight so hard to erect Satanic statues and the like? It’s to prove a point – that supporting one religion means that government has to support them all. Because, you know, “freedom of religion” and all that. 

It’s a similar situation with birth control. How does allowing access to birth control affect you? Does it affect your ability to worship your god? Does it affect you allowing (or not allowing) your child to have access to it? No, it doesn’t. But it does help prevent unwanted pregnancies and abortions. And, that helps stop the poverty cycle in its tracks.

Aren’t most religious people vehemently opposed to abortion? One would think religious groups would be in support of access to birth control to prevent more.

I won’t fully take on the abortion arguments here, as that’s a triggering subject with a wide set of beliefs. My point is that most of these religion-backed ideas are harmful to society, as a whole. My lack of belief in a god does not affect others’ ability to access the healthcare or help they need. It does not affect how you will raise your family. It’s neutral in that all people have the equal right to access what they need to live a healthy, full, and prosperous life. 

So don’t lecture me on your “right to disagree.” I get that. And I’m good with it. The world would be nothing without opposing ideas. Just keep in mind that it’s not about you and your beliefs. It’s about our government, which should be unbiased, inclusive, and supportive of its citizens and their quality of life.

Vote how you want to vote, but please educate yourself on what “freedom of religion” truly means. 


The “Us vs. Them” battle is raging in Washington D.C. and I have to say, it’s frightening on both sides. It should be so simple to decide what is right and what is wrong but so many people don’t seem to understand that right vs. wrong is not the issue here. Our differences seem so broad but really, they’re so simple. It comes down to choice.

I see it much like Dale McGowan writes in Parenting Beyond Belief when he says, “The key distinction is the attitude toward difference.” Our attitudes determine our life stance. The problem I see with some viewpoints is that the choice is taken away. For example, I believe it is wrong to force my children to pray before bedtime, therefore I do not force them to pray. A conservative believes that it is wrong to have an abortion. So, instead of just applying that belief to their own family, they attempt to apply it to everyone. Why not just abstain from abortion in your own family and let the rest of us have the right to choose? If you believe it’s wrong, then so be it. It sucks that abortion has to happen sometimes, but I believe the choice is what’s important. Why must our choices be taken away because of one group’s belief?

It’s frustrating to me that conservatives cannot see how they are stifling our choices. I do not force their children to believe in evolution, so why must they attempt to force my children to pledge allegiance to a god? I will fight that until the day I die.

I’ve never been a minority in my whole life. But I certainly am now, and I recognize the difficulty of life as a minority more and more each day. I know it’s only going to get more difficult as my children get older and start attending elementary school, but I’m preparing myself to fight the good fight. I’ve always been one to stand up for my principles, and standing up for choice is one of the noblest battles I can think of.

So let us be different, for a world where we’re all the same would be incredibly dull. But let us all have the choice to believe and do what we want as long as we aren’t hurting others. After all, this country was not founded on god, but on the freedom to choose to believe whatever we want to believe.