I think that having God removed from society would NOT be beneficial - however sticking to our constitution and remembering the separation of church and state is imperative. I think it is important for people to have their OWN conception of a Higher Power and to NOT push their beliefs on another. Their are MANY religions practiced in America. Each religion has the same underlying beliefs - honesty, morality, kindness, love ETC. Animosity comes when one pushes their belief on another and each religion can cite their God inspired text as the basis for that belief --- each claiming NO!!! My way is the ONLY way. Therefore while a spiritual connection to a power greater than ourselves and the separation of church and state are important so is a conception of a Higher Power ( whether it be God, nature etc) so thSt we may live in harmony with ourselves and with others.
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Well i feel like this society is falling apart anyways. There are very few true believers of the bible that follow it without question any more. As a whole the human race is degenerating morally really. So it certainly would not be beneficial, but at the same time, it wouldnt be a drastic difference.
Society is falling apart because we are incorporation religion into it. Look at all the hatred. Where does it come from? It comes from those religious zealots screaming against gays and homosexuals. Those same zealots that try to take away a humans natural right because a book said so. Why are we in the middle east and in debt? It's because of the zionists in our country. The terrorist attack us because we are sticking our noses into people's affair. Because the bible says the Jews needs a home in Israel. If we followed what the forefathers put out for us, separation of church and state, we would be better off right now.
Christians and Muslims are working together to ensure that Armageddon and the near complete destruction of our planet comes to fruition. This is bad, but just as bad is the underlying assumption they seem to have that the end is so very nigh that none of them feel the need to worry about the damages they're doing to the planet, to the youngest generation, and to our ability to bring about a better future. As inevitable as fanciful beliefs are, they reach a point where we NEED to use our common sense to bring about the end of all religion.
There's a difference between removing God and removing godly virtues. Removing God would likely have some positive effects such as increased tolerance and a more knowledge-based worldview. There could indeed be many more negative consequences than positive though. Removing godly values (as described in Exodus 34:5-7 or the "Fruits of the Spirit") would not have ANY positive benefits other than higher salaries for counselors and psychiatrists!
It's not the values but the stories and supernatural belief system behind it that's the problem. Almost all religions value moral behavior, but to claim we'd have no moral compass without religion is incorrect. I am an atheist and I am a nice person with moral values. I choose to be kind, considerate, and compassionate. I don't need religion to decide these things.
It won't .Is the United States a Christian nation? No. Not in its philosophy, or in what it loves, or in what it does. Despite its Judeo-Christian roots and heritage, and the beliefs of some of its founders, the United States today is a nation that follows other gods, and lives a lifestyle that is not compatible with Christianity.
It would never benefit us and I must say seperation of church and state was not meant to keep faith out of government on the contrary it was meant to keep the government out of the affairs of the church
It will help people broaden their thinking process instead being channeled to one. America being a Christian dominated society makes people of other faith being isolated. And most importantly it'll make people & politics free of superstition.
They will not benefit from removing Christian values. Since the beginning everything was based on the Christian values. Hence therefore creating the rules and regulations we now have. However, it is individuals who buck the system and/or the laws that do not want to abide by them. We are not not much different in this world than a modern day Sodom and Gomorrah. But, this is a FACT: Every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is King of Kings and Lord of Lords!
As a non believer, I think that have true Christian values is beneficial to us. Odd huh? Although I detest the idea of religion and judgement, I think that having faith keeps some people from going bat shite crazy. It is their security in their beliefs and fear of hell that keeps them from straying into unsavory habits. Also, to remove religion from our country would be a direct violation of everyone's inalienable rights.
America will crumble if our Christian values were removed. This country was founded on these values and the farther from them we go, the worse America gets. www.faithfacts.org Here on this website you can find tons of stuff about America and the Christian values this country was founded on. Removing these values will destroy this country, it wouldn't benefit us in the slightest.