Our country was founded on a belief in God and Jesus. The problem is not in what people believe but in how they behaved. If people behaved according to the teachings of God and Jesus we would be living in a paradise of love. But we are humans with free will and emotions. So paradise will have to wait until we join our Father and His son in heaven.
There would always be someone with a differing opinion of what Jesus would do in today's world. Some group of "Christians" would believe they have the right to persecute others. There are a number of Christian church groups that believe they are the only true Christians. Would they peacefully co-exist?
What ever you choose to bring your power to bear on. Believe and Receive, for your self only for the rest of the world has it's own agenda. I commend you for wanting things to be better. But like the great Michael Jackson once said about the man in the mirror. Starts with you.
There will always be an ever- increasing number of people who reject the whole idea of gods. Fortunately for you. Religion doesn't achieve anything except guilt and feelings of personal superiority. Science and engineering actually feed people. When was the last time religion designed something like a cell phone?
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The messianic faiths (Christianity & Islam ) have always operated on the premise that there can only be harmony in the world when everybody is singing from the same hymnbook. Alas, it is a false premise. No sooner do you get everybody converted to the same religion than internal power struggles invariably lead to sectarian conflict, which history amply demonstrates, is at least as vicious and bloody as religious warfare itself. In any case, religion has never been more than moderately successful at constraining behaviour - what people profess to "believe" and how they actually behave being two very different things. No good would come of it, and as mentioned above, science and the pursuit of evidence - based knowledge would definitely suffer. Which would probably spell "the end" for all of us.
Revelation 21:1-3 "1And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. 2And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God."