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Is Christianity Tearing Apart the United States?

Simple question: has Christianity torn apart the U.S. to the point where it is losing its democratic nature? 

Yes

Side Score: 36
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No

Side Score: 37
2 points

It isn't actually Christianity, it's RADICAL Christianity (or ANY radical religion that seems to think everyone in America must live by their rules), all laws must follow THEIR rules. We can NOT have freedom of religion with people thinking like that!

If YOU want to follow a religion, follow it! If YOU want to follow a special set of rules, FOLLOW them! AS LONG AS THEY FOLLOW THE CONSTITUTION OF THE U.S.! As long as they follow majority rule! (NOT necessarily the "Religious majority)! Christians should not make rules for Jews, Muslims, Hindu's or any other religion without tearing apart the Constitution, and therefor, the United States!

As long as your religious rules don't hurt anyone within the U.S., or trample on THEIR freedoms ... religious or otherwise....I have NO problem with religion

Side: Yes
3 points

No.

Although I disagree with much of the agenda of the Religious Right I can still acknowledge it is their democratic right to organize and politicize and vote. That isn't "tearing us apart", it's actual democracy.

But likewise, when they sling their assertions that atheism or non-Christians or scientists are tearing us apart I have the same answer of "no" and for the same reason.

Frankly, if you want to point a finger at something tearing the US apart then point it at ideology. Period. People sign on to a specific ideology, learn the mantra that comes with it, and shut their minds off to anything that deviates from that narrative. We end up a deadlocked nation in which the only way to get anything done is to steamroll over the opposing ideologies by wielding the power of your own like a hammer. Ideologies are poisoning democracy because they hamper both individual thought as well as compromise, and the true winning formula which got the USA through hundreds of years of development has been our ability to compromise. WHERE THE F HAS THAT GONE? In fact why are the moderates shoved to the side while carnival barker extremists gather crowds at either end? It's ideology, that's why. It's decades of boiling all manner or foreign, domestic, and economic knowledge down to competing extreme ideologies, none of which truly hold the answer. The way to govern, the way to a healthy democracy, is free thought and combined ideas and compromise. The religious right used to be able to work within the broader context of a free country with civil rights. Can you do that again?

Side: No
1 point

Why would Christianity have anything to do with tearing apart the U.S? If anything it needs Jesus more than anything else.

Side: No
JTAllDay(22) Disputed
2 points

Because it affects the people's views and starts confusing morally correct versus politically correct. Christianity, as well as other religions (I guess I shouldn't have said just Christianity in the title), clouds people's judgement and makes them think more irrationally.

Side: Yes
Srom(12207) Disputed
1 point

Is there something wrong with being morally correct? I find that people should be that way instead of being politically correct. How does Christianity cloud people's judgments and make them think irrationally? I think they think more rationally than a lot of other people out there.

Side: No
KeepSmiling(54) Disputed
1 point

Does it matter if it affects the people's views? Sometimes you have to look to other sources to help you make a decision on a certain topic. If anything, Christianity is helping build America up to be a better country because more people will share a common viewpoint. And to say that religion makes people think irrationally is extremely subjective. People can choose whether or not they want religion to affect their judgement.

Side: No
KNHav(1957) Disputed
-1 points

First of all I dont see Christians bombing anyone. And I do not see them teariing apart neighborhoods and killing pollice officers. So I guess what you mean by tearing us apart is immorality cant exist with morality, because others morality is offensive.

A few stories Ill mention and Ill try to post a video example of them. Louisiana flood, transgender bathrooms, and black lives matter protests, Islam.

In the Louisianna flood you have people smiling and enjoying life in the face of losing everything. Neighbors helping each other. And praying together and giving hope to each other.

Then you have transgender bathrooms, where encroaching over others is an entitlement. And people are causing hardships depleating schools of funds, absolute destruction just to make an issue and a loophole that encraoches on the rights of others yo their own gender and privacy.

Then you have black lives matter tearing up their own nneighborhoods, causiing grandmothers to live without safety and protection. And killing inocent men as a statement.

Then you have Islam. Watch that for a few minutes. And watch

6 year old girls chant death to Israel and to US and West

Then ask does Christianity divide?

Fyi - Last days are here, we will see the final prophesies unfold quickly. Man is evil, violent, murderous, and hateful from their tablets. Deceptions are easy, everyone that posts something is an expert. And experts are hard to come by, they are buried under pages of unthruth.

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Side: No
1 point

John 3:16-21 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God. (John 15:13) Greater love hath no man that this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. (Romans 5:8) But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. (John 1:10-12) He was in the world, and the world was made by Him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.(Revelation 3:20 , Jesus says to all ) Behold, I stand at the door and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. (Romans 5:7-8) For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Side: No

No. Secularism has turned this place into a hell hole. No standard. No objective set of rules. Everything is to be tollerated and all rules are up for debate.

Side: No
0 points

It isn't religion that is causing problems. It is non religious culture and political ideology in America that is a problem.

Side: No