Freedom Of Religion And Religion

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“Our country 's founders who were of different religious backgrounds themselves knew the best way to protect religious liberty was to keep the government out of religion. So they created the First Amendment to guarantee the separation of church and state. This fundamental freedom is a major reason why the U.S. has managed to avoid a lot of the religious conflicts that have torn so many other nations apart” (n.d.). The American Constitution refers to religious freedom as being able to practice the religion of your choice without it being forced upon you. Either individuals chose what religion to practice or they practice no religion at all. Like all things there will always be some sort of controversy. Freedom of religion has both positive and negative impacts. A positive impact of religious freedom is the fact that individuals have a choice. We have the freedom to practice whichever religion we chose. On the other hand, we have the choice to not practice any religion. A negative impact is; it allows people to avoid taking responsibility for their actions by justifying their misconduct with the religion they practice.

“The United States is the most religiously diverse country in the world. In no other nation can you find as many varied religious groups, beliefs and practices as there are here. The Founders’ recognized in their own times the great theological differences among not only different religions but also among the many Protestant sects” (Knief, 2011). An important

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