The First Amendment and the Fight Against God Essay

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The First Amendment and the Fight Against God

On September 11, 2001, our nation experiences a terrible tragedy when four terrorist-controlled airplanes flew into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a field in Pennsylvania. Over 3,000 people were killed, and thousands more were affected. In an effort to promote patriotism and unite the nation, citizens began displaying American flags, holding memorial services, and attending church.

County High School also made an effort to bring together its students and faculty. A number of candlelight vigils were held, and students made posters and signs to display their patriotic feelings. One of these sings was a large banner hung right inside the front door. Red,
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They implemented numerous concepts and ideas from their old culture to give us the basis of the society we now know. They did not spend months on board transatlantic ships, at risk from diseases and shipwreck, to let their faith be corrupted by politics once again.

Our country’s founders were also religious men. They prayed before sitting down to write the Constitution, and all sessions of congress were opened with prayer. Many of society’s current laws are based upon biblical commandments laid down thousands of years ago. For example, it is illegal to commit murder, adultery is acceptable grounds for legal divorce, and one must not take property that belongs to another. These are exact replicas of the following commandments; “You shall not kill,” “You shall not commit adultery,” and “You shall not steal,” (New American Bible 75).

As the First Amendment states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or of the right of the people to peaceable to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances” (Amendments). This seems like an easy concept. Citizens may worship whoever or whatever they like, they may assemble to worship
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