Our Country would cease to exist without Christianity?
If that's true, (and I'm not disspelling that comment), why don't we banish Muslims? Buddhists, and Pageans? from the United States.
Secondly, I am not critical of Christianity because it's hip, or cool. I am Critical of Christianity because I learned to think for myself, unlike the "God Fearing" church goers who swallow the Christianity teachings hook, line, and sinker.
I like and believe the basic teachings of Christian churches, kindness, forgiveness, love, and all that jazz.
It's the hypocritical, rules, and regulations, and the constant changing of the rules in order to suit the immediate needs of whichever church, that turns me off. Not to mention, that Devot Church goers read the bible and cannot see that the "STORIES", are generalizations, not actual facts, and they are hand picked and politically motivated by the leaders of the time.
I don't want to remove the comfort people get from religeon, but I also don't think it (religeon) should come up in any fact based arguements. It's like arguing over ghost stories in court.
To address Rockbass, I think it's possible to be conservative on certain issues and liberal on others. For example, I am not oppossed to gay marriage, but I am very opposed to homosexuals adopting children.