About the Pluralist Nation

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Religious PluralismThe Pluralist Nation was created to advocate for greater tolerance in the US for all religions, philosophies, and political ideals.

Have you ever heard it told that this is a “Christian Nation” or a “Secular Society”?  These phrases are exclusionary in nature as the speaker is attempting to define the nation by their preferred conception of it, usually in his or her own image.  The reality is that we are a nation comprised of a wide range of values, religions and philosophies. This heterogeneous composition is what gives us our strength. It is what provides different perspectives keeping us from falling into dictatorship or theocracy. Our national diversity is wide enough that no single group can overpower the rest in an attempt to eliminate rights or privileges of those who disagree.

Our country’s governance may be messy at times, but that is what makes us great. Religious, political and social pluralism is the reality of our nation. Take some time and defend the rights and beliefs of somebody with whom you disagree. Not because they are right and you are wrong, but so that you can be part of preserving our nation as the great country that it is.

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About the Author

The Pluralist Advocate started out this life in a conservative Military oriented community, and he later moved to that bastion of liberal activism called the San Francisco Bay Area. Having lived both ends of the political spectrum he has a unique understanding of both sides of most issues. He was also very religious growing up, serving as a studying the Christian scriptures and even spending some time as a foreign missionary. He used to think he had all the answers to life's greatest questions, but the more he looks around the world, the more he finds a wide variety of different values that work for different people. This blog is an exploration of thought and consideration from as many points of view as can be held at one time. He now holds the position that truth is found in many different disciplines. You may know the Pluralist Advocate around the web and twitter as brihartwell, or his given name of Brian Hartwell. He hates to be narrowly defined by one title, so as you read these musings you may find things you identify with, and others that you despise. That is good. Please share your reactions to the thoughts here and we will all grow together.