No Religious Test Shall Ever Be Required For the President. Article VI – US Constitution

No Religious Test for the President

In American politics today there is a faction of right wing conservative Christians who judge every candidate by their religion. There are those who have long maintained that President Barack Hussein Obama is a Muslim, and therefore unqualified for the presidency. During his 2008 bid for the presidency former Governor Mitt Romney was incessantly questioned about his Mormon faith. It was so bad he had to give a famed “Faith in America” speech specifically declaring that electing him was not the same as putting the LDS church in charge of…

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What Oceanic Tide Pools Teach About Diversity

Tide Pool life

Tide pooling for knowledge.  Have you ever gone tide pooling at the beach? Can such an activity give you a better knowledge of this world? I can think of no better way to learn our place on this planet. Traipsing around the edge of the ocean, jumping over rocks, looking into the swirling, foaming sea water at the myriad of creatures that live on the world that spends half the time under water and the other time baking in the sun? Crabs of all shapes and colors hiding under rocks,…

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Political Pluralism

Coexist Rainbow by Brian Hartwell

In America, we seem to always be fighting right vs. left; the Christian right wants to make America more of a Christian Nation, and the left a more secular state. Although there are conservatives who are atheists or agnostics and strong believing Christians who are also liberal, the popular characterization in the media of left and right follows the secular and religious respectively. Americans, whether they realize it or not, prefer a government of opposites. In the past twenty years neither party has had a strong hold on all the…

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