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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The Five Pillars of Islam

Muslims in prayer

The Five Pillars of Islam are the basics of the Religious tenets of all Muslims that are faithful to the religion. The first is belief. The rest are works or actions designed to make one’s life acceptable to God, or Allah as called in Arabic. 1. There is no god except Allah; Muhammad is the messenger of Allah 2. Prayer is to be offered five times a day. 1. between dawn and sunrise 2. between midday and mid-afternoon 3. between mid-afternoon and sunset 4. after sunset 5. between nightfall and…

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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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