Well, this is the point isn’t it? The USA is not a theocracy; if it were it would be entitled to impose the death penalty for homosexual acts as prescribed by the bible - or as decided by the religious Poobah’s of the day. But it is not. The US is a secular state and a signatory of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, whereby “Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, color, sex, language and religion..............” Article Two.
Originally posted by Xian-Pugilist
“Atheism is simply a refusal to accept deities and those systems of worship that claim (in conflicting ways) to answer the “fundamental questions.” Most of us know that many of those so-called “fundamental questions,” like “Why are we here?” don’t have an answer beyond the laws of physics. Others like “What is our purpose?” must be answered by each person on their own, for there is no general answer. Others, like “How are we to live?” are answered far better by secular reason than by dogmatic adherence to outdated or even immoral religious strictures”. Jerry Coyne