Freedom of Religion

December 13, 2010

In Australia, the constitution states that:

The Commonwealth of Australia shall not make any law establishing any religion, or for imposing any religious observance, or for prohibiting the free exercise of any religion, and no religious test shall be required as a qualification for any office or public trust under the Commonwealth.”

However, freedom of religion should delve deeper than the governmental body and should affect all citizens of Australia (and any other country practicing freedom of religion).

Freedom of religion should give, not only religious people, but non-religious people the right to live their lives as they please.

Religion should not be forced upon anyone, whether the force is subtle or not. Whether it be Jehovah’s witnesses, Mormons, Muslims, Jews or Atheists, their views should be theirs, and theirs alone. I have no problem withyo any religion and anyone that follows a religion. I simply don’t want to hear about it.

If you knock on my door at 9 in the morning to talk to me about god and Jesus, I will say “Fuck god and fuck Jesus”, if you tell me Allah is the one true god and Mohammad, his messenger, I will say “Fuck Allah and fuck Mohammad”, If you find it disrespectful, understand that I find it disrespectful for you to go around spreading your religion.

A personal belief is personal, just like an opinion. You don’t knock on peoples doors telling them and trying to convince them that Oranges are better than Apples. Some people think so, some don’t and most just don’t give a fuck.

For you religious people that are raging at the moment, let me put it this way.

What do you think god would rather have:

  • A bunch of morons that don’t understand the religion worshipping him like the blind sheep that they are or,
  • Living their lives as honestly and best as they can.

There is no point in arguing who is the real god and which religion is true. There will never be an agreement.

In the song ‘Imagine’ by John Lennon, he speaks of a world without religion and how blissful it would be. I think that it’s wrong to say that if you eradicate religion, there will be peace. If however, all religions didn’t care about each other, minded their own business and respected the customs and traditions of every other religion, then and only then would we have true peace.

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