• Ramon Jun Zerrudo

"Freedom from religion" is oxymoronic", "separation of church and state" no constitutional basis

Updated: Feb 22

The anti-Christian movement that demands "freedom from religion" is really just engaged in a word game because what they advocate is the exact opposite of "freedom of religion" which is enshrined in the Constitution of the United States under the First Amendment: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. .”

I submit that the phrase "freedom from religion" is oxymoronic because the religion that the framers had in mind is the Christian religion that espouses freedom in its most basic form -- i.e., exercise of free will. Hence, when they claim freedom "from" instead of "of", what they want is contradictory to what they actually say. In other words, religion (specifically the Christian variety) does not hold people in bondage but rather it frees people from any form of natural bondage.

Secondly, while it makes a popular cause for a fight, "separation of church and state" is not provided for in that same Constitution. Neither is there any hint let alone evidence anywhere that the "church" (meaning, religion) and "state" (meaning, government) are not separate! That is why the advocates' stance in this issue is also oxymoronic.

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