Letter: Attending worship services does not make you religious

February 25, 2014 

Attending worship services does not make you religious

We hear about it in the news and see it personally. People in authority positions and elected officials touting their religious beliefs as one reason they should be in that office, yet scandals occur on a regular basis. Why do voters insist on a litmus test of religion to get into government when the founders of our government specifically wanted a separation?

I’m only 16 years old but I would rather vote for an honest atheist than a Bible-thumping liar.

Just because a person claims to be religious does not mean they actually take the practices to heart, and a solid decent citizen can exist without professing to be religious. Attending worship services does not make them so, although politicians would have you believe it does.

If you think all Muslims are questionable because of Islamic extremists, then all Christians are questionable because of the KKK.

Drew Brann

Fort Mill

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