There are many issues in this country right now but one of the biggest is religion. When I say that I don’t mean that people believing in a god is a problem, what I mean is that a lot of people don’t have any respect for what other people believe in. For some reason certian people under the belief that if someone doesn’t believe in their god or have the same religous view as them that the other persons religion is wrong, or that you can’t be a good person and have good moral values unless you believe the same thing as them. To calrify how idiotic this has gotten it has come to the point that people are ready to blow them selves up for a god they have no way of knowing even exists! You don’t need religion to have common sense or tell right from wrong and anyone who says other wise is confused. Religion may help to tell people what is right and what is wrong like “don’t steal” or “don’t kill” but society is advanced enough now a days that it common sense and you don’t need to read a religous book to find out that those things are wrong. The biggest problem today is that religion and politics are mixed way too much and this should not happen! The way a country is run can not and should not be run soley off relgious beliefs because so many people believe in so many different relgions which goes back to you don’t need a book to tell you what is right and what is wrong or what will truly benifit a country and the people living in it. Everyone has the right to believe what they want when they want but no one should be throwing it in someone elses face or tell them they are wrong beause your opinions differ. This country was found because people wanted religous tolerance but yet till this day people are still fighting and dying over something they aren’t even sure exists. You have every right to stand up for what you believe in but so does everyone else and you should respect what they believe in because its that persons belief. You wouldn’t want anyone walking up to you and telling you that you’r religion is incorrect so don’t do it to anyone else! For instance if your a born again christian your probaly stronger on your beliefs then most others but that doesn’t mean if you know someone that isn’t they aren’t a good person or as some say “they haven’t truly embraced god” you don’t know how strongly that person feels about what they believe in or if they even believe in a god at all, it’s there right to do what they want and it doesn’t mean they are a bad person, if you think that they are just because they aren’t the same relgion your a hypocrit and are a controdiction to your beliefs because God is suppose to be tolerant and by you not tolerating someone elses beliefs then your missing the whole point of religion and should shut your mouth because no one wants to hear you pressing your beliefs on someone else. Which brings me to extremist muslims, I don’t care what you believe in blowing people up because they don’t believe in Allah makes you look insane and you should be locked away for the rest of your life because your out of your mind. I myself am catholic and believe in God but I will be damned before you ever catch me walking into a crowd of people with a bomb on my chest to blow people up for a God that I will never meet until after I am dead and won’t know he even exists until I do die. The beauty of this country is you can belive what ever you want even if you think that little magical troll live in caves under ground and look to them as your god ( you are probaly on some good drugs or need to be instututionalized if thats the case) it’s what this country is all about and those who aren’t tolerant need to re-think what the purpose of religion is and start respecting other peoples beliefs. As far as politicans go they are the biggest hypocrits on the planet! They screw over a majority of the people in this country but then say God bless america and the end of their speech. People can barely afford their grocery bills or their car insurance and are losing jobs left and right they haven’t done a damn thing to help anyone but yet they claim to believe in God. They steal from their own, bailed out big companies with billions of our tax dollars but they are religous, gas prices are threw the roof and they don’t do anything to get them down yet they claim to believe in God. If your a politcian and you do any of these things religion is pointless because if there is a God your going straight to hell for what you have done and how hard you have made peoples lives who need to support their families while you sit on capital hill voting your selves a raise when you didn’t do a damn thing to earn it yet normal people are lucky if they even have a job. Don’t use the word god when you sit there robbing people when they are suffering raise taxes to fund programs most people don’t know exist, cut education funding so people can’t get a decent education and put a health care program in place thats going to cost people more money yet you don’t have to take it because your a politican and then claim you believe in God. The fact of the matter is this until the day comes when people start respecting other peoples beliefs and the rich politicans finally lose control of this country and other countries around the world nothing is going to change for the better. As great as religion is it’s the most dangerous force on the planet because it makes people do crazy thing and even kill people all for something they don’t even know exists. Believe what you want and respect the beliefs of others, you are not special and do not deserve special treatment because you believe one thing and someone else believes something different. Not to sound corny but humans are going to be stuck on this planet with each other for the foreseeable future, if people can’t show respect and tolerate one anothers beliefs then we are in deep trouble and there will never be peace on this planet. But more importantly until the day comes when people finally wake up and realize that the rich people in power are no good for this country nor have they been for any other civilization in history then don’t plan on your life getting any easier unless you hit the lotto because they will screw us over until their last breath GARUNDAMNTEED!!!