You make it sound like life today is better than it was before and yet statistically, you would know you are wrong. I gather you are not focusing on one group of people and that you are taking into consideration all groups of people, including teenagers and children in school.<quoted text>
Recall that the holocaust began with a small group of radicals "doing God's work".
I am not going to sit by and let the radicals take over the USA.
If we sit idly by while religion is used as an excuse to hate others, from gays to atheists, then we are just as guilty by our silence.
I condemned the Church(es) for not speaking up during the Holocaust. If I stay silent I am just like them, aren't I ?
If it had not been for our voices, not only would gays marriage be forever forbidden, but sodomy laws would still be on the books to put homosexuals in prison like they did just a few decades ago in the USA.
It is our voices that move freedom forward for all. Our silence makes us slaves.
And what of those starving children in Africa and other 'third world countries'? What efforts are made about speaking out for them? How can there still be starving people in this world we all share together while we have people who are worth billions of dollars? Why do we pay sports people millions of dollars and let children starve? Who is speaking up about that current case and why hasn't it been stopped and children fed??