Religion: Forced Religion In The United States

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Forced Religion
In the United States, there are so many people who follow several different religious beliefs. They pray to different gods and even eat different foods depending on the religion that they follow. Everyone is entitled to believe anything one wants to believe, and this is a right that everyone has in our country. The problem that surfaces with religion is when one thinks his or her religion is better than another’s and should be followed by everyone. It is great to think that everyone can follow whatever religion he or she wants, but in reality, who is given the choice to really choose? Whether it is by parents, friends, or even the missionaries who travel around neighborhoods, there is always someone trying to project his or
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Just like a salesperson at a kiosk in the mall, these people will disrupt a conversation, or even just one’s path to state their religious views. This can upset people in many ways. Whether it be that a person just does not want to be bothered, or that they believe in another religion, it can be equally offensive in both situations. In my personal experience when someone does this to one of my friends or me, he or she is often greeted by rudeness. If they are going to be rude enough to interrupt me with something I have heard before and do not care to hear again, then I am going to be rude back. An example of one of these spiels these people use would be, “Excuse me. Have you been introduced to Jesus, and let god into your life?” This is an extremely offensive way to approach someone in public. I feel uncomfortable when this happens and often get aggravated at the lack of respect that is shown towards me. It is offensive that someone is trying to tell me that my religious views are wrong and I need to follow what they follow. My religious path is the right way for me, and no one should try to tell me …show more content…
I am fortunate enough to have parents who did not project any religion on to me and let me believe what I wanted to; however, ever since I was little my grandmother would buy me cross necklaces, and tell me short stories from the bible. Many people have family members that will do this subconsciously, but that does not make it right. As a little kid I believed in what I was taught by my grandmother, I did not have the ability to choose my own path until I was much older and away from her more. If someone is young they will follow what they are taught, and some follow this teaching blindly without ever really putting in effort to actually learn about what they are following. I believe if no one were forced to believe a religion, there would be a lot of people who would find out that they are not true believers of what they follow. In Salvation, by Langston Hughes, he is troubled by the fact that he cannot see Jesus at church when he is supposed to. His aunt cries and the whole church wait tentatively for Langston to be saved by sin. Finally, he rises and the church erupts with cheer. He then goes home to find he does not know what he did. “She woke up and told my uncle I was crying because the Holy Ghost had come into my life, and because I had seen Jesus. But I was really crying because I couldn’t bear to tell her that I had lied, that I had deceived everybody in the church, and I hadn’t seen Jesus, and that now

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