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Submitted by jeff powell (United States), May 1, 2008 at 08:25

religion has been used as a reason to hate fear and kill since at least as far back as recorded history.

i was raised pentecostal christian. i am not a christian now. i have a spiritual connection but i refuse to label "God" and the fact that my position can instill fear and mistrust or anger in people who are devout amazes me to this day.

this country has religious tolerance, but i submit it is unamerican to force any one religion on another.

Senator Obama has made it clear that he supports freedom of religion. I believe him. if you choose not to, there is nothing i can do for you but to ask you to open your heart to your God and pray. Seek an answer through your spirituality. this is too important to just shut your mind.

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