Response to Maria’s Comment

Maria,

Thank you for taking the time to read and comment!  I definitely agree that it is difficult to notice when religious oppression is taking place, especially because it can be so subtle and does not always effect a majority of the population.  Issues like having “In God We Trust” on our currency can be so difficult to address, since they are rooted so deeply in the traditions of this country and have already been heavily debated in the past with no change as a result.  In cases such as this, I think it is important to remember that this country was built by and for people who started as immigrants, regardless of the traditions that have developed as a result.  On the topic of currency specifically, it would be interesting to hear the perspectives of someone outside of the Christian faith, as I have generally only discussed the topic with those within the church.

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