Letter to the editor: Atheism & politics
In response to letter-writer Dr. Joel Last (“Socialism & religious values”): As an atheist in Westmoreland County, I can guarantee you that my political leanings have zero to do with my lack of belief. We live in the information age, and the more you know, the less religious you become.
Capitalism is about freedom, and the last time I checked, forcing your personal beliefs on others, such as requiring the Ten Commandments in schools, is anti-capitalism and leaning toward fascism. Your personal beliefs belong to you and it is not up to you to tell others how to believe or what to worship.
We live in America; it is a melting pot of different beliefs and ideals, and it is what makes this country great. Whether you believe or not, you are still an American and are allowed to express those privately, but when the government steps in and forces it, that becomes fascism.
You say you want the Ten Commandments in schools, but how would you feel about the seven tenets of The Satanic Temple being in there? If you wouldn’t like it, apply that feeling to non-Christians about your demand.