While I'd like to think I am all for freedom of speech or right to practice whatever religion you'd like, is it really true that every man is his own island? The common ending argument I've received after a religious discussion is: "We can agree to disagree, I'll believe what I want and you can too, we're not harming anyone." But is that really true? Why is it that the large majority of congress are christian in the United States, these are the people passing laws and deciding how you should live your lives. These people that are deciding how the country should be run, what should be taught in schools, and how our programs should be funded, are some which believe and will defend Creationism and how the world is 6000 years old. Your religious affiliation is almost important as any other aims of your political platform, and that is because they want the large "christian vote". I mean, we pass judgment on some arabic nations as fundamental islamic countries, but hasn't the US become as religiously polarized as well. So is this really the case, that we should all leave each other alone and let each other believe in whatever they want. We might be individual islands, but throwing a pebble from one side of the shore can lead to a tsunami at the other end.