In the United States, you’re supposed to be religious. But you’re not allowed to be fundamentalist – i.e., truly believing every tenet of your religion. You’re only supposed to follow a portion of the beliefs of your faith. But then, if you don’t fully embrace it, can you really call it your faith?
If you only pick out the nice things you like about a religion, are you really a believer, or do you just like getting together with people on Sunday mornings and pretending you are?
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