Hi. Firstly, I'd like to say I'm very thankful to have found this forum. It is difficult, not living in a highly populated area, to find people who not only believe as strongly as many here do, but are also curious, determined, and I'm sorry to say intelligent enough to find the answers and make informed opinions on matters that are important to them. So thank you all, for helping me to become as informed as you. On to the topic. I get the feeling that a lot of Christians feel that their religion is being oppressed in America. Some examples I've heard are no praying in schools, not teaching intelligent design, the city not putting up mangers on city-property, and more. But I'd like to challenge these feelings, because I don't agree. I'm hoping that some people here see it differently than I do, so we can have a good discussion. When we think American, we also think Freedom, and I think even though our founding fathers may have held their own religious beliefs, it was their intent that no one belief would quash the others. When people complain that Christianity is being underrepresented, I compare things to Hinduism. So for no praying in schools, I think it would be just as fair to make someone else's child pray in school as it would be to make your child pray to Vishnu. Saying that God created the world? That should be just as valid as saying that there are 40,000,000 gods in heaven. If you want the state to use taxpayer money to put up a manger for Christmas, it should be allowed to put up statues of Shiva. So can anyone tell me a way that Christianity is oppressed, where all other religions enjoy freedom? Or does anyone else agree with me that Christians don't actually have it so hard, in that respect?