Not allowing the United States to change the ways that clearly aren't working so well is detrimental in my opinion.
The United States? I might simply be ranting at this because I am not American and if that is the case I do apologise, but have you taken a look at the world recently? The problem you've identified here is much much bigger than just the United States? How recently have you visited Afghanistan? Iran? Korea? Libya? Nigeria? Ireland? These countries are facing a lot of the same problems, fearing change is a really bad idea, the only thing that is ever constant is change.
Well your speaking from a viewpoint that such a thing as a supreme being exists
Uhm, I might actually become the most hated person around for saying this, but I am not here for a populatity contest so I'm going to say it anyway: A supreme being DOES exist.
People have found different names for this, I am not one to quibble about terminology, the basic concept stays the same, this world, our world, hasn't been here forever, that's a well established fact. Something, call it what you will, is the cause for this creation and until someone can create a world suited for life, like this one, I'm going to call the being/essense/force a supreme one. (Heck, this might even be called Nature by some) Point being, it DOES exist.
The basic argument here is that the world has a starting point on a timeline, I do believe the big bang theory, nothing exploded and became everything, evolution helped shaped it to what we have today, but for that nothing to explode into something, there must have been an external factor, even if this external factor is E.T.
So basing all of our choices on this invisible magician in the sky is ridiculous. That really isn't even a matter of opinion, it's true
Actually that is an opinion. I'm not saying your wrong, but that definitely isn't a fact. Unless you've found a way to prove it, in which case I'll retract this statement.
Bush said "God" was apart of his foreign policy and look how that turned out? I guess my hatred is based on religion in general. Because there are so many, and they all believe they are the correct one
So is your argument with Bush or with God? Change your viewpoint, just for arguments sake: IF God does exist, would he support Bush's decisions?
This is exactly where the split comes between hating religious institutions and hating religion. I also have a hatred for these institutions, but do not confuse the difference.