"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
We will stick with what works for us.
I find that highly amusing, for such a church/state seperation. Religion sure as heck comes up alot in the political sphere often whereas in comparison to UK. Religion has never come up with political leaders or politicans. It seems we emulate the fact it is 'private business'
Last edited by Laila; 06-03-09 at 01:47 AM.
Some were having fits at the possibility of a muslim getting in ...
Many people in UK have no idea what their MP's religion, i have no idea what mine is. Nor do many know where they stand on Abortion, Gay marriage, Stem cell. No one really cares. The second you leave your house, keep it down and keep it to yourself imo.
Seeing as the lord's spiritual still sit in the house of lords, and long may they do, your comment is rather strange. You have to remember the liberal media, elites and left-liberal politics are far from the only one's in Britain. I don't want to be completely like the US but the media-driven decline of religion in some quarter of British politics is certainly a shame in my eyes.
Last edited by Wessexman; 06-03-09 at 01:53 AM.
"It is written in the eternal constitution that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters." - Edmund Burke
Religion shouldn't influence a MP on his position, his/her constituents and voters should hold that influence.
If we start up the road of Politicans spouting their religious beliefs every time they try and enter office we will end up like US. I don't want our politics to emulate them. Can you imagine simple things like Stem cells suddenly being such a ridiculous controversial battle?
Last edited by Laila; 06-03-09 at 01:58 AM.