View Poll Results: How much religion should exist in politics?

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  • Alot, secular decisions based on morality will reflect in the people that follow the law

    5 20.00%
  • Religion is fine, but should be used minimally in secular decisions

    15 60.00%
  • Religion should be strictly controled/banned

    5 20.00%
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Thread: How much religion should exist in politics?

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    Re: How much religion should exist in politics?

    I don't want to go back to the stone ages

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    Re: How much religion should exist in politics?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    If a politician states he is a Muslim or a Christian or a Jew or whatever, he is presenting a platform of his basic moral beliefs. If he is devoutly any religion, he betrays his susceptibility to brainwashing and is instantly an unsuitable candidate. Good morals would be wonderful in politicians, but that has to be an oxymoron.
    I think this is a better way of looking at it.

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    Re: How much religion should exist in politics?

    This is a very difficult one as I don't think people should be excluded from anything for their beliefs. If a politician says that they are a certain religion but their behavior doesn't follow that religions teaching, then what am I to think about that politician. What exactly are they true to? At least if they are true to something and I'm against it, everyone is being honest.

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    Re: How much religion should exist in politics?

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    I have no problem with persons in politics following their religion, but I do have a problem with them if they try to force their religion on others.

    Everyone, atheist included, have a religious choice. So, there is no way to have a religious free government. We just have to be sure it favors no particular religion.

    Instead of bowing down to the atheist religion by taking symbols, prayer, etc. out of public/government owned places, we should be offering equal time and space to all religions, including the atheist.
    As it's been said before, Atheism is as much a religion as not collecting stamps is a hobby. I see what you're getting at, but rest assured, Atheism is not a religion.
    Separation of Church and State was supposed to allow no one religion to force it's religious views through government, not that religion should not exist in government.
    Actually, if memory serves me right, Separation of Church and State didn't start like that. Also, you should know the term is nowhere in the constitution. If I recall Jefferson coined the concept "Separation of Church and State" in a letter to a church to assure them the government would not step into their affairs. The entire concept was to foremost protect the church from the government, of course it goes both ways down the line. Of course the entire subject is a matter of debate.
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