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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    How much religion should exist in politics?

    I think religion is fine but should be used minimally in legislative decisions.
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    Re: How much religion should exist in politics?

    Religion has no place in legislation or the legislature.

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    Re: How much religion should exist in politics?

    People are going to conduct themselves in accordance with their values. You will never change that, be those values religious or otherwise.

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    Re: How much religion should exist in politics?

    Hopefully, this is not going to be another "Let's all have fun insulting religion" thread.

    Additionally, the poll questions above would seem to indicate that the OP does not know the meaning of the word "secular."

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    Re: How much religion should exist in politics?

    Realisticly, religion does guide some people's morality, so religion will have some aspect in politics. However, it should never be the basis of any law, i.e. gays should not marry because the Bible says so.
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    Re: How much religion should exist in politics?

    Whatever amount of religion that public allows it to be influenced by.

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    Re: How much religion should exist in politics?

    As much as secularism. We shouldn't discriminate against beliefs or political ideas (non theocratic) because they may stem from religious beliefs or morals.
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    Re: How much religion should exist in politics?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    People are going to conduct themselves in accordance with their values. You will never change that, be those values religious or otherwise.
    And laws made by our legislature should be based on objective evidence and rational argument. Religion offers neither. No amount of faith will make a law banning the mixing of wool and linen a law that the US can pass. It's fine if your morality comes from religion, but ideas about morality aren't enough to be the basis for a law in this country.
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    Re: How much religion should exist in politics?

    Albert Einstein said this:

    "A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death."

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    There were, by most estimates, 500 Nazis in Charlottesville. One of them went homicidal. Not all Nazis are violent extremists. You are trying to rationalize your hatred and it's simply not rational.
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    as I noted, its better that 10 nutjobs get guns than one good person be wrongly disarmed.

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    Re: How much religion should exist in politics?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    And laws made by our legislature should be based on objective evidence and rational argument. Religion offers neither. No amount of faith will make a law banning the mixing of wool and linen a law that the US can pass. It's fine if your morality comes from religion, but ideas about morality aren't enough to be the basis for a law in this country.
    Sure it is: Thou Shall Not Kill=Murder statutes

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