AS I pointed out there, some christians are political, some organizations are political christians, but christianity as a whole is a religion, not political.
It's only political if one makes it so for political gain or advantage.
More commercial than political.
Why is any group immune from hate speech? So long as you aren't acting out on anything, you should be able to say what you want. For instance, I think Scientology is one of the dumbest concepts for religion ever. It's a scam, a damned good one, but a scam none the less. It is my goal in life to make a new religion which focuses on the savior of the Universe, Lord Xenu and the propaganda plot against him by evil forces and his subsequent incarceration without even a chance of defense. The strife and suffering in the world was caused by the forces set against Lord Xenu, and they continue with lies and propaganda against his character so that they never lose their power. But if the day should come when these evil forces are defeated and Lord Xenu is free, the pain and suffering of the world will be extinguished. Peace will be brought to all...along with icecream. Maybe some hot fudge.
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
Every major religious doctrine has been politicized in history, even Atheism.
I don't know that it is inherently, but certainly it can be, look at the Republican party. It's run by people who want to make Christianity functionally the defacto religion of the United States. That's not to say that all Christians want that, thankfully, there are some good people out there who can separate their political and religious lives, but I think that far too many people cannot keep one from polluting the other.
Aaah, I made a stupid move and voted yes.
I change to "other," there are several elements of Christianity that are certainly political, but not all of it.
Certainly, Christianity is a litmus test for the presidency. When was the last time we elected (or even remotely considered) a non-Christian?
You may not want to think of Christianity as political, but let me ask you...
Why are most anti-abortion voters Catholic and/or Evangelical?
Why did religious congregations mobilize their membership against gay marriage and/or fund attack ads making all sorts of ridiculous claims about gays?
In my opinion, the best thing we could do is revoke the tax exempt status for all religious organizations and let them freely embrace the fact that they are money-making entertainment-providing political action committees.
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