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    Are Politics and Religion becoming one and the same?

    Are Politics and Religion becoming one and the same?

    By this I mean:

    Are political positions and the support they have (in some cases) becoming more belief based than reason based?
    Last edited by The Mark; 02-11-10 at 08:19 PM.
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    Re: Are Politics and Religion becoming one and the same?

    Unfortanetly yes, they are.

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    Re: Are Politics and Religion becoming one and the same?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Are Politics and Religion becoming one and the same?

    By this I mean:

    Are political positions and the support they have (in some cases) becoming influenced more by belief than reason?
    Of course they have been. But they've always been this way, ever since the first religious establishments were used by the nobility to get the peasants to acquiesce to the rulership of the king over them.

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    Re: Are Politics and Religion becoming one and the same?

    They arent becoming, they always were.

    Human nature is human nature, and whether its Yankee pride or being a Republican the mechanisms behind getting on a bandwagon is the same. People want to belong, they want the world to make sense, they want to be the ones who know while the others are ignorant. Same kind of thing that drives gang recruitment.


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    Re: Are Politics and Religion becoming one and the same?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Are Politics and Religion becoming one and the same?

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    Are political positions and the support they have (in some cases) becoming more belief based than reason based?
    Absolutely. Unfortunately, many people have no rational basis for any of their political beliefs, and resort to posting nothing but TV talking points or dogma about what the government is "supposed" to do.
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    Re: Are Politics and Religion becoming one and the same?

    The trend is that Christians tend to be more consevative, but there are exceptions. One of the reasons I am liberal is because Jesus helped people who actually needed it, not the rich.
    Last edited by tacomancer; 02-11-10 at 08:28 PM.

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    Re: Are Politics and Religion becoming one and the same?

    I'd say it's sad that politics and religion are growing apart. The poison of secularism is corroding morality and religion has now become disdained by the government. PC has become increasingly anti-Christian and pro-everythingelse. People who hold political belief's because of religious faith are now being branded as ignorant. Secularism is a good thing, but when it becomes poisoned and it becomes anti-faith then there is where problems start to appear.

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    Re: Are Politics and Religion becoming one and the same?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I'd say it's sad that politics and religion are growing apart. The poison of secularism is corroding morality and religion has now become disdained by the government. PC has become increasingly anti-Christian and pro-everythingelse. People who hold political belief's because of religious faith are now being branded as ignorant. Secularism is a good thing, but when it becomes poisoned and it becomes anti-faith then there is where problems start to appear.
    Methinks you may have misunderstood my question, given the context I gave it in the OP.

    Or you were just presenting your opinion on the positive/negative effects of "secularism". Which would be off topic.
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    Re: Are Politics and Religion becoming one and the same?

    people who have ignorant beliefs have a tendency to defend those beliefs with "well it's my faith".
    And why does your tone suggest that you do not care about children?

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    Re: Are Politics and Religion becoming one and the same?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    The trend is that Christians tend to be more consevative, but there are exceptions. One of the reasons I am liberal is because Jesus helped people who actually needed it, not the rich.
    I feel I phrased this badly. He helps everyone, not just the rich. We should follow this example.

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