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    Re: Do you favor Religious Government?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Personal questions digsbe (maybe it should be in a PM, not sure), but I have looked through the bible several times and I find multiple quotes that both support and detract from the idea that abortion is murder. Where do you get your opinion on this one from?

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    Re: Do you favor Religious Government?

    I'm for religious people being part of our government - people with good character make good leaders. No, I don't mean religious in the way of Westboro Baptists or extremist Muslims or abortion clinic bombers. Yes, I know that people with no religion can have good character too.

    I'm defiinitely NOT for a theocracy.


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    Re: Do you favor Religious Government?

    I like a nice secular government.
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    Re: Do you favor Religious Government?

    I oppose theocracy. Period.


    However, I define theocracy by its older original definition: the church runs the State, or IS the state.


    I have no problem with religion being a factor in political debate, or religious people being part of the government and having views/votes influenced by their religious beliefs. If you don't like 'em, don't vote for 'em... but on some level EVERYONE is influenced by what they believe, whether that belief is political, philosophical or religious.
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    Re: Do you favor Religious Government?

    I advocate a state that stays in the little box it was created in.
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    Re: Do you favor Religious Government?

    Quote Originally Posted by peepnklown View Post
    I advocate a state that stays in the little box it was created in.
    What good is the State if you can't take it out of the box and use it?

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    Re: Do you favor Religious Government?

    I'm not sure that I can answer this poll the way it is written. I favor a government representing the morals and values of their constituents, regardless of where they get those morals and values.

    The separation of Church and State prohibits the US government from either favoring or censoring any specific religion. It does not ban "religious" values from our laws.
    ”People willing to trade their freedom for temporary security deserve neither and will lose both.” --- Ben Franklin

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    Re: Do you favor Religious Government?

    I think laws should only be made when they are necessary to protect people or property. And even then, there should be a common sense test to determine if it is something that people really need to be protected from. We should weigh the pros and cons to decide if the law is protecting people from others or themselves and whether or not they need to be protected or if the law is actually working. I think there are a lot of laws that would be overturned if we looked at laws like this.

    And I don't think the "will of the majority" should be the be-all, end-all for making a law. I'll use a very improbable, but not completely impossible, example. If someone/a group got together to convince people that water was bad and was able to get laws on the books anywhere in the US that water should be banned from use in that area, would it be okay as long as that was the "will of the majority" for that area? The law is completely stupid and actually puts people in danger of dying (those that can't take care of themselves and/or actually move).
    Another one, which might actually be a little more probable, although still not likely. What if the people of an area decided to make a law that prevented a couple from having anyone else live with them if that couple had children? The reasoning for the law was based on research that determined that children are ..% more likely to be abused when someone other than their biological parents lives in the household with them. Would that be okay as long as it was approved by the majority? Would it be right? Would it matter if the research was wrong or questionable? Would they even need the research to back up there law so long as the majority approved of it? (BTW, this is hypothetical. I've never actually heard of such a law, and would absolutely be against it.)
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    Re: Do you favor Religious Government?

    Can I change my vote, I accidentally vote the same as pbrauer?
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    Re: Do you favor Religious Government?

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    What good is the State if you can't take it out of the box and use it?
    You know what I mean!
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