Published: Wednesday, May 2 2012 11:18 p.m. MDT
Too much religion in politics? Absolutely!Too much religion in
daily life? Absolutely.Using religion as a weapon? Not just
politically, but civilly as well. Let's keep our religion where it
belongs, in our hearts, homes and churches.
To Ranch: I'm confused. If I practice my religion won't it show in my
everyday actions, therefore in my daily life? I don't believe in pushing my
religion on anyone, but it is obvious that I don't swear, use the
Lord's name in vain, etc,... If I talk about my home life, my religion is
going to show. My actions show my religion in my heart. People also have the
right to express their religious beliefs in politics. If I don't like, I
just turn off the TV, or don't read something I don't want to.
Religion does have a place in politics. It frames whom we vote for. I want to
know a person's religious beliefs. I do belief that I don't need to
hear it over and over. Just give me the facts, live the way you belief and that
is enough for me.
Clarissa;What is there about "practicing" your religion that
means you have to talk incessantly about it?I disagree with you. I
do NOT need to know a persons religious beliefs in order to vote for them. I
need to know what their past actions have been, and yes, that may or may not
demonstrate their religious beliefs. I know far too many "religious"
people that I can guarantee have not a single moral in their bodies.I also disagree that religion has a place in politics. Religion is currently
being used as a bludgeon by the "religious right" to clobber anybody who
doesn't adhere to their particular brand of "religion" (look at how
they've made an issue of Romney's Mormonism for instance).I couldn't care less about a candidate's religion, even
Romney's, but I do care that they're willing to discriminate against
their fellow American Citizens and that they're using their religion to
justify their bigotry.
I wonder if God is tired of hearing about American politics.
@californianI don't know but I would not be surprised if he is
tired of being used as a weapon.
Amen! Enough with the religion and god talk!We might as well waste
as much time talking about leprechauns and the "Gold at the end of the
rainbow hunters' club"!
Ranch, you nailed it!!! if a persons religion "frames"
who people vote for, than maybe they shouldn't be voting in the first
Religion is an integral part of many people's culture. As such it has a
legitimate role in politics, just as any cultural issue (such as language, art,
or music) has a legitimate place in politics. That being said, they a limited
amount of legitimacy, and that line has clearly been overstepped by both the
wacko religious right and the anti-religous zealots.
here is some advice from the bible out of all places; read Matthew 6:6. Apply
that to your daily life and all politicians should head as well (IF they want to
consider themselves true "Christians").
So many of our leaders lack morals, yet use God as a campaign tool. Adultery,
prostitution, fraud, lying, etc.No wonder the people are tiring of
hearing them talk of God.
America is tired of hearing about Religion and God.That is why
America is flooding the earth with Pornography.We have become a
Wicked place. There are not many leaders who even come close to acting like
George Washington. It is time to get back to the roots of what America was
Michelle Bachmann is a good example. She was way to much of a religious
zealot to me. I base this on her remarks when she decided to drop out of the
presidential race. She came across as a moral crusader that was bitter she got
never the chance to overthrow Obama.
Clarissa,If it's acceptable for you to vote for someone based
on their religion, do you support people who refuse to vote for a canidate based
on their religion?
Having recently visited our nation's capitol for the second straight year,
I have a greater appreciation for our founding fathers. They were deeply rooted
in God, not so much for certain religion. Their character was 100 times the
character of our current president. It didn't matter what religion they
professed to be, they simply were humble enough to accept that a higher power
made this country the "land of the free" and person's like George
Washington heavily turned down the notion of being king. He put so much emphasis
on the defending The Constitution. He and other Great leaders in this country
called upon God to unite, ensure, and protect all whom lived under The
Constitution. Seeing the actual document, and reading it gave me chills as I
thought about what modern day politicians are doing to the words enscribed on
them. I am thoroughly convinced through word and deed that our current president
is failing to do that which he swore an oath to do..."defend The
Constitution of the United States of America"...funny how a Bible is used
for the swearing in of a president...
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