Given the divisiveness of American politics, this article should have been
titled "Religion Raises Divisive Specter in Politics".We
often forget that there are many religious beliefs and principles among
Americans. Some of us have few friends from a religion other than our own.It is very common for Americans to not respect other's beliefs.
Where a particular religion is dominant, such as here in Utah, there is less
tolerance. Yes, our leaders council us to be loving and tolerant, but in
meetings, hallways and private conversations, we are intolerant.So...the Democrats apparently want to follow the principle of
Separation-of-Church-and-State in their platform. Can you blame them?Rather than invoke some group's religious standards on a nation of
disparate religions, it may be better to separate religion (but also acknowledge
each other's).So many have a hard time acknowledging
Obama's true beliefs (Methodist). We really are intolerant!
Maybe next year Democrats can top the Republicans in the number of times God is
mentioned in the party platform and then become the most
"God-fearing/honoring" party? The marriage of religion to
politics has become destructive to both. It is no wonder more people are
turning away from organized religion and more cynical of govt.
"Oh by the, did you notice today's jobs reports?"The
August job reports will be released tomorrow. Expectations are for better
numbers than projections showed. Some instinct or other tells me that's not
how Romney will spin them.
Did any major democrats refer to the LDS religion as a cult? I find Mr.
Huckabee's reference and failure to retract that statement more offensive
than how many times God is mentioned in a party platform.
I have to admit that the Deseret News' coverage of the Democratic National
Convention has exceeded even my expectations by a long shot.Oh by
the way, did you notice today's jobs reports?
The Democratic Party is the more open of the two parties and the more amenable
to divergent viewpoints. Why a Republican like Paul Ryan should find fault with
the Democrats for not making its convention an evangelizing gathering is
something he should explain along with his devotion to the novels of Ayn Rand
whose atheism has long made her anathema to believers.
The question of whether or not the word "god" appears on a document is
considered to be "religion"?My, my, the believers are
getting petty and desperate.