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Published: Wednesday, Sept. 19 2012 12:21 p.m. MDT

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RanchHand
Huntsville, UT

Organized religion and politics just don't mix. Both are corrupt and, joined, they magnify the corruption of the other.

kargirl
Sacramento, CA

I don't know where the idea that secular equals atheist comes from but it doesn't. Secular is simply the idea that religion will not be a factor in making law, that fair dealings with one's fellow man will be. That justice will be. There has been fair law in societies with all kinds of beliefs, but if you look at the societies where any religious system was used as a basis for that society, there has been unfairness and a tendency to judge on more than fair dealings with one's fellow man and fair law. That was how this country got its start, and even then, there was no fair deal for the people who were already here, since the settlers brought their religious biases with them. Secular governance is fine, and those who choose religion are free to do so, and with all the zeal they choose. Those who choose to not be sure, to take another route, or choose none at all, are free to do that as well--and all are free to change their minds and hearts, if they wish. Is that so difficult?

A Scientist
Provo, UT

Berlinerblau's got the right idea.

Religions press their power and influence into the public square at their own peril, and at the expense of civilized society.

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