Should religion play a role in politics?

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Since: Sep 08

Anderson, IN

#1 Sep 18, 2013
Why or why not? Should ALL religions? if not, how do you choose?
lol

Pineville, WV

#2 Sep 18, 2013
I do know every liberal, socialistic loving democrat should be kicked out.
fundiesmacker

Miami, FL

#3 Sep 18, 2013
lol wrote:
I do know every liberal, socialistic loving democrat should be kicked out.
Only after you get up and walk like jesus. oops you cant! I forgot. Fresh diapers?
Cisco Kid

Modesto, CA

#4 Sep 18, 2013
Should religion play a role in politics?

Of course.
It would be improbable that it would not.
Cisco Kid

Modesto, CA

#5 Sep 18, 2013
fundiesmacker wrote:
<quoted text>Only after you get up and walk like jesus.
oops you cant! I forgot. Fresh diapers?
Walk like Jesus?
Is that similar to walking like an Egyptian?

"Foreign types with their hookah pipes sing:
Way-oh-way-oh-way-ooo-aaa-ooo. ..
Walk like an Egyptian.

All the kids in the marketplace say:
Way-oh-way-oh-way-ooo-aaa-ooo. ..
Walk like an Egyptian.

All the cops in the donut shops say:
Way-oh-way-oh-way-ooo-aaa-ooo. ..
Walk like an Egyptian
Walk like an Egyptian."

http://www.lyricsfreak.com/b/bangles/walk+lik...

Since: Sep 08

Anderson, IN

#6 Sep 19, 2013
Cisco Kid wrote:
Should religion play a role in politics?
Of course.
It would be improbable that it would not.
Which religion and what role?
susanblange

Norfolk, VA

#7 Sep 19, 2013
In ancient Israel, religion was of paramount importance. All the kings who were not true to the God of Israel were labeled by God as wicked. The fish stinks from the head down. It is important that the leader of the people be true to God because he influences all the people. God finally gave up with Jeconiah and precluded any of his descendants from reigning. Jeremiah 22:30. Children tend to inherit and adopt their parents religious and political ideologies.
fundiesmacker

Hollywood, FL

#8 Sep 19, 2013
Cookie_Parker wrote:
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Which religion and what role?
Islam! Fundamental.
Its the fundies worst nightmare!
Cisco Kid

Modesto, CA

#9 Sep 19, 2013
Cookie_Parker wrote:
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Which religion and what role?
Any and all religions should have concerned political engagement.

Since: Sep 08

Anderson, IN

#10 Sep 20, 2013
Cisco Kid wrote:
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Any and all religions should have concerned political engagement.
Concerns, yes. But should they be part of the government? I'm probably wording this poorly .

“Invisible Pink Unicorn”

Since: May 08

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#11 Sep 20, 2013
Cookie_Parker wrote:
Why or why not? Should ALL religions? if not, how do you choose?
NO,Religion has no place in politics. I'll let people of yesteryear take this one.

The trouble with theocracy is that everyone wants to be Theo."
-- James Dunn

"Gods always behave like the people who created them"
-- Zora Neale Hurston

"Creationists make it sound like a 'theory' is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night." - Isaac Asimov

"We must respect the other fellow's religion, but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart."
-- H. L. Mencken

"Men never commit evil so fully and joyfuly as when they do it for religious convictions"
-- Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)

"The Christian god can easily be pictured as virtually the same god as the many ancient gods of past civilizations. The Christian god is a three headed monster; cruel, vengeful and capricious. If one wishes to know more of this raging, three headed beast-like god, one only needs to look at the caliber of people who say they serve him. They are always of two classes: fools and hypocrites." - Thomas Jefferson
TheCapedCrusader

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#13 Sep 20, 2013
Cisco Kid wrote:
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Any and all religions should have concerned political engagement.
An you would all get along without any argument at all, right?
TheCapedCrusader

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#14 Sep 20, 2013
Cookie_Parker wrote:
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Which religion and what role?
Catholic / Islamic coalition - Department of Morals.

Since: Sep 08

Anderson, IN

#15 Sep 20, 2013
Jammercolo wrote:
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NO,Religion has no place in politics. I'll let people of yesteryear take this one.
The trouble with theocracy is that everyone wants to be Theo."
-- James Dunn
"Gods always behave like the people who created them"
-- Zora Neale Hurston
"Creationists make it sound like a 'theory' is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night." - Isaac Asimov
"We must respect the other fellow's religion, but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart."
-- H. L. Mencken
"Men never commit evil so fully and joyfuly as when they do it for religious convictions"
-- Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)
"The Christian god can easily be pictured as virtually the same god as the many ancient gods of past civilizations. The Christian god is a three headed monster; cruel, vengeful and capricious. If one wishes to know more of this raging, three headed beast-like god, one only needs to look at the caliber of people who say they serve him. They are always of two classes: fools and hypocrites." - Thomas Jefferson
Good examples...of those who knew what happened to governments when religions were in power with them. Especially Thomas Jefferson...hence, the right wingers HATE Jefferson..

Thanks.

Since: Sep 08

Anderson, IN

#16 Sep 20, 2013
TheCapedCrusader wrote:
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Catholic / Islamic coalition - Department of Morals.
What is lacking in the morals of this nation now and who is committing this lack?
little lamb

Collingwood, Australia

#17 Sep 20, 2013
Jesus teaches us..to give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and give to God what belongs to God.

So seeing Jesus has bought us with his blood and we now belong to God..we are now in search of the Kingdom of God..and that is the one everyone prays for in the Lords prayer...

Can't go giving Caesar what does not belong to him...

Since: Sep 08

Anderson, IN

#18 Sep 21, 2013
little lamb wrote:
Jesus teaches us..to give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and give to God what belongs to God.
So seeing Jesus has bought us with his blood and we now belong to God..we are now in search of the Kingdom of God..and that is the one everyone prays for in the Lords prayer...
Can't go giving Caesar what does not belong to him...
So, you're changing the rules of what Christ said and making it up as you go.
Punisher

Massapequa, NY

#19 Sep 21, 2013
The question is lacking in some parameters.

Should Organized Religion play a role? A resounding NO! Period, end of sentence!

Organized Religion in its many guises has no role IN the political processes, it should not have a seat at the table, as it in no way has any real role to play in the processes - as Organized Religions do not contribute to the things that involve politics, or what the Government is chartered to actually do.

Organized Religions typically only contribute divisiveness, and rancor...trying to prod Legislators to favor their POV's over all others.

(of course the same can be said of the entire Lobbying Industry - and Religious Orgs are the same in my book, villains of the political process!)

Should an individuals personal faith, or belief system play a role? It most probably will. Its neither good or bad, as the individual has the right to determine their "grading" factors as they see fit. Could it be ridiculous, slanted, and downright wrong in its evaluative properties...Yes! And with too many Fundy Evangelical American Xtians it tends to skew towards the absurd.

But we cant take that away from people, anymore then we can the fact that some people vote for who they find most pleasing to look at or listen to...or who their partner or other influential people they align to...
little lamb

Collingwood, Australia

#20 Sep 21, 2013
Cookie_Parker wrote:
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So, you're changing the rules of what Christ said and making it up as you go.
And what rules are they?

seeing the crowd went to make Jesus King, and he went and hid from them,

and Jesus told Pilate his Kingdom is no part of this world.
Punisher

Massapequa, NY

#21 Sep 21, 2013
lol wrote:
I do know every liberal, socialistic loving democrat should be kicked out.
Right because diverse POV's are not part of the Democratic process.

Were you born an idiot, or was it your life's goal?

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