|Do you think religion has a place in politics?
Holy shit, NO!
I think that it is naive to believe for a second that a person's personal ideology does not affect their vote, however the problems begin when politics begin to defend or define religious decisions or positions. I believe in a separation of Church & State, still, we cannot separate someone's moral construction from their political involvement (or vote).
It shouldn't but it does (a lot)...
Religion and politics are the oil and water of human endeavor.
Every successful professional uses the God-spark or intuition or the Holy Spirit as a guide. The secret of religion is that those who really practice it are so busy improving themselves they don't have time to be cruel or harsh to other people. Truly religious people are kind, like Mother Teresa. Hypocrites scam everyone.
This country was founded on religion.
Yes . Overall we are a moral nation. We were founded on a judeo-christian philosophy and expect our leaders to adhere to that as well.
Religion shapes values which in turn shape our stances on the issues, so religious influence is impossible to severe from political thought. However more substantive rationale is needed to back up a position than mere religious beliefs.
Our country, our rights, our sovereign existence is all God given.
No. Religion allows people to create false politions in order to recruit the votes of religious people. If we had true separation of church and state people would vote according to what is best for this country not what they think God would want them to vote. As things are now the people who are religious vote the way their church suggests.
I am an atheist, but I found perfectly defensible to have religion to some degree involved in politics.
if you read the first ammendment it is about preventing the establishment of a state church (i.e. Church of England) not about preventing the practice of religion. Its an important part of everybody's makeup, and one that can't be legislated away.
No, absolutely not
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