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Forum Post: Get Religion Out Of Politics

Posted 2 years ago on March 4, 2012, 11:45 a.m. EST by c8h10n4o2 (3)
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We all say that we want a world where we have Democracy, freedom, individual liberties, and religious tolerance. We have ruled many times over the idea of the separation of church and state, and many have made it clear that we should not incorporate the two together. Somehow, it seems like every time there is an election, more and more candidates are running on their religious values, and not as much on their proposed agendas. I do not believe that they should be they should be publicly associated with any religion. We can not know truly that when one candidate states they have a "christian" family life, if we can actually relate to their experiences. For anyone who wants to truly argue this case for personal religion I would like to bring to case the Westboro Baptist Church. Many Americans do not agree on their personal interpretation of the Bible, and many do not believe their stance on many political issues, but yet they all claim to have a "christian" family life. Everyone can practice whatever religion they feel, and they can read and interpret the Bible in the same way. None of us can assume in any way that someone else's belief system, or interpretation of the Bible correlates to anyone else's. What becomes scary is the fact that all of the candidates are running using a religious stance but, they say they are not going to use that bias when then get into office. That is unbelievable. Of course they will use their belief systems to make laws, making the "blindness" of the nature of our legal system a joke. Although politics are not laws, they make the laws. If we allow religious bias into our political sphere, we corrupt our government with personal bias, and we create a system where the legal system become all seeing, and therefore our legal system becomes corrupt.

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[-] 1 points by BlackSun (275) from Agua León, BC 2 years ago

First you would have to get the government to quit fucking with religious institutions.

[-] 1 points by TheShoeFits (1) 2 years ago

Non-belief is also a bias, a religious point of view of those who do not stand for anything, but their own intellect.

[-] 1 points by c8h10n4o2 (3) 2 years ago

In politics, religion should not be a factor of, and in office, they should work under an idea of using intellect for the betterment of society. Humanity is a bias, but at least the idea of doing something free from the bias of individual theology and using intellect and statistics to make a better decision for the whole, I believe holds more value. A religious stand is also an empty stand. They need not stand for religion, but that does not mean they stand for nothing. It means they have to stand on their own platforms of progress. They have to stand up for the people they want to represent. You do not immediately stand for nothing when you do not have a religious stand. It just allows people to understand the actual background, and ideas that are presented from the candidates.