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Religion…Enough With This S***! (…or, “You People Taking This Way Too Seriously!”), Part 1

"With or without religion, good people can behave well and bad people can do evil; but for good people to do evil — that takes religion."--Steven WeinbergAs an agnostic, I have to admit that I have no way of putting myself in the cultural shoes or the socialized mindsets of individuals so obsessed with, and so fanatically devoted to their religious beliefs that they often engage in behavior which—contradictorily—turns the very precepts of their beliefs on their heads. The only way that my mind…See More
Mar 9, 2012
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Religion & Politics

A new posting on Beyond The Political Spectrum, "Religion & Politics, Parts 1 & 2"http://beyond-the-political-spectrum.blogspot.com/2012/03/religionenough-with-this-s-or-you_09.htmland…See More
Mar 9, 2012
J. Sims commented on Ralph Dumain's group Black Freethought
"A new posting on Beyond The Politcal Spectrum, "Religion & Politics, Parts 1 & 2"http://beyond-the-political-spectrum.blogspot.com/2012/03/religionenough-with-this-s-or-you_09.html  and…"
Mar 9, 2012
Clarence Dember replied to J. Sims's discussion Religions & in Politics in the group Black Freethought
"Pandering religious or God centered credentials is a bad strategy in politics that ends badly of course. It should be forbidden in secular life and functions."
Jun 29, 2011
Clarence Dember replied to J. Sims's discussion Religions & in Politics in the group Black Freethought
"The movie Contact deals with this selling of religious credentials as a means to set oneself apart from other candidates."
Jun 28, 2011
Sara Leon replied to J. Sims's discussion Religions & in Politics in the group Black Freethought
"I agree Samantha. It's crazy that the majority of people think christian morality is so superior."
Jun 28, 2011
Samantha B replied to J. Sims's discussion Religions & in Politics in the group Black Freethought
"Of course politicians should not be allowed to bring their religious beliefs into politics, but we all know that it has been going on (even if unofficially) for quite some time now.  I think even candidates who may not be all that devout in…"
Jun 27, 2011
Clarence Dember replied to J. Sims's discussion Religions & in Politics in the group Black Freethought
"An outstanding mixture of religion and politics mixing with policy was when the religion of Lord Maynard Keynes ( expand markets without controls on debt ) evolved into the weak dollar policy we have today. Dr Alan Greenspan embellished this…"
Jun 27, 2011
Sara Leon replied to J. Sims's discussion Religions & in Politics in the group Black Freethought
"Absolutely not but unfortunately more people are beginning to care less about the policies and agendas of politicians and more about whether or not the official has a good personality. A lot of people want to feel like their elected officials are…"
Jun 27, 2011
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Religions & in Politics

On my own blog (http://beyond-the-political-spectrum.blogspot.com/) I recently outlined where the various GOP candidates stood on the issues. A couple of Tea Party favorites are also favorites of Evangelical Christians. The last time religion and politics mixed with a policy, we got Prohibition, and we all know how that ended. Should politicians be allowed to bring their religious beliefs into politics (or policy)?See More
Jun 27, 2011

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Religion…Enough With This S***! (…or, “You People Taking This Way Too Seriously!”), Part 1

Posted on March 9, 2012 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

"With or without religion, good people can behave well and bad people can do evil; but for good people to do evil — that takes religion."

--Steven Weinberg

As an agnostic, I have to admit that I have no way of putting myself in the cultural shoes or the socialized mindsets of individuals so obsessed with, and so fanatically devoted to their religious beliefs that they often engage in behavior which—contradictorily—turns the very precepts of their beliefs on their heads. The only…

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At 4:39pm on June 15, 2011, Samantha B said…
Hi J. Sims!  I'm glad to see a fellow agnostic on board.  I completely relate to what you wrote in your "about me" section, and I'd love to chat about out similar views.
At 10:10am on March 26, 2011, Ken said…
Hello and welcome to the Nexus.  We are glad to have you join us.
 
 
 

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