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    Re: Religion and Politics should they mix?

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    Haha love it!
     
         

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    Re: Religion and Politics should they mix?

    Let me use the outdated cliché of “religions are the cause war and conflict” and show how war and conflict are not unique to religions. In the relatively short history of secularism the following massacres have committed in the name of non-religious ideologies such a communism, nationalism and social-Darwinism:

    70,000,000 under chairman Mao
    20,000,000 under Stalin
    2,000,000 no longer exist because of Pol Pot
    700,000 innocent Iraqi’s in the current occupation
    500,000 Iraqi children in the 10 year sanctions

    So it can be clearly seen above that war and conflict are not religious monopolies, rather they are human phenomena and not unique to religion. As Professor Stephen L. Carter argues in “Civility”:

    “[T]he statement that wars have been fought in the name of God is a non sequitur. As the theologian Walter Wink once pointed out, more people have died in the twentieth century’s secular wars than in the preceding fifty centuries of fighting combined…. No religious war in history, not all the religious wars of history added together, did as much damage as this century’s wars of nationalism and ideology.”
     
         

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    Re: Religion and Politics should they mix?

    Quote Originally Posted by narutokage99 View Post
    Let me use the outdated cliché of “religions are the cause war and conflict” and show how war and conflict are not unique to religions. In the relatively short history of secularism the following massacres have committed in the name of non-religious ideologies such a communism, nationalism and social-Darwinism:

    70,000,000 under chairman Mao
    20,000,000 under Stalin
    2,000,000 no longer exist because of Pol Pot
    700,000 innocent Iraqi’s in the current occupation
    500,000 Iraqi children in the 10 year sanctions

    So it can be clearly seen above that war and conflict are not religious monopolies, rather they are human phenomena and not unique to religion. As Professor Stephen L. Carter argues in “Civility”:

    “[T]he statement that wars have been fought in the name of God is a non sequitur. As the theologian Walter Wink once pointed out, more people have died in the twentieth century’s secular wars than in the preceding fifty centuries of fighting combined…. No religious war in history, not all the religious wars of history added together, did as much damage as this century’s wars of nationalism and ideology.”
    Don't forget Imperialism another country encroaching on foreign lands by enslaving and killing the natives then pillaging all of the natural resources then leaving said country a desiccated husk of it's former self.

    But in any case if the church were to take an even bigger role in politics than it already does then they gotta give up that tax exemption.
     
         

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    Re: Religion and Politics should they mix?

    Religions may be different but they share the same principles. It's praising the God or someone special. It's obeying the rules. It's opposite to making everyone equal.

    Politics and religion don't mix.
     
         

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    Re: Religion and Politics should they mix?

    This has probably been brought up, but to reinforce it, separation of church and state is the best thing that should be happening to politics ever. You can end the thread right here. That should sum it up.
     
         

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