posted on Dec, 20 2004 @ 12:50 PM
Sorry if I offend anyone, but this is my opinion....
The church should NEVER, and I repeat NEVER have any involvement in the
political process. You are looking at a non tangible thing (unless anyone can prove otherwise) being allowed to twist our ideals. Why do I say
You mentioned "corporations", and you are right on the ball. It's these "corporations" that have pulled enough money together to push their
opinions on others.
There is nothing wrong with pursuing your individual religious beliefs, but when you cross the line by pushing your religious beliefs in politics,
that's where the problems begin.
There are too many belief systems to appease everyone, and in most cases as you see nowadays "religious corporations" (as I call them) breed
religious fanaticism driving politics which makes enemies of any religious minority. This is wrong!
I am sure you came into that picture with nothing but good intentions, but look at what happens when money and greed is used to drive religious
ideals. It becomes something that is evil and twisted. Religion IS an industry these days, especially christianity. I won't get into the
What ever happened to separation of church and state?
I am an atheist, as a result of the very situation you mentioned. During my upbringing I was exposed to many aspects of christianity (in my case) that
made me uncomfortable to the point where there was no way I would believe in it or be a part of it. If you have no right to get respect for your
religious opinions, then what good is it? You are bound to respect the opinions that you can't even trace the origin of. LOL No way, not me.
True Story: My Aunt being a single mom was told she couldn't baptize her son because she was a single mother!" Where is the humanity in
In growing up I have realized that "god" doesn't give a crap whether I get thrown out of my house for not paying my mortgage, and "god" doesn't
make me wake up in the morning to go to work. I do all of this, therefore, I believe in no other than myself. I face the consequences of my actions,
good or bad, and "god" has nothing to do with it. Why would I then go and push religious ideals in politics. Makes no sense to me.
I wondered if it made me bad to be an atheist, and then I realized that I am a good person regardless. I don't need religion to "guide" me. I'm
doing fine on my own!
Additionally when I help another person ( which i do frequently), I do it because I feel it in my heart to do it, not becasue of any religious
I believe in fairness and equality to all. What do you see now? Oh and what is the cause?
The very thing you mentioned. Religions gone fanaticism grown into "corporations" funding their twisted ideals.
I am glad you see the light. Pursue what you believe in on your own time, and on your own. Your opinions shape who you are. I respect that. But
whenever you encounter groups of people with "interests that ban all "opinions", then I guess it's safe to say there will be some intention of
pushing ideals and that's when the trouble begins, and is why we have the problems we have now everywhere.
And this is just half the battle........